Call for Papers|Young Scholars Conference 2023


Call for Papers:

Young Scholars Conference 2023

Hosted by

the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China

Co-Organized by

the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego and the Carter Center

August 29-30, 2023

La Jolla, California

Theme: Chinese State and Society in the Time of COVID

This conference will bring together young scholars studying China's politics, society, economy, and foreign relations during the disruptions brought on by COVID. Since the outbreak of COVID, the world has been rocked politically, economically, and socially. We are soliciting papers from young scholars, including faculty and graduate students, based on their research on China and its external relations during the pandemic. While the conference aims to catalyze original evidence-based research on China, it will convene 1-2 panels that will focus on research related to U.S.-China relations.

We invite young scholars, including advanced graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career faculty to submit papers as described below to participate in our conference. Conference organizers will provide reimbursement up to $1,000 to selected speakers for travel to and accommodations in San Diego. Meals will be covered during the conference. UC San Diego and other students interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

Additionally, this conference will invite leading scholars in the field to participate in the conference as moderators, discussants, and audience members.

Applicants should submit a brief abstract (under 250 words) and a short (under one page) cover letter describing how your proposed paper fits into the conference, the current state of data collection/analysis, and any other relevant details to help us understand your contribution to the conference.

Applicants should attach PDFs of their abstract, brief description, and CV to the form found on this link. Email any questions to Harris Doshay at Applications must be submitted by May 1st, 2023. Completed papers should be sent to the conference organizers by August 10th.