Call For Papers: First Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Chinese Studies

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Honolulu)
5–9th Jan 2020
Updated Deadline: 15th Sep 2019

The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is launching and organizing the first Hawai‘i International Conference on Chinese Studies (HICCS). This annual conference will provide a venue for scholars and educators in Chinese Studies to discuss the future directions of research on China and Chinese-speaking communities throughout the world. The interdisciplinary atmosphere will give scholars and advanced graduate students an international forum on the pedagogical challenges and intellectual complexities of Chinese cultures worldwide.

TOPICS: Papers can address one or more of the following fields of Chinese Studies:

Anthropology, Art, Business, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, Dance, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Health Sciences, History, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Theater, Translation Studies, etc.

$250 for registrations paid before September 15, 2019
$300 between September 16 and December 1, 2019
$350 thereafter

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Participants will submit title and abstract when submitting a proposal. Chinese and English papers are allowed. Please visit one of the
following two websites to submit your proposal:

Submit your proposal in English OR Chinese at (English) (Chinese)

– Limited campus housing is available for the conference at the Lincoln Hall and Hale Manoa, which are part of the East-West Center (EWC). These rooms offer a very affordable way to stay in Honolulu ($33–77 per night). You are encouraged to contact EWC as early as possible to reserve your room. Please email the EWC and let them know that you will be attending the “Hawaii International Conference on Chinese Studies”.

For more information on conference housing options offered by East-West Center, as well as its room reservation cancellation policy, see

Contact the Housing Reservations office for more information:

East-West Center Housing Office
1711 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1711
Telephone: (808) 944-7805

Additional hotel information for Waikiki lodging will be available on website soon.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information, please visit:

Center for Chinese Studies
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Moore Hall 417
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822


Download this announcement as PDF:CFP_July02_English  (English version), CFP_July02_中文 (Chinese version)