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Universities Service Centre for China Studies

CUHK-Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thirteenth Graduate Seminar on China

January 4 - 7, 2017

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Since the early 1960s, China scholars have been visiting the Universities Service Centre for China Studies to conduct research and writing. Its rich collection and liberal platform for intellectual exchange make the Centre a stimulating research environment (USC Home and USC online catalog) for scholars all around the world.

The Universities Service Centre for China Studies and CUHK-Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies co-organize the Graduate Seminar on China (GSOC) every year. The Thirteenth GSOC will take place from January 4 to 8, 2017 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Applicants need to submit all necessary materials by August 19, 2016. Participants are welcome to stay at the Centre before and /or after the Seminar to conduct research.


The GSOC promotes research on contemporary China, encourages exchange among Chinese and young overseas scholars in the field and enhances the capability and broaden the horizon of Ph.D. students in contemporary China studies.

Application Procedure for the 13th GSOC

All Ph.D. candidates (ABDs) who are doing research on post-1949 China are eligible to apply. Application form together with the following documents should be submitted to event@usc.cuhk.edu.hk by August 19, 2016:

• An application form: Hong Kong; Mainland; Taiwan & Macau; Overseas

• Resume;

• Recommendation letter from thesis supervisor;

• Title and abstract of the paper to be presented at the GSOC (half page).

Costs and Subsidies

1. There is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided to all participants during the seminar.

2. Participants have to pay for their own transport and accommodation expenses. The price of on-campus accommodation, a standard double room in Yali Guest House, is around HK$600 per night, reducible to around HK$300 per head when shared. The costs for meals are estimated to around HK$80-100 per day.

3. The exchange rate is US$1 to HK$7.8

4. A limited amount of subsidies will be provided for some participants. Details will be given to the selected candidates only.

5. We could provide documents for applicants to apply for subsidies from their home universities or other organizations.

To Attend as an Observer

Please write to event@usc.cuhk.edu.hk if you wish to attend the GSOC as an observer.

Conference Program:

GSOC 2017 Programme

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