Historical Society for
Twentieth-Century China

Call for Papers

International Conference on
“Modern China in Global Contexts, 1600-Present”

11-13 August 2014

When: 11-13 August 2014
Where: Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Languages: Chinese and English
Proposal submission period: Prior to 31 December 2013
Notification: 1 February 2014
Final paper due: 10 July 2014

The Historical Society for Twentieth Century China and the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, invite panel proposals and individual paper proposals for a conference to be held 11-13 August 2014 in Taipei. We invite presentations of new scholarship on all aspects of modern Chinese history, broadly defined. Preference will be given to papers presenting innovative findings or methodologies, including research in the fields of political, economic, social, religious, urban, diplomatic, intellectual, and cultural history.

Participants will travel to Taipei at their own expense, while accommodation will be provided by the Conference (four nights starting 10 August). Participants should plan to arrive on 10 August and to leave on 14 August. The Conference can help find housing for participants who wish to stay in Taipei longer at their own expense.

Panel proposals and individual paper proposals must be received by 31 December 2013. For HSTCC members, panel and paper proposals should be submitted to the members of the Conference Program Committee, Robert Culp (culp@bard.edu), Patrick Shan (shanp@gvsu.edu), and Peter Zarrow (zarrow@gate.sinica.edu.tw). Panels will consist of 3-5 presenters (including chairs and discussants, who may also be paper-givers). Proposals should include the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and institutional affiliation of the participant(s). Panel abstracts should be no more than 500 words, and paper abstracts no more than 250 words. For panel proposals, the panel abstract, paper abstracts, and contact information for all participants should be sent as a single email attachment. The HSTCC Conference Program Committee in consultation with the Institute of Modern History will make the final determination of the composition of all panels. Notification will be made by 1 February 2014. Accepted papers must be submitted by 10 July 2014. Accepted papers will be posted to a password-protected website, and made available to participants through the website.