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Call for Papers - ' “Global goes Local: Visualizing Regional Cultures in the Arts of Greater China”
“Global goes Local: Visualizing Regional Cultures in the Arts of Greater China” International Conference
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
27 - 29 June 2013
This international and interdisciplinary conference aims to create dialogue among specialists and practitioners from the fields of Fine Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Visual Culture, Cultural Studies and other relevant disciplines, examining the role and significance of local art and cultures in balancing the impact of globalization. Focusing on the cultural ties between mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, the conference seeks to explore the representation of national and cultural identities in the creative arts produced in all of these regions. It is also designed to encourage discussion about the preservation and deployment of local art and heritage in cultural policy, art education and museum practice.
Scholars, art administrators, artists and research students are invited to submit proposals for pre-formed panels or individual papers that consider critically, but are not restricted to, the following topics:
- Challenges and opportunities in preserving the regional cultures of Greater China
- Commonalities and distinctiveness of culturally specific works of art
- The construction of “Chineseness” in the art of the Chinese diaspora
- The deployment of local culture in visual arts and international exhibitions
- The roles of museum, school and media in promoting local art and culture
- Chinese folk art and popular culture
- Community art and domestic art space
- Memory and cultural heritage preservation and revitalization
Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes and organized into panels, comprising three to four speakers with a discussant to encourage debate.
Proposals in Word format, including a 300-word paper abstract and a two-page CV, should be submitted to Dr Michelle Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2012.
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