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Conference Beijing May 2004

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  • Anthony Pym
    CALL FOR PAPERS Missionaries and Translation: Sino-Western Cultural Exchanges in Early Modern Times (1840-1950) An international Conference Co-organized by
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      CALL FOR PAPERS

      Missionaries and Translation:
      Sino-Western Cultural Exchanges in Early Modern Times (1840-1950)

      An international Conference Co-organized by

      Department of English, Peking University

      The Daniel R. Grant Center for International Studies,

      Ouachita Baptist University



      May 23-25, 2004

      Peking University

      Beijing, China



      Translation played a vital role in Sino-Western cultural exchanges
      in early modern times (1840-1950) when China was on its way of
      modernization. Western missionaries were among the acknowledged
      pioneers in this period of Sino-Western cultural exchanges, but
      largely due to the global tension and conflict in the 20th century
      their activities and contribution as translators seem to have never
      attained the attention of scientific study it deserves.
      Missionaries and Translation: Sino-Western Cultural Exchanges in
      Early Modern Times (1840-1950) has emerged from the idea of
      exploring how missionaries functioned as translators in the cultural
      exchanges between China and Western countries in the second half of
      the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. The English
      Department of Peking University in the Peoples' Republic of China
      and the Daniel R. Grant Center for International Studies of Ouachita
      Baptist University in the United States of America will co-host this
      international conference. Co-Chairmen of the conference are:
      Professor Liu Shusen, the Department of English at Peking
      University, and Professor Tom Greer, Anthony Professor of Humanities
      at Ouachita Baptist University.

      The thematic focus of the conference will be the role of Western
      missionaries in the context of Sino-Western cultural exchanges in
      the above-mentioned period, especially in the field of translation,
      including their Chinese translation of Western learning and their
      Western rendition of Chinese canons. Chinese and English will be the
      working languages at the conference. Conference proceedings will be
      selectively published.

      While the conference theme is the role of Western missionaries in
      China from 1840 to 1950, with an emphasis on their function in
      translation, papers with a broad interpretation of that theme will
      be welcomed. Topics may also include cultural differences and
      similarities as reflected in art, biographies, education, economics,
      literature, literary criticism, music, the cultural aspects of
      religion or health care and the sciences that were involved with
      translation.

      Potential speakers at this conference should submit a 500-word
      abstract by 31 March 2004. The abstract should contain the
      proposer's name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and e-
      mail. The organizing committee of the conference will review the
      abstracts and decide on their acceptance. Notification of acceptance
      will be sent out by 30 April 2004.

      Abstracts should be sent by 31 March 2004 to either:



      Professor Liu Shusen

      Department of English, Peking University

      Beijing 100871, P. R. China

      Tel: 86-10-62751586

      Fax: 86-10-62751587

      E-mail: LSHUSEN@...

      or

      Professor Tom Greer

      The Daniel R. Grant Center for International Studies,

      Ouachita Baptist University, Box 3658

      Arkadelphia, AR 71998, USA

      Tel: (1)-870- 245-5553

      Fax: (1)-870- 245-5312

      E-mail: GREERT@...





      For more information about this conference and other things
      concerned, please contact:

      Professor Liu Shusen at: LSHUSEN@...;

      Professor Tom Greer at: GREERT@...
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