The Second SJTU International Young Scholars Forum on Humanities

The Second SJTU International Young Scholars Forum on Humanities

1. Introduction

Hosted by the School of Humanities, the SJTU International Young Scholars Forum on Humanities is designed for outstanding young scholars all over the world. It is our hope that, through key lectures, seminars and talent exchanges, a platform will be established for worldwide young scholars with excellent academic background in literature, history, philosophy and art to promote understanding and share insights, that the development strategy, discipline construction, scientific research and faculty policies of SJTU and the School of Humanities can be fully understood, and that young scholars will be motivated to achieve their aspirations in SJTU, boosting the development of Humanities. The first SJTU International Young Scholars Forum on Humanities was successfully held on May 18-19, 2019. The event attracted more than 100 young scholars to apply for participation, among whom 35 from home and abroad were finally invited to attend. The forum achieved expected results and remarkable outcome  (highlights review of the first forum-click to view).

2. Schedule

Time: Mid to Late October 2020 (two days); 

Venue:Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; 


The day before the forum: Registration; 

The first day: 

Morning: Opening Ceremony, Introduction to University Talent Policies;

Afternoon: Keynote Speeches and Seminars; 

The second day: 

Morning: Subject-based Trial Lectures, Interview on Talent Recruitment;

Afternoon: Campus Visit, Closing Ceremony.

Form: temporarily proposed to be held offline, and the specific form is subject to further notification depending on the epidemic prevention and control situation.

3. Selection Criteria

Applicants should be under 40 in general, with a doctoral degree awarded by world-class universities or institutions, or with post-doctoral research experience, or with recognized academic accomplishments or great potentials in humanities in worldwide universities or institutions.

4. Academic Fields

Four disciplines will be involved in this Forum, namely Chinese Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, and Art. The principal academic directions are as follows:

Chinese Language and Literature: Ancient Literature, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Literature and Art (including Literary Anthropology), Comparative Literature and World Literature, Folk Literature, Chinese Philology, Chinese Classical Philology; Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, including Psycholinguistics, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistic Typology, Applied Linguistics, Chinese Teaching and Training, Archaeology and Museology, etc.

History:Chinese history, World history, History of Science and Technology, Medical History

Philosophy: Western Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Science, Marxist Philosophy

Art: Musical Performance (Western Orchestras and Vocal) 

5. How to Apply

Application: Complete the online application form on the school website ( or the school WeChat account by 15 September 2020.

Invitation: All the applications will be reviewed by the departments (centers) in the school, and candidates will be assessed by the school academic committee. Applicants who pass the assessment will receive an official invitation letter through email by late September 2020.

RSVP: Invited applicants are required to fill in a receipt within one week and confirm the participation.

6.Travel Expenses

Board and Lodging: FULL SUPPORT

Travel Expenses: SJTU will offer reimbursement for round-trip travel expenses (economy class air ticket, hard sleeper ticket, or second-class high-speed rail ticket), for which original bills are required. Please hand in the bills (invoice of the flight, boarding pass, a copy of the passport, tickets) to the coordinator during the registration. 

7. Contact 

Ms. Song

Tel: 86-21-34208519