We are now accepting entries for the BACS Early Career Researcher Prize 2019

The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) invites early career researchers to submit an original research paper for consideration for the BACS Early Career Researcher Prize 2019.

The research paper, which should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length, can be on any arts, humanities or social sciences topic on traditional or modern China, broadly conceived. All submissions must involve original research on China or Chinese language sources, and engage with relevant academic literature in Chinese Studies.

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:

The submission deadline is Monday 30 April 2019.

Please read the full conditions and entry requirements before submission.


Previous Winners:


2018 winner Ros Holmes (centre) with 2016 winner Pamela Hunt (left), and former JBACS editor Sarah Dauncey (right).


2018:  Ros Holmes.  ‘Bad Citizens and Symbolic Subjects: Wang Jin, Zhou Tiehai and the Art of (In)Civility’.  Forthcoming in JBACS.

2017:  Kailing Xie.  ‘Premarital Abortion, What is the Harm?  The Responsibilisation of Women’s Pregnancy among China’s “Privileged” Daughters’.  Now published in JBACS vol. 8 (1), Jan 2018: 1-31.

2016:  Pamela Hunt.  ‘Drifting Through the Capital: “Floating” Migrants and Masculinity in Xu Zechen’s Fiction’.  Now published in JBACS vol. 6, Dec 2016: 1-34.