The First CAPA-CT Conference: China in the 21st Century


Call  for Papers

 Chinese-American Professors Association
in Connecticut

The First Interdisciplinary Conference,
March  7, 2015

(March 14 as alternate in case of inclement weather)

Theme: China in the 21st Century


Submission Deadline: January 20, 2015


The  CAPA-CT conference invites participants from all academic disciplines. It aims to  promote interdisciplinary dialogues on issues presently or potentially related to China’s challenges and opportunities on the world stage in the 21st century. The conference will be held on March 7, 2015 at the University of New Haven. In case of snow, we will move the meeting to March 14, 2015 instead.


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 interdisciplinary dialogues among association members or the Chinese intellectual communities in CT and China.    

 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 for the conference. The registration fee is $50 per person for CAPA-CT members and $80 for nonmembers, due on February 20, 2015.


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


The conference welcomes papers in (but not exclusive) 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 and teaching.
  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, Chinese 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 and should include the topic and purpose of the session, names and affiliations of a moderator and 2-4 presenters, mailing address, phone, and email of every panel member. The duration of a special session will be up to 60 minutes. All presenters of a special session must register for the conference and be present at the time of the presentation.

Papers, abstracts, and panel proposals must be received electronically by January 20, 2015.


All submissions should be electronically sent to Dr. Jian-Zhong Lin at linjz[@]easternct[.]edu in MS Word format.

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