9th International Conference «Issues of Far Eastern Literatures»

Saint Petersburg State University and Nanjing University cordially welcome paper proposals for the 9th International Conference “Issues of Far Eastern Literatures”, dedicated to the 380th anniversary of outstanding Chinese man of letters Pu Songling (1640-1715).


The conference will be held on June 27 – 29, 2020 in Saint Petersburg and will include the following panels:

  1. Pu Songling and his contribution to Chinese literature;
  2. New tasks in the study of classical Chinese literature in the age of globalization and informatization;
  3. The trends in Chinese literature of XX and XXI centuries;
  4. Far Eastern literatures in Russia & Russian literature in the Far Eastern & South-East Asian countries: translation, perception and interference;
  5. Literatures of Far East & South East Asia: past and present.

Working languages of the conference will be Russian, Chinese and English. The selected papers will be published by the end of 2020 and submitted for indexing to RSCI, Scopus and WoS.

The application and abstract (in Russian / Chinese plus English, up to 2000 letters and 500 characters) should be submitted via the conference web-page: http://www.ifel.spbu.ru since November 20, 2019 till February 1, 2020. The acceptance notice together with the program information will be sent to participants by March 1, 2020.

The conference email is fareastlit@gmail.com.

The conference does not charge any participation fee. The organizers will provide visa support, airport transfers, materials of the conference, lunches, coffee breaks, and White-nights cultural program.

The participants can be accommodated at a 4 stars hotel in the center of the city (single room 150 USD /per day, double room 180 USD per day) at their own expense, or they may book accommodation themselves.

The recommended arrival day is June 26, 2020; departure day – June 30, 2020.