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Monumental Change: China’s Transformation Since the 1980s - Call for Papers

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for “Monumental Change: China’s Transformation Since 1980,” a conference to be held at the University of San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday, November 15 & 16, 2017.

With this conference, the Center aims to promote research and academic discussion on issues related to the changes China has undergone since 1980 and their impact on society. Proposed themes include: transportation, telecommunications and social media, urbanization and its impact on society, the environment, and issues related to gender and the family.

All participants will be required to provide a draft of their conference paper 3 weeks prior to the conference (by Oct. 25, 2017) to allow discussants adequate time to prepare their comments. Papers must represent original work not already published or in press.

Participants are invited to submit their paper for consideration in the Center’s online, indexed, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal, Asia Pacific Perspectives (ISSN: 2167-1699). Since its establishment in 2001, the journal has promoted cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and the dissemination of knowledge about the Asia Pacific region. The journal is free and easily accessible on the web. For more information, visit:

The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies is San Francisco’s academic gateway to the Asia Pacific, promoting teaching, public programs, and research on the peoples and cultures of region. The Center regularly organizes and presents academic symposia and conferences on topics related to the history, culture, and politics of the Asia Pacific region and has earned a reputation for hosting well-organized, interesting events that draw in diverse audiences. Please see the Center’s brochure or visit our website for more information about our work:

To Apply:

Deadline: Application review will begin on May 22, 2017, and continue until all panels are filled.

Interested applicants should email the following to, subject line, “Monumental Change Proposal”

  • 300 word (maximum) abstract
  • Curriculum Vitae

Please share this call with any scholars that may be interested.

Contact for Questions:
Melissa S. Dale, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Assistant Professor
University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies

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