BACS Annual Conference

The BACS Annual Conference 2020 will be held at the University of Birmingham on 9-11 September 2020.

Calls for Panels & Papers

BACS members and non-members may all propose papers and panels. We welcome participants from all countries and backgrounds, across the full range of humanities and social science disciplines, addressing topics related to the territory and peoples of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, related regions, relations with other regions, and diaspora communities.

Submission of abstracts and panels

All paper proposals must be submitted to our abstract submission system. Abstracts (max 250 words) for both individual papers and panel contributions should be submitted by 17 April 2020 and should include the paper title and the name, affiliation and email address of the proposed presenter, together with optionally indications of career stage and gender.

For panel proposals (max 250 words) please download the panel submission form and attach this to each individual abstract in your panel in the abstract submission system.

Panels and papers will be selected by the organising committee, which will also assign submissions of individual papers to panels. Notification of acceptance will be made by mid-May 2020.

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

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. 

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