Annual Conference Information

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


March 27, 2021


The fourth Conference of the Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) will be held remotely

on March, 27, 2021, 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. Applicants to last year’s conference, which unfortunately had to be cancelled

because of the pandemic, are welcome to resubmit their proposal or submit a new one.


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 that pertain to early medieval China (220–589) are welcome.


Please submit an abstract of ca. 250 words to by February 5, 2021. In

your proposal, please include the title of your paper, institutional affiliation, mailing address,

and email address. Submissions will be evaluated by the Group’s board members. Successful

applicants will be notified within two weeks, and the final program will be sent by the end

of February. The 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. If you would like to become a member, please

go to the membership page.


Antje Richter

University of Colorado, Boulder

President of the Early Medieval China Group