Category Archives: Call for Papers (CFP)

CFP: ISCP at the 2021 APA Eastern

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two-panel sessions at the APA-Eastern convention in NYC from January 4–7 in 2021.

Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese or Comparative philosophy are welcome.
Your submission should include the following information:

1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation
4. Presenter’s e-mail address
5. Approximately 200-300 words Paper Abstract
6. Submission Deadline: June 25, 2020

Please send the submissions electronically to Dr. Jea Sophia Oh, ISCP Liaison to the APA Eastern Division Meeting, at: with “ISCP APA Eastern” in the subject line.

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CFP: Chapter on Chinese ethics

Tom Angier edited a successful collection in 2012 entitled Ethics: The Key Thinkers (Bloomsbury Academic). Bloomsbury now wants a second edition, and Tom is looking for a new chapter on
Chinese ethics, with a focus on a couple of seminal thinkers from the Chinese tradition(s).

You can find the original version here.

Tom would be looking at a first draft being submitted by spring 2021. If interested, please contact him directly.

CFP: Confucianism: Comparisons and Controversies

Call for Papers: Confucianism: Comparisons and Controversies

Professors Eirik Harris (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Henrique Schneider (Nordakademie) are guest editing volume 8.2 of the Journal Culture and Dialogue (Brill).

The guest editors seek 7-10 papers of high quality on topics related to Chinese philosophy, particularly engaging with all different types of Confucianism. This can occur from a perspective rooted within Chinese philosophy as well as in a comparative approach. The guest editors seek to put together a diverse special issue covering Classical Confucianism as well as contemporary themes for an audience that includes non-specialists in Chinese philosophy.

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CFP: 16th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought

16th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought
University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
April 25-26, 2020

The Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought (MCCT) is an annual conference dedicated to exploring past and present aspects of Chinese thought. It is an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars and students coming from disciplines or fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, philology, and other disciplines or fields in the humanities and social sciences. While the conference is hosted each year by an institution in the Midwest United States, we welcome the participation of scholars and students from around the world.

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CFP: Association for Political Theory

The organizers tell me “We welcome papers in Chinese and comparative political philosophy and hope that we will receive many submissions from philosophers and theorists who work in these fields.”

2020 Association for Political Theory Call for Papers

Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020

The Association for Political Theory Annual Conference (University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 12th-14th, 2020)

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Jennie Ikuta (University of Tulsa) andK ennan Ferguson (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites paper proposals for its annual conference to be held November 12th-14th, 2020, at the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. We will consider papers on all topics in political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines, from scholars working in any field at any institution. Any scholars who are ABD or who hold a terminal degree in their fields may apply; we also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

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CFP for chapters in a cross-cultural ethics textbook

The below message solicits papers for a cross-cultural textbook in ethics; please respond to Ms Rodriguez directly.

My name is Laura Rodriguez and I’m responsible for Marketing and Library Relations at Open Book Publishers., the leading Open Access publisher in the HSS in the UK. I’m contacting you further to the launch of a call for papers for What do we care about? A Cross-Cultural Textbook for Undergraduate Students of Philosophical Ethics because we believe it might be of interest for you and/or your peers.

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CFP: A Crisis, or a New Direction?: Reconsidering the Translation of Chinese Philosophy

CFP: A Crisis, or a New Direction?: Reconsidering the Translation of Chinese Philosophy, 16-17 October 2020

We invite paper proposals for a symposium to be held in October 2020 at the International Academy for Chinese Studies (IACS國際漢學家基地) at Peking University. The focus will be on past and contemporary attempts to tackle Chinese philosophy through translation in the Western world, from the Jesuit missionaries to present-day translators working in the academia and beyond. We seek contributions that focus on the cultural impact of translated Chinese philosophical masterworks in the West at different historical periods. This is the fourth symposium in a five-symposium series, which is part of a grander project led by IACS Director Prof. Yuan Xingpei 袁行霈 that covers multiple themes of cultural dialogs between China and the rest of the world.

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CFP: Reenvisioning Chinese Religious Ethics

From Prof. Mark Berkson:

Dear Colleagues,
I have been asked to guest edit a special issue of the open access journal Religions.  The publisher said that if there is a set of five or more strong articles that work well together, then the articles can be published in a book edition (digital and paperback).  I was interested in doing this because the general topic they gave me is “Reenvisioning Chinese Religious Ethics.”  This will enable me to engage more fully with people doing work in the field today.  I want to make this an opportunity to bring together articles that address new directions in the field that have resulted from Chinese traditions entering into conversation with other traditions, and from the traditions being been applied in new contexts.

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