2017 Conference

British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies

2017 Annual Conference

“From local to global: regional aspects of China”


14th – 15th June 2017, University of Sheffield



Deadline for application: 16th April 2017 midnight (UK time)

We are happy to announce BPCS’s annual conference!
For all Postgraduate students in Chinese studies or China-related topics, this conference is your chance to present in front of your student peers!

Confirmed keynote speakers:

* Marina Svensson – Professor of Modern China Studies, University of Lund, Sweden
* Marjorie Dryburgh – Lecturer in Modern Chinese Studies, University of Sheffield
* Gemma Thorpe Artist, Sheffield


Our theme this year is “From local to global: regional aspects of China”: we are keen to see research involving local or global aspects of China, or both.

We will accept topics from a wide spectrum of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including but not restricted to:

– History, Art, Religions
– Education, Public Health, Public Policies
– Heritage, Traditional and Modern Culture
– Politics, Economics, Media Studies
– Environment, Geography, Urbanisation
– Regional studies based in Mainland China, Hong Kong,Taiwan, etc.


Students based in the United Kingdom regardless of nationality are encouraged to apply.

Students based outside the UK might also be accepted based on their abstract! Please explain briefly why you want to participate in the ‘comment’ section of the application form.

Unfortunately we usually cannot help with visa specific issues but we do recommend applying for grants such as those offered by UCCL to help with fieldwork/research expenses if you are based in China, or consult the rest of the BACS website for other funding opportunities.


Abstracts should be between 250-300 words and in English, apply through our Google form here before 16th April 2017 (you don’t need a Google account).

Questions should be sent to BPCSconference2017(at)hotmail.com

If you think you might need help with travel expenses, we have a limited budget but will attribute up to 10 bursaries of £25 as reimbursement of travel costs (with receipts). Our decision will be made according to travel distance/financial situation of accepted speakers. If you want to apply for a bursary please send a brief explanation at the contact email above before the application deadline (in addition to your google form).


We are grateful to be generously supported by the following sponsors:

British Association for Chinese Studies

European Association for Chinese Studies

Amsterdam University Press

School of Taiwan Studies, SOAS

Global China Institute

University of Sheffield

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland