Annual Conference Information

Call for Papers: Sixth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group



Boston, March 16, 2023


Call for Papers:


Sixth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group


Boston, March 16, 2023


The Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) will hold its Sixth Conference in person again, in Boston on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference.


Members and friends of the Early Medieval China Group as well as all researchers in the various disciplines of early medieval China studies are cordially invited to attend the conference and to present their research. We are looking forward to contributions from senior and junior scholars alike. Following the establishment of the Group’s Graduate Student Award in 2020, we particularly encourage graduate students to submit proposals.


Proposals on all topics pertaining to early medieval China (ca. 2nd–6th c. CE) are welcome, from literature to history, archaeology, art history, religion, linguistics, and beyond. Please send proposals consisting of a title and an abstract of ca. 250 words by January 2, 2023, to In your email, please include your institutional affiliation and a mailing address. Submissions will be evaluated by the Group’s board members. We will notify successful applicants by January 23rd and send the final program in early March. 


We ask graduate students whose papers are accepted and who want to be considered for the Graduate Student Award to submit the script of their talk (no longer than 5,000 words without notes) by February 27th, 2023. 


The Early Medieval China Group’s annual business meeting will take place on the day of the conference as well. If you have any questions about the conference, please direct them to 


While everyone is welcome to attend the conference, all presenters should be or become members of the Early Medieval China Group. Membership also includes a subscription to our annual journal Early Medieval China. If you would like to become a member, please go to our website at and follow the link to the membership page.


Antje Richter

University of Colorado, Boulder

President of the Early Medieval China Group