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Young Scholars Conference

August 29-30, 2023 | UC San Diego

Theme: Chinese State and Society in the Time of COVID

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The Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China, together with the 21st Century China Center and the Carter Center, is convening an academic conference on “Chinese State and Society in the Time of COVID.” The conference will bring together young scholars studying China's politics, society, economy, and foreign relations during the disruptions brought on by COVID.

Since the outbreak of COVID, the world has been rocked politically, economically, and socially. We are soliciting papers from young scholars, including faculty and graduate students, based on their research on China and its external relations during the pandemic. While the conference aims to catalyze original evidence-based research on China, it will convene 1-2 panels that will focus on research related to U.S.-China relations.

Applicants should attach PDFs of their abstract, brief description, and CV to the form found on this link as described in greater detail on the PDF linked below. Email any questions to Harris Doshay at

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2023. Selected participants will be informed by no later than July 1, and completed papers should be sent to the conference organizers by August 10.

Download the Call for Paper (PDF)