Doctoral Forum: Experiencing China – Dialogue on the Maritime Silk Road
I. Introduction
  The “Experiencing China” series, initiated by the China Scholarship Council (CSC, www.csc.edu.cn), is designed to give its scholarship students the opportunity to explore academic and industrial possibilities, and give insight into the Chinese culture. As a part of the 2019 “Experiencing China” activities, a Doctoral Forum entitled “Dialogue on the Maritime Silk Road” will be hosted by East China Normal University (ECNU) (www.ecnu.edu.cn) and its subordinates, including the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) (www.sklec.ecnu.edu.cn), the Institute of Belt and Road & Global Development (BRGD) (www.brgd.ecnu.edu.cn), the Institute of World History Studies, the Global Education Center (GEC) (lxs.ecnu.edu.cn) and the Institute of Eco-Chongming (IEC) (chm.ecnu.edu.cn). The Forum aims to provide a “communication” platform that brings together international students to have extensive exchanges in various fields, in the vision of building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. With mutual understanding and respect, it is hoped that the spirit of the Maritime Silk Road can be carried forward through the new generation.
  The Forum will cover “Culture and Civilization”, “Estuaries and Coast” and “Economics and Trade” and will consist of three concurrent but interacting sessions. The sessions are: 1) The Maritime Silk Road and cultural exchange across regions, 2) Estuarine and coastal science and technology and sustainable ecosystems, and 3) Building a world of common prosperity through win-win cooperation. The Forum will include keynote lectures, presentations and discussions, as well as a workshop on career planning and a field trip to the Yangshan Deep Water Port or China Maritime Museum. After the Forum, students will be invited to submit a short paper for a special issue of the Journal of East China Normal University (Natural Sciences).
  论坛得到了国际海洋生物圈整合研究项目(Integrated Marine Biosphere Research, IMBeR)的支持,IMBeR区域项目办公室将共同协调组织论坛活动。
  The Forum has been endorsed by Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR, www.imber.info), and IMBeR Regional Project Office will jointly coordinate the Forum.


II. Forum Agenda
October 10th, 2019
Register at ECNU North Zhongshan Road Campus (3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai, China)and then travel by bus to the beautiful Chongming Island.
October 11, 2019
Main forum at Institute of Eco-Chongming, ECNU
October 12, 2019
Field trip: Yangshan Deep Water Port or China Maritime Museum
October 13, 2019
Participants will travel by bus to ECNU North Zhongshan Road Campus
III. Application requirements
  PhD students with Chinese Government Scholarship from countries along the Maritime Silk Road are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be selected on their research interests and the submitted abstracts.
IV. How to apply
  Please complete the Application Form and submit it together with abstracts to the organizing committee (CSC_MaritimeSilkRoad@ecnu.edu.cn) before 10 September 2019.
V. Accommodation and financial support application
  The expenses of accommodation, shuttle bus and field trip during the Forum will be covered by CSC and ECNU. Also, limited funding is available for some students to cover their travel expenses (2nd class train tickets or equivalent economy flights, and no more than 1,500 RMB/person). If you wish to apply for support, please indicate in the Application Form. And please note the grantees need to help with the Forum logistics.
VI. Contact information
To submit the Application Form, please contact Ms. Zuo
Tel: (021) 5483 6463
Contact the Forum secretariat: Ms. Zheng
Tel: (021) 5483 6440
Download link:报名表 | Application Form & 论坛摘要写作要求 | Abstract guidelines for the forum