"Is Sinology a Science?" by Hans Kuijper Full Text or the Summary (PDF)


EACS Surveys


Chinese Studies in the U.K. (no. 7, 1998)


By Julian Ward and Bonnie S. McDougall


Chinese Studies in Switzerland (part of survey No. 6)


By Raoul Findeisen


Chinese Studies in The Netherlands (1996, 1997; part of survey no. 6)


By W.L. Idema


Open Letter to the President of the PRC






Call for Papers: CHESS Young Scholars Conference 2015 - Responding to China’s Environmental Crisis: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Monday, 27 Oct 2014

Vienna, Austria
27 - 28th Feb 2015
Deadline: 30th Nov 2014
Organized by CHESS (China and the Environment in the Social Sciences)
Hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
Keynote speaker: Yu Xiaogang, Green Watershed Submissions are welcomed for the inaugural CHESS Young Scholars Conference to be held at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna on 27-28 February 2015. Organizers CHESS (China and the Environment in the Social Sciences) is an interdisciplinary rese [ ... ]

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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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Vacant Position: Professor of Chinese Literature & Culture - Open Rank (Position Type Faculty)
Monday, 20 Oct 2014

Providence, RI, USA
Open Date: 15th Sep 2014
The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for an open-rank position in late imperial (Ming-Qing) literature and culture, effective July 1, 2015. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing a curriculum in the study of Classical Chinese and to teach content courses in Ming and Qing literature and culture.  Demonstrated excellence or, at the junior level, evidence of potential excellence in scholar [ ... ]

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Lecture Series: Winter Semester 2014-15 - International Consortium for Research in the Humanities IKGFLecture Series: Winter Semester 2014-15 - International Consortium for Research in the Humanities IKGF
Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

Erlangen, Germany
The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities "Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe" of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, is delighted to announce its series of lectures to be held on Tuesday evenings during this coming winter semester 2014/15. The lectures intend to give our research fellows as well as single invited guests the opportunity to present their research in the context of our consortium. As always [ ... ]

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Call for Submissions: Lingua SinicaCall for Submissions: Lingua Sinica
Monday, 06 Oct 2014

Lingua Sinica is accepting submissions.
Submit your research article now at https://www.editorialmanager.com/lisi/

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 arou [ ... ]

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Vacant Position: Position in the fields of Japanese studies, or studies of Modern India, or studies of contemporary China
Thursday, 25 Sep 2014

Jerusalem, Israel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The position in Japanese studies is open to candidates in all fields of research. Candidates in Japanese studies should have excellent command of Japanese. In the studies of Modern India the position is open to candidates from all relevant disciplines whose research focus on periods from the colonial era to the present day. Excellent command of at least one of the Indian languages (not including English) is required. In the studies of contemporary China the positio [ ... ]

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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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Vacant Position: The CEFC invites applications for the position of Director
Friday, 19 Sep 2014

Hong Kong, PRC
Deadline: 15th Nov 2014
The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (UMIFRE 18, MAEE-CNRS) is seeking candidates for its Director position (two-year expatriation contract, renewable), with a start date on September 1st, 2015. Requirements : The CEFC is seeking : -confirmed academics holding a PhD in the social sciences -academics with a strong research track record on contemporary China -preferably holding a tenured position in a university or research institution -the position [ ... ]

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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: 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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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