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 One paper (published or unpublished) will be selected and the award will be announced and presented with a plaque and a check of USD 500 at the conference dinner or reception.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.


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