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ARWA 2020 Conference
Author: Dr.LI Su      Update time: 2020/08/10
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The 4th annual conference of Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA) will be held through ZOOM, in September 24-25, 2020. The conference was sponsored by Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Association for Reading and Writing in Asia was registered as a society on 18 July, 2016. The objects of ARWA is to advance education by promoting the scientific study of reading and writing, as well as to understand related areas such as language and literacy.

All the academics, researchers and students interested in this promising field are welcome to submit proposal for the 2020 ARWA conference. We seek studies dedicated to literacy development, literacy impairment, expert linguistic processing and so on in Asia, from any related fields such as psychology, education, linguistics and neuroscience.


It is our great honor to invite three distinguished professors as our keynote speakers. We are all looking forward to hear their valuable contributions on language and reading and scientific viewpoints.

Hua Shu Beijing Normal University

Emergence and trajectory of literacy acquisition in Chinese: Connecting behavioral evidence with the brain

Malatesha Joshi Texas A & M University

The Componential Model of Reading, and teacher knowledge: Asian perspectives

Ping Li Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Reading for understanding: Neurocognitive studies of science text comprehension


Registration is now open. Please register after you receive acceptation notification. We strongly recommend the online registration. Please register through: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAMAAB9g2CpUN0pWQVQxWkEyQlM2NE9FVVU2RDZFWFJaSi4u by August 31, 2020. Please be sure that all attendees register including your co-author(s).

ARWA members are exempted from the registration fee. Please renew your membership if you have not done so by visiting the following link:

http://ww5.psy.cuhk.edu.hk/arwa/index.php/membership-join-2/membership-renew/. If you encounter a technical problem with the payment system, please contact Dr. Jason Lo: arwaenquiry@gmail.com


Our 2019 Goa ARWA conference marked the first year in which we had the opportunity to submit our work for consideration for a special section in Reading and Writing. We will do the same in 2020. All papers under consideration MUST have been registered at the ARWA 2020 conference, and will go through the normal double-blind reviews of the journal. Depending upon quality, this special section is expected to consist of roughly 5-10 papers; if more papers are accepted, they will go into a regular issue. The deadline for submitting the complete paper will be August 1, 2020. We look forward to the next special issue showcasing our work at ARWA 2020. Thanks to Malt Joshi for this opportunity. The papers for the special issue must follow the guideline for authors: https://www.springer.com/journal/11145/submission-guidelines and submit the papers under SI: ARWA 2020.


The conference schedule is arranged according to Beijing time (UTC/GMT+08:00).

Morning session: 9:00 to 12:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 to 17:00

Evening session: 18:00 to 20:00

We will consider participants from different time zones when we arrange specific sessions.


July 15, 2020 Abstract submission

August 1, 2020 SI: ARWA 2020 paper submission

August 31, 2020 Registration

We are looking forward to meeting you in September!


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