The 4th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses October 23-26, 2013, Hangzhou, China

第四届话语与多元文化国际学术会议 

 

The 4th International Conference on  

Multicultural Discourses

 

October 23-26, 2013, Hangzhou, China

 

 


Due to technical errors on our part, some submitters to the conference may not have received letters of acceptance. In this case, please get in touch with us as soon as possible: 19860922@zju.edu.cn / discourses@zju.edu.cn 

Circular 04 (July 5, 2013)

Dear Participants of Conference 2013:

I hope you are now finishing the semester and getting ready for the summer/winter vacation. Before you go away, let me communicate a couple of very important things, some of which require your immediate response.

1)    For the conference designated hotel (Huabei Hotel) to arrange your accommodation, please let us know by Aug 30th your time of arrival and time of departure (and special accommodation needs). We will then make a booking for you and you can pay on site. The conference hotel is a three-minute walk from the West Lake (UNESCO heritage site). The rate for the standard room is RMB 320 (there are some rooms with better views for over RMB 500). As this will be a high season of tourism, those who fail to respond will have to make reservations by themselves.

2)  Please note that our preferred conference email addresses are:

19860922@zju.edu.cn/discourses@zju.edu.cn

3)Let me notify you that we have two options of publication of select articles for this conference, namely, Journal of Multicultural Discourses, and an edited book with an international publisher (under negotiation).

4)We send circulars only to the first authors if they submitted joint abstracts. Please forward them to the collaborators.

 

With best wishes

Dr. Shi-xu, Conference Chair

Changjiang Distinguished Professor

Editor, Journal of Multicultural Discourses

Series Editor, Studying Multicultural Discourses

Zhejiang University & Hangzhou Normal University

 

Previous Conferences

Third Conference
Fourth Conference

AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE

1)      To bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners from around the globe to contribute to a stimulating and rewarding exchange of ideas and techniques regarding discourse studies; 

2)      To enhance cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and research innovation in discourse studies;

3)      To facilitate the formation of collaborative research networks among conference participants.

 THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE

Cultural reflexivity and innovation in discourse studies

Cultural concepts, principles and practices of discourse

Discourse, peace and sovereignty

Discourse and cultural equality

Discourse, (under)development and the Third World

Discourse and urban/rural development

Discourse and human rights

Discourse and international commerce/management

Discourse and ethnic literature

Discourse and gender

Etc.

 SPECIAL FEATURES

- Plenary speakers

- Panels

- Cultural events and local tour

 IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for abstract submission:  March 15, 2013.

Notice of Acceptance: March 31, 2013

CONFERENCE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chair

Prof. SHI-xu, Institute of Discourse & Cultural Studies, ZhejiangUniversity

Members

AN Wenying, Institute of Discourse & Cultural Studies, ZhejiangUniversity

YANG Qing, Institute of Discourse & Cultural Studies, ZhejiangUniversity

Chen Weiying,Institute of Discourse & Cultural Studies, Zhejiang University

Dr. WU Geqing, School of Foreign Languages, HangzhouNormalUniversity

WANG Xuelei, School of Foreign Languages, HangzhouNormalUniversity

 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chair

Prof. SHI-xu, Institute of Discourse & Cultural Studies, ZhejiangUniversity

Members

Prof. J. Angermeuller, University of Warwick

Prof. J. Bloomaert, University of Tilburg

Prof. D. Carbaugh, University of Massachusetts

Prof. D. Maingueneau, Sorbonne University

Ass. Prof. Y. Miike, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Prof. M.L. Pardo, University of Buenos Aires

Prof. K.K. Prah, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society

Prof. J. Verschueren, University of Antwerp

 PUBLICATIONS

Papers of high-quality and innovativeness will be published in Journal of Multicultural Discourse (Routledge). In addition, a selection of the conference papers will be published with an international publisher.


