China: Prospects and Challenges to 2020 -- The 4th International Forum for Contemporary China Studies (IFCCS4)

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  • 1. Aims and Objectives
  • 2. Themes and panels
  • 3. Speakers 
  • 4. ECRAN PhD student forum
  • 5. Conference Organising Committee:
  • 6. Outcomes
  • 7. Registration and Sponsorship
  • 8. Deadlines
  • 9. Contact
  • 10. Related info
  • Photos

The 4th International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies (IFCCS4)
Theme: China: Prospects and Challenges to 2020
Date: 11-13 September 2011
Venue: Sir Clive Granger Building, University of Nottingham, UK
Organizer: School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (with its China Policy Institute and Nottingham Confucius Institute), The University of Nottingham 
Co-organisers
Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
School of Sociology and Anthropology (SSA), Sun Yat-sen University, China
Sponsors
The Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP)
Hanban / Confucius Institute Headquarters
China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) and Confucius Institute for Business London (CIBL), LSE           
Integrating Global Society (IGS), University of Nottingham
The Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN)
Emerald Publishing

Previous IFCCS conferences, held at the University of Nottingham in 2008 and 2009 and in Xi'an in 2010, attracted around 200 delegates from 18 countries, including Chinese State Councillor LIU Yandong at the 2008 event and Mr MA Jiantang, Commissioner of the National Bureau of Statistics of China at the 2010 event. The organiser of the IFCCS conference series is the University of Nottingham's School of Contemporary China Studies, a leading centre for research, teaching and policy analysis on contemporary China in Europe. With the cooperation of the Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, the fourth annual conference of the IFCCS will be held on 11 – 13 September 2011 at the University of Nottingham, UK.

1. Aims and Objectives

China's 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) represents a possible turning point in its economic policies from a growth-driven to a more balanced development strategy, paying serious attention to the country's structural changes, equality and the population's quality of life. China is aiming to become an 'all-round Xiaokang Society' by 2020, meaning that everyone will be able to enjoy the comfortable lifestyle of a middle-income economy. By that time, China may overtake the US to be the world's largest economy as well.

Serious questions remain regarding China in the context of the world economy. On the one hand, the world community is highly uncertain, even anxious, about how China will use its increasing influence as a leading great power. On the other hand, China itself is often frustrated by the Western mistrust of its intention to 'develop peacefully'. Internal developments in China's trade, finance and monetary policies, food security, energy consumption, environmental protection and population movement can have a tremendous impact on the global economy, while changes and disruptions in the rest of the world could seriously destabilise China's domestic dynamics or even threaten its sustainable growth.  

Hence, today we have to analyse China's development in a global context, and we have to take the China factor into account when considering global issues. China and the world need to strive towards a mutual understanding if we are to see a sustainable peace and development globally, but to do so, great challenges exist. How should the world understand the domestic and international challenges China now faces? How can the world reach an understanding of China's values and core interests? What should China do to promote such an understanding? How should China shoulder more global responsibilities as its power and capacity increase? How can China solve its domestic problems without having a negative impact on other countries? How can China take on more international obligations as it struggles to solve its own domestic problems? How should the world engage a China that is contributing to the global imbalances of trade and finance?

The fourth annual conference of the International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies (IFCCS4) invites scholars to address all these critical issues. Our main objectives are:

  • To exchange views on the challenges that China faces and its relations with the international community;
  • To facilitate critical a review of the experiences and lessons learned regarding China's reform and development;
  • To develop interdisciplinary communication, interaction and cooperation in the areas of China's rise and international relations, low-carbon economy, internal and international migration, civil society and governance;
  • To explore the methodological issues behind the development of Contemporary Chinese Studies;
  • To build collaborative networks in the study of contemporary China.

Each of the previous IFCCS conferences, held at the University of Nottingham in 2008 and 2009 and in Xi'an in 2010, attracted around 200 delegates from 18 countries, including Chinese State Councillor LIU Yandong at the 2008 event and Mr MA Jiantang, Commissioner of the National Bureau of Statistics of China at the 2010 event. The organiser of the IFCCS conference series is the University of Nottingham's School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, the most dynamic centre for research, teaching and policy analysis on contemporary China in Europe.  

