2016 International Chinese Studies Research Forum
The China Dream: Environment, Development, and Conflict
Call for Papers
2nd December 2016, the University of Melbourne (Parkville campus)
Since President Xi Jinping proposed the China Dream in 2012, the term has been extensively discussed both inside and outside of China. Initially referring to great national revitalisation, the China Dream has been further extended to embrace people’s living standard, governance, constitutional reform etc. At a time when China’s economic growth has entered a phase of deceleration, the Chinese government is facing multiple domestic and international challenges, such as the country’s development mode, socialist governance, environmental and resource related problems, as well as diplomatic issues and international relations. Social tensions are also evident. These issues may significantly affect China’s pursuit of modernity. This Forum aims not only to discuss the China Dream and what it tells us about China’s past, present and future, but it also provides an opportunity for Chinese and international academics to express their research ideas about the complex challenges China faces. This forum welcomes papers looking at these and other issues affecting the nation’s ability to achieve its China Dream.
About the Forum series
The International Chinese Studies Research Forum is annually organised by Chinese Studies Research Group (CSRG), the University of Melbourne, since 2003. It is an important platform for emerging young scholars to present their achievements in researching the field of Chinese studies. It aims to promote interdisciplinary communication and share research experiences with the international academic community.
Please send your abstract of no more than 200 words to email@example.com, including research title, authors’ affiliation and contact details. Please use the subject title line: CSRG2016.
Abstract submission deadline is 31 October 2016.
There is no registration fee required for attendance of this forum. Lunch, refreshment and dinner will be provided for all attendants.
Theatre 1, School of Geography, the University of Melbourne
221 Bouverie Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Academic Advisory Board
Prof. Christine Wong, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne
Prof. Mark Wang, School of Geography, the University of Melbourne
Dr. Jennifer Day, Architecture, Building and Planning, the University of Melbourne
Dr. Sarah Rogers, Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne
Asia Institute, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, and Graduate Student Association, the University of Melbourne
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