The forum plans to invite Ph.D. students (after completing qualifying examination) or Ph.D. graduates with less than 5 years of work experience for presentation of their recent research output on any aspect of Chinese studies, drawing on but not limited to the disciplines of history, literature, religion, art and thought. Proposals related to the theme of Intellectual Networks and Knowledge Production: Remapping Chinese Studies are preferable. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following: 1. Rise and fall of schools of thought in any period of the history of China and the Chinese; 2. Spread of key concepts and genealogies of knowledge of/about China in local and global contexts; 3. (Re)interpretation, dissemination, appropriation and reception of classics and important texts; 4. Knowledgeable communities, e.g. intellectuals, scholars, officials, literati, craftsmen, connoisseurs and more; 5. Knowledge of/in traditionally marginalized groups; 6. Methods for studying intellectual networks and knowledge production in Chinese studies. Participants are expected to be proficient in both English and Chinese.
The conference will only cover expenses for lodging and round-trip transportation (economy class) for the participants. The organizer will provide maximum subsidy of 1000 USD subject to approval. Conference registration is free.
Papers will be selected by a committee from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Local faculty will serve as discussants for the selected papers. Publication for selected papers will be considered after the forum.
Application should include:
Online Application Deadline: January 3, 2020
Acceptance Notification: January 23, 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 9, 2020
To nurture young scholars in Chinese Studies and strengthen the network among young scholars in the field, the Institute of Chinese Studies organized the First Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies in 2014. In 2015, the Forum was co-organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong–Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies. Young scholars from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other regions in Asia, Europe and America were invited to present their papers at the Forum so as to enhance international communication in Chinese studies. Participants presented and discussed their researches on various topics on disciplines of history, literature, religion, art and thought.
The sixth Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies will be held on May 28–30, 2020, at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Forum Theme of 2020
Intellectual Networks and Knowledge Production: Remapping Chinese Studies
CUHK–Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies
Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Organizing Committee (2020)
|Chairman||Professor Lai Chi Tim, Director of CUHK–Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies (APC) and Acting Director of Institute of Chinese Studies|
|Members||Professor Poon Shuk Wah, Department of History, CUHK|
Professor Ye Jia, Department of Translation, CUHK
Dr. Tsui Lik Hang, Department of Chinese and History, CityU
|Staff||Ms. Lea Lai, Institute of Chinese Studies|
Ms. Amy Ho, Institute of Chinese Studies