Timetable and Agenda

Details of events taking place over the two day conference


Tuesday 23 September 2014

Pre-conference events

Those arriving early are invited to join us for an informal walking tour of Leicester (weather permitting) and dinner at a local restaurant.  Further details will be supplied nearer the event.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

09:00 - 10:00
Refreshments will be available
10:00 - 11:30

Introductory remarks
Keynote speaker: Prof Zhong Xin (Renmin University), paper title tbc

11:30 - 12:00

Break for refreshments
12:00 - 13:30

Paper presentations, Session 1
Theme: Conceptualising the 'China Dream'

Jinghan Zeng
(De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
Factional Politics behind China Dream: Displaying Loyalties through Ideological Campaigns in China

Sun Yue
(Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany)
China’s Cultural Logic of Datong (Great Harmony) and Its Possible Contributions to Construction of the Future World Order

Zhao Yupei and Jiang Mengjie
(University of Leicester, UK)
A Study of Asian and Western Media Representations of ‘China Dream’ Concept
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00

Paper presentations, session 2
Theme: Communicating the 'China Dream'

Peter Ferdinand
(University of Warwick, UK)
China Dream or Dream of the Chinese?

Evelyna Vatova
(Independent Researcher)
China’s Dream. Communication Deconstruction

Phil Entwistle (University of Oxford, UK) The 'China Dream': the revenge of 'Asian Values'?
16:00 - 16:30 Break for refreshments
16:30 - 18:00
Documentary film showing: 'Chinese Dreamers', dir. Sharron Lovell and Tom Wang (2014)
18:00 - 19:00
Networking/Free time
19:00 - 20:00
Conference dinner
Entertainment - Ling Peng, erhu maestro

Thursday 25 September 2014

09.30 - 11:00
Paper presentations, Session 3
Theme: Visualising the 'China Dream'

Amy Jane Barnes
(University of Leicester, UK)
Visual Representations of the China Dream (provisional title)

Li Mingxia
(University of the West of Scotland, UK)
Visualising China’s Social and Economic Transition with a Focus on the Socialist Worker: LI Shaohong's Red Suit

Michael Pearce
(Californian Lutheran University, USA)
Emergence and Art in the Chinese Dream
11:00 - 11:30
Break for refreshments
11:30 - 13:00

Paper presentations, session 4
Theme: Making and Consuming the ‘China Dream’ Part 1

Toby Lincoln (University of Leicester, UK) China’s Urban Dream: Contemporary urbanization in historical perspective

Tiantian Zheng
(University of Leicester, UK)

Whither guanxi?: An social-historical analysis of Guanxi practices in the process of market reform of crop seeds market




13:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00

Paper presentations, session 5
Theme: Making and Consuming the ‘China Dream’ Part 2
Ming Lim
(University of Leicester, UK)
Cultural Legitimacy and China’s Contested Rise: Media Representations of Chinese Elite Wine Consumption
Kristie Thomas
(University of Nottingham, UK)
Building the consumer dream: The role of law in emerging consumer rights in China
Shi Yajuan
(Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China)
China Dream and Chinese-style of Fashion Design
16:00 - 16:30
Break for refreshments
16:30 - 18:30

Roundtable discussion chaired by Dr Toby Lincoln

Closing remarks

Please note this agenda is subject to amendment until the schedule is finalised.



Contact details

Find out more about the network and how to join by contacting:

Dr Ming Lim

E: chisra@le.ac.uk

T: 0116 252 3999