Call for Papers: China-Workshop „Iserlohn 2023“

Schwerte, Germany
22-23rd Jul 2023

Deadline: 10th May 2023
The “Iserlohn Network” is a loose circle of young social scientists working on China. Our annual workshop will be held from 22 to 23 July 2023 at Haus Villigst near the town of Schwerte.

This year, we focus on “Social Practices in Contemporary Chinese Studies”. In academia, our work often consists of documenting, analysing and classifying the behaviour, agency, and activities of individuals and groups. Which actions or actors in your research field arouse your interest and why? Where do you see yourselves in the research process, what is the starting point for your study, and in which direction are you drawn? The presentations should address the social practices examined in your project and/or the research practice guiding your inquiries. We hope that this broad topic speaks to many of you and are looking forward to a diverse range of contributions!

The workshop provides a forum for young scholars who would like to present and discuss their PhD theses, post-doctoral, or other research in a casual environment with other social scientists exploring China.

The registration deadline is 10 May 2023. Please email the registration form, including the topic of your presentation and a short abstract (500 words), to We will send our invitations to the workshop until 20 Mai 2023. Binding registration will be until 15 June 2023. We also ask that you please submit a paper of no more than 5 pages by 7 July 2023. Talks will be twenty minutes long and followed by a twenty-minute discussion.

Costs for board and lodging (single room) will be about 139 Euros, for double rooms (if available) it will be cheaper.

We will be happy to answer any remaining questions!

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Ryanne Flock
Research Associate

Grete Schönebeck
Research Associate

Matthias Hackler
Parliamentary assistant at the European Parliament

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