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September 09, 2013

Call for Proposals: Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities

A joint organizing committee of Stanford and UC Berkeley faculty announces the inaugural Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities, to be held April 12, 2014, at the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University. We plan this as a regional and national annual meeting of graduate students specializing in pre-modern Chinese studies, alternating sites in future years between Stanford and Berkeley. The conference aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to present and discuss innovative research on China.

The one-day conference will feature up to eight graduate student presentations of original research on any aspect of pre-modern Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought. We encourage proposals that explore new methodologies, utilize recent developments in digital technology, or reconfigure or cross disciplinary boundaries.

The conference will cover expenses for lodging and round-trip transportation (within North America) for the conference presenters. Other interested students, at Stanford, Berkeley and beyond, are encouraged to attend. Conference registration is free.

Papers will be selected by a joint faculty-student committee of China specialists at the two institutions. Local faculty will serve as discussants for the selected papers.

Applicants are encouraged to present papers associated with ongoing or projected dissertation research.

Now accepting applications for the 2014 conference. April 12, 2014, at Stanford University

To apply, submit a single-spaced 300-word paper proposal and short bio via our online submission system at

Deadlines: paper proposal and brief bio due December 10, 2013. Notification of acceptance by January 15, 2014. Full paper due March 20, 2014.

For inquiries, contact the Stanford organizers: Ronald Egan
(ronegan[at]stanford[dot]edu) and Yiqun Zhou (yzhou1[at]stanford[dot]edu).

Posted by zzhu at September 9, 2013 11:17 AM