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25 Jun 2012

[Call for Papers] The transcendence of the arts of China and beyond

The Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon is pleased to announce the International Conference  ‘Face to Face. The transcendence of Chinese Arts in China and Beyond’ to be held at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon,Portugal, on the 4 and 5 April 2013. Conference This conference aims to bring a wide range of new perspectives on the artistic styles changes of Chinese Arts, resulting from the artistic exchange and mutual interactions with the arts, styles and techniques of other cultures within China and beyond its cultural frontiers. Given the long artistic traditions and the multicultural nature of Chinese arts it is critical to present a selection of comparative perspectives on the legacy of other artistic traditions in the arts of China, from the Bronze Age to modern-day, encompassing ceramics, metalwork, painting, sculpture, carving, prints, textiles, and the performing arts. The University of Lisbon is thus asking for the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as for publication (which would include extended versions of papers presented during the conference as well as other papers submitted by other scholars). Themes for both could include the following areas: Artistic identities in contrast. The arts along the Silk Road and the South China Sea Routes (Pre-Imperial to Tang dynasty) From the artistic sophistication of the Song to the legacy of the Mongol invasion (Song and Yuan dynasties) The artistic exchange between China and Europe in Late imperial China (Ming and Qing dynasties) China Today. Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art in a global context (Post-Imperial period)  
Please send abstracts of proposed papers for 20-minute presentation and / or for the edited book (paper title and author information must be sent in a separate file) to by 31 July 2012.
The abstracts should not exceed 500 words and will be analyzed by acommittee of experts under double-blind review system. Papers accepted for the conference will be published in a book. The committee may accept proposed papers only for the edited book. The organization will notify applicants of its final decision by 3rd of September 2012. Final papers for the book should be submitted by 31 December 2012, following the Harvard System of Referencing. Paper length should be between 5000-10000 words, including abstract, references, tables and figures. Book release date: April 4, 2013 Organizers Fernando António Baptista Pereira, Associated Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon Rui Oliveira Lopes, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon

 For further information please send an email to Rui Oliveira Lopes (