As of today (April 4, 2020), we are still planning for the EACS 2020 conference to go ahead as scheduled. However, the board of the European Association for Chinese Studies will continue to monitor the developing pandemic situation and will make a final decision near the end of May. This decision will be publicly announced by June 1 at the latest.
In the meantime, we encourage participants with accepted papers to continue registering for the conference, but we recommend holding off on booking travel and accommodations until after June 1. Should the conference end up being cancelled, registration fees will be refunded.
The registration deadline for accepted panelists and individual paper presenters has been extended until June 15.
The German Federal Ministry of Health answers frequently asked questions here (in English): https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/press/2020/coronavirus.html
Conference updates will be communicated both on the EACS Conference website (https://conference.uni-leipzig.de/eacs2020/) and through this email list.