Tuesday, April 20, 2004

China: Discourse and Cultural Transformation Conference

Information on this rather interesting sounding conference was sent to me from Ian Parker on the Discourse Unit's listserv. The conference blurb says: "Cultural imperialism is one of the most fundamental and pressing problems in contemporary ordinary and disciplinary life. To initiate an international forum on how discourse research can help enhance cultural cohesion and common progress, we are organising an international conference at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) between 9th and 13th of October, 2004. Through this forum, we hope to bring together scholars in language and communication, cultural studies, literary criticism, anthropology, education, sociology, psychology and other social disciplines and from a diversity of cultural backgrounds." More information can be found on the Conference website, and ideas for papers have to be submitted by 30 April 2004.