The Center for Cold War International History Studies, East China Normal University (ECNU), is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Relations between China and States on its Periphery during the Cold War" to be held in Shanghai in late October or early November 2013.

Organized jointly by ECNU's Center for Cold War International History Studies, the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program, and Cornell University, the conference will focus on relations between China and states on its periphery during the Cold War. Papers may address any of the following issues: potential research methodologies, the available documentation, major issues or themes in the field, and individual case studies on bilateral or multilateral relations involving China and its neighbors.

Those interested in submitting a paper proposal should include an academic bio (300 words), a paper abstract (300-500 words, indicating sources to be used), and 3-5 keywords. Proposals are to be sent to Dr. Zhi Liang ( before the end of March 2013. Status of acceptance will be announced by late April 2013.

Final versions of accepted papers will be due to Liang Zhi by August 2013.

ECNU will provide room and board for conference participants, but no funding will be available for other travel expenses.