Academic Opportunities: CUHK, NYU Shanghai, SUNY Binghamton


New Media and Cultural Transformation:
Film, TV, Game, and Digital Communication

Call for Papers

School of Film-TV, Shanghai University
New York University Shanghai Center

December 7-9, 2012

Over the past two decades, the computer and Internet-based new digital
media have profoundly changed our conception of cinema, television, and
communication, and led to the emergence of many new forms of artistic,
social and self expressions. Consequently, new terms like “transmedia,”
“convergence media,” “participatory culture,” “self mass communication,”
“interactivity,” “e-cinema,” and “digitextuality” have been frequently
evoked to describe and theorize this cultural transformation. While it is
tempting to regard this as implying a revolutionary or “paradigm” shift in
artistic/cinematic expressions and media practices, it is also of vital
importance to recognize the fact that more traditional models associated
with “old” media remain relevant in our everyday life. To address the
significant changes to contemporary culture that are taking place under
the rubric of new media, therefore, is to view the current moment as a
critical juncture where almost every familiar medium is being
“re-invented” and “re-mediated,” but at the same time to respect the
historical roots from which digital art and media emerged.

Organized by Shanghai University’s School of Film-TV and NYU Shanghai
Center, the conference aims to open the doors to an interdisciplinary
examination of new media and its implications for the arts and
communication in the 21st century. With a broad focus on cinema,
television, gaming, and communication, the conference encourages
submissions of high-quality papers from around the world on new media
and/or digital technology and its role in the developing aesthetics in
cinema, television, gaming, and communication.

The following topics are especially but not exclusively sought from paper
and panel proposals:

– Digital technology and Film/Animation/Television/Communication
– Interdisciplinary approaches to game and gaming
– Machinema
– Interactive media and the arts
– Social Media and self-communication and artistic expression
– Web-film and e-cinema
– Digital technology and content distribution, marketing & consumption
– Human-machine symbiosis
– Screen aesthetics and transmedia platforms
– Computer programming as an artistic practice
– Mobility and perpetual connectivity: fragmented time and digital nomads

The working languages of the conference will be Chinese and English.
Simultaneous translation between Chinese and English may be provided,
depending on budget.

Date and Location:

Date: December 7-9, 2012 (Registration: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012);
Location: International Conference Center, Shanghai University


Once accepted, NO registration fee is involved. Participants do need find
their own sources for international traveling and on-campus accommodation

Submission Guidelines

1. Submissions should be made electronically via e-mail. Submissions will
be acknowledged within 48 hours. Submissions shall imply that at least one
author will register for the conference and be present at the time
designated in the conference program.

Submissions must be received by Nov. 18 (Sunday), 2012. E-Mail
submissions to:

Prof. Shaoyi Sun
School of Film & TV, Shanghai University
P.O. Box 308, 149 Yan Chang Road
Shanghai 200072, China

2. Be sure to include the following information in your submission:

* title of the submission, name (s) of the author (s)
* two or three keywords that describe the submission
* mailing address (es) and e-mail address (es)
* corresponding author if different than lead author


M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Chinese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) of The Chinese University of Hong
Kong invites applications for its M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Chinese
Studies for 2013-2014. We welcome strong applicants with specialized
research plans in a variety of disciplines, especially in Chinese
Religion, History or Cultural Studies.

The CEAS provides a platform for interdisciplinary studies of China
conducted in English at the Chinese University. In addition to the
M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes, the CEAS also hosts B.A. and M.A. programmes
in Chinese Studies.

Successful applicants will be supported by a monthly studentship of
approximately U.S.$1,200 after tuition. Funding for research activities is
also available.

Admission exercise for 2013-14 starts on 1 September 2012 and the closing
date for applications is 31 January 2013. Applicants are highly encouraged
to submit the applications by the fellowship* deadline on 1 December 2012.

For more information on the application process to The Chinese University
of Hong Kong, visit

For more information on specific requirements for the Centre for East
Asian Studies, visit
(PhD) and

Admission Advisor:
Prof. Jan Kiely, Director of Research Postgraduate Programmes

For enquiries regarding the application procedures, please contact:

Address : Centre for East Asian Studies, Room 201, Leung Kau Kui Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Tel : 3943-1088
Fax : 2994-3105
Website : <>
Email :

* Applicants for the Ph.D. programme should also take advantage of the
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme of 2013-14. Launched by the Research
Grants Council of Hong Kong, the Fellowship supports outstanding students
from other places in the world to come to Hong Kong to pursue Ph.D.
studies. The Fellowship will provide an annual stipend of approximately
US$30,000 and a conference and research-related travel allowance of
approximately US $1,300 per year. Please note the application deadline
for the Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme is December 1, 2012. For details,


Binghamton University proudly announces its


The Department of Asian & Asian American Studies (DAAAS), the leading
program in the State University of New York system, offers a Master of
Arts degree. The aims of the MA are to enhance intercultural
understanding, promote rigorous study of Asian societies, cultures,
literatures, histories, languages, and migrations, and prepare students
for success in an increasingly interdependent global environment. The MA
program encompasses six fields of study: Asian American & Diaspora
Studies; Global Asia; Korean Studies; Japanese Studies; Chinese Studies;
and South Asian Studies. With over 24 outstanding faculty, DAAAS is
particularly recognized for its multidisciplinarity, language expertise
and innovative collaboration between faculty in Asian & Asian American
Studies. Graduates will be well positioned to enter competitive PhD
programs or pursue careers in education, business, government, public
policy, NGOs, and arts & culture.

Review of applications begins January 15, 2013

For additional information on our MA program and faculty, please visit the
following departmental websites:

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