CFP: Feminisms with Chinese Charaterstics

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Chinese Literature and Thought Today are happy to announce they are accepting creative pieces for their up-and-coming collaboration related to Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics. Submission Date: Friday 23 December 2022. 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS—Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics: A Scholarly and Creative Collaboration

What do feminisms mean to you? Whose feminisms? Do Chinese interpretations of feminisms accord with or contradict your own views? Perhaps you have not thought of these questions, especially the last one. This special collaboration between editors of 𝐹𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑠, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and Chinese Literature and Thought Today aims to bring together scholarly work and creative endeavours on feminisms.

We are looking for a group of creative writers to participate in a unique scholarly and creative collaboration. In this experiment, each writer will create an original piece of creative work in response to one essay in 𝐹𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑠 (Syracuse University Press, 2021), edited by Ping Zhu and Hui Faye Xiao. Each creative work should be at least 3 pages; it can be a long poem, a short story, a literary memoir, an inventive interview, and more—please surprise us.

Selected pieces by Ho, Xiao, and Zhu will be published in 𝐶ℎ𝑎 as a special feature and their authors will be invited to read their work in online events alongside the academics. Each selected creative writer will be awarded an honorarium for their contribution.

The collaboration is co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas, 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑇ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑇𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦, and 𝐶ℎ𝑎.

If you are interested in taking part in this project, please write to 𝐶ℎ𝑎’s editor Tammy Lai-Ming Ho ( with a short biography of no more than 300 words by Friday 23 December 2022. Writers who are chosen to participate in this experiment will be notified by the end of 2022. They will be given 80 days to complete their creative work. The online events to present the creative pieces are tentatively scheduled to take place in April-May 2023.

LINK to 𝐹𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑠:

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