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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

CFP: Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-Modern Chinese Humanities

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Time: April 17-18, 2020

Venue: Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Proposals/bios due: November 25, 2019 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)

Notification of acceptance by: January 16, 2020

Full papers due: March 10, 2020

Please download the event flyer here.

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in the pre-modern period to discuss innovative research on China.

The conference, alternating sites each year between Stanford and Berkeley, features up to fourteen competitively-selected graduate student presentations of original research on any aspect of pre-modern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought. We encourage proposals that explore new methodologies and critical perspectives, utilize recent developments in digital technology, or reconfigure and/or cross-disciplinary boundaries.

The conference will cover lodging expenses for the conference presenters, who are encouraged to seek the coverage of transportation costs from their home institutions or other sources. Confirmed presenters who demonstrate that no such funding is available may apply for a travel subsidy.

Conference registration is free.

Each conference has benefited from the presence of international as well as domestic students.

Application Instructions:

To apply please upload your abstract (not to exceed 500 words) and a short bio (not to exceed100 words) as directed on the website.  For the abstract, include: Author Name, Main Title, Subtitle (optional), Keywords, and Abstract. Please follow the link to apply: https://ceas.stanford.edu/conferences/2020-stanford-berkeley-graduate-student-conference-premodern-chinese-humanities

Papers will be selected by a joint faculty-student committee of China specialists at the two institutions. Local faculty will serve as discussants for the selected papers.

Applicants are welcome to present papers associated with ongoing or projected dissertation research, but the papers need not be generated by thesis work.

Please address all inquiries regarding logistics to Ms. Ekaterina Mozhaeva, Center for East
Asian Studies (Mozhaeva@stanford.edu); and all other inquiries to the Stanford organizers,
Prof. Ronald Egan (ronegan@stanford.edu) or Prof. Yiqun Zhou (yzhou1@stanford.edu).

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