General Information


All events and sessions of the conference will be held in Weichang Building, D Building, DJ Building and J Building of Shanghai University's Baoshan Campus.

Registration Desk

The registration desk is at the entrance of Weichang Building. Participants can pick up their delegate bag, badge and lunch tickets from 8:30 to 18:00 on Aug 12th, 13th and 15th and from 13:30 to 18:30 on Aug 14th.
This entrance will also have a special desk for on-site registration for those who failed to do online registration and report to the organizers. The desk is only available on the morning of Aug 12th, from 9:00 to 10:30.
The badge entitles you to enter all conference rooms and attend the academic events. Coffee and pastries during the scheduled breaks are served only to participants wearing their badges. We therefore kindly ask you to wear your badge at all times during the conference.
If you have any questions, please ask for help from the registration desk during the hours listed above, or call the conference info mobile phone (+86 - 137-3220-4324) during the conference.


Please connect to “Shu(ForAll)” if you applied for a free wifi account by submitting your name and passport number by email. The username is your passport number and the password is crossroads2018. You can also connect to “eduroam” if you have an eduroam account through your home institution. You will not be able to connect to Google, YouTube and so on via wifi if you are not using a VPN.
We kindly remind you to download and store all the materials you need to do your presentation on a usb disk before you come to China.

Book of Abstracts

The book of abstracts will be delivered to your email before Aug 9th. Please check it, and download if needed it before you come to the conference. There will be a limited amount of printed ones for you to buy at the registration desk after the opening keynote.
A (*) after the name of a panelist means the panelist has not completed their online registration in advance and not asked for permission to complete on-site registration.
There is a map, in the book and the program, to show the cities where the participants from Chinese-speaking societies come from. We hope it will be helpful for you to gain a whole picture of the development of Cultural Studies in these societies.
The list of participants is arranged according to the way the participants fill in their names online to register.

Paper Sessions

Session duration is 90 minutes. The time reserved for one paper presentation is usually 20 mins. The presentations are followed by discussion and Q&A. The session chair will help to keep time.


There will be volunteers in the conference venue at all times who will be wearing white or blue t-shirts with the Crossroads logo. They are happy to help you with any questions or problems you may have during the conference.


Lunch will be served at Yixin Restaurant (2nd floor) or Shanming Halal Restaurant (3rd floor). Lunch is included in the registration fee. Please use your lunch tickets for this purpose.
It takes about 15mins to walk from D Building to Yixin Restaurant and 20 mins to walk to Shanming Halal Restaurant. The shuttle buses between DJ Building and the restaurants will be available during lunchtime. The shuttle bus schedule will be announced daily.
Please follow the guidance of volunteers to take the shuttle bus and at lunch if it becomes too crowded at the bus stops or in the restaurants.

Book Exhibitions & E-display

The lobby of Weichang Building and the first floor of DJ Building will have Publisher exhibits and an E-display of cultural studies journals in different languages during the conference.

ACS general meeting

The ACS general meeting is on the second floor of Yixin Restaurant during lunchtime on Aug 15th.


Smoking is prohibited indoors.

Beverages and Snacks

You can buy beverages and snacks with cash at the store located in the basement of D Building. It is open from 8:00 to 19:00 during the conference.

Public Transportation Card and Taxis

You can buy a public transportation card (stored value card) at all metro stations in Shanghai, and use it to pay for public buses, the metro, and taxis.
Uber and Didi Chuxin (滴滴出行) are both options in Shanghai. Remember to take a receipt that will give you clues to retrieve anything left in the car.

More Information

More lodging information is on the webpage of Crossroad2018 (
More tourist information can be found at

Click here to download Full Program.(For the most up-todate schedule , refer to the full program)

Click here to download Program Book.

Click here to download Book of Abstracts.

Click here to see Advisory Committee for Crossroads 2018 Shanghai.

Program of Crossroads 2018 Conference
Please see the brief program for Crossroads2018 conference as below. The more detailed program will be coming around the early of August.

