Call for Papers

American Association of Chinese Comparative Literature

Dear AACCL Members:

I would like to take this opportunity to announce our next AACCL
Conference, "Chinese Literary Culture in the Age of Globalization:
Inter-continental Perspectives," to be held, jointly with a special
symposium on the notion of "fin-de-siecle," in Vienna and Salzburg,
Austria, on June 9-12, 1999. Thanks to the unfailing enthusiasm and
dedicated efforts of our member Professor Richard Trappl, the conference
will be co-sponsored by Vienna University and possibly subsidized by the
Austrian Ministry of Research.

Following is a preliminary schedule of the conference: We will convene
on the 9th on the campus of Vienna University and take a train on the
next day at noon to Salzburg, about 3 hours and 20 minutes away, to hold

the remaining sessions at the famous Schloss Leopoldskron Castle. We
are grateful to the Salzburg Seminar for offering us reduced rates for
lodging and conference facilities at their Castle, renowned for its
scenic beauty (the movie Sound of Music was made here). A music
reception will also be arranged.

Proposals for both organized panels and individual papers are welcome.
Like in the past, topics are not limited to those directly related to
this year's central theme as indicated in the conference title. Please
send a 500-word abstract of your proposed paper (panel organizers
should attach abstracts of all papers on the panel in addition to the
general proposal) to the following address by November 20, 1998:

Yvonne Chang
9205 Amberwood Cove
Austin, Texas 78759

To take advantage of the new communication technology, I would like to
compile a list of the e-mail addresses of all current and potential
AACCL members and use it to circulate information regarding our
association in the future. Please send your e-mail address to me at
<> at your earliest convenience. I expect to have

more details on such matters as possible travel grants, paper screening
procedures, and publication plans, etc., within a month or so. Also,
please be sure to let me know if you CANNOT be reached by e-mail. To do
so you may either mail a note to the address above or leave a phone
message at (512) 475-6036.

I eagerly look forward to working with all of you on further developing
our association in the years 1999 and 2000. Please do not hesitate
to let me know of your wishes or suggestions for the future of our

Finally, please be reminded that the election for the 2001-2002 AACCL
President-elect is just around the corner (the process will begin toward
the end of the year). With all my sincerity, I hereby invite those
among us with the vision and desire to serve the community of Chinese
Comparative Literature to come forward and put their names on the
running list.

Have a wonderful semester!

Sincerely yours,
Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang
1999/2000 AACCL President-elect