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2020 Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference In Modern Chinese Humanities


April 24, 2020 (All day) to April 25, 2020 (All day)


The application period for the 2020 conference is now open. Interested students from all institutions within the U.S. and abroad must complete the online application form below, including upload of one document which contains a description of the the paper topic and its significance (up to 500 words) and a short bio (up to 100 words including current institutional affiliation). Applicants are welcome to present papers associated with ongoing or projected dissertation research, but the papers need not be generated by thesis work. Click the button below to access the online application form.

To learn more about the purpose of this conference, and to see past conference programs, please click here.

Proposals/bios Due: Friday, November 22, 2019 5:00p.m. PST
Date of Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2020
Final Paper Submission Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020 5:00p.m. PST
Conference Date: April 24-25, 2020

Please address all inquiries regarding logistics to Ms. Xiaojie Ma, Center for Chinese Studies ( For technical issues with the application submission form, contact John Groschwitz (
The conference schedule will be posted in early winter 2020.

Keynote Speaker:

Jacob Eyferth, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, History, and the College, University of Chicago

Alumni Keynote:

Daisy Yan Du, Associate Professor, Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Organizing Committee:

Weihong Bao, Associate Professor, Chinese & Film Studies, U.C. Berkeley
Matteo Cavalier-Riccardi, Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, U.C. Berkeley
Michelle Mengsu Chang, Graduate Student, History, Stanford
Jianqing Chen, Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, U.C. Berkeley
Elise Huerta, Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford
Andrew Jones, Louis B. Agassiz Professor of Chinese, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, U.C. Berkeley
Haiyan Lee, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures & Comparative Literature, Stanford
Ban Wang, William Haas Professor of Chinese Studies & Comparative Literature, Stanford University