60th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese
Institutional Host and Conference Venue: University of Maryland School of Law
October 5-7, 2018
The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee invites proposals for panels and papers concerning China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese
diaspora for the 60th Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Law in
Baltimore, Maryland, on October 5-7, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Social, Economic,
and Political Change in China and Taiwan.” The AACS seeks to construct a balanced program,
including panels representing the humanities, social sciences, communication studies, education,
business, and other related disciplines. To mark the 60th anniversary of the AACS, the program
committee welcomes, in particular, studies comparing developments in China and Taiwan over
the past six decades.
The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong,and the Chinese diaspora (http://aacs.ccny.cuny.edu/homepage.htm). Submissions from all
disciplines are welcome. Membership in AACS is required for participation in the annual
conference, and non-members are welcome to submit proposals, join the Association, and
participate in the annual conference. We encourage submissions from graduate students, junior
and senior scholars, and international participants.
The program committee prefers proposals for complete panels (a chair, 3-4 papers, and 1-2
discussants) and roundtables (a chair and 3-4 other participants). The committee also welcomes
proposals for individual papers and will attempt to place them on appropriate panels. Panels and
roundtables concerning special events or topics of broad significance are welcome as well.
The program committee consists of Joel S. Fetzer (Pepperdine University), John Hsieh
(University of South Carolina), Pei-te Lien (University of California, Santa Barbara), Fang-long
Shih (London School of Economics and Political Science), and Yenna Wu (University of
California, Riverside). Proposals should include the names and roles of panel/roundtable
participants, contact information, paper topics and short abstracts (not to exceed 250 words).
Please send your proposal by e-mail to the program chair, John Hsieh, at <> Please include complete contact information (institutional affiliation,
address, telephone number, and e-mail) for all participants. The deadline for panel and individual
proposals is March 1, 2018. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of
their inclusion in the program by May 1, 2018.
The AACS views conference registration and attendance as a serious professional obligation.
Panelists must register for the AACS 2018 conference before September 7, 2018 or be excluded from the printed program.