Translating Taiwan: 1947-1987-2017

Call for papers for the 14th EATS (European Association of Taiwanese Studies) Conference

Most of the historical and social experiences of Taiwan’s past and present (its multiple colonial experiences, various cultural legacies, multicultural and multilingual reality) have brought into play different types of translation dynamics. Translation—a fundamental human activity for thousands of years—is usually considered as a practical act consisting in rendering a text in a different language. But our understanding of translation today has expanded. As Steiner points out, any mode of communication is also a mode of translation at the same time.

The 14th EATS conference aims at a broad definition of translation to examine transformations and adaptations in Taiwan. In other words, we see translation as a cultural interpretation and mediation that applies to scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. We thus invite papers that address the conference theme from all disciplines. While some may wish to tackle the theory and practise of translation in relation to Taiwanese literature, cinema and arts, others may use the concept of translation to focus on the island’s social and political reality. In particular, as 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of February 28th Incident and the 30th anniversary of the lifting of martial law, we hope the conference will be an opportunity to subject Taiwan’s political, social, cultural, historical and artistic development to fresh scrutiny and interpretation.

Date

2–4 March 2017

Venue

Università Ca’ Foscari
Department of Asian and North African Studies
Venice, Italy

Submission of abstracts

Deadline: 31 July 2016.
After a double blind review process, we will announce the successful submissions by 30 November 2016.

Junior researchers

To nurture junior researchers at their formative stage, EATS will organize MA panels for students to practice their presentation skills and to receive critical feedback.
For the submission to MA panels, please send an abstract of 300-500 words to info@eats-taiwan.eu and cc. adina.zemanek@eats-taiwan.eu
Deadline: 31 October 2016.
After a double blind review process, we will also announce the successful submissions by 30 November 2016.

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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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