European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) 25th Biennial Conference 2024




27-30 August 2024
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

The 25th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) will be held at Tallinn University, Estonia on 27-30 August, 2024. The conference is organized by the EACS in collaboration with the Department of Asian Studies at the School of Humanities of Tallinn University (TLU). Scholars in all areas of Chinese Studies from Europe and beyond are kindly invited to submit their proposals for contributions!

Aims and History         

The European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) is an international organisation representing China scholars from all over Europe. Currently, it has more than 1200 members. It was founded in 1975 and is registered in Paris. It is a non-profit organisation not engaging in any political activity.


The purpose of the Association is to promote and foster, by every possible means, scholarly activities related to Chinese Studies in Europe. The EACS serves not only as the scholarly representative of Chinese Studies in Europe but also as a contact organisation for academic matters in this field.


One of the Association’s major activities are the bi-annual conferences hosted by various centres of Chinese Studies in different European countries. The papers presented at these conferences comprise all fields from traditional Sinology to studies of modern China. In addition, summer schools and workshops are organised under the auspices of the EACS. The Association carries out scholarly projects on an irregular basis. Since 1995 the EACS has provided Library Travel Grants to support short visits for research in major sinological libraries in Western Europe. The scheme is funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation and is destined for PhD students and young scholars, primarily from Eastern European countries. The EACS furthers the careers of young scholars by awarding a Young Scholar Award for outstanding research. A jury selects the best three of the submitted papers, which are then presented at the next bi-annual conference. This scheme is also supported by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation.

Abstract Types and Categories

The conference organisers encourage presenters to submit their proposals for individual paperspanels (up to four abstracts/panel participants), double panels (up to eight abstracts/panel participants), and posters

Abstract Categories
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Chinese as a Foreign Language and Education
  • Literature (Premodern)
  • Literature (Modern)
  • Philosophy and History of Thought
  • History (Premodern)
  • History (Modern)
  • Religion
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Art and Archaeology
  • Museum Studies and Material Culture
  • Environmental Studies
  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Digital Humanities
  • Music, Media, and Performing Arts
  • Gender and Queer Studies
  • Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Sinophone World
  • Interdisciplinary Field
Keynote Speakers
T. R.

Keynote speaker
Teemu Ruskola

University of Pennsylvania

R. R.

Keynote speaker
Rein Raud

Tallinn University

Call for Papers and Abstract Submission

Please see the call for papers and more information on abstract submission under the section "Call for Papers and Abstract Submission".


This is an in-person conference with a very limited number of online panels. The request to switch from in-person to online format after the acceptance of papers is not possible due to technical and financial reasons.

Cost and Financial Support

The conference registration fees can be found under the section "Registration". We regret that we cannot offer any scholarships or other contributions to expenses.

Source: Estonian Convention Bureau, video link.


Tallinn University is located in the heart of Tallinn, nestled between the historically rich Kadriorg district and the enchanting Tallinn Old Town. Thanks to this, the university campus is surrounded by various picturesque locations that are a wonder to explore! If you're looking for ideas on what to do, we recommend taking a long, relaxing walk in the Kadriorg Park or going on a stroll along the Reidi tee promenade to experience the dazzling Baltic sea. 

Tallinn University is located on Narva road and the university campus consists of 6 buildings that are interconnected through a series of glass corridors and galleries. The university buildings are an academic mixture of modern and historic, offering a unique atmosphere for all those who visit us! Thanks to its convenient location, the university campus is accessible by car, bicycle, electric scooter, public transport, or even on foot. What's more, Tallinn University is the only Estonian university that is accessible by tram which is the greenest form of public transportation. For more information on where to park your car or your bike, please visit the university website here.

Tallinn University campus is fully accessible for people with disabilities and those with challenged mobility. Read more about that under "Venue". 

On behalf of the organizing committee, we warmly welcome you to the conference in Tallinn and hope you will create memorable moments!

Source: Google Maps


Programme organising committee:
Lisa Indraccolo, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies (Tallinn University), Tallinn University Training and Conference Centre


Call for Papers

Abstract submission

Call for YSA 2024

Conference preliminary programme 


End of October 2023: 
Call for Papers & YSA,
launch of conference website and Facebook page

22nd of January 2024: 
Deadline for submissions,
opening of registration for exhibitors

31st March 2024: 
Paper notification,
opening of online registration (Early Bird)

30th April 2024:  
Conference programme (preliminary) 

31st May 2024:  
Finalised conference programme,
end of Early Bird registration

31st July 2024:  
End of online registration

26th August 2024:  
On-site registration,
limited possibility of on-site payment

27th-30th August 2024:
EACS Biennial Conference

31st August 2024:  
Optional excursions (upon booking)



Website header photo by Tallinn University