Call for Papers for the First CAPA-CT Conference: China in the 21st Century


Call for Papers

Chinese-American Professors Association
in Connecticut (CAPA-CT)

The First Interdisciplinary Conference,
March 7, 2015

Theme: China in the 21st Century


Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015


The CAPA-CT conference invites participants of all academic disciplines, from all cultural, linguistic, and national backgrounds. The conference aims to promote cross-disciplinary conversations on issues presently or potentially related to China’s challenges and opportunities on the world stage in the 21st century. It will be held on March 7, 2015 at the University of New Haven. In case of inclement weather, we would move the meeting to March 14, 2015.


The conference welcomes papers, abstracts, and round-table proposals that highlight an academic discipline’s application to China’s development, or that explore Chinese contributions to the world, or that promote cross-disciplinary dialogue among the Chinese intellectual communities in the U.S. and China as well as scholars and students of China Studies in North America and beyond.

All accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings and on the association website. Publication in the proceedings does not preclude subsequent publication in other journals when proper acknowledgements are made.


All participants must register. Those who register before February 15, 2015, will enjoy a discount of $20 from the standardized registration fee of $70 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Registration fee for students is $20. The annual membership fee of $35 can be paid during the conference.


Each presenter should submit an abstract of 1-3 pages.


The conference welcomes papers in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  1. Topics related to practices in China.
  2. Topics with potential implication to China.
  3. Topics with potential to engagement in interdisciplinary dialogues and research.
  4. Topics related to education, teaching and learning.
  5. Topics related to the interest of members such as career development, work, and family life.


Proposals for panel sessions focusing on a single issue, such as Chinese education, health care, Chinese traditional medicine, history, philosophy, culture, economy, sustainable development, environmental protection, political reform, social equality/justice, legal system, engineering, science, technology, mathematics, or proposals focusing on a single province/region are welcome.

A proposal for a panel session should not exceed three pages. The duration of a session will be up to 60 minutes.


Send your submission electronically to Dr. Jian-Zhong Lin at <> in MS Word format.

Use a cover page to provide the following information: (1) topic of the presentation/panel session, (2) name and academic affiliation of the presenter or panelist and/or that of a moderator; students should indicate their major and status (such as undergrad junior, M.A./M.S. second year, or doctoral third year), (3) postal address, phone, and email of every presenter/panel member.

All papers, abstracts, and panel proposals must be received electronically by January 30, 2015.

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Call for Papers for the First CAPA-CT Conference: China in the 21st Century