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CHESS Young Scholars Conference 2015 – Responding to China’s Environmental Crisis: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Place

Vienna, Austria

Date

27 – 28th Feb 2015

Deadline

30th Nov 2014

Organized by CHESS (China and the Environment in the Social Sciences) Hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna, Austria Keynote speaker: Yu Xiaogang, Green Watershed

Submissions are welcomed for the inaugural CHESS Young Scholars Conference to be held at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna on 27-28 February 2015.

Organizers

CHESS (China and the Environment in the Social Sciences) is an interdisciplinary research network for scholars from across the social sciences with research interests relating to environmental issues in China. Both the network and the conference provide a forum for graduate students and young scholars to discuss ideas, exchange information and to strengthen professional networks across the field.

Context

China faces a multitude of environmental challenges, ranging from biophysical impacts of climate change, deforestation and water scarcity, to impacts on health and social stability resulting from pollution, land contamination and overexploitation of natural resources. Rapid industrialization and lax environmental oversight have exacerbated these problems exponentially, leaving the country in a position of acute environmental crisis and unsustainable development.

Goals

The CHESS Young Scholars Conference 2015 aims to investigate and formulate new theorizations of environmental dynamics in China through a critical analysis of actors, institutions and processes across and between spatial dimensions from the local to the international level, taking into account the political, economic and social contexts in which they operate. A key element of the conference is the broad interdisciplinary nature of its panels, drawing from across the social sciences in order to utilize a diverse array of theoretical and methodological approaches. To allow for a holistic perspective, contributions from political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, law and other disciplines addressing environmental issues in the PRC and/or Taiwan are highly encouraged.

Topics

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • China on the world stage: international environmental and climate change diplomacy
  • Environmental governance in rural and urban areas
  • Changing roles of state, market, and civil actors
  • The Chinese environmental movement: actors and trends
  • Greening China’s economy: tools, policies, and marketization strategies

Options for further collaboration and possible joint publications will be discussed during the conference.

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Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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Chinese urbanisation conference call for paper

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“The 2015 National Symposium on Land Resources Development and New Urbanization” is organized by Land Resources Research Committee (中国自然资源学会土地资源研究专业委员会) and Agricultural Geography and Rural Development Committee (中国地理学会农业地理与乡村发展专业委员会). The main themes of this symposium include urban land resources renovation, constructions or new technologies of new urbanization, and typical cases or engineering methods of urban land development and new urbanization.

The length of abstract should not exceed 300 words and the deadline is March 30th 2015.

The website of the conference: http://www.31huiyi.com/event/321428/

Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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4th UrbaChina International Conference handbook

The 4th UrbaChina International Conference was held in Chongqing and was organised by Chongqing University. The entire conference included two days of discussion and a one day field trip. Participants visited Chongqing Liangjiang new area, the Jiangbeizui central business district, and a new rural village named Wubao Village in Jiangbei District.

Conference handbook

Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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UrbaChina 4th International Conference in Chongqing

 

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From May 28th to May 30th, the University of Chongqing hosted the 4th International Conference of UrbaChina in Chongqing.

Members of UrbaChina’s consortium gathered at the venue to present and discuss the results of their research. Members of Urbachina’s Scientific committee provided further advice and guidance on current and future research work. The University of Chongqing invited relevant speakers, and students and other interested participants joined the dialogue.

The University of Chongqing offered a calligraphy reading “the new silk road” (xin sichou zhi lu-新丝绸之路), suggesting a new route for research cooperation between Europe and China through Chongqing. Calligraphy is an elevated art form in China, which reflects the importance attached to the word in this country.

Miguel Elosua

Spanish qualified lawyer; PhD in Chinese Law. UrbaChina Research Officer. Has lived in China since 2006.

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International Workshop ERC “World Seastems”: Maritime Networks in Space and Time. 16-18 June 2014

world seastemsThis conference is organised by “World Seastems”, a EU FP7 funded research programme  and will be held in Paris from June 16 to June 18, 2014.