2018/08/12  Sunday
8:30-9:00 Registration Session (Weichang Building)
9:00-9:20 Opening Ceremony (Weichang Building)
9:20-10:50 Opening Keynote (Weichang Building)
Guy Standing, The Precariat under Rentier Capitalism: Why Basic Income is Vital
10:50-11:10 Coffee Break (DJ103, DJ104 & DJ108)
11:10-12:40 Parallel Sessions A (D & DJ Building)
12:40-13:50 Lunch (Yixin Restaurant & Shanming Halal Restaurant)
13:50-15:20 Parallel Sessions B (D & DJ Building)
15:30-17:00 Parallel Sessions C (D & DJ Building)
17:00-17:20 Coffee Break (DJ103, DJ104 & DJ108)
17:20-18:50 Parallel Sessions D (D & DJ Building)
19:30 Reception (off campus, assembly at 18:50 for bus transit)
2018/08/13  Monday
9:00-10:30 Plenary Session I(Weichang Building)
The Urban-Rural Relationships
Wang Xiaoming, Chair
Wen Tiejun: The Challenge of Global Crisis and China’s Strategy of Rural Revitalization
María del Carmen Rojas, Social Determination as a Tool to Transform the Urban/Rural Relationship
Cheikh Gueye, Urban-Rural in Africa: Between Hybridization and Open Territories
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break (DJ103, DJ104 & DJ108)
10:50-12:20 Parallel Sessions E (D & DJ Building)
12:20-13:30 Lunch (Yixin Restaurant & Shanming Halal Restaurant)
13:30-15:00 Spotlight Sessions F (J Building)
  [F1] Institutional Dilemma and Cultural Practices: Doing Cultural Studies in Mainland China
  [F2] Back to the Future: Asian Imaginations
  [F3] Publishing Cultural Studies, Now and in the Future
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break (DJ103, DJ104 & DJ108)
15:20-16:50 Parallel Sessions G (D & DJ Building)
17:00-18:30 Parallel Sessions H (D & DJ Building)
2018/08/14  Tuesday
12:30-13:30 Lunch (Yixin Restaurant & Shanming Halal Restaurant)
13:30-15:00 Plenary Session II (Weichang Building)
Christopher Connery, Chair
Neferti X. M. Tadiar, Servility and Servitude: Reproductive Work in the Globopolis
Yann Moulier Boutang, Metamorphosis in Work and Capitalism, Good or Bad News? Elements for an Assessment
Asad Haider, Post-Work and the "Post-" Condition
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break (DJ103, DJ104 & DJ108)
15:20-16:50 Parallel Sessions I (D & DJ Building)
17:00-18:30 Parallel Sessions J (D & DJ Building)
2018/08/15  Wednesday
9:00-10:30 Parallel Sessions K (D & DJ Building)
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break (DJ103, DJ104 & DJ108)
10:50-12:20 Spotlight Sessions L (J Building)
  [L1] The Utility of African Cultural Studies: National and Global Formation and Intervention
  [L2] Configurations of Hope: Youth Activism in Asia
  [L3] The Nusantara Kampoong Network: Cultural Alternative for Social Transformation
12:20-13:30 Lunch (Yixin Restaurant & Shanming Halal Restaurant)
ACS General Assembly Meeting (Yixin Restaurant)
13:30-15:00 Parallel Sessions M (D & DJ Building)
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break (DJ103, DJ104 & DJ108)
15:20-16:00 Stuart Hall Prize Awarding Ceremony (Weichang Building)
Lawrence Grossberg: Pessimism of the Will, Optimism of the Intellect: A Life in Cultural Studies
16:00-17:20 Closing Keynote (Weichang Building)
Meaghan Morris: Institutional Kung Fu: On the Arts of Making Things Happen
17:20-17:30 Closing Ceremony (Weichang Building)
19:00 Farewell Party (additional fees and reservation required, off campus, assembly at 17:45 for bus transit)