AACS 2018 Conference–cfp

Call for Papers
60th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies
Hosted by the University of Maryland School of Law
October 5-7, 2018

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee invites proposals for panels and papers concerning China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora for the 60th Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 5-7, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Social, Economic, and Political Change in China and Taiwan.” The AACS seeks to construct a balanced program, including panels representing the humanities, social sciences, communication studies, education, business, and other related disciplines. To mark the 60th anniversary of the AACS, the program committee welcomes, in particular, studies comparing developments in China and Taiwan over the past six decades. Professor Victor H. Mair of the University of Pennsylvania will give a keynote speech on “Yìduān 異端 in the Analects (2.16) and Beyond: Did Ancient China Have a Concept of ‘Heresy’?” at the annual meeting.

The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora (http://aacs.ccny.cuny.edu/homepage.htm). Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. Membership in AACS is required for participation in the annual conference, and non-members are welcome to submit proposals, join the Association, and participate in the annual conference. We encourage submissions from graduate students, junior and senior scholars, and international participants.

The program committee prefers proposals for complete panels (a chair, 3-4 papers, and 1-2 discussants) and roundtables (a chair and 3-4 other participants). The committee also welcomes proposals for individual papers and will attempt to place them on appropriate panels. Panels and roundtables concerning special events or topics of broad significance are welcome as well.

The program committee consists of Joel S. Fetzer (Pepperdine University), John Hsieh (University of South Carolina), Pei-te Lien (University of California, Santa Barbara), Fang-long Shih (London School of Economics and Political Science), and Yenna Wu (University of California, Riverside). Proposals should include the names and roles of panel/roundtable participants, contact information, paper topics and short abstracts (not to exceed 250 words). Please send your proposal by e-mail to the program chair, John Hsieh, at <aacs2017@gmail.com>. Please include complete contact information (institutional affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail) for all participants. The deadline for panel and individual proposals is April 1, 2018. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of their inclusion in the program by May 1, 2018.

The AACS views conference registration and attendance as a serious professional obligation. Panelists must register for the AACS 2018 conference before September 7, 2018 or be excluded from the printed program.

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