International Colloquium - Critical Borders. Theories, Experiences and Narratives of Cultural Mobility, Nov. 18-20, 2021

Mengwen Zhu, Tommaso Pepe, Zui Chen
November 18, 2021 09:30 ~ 12:00

The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at SUSTech is happy to organize an interdisciplinary colloquium exploring the role that borders and cross-border mobilities play in a broad spectrum of cultural practices, histories and contexts.

We are glad to announce the list of participants to this event, that will take place at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China between November 18th – 20th, 2021. A full program of the colloquium will be circulated soon.
For any question do not hesitate to get in touch with us:

Critical Borders
Theories, Experiences 
and Narratives of Cultural Mobility

Interdisciplinary Colloquium of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

SUSTech - Southern University of Science and Technology
Shenzhen, November 18-20th, 2021

Keynote Speakers
: Prof. Yang Bin, University of Macau, Prof. Thomas Kvan, founding Dean of the School of Design, SUSTech.

Marta Arnaldi, University of Oxford, Translation and the Borders of the Future

Thomas Byrne, Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, Home-World and Alien-Worlds: A Phenomenology of Cultural Borders

Wendong Cui, City University of Hong Kong, In Search of a Self-Conscious Voice: Lu Xun’s Appropriation of German Weltliteratur Sources

Yiyi Luo, Capital Normal University, Beijing, A Displaced Poet’s Representation of Wars in the Sixth Century

Leonora Masini, Brown University, Providence, Representations of Eritrea in Italian Documentaries (1951 – 2015)

Nikolaos Mavropolous, SUSTech / European University Institute, Florence, Early Japanese Mobility Across the Pacific; Migrants or Colonizers?

Tommaso Pepe, SUSTech and Wuming Chang, Peking University (joint talk), The Shadow of Ulysses. Dante, Primo Levi and the Writing of Exile

Ailin Qian, SUSTech, Cities and Nostalgia in the Islamic World

Hiroko Naito, Institute of Developing Economies of Japan External Trade Organization. The Practice of Judicial Reform in China and Conditions for Success or Failure

Shakir Ullah, SUSTech / Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Local People in Pakistan: A Critical Review of Opportunities and Challenges

Luan Dong Vu, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Unearthing the Border: Frontier Mining and the Birth of a Sino-Vietnamese Borderland, 1725-1728

Mengwen Zhu, SUSTech, Tracking the Original: Ezra Pound's Translation and Transfiguration of Li Bai

Vivien Chan, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Place, Class and Social Movement in Hong Kong: A Geographical Information System Perspective

SUSTech will help to cover travel expenses for invited speakers. Researchers currently based outside China are welcome to submit an abstract for an online or hybrid presentation.

Organized by:

Tommaso Pepe

Tommaso Pepe

Tommaso Pepe is a literary scholar working on the intersections that cross literature, memory, trauma and intercultural dialogue.



Dr. Zui Cheng received her Ph.D. degree in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University.



I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Chinese Literature from the University of Hong Kong and Fudan University, respectively.