Call for papers

Theme: Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage
Conference date: May 18-20, 2013
Deadline for abstracts: Feb. 28, 2013
Deadline for notification of acceptance: March 15, 2013
Deadline for full papers: April 15, 2013

Papers with the following topics are preferred:
  • Vietnam’s World heritage recognized by UNESCO
  • Peh-oe-ji, Romanized Taiwanese as world heritage
  • Contributions of Rev. William Campbell and Rev. Thomas Barclay to Peh-oe-ji
  • Romanization movement in Vietnam and Taiwan
  • History of anti-colonialism and independence in Vietnam and Taiwan
  • Languages and literatures in Vietnam and Taiwan
  • Social customs and culture in Vietnam and Taiwan
  • Education systems in Vietnam and Taiwan
  • Ethnic minorities and new immigrant issues in Vietnam and Taiwan
  • Any other topics related to conference theme
Submission guidelines:
  • Abstracts for paper and poster presentations are all welcome. Paper presentations are expected to give an oral presentation in 20 minutes with an extra 10 minutes for discussions. Poster presentation will be given a space (80cm x 120cm) during the conference days. They are all considered official presentations. The prospective presenters should choose either mode of presentation depending on the most effective and informative way of communicating the scientific content of their research.
  • The abstract must be limited to one page, with font size 12p, margins 1” (top and bottom) and 1.25” (left and right), line spacing 1.5.
  • Please add an additional information page prior to the abstract page. The information should include a) title of the paper, b) author(s), c) affiliation, d) position, e) mailing address, f) phone number, g) e-mail, and h) mode of presentation.
  • The abstract must be saved as Word and PDF formats, and email to the following address: Please add author’s name with the phrase “abstract for conference on Vietnamese and Taiwanese studies” to the title of email.
  • The conference organizers will send out the acceptance letter by the deadline of notification. For the accepted presenters, please write your paper with the conference designated format and submit your full paper (electronic files in both DOC and PDF formats; an extra hardcopy is requested if special fonts are adopted) to conference organizers by the deadline mentioned above.
  • The official languages of the conference include Taiwanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and English. Other languages may be used as long as no body is opposed to them. Presenters are kindly requested to provide extra translated version in any of the official languages, if their paper is written in the language other than official languages. Please use Peh-oe-ji (in Taigi Unicode) for Romanized Taiwanese, and DoulosSIL Unicode fonts for IPA.
  • Limited honorarium and travel grants may be provided to the paper presenters upon the fundraising results. However, honorarium might be dismissed if the paper is not submitted by appropriate deadline and not written in the designated format.
  • For the most updated information regarding the conference, please visit conference website. For any other questions, please contact:
    Conference coordinator:
    Wi-vun Taiffalo Chiung
    Associate Professor/Director
    Center for Taiwanese Languages Testing/Center for Vietnamese Studies
    National Cheng Kung University
    Tel: +886-6-2757575 ext 52627
    Fax: +886-6-2755190

Conference coordinator: Wi-vun Taiffalo Chiung(Associate Professor Department of Taiwanese Literature National Cheng Kung University)
Conference administrative assistant: Ms. Tran
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