Call for papers
Academic conference: Eurasian Research on Modern China and Eurasia
Dates: December 2-3, 2022
The focus of the conference is on modern China-Eurasia studies in a multi-disciplinary social science perspective. This year it will mostly focus on Chinese and Eurasian (continent) international relations, Eurasian security issues, second phase of the Belt and Road Initiative, establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Post-Soviet Eurasian States, EU-China, India-China relations, colliding interests of Great powers in Ukraine, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, for more details please check topics.
China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research has organized 3 international academic conferences on this topic in partnership with Institute of Oriental studies in 2018, Yerevan State University in 2019, and with Russian-Armenian University in 2021. One of the main aims of the forthcoming China and Eurasia conference is to unite international team for preparing Routledge Handbook of Chinese and Eurasian International Relations.
As a result of the previous conferences (2018-2019), we prepared China and Eurasia: Rethinking Cooperation and Contradictions in the Era of Changing World Order book (Ed. Mher D. Sahakyan and Heinz Gärtner), which was published by Routledge in September 2021. https://www.routledge.com/China-and-Eurasia-Rethinking-Cooperation-and-Contradictions-in-the-Era/Sahakyan-Gartner/p/book/9780367623937
The Conference will be an occasion to facilitate exchanges on common research subjects, compare perspectives and methodologies and promote interdisciplinary dialogue.
The participants will present their research during thematic panels. Each speaker will deliver a paper in English. Among the different topics:
Topic 1: Chinese and Eurasian (continent) international relations
Topic 2: Rethinking 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Post-Soviet Eurasian States
Topic 3: Political Relations between China and Eurasian States (Asian and European States)
Topic 4: Economic Relations between China and Eurasian States (Asian and European States)
Topic 5: Eurasia and Belt and Road Initiative 2.0
Topic 6: Possible cooperation and contradictions between EU-China and EAEU-China.
Topic 7: Great Powers competition in Eurasia: Ukraine, South Caucasus, Middle East
Topic 8: China and NATO
Topic 9: BRICS and Eurasia
Topic 10: China and ASEAN
Topic 11: Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasia
Topic 12: China and Nordic States
Topic 13: China and Central and Eastern European States (16+1)
Topic 14: China and Muslim World
Topic 15: China and South Caucasus
Topic 16: China and Central Asia
Topic 17: China and Eurasian Mainland’s Security Issues (Cybersecurity, Nuclear proliferation, Environment, etc. )
Topic 18: China’s Digital Silk Road and Eurasia
Topic 19: Health Silk Road, COVID-19, China and Eurasia
Topic 20: The Eurasian Economic Union: Aims and Perspectives
Topic 21: People to people exchange between China and Eurasia
Topic 22: China and Regions Beyond Eurasia (Latin America, Africa, Australia, etc.)
Who can apply?
The Conference is designed for researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences. It is mostly focused on International Relations, Economics, History, Political Sciences and Sociology, International Security Issues. Please note that this conference is designed as an academic one, non-academic appliers will be rejected.
China and Eurasia Council is happy to inform that this conference will be held in-person at China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Yerevan, Armenia. There is no attendance fee.
Registration details and schedule
1. A paper title and abstract (up to 400-1000 words) and Short Bio in English is to be sent by 5 November 2022 to Dr. Mher Sahakyan: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
2. The selected participants will be notified about organizing committee decision within a week after sending their applications. Selected speakers will have 10 minutes for the presentation of their papers.
3. We intend to edit, peer review and publish the best papers of the conference as chapters in academic book. Invited speakers of the conference can send their full papers for peer review in English (up to 6000-7000 words) till February 27, 2023. Please write your text in a way, that it correspondent and cover any concrete aspect of the main title of the book Routledge Handbook of Chinese and Eurasian International Relations. All chapters must have Realism theory guided approach. Please use The Harvard referencing system. harvard-style-sheetDownload
Author must declare, that submitted chapter is original, and has not been published elsewhere or will not be republished after. Please check International standards for authors: https://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf
Schedule and location
China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Yerevan, Armenia (In person and online, detailed information will be provided to invited speakers).
Visa requirements for foreigners
Dates: 2-3 December 2022.
Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 5 November 2022.
All audience members are required to register for the conference. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mher Sahakyan, Director- China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia. 2020/2022 Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Zheng Yun-tian, Director-World Socialism Institute, and assistant director of BRI research center, Renmin University of China, PRC.
Dr. Bin Ma, Associate Professor at the Center for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, PRC.
Dr. Konstantin Kurylev, Professor- Department of Theory and History of International Relations of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, founder and Editor in-chief of the “Post-Soviet Studies” academic journal and Head of the Centre of Post-Soviet Studies, Russia.
Dr. Robert Ghazaryan, Director-Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia.
Dr. Ruben Elamiryan, Chairperson and Associate Professor at the Department of World Politics and International Relations of Russian-Armenian University, Executive Officer of IPSA RC41 – Geopolitics.
Dr. Sanja Arezina, Counselor with the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Research Associate-Assistant Professor at Belgrade University, Serbia.2020/2021 Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Sudhir Kumar Singh, professor- Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.
Dr. Suha Atature, Professor and Chair of International Relations – Gedik University, Turkey.
Dr. Alexander Korolev, PhD, Deputy Head of Eurasian Sector, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Dr. Boris Vukićević, Associate Professor-University of Montenegro, Montenegro.
Dr. Vakhtang Charaia, Director – Center for Analysis and Forecasting at Tbilisi State University, Georgia.
Dr. Anahit Parzyan, Advisory Board Member- China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia
Dr. Mahesh Ranjan Debata, Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.