ACPA CfP — 2014 Eastern APA

The Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America (ACPA)
Call for Papers and Abstracts
Submission deadline: April 30, 2014
ACPA Group Meeting at the 2014 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA)

Description: ACPA group sessions at previous 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 typically arranged one commentator for each paper presented. We now welcome scholars to submit completed drafts or individual paper abstracts for the 2014 APA Eastern Division Meeting. For the 2014 Eastern APA meeting, we will give priority to proposals of individual paper to those of a full panel. ACPA will sponsor one group session at the Eastern APA meeting dedicated to the paper that wins the Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy Best Essay Award. This CFP is for the second group session ACPA will sponsor at the 2014 Eastern APA meeting. 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:

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. Feel free to submit a 300-500 word abstract for consideration. However, a complete version of the paper is required no later than 30 days before the meeting to provide the commentators with enough time for composing their response.

3. 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.

4. 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; in general, papers of 4000 words may be too long to be read in their entirety.

5. 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.)

6. 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.

7. Please be kind to follow the subject line and file name below for easy processing when you email your proposal (abstract or paper).
(a)Subject line of your email is: ACPA 2014 APA Eastern Proposal
(b) Your file name is: Your last name_2014_APA_Eastern_Abstract or Your last name_2014_APA_Eastern_Paper
e.g. “Socrates_2014_APA_Eastern_ Abstract” or “Socrates_2014_APA_Eastern_ Paper”

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

  • Dr. Huaiyu Wang (ACPA President) –
  • Dr. Steven Geisz (ACPA vice president) –
  • Dr. Bongrae Seok (ACPA secretary) –

On behalf of Huaiyu Wang (ACPA President 2014 & 2015), Steven Geisz (ACPA Vice President 2014 & 2015) and myself, I thank you for your support of ACPA.
Secretary/Treasurer, ACPA
Bongrae Seok
Alvernia University

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