2022 3rd Association of British Chinese Professors (ABCP) Annual Conference

The 3rd Annual Conference of the Association of British Chinese Professors (ABCP) will be held at the University of Birmingham (1-2 July 2022). The conference is hybrid on Day 1 and online only on Day 2. Click here to see the details.  

Following the common aim and objectives of the conference, all seven tracks have developed some exciting topics. The Sustainability and Ageing Society Track (SAST), in particular, has the following two distinctive features:  

·       Impact showcase: Experts share good practices to build impact cases with an interdisciplinary team (see attached agenda) 

·       Career development in the UK: Career consultants, scholars, and researchers share tips and findings to navigate different academic career stages (after PhD) in the UK  

The conference is free for PhD students to attend. A £20 of the registration fee is required. However, there will be a £26 worth of food package available free of charge for each in-person attendance for Day1. The in-person session registration will be closed by 17th June 2022.

Basic Information

Venue: Lecture Theatre G03, Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham + Zoom (Online)

Dates: 1 and 2 July 2022 (Friday and Saturday)


The registration for the Conference is now open. Please choose one of the following links to register your attendance:

Programme (Tentative)

Day 1: 1 July 2022 Friday (hybrid: onsite and virtual participation on Zoom)

10:00-12:30 Opening Ceremony

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-16:00 Parallel Technical Tracks

Day 2: 2 July 2022 Saturday (virtual participation on Zoom)

10:00-12:30 ABCP Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Agenda TBC

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-17:00 Parallel Technical Tracks


Conference Chair:

Professor Hua Zhao (赵华教授) FREng FMCAE, President, ABCP & Vice Provost & Dean of College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London

Organising Committee Chair:

Professor Hongming Xu (徐宏明教授), Vice President (Events and Membership), ABCP & Chair in Energy and Automotive Engineering, University of Birmingham

Organising Committee Members:

  • Professor Daqing Ma (马大青教授) MAE, Executive Vice-President, ABCP & Professor of Anaesthesia, Imperial College London
  • Professor Hongbiao Dong (董洪标教授), Vice-President & General Secretary, ABCP & Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Leicester
  • Professor Qihai Huang (黄起海教授), Vice-President for Finance, ABCP & Head of Management, University of Huddersfield
  • Professor Junwang Tang (唐军旺教授) MAE, Vice-President for Industrial Liaison & Fund Raising, ABCP & Professor of Materials Chemistry and Engineering, University College London (UCL)
  • Professor Huabing Yin (尹华兵教授), Vice-President for EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), ABCP & Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Shujun Li (李树钧教授), Vice-President for IT & External Liaison, ABCP & Professor of Cyber Security, University of Kent
  • Professor Yaochu Jin (金耀初教授) MAE, Distinguished Chair and Professor in Computational Intelligence, University of Surrey & Alexander von Humboldt Professor for AI, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang (张小平教授), University of Birmingham
  • Dr Shangfeng Du (杜尚丰博士), Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Wen Wang (汪文博士), Associate Professor in HRM, University of Leicester
  • Professor Beining Chen (陈蓓宁教授), University of Sheffield
  • Professor Xin Wang (王欣教授), University of Manchester
  • Dr Mengyi Xu (徐梦艺博士), Cranfield University
  • Professor Huiru (Jane) Zheng (郑慧如教授), Ulster University

Managing editor: Tong Meng

British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) Annual Conference

University of Oxford

Co-hosted by Asian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), and the Oxford China Centre.

31st August – 1st September 2022

BACS is pleased to announce that the 2022 Conference of the British Association of Chinese Studies will be held in-person at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Call for papers is now open! Come and meet friends and share your work!

Keynote speakers

Frank Dikotter, Hong Kong University, China After Mao

This talk will present China after Mao, a book which uses hundreds of hitherto unseen documents from municipal and provincial archives in the People’s Republic to examine forty years of so-called “Reform and Opening Up”. The author will cover some of the key episodes in the story of China’s transformation from impoverished Maoist backwater into powerful Marxist-Leninist state.

Jieyu Liu, SOAS, Family Life in Urban China: A Three-Generation Portrait

This talk will draw upon over one hundred life history interviews with three urban generations of men and women to examine how continuities and changes in family life have been shaped by the wider political, socio-economic and demographic transformations since 1949. The portrait it paints offers a forceful alternative narrative to Western modernity theorists’ overly homogenized view of intimacy and family life. 

The call for papers and panel proposals is now open!

To submit a proposal for a paper or a panel please send a word document to bacs@sant.ox.ac.uk

If you want to propose a paper, please put ‘PAPER’ in your email subject line. In your word document please give details of your name, email address and institutional affiliation (departmental and university). Please also state your paper title and provide a 250-word abstract.

If you want to propose a panel, please put ‘PANEL’ in your email subject line. In your word document please give the name, email address and institutional affiliation (departmental and university) of the organizer and each of the presenters. As panels are 90 minutes, it is recommended that panels have four presenters. Please include an abstract to describe the panel overall and then an abstract for each of the papers. Panels need to be diverse and inclusive.

Key dates

  • Call for Papers: Now Open
  • Deadline for submission of proposals (250 words): 3rd June 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: June 2022
  • Registration Opens: 24th June 2022
  • Registration Closes: 5th August 2022
  • Final Programme: early August 2022
  • Conference dates: 31st August – 1st September 2022

Expected conference fees (including catering, refreshments and conference dinner)

 BACS MembersNon-BACS-Members

BACS members are eligible for a reduced conference registration fee. 

How to become a BACS member or to renew your membership

Managing editor: Tong Meng