7th World Conference of Chinese Studies
7th World Conference of Chinese Studies 2023 focusing on literature, humanities, digitalization, globalization, media design and on post-pandemic Chinese society in transition.
Schedule: August 25-27, 2023, Aug 25-26: Poznan/Poland, A. Mickiewicz University; Aug 27: Berlin/Media Design Univeristy; Changsha/Hunan Normal University. Visit of academic partners in Berlin and other sites of interest August 28-30)
Organizer: World Association for Chinese Studies e.V. (NGO/NPO)
The annual meetings of the World Association for Chinese Studies every August gather 100 to 150 speakers at two places in Europe and one place in China. One of the two places in Europe is a sinological institute at a university – in 2023 the Oriental Studies Institute at Adam Mickiewic University Poznan/Poland -, the other a host in a European capital. In 2022 and 2023 it is both Berlin, after Vienna, Paris, London and Brussels the years before. The meetings breath a unique spirit, bringing Chinese and international scholars together in discussions, showing different approaches and attitudes like in a magnifying glass. The experience for both, mainland Chinese scholars and international scholars is rewarding. Several young Chinese scholars, reflecting on their participation in recent years, called the variety of critical perspectives life changing.
The idea arose from the desire to save Chinese and American colleagues half the flight distance so that they do not have to spend half a day each time to meet in the USA or in China. It also saves energy costs and reduces pollution. In addition, such a meeting in the summer in Europe has the very special charm of exploring the old world: Some scholars extend their stay to enjoy a visit to different places in Europe. Scheduling in August enables US colleagues to combine their participation with a summer vacation and Chinese colleagues to take a deep breath before the start of the semester.