Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies - Chinese Borderlands in Transition: History, Space and Culture
To nurture young scholars in Chinese Studies and strengthen the network among young scholars in the field, the Institute of Chinese Studies organized the First Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies in 2014. In 2015, the Forum was co-organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong–Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies. Young scholars from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other regions in Asia, Europe and America were invited to present their papers at the Forum so as to enhance international communication in Chinese studies. Participants presented and discussed their researches on various topics on disciplines of history, literature, religion, art and thought.
The eighth Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies will be held on May 26–28, 2022, at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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.