Announcement & CfP for International Conference on “The Impact of World War One on China’s Modern History”, University of Vienna, Austria, July 4-6, 2014

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Announcement & CfP
International Conference on “The Impact of World War One on China’s Modern History”, University of Vienna, Austria, July 4-6, 2014

 

July 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One. WWI significantly changed the global economic and political structure; in particular, its influence on modern China was profound. While the Revolution of 1911 and the subsequent founding of the nation marked the end of an old era, World War One has fundamentally changed China’s modern history, giving rise to a series of historical events such as the transformation of China into a modern sovereign country, the rise of China’s Communist Party, the course of the revolution, the Sino-Japanese war and the deconstruction of the traditional Chinese social structure. Unfortunately, academic research on the relationship between World War One and the history of China is scarce. On the 100th anniversary of World War One, the University of Vienna will organise an international conference titled “The Impact of World War One on China’s Modern History”. The conference will be held in Vienna, the capital of Austria, July 4-6 2014.

Participants are invited to submit an abstract of 200-300 words in English or Chinese to Daniel Fuchs: daniel.fuchs@univie.ac.at. Please include a brief biographical statement (max. 150 words). The deadline for the submission of the abstract is March 15, 2014. We will notify you by April 1, 2014 if your proposal has been accepted. Accepted participants are then required to submit their full paper (8,000-15,000 words, English or Chinese) to daniel.fuchs@univie.ac.at by July 1, 2014.

For detailed information regarding the conference please see the CfP attached: CfP_Conference_WWI-China_Vienna