East China Normal University's (ECNU) Cold War International Studies Center is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Relations between China and its Neighboring Countries during the Cold War: Archives and Documentation" to be held in mid-December 2014 in Shanghai. 

The conference aims to to examine the international documentation from China's neighbors and other sources. ECNU's Cold War International Studies Center will be initiating a document collection project on this topic and expects to establish research teamwork through the conference.

ECNU is seeking paper proposals related to the following themes:

1. Overviews of archives and documentation on relations between China and its neighbors (including countries in Northeast Asia, North Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Southeast Asia);
2. Case studies using new document collections;
3. Research methodologies.

Abstract submission: For those who are interested in this conference, please send your academic bio (limit 300 words), your research topic and abstract (300-500 words, indicating your sources), and key words (3-5 words) to Dr. Chen Bo (bogon78@163.com) before the end of June 2014. You will be notified of the status of acceptance by late July 2014.

For accepted proposals, please be prepared to send your conference papers or reports to Dr. Chen Bo before the end of October 2014. A formal invitation will be sent out toward the end of September 2014.

ECNU will cover the room and board for conference participants.