29 February 2020 Application Deadline
The Pan Asia Institutes at Australia National University and Indiana University are convening an International Workshop to facilitate research collaboration and encourage faculty exchange related to the theme of China’s impact on global institutions and norms. Both Australia National University and Indiana University have strong pools of China-focused faculty, and ANU and IU enjoy a unique exchange relationship mediated by our respective Pan Asia Institutes. We are launching this workshop as a way to bring our respective scholars together to produce work that will be of particular interest and relevance to Australia and the United States in the context of China’s recent rise and assertion of power across the Asia Pacific region. We seek participants who are working in many disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, history, political science, sociology, law, business, environmental sciences, etc.
Specific timing of this workshop will be determined based on participants’ availability; two days at ANU during the week of 11-15 May appear to be optimal for most parties. The principle objective of the workshop is publishing the papers in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.
Economy-class roundtrip airfare and lodging expenses will be provided to a select number of participants based on budget availability. Participants who intend to apply for additional matching funds are especially strongly encouraged to apply.
It is proposed that the conference will be organized around three main disciplinary “hubs” of international relations/security, law, and international institutions in which faculty will address/explore China’s impact on global institutions and norms via specific case studies. For example:
- International Relations/Security:
- China and regional security architectures (e.g. Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia)
- China and nuclear proliferation and arms control
- Chinese influence and interference operations/information warfare
- Domestic and International Law/Regulation:
- China and territorial disputes (e.g. South China Sea)
- China and global industrial/technology standards
- China’s treatment of religion and ethnic minority issues
- International Institutions:
- China and the United Nations
- China and international peace-keeping
- China and multilateral banks/financing
**This is a proposed list of potential case studies that can be amended/revised to fit participant interests and work. We propose to begin with a small group for this inaugural PAI-sponsored workshop, which we hope will serve as the foundation for future collaborations and workshops alternating between ANU and IU.
- Your name, contact information, area of research focus, institutional affiliation
- Workshop paper title and abstract
- Statement clarifying how your intended paper contributes to the workshop topic