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Modernity, Memory, and Asian Childhood

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The concepts of modernity and memory have long been associated with the discourse and the (trans)formation of Asian childhood. While modernity could be a contentious term referring to different historical periods and cultural spaces—in the practice of educational reforms and literary and aesthetic innovations, for instance, it also suggests “the self-definition of a generation about its own technological innovation, governance, and socioeconomics” (Sharon L. Snyder, “Modernity”). Memory, likewise, is a slippery term which involves not only the construction of the past, but also the renegotiation, as well as the rejuvenation, of the present and the future. Memory, however, could be traumatic and illusive; it thus suggests historical and cultural—or temporal and spatial—disruptions, discontinuities, and “forgetting” (Anne Whitehead, Memory). The intersection of modernity, memory, and Asian childhood is a research topic not yet fully explored, for instance, in children’s literature scholarship. This international conference thus welcomes paper proposals that engage the conference theme. Possible topics include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Modernity and childhood theory from Asian perspectives
  • Archive and Asian childhood
  • Asian childhood(s) and memory narrative (oral history, memoir, autobiography, graphic novels, etc.)
  • Children’s literature and childhood in colonial and postcolonial Asia
  • Transnationalism and transculturality in Asian childhood and children’s literature
  • Textual and visual representations of Asian childhoods in the global context
  • Textual and visual representations of Asian childhoods in non-Asian settings
  • Children’s web culture and transmedia narrative
  • Youth activism and children’s (re)writing of Asian childhoods

International Conference Hall, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Important Dates
  • June 20, 2021: Abstracts Due 
  • July 10, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
  • October 30, 2021: Revised abstract due
  • November 20, 2021: Date of Conference
Important Points
  • The length of each presentation will be 20 minutes.
  • Presentations can be made in either English or Chinese. Please write your abstract in the language in which you intend to present.
  • Due to the uncertainty of the global pandemic, prerecorded presentations will be considered as possible options for international presenters.
  • Submit an English abstract in 350 words and a personal biography in 100 words or a Chinese abstract in 500 words and a personal bio in 100 words.


現代性與記憶的概念,與亞洲童年的論述、形構與轉化,向來息息相關。現代 性一詞,隱含種種指涉,既指向不同歷史時期以及文化空間──例如,教育改 革與文學和美學革新之實踐層面;另方面,亦可指稱「一個世代對自身科技革 新、科技治理及社會經濟的自我定義」(Sharon L. Snyder, “Modernity”)。記憶, 同樣的,是個多重歧異的概念,不僅指向對過往的建構,也指涉對當下和未來 的協商與翻新。然而,記憶也可能滿布創傷和虛幻,因而往往呈現對歷史和文 化──或時間與空間──的攪擾、斷裂和「遺忘」(Anne Whitehead, Memory)。 現代性、記憶與亞洲童年作為一研究課題在學界,仍屬尚待開發的議題。本次 研討會將以「現代性、記憶與亞洲童年」為主題,歡迎各界投稿,發表與會議 主題相關之論文,議題可包括(但不限於)下列各項:

  • 亞洲視野下的現代性與童年理論
  • 檔案研究與亞洲童年
  • 亞洲童年與記憶敘事(口述歷史、回憶錄、自傳、圖文小說等)
  • 殖民與後殖民下的亞洲童年與兒童文學
  • 跨國主義/跨文化下的亞洲童年與兒童文學
  • 全球脈絡下的亞洲童年與(視覺)文本再現
  • 亞洲以外的亞洲童年與(視覺)文本再現
  • 兒童網路文化與跨媒介敘事
  • 青年運動與兒童對亞洲童年的(再)書寫

周多喜(Dr. Dafna Zur)美國史丹佛大學東亞語言與文化學系副教授暨東亞 研究中心主任



  • 論文摘要截稿日:2021 年 6 月 20 日
  • 論文摘要接受通知:2021 年 7 月 10 日
  • 修訂版論文摘要繳交截止日:2021 年 10 月 30 日(摘要將收錄於「大會 手冊」)
  • 研討會日期:2021 年 11 月 20 日
  • 每篇論文的宣讀時間為二十分鐘。
  • 大會語言為英文與中文兩種。請選擇其一撰寫論文摘要,並於研討會當日 用相同語言發表論文。
  • 為因應新冠疫情之不確定性,境外發表人部分將採預錄發表。
論文摘要收件:即日起至 6 20 日截止

中文論文摘要限 500 字,中文個人簡介限 100 字;英文論文摘要限 350 字,英文個人簡介限 100 字。

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