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2024 Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities


APRIL 19, 2024 (HALF DAY) TO APRIL 20, 2024 (ALL DAY)
U.C. Berkeley


The application for the 2024 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, 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 17, 2023, 11:59 pm PT
Date of Acceptance Notification: Early January, 2024
Final Paper Submission Deadline (if accepted): March 29, 2024, 11:59 PM PT
Conference Date: April 19 -20, 2024


Please address all inquiries regarding logistics to Ms. Xiaojie Ma, Center for Chinese Studies, U.C. Berkeley (ccs [at] For technical issues with the application submission form, contact John Groschwitz (jgroschwitz [at] (jgroschwitz[at]stanford[dot]edu)). The conference schedule will be posted in early winter 2024.

Keynote Speaker:

Jinying Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Alumni Keynote:

Jianqing Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Washington University in St. Louis

Organizing Committee:

Mathew Beauchemin, Graduate Student, Film and Media, U.C. Berkeley
Puck Engman, Assistant Professor, History, UC Berkeley
Delaney Chieyen Holton, Graduate Student, Art and Art History, Stanford University
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
Xiying Lin, Graduate Student, History, UC Berkeley
Ban Wang, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford
Lingjia Xu, Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University