Shanghai city panorama

Shanghai at Dusk, 2019

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2023 Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference In Modern Chinese Humanities


APRIL 21, 2023 (HALF DAY) TO APRIL 22, 2023 (ALL DAY)


The application for the 2023 Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities is now CLOSED. 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 paper topic and its significance (up to 250 words) and a short bio (up to 100 words including current institutional affiliation). Please note that proposals should address primary sources and current scholarship related to their paper topic. Applicants are welcome to present papers associated with ongoing or projected dissertation research, but the papers need not be generated by thesis work. 

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

Proposals/bios Due: November 21, 2022, 11:59 pm PT
Date of Acceptance Notification: Early January, 2023
Final Paper Submission Deadline (if accepted): March 31, 2023, 11:59 PM PT
Conference Date: April 21-22, 2023


Please address all inquiries regarding logistics to Ms. Ekaterina Mozhaeva, Center for East Asian Studies (mozhaeva [at] For technical issues with the application submission form, contact John Groschwitz (jgroschwitz [at] The conference schedule will be posted in early winter 2023.

Keynote Speaker:

John Crespi, Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Colgate University

Alumni Keynote:

En Li, Assistant Professor of History, Drake University

Organizing Committee:

Maciej Kurzynski, PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford
Puck Engman, Assistant Professor, History, UC Berkeley
Kelly Fan, PhD Student, UC Berkeley
Mason Hinsdale, PhD Student, UC Berkeley
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, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford

Ting Zheng, PhD student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University