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.


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.

The Conference Programme, which is over ninety pages in length, was intended to provide essential information to conference participants regarding the schedule of the conference panels, the conference’s many sponsors, and events taking place during the conference. The Conference Abstracts, as the title suggests, is a collection of all the abstracts of presentations to be given at the conference; it is over three hundred pages in length.


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:

”The conference is regulated by the laws and decrees of both China and the host country, and will not carry out any activities which are deemed to be adverse to the social order.” (my italics)

3. Dr. Sun Lam’s application and budget both clearly stated that the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF) was a co-sponsor of the conference, and that the CCKF has a long history of sponsoring the EACS conference.


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 application: 2015 First Session of the Postdoctoral Fellows Program at Academia Sinica
Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014

Taipei, Taiwan
Deadline:1st Sep 2014
Academia Sinica (AS), the most eminent national research institution in Taiwan, provides a well-developed research environment for about 600 postdoctoral fellows. Each year, we offer a favourable research opportunity for both domestic and international postdoctoral researchers.   Applications for the First Session of 2015 are now being accepted. Starting from August 1, 2014, all applications are to be processed on-line (http://db3n2u.sinica.edu.tw/~textdb/program). All applicati [ ... ]

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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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Vacant Position: "Tenure-track assistant professorship in Religious Studies with Special Focus on East Asian Religions/The Religions of East Asia"
Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014

Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline: 4th Sep 2014
The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS), Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University, Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Religious Studies to be filled by 1 January 2015  or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will link the Religious Studies programme at ToRS with Asian studies programmes in Japanese, Korean and Chinese Studies. It requires a command of a relevant East Asian language as well as a dis [ ... ]

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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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International Conference "China’s Media Go Global"
Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Beijing, PR China
2nd - 3rd Sep 2014
Deadline: 25th May 2014
China is dramatically increasing its media presence in the world. Within the next few months CCTV will establish in Europe its third Media Hub, after Africa and the USA. Xinhua has expanded its operations and includes 24 hour television news. The quality and range of publications, radio and television channels and online information has developed rapidly in several languages. Chinese media are supplying facilities and training to the media of many other countrie [ ... ]

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Call for Nominations: The Oxford Bibliographies Graduate Student Article Award in Chinese Studies
Monday, 28 Apr 2014

Deadline: 29th Aug 2014
The Oxford Bibliographies Graduate Student Article Award is an invitation-only annual award that oers experienced doctoral candidates an opportunity to contribute to Oxford Bibliographies. This competition oers graduate students a unique chance to draw attention to their work and to add a peer-reviewed publication to their CVs. Invitation is by faculty nomination only. To maintain Oxford Bibliographies's high standard of quality, this award will feature a rigorous selection and approval process. Co [ ... ]

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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: 3rd International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research CASLAR
Friday, 25 Oct 2013

University of Parma, Italy
28th - 30th Aug 2014
Deadline: 1st Mar 2014
CASLAR is a biennial conference with the goal to bring together scholars from all over the world whose research focuses on
the acquisition, development and use of Chinese as a second language to survey available knowledge in the field, exchange
ideas and initiate research projects. The conference is a part of the CASLAR movement

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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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SOAS China Institute - Forthcoming LecturesSOAS China Institute - Forthcoming Lectures
Monday, 07 Oct 2013

London, UK
SOAS China Institute

The China Institute coordinates activities at SOAS, University of London that relate to the study of China.  The events bring together academic staff and students with diverse interests and backgrounds. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.  Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information contact the Centres and Programmes Office.
Disclaimer Please note that every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on t [ ... ]

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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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Call for Papers: Conference "Sound, Noise and the Everyday: Soundscapes in China"
Monday, 16 Sep 2013

Aarhus University, Denmark / CHIME, 21-24 August, 2014 Deadline: 16th Feb 2014
China is filled with sounds; indeed, some people would say that it is a noisy place. Some sounds immediately come to mind, for example those of music, radio and TV broadcasts, along with blaring loudspeakers, public announcements and street conversations, or speech/language and communication more generally. Some types or notions of sound may be difficult to grasp or to categorize, for example the sound of a city, sounds of progress, sounds of  [ ... ]

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