More than 80% of world trade volumes occur by sea nowadays. Despite this enormous importance, little is known about the precise distribution and evolution of maritime flows. This international workshop on maritime flows and networks wishes to gather worldwide scholars and experts from all scientific and disciplinary backgrounds to introduce and discuss their researches on various related issues. This is a multi-disciplinary event which will investigate how maritime flows and networks of any kind can be analyzed in order to answer major industry and wider societal challenges.

Prof. Gipouloux, member of the UrbaChina programme, will take part to this event.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.world-seastems.cnrs.fr/

Conference programmes available at http://www.world-seastems.cnrs.fr/pdf/ERC%20Workshop%20programme_final_31-03-2014.pdf

Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE – Nottingham Trent University)

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Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050 (call for abstracts)

urban futureThe Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL), the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISIS) in Rome, and the Institute of Future Cities of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (IfC-CUHK) – are organizing an International Conference on “Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050” (10-11 October 2014) under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme: UrbaChina – European Project on Sustainable Urbanisation in China. Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050.

The Lisbon Conference is part of this project, aimed at bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in applying scenarios and foresight approaches to urban policy and planning. We are interested in the sustainable future of cities – for the people who will live there. We seek to discuss current urbanisation trends and resulting challenges for Cities and to identify research priorities and collaborative opportunities between the EU and China.

 

More information to be found on the Conference site.

Urban Future 2050 – Call for Abstracts (extended deadline)

Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE – Nottingham Trent University)

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Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050

urban futureThe Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL), the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISIS) in Rome, and the Institute of Future Cities of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (IfC-CUHK) – are organizing an International Conference on “Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050” (10-11 October 2014) under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme:URBACHINA – European Project on Sustainable Urbanisation in China. Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050.

The Lisbon Conference is part of this project, aimed at bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in applying scenarios and foresight approaches to urban policy and planning. We are interested in the sustainable future of cities – for the people who will live there. We seek to discuss current urbanisation trends and resulting challenges for Cities and to identify research priorities and collaborative opportunities between the EU and China.

 

The conference will address the following two core themes and four thematic threads:

  • Core Theme I. Scenarios for Cities of the Future
  • Core Theme II. People and Societies in Future Cities

 

  • Thematic thread A: Forward Thinking Methods
  • Thematic thread B: Governance in Future Cities
  • Thematic thread C: Future of Resources
  • Thematic thread D: Future of Urban Systems

More information to be found on the Conference site.

Urban Future 2050 – Call for Abstracts

Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE – Nottingham Trent University)

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China: tradition and modernity

Conference/Debate

Date

20-22 February 2014

Location

Lisbon, Portugal

Contact

Name: Instituto Português de Sinologia

E-mail: ipsinologiagmailcom

Details: The Organizing Committee of the Instituto Português de Sinologia
ISCSP – Pólo Universitário da Ajuda, gab. 40, piso 2
Tel: 213 619 430 (ext: 453074)
Fax: 213 619 442
http://www.ipsinologia.com

Topic details

Geocultural area(s): China

Discipline(s): Economics, Philology, Sociology

Presentation

China is a huge country with a history stretching over millennia. An immeasurable number of its customs and values have lasted down the ages, surviving the impact of successive waves of modernity that have assailed it. Some of the old values came down to us often confused with habits or traditions. And so it is that, with every aspect of contemporary Chinese society being deeply rooted in tradition, the country is at the same time experiencing a period of increasing creativity.

Tradition and modernity are in fact complementary, and together they may represent socio-cultural equilibrium. With the theme ‘China: Tradition and Modernity’, the 9th International Sinology Forum will address the various contemporaneities of this extraordinary country, looking at their philosophical, cultural, economic and social facets.

This topic should be approached by communications through the following items:

  • Tradition in modernity: how, despite modernization, the Chinese people have managed to keep certain traditions in their daily lives, their ways of thinking, their rituals, festivals, etc.;
  • The Consumption of tradition and the commodification of the past;
  • The attraction of the West and the influence of western philosophy on Chinese tradition;
  • Neo-Confucianism and the re-engagement with tradition;
  • Economic modernization, the reformulation of Chinese traditional economic structures and the subsequent shifts in social stratification;
  • The continuity of traditional visual and performative arts and the new artistic panorama;
  • The continuity of literary traditions and the new literary panorama;
  • Myths, Heroes, Icons and Modernity;
  • Tradition and modernity in urban spaces (architecture, public art);
  • Local Development and Heritage.

