Thor Harris and I are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought (BACCT), which will meet annually at various Bay Area institutions of higher education beginning in 2017. BACCT is modeled on the highly successful regional cross-disciplinary conference series on Chinese thought in the Northeast and Midwest. Like those, the aim is is provide a forum for scholars to present their work, develop networks with other scholars in the area, and examine issues in Chinese thought from different disciplinary perspectives. Although the conferences will be held in the Bay Area (broadly construed), all scholars of Chinese thought are welcome to attend.
Individual presentations will likely be twenty minutes in length, grouped into panels that will aim to bring out inter-disciplinary connections. Like the other regional conferences on Chinese thought, most participants will be established scholars and faculty, but graduate students are also warmly invited to contribute and there will be one panel for undergraduate presentations if we receive a sufficient number of qualified submissions.
The first conference will be held at the University of California Davis on October 14-15, 2017. Those interested in participating should submit an abstract of no more than one single-spaced page, along with a CV, in Word or PDF format. Please email these to Justin Tiwald <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Thor Harris <email@example.com> with the subject line “BACCT Submission.” The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2017.