Marxism 2001

CFP: conference in Kunmin

International Conference: "Marxism 2001"

Date: June 21-23, 2001
Sponsor: Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences
Place: Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, southwestern China. China's most ethnically, geographically and bio-diverse province.

Fee: $100 (covers registration, food, lodging, and land transportation for the conference).
Registration fee can be paid upon arrival at conference. Non-participants accompanying attendees will be charged US$20 per day for lodging, food and Kunming transportation. Lodging is at CCP Organization Department Guesthouse (equivalent to a 3-star hotel).

Structure: concurrent panels and four plenary sessions, from Thursday morning to Saturday afternoon.

Paper and panel proposals: deadline for submission is April 30, 2001.
Proposals: should concern subjects that intersect with Marxism such as political economy, philosophy, theory and practice of socialism, feminism, race and ethnicity, post-colonial studies, Third World development and cultural and literary studies.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted by regular mail, not email to:

Prof. Xiao Sa, Institute of Marxism Research, Yunnan
Academy of Social Sciences
No. 577 West Huancheng Road
Kunming 650032
Yunnan Province
P.R. China

Optional Post-conference tour: 6-day Excursion to mountainous, alpine northern Yunnan, including Tibetan plateau. Tour will include national minority villages, historical heritage sites rural economy projects, cultural events, etc. June 24-30. Followed by 3-day Kunming tour. July 1-3. Tour Price US$360 per person. Prices subject to slight modification.

Deadline for application: April 30, 2001
Submit participation intention to Xiao Sa via email (address below) along with Nationality, Gender, Passport Number, Passport Issue and Expiration Dates, Place of Employment, Occupation, and Mailing Address (include phone, email and fax numbers). PLEASE DO SOAS SOON AS POSSIBLE. An invitation will be issued to you upon receipt.

USA Group Airline Departure: June 18, United Airlines from Boston, $1,224RT; from San Francisco, $1,164RT. (Boston group will merge with SF group.) To Kunming via overnight in Shanghai (approximately additional $60 for hotel). Leave China with group on July 4, or on other dates for non-tour persons. All group or individual travel arrangements and information may be obtained from Ms. Janet Jiang, Cambridge Travel,Inc. at; Tel. 800/491-5558 or 617/491-3800; Fax 617/491-3838. Please contact as soon as possible. $100 deposit preferred by March 30.

Questions and further information: If you are interested, please indicate as soon as possible, including number of people attending, interest in organizing a panel and interest in the tour. As more details are available they will be posted.

Please email inquiries to:
Al Sargis: (re Travel)
Xiao Sa: (re Conference)

Posted: 20 March 2001