Chinese Global Engagements Abroad: Changing Social, Economic, And Political Configurations

Chinese Global Engagements Abroad: Changing Social, Economic, And Political Configurations

CFP pour la 4e édition de la conférence des jeunes chercheurs sur la Chine contemporaine

An international conference for PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers,
5-6 July 2019

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, HKUST

Organizers: French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) and
the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
With the support of: National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris), the French Research Institute on East Asia (IFRAE), Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC)

There has been significant expansion and globalization of Chinese capital, people, and ideas since the early 2000s. The Chinese government’s “going out” (zou chuqu) policy and more recent Belt and Road Initiative reflect a domestic context of capital over-accumulation, an attempt to ensure adequate supply of raw materials and energy, as well as interest in fostering the global competitiveness of its enterprises. In the process, China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased globally, particularly in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. This has resulted in China becoming the most important source of FDI in the world with 158.29 billion US$ annually in 2017. Flows of capital, people, and ideas from China have not only increased, but also greatly diversified over the last two decades to reach fields as diverse as energy, trade, transport, media, education, finance, and so on. If China’s global imprint has been most prominent in the economic or geo-economic fields, the country’s increasing presence also has important social, cultural and political aspects. Hence, this conference will discuss how Chinese global engagements shape new political, economic, and social configurations.

Registration details and schedule

  • The selected participants will be notified by 15 April 2019
  • The final papers (up to 8000 words) should be sent by 1st June 2019

The pdf version of this call of papers can be downloaded here