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Universities Service Centre for China Studies

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

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Fourteenth Graduate Seminar on China


January 4 - 7, 2018

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Introduction

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 Fourteenth GSOC will take place from January 4 to 7, 2018 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Applicants need to submit all necessary materials by August 18, 2017. Participants are welcome to stay at the Centre before and /or after the Seminar to conduct research.

Objectives

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

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 18, 2017:

• An application form: Hong Kong; Mainland; Taiwan & Macau; Overseas (please click to download the application form)

• CV;

• 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. On-campus accommodation will be provided to all participants (except for local participants) during the seminar.

2. Participants must pay for their own transport and living expenses. A limited amount of travel subsidies will be provided for some participants. Details will be given to the selected candidates only.

3. Participants must pay for their own accommodation and living expenses if they want to conduct research before or after the seminar. The price of on-campus accommodation, a standard double room at 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.

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

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 2018 Programme

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