The 22nd ACPSS International Conference

In Collaboration with Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) and Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver (CCD)

October 14-16, 2016
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.


Theme: Diversity in a Globalized World: Co-existence and Cooperation

With the acceleration of globalization, cultural clashes and intensified regional and worldwide conflicts have apparently become one of the leading themes at the beginning of the 21st century. It is an era of opportunities, changes, disruptions and challenges. Better understanding of this diversified world is essential to national and world development and solidarity among all ethnic groups and nationalities. Through academic researches, inclusive data collection, innovative research methods, pedagogical innovations, and civic engagement, scholars from diverse backgrounds and disciplines work together to better understand this world around us. This conference invites research papers and panel/workshop proposals that address emerging diversity issues in the globalization era as well as related topics pertaining to China and world development from the perspectives of all disciplines in humanities and social sciences.


Submission Deadline:

Deadline: The submission deadline is August 31, 2016. We require that those whose paper abstracts are accepted submit their full papers no later than September 24, 2016.

Language: The conference will accept papers in both English and Chinese.
Required submission information: All paper abstracts or panel proposals must include the title, the author(s) or panel members, details of current position, the institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address for each author or panelist.

How to submit: Please submit your paper abstracts or panel proposals (300 words) using this online form. For any submission related inquiry, please contact Dr. Ronghua Ouyang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers that are accepted for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in American Review of China Studies – the official journal of ACPSS. After the conference, the collection of the conference papers and abstracts will be published on CNKI (中国知网).


Conference Registration Fees:

ACPSS member with paper: $150

Non-ACPSS member with paper: $220

Student with paper: $80

Attendance with no paper: $240

In order to register with ACPSS member rate ($150), you must become an ACPSS member and pay a minimum of one-year membership fee ($50). If interested, please download the application form at Once filled out, send the application form and a $200 check to Treasurer Dr. Yunqiu Zhang at the following address: Dr. Yunqiu Zhang, 210 Heritage Creek Way, Greensboro, NC 27405. (ACPSS website currently does not support online membership application/renew or fee payment.)

We welcome new members from all disciplines. To become an ACPSS member, or to renew your ACPSS membership, please visit our website at and download the application/renew form. Once filled out, please send the form and membership fees to Treasurer Yunqiu Zhang.

Membership fees:
    One-year membership: $50
    Two-year membership: $80
    Three-year membership: $100
    Five-year membership: $150
    Life-time membership: $300 (best value)

All questions related to membership fees and registration fees should be directed to Treasurer Yunqiu Zhang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Hotel Information:

We are very pleased to offer discounted group rate via Marriott SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown (located on the campus of MSU Denver).

Room rate: the discounted rate is $159/night ($182.45 after taxes and fees). Rooms are very limited in quantity so please book at your earliest convenience.

Deadline: The hotel takes reservation until Sep. 13, 2016. After the deadline, the hotel will not be able to offer rooms with the discounted group rate.

To reserve your guestroom online, go to:


Transportation Information: coming soon.


Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver)

MSU Denver is founded in 1965 in downtown Denver, Colorado, USA. Denver is the 21st-largest city in the United States and is located at the heart of Colorado. Denver represents a diversified population, with jobs in high-tech, transportation, financial services, the military, education, health services, tourism, and energy. Denver is also nicknamed as the “mile-high city,” where there are 300 days of sunshine every year. Denver’s diversified culture and natural beauty make it the world's top travel destinations. Many of these points of interest are within walking distance from MSU Denver: the Larimer Square (on the National Register of Historic Places), 16th Street Pedestrian Mall (with FREE Mall Shuttle), The Elitch Theme Park (America's Only Downtown theme and water park), The Pepsi Center, The Coors Field, Union Station, Colorado Convention Center (featuring a giant blue bear peeking from the outside), The Denver Center for Performing Arts, the State Capitol (with the famous gold dome), and many award winning restaurants.

As stated in the mission statement, MSU Denver has always aspires to be a top quality urban University of opportunity and to fulfill this mission by preparing a diverse undergraduate student body to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing multicultural and technological world. MSU Denver strives to create a community of learning where people from all walks of life have the opportunity to engage with each other and their chosen disciplines for professional and academic advancement, educated citizenship and lifelong learning. It is the first university in the nation to offer in-state tuition for qualified undocumented students. We look forward to seeing you at MSU Denver during the beautiful October in Denver, Colorado.