Call for Papers - 2013 International Seminar on Cantonese Opera in Memory of the Centenary of Madam Yam Kim Fai (1913-1989)
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Call for Papers

All academics, scholars, specialists who are interested in the research on Yam Kim Fai and/or Cantonese Opera are cordially invited to contribute papers on the following themes:

Major Themes

  1. Cantonese Opera and theatre traditions
  2. Cross-dressing in Chinese theatres
  3. Yam Kim Fai as viewed from different disciplines (Literature, Comparative Drama, History, Philosophy, Study of Bibliography, Aesthetics, Sociology, Psychology)
  4. Performance Career of Yam Kim Fai
  5. Performing Art of Yam Kim Fai
  6. Singing Art of Yam Kim Fai
  7. Classic and Renowned Opera of Yam Kim Fai
  8. The Relationship between Yam Kim Fai and Cantonese Opera Movies
  9. Yam Kim Fai and her co-actors (including hua-dan, wenwusheng, chousheng, wusheng, playwrights, directors, music compilers, musicians, disicples)
  10. Yam Kim Fai and the Development of female wenwusheng in Cantonese Opera
  11. Position of Yam Kim Fai in the History of Cantonese Opera
  12. Edcuation of Cantonese Opera
  13. Other Research Topics on Cantonese Opera

Abstract Submission Procedure

  • Please fill in the Paper Abstract Submission Form (Appendix 2).
  • Include a title of the paper, names of all authors, affiliated institutions, and email address or contact information.
  • Around 500 words for the Abstract.
  • All papers submitted must be original works which have not been presented in any conference or published in any publication before.
  • Submit by email attachment to . Specify “2013 International Seminar on Cantonese Opera” as the subject heading.
  • Deadline of abstract submission: 31 August 2012.
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2012 (or within two weeks upon receipt of abstract).

Accepted Paper Submission Procedure

Responsibilities of Authors

  • Register for and attend the Seminar.
  • Present the paper in about 15 minutes in Cantonese, Putonghua or English.
  • Grant permission to the Seminar Organizers for possible audio and video recording, and web broadcast.
  • Assign first publication rights to the Seminar Organizers, as all papers will be published in the Seminar Proceedings.
  • Provide completed papers in electronic version by the deadline.