Call for Papers: “New European research on contemporary China” European Junior China Scholars Conference

Beijing, 6th – 7th Jul 2012
Deadline: 1st Mar 2012

This conference aims to bring together doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and recent PhDs based in China, either European nationals or affiliated with European research institutions, in order to produce an overview of the emerging problematics in Chinese studies. The focus of the conference is on contemporary China, in a multi-disciplinary perspective.


French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Hong Kong and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Beijing.
Conference website: External Link or
Contact: Ms. Heipo Leung,

Who can apply?

The Conference is designed for doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences or Chinese studies, focusing on contemporary China; and encompassing, but not limited to, the following disciplinary fields: anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, literature, political science and sociology.

They can be either European nationals or scholars affiliated with a European university or research institution, regardless of nationality (including Chinese scholars).

They should be either based in China, or be in China at the time of the conference (for example on a research trip). Limited funding will be available for travel within China and accommodation for researchers not based in Beijing.

Registration details and schedule
?1?    A title and proposal (up to 20 lines) in English is to be sent by 01 March 2012 to Ms. Heipo Leung:
?2?    The selected participants will be notified by 31 March 2012.
?3?    The final papers (up to 8000 words) should be sent by 01 June 2012
?4?    Selected papers may be published in the peer-reviewed international journal China Perspectives/ Perspectives chinoises.

For further information, please contact Ms Heipo Leung:

CEFC – French Centre for Research on Contemporary China
20/F Wanchai Central Building, 89 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2876 6910    
Fax: (852) 2865 7903

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