Thursday, April 23, 2015

6th WAGNet Graduate Workshop: CFP

6th WAGNet Graduate Workshop Women and Gender in Chinese Studies

9-11 September 2015
Confucius Institute for Scotland, Abden House University of Edinburgh

The Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network (WAGNet) graduate workshop is for PhD candidates who are at an advanced stage of their research and are working on any aspect of ‘women and gender in Chinese studies’. Participants will be expected to present a paper that treats issues of ‘women’ and ‘gender’ as central and significant categories of analysis.

Students will get the opportunity to present their projects to other graduate students, and to junior and senior scholars working in the field of China-related women and gender studies. All too rarely do Ph.D. candidates have an opportunity for critical exposure of their thesis research prior to submission and defence. The workshop is therefore designed to facilitate in- depth discussions and each presentation will be commented on by a junior/senior academic discussant.

The workshop, accommodation and meals during the workshop are free of charge. Some travel bursaries are also available.

Following the two day workshop, there will be a public one-day symposium on Women and Gender in Chinese Studies at the Confucius Institute for Scotland on 11 September 2015, which participants in the Graduate workshop are encouraged to attend.

Students wishing to participate should submit a current CV and an outline of their project (750 words), including information on the state of their research, by e-mail to Dr. Sophia Woodman at A letter of support for the application from the candidate’s supervisor or someone familiar with their PhD project is also required, and should state what stage of the PhD the student is at. This letter should be sent from the supervisor directly to Dr. Woodman via e-mail. Deadline for submission: 24 May 2015.

The organisers will discuss the applications, and make a selection based on the merit of the outline and the stage of the research. Applications from students in the early stages of their PhD research will not normally be considered.

This is the sixth in a series of successful WAGNet graduate workshops. Previous workshops were held in Leiden, Oxford, Prague, Bristol and London. For more information on WAGNet, see: