Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy conference: call for papers and conference registration

ASACP Conference 2012

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

9-11 July 2012

Conference Theme: Relationships in Asian and Comparative Philosophy

 Keynote Speaker: Professor Roger Ames, University of Hawai’i

During his visit, Professor Ames will speak at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on the topic of “Landscape and Traveling in the Confucian Dynamics of Intergenerational Transmission” on Saturday 7th July (time to be confirmed) and will present a UNSW Confucius Institute Public Lecture on “Confucian Role Ethics: A Challenge to the Ideology of Individualism” on Tuesday 10th July (

The conference committee invites submissions of proposals for papers in all areas of Asian and Comparative Philosophy and associated disciplines, especially on the topic of relationships. At this conference, there will also be a focus on the following streams:

  • Ethics, Personhood and Relationships
  • Ethics, Environment and Development
  • Knowledge, Action and Fallibility
  • Methodology in Comparative Philosophy
  • Comparative East Asian and South Asian Philosophies

Proposals for Papers (that is, abstracts of around 100 words) should be submitted via email to A/Prof Karyn Lai ( Closing date for proposals: 31st May 2012 (please email if you require an extension).

The conference call for papers information is available at the conference website: ( Other details, including accommodation, registration and Australian Visa requirements are also available at the conference website.

Those who research in philosophy might be interested to know that this conference follows after the annual Australasian Association of Philosophy conference that will run from 1st to 6th July at the University of Wollongong, Australia (

Conference Committee:

A/Prof Karyn Lai (Chair), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
A/Prof Purushottama Bilimoria, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Peter Wong, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Mr Benedict Porter, Confucius Institute Project Coordinator, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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