Candidates for the YSA should be 35 years of age or below (2022 YSA candidates must have been born in 1987 or later) AND their rank of academic employment should be below that of Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer, or the equivalent ranks in other systems. YSA candidates must be registered as EACS members at the time of paper submission.
The jury welcomes papers of high scholarly promise engaging primary sources, secondary scholarship, and innovative research methodologies relevant to the field. Papers should be written in English; only single-authored papers will be accepted. Papers should not have been previously submitted for publication. The expectation is that the winning paper will be submitted for publication in the Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (JEACS).
Each applicant may submit only one paper of a maximum of 8500 words (approximately 50,000 characters), with a one-page abstract. The word limit includes footnotes but not bibliography. The submission should include the author’s full name, institution, email and postal address on a separate page. The author’s name and any other self-references should be removed in the main body of the paper as the manuscript will be assessed anonymously.
The YSA jury hopes to nominate 3 finalists who will be invited to attend the 2022 EACS conference where their papers will be presented during a special session. Finalists of the YSA will be announced during the conference and awarded a certificate. The winner will in addition be awarded a prize of 500 Euros.Submission:Please remember to anonymize your paper. Please pay attention to the PDF format, otherwise author information can be extracted from it. Usually, this is done in Word before the PDF is created, using the function Tools > Protect Document > Remove Personal Information. The deadline for submission is 17:00 CET on 15 January 2022.Please send the following material by e-mail to Mathieu.Torck@UGent.be before the deadline:(1) Paper and abstract (PDF format)
(2) Proof of age and rank
(3) EACS membership number