The purpose of the Association is to promote and foster, by every possible means, all scholarly activities related to Chinese Studies in Europe. The Association shall not engage in any political activity.

L'Association a pour but de promouvoir et de favoriser par tous moyens toutes activités scientifiques relevant des études chinoises en Europe. Elle n'aura aucune activité politique.


Vacant position: Postdoctoral researcher in the Cultural History of China (Sinology)
Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Deadline: 30th Apr 2015
The Amsterdam School of Culture and History of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the Cultural History of China (Sinology) as part of the project The Chinese Impact: Images and Ideas of China in the Dutch Golden Age (NWO-Vidi). This project explores the mutual perceptions that resulted from the cultural exchange between China and the Low Countries (Northern and Southern Netherlands) in the seventeenth century. ASCH is one of the six res [ ... ]

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Call for papers: International Conference "Media and Politics - Discourses, Cultures, and Practices"
Friday, 27 Feb 2015

University of Milan, Italy
27- 28th May 2015
Deadline: 20th Mar 2015
The Department of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication and the Contemporary Asia Research Centre of the University of Milan are pleased to announce the organization of an international conference on "Media and Politics: Discourses, Cultures, and Practices" which will be held at the Polo di Mediazione Interculturale e Comunicazione on 27th-28th May 2015.   Description: Media and politics have always been interconnected. On the [ ... ]

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Five vacant positions: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen (100%, TV-L E 13, zunächst befristet auf zwei Jahre, vorbehaltlich Mittelzuweisung)
Friday, 27 Feb 2015

Erlangen, Germany
Beginning 1st Jul 2015
Deadline: 15th Mar 2015
Das Internationale Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung (IKGF) „Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa“ der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ist eines von zehn deutschlandweit vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung geförderten Käte Hamburger Kollegs, an welchen auf Einladung der Kollegsleitung kontinuierlich zehn internationale Gastwissenschaftler/innen für i.d.R. ein Jah [ ... ]

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Call for papers: International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL)
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015

Newcastle University, UK
10 - 12th Dec 2015
Deadline: 25th May 2015
The Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS), Newcastle University, UK is delighted to announce a forthcoming conference--- the International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL) on 10th - 12th December, 2015. The Symposium aims to promote worldwide collaboration on Chinese theoretical and applied linguistics by giving researchers an opportunity to share their work. Confirmed speakers for the confer [ ... ]

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Vacant position: History and philology of classical China
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015

Paris, France
Starting date: 1st Oct 2015
Job Profile: The professorship for which applications are invited covers a broad field as it concerns the establishment of the intellectual traditions of classical China. Philology is given a central role in the teaching duties of the post which aim, through the study of ancient texts and commentaries organised within specific themes, to train students in the critical analysis of literary and historical sources while providing an introduction to the issues of textual transmissi [ ... ]

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CCK Foundation Library Travel Grant 2015
Thursday, 12 Feb 2015

Deadlines: 20th Mar & Oct 2015
Thanks to the continued support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation the EACS also in 2015 is able to fund one-week visits for specialised research in Sinological libraries in Berlin, Cambridge, Heidelberg, Leiden, London, Munich, Oxford or Paris.
Applications received before the two deadlines of March 20 and October 20 will be considered within 3 weeks after receipt.
Applicants should be Sinologists based permanently in Europe and preferably paid-up members of the EACS. Applications from non- [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary conference - "To boldly go where no man has gone before: The Fascination with the Unknown: Time"
Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015

Berlin, Germany
9 - 11th Jul 2015
Deadline: 1st Mar 2015
The unknown and unfamiliar enthrall us. They exert a profound fascination. Following an interdisciplinary symposium, which explored the fascination with the unknown with regard to space (“To boldly go where no man has gone before – Fascination with the Unknown: Space”, 30 th -31 st May, 2014), this conference will explore the attraction of the unknown with regard to time. Unknown time alludes to specific periods of time that have not yet been fully explored, r [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: Conference on Religions and Politics in Contemporary Chinese SocietiesCall for Papers: Conference on Religions and Politics in Contemporary Chinese Societies
Friday, 30 Jan 2015

Olomouc, Czech Republic
2 - 4th Apr 2015
Deadline: 1st Mar 2015
Organizers: EU project CHINET, reg. no.: CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0152, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc & Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University Brno Conference venue: Art Centre (Konvikt), Palacký University Olomouc, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc, Czech Republic Conference dates: April 2 – 4, 2015 Conference language: English Keynote speakers:     Gerda Wielander (University of Westminster, UK)
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Vacant Position: Department in Paris 7 is inviting applications for an Associate Professor (Maître de conférences) position
Friday, 30 Jan 2015

Paris, France
Deadline: 18th Mar 2015
Associate Professor (tenured) in contemporary Chinese studies. The candidate will be a historian/social scientist, proficient in Chinese (oral and written), and able to teach (in French) language and culture courses at all levels. He will participate in administrative duties of the department.   Research Fields 1 Asian studies
2 Contemporary history
3 Modern history
4 Social changes   Download the job announcement as PDF...  

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MERICS European China Talent Program
Friday, 30 Jan 2015

Berlin, Germany
6 - 8th May 2015
Deadline: 9th Feb 2015
The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) strives to encourage European students and young graduates to deepen their engagement with contemporary China. By bringing together fifteen outstanding European students and graduates, the MERICS European China Talent Program provides a platform for exchange of perspectives on China and supports the development of a long-lasting network of future European China experts. The three-day program will take place fr [ ... ]

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Lingua Sinica is accepting submissions
Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

Lingua Sinica is the first Open Access international journal devoted to languages and linguistics of China, aiming to achieve the widest possible visibility and optimal international impact of its published research publishing research articles that bridge theoretical orientations, research paradigms, and linguistic traditions providing free accessibility to linguists in China and around the world to promote effective research dissemination and exchange The Open Access fees (Article-Processing Charges) for thi [ ... ]

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New association: European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP)
Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

In October 2014, the European Association for Chinese philosophy (EACP) was established. If you are interested in our activities, please check the EACP website (http://www.ea-cp.eu/ ). We invite you to join us and to fill out your membership application form at the tab "Members"; (http://www.ea-cp.eu/members ). We are looking forward to hearing from you and hoping the EACP registration will be one of the first joyful activities you will be performing in 2015. We are open for all membership proposals and invite you to sp [ ... ]

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Oriens Extremus (52.2013) „Chinese Reflections on the Exile Experience after 1949“ Now AvailableOriens Extremus (52.2013) „Chinese Reflections on the Exile Experience after 1949“ Now Available
Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

Volume 52, edited by Thomas Fröhlich and Brigit Knüsel Adamec, will be a special volume devoted to inese Reflections on the Exile Experience after 1949. China’s 20th century was a century marked by exile. The multifarious experience of exile is arguably one of the salient features of a distinction, as historical periods, between the 19th and 20th century in China.   Visit Oriens Extremus' website at: ternal Link...                          [ ... ]

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Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

Deadline: 17th Apr 2015
Edited by Adriana ŞERBAN (Paul Valéry University, Montpellier) and Kelly Kar Yue CHAN (The
en University of Hong Kong) “Every high C accurately struck utterly demolishes the theory that we are the irresponsible puppets of fate and chance”, wrote W.H. Auden in 1951 (p. 10). Auden, who was an opera lover, librettist and translator of libretti, considered opera “the last refuge of the High style” and perhaps the only art “to which a poet with a nostalgia for those times past when po [ ... ]

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Daria Berg. Daria Berg. "Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700" Routledge, 2013.
Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers of culture. This book examines the place of women in the cultural elite and in society more generally, reconstructing examples of particular women’s personal experiences, an [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: 2015 SPAS Graduate Student Conference 
 on Asian Studies: "Against the Current: Transforming Perspectives in Asia"
Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

Honolulu, HI, USA
18 - 20th Mar 2015
Deadline: 10th Jan 2015
The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) welcomes papers, performances, and panel proposals for its 26 th annual graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Center for Korean Studies on the UHM campus in Honolulu, HI on March 18-20, 2015. The theme this year is “AGAINST THE CURRENT: TRANSFORMING PERSPECTIVES IN ASIA.”

this year's theme indicates, we are interested in accepting p [ ... ]

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Tian Yuan Tan and Paolo Santangelo, Passion, Romance, and Qing: The World of Emotions and States of Mind in Peony Pavilion (3 vols.). Leiden, Boston: Brill. (Emotions and States of Mind in East Asia series)Tian Yuan Tan and Paolo Santangelo, Passion, Romance, and Qing: The World of Emotions and States of Mind in Peony Pavilion (3 vols.). Leiden, Boston: Brill. (Emotions and States of Mind in East Asia series)
Monday, 17 Nov 2014

"Passion, Love, and Qing examines the vitality of Peony Pavilion, the most famous drama in Ming China (1368-1644), through four essays (by Isabella Falaschi, Paolo Santangelo, Tian Yuan Tan, and Rossella Ferrari) and an extensive Glossary of specific terms and expressions related to the representation of emotions and states of mind. It explores the evolution and permanence of the universal message about passion or emotions contained in the language of the play. Written in the late Ming, Peony Pavilion embodies the new trend [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: "Zhu Xi and his Efforts for Renewal: Innovation, Social Reform and Epistemology 朱子知識論與社會革新" International Conference
Friday, 07 Nov 2014

Trier, Germany
11 - 12th Jul 2015
Deadline: 20th Nov 2014
The emergence of daoxue Confucianism in the 11th and 12th centuries is a pivotal point in
the history of Chinese thought, often considered to be the beginning of a new era (as the
controversial term “Neo-Confucian” illustrates). During the second half of the 20 th century,
lars have profoundly explored the new approach of Zhu Xi and others of his era to-
ward ethics, self-cultivation and metaphysics. In more recent times, the horizon has been
further enlarged by [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: Studying Rural Chinese Society in the 21st Century: Emerging Themes and New Challenges
Monday, 27 Oct 2014

Jerusalem, Israel
9 - 11th Mar 2015

Confirmed keynote speaker: Jonathan Unger (ANU)
Rural Chinese society is currently undergoing dramatic change. The previously rigid institutional divisions between rural and urban populaces are weakening; the Chinese government is investing ever greater resources in the improvement of rural life, and the speed of urban-rural integration is increasing. As greater numbers of villagers are migrating to urban areas or even abroad in search for work, many are establishing their res [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: 9th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-9)
Monday, 27 Oct 2014

Stuttgart, Germany
24 - 26th Sep 2015
Deadline: 30th Apr 2015
We invite anonymous abstracts for 30-minute talks (20+10) presenting new research into all areas of Chinese linguistics (excluding Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language). Submissions may not exceed 500 words and must be written in English. Presentations at the conference may be in Mandarin Chinese or English. Please indicate the language of presentation in the abstract. Please include 2 to 4 keywords right underneath the title of your abstract. No more than on [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: Workshop "Networks and Communication in East Asia and Beyond in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries"
Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014

London, UK
6 - 7th Mar 2015
Deadline: 30th Nov 2014
The workshop entitled 'Networks and Communication in East Asia and Beyond in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries' will be taking place on 6 and 7 March 2015 at Senate House, University of London.
This workshop sets out to explore the building of information and communications networks during the 19th and early 20th centuries across East Asia and beyond. Building on prior studies on trade and exchange of ideas between East and West, this workshop will focus on the mo [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC)
Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014

Univ. of Kentucky, USA
23 - 25th Apr 2015
Deadline: Nov 10th 2014
Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of the field of East Asian studies. Paper presentations are 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute question and answer session. In addition for individual abstracts for paper presentations, proposals for panels of 5 papers will be considered.  The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations. In addition to sessions on East Asian Studies, this year [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: Third Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

New Jersey, USA
16th Apr 2016
Deadline: 30th Sep 2014
The Third Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy is now calling for proposals for papers in Chinese philosophy that directly engage with the works of living Western philosophers. All topics are welcome. Our aim at this Workshop is to bring together scholars in Chinese philosophy with philosophers in the Western analytic tradition on a philosophical topic of mutual interest. Ideally, submitted proposals will directly discuss the work of a living philosopher whom we will i [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) 9
Monday, 15 Sep 2014

Adelaide, Australia
5 - 9th Jul 2015
Deadline: 30th Oct 2014
The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. It attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 17,000 academics together at eight conventions. We are looking forward to receiving your proposal for ICAS 9.   ICAS 9 [ ... ]

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Call for Panels: 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA)
Monday, 30 Jun 2014

Paris, France
6th - 10th Jul 2015
The 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA) will take place in Paris, 6-10 July 2015. It is organised under the auspices of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), on behalf of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (ISHEASTM). The conference is the latest in a series of major international meetings that have taken place in Europe, East Asia and America since 1990. It will brin [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: "The Shaping of Christianity in China: a fresh look at the contribution of indigenous Christians"
Friday, 13 Jun 2014

Oxford, UK
21st - 22nd May 2015
Deadline: 31st Dec 2014
Several scholars have agreed to lend their support to an initiative from Dr Peter Rowan, the UK National Director of OMF International, to hold a two-day conference at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS), Woodstock Road, Oxford, in Spring 2015, to mark the 150 years since the foundation of the China Inland Mission/OMF.  Among those supporting this initiative are Dr Patrick Fung (General Director OMF, Singapore), Dr Tom Harvey (OCMS), Professor David K [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: International Conference: "Translation Talk"
Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014

London, UK
23rd - 24th Apr 2015
Deadline: 1st Jul 2014
A 2-day international conference to be held at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK, on Thursday 23 - Friday 24 April 2015. Can translation be said to define the contemporary ethos (Alexis Nouss, 2007)? This conference asks to what extent the concept of ‘ ranslation' and images of translators and interpreters have been employed to talk about ideas wel [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: Oriens Extremus
Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014

Deadline 30th Mar 2015
Oriens Extremus invites contributions to a special section on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the journal La Jeunesse (Xin Qingnian 新青年), founded in Shanghai in September 1915. We take this centennial as an occasion to discuss not only the historical and intellectual significance of La Jeunesse itself, but also the wider thematic field of youth movements in modern East Asia. Oriens Extremus seeks contributions that focus on concepts and strategies of youth activism and its media, in [ ... ]

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For EACS Members: EACS Newsletter #48For EACS Members: EACS Newsletter #48
Friday, 15 Nov 2013

For EACS Members: EACS Newsletter #48   Access to our latest newsletter (#48) is restricted to our members. If you want to apply for membership in the EACS, please fill in the registration form on the members page.   If you already are EACS member but didn't receive the newsletter or wish to have it re-sent, please contact the webmaster. Topics in this issue   EACS addresses Message from the Newsletter Editor Report from the President Report from the Secretary News from the Treasurer C [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: SHARP in China 2015: ICHS/CISH Conference: “Reading, Writing and the Book: New Histories / La Lecture, l’écriture et le livre: nouvelles perspectives”
Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013

Jinan, Shandong, VRC
24th - 28th Aug 2015
Deadline: 30th Nov 2013
As an International Affiliated International Organization of the International Committee on the Historical Sciences, SHARP is in a position to organize three sessions during the week-long conference to be held in Jinan, in Shandong Province of Eastern China, August 24 to 28, 2015. This is a call for papers with a due date of 30 November 2013.

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