Call for papers - 2018 International Conference on China Urban Development

6th Feb 2018

The 2018 International Conference on China Urban Development Urban Transformation and ‘the New Style’ of Urbanisation in China University of Glasgow

9 - 12 July 2018, Glasgow

The 2018 International Conference on Urban Development will bring together researchers from urban studies, geography, sociology, political science, urban planning, urban management and public policy as well as China studies, from all over the world, to share research findings on the process of urban transformation. It will provide a platform to explore the multiple dimensions of urban development in China, and the special features of recent development and their implications for existing theories. There will also be the opportunity for young researchers to share their experiences on studying and researching Chinese cities. 

Following previous conferences in Cardiff, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and London, the conference will be held in Glasgow in 2018. Post-conference field trips will be organised to allow delegates to explore the city and Scotland. 

The conference is sponsored by:

  • RCUK/ESRC/GCRF (Economic and Social Research Council)
  • Urban Studies Journal
  • the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • The Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow


The call for conference papers is currently open. Please complete the 2018 Conference on China Urban Development Call for papers application form and return to [email protected] before 31 March 2018. All paper abstracts will be reviewed and confirmation of acceptance to authors will be issued as soon as possible to enable registration. The call is open to students as well as staff. 


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