Call for papers:
3rd China and The Middle East Conference:
Asia to the Middle East: Asianization of the Middle East with Economic Characteristics?
Shanghai University, China
June 7-8, 2017
Center for Turkish Studies and Center for Global Studies
Over the last two years, with the One Belt One Road initiative, we have seen the increase of Chinese political and social activities in the Middle Eastregion. As a result of this new political strategy, the PRC started to play a more active role within the Middle Eastern political arena. Hence, Xi Jinping visited Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Additionally, Chinese social and cultural activities began to appear more visibly within universities and educational institutions in the Middle East. Hanban Institutes started to open and finance Confucius Institutes in the region that facilitate Chinese cultural and language classes and promote mutual understanding between China and the Middle East. For example, these institutes have arisen in Turkey, Israel, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, UAE, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Morocco. China has also become one of the largest economic and trade partners with Middle Eastern states such as Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, and Israel. Therefore, we would like to make this academic initiative a permanent conference meeting, and each year, we will organize a China and the Middle East Conference in different countries in collaboration with other universities. We organized two very successful academic conferences on this topic in collaboration with Beijing University, on March 17-18, 2015, and Qatar University, on March 23-24, 2016.
This year we have expanded the conference topic to the broader context of Asia and Central Asia. All submissions should be related to contemporary themes of sociology, political science, international relations, history and anthropology during and post-Cold War Era. We therefore invite submissions on the following and related topics:
- China, Islam and the Middle East
- Central Asia, Islam and the Middle East
- Japan, Islam and the Middle East
June 7, 2017
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome Speech and Introduction by Dr. Guo Changgang, Professor – Shanghai University,People’s Republic of China.
9:30 – 9:50 Keynote Speech by Dr. Pan Guang, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, People’s Republic of China.
1. Panel 1: 10:00 – 11:45
12:00-13:00 PM Lunch
2. Panel 2: 13:15-15:00
3. Panel 3: 15:15-17:00
DINNER 18:00 – 20:00
June 8, 2017
4. Panel 4: 10:00 – 12:00
12:15-13:15 PM Lunch
5. Panel 5: 13:30 – 15:30
6. Discussion for future projects and Closing Remarks by TBA 16:00 – 17:00
DINNER 18:00 – 20:00