Deadline has been extended to September 15, 2015. Submit abstracts today!
*** Call for Papers ***
12th American Studies Network Conference
“Locality and Transnationality: New Approaches to Understanding US-China Relations”
Peking University | November 13-15, 2015
2015 is a landmark year for US-China relations, as President Xi Jinping will be making his first State Visit to the United States in September. 2015 also marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations. As leaders of both nations prepare for these historic events and the Summit, China and the US both recognize the arduous challenges at home and abroad. The domestic challenges each nation faces have long term and far reaching transnational impact, not only on bilateral relations, but also on the global community. Drawing on expertise from multiple disciplines of American Studies, the 2015 American Studies Network (ASN) Conference will probe how “locality and transnationality” impact US-China relations and the world.
We welcome abstract submissions from scholars of all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. Possible areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:
The local and transnational ripple effects of U.S. foreign policy
Domestic issues in the U.S. and China, such as immigration, ethnic minorities, social unrest that affect U.S. global image
China's engagement and regional integration through establishing new trade agreements and organizations, including initiatives like the Asia International Infrastructure Bank (AIIB) and China's increasing investment in the United States
How American domestic politics, particularly with upcoming 2016 presidential campaigns, will affect U.S. relations with China and the rest of the world
The cultural, social and economic implications of US-China engagement on mutual understanding
US-China competition and cooperation on the future of the global order
The depiction of America's dealing with other nations and their peoples in literature, film, graphic arts, and other cultural forms
Cooperation and competition in regional spheres Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East
The effects of local engagement, such as Confucius Institutes, on US and Chinese soft power
The impact of overseas education on Chinese foreign policy thinking
Dates, Venue, and Registration
Date: November 13th (arrival) to 15th, 2015
Venue: Peking University
Registration Fee: 1000 RMB/person, 600 RMB/person for graduate students
Registration fee covers meals and admission to all conference sessions. Conference lodging information will be available soon.
Limited financial assistance may be available to help offset travel costs for participants. However, we encourage participants to seek sufficient financial support from their home universities. Information on financial subsidies will be announced at a later time.
Please submit abstracts (500 words max.) to ASN2015pku@126.com. The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to September 15, 2015.
This conference is funded by the US-China Education Trust (USCET) and the Institute for China-US People-to-People Exchange at Peking University.