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

Deadline May 12, 2018

Call for Papers

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

We are pleased to announce that the Annual Conference of the ICSA will be held on August 10th, 2018 in Princeton University, preceding the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 11-14 in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will be hosted and partially sponsored by the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)(

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


For junior scholars and grad students who need financial aid to attend the ICSA annual conference, please submit your request here: is external).

You may be contacted for further information. Funding is limited; assistance will be given based on need and your participation in the conference (if you will be presenting or serving as a discussant).  If you have any questions, please contact

Graduate students are invited to compete for the ICSA 2018 Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award. The Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award Committee consists 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 One paper (published or unpublished) will be selected and the award will be announced and presented with a plaque and a travel subsidy to at the conference dinner.

Submission Process

Both complete papers and extended paper abstracts in English will be considered. Paper abstracts must contain sufficient details to suggest timely completion (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) authored by student(s) only, (2) in English, and (3) to be presented at the 2018 ICSA Conference. 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 is available on March 12th at is external). The submission deadline is May 12th, 2018.  In the event of any technical difficulties, submissions may be emailed to Shaoping She (

Important Dates:

May 12, 2018: Submission deadline.

May 26, 2018: Formal acceptance letters distributed for visa applications.

June 30, 2018: Provisional program available on the website.

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

August 10, 2018: Conference


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