[CFP] Understanding and Misunderstanding between the Far East and the West

Call for Papers: “Understanding and Misunderstanding between the Far East and the West: Conference on East Asian studies in Remembrance of 210th Anniversary of Dr. Rev. Robert Morrison’s Arrival at China”

Date: 13–14 October, 2017
Venue: Room 205, No. 4 the Square, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Robert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary to China and the Far East, had contribution not only to the evangelisation, but also East Asian studies and even the modernisation of Far East. When Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox missionaries had freer entrance to China (from 1842 to 1949), Japan and Korea, transcultural communication was strengthened, which resulted in not only understanding but also misunderstanding. How do such understanding and misunderstanding affect the West and the Far East in 19th and 20th century? This inter-disciplinary conference aims to explore the question in different aspects so to acknowledge and recognise the academic contributions by the Christian missionaries in the Far East in the 210th anniversary of Dr. Rev. Robert Morrison’s arrival at China.

Abstract due: 1 May 2017

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