The 16th Annual American Studies Network Conference

July 24, 2019

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China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) and the US-China Education Trust (USCET) cordially invite scholars and students from all disciplines to participate in the 16th Annual American Studies Network Conference, “40 Years of China-US Ties: Seeking Common Grounds through Cooperation and Competition,” to be held October 19-20 at CFAU in Beijing.

 

ASN Conference

Since 1979,when China and the United States established formal diplomatic relations, China and the US have marked four decades of sustained diplomatic ties thanks to the joint efforts of both sides. This 40th anniversary takes place at a critical point in China-US relations. In order to improve the 21st century China-US relations,  the 2019 ASN Conference , with the theme of  “40 Years of China-US Ties: Seeking Common Grounds through Cooperation and Competition” , seeks to recognize four decades of milestones, reflect on the state of the relationship, understand underlying problems, and illuminate difficulties as well as opportunities that may lie ahead.

The conference welcomes the participation of all ASN scholars. We would like, in addition, to invite the participation of practitioners in the field of American Studies to share their valuable insights and experiences.

The organizers also welcome the participation of PhD and M.A candidates to present papers.  The conference will integrate papers from PhD students into the general conference concurrent panel presentations, while M.A. candidates will have their special forum. Please see descriptions below. 

 

Topics

The Conference Organizing Committee welcomes submissions in English from scholars and students. Illustrative topics, not a definitive list, include the following:

  • Historical perspectives on China-US  relations
  • Economic and commercial trends shaping China-US relations
  • Impact of technology on relations, and its use in diplomacy
  • Effect of domestic politics in China and the US on bilateral relations
  • China-US strategic trust and future implications
  • China’s foreign policy paradigm and its impact on relations with the United States
  • Impact of the China-US relationship on regional and global security
  • Soft power and China-US relations
  • The dynamics of public opinion formation in the US and China
  • People-to-People, education and cultural exchanges between China and the US
  • Chinese and American think tanks:  comparisons and contrasts
  • Literature and the arts in shaping of relations between China and the US

 

General Guidelines for Paper Submission and Presentation

All scholars seeking to offer presentations at the ASN 2019 Conference must submit a Paper Proposal by August 23, 2019, using the attached Paper Proposal template. The Organizing Committee will evaluate the proposals and notify successful applicants of their acceptance no later than September 20, 2019.  Please send the full text of ASN papers (no more than 3000 words in English, excluding references) to liqianqian@cfau.edu.cn

For further information on the style, please consult the Chicago Manual of Style or visit the Chicago Style Online website: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org

 

Conference Format

The conference will consist of plenary sessions with keynote speeches and concurrent panel sessions with paper presentations and discussions by scholars.

 

The ASN Graduate Student Forum and Mei Renyi American Studies Competition

China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, and Sichuan University will sponsor a special forum for graduate students during the ASN conference. The Graduate Student Forum will be held at a special session on the evening of October 18th. Graduate students will present their papers, which will be judged by a panel of senior scholars at the conference.

The organizers cordially invite M.A. candidates to participate in a special Graduate Student Forum, held in conjunction with this year’s ASN Conference.  Students in Master’s Degree programs who submit completed papers before the August 23 deadline will be eligible for prizes and special recognition, to be awarded by a team of faculty members from China Foreign Affairs University,  Beijing Foreign Studies University and Sichuan University. Awards will be based equally on the quality of papers and the quality of oral presentations to the Forum.  There will be one First Prize, two Second Prize and three Third Prize awards.

Graduate Students: Please submit your papers for the competition to asc@bfsu.edu.cn   

If you have any questions, please contact: liqianqian@cfau.edu.cn

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第16届美国研究网络年会将于10月19日至20日在北京举行。本次年会由外交学院与中美教育基金联合主办,年会主题为“中美关系40年:在合作与竞争中寻求共识”。组委会诚邀各界学者及研究生赴外交学院参与本次会议。

 

美国研究网络年会

自中美1979年建交以来,得益于中美两国的努力,中美已携手走过40周年。值此建交40周年之际,中美关系进入了一个关键时期。为进一步发展21世纪的中美关系,2019美国研究网络年会将以 “中美关系40年:在合作与竞争中寻求共识”为主题,展开研讨。本次年会将回顾40年来的重大事件,反思双边关系的实质,理解潜在的问题,阐明可能的机遇与挑战。

欢迎美国研究网络年会的会员参与本次年会。此外,我们也真诚希望美国研究领域的业内人士参会,为大家分享他们对中美关系发展的独到见解与珍贵体验。

组委会也欢迎博士和硕士研究生在本次年会上提交并展示相关论文。我们将征集博士研究生参会者的论文,安排小组展示。另外,组委会也将为硕士研究生专设特别论坛。

 

会议议题:

组委会欢迎参会学者和研究生提交英文论文。会议将讨论,但不限于如下诸项议题:

  • 历史视野下的中美关系
  • 影响中美关系的贸易与商业趋势
  • 科技对中美关系的影响及其在外交中的作用
  • 中美两国国内政治对于双边关系的影响
  • 中美战略互信及其未来影响
  • 中国外交政策范式及其对中美关系的影响
  • 中美关系对地区及全球安全的影响
  • 中美关系与软实力
  • 中美两国国内公众舆论的形成机制
  • 中美人文、教育及文化交流
  • 中美智库:比较与对比
  • 塑造中美关系的文学艺术

 

投稿与发言总则

请拟在2019美国研究网络年会上发言的学者根据以下模板提交研究摘要,截止时间为2019年8月23日。组委会将进行评选,并于2019年9月20日前通知入选论文的撰文者。此外,请将论文全文(英文,不包括参考文献在内不超过3000词)发送至liqianqian@cfau.edu.cn

关于论文格式,请参考《芝加哥格式手册》或访问芝加哥格式官方网站:www.chicagomanualofstyle.org

 

会议安排

会议包括两个部分:第一部分为全体会议与主旨演讲;第二部分为论文展示与小组发言和研讨。

 

美国研究网络年会研究生论坛及梅仁毅美国研究论文竞赛

外交学院、北京外国语大学和四川大学将在本次年会期间特别举办硕士研究生论坛。该论坛将于10月18日晚举行,届时硕士研究生将在论坛上陈述各自论文,资深学者根据其现场表现给出相应点评。

主办方诚邀硕士研究生参加本次年会和论文比赛。特别提醒,只有在2019年8月23日前提交完整论文的硕士研究生才具有获奖资格。各个奖项将由来自外交学院、北京外国语大学和四川大学的教师组成评审小组共同决定。论文质量和现场陈述成绩在最终成绩中各占一半。最终将评选出一等奖一名、二等奖两名和三等奖三名。

硕士研究生参会者:请将参赛论文发送至asc@bfsu.edu.cn

如有任何疑问,请联系:liqianqian@cfau.edu.cn

 


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