The organising committee informs :

  1. The 9th International Sinology Forum will be held in Leiria (Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria).
  2. Later on, more information will be provided about parallel activities to the conference.

Finally, note that the Portuguese Institute of Sinology offers free registration.

Aurélia Martin

Chargée de communications et des médias pour l’UMR Chine Corée Japon (CNRS)

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Call for papers: Conference on the Socio-Economic Transition of China

Conference on the Socio-Economic Transition of China : Opportunities and threats

Dates

April 3 – 6, 2014

Conference venue

The Art Centre (Konvikt), Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Organizers

  • EU project CHINET
  • Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Keynote speaker

Professor Jonathan Unger, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Conference theme

In recent decades, the world has witnessed the enormous economic, social, cultural and political development of China. As the most populous country in the world, China’s transition process influences directly one fifth of the world’s population and indirectly almost all the rest of the world. Chinese economic activities cover the whole globe, Chinese living overseas constitute the largest diaspora, and China’s political and economic influence is significant. On the other hand, China and its government face many challenges, as Chinese society as well as the environment are affected by these massive processes. The conference theme is focused on the opportunities and potential threats China faces or will face in the near future.

We are seeking research presentations (20-30 minutes’ duration) or session proposals, which relate to these broad themes.

Deadline

For sessions and paper abstracts: 31st January 2014

More information on the conference website

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Call for papers: New European Research on Contemporary China

Date

2-4 July, 2014

Location

Beijing (Delegation of the European Union to China)

Deadline for submission

15 February 2014

Contact

Ms. Miriam Yang, cefc@cefc.com.hk

This conference aims to bring together doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and recent PhDs based in China, either European nationals or affiliated with European research institutions, in order to produce an overview of the emerging problematics in Chinese studies. The focus of the conference is on contemporary China, in a multi-disciplinary social science perspective.

Along with the growing exchanges between China and Europe, the number of European doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences doing research in and studying China has increased; many young Chinese scholars also choose to bring their expertise on contemporary China to European academic institutions. They all represent the future of European research on contemporary China. The main purpose of this Conference held for the second time in Beijing is to provide a forum for these young researchers at the European level and in China. The success of the first edition held in 2012 which gathered 50 young researchers from 15 countries (selected among 130 applicants) confirmed the necessity to provide such a forum for reflection and discussion. The Conference will be an occasion to facilitate exchanges on common research subjects, compare perspectives and methodologies, and promote interdisciplinary dialogue. By providing a space for debate and reflection, the Conference intends to contribute to the emergence of more diverse theoretical approaches on the subject. It will enable the participants not only to expand their network and broaden their horizon, but also to take part in the construction of European research networks and promote China-Europe dialogue.

Organizers

  • French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) and Sino-French Academic Center (CFC, Tsinghua University)
  • EURAXESS Links China

Supported by

  • Delegation of the European Union to China
  • European Center for China Studies (ECCS), Peking University
  • Heinrich-Böll Foundation
  • Think in China

Who can apply?

The Conference is designed for doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences currently in China or planning to be in China in the summer of 2014, either European nationals or affiliated with a European university or research institute, regardless of nationality. Among the different disciplines that will be considered: anthropology, law, economics, geography, history, literature, international relations, political sciences and sociology.

Practical arrangements

The conference will sponsor domestic travel within China and accommodation in Beijing for selected participants; however, no funding is available for international travel.

Registration details and schedule

  1. A paper title and abstract (up to 20 lines) in English is to be sent by 15 February 2014 to Ms. Miriam Yang: cefc@cefc.com.hk.
  2. The selected participants will be notified by 15 April 2014.
  3. The final papers (up to 8000 words) should be sent by 31 May 2014.
  4. Selected papers may be published in the journal China Perspectives/ Perspectives chinoises.

