CfA: New Sources and New Perspectives on China’s Borders during the Cold War

Jan 07, 2014

Call for Applications: Workshop on “New Sources and New Perspectives on China’s Borders during the Cold War,” August 4-8, 2014

Applications are now being sought from doctoral students working on the history of China’s borders and border regions during the Cold War to participate in a week-long workshop to be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center from August 4-8, 2014. Applications are to be submitted no later than March 1, 2014.

Aim

“New Sources and New Perspectives on China’s Borders during the Cold War,” a week-long workshop to be held at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, in August 2014, will bring together doctoral students, junior faculty, and senior scholars from in and outside of China, providing a platform to share research and writings in progress and to provide feedback to one another on research related to the history of China’s borders, including Taiwan and Hong Kong, during the Cold War.

Convened by the Center for Contemporary Chinese History Studies and the Center for Cold War International History Studies, East China Normal University; the Institute of East Asian Studies & Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley; the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University; and the Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, the workshop aims to promote the study of Chinese history since 1945, to discover talented young scholars engaged in research on modern China, and to provide training in the reading of archival sources related to Chinese history,

The workshop is the third in a series of annual sessions on contemporary Chinese history for doctoral students and junior faculty, previously convened by the Center for Contemporary Chinese History Studies (East China Normal University), the Center for Chinese Studies (UC Berkeley), and the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research (Harvard University) in Shanghai (2012) and Berkeley (2013).

The workshop will feature daily faculty lectures on the reading of archival documents related to China’s borders, panels in which doctoral students present their research and receive feedback from faculty and fellow participants, and additional presentations from distinguished speakers.

The workshop will be conducted in Chinese and English. All student participants are expected to possess, at the very least, listening comprehension in both of these languages. (Participants enrolled in or teaching at universities outside of China will present in English, while participants enrolled in or teaching at universities in China will present in Chinese.)

Support for travel and accommodations may be provided by the Wilson Center.

Applicants

1) All junior scholars and advanced doctoral students with dissertation topics at universities and research institutions outside of China may apply through the Wilson Center;

2) Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae (CV), the title of your research project, and an abstract of your research project. If accepted, the applicant must also provide the title and abstract of the research project in Chinese translation.

3) All accepted applicants should be prepared to submit a research article on their selected topic related to the history of China’s border during the Cold War by July 1, 2014. The article should primarily be based on Chinese archival materials and primary sources. Studies on the political, economic, cultural, social, diplomatic, and military history of China’s borders, among other topics, are welcome.

Applications, as well as questions about the workshop, should be sent in duplicate to coldwar@wilsoncenter.org and Charles.Kraus@wilsoncenter.org. Applications are to be submitted no later than March 1, 2014.

 

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
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  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project