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The 23rd ACPSS International Conference
In Collaboration with High Point University
October 20-22, 2017
High Point University
High Point, North Carolina, U.S.A.
General Theme: Coping with the Challenge of Globalization
Globalization in the last two decades or so has produced seismic changes in our world. These changes include, on one hand, the phenomenal economic growth in countries such as China and India and the economic disarray in Western countries and, on the other hand, drastic income polarization in many countries even though their GDPs have multiplied. This growing economic maladjustment has also triggered problems ranging from polarized public opinion, social unrest, and racial tension to political instability. At the same time, uneven progress in the age of globalization has raised questions about the validity of the international order that came into existence at the end of World War II. The growing tension between the West and Non-Western worlds, the dispute over the South China Sea, and the imminent trade war between the US and China, etc. suggests the coming of a period of uncertainty and instability. All these unprecedented developments pose a grave challenge to scholars in social sciences and the humanities as well as political leaders all over the world. It is indeed a time that calls for serious reflections, constructive ideas and frank and honest exchanges among people from different cultures and countries. The 2017 annual meeting of the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States therefore invites papers and panels that focus on, but not limited to the following themes.
- Impact of globalization
- Understanding of and teaching about globalization in the classroom
- Globalization of education
- Human, cultural and environmental costs of high speed economic growth
- Immigration, Migration in the age of globalization
- New ideas in saving mother earth
- Globalization and national identity
- Managing US-China relations in the age of growing economic competition
- How to avoid the Thucydides Trap between China and the U.S.?
- Relevance of the humanities in an increasingly materialistic world
- Crucial role of international/cross-cultural dialogues
- Economic modernization and political reform
- Global community in the age of mass media and instant news
- Democracy and the rule of law in China since the Cultural Revolution
- Anti-Rightist Campaign revisited 60 years later
- Role and impact of media in the age of globalization
- Sociology in the age of globalization
- Arts and literature in the Age of globalization
Deadline: The submission deadline is July 15, 2017. We require that those whose paper abstracts are accepted submit their full papers no later than September 24, 2017.
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.
Conference Registration Fees:
ACPSS member with paper: $100
Non-ACPSS member with paper: $150
Student with paper: $50
Attendance with no paper: $150
In order to register with ACPSS member rate ($100), you must become an ACPSS member and pay a minimum of one-year membership fee ($50). If interested, please download the Application Form. Once filled out, send the application form and a $150 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.)
Excursion to the Blue Ridge National Parkway on Sunday, October 22, 2017 (Optional):
The Blue Ridge National Parkway is one of the most beautiful highways in the United States and best route to enjoy the fall colors in the Appalachian Mountains in mid-October.
Cost of the Excursion (transportation and two meals): $60.
If you want to take the excursion, please contact Dr. Yunqiu Zhang also.
Becoming an ACPSS Member:
We welcome new members from all disciplines. To become an ACPSS member, or to renew your ACPSS membership, please visit our website at www.acpssus.org and download the Application/Renew Form. Once filled out, please send the form and membership fees to Treasurer Yunqiu Zhang.
One-year membership: $50
Two-year membership: $80
Three-year membership: $100
Five-year membership: $150
Life-time membership: $300 (best value)
Radisson High Point
135 S. Main St. High Point, NC 27260
$109 per night (double room or standard king)
Reservation by phone:
+1 (800) 333-3333 (US/Canada Toll-free)
+1 (336) 889-8888
On-line Reservation: https://www.radisson.com/high-point-hotel-nc-27260/usahigh
Reservation Deadline: October 3, 2017.
Note: Please tell the hotel that you are participants in the ACPSS’s 2017 conference.
About High Point University
Founded in 1924, High Point University is a private liberal arts university in High Point, North Carolina, U.S. As a vibrant and ambitious community of higher learning, HPU has eight schools and colleges that offer 47 undergraduate majors, 51 undergraduate minors and 12 graduate-degree majors with a total enrollment of 4,500. In 2015, High Point University was ranked No. 1 in the annual U.S. News & World Report Regional Colleges South rankings. In the 2016 rankings released HPU ranks No. 1 Best Regional College in the South for the fourth consecutive year and No. 1 Most Innovative Regional College in the South. It has one of the most beautiful campuses in southeast U.S.
About High Point and the Piedmont Triad Area
Geographically, High Point belongs to an area called the Piedmont Triad that also includes Greensboro and Winston-Salem. This area in central North Carolina has a population of over 1.5 million. The city of High Point has easy access both by air and ground travel. The Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) is only 15 miles from HPU campus while the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Douglass International Airport in Charlottes (CLT) both are 80 miles or so from High Point.
Interstate 85 runs through southern High Point. The new Interstate 74 runs north and east of the city. To the northwest it extends to Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem.
The Piedmont Triad has a very rich history made by both Native Americans and European settlers. During the colonial era, High Point had one of the first Quaker communities in southeastern United States while Winston-Salem was founded by Moravian settlers from central Europe. During the American Revolution, the Battle of Guilford Court House in 1781 in Greensboro was one of the most crucial battles in the South. The world-renowned Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway is less than two hours’ drive from High Point.