2017 American Studies Network Conference Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED

March 7, 2017

The 14th Annual Conference of the American Studies Network

DEADLINE EXTENDED

US-China Relations after the 2016 Elections:Trump, Congress and the Issues

 

Sichuan University and US-China Education Trust cordially invite scholars and graduate students from all disciplines to participate in the 14th Annual ASN Conference, “US-China Relations after the 2016 Elections: Trump, Congress and the Issues,” to be held from April 20-22nd, 2017 at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

 

Conference Theme

The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States has no parallel.  It was historic, unforeseen and unprecedented, dismissed by the pundits, misread by the political establishment, and written off by the media and polls.  Americans elected the most unconventional president ever, someone who has never served in government or the military.  It is an understatement to say that Trump’s triumph sent shockwaves across the world, including in America.  

 

The 2017 ASN Conference will dissect this unusual election, discuss and debate why Trump won and how he won despite everything.  Conference papers will assess how Trump’s world view and that of his Administration are likely to shape and change America as well as its role in the world.  White America put Trump in the White House.  New arguments over the old ideas of populism and nationalism resonated among Trump supporters, who feel alienated from government, society and a changing America.  Do the new populism and nationalism bode well or ill for the preservation of liberal democracies?

 

More than any election in recent history, Trump’s success has also raised new questions about the future of US-China relations.  Trump’s bashing of China during the campaign, and his incoming Administration’s tough talk against China has set the stage for showdowns on everything from security to trade to climate change.  By having contact with the Taiwanese leader and openly questioning the “One China” policy, Trump has indicated that he is willing to turn the US-China relationship, as we know it, on its head. Contradictory signals, moreover, are sowing uncertainty over what the Trump Administration’s likely policy on China will be.  How far is Trump prepared to go in provoking Beijing?  Will a US president who insulted China during the campaign and transition be able to develop a good relationship with President Xi?  What’s the best approach to stabilizing US-China relations, the most important bilateral relationship in the 21st century?

 

Topics

We cordially welcome paper proposals in English from scholars of various disciplines on topics such as:

1.        What does a Trump Administration Mean for China?

2.        The Trump Presidency: Implications for the Future of Liberal Market Democracy

3.        The Evolving Importance of Social and Cultural Issues and Religion in US elections

4.        President Trump, Congress, and the Media

5.        Trump’s Vision vs. Obama’s Legacy

6.        Populism, Nationalism and Immigration: Understanding the American Electorate

7.        Partisanship and Polarization in American Politics: Sources, Characteristics, and Impact

8.        Understanding Presidential-Congressional Rivalry

9.        The Challenges of the First 100 Days Under Trump

10.     The Politics and Impact of Federal Regulation

 

The above list is meant only to suggest a possible range of topics. You are encouraged to submit proposals on other topics related to the overarching theme of the conference. Interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly welcome since the topics themselves stretch across several disciplines.

 

The Graduate Student Forum: Graduate student participants who have submitted a complete paper before April 1, 2017 are eligible to be considered for the Graduate Presentation Awards, in accordance with the decision of a Panel of Judges. The Graduate Student Forum will be held at a special session during the conference.

 

Guidelines for Paper Submission

You are welcome to submit a proposal by March 24th, 2017, using the attached proposal form, which should contain your contact information, title, keywords, and an abstract of 300-500 words. The Organizing Committee will evaluate the proposal on the basis of relevance to the conference theme and notify you of its acceptance as soon as possible.  If you are notified that your proposal was accepted, please send the full text of your paper (about 5,000 words in English) to ascscu@163.com by April 1, 2017. Even if your submission is not accepted, you are still welcome to participate in the conference without presenting.

Please use the Chicago style for documentation and editing. The specific format this conference follows are short footnotes plus bibliography. In case you need further information on the style, please consult the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.), or visit the Chicago Style Online website: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org

 

Session Format

Papers will be presented in a panel with three presenters and one facilitator who also chairs the session.  Each presentation is to be 10-15 minutes long, followed by comments from the facilitator.  Each set of presentations will be followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion.

 

 

Registration Fee

The registration fee covers meals, conference program, and admission to all sessions.

 

Academics

RMB 1000

Students

RMB 300 (no meals)

 

Dates: April 20 (arrival) to 22nd, 2017

 

Venue:  Sichuan University, Chengdu

 

Conference lodging information will be available soon.

 

Contact

 

Susie Hong

Program Coordinator

American Studies Center, Sichuan University

028-85470709

ascscu@163.com

 

 

 

 

 

Your participation is warmly welcome!