With the cooperation of the Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, the fourth annual conference of the IFCCS will be held on 11th – 13th September 2011 at the University of Nottingham, UK.

2. Themes and panels

Scholars are invited to submit papers on the following themes:

  • China's Economic Performance and Challenges to 2020
  • China's Contribution to Global Environmental Protection
  • Citizenship, Civil Society and Government Reform
  • Accommodating China as a Global Power

The above themes will be addressed by a combination of plenary sections for keynote speeches, round table and parallel discussions on the following topics:

  • "China experience" or "China model" – economic, political or social-cultural?
  • Civil society and good governance
  • Chinese data, fieldwork and comparative perspective
  • Soft power and EU-China relationship
  • Publication in top international journals
  • Network and relationship studies on China
  • Public goods, policies and management
  • University engagement with Chinese community 
  • ECRAN PhD student forum

3. Speakers 

The following leading figures and prominent scholars made speeches at the conference (in alphabetic order):

  • Professor Yanjie Bian, University of Minnesota; Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster
  • Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Director of China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN), London School of Economics and Political science
  • Professor David Greenaway, Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham 
  • Professor Bjorn Gustafsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Professor Athar Hussian, Director of Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Professor JING Yuejin, Deputy Chair of the Department of Politics, Tsinghua University
  • Professor Yaojun Li, University of Manchester
  • Professor Xueyi Lu, Chinese Sociological Association; Beijing University of Technology
  • Professor Manoranjan Mohanty, University of Delhi; Institute of Chinese Studies, India
  • Mr QIN Gang, Minister & Deputy Head of Mission, Chinese Ambassador to the UK
  • Professor Peter Van der Veer, Max Planck Institute
  • Professor Huiyao Wang, China Western Returned Scholars Association
  • Dr. Zhengxu Wang, Deputy Director of the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Tiejun Wen, Renmin University 
  • Professor Suisheng Zhao, University of Denver, USA
  • Professor Daming Zhou, Deputy Dean of the School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University

4. ECRAN PhD student forum

The Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) will hold a Young Researchers' Forum on Tuesday, July 13th for 20 PhD students as a linked event organised by the University of Nottingham China Policy Institute on behalf of the European Commission. 

Participation in the ECRAN Young Researchers' Forum is open to PhD students who study in an educational or research institute in any of the 27 EU members states. Those whose papers are selected will be entitled to support from ECRAN towards their travel expenses. 

Furthermore, the three best papers selected by the Selection Panel, will be published in the Working Paper Series on the ECRAN website, and will each receive an ECRAN Young Researchers Award. For the details of the selection, funding and award of this forum, a separate call for papers will be issued shortly. In the meantime expressions of interest, with abstracts, should be sent to Dr Jing Zhang, the organiser of the Young Researchers' Forum.

5. Conference Organising Committee:

Chair: Professor Shujie Yao, Head of School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, (SCCS), University of Nottingham (UoN)

Members:
Professor Athar Hussain, Director of Asia Research Centre, LSE
Professor Daming Zhou, Deputy Director of SSA, Sun Yat-sen University
Professor Steve Tsang, Director of China Policy Institute, UoN
Dr Bin Wu, Senior Research Fellow, SCCS, UoN
Dr Zhengxu Wang, Deputy Director of China Policy Institute, UoN
Dr Xiangqun Chang, Research fellow and Coordinator of China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN), LSE
Dr Jing Zhang, Lecturer, SCCS, UoN.

Conference secretary General,  Dr Bin WU (bin.wu@nottingham.ac.uk )
Conference coordinator,  Dr Xiangqun Chang (x.chang@lse.ac.uk )
ECRAN younger researchers forum, Dr Jing ZHANG (j.zhang@nottingham.ac.uk ) Conference administrator, Jenny Hall (jenny.hall@nottingham.ac.uk )

6. Outcomes

The Academic Advisory Committee will be in charge of selecting suitable topics and papers prior to the conference. Selected papers will be published as working papers as part of the China Policy Institute's online Discussion Paper Series, considered for compilation into edited volumes by a leading publisher such as Routledge, and for special issues of leading international journals such as Asian Survey and the Journal of Contemporary China.

