Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Conference, July 9-11 2012, Sydney, Australia.

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

The conference committee invites submissions of proposals for papers in all areas of Asian and Comparative Philosophy especially on the topic of relationships, although 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 view the Call for Papers page for more information.

Graduate Students

(a) There is an accommodation subsidy for full time, currently-enrolled graduate students to attend this conference; more details are available on the Assistance for Graduate Students page.

(b) There is an essay competition with a travel prize of up to AUD $1000 for full time, currently-enrolled graduate students who win the essay competition (1st prize AUD$1000; 2nd prize AUD$500. The prize awarded will not exceed the cost of travel incurred by the participant traveling the most direct route to Sydney). Essays are due by April 30th 2012. They are to be sent to A/Prof Karyn Lai ( for consideration by the due date. Late entries will not be considered. The essay committee reserves the right not to award any travel prize if essays are not of an acceptable standard. Essay prizewinners will be contacted prior to the conference. More details are available on the Assistance for Graduate Students page.


Registration information is now available. Registration forms are also available. Please register before June 1st 2012 to secure the early bird registration fee. Please note that the conference will run over three full days from the 9th to 11th of July.

Accommodation Information is now available at New College, UNSW. Accommodation bookings are handled by the dormitory office. Please book early as the conference organisers bear no responsibility if this accommodation runs out. The Keynote Speaker, Professor Roger Ames, will also be staying at New College over the period of the conference. The accommodation form is available here.

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

For all enquiries, please email A/Prof Karyn Lai:

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