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【UCLA-NTNU】Taiwan Studies Initiative Conference: Sinophone Studies - Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Critical Reflections

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Sinophone Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Critical Reflections

2019 UCLA-NTNU Taiwan Studies Initiative Conference

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019


Since the initial conceptualization of Sinophone studies over a decade ago as a field that examines Sinitic-language cultures and communities marked by difference and heterogeneity around the world, scholarly work in the field has become more and more interdisciplinary, involving not only literary and cinema studies, but also history, anthropology, musicology, linguistics, art history, dance, and others. Now we routinely see “Sinophone” as a specific marker with multiple implications that are no longer merely denotative, enabling, on the one hand, marginalized voices, sites, and practices to come into view, and, on the other hand, an expanded conversation with such fields as postcolonial studies, settler colonial studies, immigration studies, ethnic studies, queer studies, and area studies. There have been vibrant debates at the definitional and conceptual level about critical issues and standpoints, such as the pros and cons of the diasporic framework (diaspora as history versus diaspora as value), the difficulty of overcoming Chineseness, the strength and pitfalls of language-determined identities, imperial and anti-imperial politics, racialization and self-determination of minority peoples, place-based cultural practices, the dialectics between roots and routes, and many others, and presently, scholars in disciplines other than literary and cinema studies have begun to join these conversations. The increasingly interdisciplinary nature of Sinophone studies compels us to take stock, at this particular historical conjuncture, of where this inherently interdisciplinary field has been, where it is going, and where it might go in the future.

Organized by Shu-mei Shih, Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies, UCLA; Honorary Chair Professor in the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature, National Taiwan Normal University

Please refer to: www.international.ucla.edu/apc/event/13645

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