The 19th ACPS Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
Sat, 2006-04-01


"China in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities" 
The 19th ACPS Annual Meeting

The University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, 2006


The Institute for Democracy and Development (IDD) at the University of Louisville, together with the McConnell Center for Political Leadership,  will host the 19th ACPS Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference is being supported through a generous grant from the McConnell Center for Political Leadership and the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Foundation, Ltd. Hong Kong. 

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Lowell Dittmer, Professor of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, and Editor of the academic journal Asian Survey.

Proposals that cover all aspects of China are welcome. Those that address the issue of China''s rise and its impact on the world will be particularly welcome. Well researched papers will have the following opportunities: (1) to be selected as "The Best Papers;" (2) and/or to be published in the ACPS official journal, Journal of Chinese Political Science (JCPS); (3) and/or to be published in an edited book; (4) and/or to be included in the Occasional Papers published by IDD. 

The Best Papers Selection Committee is chaired by Professor Guo Baogang ( JCPS, edited by Professor Guo Sujian (, is a refereed academic journal that has been publishing for almost a decade. We have also been able to publish an edited book for each of the ACPS annual meetings since 2000. Our collection of papers for the 2004 annual meeting were edited by Zhong Yang and Hua Shiping and are in press with World Scientific Press. A book from the 2005 annual meeting in San Francisco which attracted 60 participants is edited by Hua Shiping and will be published by Palgrave-Mcmillan Press in 2006. IDD publishes Occasional Papers each year, in addition to hosting Visiting Scholars, holding conferences and coordinating research projects. 

We provide participants with free accommodations of two days and three nights. Because of a more comfortable financial situation this year, we can offer to have a more flexible policy regarding registration fees and we will try everything we can to find travel subsidies for some participants. 

Paper proposals should be sent to Professor Hua Shiping, Program Chair, at: (0 is zero). Those who are interested in serving as discussants or chairs can also contact him. His office number is: 502-852-3305; Fax: 502-852-7923. The deadline for the submission of proposals is January 1, 2006. Please click on the registration to download a registration form.