Annual Conference Information

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



April 2, 2022


The fifth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) will be held remotely on April, 2, 2022, conducted via Zoom and hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Members and friends of the 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 both junior and senior scholars.


Following the establishment of the Graduate Student Award of the Early Medieval China Group, we particularly encourage graduate students to submit proposals.


Proposals on all topics pertaining to early medieval China (ca. 3rd–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 30, 2022 to In your email, please also include your institutional affiliation and your mailing address. Submissions will be evaluated by the Group’s board members. 


Successful applicants will be notified in February; the final program will be sent in early March. 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 and follow the link to the membership page.


Antje Richter

University of Colorado, Boulder

President of the Early Medieval China Group