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16.08.2018
Chinese scholars impart experience and look forward to the upcoming international conference to be held at Mordovia State University
Chinese scholars impart experience and look forward to the upcoming international conference to be held at Mordovia State University

On August 16, M.M. Bakhtin Centre hosted a round table devoted to the preparation of the subsequent XVII international Bakhtin conference, which will be held at Mordovia State University in 2020. 

The round table discussion was mediated by Vice-Rector for Financial management - D.V. Okunev, the University group also included the head of the Department of research - A.M. Davydkin, scientists of the University, staff of the Center.

The delegation from China was represented by Dean of the College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Fudan University (Shanghai), Professor Wang Hongzhang, who was one of the main organizers of the XVI International Bakhtin conference, held in September 2017 in Shanghai, and a translator of M. Bakhtin's works, one of the editors of «Complete works by M. Bakhtin» (2009), Professor of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Hebei, China) Lu Xiaohe.

Professor Hongzhang told about the previous international Bakhtin conference. He underscored that the preparation took a lot of time and effort. "We have formed a good team, which included teaching staff, undergraduates, graduate students, auxiliary staff of Fudan University. The information about the conference was available two years before the event at the website of M.M. Bakhtin Center at Sheffield University (London), in social media, we created our own website of the conference, where we constantly updated the information”.

Professor Lu Xiaohe presented the Centre in Saransk with a 5-volume Chinese anthology of research concerned with M.M. Bakhtin's ideas, the second edition of «Complete works by M. Bakhtin» (2009).

The scientific director of the Centre - Natalia I. Voronina made a point that the topic and sections of the upcoming Bakhtin conference will be approved and arranged in September this year.

The upcoming conference in Saransk will be dedicated to the 125th anniversary since Mikhail Bakhtin’s birth and held in July 2020.


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