2018 ICSA Conference Call for Papers


The 2018 Annual Conference of the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA)
Call for Papers

The International ChineseSociological Association (ICSA) was recently renamed from the North AmericanChinese Sociologists Association (NACSA), a nonprofit organization establishedin 1981 to promote social scientific research on Chinese societies, cultures,and populations in the world. ICSA will continue to NACSA’s missions throughorganizing research symposiums and annual conferences to facilitate theinteraction and collaboration between scholars in North American and scholarsin the Greater China Region and elsewhere.

We are pleased to announce that the Annual Conference of the ICSA will beheld on August 10th, 2018 in PrincetonUniversity, preceding the Annual Meeting of the American SociologicalAssociation on August 11-14 in Philadelphia,PA. The conference will be hosted and co-sponsored by the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of thePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) (https://ccc.princeton.edu/).

The program committee (Xiaogang Wu[HKUST], Emily Hannum [U Penn], Xiaoling Shu [UC Davis], Lijun Song[Vanderbilt] , Qiang Fu [UBC]) welcome submissions on topics of interest to theICSA members. Papers offering comparative perspectives on the themes of theconference are also welcome.

Graduatestudents are invited to compete for the ICSA 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award.The Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award Committeeconsists of Dr. Xiaoling Shu (UC Davis,Chair), Dr. Emily Hannum (U Penn), and Dr. Anning Hu (Fudan). One paper(published or unpublished) will be selected and the award will be announced andpresented with a plaque and travelallowance at the conference dinner.

Both complete papers and extended paper abstracts in English will beconsidered. Paper abstracts must contain sufficient details to suggest timelycompletion (normally, 5 pages or more). Please provide all authors’ names,organizational affiliations, and email addresses.

Papers considered for the Graduate Student Paper Award must be (1) authoredby student(s) only, (2) in English, and (3) to be presented at the 2018 ICSAConference. Student status must be valid as of the end of Spring 2018. Only complete papers will be considered.Please mark *Student Paper Award* in the Subject Area when submitting online.

The ICSA Paper Submission Information Submission Site will be available onMarch 12th at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICSA2018. The submission deadline is May 12th, 2018.

In the event of any technical difficulties, submissions may be emailed toShaoping She (spshe@ust.hk).

Important Dates:

May 12, 2018: Submission deadline.

May 26, 2018: Formal acceptance letters distributedfor visa applications.

June 30, 2018: Provisional programavailable on the website.

July 14, 2018: Full papers due toorganizers/presiders/discussants.

August 10, 2018: Conference

Selected papers presented in the conference will beinvited to submit to the following peer review journals:

1. Chinese Journal of Sociology (CJS) (eISSN: 20571518, ISSN: 2057150X), founded in 2015 and published by SAGE, is a peer-reviewed, international journal issued by Shanghai University and co-sponsored with Princeton Center on Contemporary China (CCC), with an aim to building an academic platform for in-depth discussion of the issues facing contemporary Chinese society from the sociological perspectives.

2. China Review (ISSN: 16802012), published by Chinese University Press in Hong Kong, is the only China-based English journal devoted to the study of Greater China and its people. The journal’s SSCI Impact Factor 0.906 in 2016, being ranked in Q1, 16/69 in area studies.

3. Chinese Sociological Review (CSR) (Print ISSN: 2162-0555 Online ISSN: 2162-0563), founded in 1968, now published by Taylor & Francis Inc. 530 Walnut Street, Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. The journal’s SSCI impact factor is 1.472 in 2016, being ranked in Q2, 42/143 in sociology.