American Association for Chinese Studies 







Call for Papers

64nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies

hosted by the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado October 7-9, 2022

October 7-9, 2022

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee would like to invite proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers researching on issues concerning China, Taiwan, other Chinese-speaking communities, and the Chinese diaspora for the 64th Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 7-9, 2022. We welcome panels and papers from such disciplines as economics, education, history, international studies, literature, political science, public policy, and sociology. The 2022 conference will feature the world-renowned Taiwanese writer, Li Ang, as the keynote speaker; we especially welcome panels discussing the literary, social, cultural, and political significance of her works. Our second keynote speaker will be Dr. Yau-Jr (Tristan) Liu, CEO of Taiwan Thinktank and Vice President of Taipei University of Marine Technology. The AACS meeting seeks to offer a forum for interdisciplinary exchanges and policy dialogues, and 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 panelists) 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 April 1, 2022. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of their inclusion in the program by May 16, 2022.

The AACS considers panelist registration and attendance as a solemn professional obligation. Panelists must register for the AACS 2022 conference and renew or apply for AACS membership before September 1, 2022 or be excluded from the online and printed programs. Limited travel grants will be available for doctoral students and junior scholars. Preference will be given to first-time participants for paper presentations. The Conference may also organize a post-conference tour to the Rocky Mountains to maximize your visit to Denver. 2022 AACS Conference Program Committee: Chien-chung Huang (Rutgers University); Tse-Kang Leng (Academia Sinica); Yenna Wu (University of California, Riverside), Co-Chair; Yao-Yuan Yeh (University of St. Thomas), CoChair.