CFP: China in Latin America Working Papers Series

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CFP: China in Latin America Working Papers Series

The Asian Studies Center (ASC) and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh jointly invite submissions for a series of working papers about the role of China in Latin America. The intent of the series is to promote research and dialogue across disciplines on the varied impacts of China’s involvement in the region. Possible themes include but are not limited to the following:

-The history of relations between China and Latin America, both modern and pre-modern

-Analyses of flows of culture and ideas between China and Latin America, including effects on consumption patterns, popular culture, and tourism

-The repercussions of China’s activities in the region upon geopolitical interests and diplomatic relationships

-The implications of Chinese investments and trade for national economies, regional economic integration, and Latin America’s capacity to compete globally

-China’s demand for primary and energy exports and the economic, political, and environmental implications of that demand

-Chinese aid packages and loans and their contrast with traditional western donor strategies of tying aid to economic reforms, human rights, democracy, and transparency

-Migration, both legal and illegal, and related questions of diasporas and trafficking

-Security issues, such as money-laundering, supply lines for the production of illegal narcotics, and illegal mining

-Other transnational questions involving China and Latin America

Papers should be appropriate for academic exchange and based on original research. We are particularly interested in papers based on empirical, textual, or archival analyses. Selected papers will be published and promoted on University of Pittsburgh websites and authors will receive feedback from a group of academics associated with ASC and CLAS. Papers may be considered for additional publications such as edited volumes as the series progresses.

Submission guidelines:

Abstract: Less than 250 words describing the topic, its significance for the field, and research methods.

Paper: Generally under 10,000 words including notes and references. Longer papers may be acceptable. 

Kindly submit MS Word or MS Word compatible files.

Deadline: Ongoing

Please direct inquiries and submissions to Megan McLean, editor, at mmclean@pitt.edu