UBC UCCS 2022 Call For Paper
Abstract Submission Deadline 摘要提交截止日期: Saturday, January 15, 2022
→ Self-nomination Link 报名链接
Virtual Competition (Semi-finals): February 01-28, 2022, Canvas
Announcement of Finalists: March 01, 2022
In-person Competition (Final): April 01, 2022, Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC
Undergraduate students at UBC are invited to submit abstracts for the UBC Undergraduate Conference of Chinese Studies 3-Minute Thesis Competition 2022, to be held at UBC from February to April, 2022. The conference will provide student researchers with the valuable opportunity to present their academic work in front of UBC faculty and fellow students. We welcome applications from students engaged in research on all fields in Chinese Studies. While applicants may situate their work in disciplines, including language, literature, cinema, history, etc., we especially encourage works that cross disciplinary boundaries to interrogate new possibilities of Chinese Studies.
“UBC UCCS 3MT 2022”，暨2022年UBC本科生漢學論壇，计划于明年2-4月与大家见面啦！作为UBC漢学社旗下的年度汉学研讨大会，本次论坛旨在探索汉学领域更多可能性的跨界作品，包括但不限于语言研究、文学研究、电影研究、文化研究和史学研究，并最终以“三分钟学术演讲（3-Minute Thesis）”的形式展开讨论。在此，汉学社诚邀广大本科生们积极参与、踊跃报名，向论坛提交论文摘要，抓住这次向学校各位老师和同学展示学术研究成果并进行交流的绝佳机会！
The UCCS 2022 theme is Boundaries Transcended. Amid the pandemic, the world is plunged into the swirls of closing-off and opening-up. The paradox of separation and connection, indeed, has ever lain in the heart of human inquiries. Consider the history of Chinese literature. Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), the most self-contained poet of his time, is well-known for hurling rapid-fire questions at the heavens, in a strained hope of going beyond mundane boundaries. Xuanzang (602-664), the most esteemed translator of Buddhist scriptures in China’s history, must have crossed so tremendous a series of confines that the fictional Monkey King with extraordinary power to transform was invoked in tales to come to the aid. Awakened to cultural stagnation under the urge for national modernization at the turn of the 20th century, Lu Xun (1881-1936) heaved an outcry to shake the foundations of the “iron house,” a scathing metaphor for the sealed-off nation facing a clash not only between the East and West, but between the old and new. Under the view suggested, we ponder the extent and multitude of cultural boundaries. On the map of knowledge, texts, and ideas, how are boundaries drawn between the known and unknown, the local and foreign, and the past and future? How does the vigour of human life benefit or suffer from boundaries entrenched or breached? These questions have no simple answers; yet therein lies our inquiry into Boundaries Transcended, in memory of all the connections we have striven to keep in the historic age of separation.
Applicants are expected to submit a 200-Chinese-character or 150-English-word abstract, via the Self-nomination Link, by January 15, 2022. The proposals will be reviewed by reviewers based on the criteria of theoretical clarity, proposal structure, contribution to the field, and relevance to the conference theme and sub-fields. Acceptance of proposals will be issued afterwards, with instructions on how to upload your 3-minute video-taped presentation onto Canvas for the semi-finals.
UCCS 3MT 2022 will comprise two stages of competition:
- Virtual Competition (Semi-finals): presenters will give presentations on pre-taped videos, to be posted on the Canvas website of the conference. The semi-finals will take place from February 1-28, 2022.
- In-person Competition (Final): 10 finalists will each deliver a talk no longer than 3 minutes based on an academic paper, without QA session after the talk. The final will take place on April 1, 2022, at Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC.
本次论坛包括两个阶段的比赛。线上初赛将于2022年2月1日至28日举行，届时参赛选手的演讲视频会发布于UCCS的UBC Canvas平台；最终入围选手将于2022年4月1日在UBC Asian Centre Auditorium参加线下决赛，决赛选手将基于自己的学术课题进行3分钟内的现场演讲，向同学和老师们展示自己的研究成果。纵横跨界，方显英雄本色！欢迎各位同学踊跃投稿，让2022年本科生漢學論壇听见你的声音！
You may also scan the QR code and submit your abstract on your smartphone (扫描二维码即可在智能手机上报名、投稿).