Call for Papers
65th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies
Institutional Host: The UCLA Asia Pacific Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
October 13-15, 2023
The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on issues concerning China, Taiwan, other Chinese-speaking communities, and the Chinese diaspora for the 65th Annual Conference, hosted by the UCLA Asia Pacific Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, on October 13-15, 2023. We welcome panels and papers from such disciplines as economics, education, history, international studies, literature, political science, public policy, and sociology. The 2023 conference will feature two highly respected and accomplished keynote speakers: Prof. Susan Shirk (UCSD) and Prof. Michael Berry (UCLA).
The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of subjects related to China and Taiwan (www.americanassociationforchinesestudies.org). Membership in AACS is required for participation in the annual conference, and non-members are welcome to submit proposals, join the Association, and participate in the annual conference. Please note this conference is in-person only.
The program committee will give preference to proposals for panels (a chair, 3 papers, and a discussant) and roundtables (a chair and 4 other panelists). We also encourage individual paper proposals on various themes.
Panel proposals and individual submissions should include contact information (address, telephone number, and email) for all participants, paper topics, and brief abstracts (not exceeding 250 words). Panel proposals should specify the names and roles of panel/roundtable participants. Please send your proposal by email to:
The deadline for panel and individual proposals is March 24, 2023. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of their inclusion in the program by April 24, 2023.
All panelists must register for the AACS 2023 conference and renew or apply for AACS membership before August 21, 2023.
2023 AACS Conference Program Committee: Yenna Wu (University of California, Riverside), Co-Chair; Yao-Yuan Yeh (University of St. Thomas), Co-Chair; Huei-Ying Kuo (Johns Hopkins University); Fang-yu Li (New College of Florida); Ya-chen Chen (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan); Yu-Shan Wu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan).