1st Notice of the 7th Conference of International Society for Shamanistic Research (ISSR)

9 January 2004, Beijing

Dear Sir or Madam,

Happy New Year!

We hereby have the honor to inform you that, with the approval of Chinese government, the 7th Conference of ISSR will be held in Changchun, China between 21-25 August, 2004. The conference will be organized by the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Society (CFLAS) and the ISSR. Therefore, we are now busy in preparing for the conference in order to make the conference an “Olympic Games” for shamanic studies.

The conference will include an academic symposium, fieldwork on shamanic culture, an exhibition of Chinese shamanic relics, shamanic craftwork and academic production selling, an excursion and so on.

Because of your contribution and reputation on shamanistic studies, we sincerely invite you to attend the conference. The Great Wall is looking forward your visit. Five thousands years Chinese history and culture are waiting for you.

Please tell us if you will attend the conference and send us the theme of your paper as well before February 29, 2004. We shall send out the formal invitation as soon as we receive your reply so that you can transact the procedures concerned.

Main topics of the conference:

1. General research of Chinese shamanic culture
2. Case study report of Chinese shamanic culture
3. Research of regional shamanic culture
4. Research of shamanic arts
5. Comparative study of shamanic cultures

Wish you all the best! We hope to see you in Changchun, China!

You can contact us by the following address:

The Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association
Liu Hui, Ligang, Ma Xuesong
No. 10 Nongzhanguan Nanli, Zhongguo Wenlian Dalou
Beijing, 100026, China
Phone: + 86-10-6500-4622, +86-10-6538-9232
Fax: + 86-10-6500-4622
E-mail: zlb@cflas.com and yjb@cflas.com