Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Conference, Qingdao China, June 1-4

First China-U.S. Children’s Literature Symposium

The Image of the Child in Chinese and American Children’s Literature

1-4 June 2012

Qingdao, China

We are pleased to announce the first China-U.S. Children’s Literature Symposium to be held on 1-4 June 2012 at the Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China. Information about the symposium follows:

Title: The Image of the Child in Chinese and American Children’s Literature

Co-sponsors: Ocean University of China (

Texas A&M University (

Organizer: College of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Communication, Ocean University of China

Co-chairs: Professor Zhu Ziqiang, Ocean University of China

Professor Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University

Symposium Coordinator: Professor Luo Yirong, Ocean University of China

Date: 1-4 June 2012

Invited Speakers:

Dennis Berthold, Texas A&M University

Robert Boenig, Texas A&M University

Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida

Michelle H. Martin, University of South Carolina

Pamela Matthews, Texas A&M University

Claudia Mills, University of Colorado

Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University

Katharine Capshaw Smith, University of Connecticut

Roberta Seelinger Trites, Illinois State University

Lynne Vallone, Rutgers University Camden

Cao Wenxuan, Beijing University

Wang Quangen, Beijing Normal University

Mei Zihan, Shanghai Normal University

Fang Weiping, Zhejiang Normal University

Ban Ma, Guangzhou University

Tang Sulan, Hunan Normal University

Chen Hui, Beijing Normal University

Tan Fengxia, Nanjing Normal University

Zhu Ziqiang, Ocean University of China

Xu Yan, Ocean University of China

Self-supporting attendees: The symposium is also open to attendees who are self-supporting; at their desire, these attendees may submit papers for circulation (though not oral presentation).

Application: self-supporting attendees, please provide information including your name, title, affiliation, contact (email address and telephone), and brief biography.

Visa tips: Citizens of countries other than China generally need visas to travel to China. See information on visas available at and similar websites aimed at your country of origin if other than the U.S. (Many nations also maintain websites for their citizens traveling to China; an example for U.S. citizens is Official letters of invitation to attend the symposium, needed as supporting documentation for a business visa, can be provided to those who submit accommodation requests and to other attendees as desired.

Contact: Professor Claudia Nelson:

Professor Luo Yirong:

VenueAcademic Exchange Center (International Conference Hotel), Ocean University of China (Yushan campus), No. 5 Yushan Rd, Qingdao 266003, China. For more information about the Academic Exchange Center of OUC, visit or

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