American Association for Chinese Studies 










Call for Papers


62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies

  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 AACS Conference will be held by virutal conference based on each panel's decision.

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee would like to invite proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on issues concerning China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, other Chinese communities, and the Chinese diaspora for the 62nd Annual Conference, hosted by University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. October 2-3, 2020. The theme of the conference is “Schism in the Making? Diversities, Contradictions, and Reconciliation” in multiple aspects of culture, diplomacy, economy, education, health, history, literature, politics, and society. The AACS meeting seeks to offer a forum for interdisciplinary exchanges and policy dialogues. It intends to construct a balanced program with panels on diverse issues of significance for scholarly pursuit and knowledge advancement.

The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of subjects related to China and Taiwan ( 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 domestic and overseas participants. The program committee prefers proposals for panels (a chair, 2-3 papers, and a discussant) and roundtables (a chair and 3-4 other participants) concerning special events or topics of broad significance. We also encourage individual paper proposals on various themes. Panel proposals and individual submissions should include contact information, paper topics, and brief abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) as specified in the proposal form attached to the end of CFP. Panel proposals should specify the names and roles of panel/roundtable participants. Please send your proposal by e-mail to

> All proposals should include complete contact information (address, telephone number, and e-mail) for all participants. The deadline for panel and individual proposals is March 1, 2020. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of their inclusion in the program by May 30, 2020.

The AACS views panelist registration and attendance as a serious professional obligation. Panelists must register for the AACS 2020 conference before September 3, 2020 or be excluded from the printed program. Limited travel grants will be available for doctoral students and junior scholars. Preference will be given to first time participants for paper presentation. The Conference will also organize a post-conference tour to the Rocky Mountain to maximize your visit to Denver. 2020 AACS Conference Program Committee: Doris Chang (Wichita State University); Chien-chung Huang (Rutgers University); Wei-chin Lee (Wake Forest University), Chair; Yu-Shan Wu (Academia Sinica); Yao-Yuan Yeh (University of St. Thomas)

Please refer to Call For Paper for full form.



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