2016 Asian Political Methodology Conference in Beijing

Asian PolMeth III

3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Political Methodology
Tsinghua University, Beijing
January 8-9, 2016

Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University

 Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science, Princeton University

The Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University is pleased to host the 3rd annual meeting of Asian Political Methodology. This program is also supported by the Program for the Quantitative and Analytical Political Science at Princeton University and Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program.  Like the first two meetings we had in Tokyo and Taipei, we aim to have a small, intensive two-day conference focusing on quantitative methods and their applications. Although the conference seeks to promote the advancement of quantitative social science research in Asia, we hope to have all regions of the world represented at the conference. Prof. Jeff Gill from Washington University in St. Louis has agreed to participate at the conference as an invited speaker.  The information about the conference including the previous meetings is available at http://asiapolmeth.princeton.edu.

Calls for Papers and Posters

We invite proposals for papers and posters for this conference.  We seek proposals that develop or apply innovative quantitative methods to answer important questions in political science.  The meeting is open to a broad range of methodological research without any specific theme.  Those who are interested in presenting either a paper or a poster should apply online here.  The title and abstract (up to 500 words) of your presentation will be required.  The application deadline is September 15, 2015.  Applicants will be notified of the decisions before October 15, 2015, with final drafts of conference papers due by Dec 18, 2015.

Meeting Program

To view the schedule of presentations, please visit the Program page.

Registration for the Conference Attendance

All attendees, including paper and poster presenters, must register by November 15, 2015.  While we do not cover travel-related expenses, no registration fees are required.  The online registration will begin October 15, 2015.  Please select the Beijing Registration tab to reach the online registration form.   

Visa Application

All attendees without a Chinese passport will need a visa to visit China.  We recommend that you apply for a tourist visa, a month or more before your journey.  If needed, there are services available to expedite the process and shorten the wait time. (You do NOT need an invitation letter for a tourist visa.)

One may apply for a visa at the Chinese Embassy or at the nearest consulate general. Alternatively, many travel agencies will assist you with the application and some can submit it on your behalf.  For detailed information, please contact your local Embassy, Consulate, or travel agency.

Certain nationalities arriving from Hong Kong can obtain a single-entry five-day Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa on arrival.  Getting a tourist visa in Hong Kong takes from 1 to 3 days and costs HK$150 -1,100.  Please check if this option is available to you, before arriving in Hong Kong.

If you wish to apply for business visa, instead of a tourist visa, the conference organizer can issue an official invitation letter to you.  To pursue this option, please contact Xun Pang xpang@tsinghua.edu.cn for details.

General Conference Information

Registration: Wenjin Hotel Lobby, 3:00pm-9:00pm Jan. 7th
                             Social Sciences Library, 1st Floor, 8:30am-9:00am Jan.8th
Lunch on Fri.-Sat.: Jiasuo Cafeteria, Tsinghua University
Conference Reception: Wenjin Hotel, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Jan.8th
Paper and Poster Sessions: Datong Conference Room, Social Sciences Library, 1st Floor
Shuttle Bus: There will be a shuttle bus transporting conference attendees from Wenjin Hotel on mornings and back to Wenjin Hotel afternoons on the 8th and 9th. The shuttle bus will also take the conference participants to the lunch place every day during the meeting.
Driving and Parking: The East and South Gates of Tsinghua Main Campus allow vehicles without Tsinghua permit to get in and out of Tsinghua, and all other entrances are only for Tsinghua vehicles. You may choose the most convenient parking area to park your car. Hourly parking fees will be charged at the exits.

Questions about the Conference

Any questions about the meeting, travel, and locations should be addressed to Xun Pang (the program committee chair) at xpang@tsinghua.edu.cn.

Travel, Hotel, and Campus Information

For information on travel, hotels, visas, and campus information, please visit the 2016 Asian Conference Travel Information page.

The Program Committee

Xun Pang, Tsinghua University, China (committee chair)
Fang-Yi Chiou, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Kentaro Fukumoto, Gakushuin University, Japan
Benjamin Goldsmith, University of Sydney, Australia
Kosuke Imai, Princeton University, U.S.A.
Jong Hee Park, Seoul National University, Korea