"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: Special Issue in Social Indicators Research "The Economics of Wellbeing in China"
Friday, 15 May 2015

Deadline: 30th Jul 2015
China is currently the second largest economy in the world. Many, relatively unique, socioeconomic and behavioural phenomena exist in China. Studying these phenomena will not only deepen our understanding of the Chinese economy and Chinese society, but will also provide new insights about how China, and her residents, are shaped by, adapt to, and transform social and economic forces. The different socioeconomic and institutional context of China vis-à-vis that of the West provides opportunitie [ ... ]

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International Conference: "The Far East : Collectors and Collections Today"
Friday, 15 May 2015

Lyon, France
24 - 25th Mar 2016
Deadline: 30th Jun 2015
Organised by the University of Lyon and National University of Taiwan. The objective of this conference is to study private and public collections connected to the Far East from a contemporary perspective. While we intend to pay particular attention to contemporary art, the considered collections can also be focused on more ancient objects, and not only on art objects. The term “Far East” will be here understood in a broad sense, including the islands of East Asia [ ... ]

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International Conference: International Conference: "Political Communication in the Medieval World, 800-1600"
Friday, 15 May 2015

Rome, Italy
27 - 29th May 2015
Jointly organized by the ERC-research group “Communication and Empire: Chinese Empires in Comparative Perspective” (Leiden University) and the Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome (KNIR). This workshop brings together scholars with an interest in comparative political culture in order to discuss questions and methods in the study of political communication in European and Chinese history between the ninth and the sixteenth centuries. Particular attention will be given to the formation  [ ... ]

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Lecture Series Summer 2015 - International Consortium for Research in the Humanities IKGFLecture Series Summer 2015 - International Consortium for Research in the Humanities IKGF
Friday, 15 May 2015

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 summer semester 2015. The lectures intend to give our research fellows as well as invited guests the opportunity to present their research in the context of our consortium. As always, we warmly [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: The Journal Asian Studies - special issue: "Bridges between Asia and Europe: Buddhism in Contemporary Societies"
Friday, 15 May 2015

Deadline: 1st Sep 2015
The first issue in 2016 will be dedicated to the Buddhist studies. It will explore the role of Buddhism in contemporary global, especially European societies. The call for papers is especially directed towards (but not limited to) the participants of the Symposium dedicated to the same topic, which took place at the Faculty of Art in Ljubljana from March 12th to 14th 2015. The main purpose of the issue is to explore the role of this ancient thought in modern life, to investigate and analyze the c [ ... ]

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Upcoming conference: "New approaches in Chinese garden history"
Monday, 04 May 2015

Sheffield, UK
18 - 19th Jun 2015
Research in Chinese garden history has burgeoned over the past thirty years, with a renewed interest being sparked by Maggie Keswick’s book The Chinese Garden (1978), a sumptuously produced volume that coincided with the end of the Cultural Revolution and the opening up of China. While initially it had been feared that most gardens in China were lost and that studies would primarily have to rely on few surviving literary descriptions, more and more gardens have been rediscovered and [ ... ]

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Vacant position: (Associate) Professor - Chinese Philology
Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

Zlín, Czech Republic
Deadline: Jun 2015
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Humanities, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic, announces a job opening for the position of a lecturer and a guarantor of the study programme Chinese for Business Administration. The guarantor oversees contents and sustainability of the study programme and assists in the development of the programme. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate core courses in the field of Chinese linguistics or Chines [ ... ]

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Call for Applications: TOChina Summer School (9th edition)Call for Applications: TOChina Summer School (9th edition)
Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Torino, Italy
29th Jun - 10th Jul 2015
Deadline: 24th May 2015
  Since 2007, the TOChina Summer School has welcomed outstanding graduate students, young researchers, practitioners and managers to one of Europe’s most engaging salons dedicated to analyzing China’s structural transformations in the socio-political, economic and cultural realms.

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Call for Papers: Workshop "Argument alternations in Chinese", embedded in the 9th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-­‐9)
Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Stuttgart, Germany     
24 - 25th Sep 2015  
We invite anonymous abstracts for 30-­‐minute talks (20+10) presenting new research into argument alternations in Chinese. Submissions may not exceed 2 pages (A4/letter) and must be written in English. The first line of the submission must be "Submission for the workshop on argument alternations in Chinese". No more than one single-­‐authored and one co-­‐authored abstract per person will be considered.      
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New Issue: Études ChinoisesNew Issue: Études Chinoises
Friday, 17 Apr 2015

