International Forum on Exchange and Development of Chinese-Irish Literature


Call for Papers丨Literature in Dialogue and Mutual Learning Among Civilizations:

International Forum on Exchange and Development of Chinese-Irish Literature

15th - 16th July 2024, 

University College Dublin, Ireland

China and Ireland have maintained friendly and cooperative relations since the establishment of their bilateral diplomatic ties, fostering close economic and cultural exchanges. Both countries boast proud literary traditions and contemporary grandeur, playing vital roles in world literature.

Since the 18th century, representations of China have continuously found their way into Irish literature, showcasing images, portrayals, and narratives. Irish poets and writers such as Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Seamus Heaney have significantly influenced modern and contemporary Chinese literature. In turn, Chinese scholars have made unique contributions to the global study of Irish literature.

To mark the 45th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Ireland and China, we are hosting the International Forum on the theme of Exchange and Development of Chinese-Irish Literature in Dublin, Ireland, to cover a wide array of topics of Chinese-Irish connections in literature and culture. We invite submissions that explore the following sub-themes (but not limited to):

  • Conversations between Chinese and Irish writers
  • China and Ireland mapped in world literature
  • Comparative Perspectives on Chinese and Irish Literature
  • Studies on Common Values in Chinese and Irish Literature
  • Irish Literary Studies
  • Translated and Translating Irish Literature

Paper Abstract Submission

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Deadline: 30th April 2024


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Co-organized by

Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD

School of Foreign Language, Renmin University of China

UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland