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.


The "Braga Incident" - Timeline with Links to Articles and Comments

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Letter of Protest at Interference in EACS Conference in Portugal, July 2014

To whom it may concern

At the recent conference in Portugal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) that began on 23 July 2014 the conference organizers in the University of Minho and Coimbra University jointly prepared two separate documents for the conference participants, namely the Conference Programme and the Conference Abstracts.


Report: The Deletion of Pages from EACS Conference materials in Braga (July 2014)

1. Dr. Sun Lam, the EACS Conference co-organizer at the University of Minho, applied for funding for certain costs arising from the EACS Conference from the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP).

2. The CCSP application form for an international conference grant states specifically in its final paragraph that:


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: Journal of China and International Relations (JCIR) 中国与国际关系学刊
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

Deadline: 15th Jan 2015
The Journal of China and International Relations (JCIR) now invites contributions for its next English language edition. The deadline for manuscript submission is 15 January 2015. JCIR welcomes manuscripts from both the humanities and social sciences. Please see the attached Call for Papers for details on the journal and submission guidelines. Feel free to forward this announcement and the attached file to anyone who might be interested. The JCIR homepage can be accessed here: http://ojs.aub.aau.dk/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 Papers: XXV. Jahrestagung der DVCS Call for Papers: XXV. Jahrestagung der DVCS "Recht und Gerechtigkeit"
Monday, 15 Sep 2014

Münster, Germany
7 - 9th Nov 2014
Deadline: 15th Oct 2014
Mit dem Tagungsthema „Recht und Gerechtigkeit“ laden wir zur Erkundung von Rechtsver-ständnis und Gerechtigkeitsempfinden im modernen und vormodernen China ein. Neben der Betrachtung von Konzepten und Definitionen beider Begriffe zielt eine der Leitfragen auf die Ergründung des Verhältnisses von Recht und Gerechtigkeit zueinander ab: Inwie-fern sind sie ineinander verschränkt oder bedingen sich gegenseitig?
ne Spannungsfelder im Fokus der  [ ... ]

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International Conference „The Chinese Way“ (中国道路国际论坛)
Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014

Berlin, Germany
20th Oct 2014
Deadline: 15th Sep 2014 INTRODUCTION AND TOPICS The stunning economical miracle in China reminds many of the German economical miracle after World War II. However, China’s rise with almost 10% annual growth rate lasts already more than 30 years. This is certainly a unique achievement in both, global and historical scales. Mao Zedong has called China “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”. Today, some people refer to the Chinese way as the Beijing Consensus.
long time, it looked l [ ... ]

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Vacant Position: Chinese Literature - Assistant Professor tenure-track
Monday, 01 Sep 2014

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, USA
Deadline: 15th Oct 2014
The Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Chinese literature. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. Period of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be able to teach courses involving both premodern and modern literature. Normal course load is generally four per year. Ability to teach classical Chinese language courses is desirable. PhD must be in hand prior to the beginning of Fall 2015 te [ ... ]

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Harriet Zurndorfer. “Gender Issues in Traditional China” Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford 2014.
Saturday, 23 Aug 2014

From the introduction: "The study of pre-20th century gender issues in China began in the 1970s with Margery Wolf’s groundbreaking anthropological analysis of women and the family in rural Taiwan. Her Stanford University 1972 publication men and the Family in Rural Taiwan (see Wolf 1972, cited under Marriage and Family) challenged the idea that Chinese women were always subordinated in the Confucian patriarchal family." OBO Members can access this website via: External Link...

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Call for Papers: Conference on Migration, Religion and AsiaCall for Papers: Conference on Migration, Religion and Asia
Saturday, 23 Aug 2014

Olomouc, Czech Republic
27 - 29th Nov 2014
Deadline: 31st Aug 2014
The issues concerning both religiosity and migration have been discussed by scholars across different academic disciplines for a long time. Various theoretical and methodological tools are utilized to approach both of these social phenomena. In our symposium we focus particularly on religion and migration in the global age, while drawing attention to Asia and the role it plays in related processes. It is our intention to provide a space for a highly elabor [ ... ]

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The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference 2014The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference 2014
Saturday, 23 Aug 2014

Olomouc, Czech Republic
7 - 8th Nov 2014
The Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference provides a platform for experts, academics, and researchers from near and far to exchange their insights and thoughts on a wide spectrum of China related topics. Student presenters are also welcome and encouraged to participate. Papers on the following areas are particularly welcome: Chinese language and literature
Chinese history and religion
Chinese culture
Chinese politics, economics and society Visit the conference website at: Externa [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: 2nd Annual Academic Conference of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies’ Specialty Committee for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge
Saturday, 23 Aug 2014

Luoyang, China
15 - 16th Nov 2014
Deadline: 1st Oct 2014
Scholars, policy experts and activists working in the areas of protecting traditional knowledge and/or protecting traditional medical knowledge are invited to submit academic articles, review articles, research reports or essays. Papers may focus on any indigenous medical tradition or area of the world, and are not limited to China and Chinese medical traditions. Papers may be submitted in Chinese or English and should not exceed 5000 Chinese characters or 8,000 En [ ... ]

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Conference: The "China Dream": Passions, Policies and Power (Registration Open)
Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014

Leicester, UK
24 - 25th Sept 2014
"The first international conference in the UK hosted by the University of Leicester's China Studies Research Alliance (ChiSRA)." As China has grown economically, its cultural and political landscape has changed profoundly. As well as raising living standards, China now needs to satisfy its people’s growing desire for world-class education, healthcare, food and water security, clean environments and cultural influence in arts and technology. President Xi Jinping’s 'China Dream' point [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: International Conference Call for Papers: International Conference "Taiwan: The View from the South"
Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014

Canberra, Australia
6 - 8th Jan 2015
Deadline: 1st Sep 2014
The Australian Centre on China in the World invites submissions for an international conference on all aspects of the study of Taiwan to take place in its award–winning new building. The conference aims to bring together scholars from Taiwan and around the world to discuss research on Taiwan, pre-historically, historically and in the contemporary world, as well as from all disciplinary backgrounds. Suggested fields include, but are not limited to: Histo [ ... ]

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Vacant Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow (6 positions), Academic Level A
Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014

Canberra, Australia
Deadline: 17th Sep 2014
The Australian National University is one of the foremost institutions in the world outside of China for research and teaching about China. The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a major initiative at the ANU, supported by research intensive funding from the Commonwealth Government. It enhances ANU’s existing capabilities to create an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China on a global scale. See tp://ci [ ... ]

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Vacant Position: W2- Professorship in "Society and Culture of Modern China"
Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014

Leipzig, Germany
Deadline: 26th Sep 2014
The Leipzig University Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies seeks to fill a W2- Professorship in "Society and Culture of Modern China" The holder of this position will be affiliated with the Institute of East Asian Studies. Responsibilities include research and teaching with regard to modern Chinese society and culture, as well as coordination of the Institute’s modern Chinese language programme. In addition to excellent competence in the Chinese language we expect seve [ ... ]

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Vacant Position: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in TVL E 13 (50%)
Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

Erlangen, Germany
Deadline: 1st Nov 2014
Am Lehrstuhl für Sinologie der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ist zum 1. Februar 2015 die halbe Stelle eines/einer "Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters/in
E 13 (50%)" im befristeten Angestelltenverhältnis zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist der Professur für Zeitgeschichte Chinas (Prof. Dr. M. Matten) zugeordnet. Voraussetzungen sind ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium und ggf. Promotion im Fach Sinologie, sichere Sprachkenntnisse im modernen Chinesisch sowie sehr gute Englischkenntnis [ ... ]

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Vacant Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - “Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and Visions of Sustainability in China”
Monday, 14 Jul 2014

Oslo, Norway
Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Deadline: 25th Sep 2014
A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages within the research project “Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and Visions of Sustainability in China”. Airborne is an interdisciplinary and international research projectthat studies how people’s experiences and imaginaries of the impact of air pollution transform into new visions of sustainability  [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Buddhism in Australasian Region
Monday, 07 Jul 2014

Perth, Australia
26th- 28th Feb 2015
Deadline: 25th Nov 2014
The International Conference Buddhism & Australia 2015 will be held on 26-28 February, 2015 in Perth, Western Australia. This conference investigates the history, current and future directions for Buddhism in Australasia and main theme for Buddhism & Australia 2015 will be Buddhist Symbols and Symbolism The organizers are open to proposals for contributions on Buddhism history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any related theme All Buddhists,  [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: International Symposium "Reading the Old in the Light of the Newly Discovered: Chinese Philosophy and Ancient Chinese Texts”
Monday, 07 Jul 2014

Macquarie Univ. Sydney, Australia
Dec 9th - 11th 2014
Deadlines: Early Jul and Oct 2014
You are cordially invited to the international symposium "Reading the Old in the Light of the Newly Discovered: Chinese Philosophy and Ancient Chinese Texts" organized by Chinese Studies, Department of International Studies (Languages and Cultures), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, to be held on 9-11 December 2014.
The symposium aims to explore a topic of scholarly importance: traditional Chinese thought in the newly recovered [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: Ming Qing Studies 2015Call for Papers: Ming Qing Studies 2015
Monday, 07 Jul 2014

Deadline: 31st Dec 2014
We are glad to inform you that the new edition of Ming Qing Studies 2014 is going to be published by Aracne Publishers in Fall 2014.
Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the next issue of Ming Qing Studies 2015. The contributions should concern Ming-Qing China in one or few of its most significant and multifaceted aspects, as well as on East Asian countries covering the same time period. All articles will be examined by our qua [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: International Conference Scholarships "China in the Global Academic Landscapes. New Horizons: Topical and Structural Challenges for 2020"
Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014

Hanover, Germany
11th - 12th Dec 2014
Extended Deadline: Jul 31st 2014
Venue: Conference, Herrenhausen Castle, Hanover/Germany The international conference China in the Global Academic Landscapes deals with the academic implications of the growing global significance of China in general and its university sector in particular. Among other subjects, we will reflect upon the massive transformations of China’s research and tertiary education sectors, as well as their international entanglements. Yet the conference will no [ ... ]

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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 - International Workshop "The Chinese Dream(s)"
Monday, 30 Jun 2014

Aalborg University, Denmark
13th - 14th Nov 2014
Registration Deadline: 30th Jun
Abstract Submission: 20th Aug
Paper Submission: 30th Oct
An international workshop arranged by: The Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning The Research Center on Development and International Relations. Ever since President Xi Jinping in 2013 used The Chinese Dream as the new political slogan of the Chinese government, China observers, journalists and the Chinese public have debated the exact meaning of the term, its implications, as  [ ... ]

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International and Interdisciplinary Conference: International and Interdisciplinary Conference: "Historical Consciousness and Historiography (3000 BC–AD 600)"
Sunday, 29 Jun 2014

Merton College, Oxford, UK
17th - 19th Sep 2014
Despite ancient and modern critical attempts to separate formal historiography from other conceptions and representations of the past (e.g. myths, legends, folktales), the interpenetration between these strands of historical thinking has been observed in many fields of antiquity. For example, mythological and legendary materials are often present in historiographical sources, while historical events or characters are frequently mythologized in literary traditions. Y [ ... ]

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Upcoming Conference: VII International research conference «Russia - China: History and Culture»
Friday, 13 Jun 2014

Kazan, Russia
9th - 11th Oct 2014
Kazan Federal (Volga Region) University, Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies; Confucius Institute of Kazan Federal (Volga Region) University; Russian Oriental Society;
The main sections of the conference: Actual issues of philology and methods of teaching Chinese; Russian-Chinese relations, foreign relations; History of China; Chinese philosophy and culture; Young sinologists’ class.   The working languages are Russian, Chinese and E [ ... ]

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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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Call for Papers: Conference on International Communication of Chinese Culture: Discourse System and Cultural ImageCall for Papers: Conference on International Communication of Chinese Culture: Discourse System and Cultural Image
Sunday, 16 Mar 2014

Beijing, PR China
28th - 29th Nov 2014
Deadline: 30th Apr 2014
Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture, Beijing Normal University, invites scholars from a variety of backgrounds (sinology, cultural studies, sociology, international relations, arts, communication, demography, geography, musicology, film studies, anthropology etc.) to propose sessions and papers for the Conference on International Communication of Chinese Culture: Discourse System and Cultural Image     Conference Venue &nbs [ ... ]

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Call for Papers of the Economic and Political Studies
Saturday, 01 Mar 2014

The Economic and Political Studies (EPS) ( ISSN: 2095 - 4816 ) is a
peer-reviewed academic journal, published in both print and electronic
versions. The EPS seeks to promote the studies of Economics and Politics by addressing
issues concerning China and its interaction with the world, encouraging an
interdisciplinary approach, while exploring critiques from various
perspectives. The journal also provides an international forum for
innovative theoretical and empirical work where the fields of economics and
politics intersect. Bot [ ... ]

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CCK Foundation Library Travel Grant 2014
Saturday, 30 Nov 2013

Deadlines: 20th Mar & Oct 2014
Thanks to the continued support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation the EACS also in 2014 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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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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Call for Papers: 3rd International STCS Conference on "Contemporary East Asia and the Confucian Revival"
Thursday, 26 Sep 2013

Ljubljana, Slovenia
3rd - 5th Oct 2014
Deadline: 21st Mar 2014
organized by the Department of Asian and African Studies, Ljubljana University in collaboration with the Scientific Research Center of the Slovene Academy for Science and Art. Venue: Ljubljana, ZRCA SAZU. The aim of the STCS conferences, organized by the Department of Asian and African studies at Ljubljana University is to encourage and advance the study of specific topics related to China and East Asia through the exchange of information across disciplinary  [ ... ]

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