For more information.

Aurélia Martin

Chargée de communications et des médias pour l’UMR Chine Corée Japon (CNRS)

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Urbanisation and regional economic development

此国际性的学术研讨会,将由中国社会科学院经济研究所《经济研究》编辑部、贵州省房地产研究院(贵州财经大学房地产研究院)承办。现向社会各界征文。該论坛征文选题聚焦于(但不限于):

  • 城镇化的决定因素
  • 城镇化与工业化、农业现代化的关系
  • 城镇化对结构调整、内需启动、不均等变化、技术进步和收入分配的影响
  • 乡城移民的动机与趋势
  • 城镇化水平和速度的预测
  • 农民工市民化
  • 公共住房问题
  • 城市群发展和城市功能布局
  • 城镇化与区域经济发展的良性互动关系

全部征文将由论坛组织的专家委员会进行评选,入选论文的作者(每篇限一人)将获邀请在论坛上宣读论文,并与特邀参会的知名专家进行学术讨论。优秀入选论文经作者同意后将结集出版。
应邀参会的作者,论坛不收取会务费,并免费提供饮食与住宿;但往来交通费用自理。

  • 论坛举办时间:2013年12月21-22日
  • 论坛举办地点:贵州省贵阳市

论文请按照《经济研究》“投稿须知”写作;并请将作者的相关信息(姓名、工作单位、通讯地址、联系电话、Email等)完整地列于与正文独立的首页。

论文电子版请于2013年11月30日同时发送至fdcyjy@126.com与jjyjbjb@163.com。

论坛将于2013年12月10日前向入选论文的作者寄送正式参会邀请函。

Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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“A new round of industrialization and urbanisation” symposium call for papers

中国的城市化一直以来呈现呈“东高西低”格局,然而,为了要加强中国城镇的平衡发展,近年来学界与业界都强调中西部地区城镇化的加速发展,然而,在这新一轮的发展中,政府、市场、企业、人民等各自受到不同的影响与改变,“新一轮的工业化、城市化”专题会议征稿通知 :

  • 截稿时间 : 2013年10月22-26日
  • 文章领域: 人类学、民族学、社会学、历史学、政治学、经济学、管理学、市场营销学等多学科。

 

Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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The international symposium on land economy and urbanisation

由北京大学与剑桥大学联合主办,中国区域经济与成长型企业论坛组委会承办的“土地经济与城镇化研讨会”将于2013年9月13日在北京大学经济学院召开。 该研讨会旨在围绕房地产金融、土地经济与政策、城乡二元结构等前沿话题展开交流探讨,并针对中国快速演进的城镇化进程提出国际视角的解读,以期中西合璧的 阐释问题并提出既有理论高度又切实可行的解决方案。

更多相关消息,请参阅 http://finance.sina.com.cn/roll/20130814/103316443760.shtml

Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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International conference on sustainable water resources management

The XXXIV. International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Sustainable Water Resources Management, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Special Journal Issues

ICSWRM 2013 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Advances in Sustainable Water Resources Management. All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this Special Journal Issue.

Location

  • Scandic Sergel Plaza, Brunkebergstorg 9, Box 16411, 103 27 Stockholm, Sweden 

Date

  • July 15-16, 2013

Paper submission

  • May 31, 2013

Publicity chair

  • James Nelson, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA
  • Alexander Vaninsky, Ph.D., HOSTOS CUNY, New York, USA
  • Igor Astrov, Ph.D., TTU, Tallinn, Estonia

Website

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Conference on China, inequality, growth and the middle-income trap

More than three decades of high economic growth has transformed the Chinese economy. As China has quickly gone from being a low- to a middle-income country, it is facing new challenges which may, if not dealt with, result in a middle-income trap.

This conference will collect academic papers at both the micro and macro level with the aim of providing empirical evidence concerning challenges in terms of inequality, growth, the risk of a middle-income trap and potential policies to address them.

Location

Date

  • July 1-2, 2013

Organizers

Contact

Website

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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