Annual Conference

British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) Annual Conference

King’s College London, 12-14 September 2018

Keynote Speakers:  Carrie Gracie (Former China Editor for the BBC) and Jie Yang (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University).

The Lau China Institute is pleased to announce the Annual Conference of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), to be held at King’s College London from 12th to 14th September 2018. The BACS Annual Conference is open to BACS members and non-members alike, welcoming 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 Proposals:

Panel proposals should include the names, affiliations and contact details (email addresses) of all proposed presenters and a proposed panel chair and/or discussant (where applicable), the 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), the title of the paper and an abstract of up to 250 words. Individual papers will be assigned to panels by the organizing committee.

Abstracts for panels and individual papers should be submitted by 30 April 2018 to bacs2018@kcl.ac.uk. Panels and papers will be selected by the organizing committee, and notification of acceptance will be made by 30 May 2018.

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: 22 February 2018
Deadline for submission of proposals (250 words): 30 April 2018

Notification of acceptance: by 30 May 2018

Draft Programme: 20 June 2018

Early Bird Online Registration: by 30 June 2018

Standard Online Registration: by 1 August 2018

Final Programme: late August 2018


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.