CFP: American Association for Chinese Studies

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Call for Papers

55th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies

at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

October 11-13, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jerome Cohen, New York University School of Law

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference
program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and papers
concerning China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora for the 55th
Annual Conference, hosted by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ,
October 11-13, 2013. We especially want to invite panel or paper proposals
dealing with the change of leadership in China and its effects on the
Chinese society, politics and economy, and its relationships with the
United States, Taiwan, and the rest of the world.

The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of China
broadly defined. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. Membership
in AACS is required for participation in the annual conference, and
non-members are welcome to submit proposals, join the Association and
participate in the annual conference. We encourage submissions from
graduate students as well as junior and senior scholars, and overseas

The program committee prefers proposals for complete panels (a chair, 2-3
papers, and 1-2 discussants) and roundtables (a chair and 3-4 other
participants). The committee also welcomes proposals for individual papers
and will attempt to place them on appropriate panels. Panels and
roundtables concerning special events or topics of broad significance are
welcome. Overall, our goal is to construct a balanced program, including
panels representing the humanities, social sciences, education and
business-related disciplines.

Our keynote speaker, Jerome Cohen, has been the driving force behind East
Asian legal studies in the United States for nearly five decades. He has
been a professor of law at New York University (1990-present), Harvard
University (’64-’79), and the University of California, Berkeley (’59-’64).
Professor Cohen is a leading promoter of human rights and the rule of law
in East Asia, meting out criticism and advice with an unbiased hand and
helping both nations and individuals find their way to justice. Most
recently, he played a key role in securing the freedom of Chinese human
rights activist Chen Guangcheng, whose flight to the U.S. embassy in
Beijing made headlines last spring.

Shelley Rigger
Brown Professor and Chair of Political Science and Chinese Studies
Davidson College

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