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  CGSG Annual Student Paper Awards 

The China Geography Specialty Group sponsors an annual award to recognize excellent student research and paper presentation in a CGSG-sponsored session at the annual AAG conference.

Eligibility: Student members of the CGSG at all academic levels (undergraduates or graduate students) are qualified.

The student must be the sole author and presenter of the paper.

Multiple submission to more than one specialty groups for Student Paper Award is NOT allowed. Papers being considered by other AAG Specialty Group for student Paper Award are NOT qualified for the CGSG Student Paper Award.

Participants must have submitted the abstract and appropriate program participation fee to the AAG for participation at the AAG Annual Meeting.

Awards: A committee of faculty from the China Specialty Group will evaluate the papers. Evaluation criteria for the award include the originality of the research, the soundness and creativity of the research design and methodology; the validity of conclusions; and quality of the presentation.

A $300 prize will be awarded for the best paper, in addition to an award certificate and
prepaid lunch at the AAG Awards Banquet. Two Travel Awards of $150 each will go to the First and Second Runner-up.

The award will be announced at the Business Meeting of the CGSG in New Orleans in April
2018, and published in the CGSG and AAG newsletters.

Guidelines for Submission: To be considered for the competition, authors should e-mail a copy of the paper's title and abstract to the CGSG Chair by January 1, 2018.

Please include author's name, academic level (undergraduate, master's, or doctoral), academic institution, department or program, current address, phone number, and email.

An electronic version of the paper, in Word format, must reach the Chair no later than February 28, 2018.

Please send your submission and questions to the CGSG Chair Xiaobo Su (Xiaobo@uoregon.edu) by January 1, 2018.


  CGSG Outstanding Service Award

This award is presented to the individuals who provided significant services to the China Geography Specialty Group or made important contributions to the advancement of China geography studies.

Past Recipients:

2007 Clifton Pannel (University of Georgia) / Jack Williams (Michigan State University)

2008 Cindy Fan (UCLA)

2009 Kam Wing Chan (University of Washington)

2010 Gregory Veeck (Western Michigan University)

2011 Yehua Dennis Wei (University of Utah)

2012 George C.S. Lin (University of Hong Kong)

2013 Yu Zhou (Vassar College)

2016 Stanley Toops (Miami University)

2017 Wei Xu (University of Lethbridge)


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