Name
Title
Affiliation
Country
1
Amossy, Ruth
Polemical debates and cultural coexistence: religious vs secular views on women
Université de Tel-Aviv
Israel
2
Dervin, Fred & Paavola,Heini
(How) do students adapt to multiple discourses on the multicultural in teacher education? The case of student teachers in Finland
University of Helsinki
Finland
3
Disasa, Alemu
A Discourse analysis of Jaarsumma 'a traditional method of dispute mediation among Arsi Oromos of Ethiopia
Adama University
Ethiopia
4
Dogra, Nandita
‘Big and Small’: International NGOs’ Discourses of Third World Poverty and Development
London School of Economics
UK
5
Dueck, Alvin
A peaceable psychological discourse
A peaceable psychological discourse
America
6
Feng Jieyun
Social Media Discourse and Multinational Corporations' corporate Social Responsibility in China
University of International Business & Economics
China
7
Gavriely-Nuri, Dalia
Cultural Approach for CDA (CCDA)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel
8
Huo Hong
On Cultivating Students’ Awareness of Cultural Equality in the Discourse of China’s Rise in the World
Shanghai International Studies University
China
9
Joseph, Molefe Coper
Organizational Discourses on Men, Gender and Development in Botswana
Centre of African Studies,University of Edinburgh
UK
10
Lagiewka, Agata Joanna
Discourse of the "representation" of a "Third World Country" in press:Kenya in Austrian and German newspapers in 2012
University of Vienna
Austria
11
De Souza, L. M. T. M.
Hyperglossia and Mother-Tongue as continuum : Global/Colonial Traumas in the language dynamics of Goa, India.
Letras e Ciências HumanasUniversidade de São Paulo
Brazil
12
Mudure, Michaela
The Imperial Ways of Globalism: Womens Studies in Romania
Babes-Bolyai University
Romania
13
Saporta, Jose
Converging Approaches to Multiplicity: Self, Culture, and Academic Theories
Harvard Medical School
America
14
Schneider, Florian
Digital Memories of National Humiliation: The Nanjing Massacre on the Web
University of Leiden
Holland
15
Shi-xu
Cultural Discourse Studies as New Paradigms
Zhejiang University
China
16
Unger, J. W.
New media, old power: challenging elite discourse through digitally augmented activism
Lancaster University
UK
17
Wakumelo, Mildred Nkolola
Naming the ‘Pandemic’: The Zambian People’s Attitudes and Perceptions on HIV/AIDS as Embodied in HIV/AIDS Concepts
University of Witwatersrand
South Africa
16
WU, Doreen D.& Wei Feng
Chinese discursive practice in response to US anti-dumping trade sanctions: A case study of solar energy products
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

*Names in alphabetic order.

Registration Fees

Students: 50% discount

Conference fees are set according to your country tier (the country of residence –not the country of origin). Please visit website http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/ to find out what tier you qualify for.

◎     Tier A(very high human development & high human development): $220    

◎     Tier B(medium human development): $150

◎     Tier C (low human development): $100

◎     For domestic participants:RMB700

◎     For domestic phd:RMB350

 The rate covers a half-day tour, cultural events, tea/coffee, three lunches, two dinners and banquet.

Registration Fee Accompanying Guests: 50% discount (for each accompanying guest): Including food, drinks and tourism.

Hangzhou is famous for its beautiful West Lake, so the best place to stay is near the lake. We highly recommend that you stay at the Hua Bei Hotel in order to benefit from being close to the lake, and also our conference will be held there – (See Recommended hotel below)

Recommended hotel

Hua Bei Hotel

Address: No18 Qixialing, Beishan road, Hangzhou

Tel:86-571-87980486

Standard double room (2 beds) rate: 320 RMB per room per night and the rate includes breadfast at the hotel;

Lake-view room (1 or 2 beds) rate: 420 RMB per per room per night and the rate includes breadfast at the hotel;

Suite (1 bedroom & 1 living room; 1 bed) rate: 780 RMB per room per night and the rate includes breadfast at the hotel;

 Important Notes:

  1. Please tell us the nights when you require accommodation so we could make reservations for you. You may pay for the accommodation when checking in. If you ever want to share with others to split the price, please tell us too. It is possible to arrive earlier than 23th and leave later than 26th. But October is the ‘golden month of tourism’ in Hangzhou, so we can’t guarantee your accommodation should you fail the deadline.
  2. All airport/conferene venue pick-ups and drop-offs will be from this hotel
  3. Breakfasts & some other meals will be served at this hotel
  4. If you wish to arrange alternative accommodation, you may find some of the following links useful.

