The World Congress of Semiotics, in its more than 40 years’ history, will be first time held in China，east Asia, in 2012. This IASS congress to be held in Nanjing a historic city symbolizes that the global semiotics begins to play a role of bridge linking (in the broadest sense)the eastern and western historical civilizations. Contemporary semiotics, as a general scholarship for promoting the semantically valid communications among different disciplines and cultures, has been deeply and widely engaged in all practices of social and human sciences yet. Over the past hundreds of years, scientific knowledge of mankind has made amazing progress owing to rational operations following ever-deepened academic compartmentalization. In the 21st century, however, social and human sciences are faced with an urgent requirement for horizontal and synthetic communications between various disciplines and cultural traditions. Accordingly, semiotics today indicates its serious significance in promoting the further development of social and human sciences along the interdisciplinary orientation.
The World Congress of Semiotics in Nanjing will do its best to present the recent important achievements of international semiotic scholarship, paying equal attention to different main theoretical sources of Europe and America. It will provide international participants, particularly those lacking chances to attend the earlier IASS activities, with convenience to join this great IASS forum. The Nanjing Congress will also be an ideal place for international scholars to have a better understanding of the realities and potentials of Asian and Chinese semiotics. We are warmly looking forward to seeing you all in Nanjing in 2012.
The related scientific and practical arrangements will be gradually announced in this website.
The Organizing Committee of the 11th World Congress of Semiotics,Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing， China
Eero Tarasti (Finland)Tarasti@helsinki.fi.
Anne Hénault (France) firstname.lastname@example.org.,
Youzheng Li (China) email@example.com.,
Jean-Claude Mbarga (Cameroun) firstname.lastname@example.org.,
Paul Cobley (UK) PaulLondonMet@aol.com.,
José Enrique Finol (Venezuela) email@example.com.
José María Paz Gago (Espana) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priscila Borges (Brasil) email@example.com.
Treasurer: Susan Petrilli (Italia) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice-Treasurier: John Deely (USA) email@example.com.
Editor-in-Chief of Semiotica: Marcel Danesi (Canada) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant of Editor-in-Chief of Semiotica: Andrea Rocci (Switzerland/Suisse) email@example.com.
This is the official website of the 11th World Congress of Semiotics that is to be held in Nanjing, China in 2012. Currently Nanjing Normal University, the host, is actively engaged in preparations for this important academic event, and the website is in construction. Now we are presenting to semioticians around the world some need-to-know information about it for your reference with more details to be added in the future.
Congress theme: Global Semiotics: A Bridge Linking Different Civilizations
Dates: 5 – 9 October, 2012
Venue: Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
International scholars: $300 ( Congress materials, all meals for five days including banquets)
International students: $150 (Congress materials, all meals for five days including banquets; appropriate identity certification required)
Accommodation: in downtown area, a range of hotels available, starting from $20 per night
Congress / Forum Registration: Oct 4 / 3, Jingshilou Hotel (see Program for details)
Contact: Mr. Ji Haihong (firstname.lastname@example.org )