2014-04-25 10:45:52 作者：研讨会筹备组
Call for Papers
A Conference on “Massacre of Zhengding Church and
Religions' Humanitarian Rescue Efforts During the War”
During the Anti-Japanese Aggression War, many religious people of both Chinese and foreign origin, with their religious faith, humanitarian spirit and social justice commitment, supported the just Anti-Japanese Aggression War and Anti-Fascist Struggle. Some sacrificed their lives to protect the Chinese, or set up refugee camps in occupied areas to shelter Chinese citizens, or donated money and goods, while others put together medical teams to assist the wounded Chinese soldiers. All of them made a great contribution to the victory of China’s Anti-Japanese Aggression War. During the “Massacre of Zhengding Church in October 1937”, for example, Bishop Frans Schraven, CM (1873-1937) and eight of his international friends who were trying to protect local women were brutally killed and burned by Japanese soldiers. Safety zones set up in Shanghai by French Jesuit Father Robert Jacquinot de Besange, a refugee shelter in Nanjing organized by German businessman John Rabe, and a refugee shelter provided by Xixia Buddhist Temple protected countless Chinese citizens.
The year 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the victory of World Anti-Fascist Struggle and China’s Anti-Japanese Aggression War. As we reflect on and recall that period of history, and also remember those friends of religions who sacrificed their lives and made great contributions to protect ordinary citizens against the war, as well as to foster peace, promote reconciliation, strengthen friendships, and link up with memorial activities in China and throughout the world, we plan to conduct an academic conference on “Massacre of Zhengding Church and Humanitarian Rescue Efforts During the War” in Shijiazhuang from October 28-30, 2014. (Arrival on October 28, visiting on October 30, Departure from the Hotel on October 31, 2014.)
The research and discussion sub-topics will cover the following areas:
Scholars as well as religions' friends who would like to write a paper on a related topic or participate in the conference are asked to confirm this with us before June 15, 2014, and to supply the paper’s title, an abstract of 200-300 words and a short biography of the author or participant. Once the organizing committee evaluates and accepts your request, we will contact you as soon as possible. All papers are to be submitted in digital format before September 1, 2014.
Both Chinese and English will be used throughout the conference.
The conference organizer will cover the cost of board and lodging for all speakers and invitees. Further information about the meeting will be provided in due course.
Faith Institute for Cultural Studies (Shijiazhuang, Hebei)
History and Culture Institute of Hebei Normal University;
Center for the Study of Religion and International Relations,
Fudan University, (Shanghai)
(Updated on May 30) April 20, 2014
Faith Institute for Cultural Studies:
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Sr. Mary Shen: <email@example.com>;
Fr. John B. Zhang: <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Phone: +86-311- 8686 0050 Ex; or +86-311-8685 9295
Center for the Study of Religion and International Relations, Fudan University:
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