Shanghai city panorama

Shanghai at Dusk, 2019

Image courtesy of Harrison Hochman

2022 Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference In Modern Chinese Humanities


APRIL 22, 2022 (HALF DAY) TO APRIL 23, 2022 (ALL DAY)


The application period for the 2022 conference is now closed. Applications are under review. 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: Friday, November 12, 2021 5:00p.m. PST
Date of Acceptance Notification: Early January, 2022
Final Paper Submission Deadline (if accepted): Thursday, March 31, 2022 5:00p.m. PDT
Conference Date: April 22-23, 2022

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 2022.

Keynote Speaker:

Christine Ho, associate professor of East Asian Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Alumni Keynote:

Laurence Coderre, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, New York University

Organizing Committee:

Matteo Cavelier Riccardi, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature (DE Film and Media), UC Berkeley
Aaron Gilkison, PhD student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University 

Puck Engman, Assistant Professor, History, 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
Jiahe Mei, PhD student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
Juliet Tempest, PhD Student, Anthropology, Stanford University

Laikwan Pang, Professor, Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Visiting Fellow, CASBS, Stanford University