The Conference on “Mao’s China, Non-Communist Asia, and the Global Setting, 1949-1976,” to be held at the University of Hong Kong on February 14-15, 2012, will be the latest in a series of conferences on the Cold War in Asia hosted at the University of Hong Kong since the mid-1990s, in collaboration with the Cold War International History Project, that have brought Chinese Cold War scholars into a dialogue with their counterparts from Asia and beyond. The conference will focus on relations between the People’s Republic of China and Non-Communist Asia from the establishment of the People’s Republic of China to the death of Mao Zedong, when appropriate putting these in the broader context of China’s relations with the rest of the Communist bloc and Western powers’ dealings with Asia. Papers that deploy newly available or previously unutilized sources from Asian, former Soviet, East European, and Western archives are particularly welcome. The organizers anticipate that Chinese policies toward Southeast Asia, South Asia, Japan, Taiwan, the non-aligned movement, and decolonization will be among the major foci of the conference. Papers that cross disciplinary and/or national boundaries are encouraged.
The organizers welcome proposals both for individual papers and complete panels from scholars at all levels, from postgraduate students upward. The deadline for all proposals, to include a one-page paper abstract and a brief curriculum vitae, is September 15, 2011. They should be sent to Dr. Priscilla Roberts, Department of History, University of Hong Kong, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will be notified whether or not their proposals have been accepted by October 15, 2011. Depending on the availability of funding, the organizers may be able to provide some financial assistance to selected participants from overseas.
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