CfP: China-Workshop „Iserlohn 2022“


The “Iserlohn Network” is a loose circle of young social scientists working on China. Our annual workshop will be held from 16 to 17 July 2022 at Haus Villigst near the town of Schwerte.

This time, we focus on “Chinese Research and Academic Discourses in Contemporary China Studies”. The presentations should address the differentiation within China Studies or China-related research, within the discourses and paradigms that affect your respective work. We would like to discuss the conflicts within or between different academic communities, between academic disciplines, or between theory and practice. We hope that this broad topic speaks to many of you and are looking forward to a diverse range of contributions!

The workshop provides a forum for young scholars who would like to present and discuss their PhD theses, post-doctoral, or other research in a casual environment with other social scientists exploring China.

The registration deadline is 5 April 2022. Please email the registration form, including the topic of your presentation and a short abstract (500 words), to We will send our invitations to the workshop until 16 Mai 2022. Binding registration will be until 15 June 2022. We also ask that you please submit a paper of no more than 5 pages by 5 July 2022. Talks will be twenty minutes long and followed by a twenty-minute discussion.

Costs for board and lodging (single room) will be about 139 Euros, for double rooms (if available) it will be cheaper.

We will be happy to answer any remaining questions!

Ryanne Flock
Research Associate Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Grete Schönbeck
Research Associate Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
Matthias Hackler
Parliamentary assistant at the European Parliament Brussels

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