EACS Young Scholar Award 2014


Chen LI (University of Oxford, UK)  |  Stone Carved Tombs of the Han Dynasty: A Study on the Origins


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Short-listed Candidates

Yu TAO (University of Oxford, UK)  |  Enemies of the State or Friends of the ‘Harmonious Society’?: Religious Groups and Collective Protests in Contemporary Rural China

Huiyi WU (Needham Research Institute, UK)  |  A Dialogue of Irreconcilables, or How an Eighteenth-Century French Jesuit translated a ‘Modern Atheist Chinese Philosopher’



Deadline: 15th Jan 2014


The Board of the European Association for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce again the EACS Young Scholar Award (YSA). The purpose of this award is to encourage research in Chinese studies among young scholars, especially, but not exclusively, scholars studying and working at European institutions.


We very much welcome submissions from candidates world-wide. The Young Scholar Award is made possible through generous support by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. It was first awarded during the 2004 biennial conference in Heidelberg. Almost all papers submitted by shortlisted candidates in previous competitions have now appeared as peer-reviewed publications. The next YSA will be announced at the XXth biennial conference in Braga and Coimbra, Portugal, in July 2014.


Candidates for the YSA should be 35 years of age or below AND their rank of academic employment should be below that of Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer or the equivalent ranks in other systems. The jury welcomes papers of high scholarly promise engaging primary sources, secondary scholarship, and innovative research methodologies relevant to the field. Papers should be written in English; only single-authored papers will be accepted. Papers should preferably be unpublished; however, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2014 Portugal conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of a maximum of 8000 to 8500 words (approximately 50,000 characters), with a one-page abstract. The copy should include the author’s full name, institution, and address.

The YSA jury hopes to nominate 3 finalists. Nominees will be invited to Portugal to attend the 2014 EACS conference where their papers will be presented during a special session. EACS will sponsor travel costs, per diem expenses as well as the conference registration fee of all shortlisted candidates. The winner of the YSA will be announced during the conference and honoured with the award of a certificate. Candidates submitting papers for the Young Scholar Award should be registered as EACS members.


The deadline for submission of both abstracts and papers is 15 January 2014. Proof of age and rank should be provided at the time of submission. Please send papers and abstracts by e-mail AND in hard-copy to the EACS Secretary Dr Tian Yuan Tan, Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom, tt26@soas.ac.uk . Applicants who encounter difficulties in mailing the copy of their work should contact the EACS Secretary. We very much hope you will consider submitting your work!


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