First Call for Papers for
The Sixth Biennial International Conference on Malaysian Chinese Studies 2023


1. Preamble

     Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies started organising the Biennial International Conference on Malaysian Chinese Studies back in 2012, and the year 2023 will see it taking place for the sixth time. Previous conferences had garnered much attention and participation from the international academia. The last two were organised with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and National Taiwan Normal University respectively. The post-conference proceedings from the conferences have been met with wide praise.  
     As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, the conference this year will return to in-person format and will be jointly organised with major academic institutes, with the hope of providing local and foreign academics with a comprehensive and expansive platform for academic exchange.
     With that in mind, the conference this year is placing special emphasis on recent advances, trends, methods and the exploration of new fields in Malaysian Chinese studies and Overseas Chinese studies. Research institutes and academics are welcome to form panels or contribute individual papers.

2. Conference Theme

‘Chinese Communities and Chinese Studies: New Directions, New Horizons, New Trends’. Key sub-themes include:

  1) Exploration of New Topics on Contemporary Chinese Communities
2) New Materials, New Trends, New Horizons, New Directions in Chinese Studies
3) Heritage, New Grounds and Developments in Chinese Studies
4) Comparison of Regional and Nation Studies with Chinese Studies
5) Other sub-themes

3. Organisers

  Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies and Institute of Chinese Studies, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

4. Co-organisers

  New Era University College and Malaysian Chinese Research Centre, University of Malaya

5. Conference Date

  14-15 October 2023

6. Conference Language

  Chinese / English

7. Registration

  Registration is open now. Individuals and research institutes local and abroad are welcome to participate. Paper presenters are required to submit a 300-word abstract with title that is relevant to the conference theme and sub-themes together with the completed reply slip via the email address below before 30 April 2023.


Contact Person:

Mr. Gabriel Poon Joi Wai


No.1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Email Address:

Contact No.:

+603-2273 4035

Fax No. :

+603-2273 4037


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Acceptance Notification: 31 May 2023


8. Reply Slip

  简体版 (Due date: 30-4-2023)
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