American Association for Chinese Studies 










Call for Papers

57th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies

Institutional Host: University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX (
Conference Venue: Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
October 9-11, 2015

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and papers concerning China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora for the 57th Annual Conference, hosted by the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston, TX on October 9-11, 2015. The AACS seeks to construct a balanced program, including panels representing the humanities, social sciences, communication studies, education, and business-related disciplines.

The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of China broadly defined ( 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 overseas participants.

The program committee prefers proposals for complete panels (a chair, 2-3 papers, and a discussant) 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.

The program committee consists of Hans Stockton (University of St. Thomas), Chiung-Fang Chang (Lamar University), and June Teufel Dreyer (University of Miami). 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, Hans Stockton, at Include complete contact information (address, telephone number, and e-mail) for all participants. The deadline for panel proposals is April 1, 2015, and the deadline for paper proposals is May 1, 2015. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of their inclusion in the program by May 30, 2015.

The AACS views panelist registration and attendance as a serious professional obligation.  Panelists must register for the AACS 2015 conference before September 21, 2015 or be excluded from the printed program.  



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