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William Barry Ahearn <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 12 Mar 1998 14:03:31 -0600
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On behalf of Zhaoming Qian, please allow me to call this to your attention.
                                                        Barry Ahearn
The 18th International Ezra Pound Conference will be held in Beijing, China,
July 16-19, 1999.  Although Pound never visited the Far East, he drew much
of his inspiration from Chinese poetry, Japanese haiku and Noh drama, and
Confucian philosophy, which is threaded through _The Cantos_ In fact, in
1934, to answer Eliot's question, "What does Mr. Pound believe?" Pound said,
"I believe the _Ta Hio_," that is, _The Great Learning_, a Confucian classic.
The site of the Conference will be Beijing Foreign Studies University in a
western suburb of Beijing.  Participants can stay at a three-star hotel on
campus for a special rate of $55 single, $60 double, per night, or at
another campus hotel for $30 per night.  Excursions will be made to such
major attractions as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall,
Taishan, and Qufu, the birthplace of Confucius.  There will be a special
performance of the Peking Opera during the Conference.
The Committee invites proposals for papers on this (or other) topic:
Committee:  Zhaoming Qian, University of New Orleans
            William McNaughton, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong
            William Pratt, Miami University of Ohio
            Richard Taylor, University of Bayreuth
            Jian Zhang, Beijing Foreign Studies University
If you are interested in giving a paper at the Conference, send a synopsis
of your proposal (about 250 words) to the Convenor:  Professor Zhaoming
Qian, Department of English, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, U.S.A.
(FAX: 504-280-7334; E-mail: [log in to unmask]).  Limit for completed papers
will be 30 minutes delivered, allowing time for discussion afterwards.
Deadline for proposals:  October 28, 1998.
If you wish to submit a proposal for a paper, please write to Professor Qian
directly.  If you wish details of the Conference, E-mail Professor Zhang at:
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A registration fee of $120 (1,000 yuan), payable upon official registration
will cover admission to all events:
        1.  Social gathering on the evening of July 16
        2.  Breakfasts and lunches from July 17-19
        3.  Peking Opera performance on July 17
        4.  Banquet (offered by co-sponsor BFSU) on July 19
        5.  Afternoon tour of the Summer Palace and day tour of the
Forbidden                 City and Tiananmen Square
Limited additional charges will be made for the excursion to the Great Wall
on July 20, and for the excursion to Taishan/Qufu, July 22-25.  Bookings may
be made during the registration period, March 15-June 10, 1999, with full
advance payment possible by bank transfer or credit card.