and Change in China and the West
Beijing Normal University
June 20 – 22, 2014
Co-organizers: School of Philosophy and
Sociology at Beijing Normal University and the International Society for the
Study of Time (ISST).
Theme: The conference will create a
vibrant exchange of ideas on the theme of time and change between scholars from
China and the West. The concept of change is central to Chinese
philosophy, and is significant to many disciplines in Euro-American contexts. Proposed contributions from any disciplinary
or artistic perspective are welcome.
Format: A bilingual conference with 30-40
participants, 15-20 representing ISST and China each, with keynote speakers to
be announced. Accepted participants will submit papers by December
15, 2013, so that they can be translated and circulated before the
conference. The conference will feature panels of presenters
representing Chinese and Western perspectives, who will be grouped together
according to their themes. Presenters will make brief statements
regarding their papers and then discussions among panelists and with other
conference attendees will follow. The discussions will be
facilitated by interpreters, who will translate the interventions as they
Proposals: Proposals, approximately 300 words in length,
are submitted to be electronically to the ISST. The deadline for submission is October15, 2013, with decisions
communicated by October 21, 2013.
To submit proposals, go to
the ISST website: http://www.studyoftime.org/forms/confsubmit.aspx
Travel and accommodations: Beijing Normal will arrange and
provide some subvention for meals and accommodations. Participants
will provide their own transportation to Beijing.
Publication: Conference presenters may submit
their essays for consideration for publication in Kronoscope: Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Time
(Brill). Depending on the number of
submissions that are accepted, the journal may devote a special issue on the
subject of Time and Change in China and the West.
Inquiries: Any questions about the
conference may be directed to Paul Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org.