17 August 2007

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS - A History of Literary Exchange between China and Australia / New Zealand (Chinese Language Publication)

Expression of Interest Sought

Currently, I, Ouyang Yu, as professor of Australian literature in the
English Department, Wuhan University, the People's Republic of China, am
working on a project in Chinese, titled, A History of Literary Exchange
between China and Australia
and A History of Literary Exchange between
China and New Zealand
(two volumes in one single book). This project is
commissioned by Nanjing University and a contract has been signed for
its publication in late 2008.

For the Australian section, I have involved a number of scholars to work
on the project although I still need a few more to work on various
chapters, such as Australian literature in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Equally, I would like to invite Chinese scholars with expertise relevant
to New Zealand literature in China and Chinese literature in New Zealand
to work on the NZ section. Each contributor will have their name
attached to the chapter they write and be paid in Chinese RMB but as
editor-in-chief I will be responsible for the whole book apart from
taking part in writing part of it.

Please note that this book is to be written in Chinese. If you are
interested in participating in the project, please email me your CV and
a list of publications in Chinese. Joint authors are welcome (e.g., one
Chinese paired up with one Aussie or Kiwi).

Ouyang Yu