Call for Papers: Overseas Young Chinese Forum 10th Annual Meeting
Globalization and Nationalism across the Taiwan Strait
Globalization and nationalism are the two most important economic and socio-political developments of our times. Among other things, they have led to political tensions, economic conflicts and social instability in every region of the world. We would like to examine such forces, and the associated tensions and conflicts, in the context of the cross-Strait relations between mainland China and Taiwan. As both sides try to enhance their competitive positions in the world and enlarge their economic, political and even cultural spaces in the global village, tides of nationalism are threatening to bring disasters to the region.
Our conference, which will be held in the vicinity of Stanford University on May 24 -26, 2008 in the wake of 2008 Taiwan election and before the Olympics in Beijing, aims to bring students, scholars, officials and other working professionals from Taiwan, mainland China and the US for a constructive conversation over the complex forms, dynamics, consequences and implications of globalization and nationalism in East Asia, especially as they pertain to the cross-Strait relations between mainland China and Taiwan.
The conference welcomes papers from all the disciplines in social science including (but not limited to) history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, area studies, cultural studies, international relations, geography. We are particularly interested in the works addressing the following (but not limited to the following) themes:
1. Taiwanese identity, Chinese identity, ethnic and national identity in Taiwan and Mainland China;
2. Taiwan Independence Movement, party politics, electoral politics and democracy in Taiwan;
3. Patriotism and all kinds of nationalisms such as ethnic, economic, civic, state and internet nationalism across the Strait;
4. Impacts of globalization in economic, political and cultural fields across the Strait;
5. Relations between globalization and nationalism across the Strait;
6. Cross-Strait relations in the context of globalization and nationalism;
7. Conflicts and possible resolutions between Taiwan and Mainland China in the context of globalization and nationalism;
8. Comparisons between economic, political, cultural (e.g. media) and civil society (e.g. social movements, NGOs) systems across the Strait in the context of globalization and nationalism;
9. Roles of significant world powers such as the U.S. and Japan in cross-strait relations;
10. Findings from all kinds of public opinion surveys in Taiwan and Mainland China, such as China General Social Survey, Taiwan Social Change Survey, Asian Barometer Survey, World Values Survey, and so on.
The conference will be bilingual with both English and Chinese papers and presenters. Participants are encouraged to self-finance their travel and accommodation.
The conference may provide relevant documents to assist applicants in applying for financial aids from their home institutes or other sources. For those accepted panelists including presenters and discussants who are unable to self-fund the conference travel and accommodation, the conference has limited fund to reimburse their expenses according to the meeting organizer, Overseas Young Chinese Forum’s reimbursement policies. Please indicate in the submission email if you will be self-funded or need the conference’s reimbursement. In previous conferences, one book with selected conference papers has been published in Hong Kong, and another one is in the process of publication in mainland China. We have a publication plan for this year’s conference papers as well.
Please submit your proposal (double-spaced, no more than 2 pages), or the completed paper with a 200-300 words abstract, in English or Chinese, and a brief cv to email@example.com by March 15, 2008. The admission decision will be made by April 20, 2008.
For information on the conference organizer, Overseas Young Chinese Forum, please visit http://oycf.org
Published: Monday, March 03, 2008