Call for Papers (Chime conference)

CHIME, European Foundation for Chinese Music Research P.O. Box 11092, 2301 EB Leiden, The Netherlands Visiting address Chime: Gerecht 1, 2311 TC Leiden Tel 071-5133974 / 5133123
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Performing Arts in Contemporary Asia: Tradition and Travel 16th International CHIME Meeting
6 to 9 July, 2011, Royal Holloway University of London
This conference focuses on the mobility and travel of Asian traditional performers and their performances – physically or mediated form – around the globe. There will be a  particular emphasis on contemporary Asia, and a sub-focus on China. The meeting is hosted by Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), Egham, Surrey (UK), in partnership with CHIME (European Foundation for Chinese Music Research) and the APAF (Asian Performing Arts Forum). Topics of study range from routes formed by itinerant performers to the funding and facilitation of cross-border exchanges initiated by contemporary companies and festivals. For a full-length description of the conference theme and the sub-themes, see the CHIME website at Abstracts of around 300 words are invited for twenty-minute presentations on the conference theme. Proposers may also submit panel sessions of a maximum of 120 minutes (including discussion). In this case, an abstract of around 300 words should detail the focus of the panel as a whole, with abstracts of 100-200 words for each contribution. We will also support a number of poster sessions in the course of the conference, enabling work in progress to be shared using video/image as well as other media. A brief description of the material and technical requirements should be submitted for this.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 20, 2011. An early acceptance policy will be implemented for those in need of conference confirmation for grant or visa applications. Papers and (especially) panels addressing the theme of the conference (while referring to sufficiently specific research) are explicitly encouraged. For more information, please contact Dr Shzr Ee Tan on

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