BACS ECR Prize

The 2020 BACS Early Career Researcher Prize (ECR) is now open for entries.

The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) invites early career researchers to submit an original research paper for consideration for the 2020 BACS Early Career Researcher Prize.

The BACS Early Career Researcher Prize, which is kindly supported by the Universities’ China Committee in London, was established in 2016 to:

  • stimulate new research in arts, humanities and social sciences on traditional and modern China;
  • recognise excellence in the field of Chinese Studies;
  • promote early career researchers in the field.

The prize
The winner will receive:

  • publication of the winning paper in the British Journal of Chinese Studies (BJoCS), subject to satisfactory revision according to judging panel recommendations;
  • a cash prize of £250;
  • reimbursement of travel costs to the 2020 BACS conference to be held at the University of Birmingham (9th -11th September 2020);
  • mention on the BACS website and in the BACS Bulletin.

The deadline for submission is midnight Monday 30 April 2020.

Full details can be found in the entry requirements.

Any queries should be directed to BACS via Dr Neil Munro Neil.Munro@glasgow.ac.uk


Previous Winners:

2019: Angela Becher. ‘The Digital Illusion: New Media Artists Exploring the Phenomenology of Space.’

2018:  Ros Holmes.  ‘Bad Citizens and Symbolic Subjects: Wang Jin, Zhou Tiehai and the Art of (In)Civility’.  Now published in the British Journal of Chinese Studies vol. 9, no. 2 (2019): 113-46.

2017:  Kailing Xie.  ‘Premarital Abortion, What is the Harm?  The Responsibilisation of Women’s Pregnancy among China’s “Privileged” Daughters’.  Now published in the Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, vol. 8, no. 1 (2018): 1-31.

2016:  Pamela Hunt.  ‘Drifting Through the Capital: “Floating” Migrants and Masculinity in Xu Zechen’s Fiction’.  Now published in the Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, vol. 6 (2016): 1-34.