Call for Papers

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‘China and the World: The Mapping of Exchange’

Deadline for submissions 15 January 2018 – Now closed!

The 22nd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies will be held in the University of Glasgow, Scotland on 29 August-1 September 2018. The conference is jointly organised by EACS, Scottish Centre for China Research (SCCR) and School of Culture and Creative Arts (SCCA) at the University of Glasgow.

Scholars from Europe and beyond are invited to submit their paper and panel proposals here. An international board of referees will evaluate the proposals submitted to the organisers. The language of the conference is English.

Though the conference has a theme ‘China and the World: The Mapping of Exchange’, the theme will be treated broadly under the following sections:

  1. Linguistics
  2. Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
  3. Translation and Sinophone Studies
  4. Premodern Literature
  5. Modern Literature
  6. Cinema, Theatre, Performing Arts
  7. Art, Archeology & Material Culture
  8. Inscriptions and Manuscripts
  9. Religion
  10. Philosophy
  11. Premodern History
  12. Modern History
  13. East-West Contacts
  14. Hong Kong Studies
  15. Politics
  16. International Relations
  17. Sociology & Anthropology
  18. Gender Studies
  19. Economics
  20. Law
  21. Digital Humanities
  22. Environment

Special Call for Papers on ‘Collections’

In addition, we are looking to create sessions with a special focus on ‘Collections’: collecting and collections of Chinese artefacts both in Europe and beyond and/or object biographies of them.

Panels are fixed at 2 hours each and two different formats of participation are accepted.

Session proposal

Session abstract max. 250 words, including name of organizer, chair, participants and discussant; in addition, 3–4 paper abstracts (max. 250 words each). The length of each presentation is to be decided by the panel organiser. The session organiser is free to think of alternate session formats, as long as the presentations fit into the two-hour limit.

Individual paper format

Paper proposal (max. 250 words). The length of each paper is 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute discussion.

Additional Information

All submitters are asked to add a short biography of max. 3 sentences, their status and affiliation (e.g. PhD candidate, University of Glasgow) as well as contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail) to their application.

Applications should be completed using the submission form on this website before 15 January 2018. Questions regarding alternate panel formats are welcome at any time before this date. Please contact