CfP: Chinese Popular Culture in Translationand Transmission (University of Leicester)

Date of event:   15/01/2021 − 15/01/2021

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Conference duration: 22 –23 July 2021
Location: University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Popular culture is elusive to define, yet through a multitude of forms and expressions, its influences across cultural boundaries are often effective, efficient and far-reaching. The conference will bring together academics, researchers and practitioners to exchange views and ideas about Chinese popular culture in the context of global circulation. It aims to outline scenes and trajectories of Chinese popular culture in translation and transmission from the 1990s, focusing on paradigms, trends, shifts and issues in the processes of production, dissemination and consumption. The conference also seeks to understand contemporary China in the global cultural flow, exchange and mediation, particularly through digital technologies, transnational markets and new media industries.

We welcome proposals for 15-minute presentations, as well as submissions of panels of three speakers and a Chair, from scholars and practitioners. Possible topics and panels may include but are not limited to:

  • Cross-cultural production, circulation and consumption of Chinese popular culture, such as internet literature, TV drama series, films, entertainment shows, theatre and computer games;
  • Approaches and practices in transmitting Chinese popular culture outside China;
  • Global representations and reproductions of Chinese popular culture;
  • Conceptualisations and methodologies relevant to the three topics above.

Please send your abstract of 300 words and a short biography to Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 January 2021.

For more information about deadlines, fees and invited & keynote speakers, please see the flyer here.