2019 ICSA Conference Call for Papers

Call for Papers —2019 International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) Annual Conference 

New York ● August 9, 2019

Deadline for Submissions: May 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Annual Conference of the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) will be held on August 9th, 2019 in New York, preceding the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 10-13 in New York City. The conference will be held at New York University and partially sponsored by the New York University Shanghai Provost Office in New York City (Contact point: Patty Mouzakitis, pr46@nyu.edu, 4 East 4th Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 3003, New York, NY 10012).

The International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) was renamed in 2018 from the North American Chinese Sociologists Association (NACSA), a nonprofit organization established in 1981 to promote social scientific research on Chinese societies, cultures, and populations in the world. ICSA will continue to NACSA’s missions through organizing research symposiums and annual conferences to facilitate the interaction and collaboration between scholars in North American and scholars in the Greater China Region and elsewhere.

The program committee (Xiaogang Wu [HKUST, Chair], Siwei Cheng [NYU sociology], Sebastian Cherng [NYU Steinhardt], Lijun Song [Vanderbilt], Yao Lu [Columbia], Bei Wu [NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing], Duoduo Xu [HKUST]) welcomes submissions on the topics of interest to the ICSA members, including but not limited to 1) community and local governance; 2) education; 3) gender, marriage and family; 4) health and well-being; 5) migration, urbanization and development; 6) stratification and inequalities; 7) culture and value changes; 8) organizations and social movements. Papers offering comparative perspectives on are particularly welcome. Both complete papers and extended paper abstracts in English will be considered. Paper abstracts must contain sufficient details to suggest timely completion (normally, 5 pages or more). Please provide all authors’ names, organizational affiliations, and email addresses.

Graduate students are invited to compete for the ICSA 2019 Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award. The Award Committee consists of Dr. Zai Liang [SUNY Albany], Dr. Feinian Chen [U Maryland], and Dr. Anning Hu [Fudan U]). One paper (published or unpublished) will be selected and the award will be announced and presented with a plaque and a check of USD 500 at the conference dinner or reception.

Papers to be considered for the Nan Lin Paper Award must be (1) authored by student(s) only, (2) in English, and (3) to be presented at the 2019 ICSA Conference. Student status must be valid as of the end of Spring 2019. Only complete papers will be considered. Please mark *Nan Lin Paper Award* in the Subject Area when submitting online.

Instructions for Paper Submissions

The ICSA Paper Submission Information Submission Site is available on March 10th at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICSA2019. The submission deadline is May 12th, 2019. In the event of any technical difficulties, submissions may be emailed to Shaoping She (spshe@ust.hk). For general enquiries, please contact Maggie Ku (icsa@caser.ust.hk).

Please note that conference participation requires membership in the ICSA. If you are not an active member yet, please become a member first through this link: https://nacsainfo11.wordpress.com/membership/. Subject to members’ approval, effective on July 1, 2019, the membership fees will be doubled: $10 for student memberships, $30 for regular membership fee, and $600 for the lifetime membership fee.

Pre-registered conference participants can stay in hotels near the NYU campus at a discount price (https://www.nyu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/visit-nyu/hotels-discounts.html).

Important Dates

March 10, 2019: On-line submission site opens.

May 12, 2019: Submission deadline.

May 26, 2019: Formal acceptance letters distributed for visa applications.

June 30, 2019: Provisional program available on the website.

July 14, 2019: Full papers due to organizers/presiders/discussants.

August 9, 2019: Conference

 

Selected papers presented in the conference will be invited for submission to the following peer review journals:

  1. Chinese Journal of Sociology (CJS) (eISSN: 20571518 | ISSN: 2057150X), founded in 2015 and published by SAGE, is a peer-reviewed, international journal issued by Shanghai University and co-sponsored with Princeton’s Center on Contemporary China (CCC), with an aim to building an academic platform for in-depth discussion of the issues facing contemporary Chinese society from the sociological perspectives.
  2. China Review (ISSN: 16802012), published by Chinese University Press in Hong Kong, is the only China-based English journal devoted to the study of Greater China and its people. The journal’s SSCI Impact Factor 0.694 in 2017, being ranked in Q2, 32/68 in area studies.
  3. Chinese Sociological Review (CSR) (Print ISSN: 2162-0555 Online ISSN: 2162-0563), founded in 1968, now published by Taylor & Francis Inc. 530 Walnut Street, Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. The journal’s SSCI impact factor is 2.3 in 2017, being ranked in Q1, 21/146 in sociology.

 

CJS     TCR     CSR

 

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2018 ICSA Asia Conference – Final Programme

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Wednesday December 19th – Day 1

*Note: IAS – Lo Ka Chung Building; LSK – Lee Shau Kee Business Building.

Time

Details

Venue

8:00 – 8:40 Registration and Reception LSK G012
8:40 – 9:00 Welcome and Opening Speech

Prof. Kellee Tsai & Prof. Xiaogang Wu

LSK G012
9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session I: Keynote Address

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Nan Lin (Guest of Honour)

Prof. James Lee

Chair: Prof. Xiaogang Wu

LSK G012
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break and Group Photo Taking LSK Open Area
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions

1.1 The Rise of Urban China and Urban Governance

1.2 National Identity and Political Ideology

1.3 Health Inequality

1.4 Family and Domestic Labour

1.5 Status Attainment and Job Mobility

 

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 4042

IAS 5007

IAS 3/F Open Area

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch IAS 1/F Open Area
13:30 – 15:00 Parallel Sessions

2.1 Institutional Transformation and Social Change

2.2 Gender Norms and Attitudes I

2.3 Migrant Workers and Labour Rights

2.4 Medical Sociology and Public Health

2.5 Parenting and Child Outcomes

 

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 4042

IAS 5007

IAS 3/F Open Area

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break IAS 1/F Open Area
15:15 – 16:45 Parallel Sessions

3.1 Education and Elite Formation

3.2 Returns to College Education

3.3 Marriage and Assortative Mating

3.4 Migration and People’s Well-being

3.5  Internet Technology and Society

 

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 4042

IAS 5007

IAS 3/F Open Area

16:45 – 17:20 Coffee Break LSK 1/F Open Area
17:20 – 18:50 Plenary Session II: Nan Lin’s Contributions to Sociology

Panellists:

Prof. Ronald Burt

Prof. Lijun Song

Prof. Yanjie Bian

Open Discussion

Commentary Response: Prof. Nan Lin

Chair: Prof. Min Zhou

LSK G012
19:00 – 21:00 Conference Dinner Conference Lodge

 

Thursday December 20th – Day 2

Time

Details

Venue

8:30 – 10:00 Parallel Sessions

4.1 Comparative Study of Societies and Social Change

4.2 Gender Norms and Attitudes II

4.3 Fertility and Demographic Transition

4.4 Mental Health and Subjective Well-being

4.5 Housing and Home Ownership

 

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 4042

IAS 5007

IAS 3/F Open Area

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break IAS 1/F Open Area
10:15 – 11:45 Parallel Sessions

5.1 Intergenerational Relationship and Transmission

5.2 Governance and Civil Society

5.3 Political Attitude and Participation

5.4 Migrant Children

5.5 Consumption

 

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 4042

IAS 5007

IAS 3/F Open Area

12:00 – 13:00 Plenary Session III: Publishing in English Journals

Editors:

Prof. Xiaogang Wu, Chinese Sociological Review

Prof. Ying Lin, China Review

Prof. Xiulin Sun, Chinese Journal of Sociology

Chair: Prof. Yanjie Bian

LSK G012

End of Conference

 

Please click here for the full Programme.

2018 ICSA Asia Conference – Provisional Programme

PROGRAMME OUTLINE 

Wednesday December 19th – Day 1

Time

Details

Venue

8:00 – 8:40 Registration and Reception IAS Lobby
8:40 – 9:00 Welcome and Opening Speech

Prof. Kellee Tsai & Prof. Xiaogang Wu

IAS Lecture Theater
9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session I: Keynote Address

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Nan Lin (Guest of Honour)

Prof. James Lee

Chair: Prof. Xiaogang Wu

IAS Lecture Theater
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break and Group Photo Taking 1/F Open Area
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions

1.1 The Rise of Urban China and Urban Governance

1.2 National Identity and Political Ideology

1.3 Health Inequality

1.4 Family and Domestic Labour

1.5 Status Attainment and Job Mobility

 

IAS Lecture Theater

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 5007

4/F Open Area

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch 1/F Open Area
13:30 – 15:00 Parallel Sessions

2.1 Institutional Transformation and Social Change

2.2 Gender Norms and Attitudes I

2.3 Migrant Workers and Labour Rights

2.4 Medical Sociology and Public Health

2.5 Parenting and Child Outcomes

 

IAS Lecture Theater

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 5007

4/F Open Area

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break 1/F Open Area
15:15 – 16:45 Parallel Sessions

3.1 Education and Elite Formation

3.2 Returns to College Education

3.3 Marriage and Assortative Mating

3.4 Migration and People’s Well-being

3.5 Housing and Home Ownership

 

IAS Lecture Theater

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 5007

4/F Open Area

16:45 – 17:00 Coffee Break 1/F Open Area
17:00 – 18:30 Plenary Session II: Nan Lin’s Contributions to Sociology

Panellists:

