New European Research on Contemporary China Conference (3rd Edition, Beijing, July 4-6, 2016)

This conference aims to bring together doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and recent PhDs based in China, either European nationals or affiliated with European research institutions, in order to produce an overview of the emerging problematics in Chinese studies. The focus of the conference is on contemporary China, in a multi-disciplinary social science perspective.


French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC)

Sino-French Research Center (CFC, Tsinghua University)

EURAXESS Links China

Supported by:

Delegation of the European Union to China

Heinrich-Böll Foundation

Institut Français (to be confirmed)

GIS Asie

Scientific Committee
Séverine Arsène (CEFC Hong Kong)
Jean-Pierre Cabestan (Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Government and International Studies)
Sébastien Colin (CEFC Hong Kong)
Sabine Dabringhaus (University of Freiburg, Southeast Asian Studies at Freiburg)
Nicolas Douay (CEFC Hong Kong)
Eric Florence (CEFC Hong Kong)
Chloé Froissart (CFC Beijing)
Hu Yong (Peking University, Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication)
Jack Qiu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Journalism and Communication)
Bu Maoliang (Nanjing University, School of Business)
David O’Brien (University of Nottingham-Ningbo, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies)
Frank Pieke (Leiden University, Modern China Studies)*
Pun Ngai (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Social Sciences)*
Christoph Steinhardt (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Centre for China Studies)
Xie Tao (Beijing Foreign Studies University, American Studies Center, School of English and International Studies)
Xiong Yihan (Fudan University, School of International Relations and Public Affairs)
Yu Xiaomin (Beijing Normal University, Department of sociology)
Zhao Kejin (the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center)

*Keynote speaker

The reforms launched in the late 1970s have deeply transformed Chinese society, but also research on China: the theoretical and methodological challenges raised by reform-era China have opened up a vast laboratory for researchers in humanities and social sciences.…