20 октября - 21 октября
China in the 17th Century: Trauma, Transition and Global Transformations.
Deadline for Abstract Proposals: April 25th, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: May 25th, 2021
Within the “global crisis” of the 17 the century (Parker 2013), that put under severe pressure political and social orders across Eurasia, China possibly experienced the most traumatic rupture, as the Manchu “barbarians” took possession of the Empire. The Ming dynasty, founded in 1368, came to an end in 1644, as the armies of the Qing dynasty entered the Imperial Palace in Beijing.
This workshop, by which the University of Naples L’Orientale intends to celebrate (in cooperation with Brill) the 25th anniversary of the journal Ming Qing Yanjiu, wishes to explore this turbulent Chinese century in its many aspects: political, intellectual, diplomatic, economic, artistic, cultural, environmental, social, with a special attention to global entanglements, transfers/circulations, and comparative perspectives. The event will consist of keynotes, panels, and round tables, while also favouring (albeit “virtually”) informal discussions and networking.
Presenters will be encouraged to submit their papers to a special issue of Ming Qing Yanjiu to be published in 2022.
Please submit your proposal (max 300 words) by sending an email to [email protected] by 4pm CET, April 25, 2021.
In case of panel proposals, they should consist of a general abstract of max 300 words followed by individual abstracts. Please include the following information in your submission: name, title/position, email address and institutional affiliation.