http://www.sinohotelguide.com/hangzhou

http://www.pmgeiser.ch/china/places/hangzhou.htm

By plane:

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and one of China’s premier tourism cities. Hangzhou has scheduled flights connecting flights to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Xi’an, Dalian and other major domestic Chinese cities. Also, Hangzhou offers flights to and from Hong Kong and Singapore. The airport is situated 27km of the town. A public bus costing RMB20 operates to the center of town from the airport. Large hotels may have free transfer service for passengers to the airport.

 From Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Hangzhou

There is a shuttle bus from the Pudong airport to Hangzhou (direct and about 3 hours) and the fare is RMB 100. From Pudong International Airport to Hangzhou: 10:30am; 12:00am; 14:00am; 15:30pm; 17:30pm; 19:00pm. From Hangzhou Huanglong Stadium to Shanghai: 7:00am; 8:30am; 10:30am; 12:30am; 14:00pm; 16:30pm. Just out of the No.15 exit and cross the street and get upstairs, you will find the ticket office and it is much easier than going by train. Once you arrive in Hangzhou, you can take a taxi to Hua Bei hotel (around 10 RMB). Please download the hotel address card in both Chinese and English. You can show this to the taxi driver in case you have difficulty in communication.

 It is also an option to fly into Shanghai and then take a train from Shanghai Station to Hangzhou Station. The train journey is between one to three hours depending on which one you catch. You can take a tax from airport to Shanghai Railway Station. When you go to the booth in the train station to buy the ticket, write down on a piece of paper the time and date of departure, destination and number of tickets you want to buy. Show this paper to the clerk at the booth in order to avoid a misunderstanding. There are four classes of tickets available: Soft sleeper, hard sleeper, soft seater, and hard seater. Soft seaters are very comfortable. Hard seaters are the lowest class of them all., but also the cheapest. Both stations have special booths for foreigners. There you don’t have to wait as long as at the regular booths, but prices are more expensive.

 From the Hangzhou Airport

If you fly from abroad to Hangzhou Airport, you can take a taxi to the hotel. The fare is around RMB 130. You can also choose to take the airport shuttle bus to downtown. (If there’s a flight arriving, there will be a bus no matter what time it is. The fare is about RMB20). Then you can take a taxi to Hua Bei hotel (around 15 RMB)

 From the Railway Station (Hangzhou)

By train:

Hangzhou is a large rail traffic terminal in eastern China. The city is the starting point for several routes such as Zhejiang-Jiangxi, Hangzhou-Ningbo, and the Zhejiang-Changsha lines as well as the end of the line for the Shanghai-Hangzhou service. Therefore, Hangzhou is a crossroads connected with more than 30 large to medium sized cities by direct rail lines.

 When you arrive at Hangzhou Railway Station (火车城站),you can either take a taxi to Hua Bei Hotel or take the number 7 bus to Yue-miao Stop. If you arrive at Hangzhou Southern Railway Station (火车南站), you can take a taxi(RMB 100).

 By boat:

Along the Grand Canal, there are pleasure boat trips to Suzhou, or down to Fuyang, Wufan, Jiande, Lanxi and other cities in Zhejiang province along the Qiantang River.

 By bus:

Situated at the heart of Zhejiang’s highway network, Hangzhou is connected with Shanghai and Nanjing by major highways. Buses are available at the Wulinmen long Distance Bus Stop.

 City transport:

In the city of Hangzhou are more than 30 bus routes. Among them, buses No.228, No.258 and No.8 are all-night service, at intervals of 30 minutes. Hangzhou has plentiful taxis for hire that are inexpensive. Another nive way to get around is by bicycle. Most hotels have bikes for hire by the day. When you first arrive at Hangzhou, we recommend that you take a taxi from airport or railway station to Hua Bei Hotel. Please write down the address on a piece of paper, and show it to taxi driver.