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

Oxford, UK ● July 4-5, 2020

      Deadline for Submissions: May 8, 2020

Conference Venue: St. Anne’s College, Oxford University

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Conference of the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) will be held on July 4-5, 2020 at Oxford, UK. The conference will be hosted by Dept. 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 on are particularly welcome. Both complete papers and extended paper abstracts in English will be considered. Paper 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 One paper (published or unpublished) will be selected and the award will be announced and presented with a plaque and a check of USD 500 at the conference, as well as a travel subsidy. 

Papers to be considered for the Nan Lin Paper Award 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 SubmissionsThe ICSA Paper Submission Information Submission Site is 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 membership in the ICSA. If you are not an active member yet, please become a member first through ICSA’s new homepage: The membership fees: $10 for student memberships, $30 for regular membership fee, and $600 for the lifetime membership fee. 

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 proram available on the website.

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

July 4-5 2020: Conference

Selected papers presented in the conference will be invited for submission to the following peer review 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 building 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 0.694 in 2017, being 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, being ranked in Q1, 21/146 in sociology.  

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