 

 

 

 

Sichuan University

US-China Education Trust

 

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第14届美国研究联络会

截止日期延长

“2016年大选后的中美关系:特朗普、国会、以及各种问题”

 

四川大学与USCET邀请各界学者和学生参加将在2017年4月20-22日四川大学举办的第14届美国研究联络会,主题为“2016年大选后的中美关系:特朗普、国会、以及各种问题”。

 

会议主题

唐纳德·特朗普竞选总统的第45届总统大选在美国史无前例。这场无法预料、前所未有的大选在历史上留下了重重的一笔。特朗普的竞选被专家驳回、被政治机构错误解读、被媒体和民意贬低。美国人选上了一名最不传统的总统,一名没有从政从军经验的总统。可以不夸张的说,特朗普的当选不仅震荡了美国,还在全世界掀起了风波。

2017的美国研究联络会将会详细剖析这不一样的大选,讨论和辩论特朗普为何当选又如何满身风波却依然当选。大会论文将会考察特朗普和他政府的世界观将会如何改变美国以及美国在世界上扮演的角色。白人美国人将特朗普送进了白宫。民粹主义和民族主义所引起的新一轮争论让特朗普的支持者感到了共鸣,他们感到自己与政府、社会、和变化中的美国疏离。那这新一轮的民粹和民族主义抬头的征兆对于自由民主国家来说是好是坏?

特朗普的胜利比以往美国的任何总统都令人感到担忧,未来的中美关系会如何发展。特朗普在竞选时对中国的大肆抨击以及特朗普政府对于中国的强硬的谈话显示出中美之间或将彻底摊牌,安全、贸易、气候变化等都将成为主题。特朗普于台湾领导人联络并公开质疑一个中国政策显示了他或许会将中美关系转为负。此外,相互矛盾的信号正为特朗普政府或对中国采取的方针带来不确定性。特朗普准备挑衅中国到什么地步?在竞选和过渡期中攻击中国的总统能和习近平建立友谊吗?中美关系是21世纪最重要的双边关系,如何才能让双方的关系稳定下来?

 

 

 

主题

我们热诚欢迎各个学科的学者提交英文论文,主题可有:

  1. 特朗普政权对中国来说有什么意义?

  2. 特朗普担任总统:对未来自由民主市场有什么影响

  3. 社会与文化问题、以及宗教在美国大选中的重要性的加强

  4. 特朗普总统,国会,以及媒体

  5. 特朗普的展望 vs 奥巴马的遗产

  6. 民粹主义、民族主义以及移民:了解美国选民

  7. 美国政治中的党派偏见和两极分化:来源、特点和影响

  8. 了解美国总统与国会的竞争

  9. 特朗普上任首个100天中的挑战

  10. 联邦规则的政治与影响

以上只是些代表主题范围的例子。您可以提交其他与主要议题相关的论文。我们十分欢迎跨学科的观点,因为此次的主题本身就跨越多个学科。

 

研究生论坛:在2017年4月1日前提交了完整论文的研究生参会者,如果获得评委会的一致好评,有资格获得研究生演讲奖。研究生论坛将会在会议中以特别会议的方式举行。

 

论文提交准则

2017324之前可以任意提交论文,需将申请表一同提交,申请表需包括联系方式、职位、标题、关键词、300-500个字的简介。主办方将根据论文与主题的关联度审查论文,并尽快通知您结果。如果您收到了通过通知,请在201741将完整的论文(大约英语5000字)寄到此邮箱地址:ascsu@163.com。即便您的论文没有通过,您依然可以来参加会议。

在编辑文档时请使用芝加哥体例。本会议的特殊格式为精简的脚注和参考书目。如果您需要更多关于体例方面的资料,请翻阅《芝加哥体例手册》(或访问以下网站:www.chicagomanualofstyle.org

 

 

讨论形式

小会议将由3位发表人与1位协调员共同举办。每个演讲10-15分钟,结束后由协调员评价。每个演讲都有30分钟的提问与讨论时间。

 

 

注册费用

注册费用包括餐费、会议费用、以及参与任意讨论的资格

 

学者

1000 元

学生

300 元 (不含餐费)

 

日期:2017年4月20日(抵达)-22日

 

地点:成都,四川大学

 

地图将会很快上线。

 

联系方式

 

Susie Hong

项目组织人

美国研究中心,四川大学

028-85470709

ascscu@163.com

 

 

 

 

欢迎您的参与!

 

 

 

 

四川大学

中美教育基金

 


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