7. Registration and Sponsorship

The standard registration fee is £80. A discounted rate of £60 is available for external scholars who register before 15 July 2011. The registration fee for PhD students is £40 (please indicate PhD status on the application form).

8. Deadlines

Submission of abstracts 31 May 2011
Notification of acceptance 15 June 2011
Early registration (online or by email) 15 July 2011
Submission of full papers 31 August 2011
Draft programme issued 31 August 2011

9. Contact

For abstract/paper submission: ifccs4@nottingham.ac.uk
For general enquiries: Dr Bin Wu, bin.wu@nottingham.ac.uk
For local information: Ms Jenny Hall, ifccs4@nottingham.ac.uk
Web address: www.nottingham.ac.uk/chinese

10. Related info

Download

Click HERE to download the Call for Papers
Click HERE to download the Call for Papers of "China in comparative perspective" panel
Click HERE to download the Call for Papers of "Network and relationship studies on China" panel
Click HERE to download the Call for Papers of the "ECRAN PhD students forum" 
Click HERE to download the programme 
Click HERE to download the Abstracts 
Click HERE to download Welcome letter

webpages

Click HERE to go to the Official website 
Click HERE to see it at Asia Research Centre website
Click HERE to see the Chinese version at CCPN website
Click HERE to see it on Sun Yat-Sun University website

Photos


Proffesor Xiaowei Zang and Dr Xiangqun Chang chaired in turn for two Parallel Sessions on Network and Relationship Research on China;  convened by Dr Xiangqun Chang


Dr Stephen Morgan chaired one of round table discussion sessions: University Engagement with Chinese Society, convened by Dr Bin Wu

Mr Richard Pascoe, gave an introduction about the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) in the morning; Professor Lina Song chaired the session: Presentation of the ECRAN Young Researcher Awards in the afternoon; convened by Dr Jing Zhang

 

 

 

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中国:至2020年的期待与挑战

----第4届当代中国研究国际论坛(IFCCS4)

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第四届当代中国研究国际论坛(IFCCS4)
主题
:中国2020: 前景与挑战
日期:2011年9月11- 13日
地点:英国诺丁汉大学
主办单位:英国诺丁汉大学当代中国研究学院
协办单位:英国伦敦经济政治学院亚洲研究中心
                    中国中山大学社会学与人类学学院
赞助合作单位
                     全球化与经济政策研究中心
                     国家汉办/孔子学院总部
                     伦敦政治经济学院中国比较研究网(CCPN)和伦敦商务孔子学院(CIBL) 
                     诺丁汉大学 Integrating Global Society (IGS) 
                     欧洲中国研究与顾问网络 (ECRAN)
                     Emerald 出版社

以前的IFCCS会议于2008及2009年在诺丁汉和2010年在西安举行, 吸引了来自18个国家的200位代表, 包括在2008年活动的中国国务委员刘延东及在2010活动的中国国家统计局长马Jiantang先生。IFCCS会议系列的主办方是诺丁汉大学的当代中国研究所,一个在欧洲有关当代中国的研究,教学和政策分析的领先中心。得到伦敦经济学院亚洲研究中心及中山大学社会学与人类学学院的合作,IFCCS第四届年度会议将于2011年9月11日至13日在英国诺丁汉大学举行。

1. 宗旨及目标

中国的第十二个五年计划(2011-2015年)代表其经济政策从增长驱动向一个更加平衡的发展战略的一个可能的转折点,认真关注该国的结构性变化,平等和人口的生活素质。中国的目标是在2020年成为一个“全面小康社会”,意味着每个人都可以享受一个中等收入的经济的舒适生活方式。到那时,中国可能超过美国成为世界最大的经济体。