  Béatrice L'Haridon would like to inform members about the contents of the most recent volume of Etudes Chinoises: Éditorial : François Martin : In memoriam Jean-Pierre Diény (1927-2014) Dossier : Chance, destin et jeux de hasard en Chine   Articles Lisa Raphals : Debates about Fate in Early China Stéphane Feuillas : Nature et destin dans la pensée de Zhang Zai (1020-1078) Andrea Bréard : Homo ludens mathematicus. La quantification du hasard dans les pratiques combinatoires en Chine Frédéric Cons [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: European Jesuits in China (16th-18th): The Impact of Jesuits on the Development of Modern Chinese Science
Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Asian Studies Azijske študije
Deadline: 30th Jun 2015
The Autumn issue 2015 will be dedicated to the work of European Jesuits in China from 16th till 18th centuries. The main purpose of this issue is to further explore the role of Jesuits on the development of modern Chinese science. More specifically, this issue seeks to offer new insights in Jesuit`s contribution to development of the astronomy, cartography and mathematical sciences with special focuses on astronomical instruments and the work of Jesuits in the  [ ... ]

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Two 3-year PhD positions - “Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change and Visions of Sustainability in China"
Saturday, 04 Apr 2015

Oslo, Norway
Deadline: 15th Jul 2015
Two PhD Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) connected to the project Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and Visions for Sustainability in China are available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), the University of Oslo. IKOS seeks to recruit two PhD candidates each of whom will work on a doctoral project within the range of Airborne (see Airborne project description). Taking "air" (kongqi) as its focal point of departure, the Airborne research team exp [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: EAMSA Conference 2015 "Theory and Practice in Bridging Europe and Asia: Contemporary Challenges in International Marketing"
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

London, UK
28 - 31st Oct 2015
Deadline: 17th Jul 2015
Conference Theme The massive expansion in globalisation has arguably been driven by successful development of theories and practices of international marketing that resulted in generating a colossal number of new customers and new competitors in the global marketplace. At the heart of such expansion was the emergence of Asian countries as partners in the world growth, coupled with the massive improvements in communication, transportation and market liberalisation, esp [ ... ]

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Call for Papers: The 5th International Symposium on Ethical Literary Criticism
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Seoul, Korea
2 - 4th Oct 2015
Deadline: 1st Jun 2015
In order to promote international academic exchange in the field of literary criticism, East-West Comparative Literature Association of Korea will collaborate with the International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism (IAELC), the College of the Humanities and Institute of Trans Media World Literature of Dongguk University, the A&HCI scholarly journal Foreign Literature Studies and The International Center for Ethical Literary Criticism at Central China Norma [ ... ]

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11th Lodz East Asia Meeting “East Asia Dynamics. Between Being Regional and Global“
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

University of Lodz, Poland
2 - 3rd Jun 2015
Deadline: 22nd Mar 2015
The 11th Lodz East Asia Meeting (2–3 June 2015) proposal submission deadline has been extended to 22nd March 2015. We invite scholars,
searchers and graduate students interested in presenting and discussing issues related to the growth of East Asia from regional and global
perspective. To submit the abstract please visit our website at www.leam.uni.lodz.pl
The conference is an annual gathering of scholars interested in Asian affairs, especially their p [ ... ]

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Conference on International Communication of Chinese Culture: World Value of Chinese Culture
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Beijing, PRC
27 - 28th Nov 2015
Deadline: 15th May 2015
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, History etc.) to propose sessions and papers for the Conference on International Communication of Chinese Culture: World Value of Chinese Culture
(Deadline extended to 15th May 2015)
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International Symposium "Language Diversity in the Sinophone World: Policies, Effects, and Tradition"
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Göttingen, Germany
11 - 13th Jun 2015
Deadline: 22nd May 2015
Language diversity is a ubiquitous feature in the sinophone world. In the past and present, language planning agencies in the area commonly – if not uncontroversially – referred to as ''Greater China'' have responded differently to the challenges of multilingualism. After several decades of national language policy, Mandarin is now widely used and broadly accepted in Mainland China, Singapore, and Taiwan. It is used to a much lesser degree in Hong Kong [ ... ]

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MARKUS text analysis and reading platform--update and additional toolsMARKUS text analysis and reading platform--update and additional tools
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

 The MARKUS text analysis and reading platform is a multi-faceted tool that allows users to access a range of online reference tools while reading texts in literary Chinese, and/or to tag and extract any kind of information of interest to them. In addition to names already present in China Biographical Databate and China Historical GIS, users can tag words or expressions by uploading their own lists or by using the keyword help tools. The March 2015 release includes: improvements in automated markup: emperor names h [ ... ]

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EACS Event: “Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” A Sinological Summer School in Saint PetersburgEACS Event: “Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” A Sinological Summer School in Saint Petersburg
Thursday, 12 Mar 2015

Saint Petersburg, Russia
24 - 30th Aug 2015
Deadline: 10th Apr 2015
The EACS Summer School “Traditional China: a closer distant view” at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University, focuses on important matters of the present-day Chinese studies in Europe. The Summer School presents a one-week intensive training program on several specific subjects: Chinese history, religion, art, literature, European-Chinese relations and St. Petersburg collections of Chinese manuscripts and art. The w [ ... ]

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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 o [ ... ]

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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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