BACS Annual Conference

University of Glasgow, 7-9 September 2017

Keynote Speakers:

• Professor Sebastian Heilmann, President of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin, and Professor of the Political Economy of China, University of Trier
• Professor May Bo Ching, Professor of History, City University of Hong Kong

Call for Papers:

The Scottish Centre for China Research is pleased to announce the Annual Conference of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), to be held at the University of Glasgow from 7 to 9 September, 2017. The BACS Annual Conference is open to BACS members and non-members alike, and we welcome participants from all countries. Panels and individual papers are invited across the full range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences on themes and issues in Chinese Studies and relating to the Greater China region.

Submission of Abstracts:

Panel proposals should include: names, affiliations and contact details (email addresses) of all proposed presenters and proposed panel chair and/or discussant, where applicable; titles of
individual papers; and an abstract for each paper (max 250 words). Proposals for individual papers should include: name, affiliation and contact details (email address), title of paper and abstract of max 250 words. Individual papers will be assigned to panels by the organising committee.

Abstracts for panels and individual papers should be submitted by 18th April 2017 to

Panels and papers will be selected by the organising committee, and notification of acceptance will be made by 30 May 2017.

The British Association for Chinese Studies has an online peer-reviewed journal (JBACS), and presenters are invited to submit their papers for consideration by the journal editors following the meeting.

Key Dates:

Call for Papers: 20 January 2017
Deadline for submission of abstracts (250 words): 18 April 2017
Notification of acceptance: by 30 May 2017
Draft Programme: 16 June 2017
Early Bird Online Registration: by 30 June 2017
Standard Online Registration: by 1 August 2017
Final Programme: late August 2017

BACS members are eligible for a reduced conference registration fee. Please visit here for information on how to become a BACS member, or to renew your membership. Further information in the conference will be posted on the website in due course.

Please direct all enquiries related to the BACS Annual Conference 2017 to