CALL FOR PAPERS For An International Conference On
1911-2011: From Revolution To Reforms
Characterizing made-in-China transition paradigms
Date: 16th – 17th June 2011
Venue: University of Saint Joseph, Macao SAR, China (www.usj.edu.mo)
Contact: Dr. Emilie Tran, Assistant professor, Coordinator of master programs in Government Studies and Contemporary China Studies, Executive coordinator of the CGSS (CGSS2011@usj.edu.mo).
The 1911 revolution was motivated by anger at corruption in the Qing government, frustration with that government's inability to restrain the interventions of foreign powers, and resentment of the majority Han Chinese toward a government dominated by an ethnic minority. One hundred years later, after decades of wars and violent political thrusts, China has achieved significant progress toward becoming a major global power. How close (or how far) is China from eventually becoming what the nineteenth century Qing dynasty reformers envisioned for her, i.e. a rich and powerful state (fuguo qiangbing)?
Mao took up that vision when he proclaimed “The Chinese people have stood up!”, though that vision may well still be a work in progress that Deng Xiaoping’s policy of reform and opening-up “with Chinese characteristics” is striving for. Ever since 1978, the Chinese Communist Party has established a social contract that can be encapsulated by getting rich but obeying one-Party rule. However, given the many troubles that have been challenging the country’s development and social order, one wonders what it will take for China to keep on going or whether it can keep on going.
The rise of China has challenged social scientists to revisit and rethink existing theories. Indeed, some observers believe China is the source of new paradigms and alternative models on the linkage between political, economic and social development, which has sometimes resulted in neologizing concepts such as sino-globalisation, sino-capitalism, pax sinica, or Beijing consensus.
Thus, this conference aims at critically reviewing and characterizing these made-in/by-China paradigms and models of development. Scholars from all relevant fields of social sciences and humanities are welcome to submit a proposal that fits the above stated goal provided their paper is an original piece of work and that has not been submitted for another publication.
Abstracts (no more than 300 words in English) for all participants are due on or before 31st January 2011. Please send your abstract as an email attachment to: CGSS2011@usj.edu.mo. The attachment must be in doc (MS Word) format, including the following: 1) Title and abstract and 2) Name, position, institutional affiliation, email and telephone of each author.
All participants will be notified by email by 31st March 2011 if their abstracts have been accepted for the conference.
Final papers in English will be due on 31st May 2011. Please submit your full paper to CGSS2011@usj.edu.mo as an attachment via email. The attachment must be in doc (MS Word) format. Paper format details are available in The Guidelines for Paper Presenters and that will be sent to all participants along with the authors’ notification.
Publication: A selection of the best conference papers will be published in a peer-reviewed publication.
Registration and Accommodation: There is no registration fee for the conference. Invited paper presenters from outside Macao will have their flight/ferry and hotel accommodation reimbursed.
Other information about Macau: Please go to http://cn.macautourism.gov.mo for more information about Macau.
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