Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies 2020

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Call for Papers
November 1, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Fine Arts, Humanities, Intellectual History


Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies 2020

May 28 – 30, 2020



Call for Paper Proposals


Co-organized by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies and Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Theme: Intellectual Networks and Knowledge Production: Remapping Chinese Studies 



The Seventh Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies is now open for abstract submissions to gather young scholars across the globe to discover intellectual networks and/in knowledge production in the past and present of Chinese studies. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following:


  1. Rise and fall of schools of thought in any period of the history of China and the Chinese;
  2. Spread of key concepts and genealogies of knowledge of/about China in local and global context;
  3. (Re)interpretation, dissemination, appropriation and reception of classics and important texts;
  4. Knowledgeable communities, e.g. intellectuals, scholars, officials, literati, craftsmen, connoisseurs and more;
  5. Knowledge of/in traditionally marginalized groups;
  6. Methods for studying intellectual networks and knowledge production in Chinese studies.



Applicants must be:

  • Ph.D. candidates (i.e. after completion of qualifying examination); or
  • Ph.D. graduates with less than five years of work experience



Applications should include:

  • an abstract of no more than 400 words
  • a short biography of no more than 200 words


Apply online at:



Online Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

Acceptance Notification: 23 January 2020

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 9 April 2020



Round-trip airfare (economy class) and lodging expenses




Contact Info: 

Contact Info:

Organization: Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contacted Persons:
Professor Lai Chi Tim (
Ms. Lea Lai (

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