CALL FOR PAPERS: Edited volume on the Silk Road Initiative


Edited volume on the Silk Road Initiative

Following the Call for Papers, we have received generous interest in the volume. We are sending this updated call to: first, specify the theme of the volume to facilitate the potential contributors in choosing topics; second, extend the deadline of submission.

The volume is a follow up of the conference “Road to New Paradigms: Impact of China’s Silk Road Initiative in China, Central Asia and the EU”, which took place in Helsinki (9- 10 May). We have made the conference brochure available online, with the programme included. There you can find a list of panels with different focuses, which might be of help when you are deciding on the topic.

The theme of the volume will be, “Legal Aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative“, in which general and specific aspects and issues involved in the construction of the “belt and road”, in relation to laws (international, comparative and domestic), legal education, legal research and legal practice is expected to be discussed. Also, contributions focusing on the philosophical and political ideas of the Initiative are welcomed.

Regarding the submission, the deadline will be extended to 31 January 2017. As the overall length and style will only be confirmed after our communication with the publishing houses, which will happen when we have a draft outline after we have received the submissions, the length and style are not strictly set yet. Yet the submission is expected to be around 10,000 to 15,000 words. Submission should be made by sending the paper to Kangle Zhang (  ) in Microsoft Word format. For inquiries, please contact Kangle Zhang.


If you have problems accessing the links to the conference brochure, please find it below:

Conference brochure: