4th Young Scholars’ Forum

Goethe University Frankfurt 13-14 November, 2020

Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce that the Sinology Department at the Goethe University, Confucius Institute Frankfurt, and Fudan University will co-host a Young Scholars’ Forum for German and Chinese doctoral students specialized in China Studies, humanities and social sciences in particular, from 13-14 November, 2020. This biennial forum is known for its friendly and inspiring atmosphere as well as the depth of discussion. It provides a platform for fledging scholars to present their works to an international audience and to communicate their peers in other universities. Domestic travel and accommodation costs (max. 2 nights) for successful applicants will be covered. If for some reason the physical workshop cannot take place, the academic exchange will be enabled by a virtual workshop.

Domestic doctoral students or Chinese exchange doctoral students affiliated with a university in German-speaking areas.

Please send a short English abstract (ca. 300 words), together with your name, institution, year of study, dissertation title, and contact information to Eugen Pfander ( by 04 Sep., 2020.

Seventeen to eighteen successful applicants will be selected by 25 Sep., 2020, and a paper of around 6,000-7,000 English words (ca. 15 pages) is due on 30 Oct., 2020.

Each speaker is given 25 minutes to present his/her paper, followed by 5 minutes of comments from the discussant and then 10-15 minutes of general discussion. Discussants will be professors of Chinese studies from China and Germany.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at Frankfurt, a city of commu­nica­tion and innovation!