The Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature Biennial ConferenceText, Media, and Transcultural Negotiation


21 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017


9:00am – 6:45pm


Esther Lee Building, CUHK


Keynote Speakers:Prof. CHANG Hsiao-hung (National Taiwan University)Prof. LEE Ou-fan, Leo (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)Prof. Michel HOCKX (University of Notre Dame)


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The Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature (ACCL) is an international organization devoted to the promotion of comparative projects that engage with Chinese literature. Following recent trends in the field, ACCL uses Chinese literature to include not only literature written in Chinese, but also literature written in other languages or dialects from China and the greater China region, literature written in other languages by authors who may be identified as Chinese, literature dealing with topics relating to Chinese culture or society, as well as other types of cultural production with a salient Chinese component, including films, art works, and so forth.

The ACCL was established in the late 1980s, and its primary function is to hold a biennial conference, the function of which is to showcase exciting new work in the field, to help encourage cross-regional networking and collaboration, and to support a new generation of scholars. The association held its first conference in 1990, at Duke University, and since then, it has held a conference roughly every two years, including conferences in Los Angeles, Indiana, Princeton, Vienna/Salzburg, Shanghai, London, Nanjing, Chengdu, Beijing/Shanghai, Taipei, and Shanghai. This 2017 conference at CUHK in 2017 marks the first time the association has held its conference in Hong Kong.



Hosted and organized by:
The Centre for Cultural Studies, The Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK);

Hong Kong Literature Research Centre, The Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK;

The Office of the Provost, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, and the Critical Asian Humanities Program, Duke University;

Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan;

Faculty of Arts, Chung Chi College, New Asia College, and United College, CUHK;

Research Grants Council of Hong Kong