Forbidden City, China at night

Forbidden City at Night

2022 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

APRIL 1, 2022 (ALL DAY) TO APRIL 2, 2022 (ALL DAY)


The application period for the 2022 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). 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. Click the button below to access the online application form.

Premodern Conference Application

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

Please address all inquiries regarding logistics to Ms. Ekaterina Mozhaeva, Center for East Asian Studies (; and all other inquiries to the Stanford organizers, Prof. Ronald Egan (

The conference program will be posted around March 2022.



Proposals/bios due:  (by 5:00 pm PST)  November 26, 2021  

Notification of acceptance by:  January 14, 2022

Full papers due:  March 11, 2022  (Note: Late submissions will result in elimination from the conference.)

Conference:  April 1 - 2, 2022


Organizing Committee:

Mark A. CsikszentmihalyiProfessor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
Ron Egan, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford
Mengmeng Ji, PhD Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford
Gang Hao Poh, PhD Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures History, Stanford University
Paula Varsano, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berekely