World Report

Chinese scholars organize a round table on comparative semiotics at the 9th World Congress of IASS/AIS (Helsinki and Imatra, 11-17 June 2007)

A round table on “Comparative Semiotic Studies in China: Semiotic Globalization and Localization” is being organized by Professor Gu Jiazu from the Department of English at the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures of Nanjing Normal University.

This event is jointly sponsored by Prof. Zhang Jie (张杰教授), Dean of the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Nanjing Normal University and Chair of Nanjing Normal University Semiotic Research Institute and by Prof. Li Youzheng (李幼蒸教授), Vice President of the International Semiotic Studies Association. Scholars from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and overseas Chinese scholars and scholars in other countries who have had co-operation with Chinese scholars in semiotic studies or have had interest in the study of Chinese semiotics, are invited to submit papers for this Round Table discussion. The proposed theme is “Comparative Semiotic Studies in China: Semiotic Globalization and Localization”.

The suggested Round Table sub-topics include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  1. The influence of foreign semiotic scholars, (esp. from three semiotic “kingdoms”: the United States, France and Russia) on Chinese semiotic study;
  2. Comments on Chinese semiotic study in both ancient and modern times;
  3. A general survey of recent semiotic studies as conducted by Chinese scholars;
  4. Original views on the emphasis of semiotic study (either nationally or internationally);
  5. A tentative analysis of how to make semiotics an independent branch of learning;
  6. Problems in present semiotic study either in China or in the world at large;
  7. The relationship between globalization and localization in semiotic study;
  8. Any other topics related to semiotics.

Anybody who is interested in participating in this round table discussion, should send by e-mail an abstract of the proposed paper (about 150-200 words in English) to Professor Gu Jiatzu. Professional titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses should be included with the submissions.

Any questions should be addressed to Professor Gu or to the coordinator Mr. Ji Haihun (季海宏先生) to the address below:

Gu Jiazu (顾嘉祖) Professor , Department of English, School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Nanjing Normal University Vice Secretary-general of China Association for Linguistic and Semiotic Studies. Vice President of China Association for InterculturalCommunication, Vice President of China Association for Sino-U.S. Comparative Cultural Studies
Department of English
School of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Nanjing Normal University
Nanjing, PR China 210097
charles@jlonline.com
Tel. 025-86428383; 13073433478

Coordinator: Mr.Ji Haihung, Department of English, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, PR China
Phone: 025-86271633;13815853939
e-mail: jhhforever@hotmail.com

(The following is the Chinese version of the invitation)


第9届世界符号学大会

大会主题:

交际:理解/误解

主办时间:2007年6月11-17日

承办单位:赫尔辛基大学/Imatra国际符号研究院

赫尔辛基国际符号学年会中国圆桌会议

征稿启事

顾 嘉 祖

南京师范大学外国语学院英语系

中国·南京 210097

电子邮箱 charlesg@jlonline.com

联系电话:025-86428383(H);13073433478

2006年12月15日

各位符号学界同仁:

我谨代表南京师范大学外国语学院院长、南京师范大学符号学研究所所长张杰教授,并受国际符号学会副会长李幼蒸教授的委托,诚挚地邀请中国大陆地区、台湾、香港、澳门地区学者、海外华人学者,以及曾与中国合作研究符号学、对中国符号研究感兴趣的各国学者为第9届世界符号学大会圆桌会议撰稿。

圆桌会议主题:

中国比较符号学研究:符号学的全球化与本土化。

圆桌会议包括如下主题,但并不受这些议题的限制:

1.外国符号学研究学者(尤其来自美国、法国、俄罗斯这三个“符号学王国”的学者)对中国符号学研究的影响;

2.中国古代及现代符号学研究述评;

3.中国近年来符号学研究概述;

4.论中国或世界符号学研究的重点;

5.试析符号学成为一门独立学科的途径与方法;

6.中国或国际符号学研究中的存在问题;

7.符号学的全球化与本土化两者的相互关系;

8.符号学研究的其他课题。

假如对圆桌会议感兴趣,并已在芬兰总部报了名,请用电子信箱发给我一份150-200个英文的论文提要,发来的时间越早越好(论文提要要附上您的职称、通讯地址、联系电话及E-mail地址)

假如您有问题,尽管给我来函、来电,也可来函给联系人季海宏先生。您的询问将受到赞赏。

就此

致礼!

顾嘉祖(召集人)

南京师范大学外国语学院英语系教授

中国语言与符号学研究会副秘书长

中国跨文化交际研究会副会长

中国中美比较文化研究会副会长

联系人:南京师范大学外国语学院英语系季海宏先生

中国 南京(210097)

联系电话:025-86271633、13815853939

电子邮箱:jhhforever@hotmail.com