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China, the US, and the Arab World: Historical and Contemporary Relations

SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (EDT)

Washington, United States

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The 2012 CCAS/SFS-Q joint conference with the Peking University (PKU) School of Foreign Languages proposes to explore historical and current aspects of the broader triangular relations between China, the US, and the Arab World. Scholars from Georgetown University and Peking University will examine and address a range of related topics, from Arabic literature, language, and teaching to the various political, sociocultural, intellectual and economic dimensions of the ongoing Arab revolutions.

Day One

9:00 am - 9:15 am: Coffee & Registration

9:15 am - 9:30 am: Welcome

Samuel S. Robfogel, Director, International Initiatives, Office of the Provost, Georgetown University

9:30 am - 11:15 am: Panel one: Arabic literature, language, teaching

Belkacem Baccouche, CCAS/AIS, Georgetown University
Arabic Instruction: The CCAS Experience

Hana Zabarah, SFS-Q, Georgetown University
Heritage Language Learners in Arabic

Amira El-Zein, SFS-Q, Georgetown University
The Contemporary Arabic Novel Between Tradition and Modernity

Fu Zhiming, Department of Arabic, School of Foreign Languages, PKU
Arabic Dialects and Arabic Teaching in China

11:15 am - 11:30 am: Break

11:30 am - 1:15 pm: Panel 2: Historical linkages-Arab world and China

Jim Milward, Department of History, Georgetown University
Cultural Connections and Parallels Between China and the Islamic World: The Journeys and Significance of the Eurasian Lute

Osama Abi-Mershed, CCAS/Department of History, Georgetown University
"El-Hadj Mao": Algerian Nationalists, Chinese Communists, 1936-1957

Jacqueline Armijo, Qatar University
China and the Gulf in the 21st Century: Reviving Networks of Trade, Knowledge, and Culture

Wang Xiaofu, Department of History, PKU
Some Issues in the History of Ancient China-Arab Relations

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm: Lunch
 
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm: Panel 3: Historical linkages-Arab world and the West

Judith Tucker, CCAS/Department of History, Georgetown University
The Arab in Colonial America: Views of an Eighteenth Century Exile from Algiers in Virginia

Fida Adely, CCAS, Georgetown University
The View of Arab Women in Western Eyes: Historical Continuities

Pan Huaqiong, Department of History, PKU
Arabia and Western Countries

 

View day two here: http://chinausarabworld2.eventbrite.com/
 

Contact: 

Marina Krikorian

 Public Affairs Coordinator

 phone: 202-687-6215

 email: ccasevents@georgetown.edu

Have questions about China, the US, and the Arab World: Historical and Contemporary Relations? Contact SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

When & Where

37th & O Streets NW
ICC 241
Washington, 20057

Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (EDT)


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