Call for Papers

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 Chinese Borderlands in Transition: History, Space and Culture are preferable. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following: 1. Emergence of borderland communities and lifestyles; 2.Border-crossing and subsequent cultural activities; 3. Changes in religions and religious practice; 4.Changes in natural and artificial landscape; 5. Memories and imageries of geographical and cultural boundaries; 6. Impacts on other geographical regions, cultural spaces and intellectual domains. 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.

*If public health conditions for travel or in Hong Kong do not permit the holding of the forum in-person, it will be held via online platform.


Application should include: