May be of Interest: Conference on Globalization in Chengdu, China (Panda country)
Attached is a call-for-paper that may be of some interest to you. The deadline is a bit tight, but that is relatively normal for a conference in China. The locaton (Chengdu) and the host institution (SouthWestern University of Finance and Economics, or SWUFE) are both top-notch. I speak from first hand experience as I just spent 11 days there.
October is the perfect time, as the weather will be at its optimal. Chengdu is full of historical sites and spectacular scenery. There are many nearby attractions also (in addition to what is cited in the call-for-papers). E’Mei mountain is a Budhism sacred site with breathtaking scenery (at least 2 days), Jiuzhaigou Valley is a national park of spectacular beauty (at least 3 days, preferably 4 days), the Bamboo Sea has endless bamboo forrests that span hundreds of kilometers, just to name a few.
If you are interested, please read carefully the call-for-papers and submit your proposals in a timely fashion. The organizers are working with several top journals to publish papers from this conference, which is a big plus.
Jack W. Hou
Professor of Economics