在世界经济的背景下的中国严重的问题依然存在。一方面,国际社会是高度不确定的,甚至焦虑中国将如何运用其作为领先大国的日益增强的影响力。另一方面,中国本身也经常因为'西方对其和平发展'的意图的不信任而感到沮丧。中国的贸易, 金融和货币政策的内部发展, 粮食安全, 能源消耗, 环境保护和人口流动可能对全球经济产生巨大的影响,。而在世界其他地方的变化和中断可能严重破坏中国国内的动力, 甚至威胁其可持续增长。

因此, 今天我们必须分析中国在全球范围下的发展, 而我们在考虑全球性的问题时必须把中国因素考虑在内。如果我们要看到一个可持续的全球性和平与发展, 中国和世界需要努力去实现相互理解。但要做到这一点存在巨大的挑战。世界应该怎样理解中国现在面对的内部和国际挑战?世界怎样达到一个对中国的价值和核心利益的理解? 中国应该怎样做去推广这样一个理解? 中国在它的力量和能力增加的时候应该怎样承担更多的全球责任? 中国应该怎样在不对其他国家造成负面影响下解决它的内部问题? 中国应该怎样在它挣扎着去解决它自己的内部问题的时候承担更多的国际责任? 世界应该怎样与一个正在造成全球贸易和金融不平衡的中国相处?

第四届当代中国研究国际论坛 (IFCCS4) 邀请学者去解决这些关键的问题。我们的主要目标是:
     • 交换关于中国面对的挑战和它与国际社会的关系的看法;
     • 便于回顾从中国的改革和发展得到的经验和教训; 
     • 在中国的兴起和国际关系, 低碳经济, 内部和国际移民, 公民社会和治理等领域中的跨学科沟通, 交往和合作; 
     • 探索当代中国研究的发展背后的方法论问题; 
     • 在当代中国的研究中建立合作网络.

Each of the previous IFCCS conferences, held at the Nottingham in 2008 and 2009 and in Xi'an in 2010, attracted around 200 delegates from 18 countries, including Chinese State Councillor LIU Yandong at the 2008 event and Mr MA Jiantang, Commissioner of the National Bureau of Statistics of China at the 2010 event. The organiser of the IFCCS conference series is the University of Nottingham's School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, the most dynamic centre for research, teaching and policy analysis on contemporary China in Europe.

With the cooperation of the Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, the fourth annual conference of the IFCCS will be held on 11th – 13th September 2011 at the University of Nottingham, UK.

2.  主题与分组

  • 中国的经济表现和挑战
  • 中国对全球环境保护
  • 公民身份、 民间社会和政府治理
  • 国际社会对中国作为一个世界强国的适应

上述主题将以大会演讲、圆桌会议及分组讨论等形式围绕以下议题来体现

  • "中国经验"或"中国模式":经济、政治或社会文化视角?
  • 民间社会与善政
  • 公共物品、 政策和管理
  • 中国数据、 田野调查和比较研究的视角
  • 软实力与中国-欧盟关系
  • 网络与关系对中国的研究
  • 大学生对社区的参与
  • 在国际一流期刊发表中国研究成果
  • 博士座谈会的

:"中国比较研究组"由王斯福教授和邓钢博士组织并主持; "对中国的网络与关系的研究组"由常向群博士和藏小伟教授组织并主持

3.  主讲嘉宾(按拼音字母顺序)

  • 边燕杰教授 (美国明尼苏达大学; 中国西安交通大学)
  • 戴雨果教授(英国西敏寺大学传媒中心主任)
  • 王斯福教授(Stephan Feuchtwang 英国伦敦经济学院中国比较研究项目主任)
  • David Greenaway教授(英国诺丁汉大学校长)
  • Bjorn Gustafsson教授(瑞典哥德堡大学)
  • Athar Hussian教授(英国伦敦经济学院亚洲中心主任)
  • 景跃进教授(中国清华大学政治系副主任)
  • 李姚军教授(英国曼彻斯特大学社会学系)
  • 陆学艺教授 (中国社会学会名誉会长; 北京工业大学人文社科学院院长)
  • Manoranjan Mohanty 教授(印度德里大学; 中国研究所所长)
  • 秦刚先生(中国驻英大使馆公使)
  • Peter Van der Veer教授 (德国马科斯•普朗克研究所所长)
  • 王辉耀教授(中国欧美同学会会长)
  • 王正绪博士(英国诺丁汉大学中国政策研究所副所长)
  • 温铁军教授 (中国人民大学农业发展学院院长)
  • 赵穗生教授(美国丹佛大学国际关系学院美中合作中心主任)
  • 周大鸣教授(中国中山大学社会学人类学学院副院长)

