CFP: AAS Panel on “Healing in Chinese Philosophies, Literature, and Religions”

In-person presentations at the AAS 2024 Annual Conference, March 14-17, 2024 in Seattle, Washington

Abstract submission deadline: July 26, 2023

We invite submissions of paper abstracts for the panel titled “Healing in Chinese Philosophies, Literature, and Religions” to be held at the AAS 2024 Annual Conference. This panel aims to explore the cultural, literary, philosophical, and religious dimensions of illness, medicine, and health in imperial China.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Social history of illness, medicine, and healing in Chinese contexts.
  • Therapeutic practices such as rituals, feasts, prayers, meditation, confession, and divination for healing and longevity in imperial China.
  • New perspectives and interpretations of disease, body, and health in Chinese cultural, political, religious, and gendered frameworks.

The panelists will participate in the in-person presentations at the AAS 2024 Annual Conference to be held March 14-17, 2024 in Seattle, Washington at the Seattle Convention Center and the Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel.

Paper abstracts (300-350 words) and a short biography or CV should be sent to the panel organizer Dixuan Chen, Grinnell College, by July 26, 2023 (Eastern Standard Time). Communication will be in English. Files should be sent as PDF or Word documents (doc or docx).

Contact the panel organizer with any questions at

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