Call for Paper – International Conference on Chinese Language Learning

Dear Colleagues,

Center for Chinese Indonesian Studies and the Chinese Department of Petra Christian University, in collaboration with Confucius Institute at State University of Malang gladly invite teachers, scholars, researchers, students and media, communication, cultural studies and linguistic experts to participate in International Conference on Chinese Language Learning, under the theme of Learning Chinese: Who and Why? which will be held on November 29-30, 2017 at Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia. We believe that this conference could provide a platform for participants to exchange ideas, obtain valuable experiences, and broaden their academic knowledge and networking. Papers are invited on the following sub themes:

  1. Chinese as an International Language
  2. Chinese as a Language in Business
  3. Chinese for Academic Purpose
  4. Chinese Language as an Identity Marker
  5. Chinese as a Heritage Language
  6. Chinese Language and National Resilience

Important Dates

June 30, 2017 : Deadline of abstract submission

July 20, 2017 : Notification of abstract acceptance

Upon receiving the notification, presenters should submit a full paper via the conference website.

September 30, 2017 : Deadline of paper submission

November 29-30, 2017: The conference event


Conference Website


Keynote Speakers:

  • Chang-Yau Hoon, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Institute of Asian Studies | University of Brunei Darussalam
  • Pan Wenguo   (awaiting confirmation), Professor, East China Normal University, China
  • Liao Enxi, Associate Professor, College of International Culture and Education, Guangxi Normal University, China
  • Liu Hui, Associate Professor, College of Chinese Language and Literature, Guangxi Normal University, China
  • Han Ming , Professor, College of Chinese Language and Literature, Guangxi Normal University, China
  • Esther Kuntjara, Professor, Faculty of Letters, Petra Christian University, Indonesia

We look forward to seeing you at the conference. Please feel free to share this opportunity to your colleagues who might be interested.


Yours sincerely,

International Conference on Chinese Language Learning Committee

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