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The First SJTU International Young Scholars Forum on Humanities

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1.      Introduction

Hosted by the School of Humanities, the First SJTU International Young Scholars Forum on Humanities is designed for outstanding young scholars all over the world. It is our hope that, through key lectures, seminars and talent exchanges, a platform will be established for worldwide young scholars with excellent academic background in literature, history, philosophy and art to promote understanding and share insights, that the development strategy, discipline construction, scientific research and faculty policies of SJTU and the School of Humanities can be fully understood, and that young scholars will be motivated to achieve their aspirations in SJTU, boosting the development of Humanities.

2. Schedule

Registration: May 17th, 2019

Forum: May 18th-19th, 2019

May 18th:

Morning: Opening Ceremony & Keynote Lectures

Afternoon: Academic Sessions & Seminars

May 19th:

Morning: Introduction of SJTU Policies & Campus Tour

Afternoon: Domain-specific Discussions, Talent Exchanges & Closing Ceremony

Address: School of Humanities, Minhang District, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

3. Selection Criteria

Young scholars should be under 40 in general, with a doctoral degree awarded by world-class universities or institutions, or with post-doctoral research experience, or with recognized academic accomplishments or great potentials in humanities in worldwide universities or institutions .

4. Academic Fields

Four disciplines will be involved in this Forum, namely Chinese Language Literature, History, Philosophy, and Art Education. The principal academic directions are as follows:

Chinese Language Literature: Ancient Literature, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Literature and Art (including Literary Anthropology), Comparative Literature and World Literature, Folk Literature, Chinese Philology, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, including Psycholinguistics, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistic Typology, Applied Linguistics, etc.

History: Chinese history, World history

Philosophy: Western Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Science

Art education: Musicology

5. How to Apply

Application: Complete the online application form on the school website or the Wechat account by 1 April 2019.

Invitation: All the applications will be assessed by the departments (centers) in the school, and all the candidates will be evaluated by the school academic committee. Applicants who pass the assessment will receive an official invitation letter through email by mid-April 2019.

RSVP: Invited scholars are required to fill in a receipt within one week and confirm the participation.

6.Financial Assistance:

Board & Lodging: FULL SUPPORT

Travel Expenses: SJTU will offer reimbursement for round-trip travel expenses (economy class air ticket, hard sleeper ticket, or second-class high-speed rail ticket), for which original bills are required. Please hand in the bills (invoice of the flight, boarding pass, a copy of the passport, tickets) to the coordinator during the registration. 

7. Contact Details:

Contact person: Ms. Song

Tel: 86-21-34208519


Address: School of Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, 200240, China

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