Call For Entries

2023-09-08 11:43:54

New Trends, New Journey:

The 5th Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium

William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

November 09-11, 2023

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University cooperates with the Department of Art, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences of William Paterson University, and Chinese-American Art Faculty Association (CAAFA) to host “New Trends and New Journey: The 5th National Symposium of Chinese-American Art Faculty form November 8-11, 2023.

The conference will include sharing and exchanging academic ideas and works, group discussions and thematic speeches. The keynote speaker is Dr. Natacha Chuk, a media theorist, researcher from NYC. The theme of her speech is “the potential and challenges of artificial intelligence in academia”. The participants are Chinese-American art professors from various universities in North America. They are not only art educators and artists at higher educational institutions in US but also in China. Their works and seminar themes reflect their cross-cultural experience, creative vision and the integration of the essence from their cultural and artistic background and perspectives.


Eligibility: This call is open to all Chinese-American art faculty who currently teach or visit at North American universities and colleges.

Registration deadline: by/before September 25, 2023

Call for Proposal: CAAFA Organization Committee cordially invites proposals for individual presentations and panel discussions. After initial review of all submissions, the Committee will select and determine the order of members’ presentations. 


September 30, 2023: deadline for entry submissions
September 30, 2023: notice of acceptance

Symposium agenda:


4:00pm Conference check-in and registration


8:30am -12:00pm, New Trends and New Journey: Art Research and Art Creation Presentation
2:00pm – 4:30pm, Conference Opening Celebration and Keynote Speeches
2:00 – 2:30, Opening of the conference and celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Chinese- American Art Faculty Association
2:30 – 4:30,  Keynote speech: The Potential and Challenges of AI in Academia by Dr. Natacha Chuk, a media theorist, researcher in NYC
6:30pm, CAAFA Affairs Conference


8:30am -12:00pm Art Seminar
New Trends and New J: Art Research and Art Creation Seminar
2:00pm – 4:30pm Teaching Exchange 
Art Teaching Experience in America
6:30pm CAAFA Affairs Conference


Check-out hotel and visit NYC museum by personal choice.

Hotel information:

Baymont by Wyndham Pompton Plains/Wayne
140 Route 23 North, Pompton Plains, New Jersey

Organization Committee:

Conference Program Chair: 

Prof.Qian Li, Cleveland State University
Prof.Peili Wang, Savannah College of Art and Design


Prof. Wei Dong, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Prof. Lawrence Tzuchi Yun, California State University, Fullerton
Prof. Snow Yunxue Fu, New York University