2nd International Conference on China’s Environmental Governance

Following the success of the first meeting in summer 2012 in Beijing, we are pleased to announce the second International Conference on China’s Environmental Governance, co-sponsored by Christopher Newport University and Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (Beihang University).


China’s environment has become increasingly a concern for the world for it affects not only the livelihood of 1/5th of world’s population residing in China, but also the relationship between China and the rest of the world. The progress, challenges, and prospects of China’s environmental governance thus have significant global implications, yet our understanding of them is underdeveloped.

This conference aims to draw international experts in this field to stimulate the discussion and improve our understanding of the issues for more cogent research and policy decisions in the future. As usual, we invite scholars and practitioners across disciplines to submit papers and panels following a broad range of themes related to Chinese environmental governance. For this conference, however, we particularly encourage proposals that offer a global perspective and facilitate our understanding of international relations the Chinese environment may affect.

Renowned scholars, Chinese officials, and representatives of environmental organizations will be invited as keynote speakers in order to facilitate the dialogue between scholars, policymakers, and private sectors. Well-researched conference papers will have the opportunity to be included in a journal special issue and/or a monograph.

Proposal Submission and Contact

Paper abstracts or panel proposals, approximately 200-400 words with a brief bio, affiliations, and contacts of the author, should be sent to Dr. Huisheng Shou at Christopher Newport University (Huisheng_shou@hotmail.com) by May 1, 2013. Acceptance letters will be sent shortly after.

Participants that do not submit a paper should also contact the conference organizations before the May 1 deadline in order to get invited.

Registration details:


Participants must register online and pay the registration fee by the deadline announced soon.

Pre-Registration Rate: $85 for graduate student; $145 for non-student participant

The pre-registration website will be available later.


The conference organization committee will be responsible for the food during the conference, which includes reception dinner of Friday (Aug.2) night, breakfast, lunch, and wrap-up dinner for Saturday (Aug.3).


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation during the conference. Two options are available.

One is off-campus hotel and participants choosing this option are responsible for transportation between the hotel and campus where conference is held.

Second is dorm room on campus of Christopher Newport University. The price is about $33.08 (with tax) per person/night for a single; $29 (with tax) per person/night for double. The price is subject to change. More accurate information as well as the website for booking will be available later.

Location of the Conference

Christopher Newport University (see the map here) is in the heart of Hampton Roads, one of the most popular tourist destinations of the nation. Less than an hour’s drive away is Virginia Beach, a classic American beach resort and the world’s longest pleasure beach. Minutes from campus are the attractions of the Historic Triangle: Colonial Williamsburg, the restored 18th-century capital of colonial Virginia and the largest living history museum in the United States; Yorktown, site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War; and Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The Hampton Roads region is also home to Naval Station Norfolk (the world’s largest naval base), as well as many Army, Air Force and Coast Guard installations.

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

huisheng shou
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