Call for Papers

Inaugural Pre-Conference, May 18, 2016 Call for PapersThe inaugural pre-conference of the Forum of Critical Chinese Qualitative Research (FCCQR) will be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on May 18th, 2016.

Topics for consideration may include, but are not limited to, issues pertinent to:

the indigenization of critical Chinese qualitative research;
the establishment and advancement of curricula on critical Chinese qualitative research;
critical Chinese qualitative research in the global context.

Graduate students, post-doctorates, academics at all stages of their careers, and activists are welcome to submit abstracts for consideration. To encourage participation, submissions not accepted for FCCQR will be considered for the 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. Please use the following link and follow the instructions of the ICQI for abstract submission.

Submissions should include both an English (150-word) and Chinese (300-word) abstract. The actual paper can be either in English or Chinese.

Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the pre-conference will be notified a few weeks after the submission deadline. Completed papers submitted/circulated by April 30, 2016 are eligible for consideration for the best paper award on the grounds of methodological, epistemological, and theoretical contributions to critical Chinese qualitative research. The award will be announced at the pre-conference.

Presentation and discussion at the pre-conference can be in English or Chinese. They will take the forms of presentation by the author, critiquing among participants, and brainstorming for result dissemination.

Participants of the Pre-conference can enroll in workshops on qualitative methods (May 19). You also have free access to the 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (May 20th-21st).


Dr. Ping-Chun HSIUNG

(Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada)

Outreach/Recruitment officers

Dr. Xia JI (Education, University of Regina)

Yang WANG (Social Work, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, USA)

Dr. Yixi LU (College of Nursing/Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)


Dr. Xiangming CHEN (Education, Peking University, China)

Dr. Yuk-Lin Renita WONG (Social Work, York University, Canada)

Contact e-mail for the Forum of Critical Chinese Qualitative Research