CFP: ACPA at 2018 Eastern APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2018 Eastern APA

Submission deadline:  June 9, 2017

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2018 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

January 3 – 6, 2018 at the Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA.

Description:  We now welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on a single ACPA group session at the 2018 APA Eastern Division Meeting.  (Please note:  We are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Eastern APA 2018, not proposals for a complete panel.)

We are open to submissions that engage with Chinese philosophy in a wide variety of ways and we are not specifying a theme for the group session prior to receiving proposals.  However, for the 2018 Eastern APA, the ACPA board particularly welcomes proposals for individual papers that engage in some way with the work of our late colleague Professor Jiyuan Yu (1964 – 2016), who passed away on November 3, 2016.

The APA now limits groups such as ACPA to a maximum of two total sessions at APA meetings.  Because the ACPA sponsors a “Dao Best Essay Award” session at the Eastern APA every year, with the participants invited by Professor Yong HUANG and the editorial board of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, we will only be able to sponsor a single additional ACPA group session for Eastern APA.  Thus, we are inviting only proposals for individual paper presentations, not proposals for a complete panel session.

In addition to the quality of submission, the selection of papers for presentation will be based on how well they can be worked into a good session.

Info on the Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America (ACPA) is available here: 

Guidelines for paper/abstract submission:

1. We especially encourage submissions FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS (not full panels) that bring Chinese philosophy into conversation with contemporary discussions in other areas of philosophy (and, for the 2018 Eastern APA meeting, we particularly welcome papers that engage with the work of our late colleague Professor Jiyuan Yu, although all paper proposals will be carefully considered).

2. Feel free to submit a 300-500 word abstract, with or without a completed paper attached.  If only an abstract is submitted, a complete version of the paper is required at least 30 days before the meeting to provide the commentator with enough time for composing a response.  Completed papers should not exceed 4000 words.  The presentation time for each paper will be between 20 and 30 minutes.

3. Please let us know if you are simultaneously submitting a separate proposal to other Asian philosophy groups for the same APA meeting.

4. Membership of the ACPA is not required for consideration or acceptance, but we ask that you be a current ACPA member by the time we submit the session information to the APA.

Paper or abstract submissions (with your full name/affiliation/contact information) and any questions should be sent electronically to ALL three members of the selection committee:

Dr. Steve Geisz (ACPA President)

University of Tampa

Dr. Bongrae Seok (ACPA Vice President)

Alvernia University

Dr. Suk Choi (ACPA Secretary-Tresurer)

Towson University

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