The forum is hosted by Kazan Federal University on 10th – 12th October.
This year, as usual, there are five major topics – questions of Chinese philology and language teaching, Russian-Chinese relations and foreign policy, history of China, Chinese philosophy and culture, and young researchers' section.
There are also two expert panels – one dedicated to discussion of preparing Russian schoolkids for the national Chinese language tournament, and the other is an open dialog on pertinent issues across all important themes of the conference. In particular, new textbooks and workbooks for Chinese language studies will be unveiled. This is all the more pertinent since Chinese is now one of the subjects of the Russian Unified State Exam, the mandatory graduation test in all Russian high schools.
Finally, Kazan Federal University will present a new periodical, Sovremennye Vostokovedcheskioe Issledovaniya (Contemporary Oriental Studies). The first issue covers China exclusively.
Source text: Alina Iskanderova
Photos: Inna Basyrova
Translation: Yury Nurmeev