CfP: Seventh Conference of the Early Medieval China Group

Date of event:   07/01/2024 − 07/01/2024

Title: Seventh Conference of the Early Medieval China Group
Date: 14 March 2024
Deadline: 7 January 2024
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

The Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) will hold its Seventh Conference in Seattle on Thursday, March 14, 2024, in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. Members and friends of the Early Medieval China Group as well as all researchers in the various disciplines of early medieval China studies are cordially invited to attend the conference and to present their research. We are looking forward to contributions from senior and junior scholars alike.

Proposals on all topics pertaining to early medieval China (ca. 2nd–7th c. CE) are welcome, from literature to history, archaeology, art history, religion, linguistics, and beyond. Please send proposals consisting of a title and an abstract of ca. 250 words by January 7, 2024, to In your email, please include your institutional affiliation and a mailing address. Submissions will be evaluated by the Group’s board members. We will notify successful applicants by January 28 and send the final program in early March.

All graduate students who present papers at the conference are eligible for the Group’s Graduate Student Award, established in 2020 to recognize excellence in the field of Early Medieval China studies. Graduate students who want to apply for the award are asked to submit the script of their talk (no longer than 5,000 words without notes) by February 25, 2024, as a Word document or PDF file. The winner of the award will receive a subvention of travel expenses to attend the conference. Runners-up may be eligible to receive a subvention of travel expenses as well. Winners and runners-upwill be announced during the conference and on the EMCG’s website.

The Early Medieval China Group’s annual business meeting will take place on the day of the conference as well. If you have any questions about the conference, please direct them to

Everyone is welcome to attend the conference, but presenters should be or become members of the Early Medieval China Group. Membership also includes a subscription to our annual journal Early Medieval China. If you would like to become a member, please visit the website here.