Call for Paper-ACPS 23rd Annual Meeting [July 30-August 1, 2010]




International Symposium & the 23rd ACPS Annual Meeting

“China in Search of Sustainable Development, Social Harmony, and Soft Power”

Endicott College
Beverly, Massachusetts
Friday-Sunday, July 30-August 1, 2010


The Association of Chinese Political Studies will hold an international symposium at Endicott College, located in the historic Boston metro area, between July 30 and August 1, 2010, with a check-in date on Friday, July 30, and checkout date on Sunday, August 1. The conference is co-sponsored and hosted by Endicott College, and will be held in conjunction with ACPS’s 23rdannual meeting.


Conference Theme:

The conference’s theme, “China in search of Sustainable Development, Social Harmony, and Soft Power,” is broad enough to allow conference participants to address a number of key domestic and international issues, which can include, but is not limited to, the following areas:

·                 The reflection on the political development in the past three decades

·                 Theoretical and empirical investigations of current political development in China

·                 Theoretical or empirical studies of the new development model China is undertaking

·                 The role of civil society in China’s transition

·                 Elite changes and local politics

·                 The causes and preventions of social disharmony in China

·                 The institutional building in modernizing China’s political system

·                 The  policy of ”peaceful development” and China’s relation with the world

·                 The détente and future direction of cross-Strait relations.

We invite research papers that address these issues as well as other important topics that are appropriate to the main theme of this conference. Well-researched conference papers will have the opportunity: (1) to be published in Journal of Chinese Political Science (JCPS); (2) and/or to be included in edited books. 


All scholars and researchers who are working in related fields are invited to submit proposals for consideration.  Please send your proposal(s) via email no later than February 1, 2010.  Paper proposals should include paper title, name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation, title/position, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.  All required information should be saved in MS Word documents (please do not use PDF) and sent as email attachments. Notification of acceptance will be issued no later than February 15, 2010.


Conference Accommodation

The meeting organizers will provide FREE lodging for two nights and FREE meals for Friday evening, full day on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday for registered participants. To receive the subsidized lodging and meals, participants need to register and pay for the conference registration fees as well as ACPS membership fee byMarch 15, 2010.  The completed paper must be submitted online to the new ACPS website at http://www.acpsus.orgbefore July 15, 2010.


Instruction on Online Registrations


Once your paper proposal is accepted, participants are required to register for the meeting on ACPS’s new web site: You need to create an ACPS account first, then log back in with your user name and password into your account. You can register for the meeting and signup for ACPS membership or renew your membership. We do not have an online payment option yet. A check in US dollar should be made payable to the “Association of Chinese Political Studies” and be mailed to: Professor Yanmin Yu, ACPS Treasurer, Department of Mass Communication, University of Bridgeport, 303 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604, U.S.A. Tel: 203-576-4157. Fax: 203-576-4967. Email:

International participants who need a letter of invitation for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa to the U. S. should contactProfessor Baogang Guo at:  


Conference Registration Fee:
___ Regular Member ($80 + membership, see below).
___ Non-Member or Associate Member without paying dues ($270).
___ Student ($60 + $35 membership).

ACPS Membership Fee:

Assistant Professor ($45); Associate Professor ($50); Full Professor ($60); Researcher/Other Professional ($60); Student ($35)


* Participants who do not pay membership fees will have to pay $270 registration fee or disqualify for conference accommodation

About Endicott College

The College is situated on the shores of Massachusetts Bay. Few campuses offer Endicott's variety and comfort in terms of location and available space. With a large variety of meeting spaces, accommodation locations and special event venues, Endicott College offers resort-style facilities conveniently located on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

•                  Located 20 miles north of Boston and Logan Airport 

•                  230 landscaped acres with direct access to 3 private beaches

•                  Next to downtown Beverly, which has a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops

•                  2 minutes from T-transportation into Boston 

•                  15 minutes from historic Salem, Marblehead and Gloucester

•                  Within 10 minutes of numerous golf courses and 15 minutes away from malls 

Important Dates

•                 Proposal submission deadline: February 1, 2010

•                 Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2010

•                 Conference registration and payment deadline: March 15, 2010

•                 Final paper submission deadline: July 15, 2010

•                 Meeting dates: July 30-August 1, 2010