CFP: ACPA group sessions at 2014 Pacific APA in San Diego (April 16-20, 2014)

Call for Papers and Abstracts: The Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America [ACPA] group sessions at 2014 Pacific APA meeting in San Diego.

Submission deadline:  September 25, 2013


ACPA Group Meeting at the 2014 Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association


April 16-20, 2014, at the The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego


Description:  ACPA group sessions at the APA meetings have been successful in providing scholars an opportunity to try out new ideas and receive inputs for further development of the paper.  The attendance has been good, and we have always arranged one commentator for each paper presented.  We now welcome scholars to submit completed drafts, paper abstracts, or panel proposals for the 2014 APA Pacific Meeting. We shall continue to host two sessions with three to four papers, with commentators for each paper.  We will try to organize the session in keeping with a cohesive theme.  Therefore, the selection of papers for presentation will be partially based on how well they can be worked into a good session.


Guidelines for paper/abstract submission are as follows:


1. Papers on any topic of Chinese philosophy are welcome, but we especially encourage submissions that bring Chinese philosophy into conversation with contemporary discussions in other areas of philosophy.


2. Please do not submit a proposal to present the same paper to more than one group session at the same APA meeting.


3. Please let us know explicitly if you are not simultaneously submitting a separate paper proposal to other Asian philosophy groups for the same APA meeting.  In order to maximize the opportunity for multiple scholars to present their original work on Asian philosophy at APA meetings, we will give priority to proposals by scholars who are not simultaneously submitting competing paper proposals to other groups for the same APA meeting. (Commenting or chairing sessions elsewhere on the program is not a concern.)


4.  Membership of the ACPA is not required for consideration or acceptance, but all participants must be current ACPA members (with their membership dues paid) at the time of presentation, and priority of consideration will be given to members at the time of selection.


5. Feel free to submit a 300-500 word abstract for consideration.  However, a complete version of the paper should be submitted no later than 30 days before the meeting, so that the commentator will have sufficient time to write a thoughtful response.


6. If you submit a full paper for consideration, the paper should not exceed 4000 words.  Papers must be typed and in reproducible condition.  Please include a word count.


7. The presentation time for each paper will be between 20 and 30 minutes.  Please be prepared to present a meaningful version of your paper in the amount of time you will have; papers as long as 4000 words will not be able to be read aloud in their entirety.


Paper or abstract submissions and any questions should be sent electronically to ALL three members of the selection committee:


Dr. Tongdong Bai (ACPA President)

Fudan University

baitongdong [at] gmail [dot] com


Dr. Huaiyu Wang (ACPA Vice-President)

Georgia College & State University

wdhyana [at] gmail [dot] com


Dr. Steven Geisz (ACPA Secretary-Treasurer)

University of Tampa

sgeisz [at] ut [dot] edu


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