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Call for Papers
July 23, 2021 to August 1, 2021
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Oral History

By Ping-Chun Hsiung

Sociology, University of Toronto


Dear colleagues,


I’m organizing a panel for the AAS Annual Conference, to be held March 24-27 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The panel is tentatively entitled “Dissenting Voices, Resisting Positions.” It intends to unravel the notions of dissenting voices and resisting positions at the individual/communal levels across diverse contexts in East Asia.


My work examines how China’s Great Leap Forward and Great Famine (1959-62) are remembered. I call upon interviews and memoirs to understand how dissenting voices are narrated and resisting positions articulated. I compare the voices and positions of intellectuals and peasants. I discuss the implications of such voices and positions for state formation.


If interested, please send a title and abstract (max. 250 words) of your piece, as well a short bio/CV to by August 1, 2021. My intention is to propose an in-person panel. However, I am open to a virtual panel if there is sufficient interest.

Contact Info: 

Ping-Chun Hsiung

Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto

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