Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art

Call for papers. September 7-8 2012, Bangor University UK.

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on questions of cultural translation in all its forms and constructs. As global identity becomes increasingly defined by questions of communication across languages and cultures the role of translation becomes key in the forging of new subjectivities.

Topics could include (although are not limited to) :

1. adaption in literature, film and media;

2. interplay between East Asian nations;

3. construction of East Asia as a theoretical/political/cultural concept;

4. a focus on the interplay between East Asia and the West;

5. global dissemination of East Asian popular culture;

6. creative writing and literary translation as cross-cultural tool.

We would especially welcome practice-led works from artists, translators, filmmakers and writers. Panel submissions (3-4 people) are also very welcome.

This conference is broadly considering Mainland China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to be the geographical area of focus however comparative studies are very welcome.
There are plans for a special edition journal as a direct result of this conference.

Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact the organisers: Dr Kate, Taylor-Jones ( and Dr Yan Ying (
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