Prof. Ronald Burt

Prof. Yanjie Bian

Prof. Lijun Song

Other panellists TBA

Chair: Prof. Min Zhou

IAS Lecture Theater
19:00 – 21:00 Conference Dinner Conference Lodge

 

Thursday December 20th – Day 2

Time Details

Venue

8:30 – 10:00 Parallel Sessions

4.1 Comparative Study of Societies and Social Change

4.2 Gender Norms and Attitudes II

4.3 Fertility and Demographic Transition

4.4 Mental Health and Subjective Well-being

4.5 Internet Technology and Society

 

IAS Lecture Theater

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 5007

4/F Open Area

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break 1/F Open Area
10:15 – 11:45 Parallel Sessions

5.1 Intergenerational Relationship and Transmission

5.2 Governance

5.3 Political Attitude and Participation

5.4 Migrant Children

5.5 Consumption

 

IAS Lecture Theater

IAS 1038

IAS 2042

IAS 5007

4/F Open Area

11:50-12:50  Plenary session III: Publishing in English Journals

Editors:

Prof. Xiaogang Wu, Chinese Sociological Review

Prof. Ying Lin, China Review

Prof. Dian Yang, Journal of Chinese Sociology

Prof. Xiulin Sun, Chinese Journal of Sociology

Chair: Prof. Yanjie Bian

IAS Lecture Theater

End of Conference

Please click here for the full Programme.

ICSA Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award Fund

ICSA_tradDear Friends,

We are writing to encourage you to contribute to the ICSA Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award Fund in the honor of Dr. Nan Lin.  The fund will be used to reward young scholars engaging in innovative research on Chinese societies.  Our fundraising target is $20,000.

Dr. Nan Lin is Oscar L. Tang Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Duke University.  As a world-renowned and highly respected sociologist, he has published substantive seminal work and mentored multiple generations of scholars in and beyond the research field of Chinese societies for about five decades.  He especially played a vital role in the rebirth of sociology in China in the late 1970s, and has made significant contributions to the development of sociology in the Greater China region.

Dr. Nan Lin is also the founder and the inaugural President of the North American Chinese Sociologists Association (NACSA) from 1981 to 1990, which was renamed as the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) in spring 2018.  The Board of ICSA unanimously approved to rename the “Graduate Student Paper Award” as the “Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award” in spring 2018.  The rationale for this change is to recognize Nan’s pioneer and significant contributions to the association and to the research area on Chinese societies, and to inspire the research endeavors of future generations of young scholars working on Chinese societies.

Annually the ICSA Graduate Student Paper Award Committee selects one graduate student paper and announces the award at the dinner of the ICSA annual conference.  The ICSA Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award Fund will be used to recognize and reward emerging young scholars in the study of Chinese societies through a cash prize of 500 USD.  ICSA will use the fund as the principal to yield bank interests to pay for the cash prize.

To reach the fundraising goal in Dr. Nan Lin’s honor, we are writing to his colleagues, collaborators, students, postdocs, and friends to make the push.  Nan has been a colleague, mentor and friend to many of us throughout our careers.  He has befriended and adopted us into his intellectual family.  We know that you have many opportunities to make worthy charitable donations.  We hope that you will consider supporting the ICSA community in honoring Nan’s contributions.  You do not need to be an ICSA member in order to make a donation.  We will gladly publish the names of contributors on the ICSA website.

You can make your donation in two ways.  You can donate online via PayPal Giving Fund (https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1705707).  PayPal covers all fees.  After you donate online, you will receive your PayPal Giving Fund tax receipt by email.

The other way is to mail a check (with “International Chinese Sociological Association” on the pay-to-order line and “Nan Lin Award Fund” on the memo line) to the following address.  After receiving your check, ICSA will send you a receipt by mail.

 

International Chinese Sociological Association

ATTN: Dr. Lijun Song

Treasurer, ICSA

Department of Sociology
Vanderbilt University
PMB 351811
Nashville, TN 37235-1811

 

Please feel free to forward this message to other colleagues, collaborators and friends of Nan, or let me (Lijun Song- lijun.song@vanderbilt.edu) know of others I might contact.  We lucky students of Nan’s thank you for your consideration and kind support!

 

Sincerely,

 

Yanjie Bian (University of Minnesota, Xi’an Jiaotong University)

Ronald S. Burt (University of Chicago)

Chih-Jou Jay Chen (Academia Sinica)

Qiang Fu (University of British Columbia)

Gina Lai (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Hang Young Lee (Macquarie University)

Sancha Medwinter (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

M. Kristen Peek (University of Texas Medical Branch)

Danching Ruan (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Joonmo Son (National University of Singapore)

Lijun Song (Vanderbilt University)

Felicia Tian (Fudan University)

Yanlong Zhang (Peking University)

Min Zhou (University of California, Los Angeles)

Xueguang Zhou (Stanford University)