4. ECRAN 博士生论坛

The Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) will hold a Young Researchers' Forum on Tuesday, July 13th for 20 PhD students as a linked event organised by the University of Nottingham China Policy Institute on behalf of the European Commission.

Participation in the ECRAN Young Researchers' Forum is open to PhD students who study in an educational or research instit三和ute in any of the 27 EU members states. Those whose papers are selected will be entitled to support from ECRAN towards their travel expenses.

Furthermore, the three best papers selected by the Selection Panel, will be published in the Working Paper Series on the ECRAN website, and will each receive an ECRAN Young Researchers Award. For the details of the selection, funding and award of this forum, a separate call for papers will be issued shortly. In the meantime expressions of interest, with abstracts, should be sent to Dr Jing Zhang, the organiser of the Young Researchers' Forum.

5. 会议组织委员会:

主席: Shujie Yao 教授, 诺丁汉大学 (UoN) 当代中国研究所所长 (SCCS)

成员:
Professor Athar Hussain, Director of Asia Research Centre, LSE
Professor Daming Zhou, Deputy Director of SSA, Sun Yat-sen University
Steve Tsang 教授, 诺丁汉大学中国政策研究所所长
Bin Wu 博士,  诺丁汉大学高级研究员
Zhengxu Wang 博士,  诺丁汉大学中国政策研究所副所长
常尚群博士, LSE高级研究员及中国比较研究网召集人
Dr Jing Zhang, Lecturer, SCCS, UoN.

会议总书记  Bin WU 博士 (bin.wu@nottingham.ac.uk )
会议召集人, 常尚群博士 (x.chang@lse.ac.uk )
ECRAN 年轻研究员论坛, Jing ZHANG 博士 (j.zhang@nottingham.ac.uk ) 会议行政员, Jenny Hall

6. 成果

学术咨询委员会将在会议之前负责选择适合的课题和论文。中选论文将作为工作论文的一部分发表在中国政策研究所的网上讨论文件系列,或编入世界社科领域领先的出版社的文集(如Routledge)或刊物(如Asian Survey and the Journal of Contemporary China)。

:"中国比较研究组"和"对中国的网络与关系的研究组"的中选论文将分别发表在《比较:中国比较研究》(ISSN2043-0434),王斯福与邓钢主编;《比较:网络和关系研究》(ISSN2044 -1975), 常向群和藏小伟主编

7. 注册和赞助

注册费: 80英镑
优惠注册费: 60英镑(2011年7月15日前注册)
博士研究生注册费:40英镑

8. 截止日期

2011年5月31日: 提交论文摘要
2011年6月15日: 出论文录用通知
2011年7月15日: 优惠价注册(可通过电子邮件)
2011年8月31日: 提交论文全文
2011年8月31日: 发出会议程序

9. 联络

提交论文提要或论文: ifccs4@nottingham.ac.uk
咨询: 武斌博士: bin.wu@nottingham.ac.uk
协调人:常向群博士:x.chang@lse.ac.uk|  
信息: Ms Jenny Hall:  ifccs4@nottingham.ac.uk|
网址: www.nottingham.ac.uk/chinese|

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Proffesor Xiaowei Zang and Dr Xiangqun Chang chaired in turn for two Parallel Sessions on Network and Relationship Research on China;  convened by Dr Xiangqun Chang


Dr Stephen Morgan chaired one of round table discussion sessions: University Engagement with Chinese Society, convened by Dr Bin Wu

Mr Richard Pascoe, gave an introduction about the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) in the morning; Professor Lina Song chaired the session: Presentation of the ECRAN Young Researcher Awards in the afternoon; convened by Dr Jing Zhang

 

 

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