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Call for Papers/Participation

Call for Papers/Participation

International Conference on Chinese Law and History

July 10-11, 2015

Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

The International Society for Chinese Law & History is pleased to announce an international conference on Chinese law and history in Shanghai, China, on July 10-11, 2015. The conference is sponsored and hosted by the School of Law at Fudan University and organized through the International Society for Chinese Law & History. The two organizations are collaborating to bring together a large group of international scholars working on the intersections of Chinese law and Chinese history from multiple disciplines. We now invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and round-table sessions on this area. We especially welcome innovative approaches, interdisciplinary projects, and well-developed papers featuring the most recent developments or new directions of the field.

Proposals should be submitted by April 20, 2015, and will be notified of our decisions on the proposals by April 30, 2015. Paper drafts will be expected for pre-circulation by June 20, 2015. Presentations and papers may be in English or Chinese, but each paper should be accompanied with an English abstract. Please send your proposals, papers, or questions to While only the fifty earliest registrants will be provided with free local accommodation for three nights, all participants must complete registration online by May 10, 2015 at

1. Proposals can deal with issues related to any of the following topics but are not limited to:

-Law, empire, and ethnicity

-Chinese law in regional and global contexts

-Gender, sexuality, and law

-Law and literature

-Law and environmental history

-Law and food culture

-Law, politics, and governmentality

-Law and religious practice

-New sources or methods in historical research on law in China

2. A complete proposal will include the following in English:

(1) for individual papers: title, abstract (200 words maximum), presenter’s name, email, affiliation, mailing address;

(2) for panels, besides information for each paper listed in (1), please also include information about a chair and/or discussant, plus a 200-word panel proposal that explains the connections among the individual papers;

(3) for round-table sessions, please choose a topic/theme, a 200-word proposal explaining why this topic/theme deserves group discussion at the conference, and the names, contact, and affiliation of four to six round-table participants who have agreed to take part. Once approved, the organizer(s) are responsible for developing a structured discussion at the conference.

(4) for all applicants, especially those who plan to attend but not to present a paper: please indicate whether you will be willing (also) to serve as a chair or discussant.

We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai soon.

The International Conference on Chinese Law and History Planning Committee



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