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Call for Papers — the 3rd ICSA Annual Conference

Call for Papers — the 3rd International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) Annual Conference

Oxford, UK ● July 10-11, 2020

 Submission Deadline: May 8, 2020

Conference Venue: Worcester College, Oxford University

Conference Venue: Worcester College, Oxford University

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Conference of the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) will take place on July 10-11, 2020 at Oxford, UK. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, UK.

The International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) is a nonprofit organization, registered in California, USA, which aims to promote social scientific research on Chinese societies, cultures, and populations in the world. The 2020 conference theme is “Family Change and Inequality in Chinese Societies and Beyond.” The conference also welcomes submissions on other topics of interest to the ICSA members. Papers offering comparative perspectives are particularly welcome. Both complete papers and extended paper abstracts in English will be considered. Extended 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 2020 Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award. One paper (published or unpublished) will be selected and the award will be announced and presented with a plaque and a check of USD 500 at the conference. The winner will also receive a travel subsidy

To be considered for the Nan Lin Paper Award, papers must be (1) authored by student(s) only, (2) in English, and (3) to be presented at the 2020 ICSA Conference. Student status must be valid as of the end of Spring 2020. 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 Site will be available on February 10th at The submission deadline is May 8th, 2020. In the event of any technical difficulties, submissions may be emailed to Shaoping She ( For general enquiries, please contact Maggie Ku ( 

Please note that conference participation requires ICSA membership. If you are not an active member yet, please become a member first through ICSA’s new homepage: https// The membership fees are $10 for student members, $30 for regular members, and $600 for lifetime members.

Important Dates

Feb 7, 2020: On-line submission site opens.

May 8, 2020: Submission deadline.

May 22, 2020: Formal acceptance letters distributed for visa applications.

June 19, 2020: Provisional program available on the website.

June 30, 2020: Full papers due to organizers / presiders / discussants.

July 10-11 2020: Conference

Selected papers presented in the conference will be invited for submission to the following peer-reviewed 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 build 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 is 0.694 in 2017. The journal is 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. The journal is ranked in Q1, 21/146 in sociology.  

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