Past conferences

2015 China Postgraduate Network Annual Conference

Bristol University

The conference was attended by 35 delegates from 16 institutions across the UK as well as 2 from institutions in the EU (Dublin and Amsterdam). In addition to 25 paper presentations from postgraduate students, the conference included talks from three keynote speakers:

  • Professor Ishikawa Yoshihiro of Kyoto University presented on the early global reception of images of Mao.
  • Professor Robert Bickers of the University of Bristol presented on the university’s Historical Photographs of China website.
  • Acclaimed novelist Xue Xinran addressed the audience about her charity’s ongoing work in mainland China as well as on her experiences as a writer.

Outside of the presentations networking opportunities were provided by coffee and lunch breaks, a wine reception and a conference dinner at the Riverstation Restaurant in Bristol.

2014 China Postgraduate Network Annual Conference

Durham University

The China Postgraduate Network 2014 Annual Conference was held at Durham University. The Conference was jointly supported by the British Association for Chinese Studies, Durham University and the University of Nottingham.

Date: 21-22 June 2014

Venue: Arthur Holmes, CG91, Chemistry Department, Durham University

The China Postgraduate Network Conference has been held  annually since 2008 and it attracts many young scholars, research students and postgraduate students in the field of Chinese Studies (including Taiwan and Hong Kong). The 2014 CPN Annual Conference was held in Durham University on 21-22 June 2014 and was a great success.  The conference attracted 40 attendees from different universities across the UK. Professor Qian Suoqiao (Newcastle University) and Doctor Gordon C K Cheung (University of Durham) were invited as keynote speakers. During this two-day event, 18 presenters from 12 UK universities gave presentations which covered various areas of research including politics, business, history, literature, translation, sociology, film, religious studies and area studies. The annual conference offers great opportunities for young scholars and students to present their work in a friendly but academically rigorous setting. Presenters receive constructive feedback though questions and discussion and are aided in shaping their research communication skills. The conference also enables networking and knowledge transfer among aspiring academics.

Students listening to the presentation

Day one keynote speaker: Dr Gordon C K Cheung (Durham University)

Day two keynote speaker: Prof Qian Suoqiao (Newcastle University)

Day two group photo

2013 China Postgraduate Network Annual Conference

University of Leicester

July 21-22, 2013

China Postgraduate Network (CPN) is a forum for the growing number of postgraduates, young scholars and research fellows in Chinese Studies engaged in study and research at British universities. The continued success of the CPN depends upon the active involvement of its members in fostering a vibrant academic community. We hope that the CPN will become your primary source of information on developments in the area of Chinese Studies in the UK, as well as allow you to connect with others working in your field.

Membership of the China Postgraduate Network is free and open to everyone.To join, simply subscribe to our regular mailing list, which includes news on China-related events, funding organisations and job opportunities. The CPN is affiliated to the British Association of Chinese Studies (BACS), a non-political organisation whose members are drawn from the academic community and also industry, media and the government.

China Postgraduate Network 2013 Annual Conference aims to foster scholarly interaction amongst students and researchers within broadly understood area of Chinese Studies (including Taiwan and Hong Kong). The conference does not have a particular disciplinary focus or a specific theme. We welcome participants representing all academic disciplines, theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches. We encourage submission of papers on any topic related to China in historical or contemporary context.

 

2012 China Postgraduate Network Annual Conference

University of Edinburgh

The online application for the 2012 CPN annual conference is closing on 30 April. We have already had great responses from the applicants across UK and overseas, and I am sure that this conference would be a great chance to meet up with your colleagues and exchange your ideas on Chinese studies! If you would like to attend this annual big event, please do not forget to submit your application via our website http://www.bacsuk.org.uk/cpn/.

The title and the abstract should be no more than 300 words. The conference is open to all the postgraduate students and young researchers whose work relates to China. There is no guiding theme for the conference, and we welcome proposals on any topic relating to the study of China.

All the accepted proposals will be organized into panels or individual papers. Successful applicants will be asked to provide a 3000-5000 word paper and will have 20 minutes to present their paper at the conference.

The conference accommodation is at the beautiful Pollock Hall campus of Edinburgh, standard single-room with breakfast on the nights of June 17 and June 18. We will provide subsidies for the accommodation of presenters from outside Edinburgh.

 

2011 China Postgraduate Network Annual Conference

London School of Economics and Political Science

Date: June 30 and July 1, 2011
Time: 09:30 – 17:00
Venue: Clement House, London School of Economics
Organiser: The China Postgraduate Network (CPN)

The annual conference is a fantastic opportunity for younger scholars to present their research and receive constructive feedback, listen to keynote addresses by leading experts and network with colleagues from across the UK and overseas.

The conference deliberately has no particular theme, and we welcome proposals for panels or individual papers on any topic relating to the study of China. Participation is open to all disciplines, including – but not limited to – anthropology, archaeology, art, business, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, literature, philosophy, politics, public health, religious studies and sociology.

Accommodation for the duration of the conference will be provided for those travelling from outside London to present papers, and extended stays in central London at extremely competitive rates can be arranged for participants.

Please note that the deadline for applications is May 4, 2011.

Further information and the online application form for submission of abstracts may be found at: LSE.AC.UK/CPN .

The China Postgraduate Network’s Annual Conference is held in partnership with the Confucius Institute for Business London and supported by:
• Universities’ China Committee in London
• Department of Anthropology, LSE
• British Association for Chinese Studies
• White Rose East Asia Centre
• National Institute for Chinese Studies
• China in Comparative Perspective Network, LSE