Call for Abstracts: China’s Rise/Asia’s Responses Conference

We hereby would like to kindly invite you to the 15th Biennial Conference of Nordic Association for China Studies (NACS) & NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies 14th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference that will take place on 10-11 June 2021. Before the joint conference, there will be a PhD workshop from 8-9 June 2021. Due to uncertainty related to Covid-19, both the joint conference and PhD workshop will be conducted online. Detailed information will follow early next year.

Conference website:

The theme of the joint conference is “China’s Rise/Asia’s Responses”. Further info of the conference theme can be found here.

We have the honor to have William Callahan (LSE), Camilla T. N. Sørensen (Royal Danish Defence College) and Mette Halskov Hansen (University of Oslo) to be keynote speakers of the joint conference.

Deadline for submission to both the joint conference and the PhD workshop is 25 January 2021. Submission guideline can be found here.

Please feel free to spread the news to interested colleagues and students.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.


Conference Organizing Committee

     Julie Yu-Wen Chen, University of Helsinki (Chair of the conference), Finland

     Tiina Airaksinen, University of Helsinki (co-chair of the conference), Finland

     Duncan McCargo, NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Denmark

     Matti Puranen, National Defense University, Finland

     Liisa Kauppila, University of Turku, Finland