Category Archives: Call for Papers (CFP)

CFP: A Crisis, or a New Direction?: Reconsidering the Translation of Chinese Philosophy

CFP: A Crisis, or a New Direction?: Reconsidering the Translation of Chinese Philosophy, 16-17 October 2020

We invite paper proposals for a symposium to be held in October 2020 at the International Academy for Chinese Studies (IACS國際漢學家基地) at Peking University. The focus will be on past and contemporary attempts to tackle Chinese philosophy through translation in the Western world, from the Jesuit missionaries to present-day translators working in the academia and beyond. We seek contributions that focus on the cultural impact of translated Chinese philosophical masterworks in the West at different historical periods. This is the fourth symposium in a five-symposium series, which is part of a grander project led by IACS Director Prof. Yuan Xingpei 袁行霈 that covers multiple themes of cultural dialogs between China and the rest of the world.

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CFP: Reenvisioning Chinese Religious Ethics

From Prof. Mark Berkson:

Dear Colleagues,
I have been asked to guest edit a special issue of the open access journal Religions.  The publisher said that if there is a set of five or more strong articles that work well together, then the articles can be published in a book edition (digital and paperback).  I was interested in doing this because the general topic they gave me is “Reenvisioning Chinese Religious Ethics.”  This will enable me to engage more fully with people doing work in the field today.  I want to make this an opportunity to bring together articles that address new directions in the field that have resulted from Chinese traditions entering into conversation with other traditions, and from the traditions being been applied in new contexts.

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CFP: East – West: Comparative Philosophy and World Situation

From the organizers:

We would like to inform you that the Croatian Philosophical Society is organising the international interdisciplinary symposium “East – West: Comparative Philosophy and World Situation”, within the framework of the renowned international conference “Days of Frane Petric”, to be held in Cres (Croatia) between 20 and 23 September 2020. We invite the scholars from different areas to apply for the participation in the Symposium.

Herewith we are sending to you the official letter of invitation to the symposium “East – West: Comparative Philosophy and World Situation”, as well as the application form, which should be submitted until 31 March 2020 to the address: eastwest.croatia.2020@gmail.com.

We are hoping that you will be able to attend our symposium. The booklet of last year’s “Days of Frane Petric” (2019) you can download here.

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CFP: The 4th Biennial Conference World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures

The Organizing Committee of the 4th biennial conference of the World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures gladly announces a call for papers.

Conference theme: “Gender, Family, and Global Confucianism”

Conference and Organizing and Program Committee:

Heisook Kim (Ewha Woman’s University), Roger T. Ames (PKU), Jeong Keun Shin (Sungkyunkwan University) (co-chairs)

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CFP: EAA on Asian Philosophies and Religions

Education About Asia (EAA) is the peer-reviewed teaching journal of the Association for Asian Studies. Our print and online readers include undergraduate instructors as well as high school and middle school teachers. Our articles are intended to provide educators and academics in the humanities and social sciences who are often not specialists with basic understanding of Asia-related content. Professors and high school teachers also utilize many EAA articles and essays as student readings. Qualified referees evaluate all manuscripts submitted for consideration.

We are developing a special section for spring 2020 titled “Asian Philosophies and Religions.” This special section will include a wide variety of articles and essays on both philosophical and religious traditions commonly associated with Asia, as well as Western philosophies and religions such as liberal democracy, Marxism, or Christianity that substantially affect parts of Asia. A significant number of special section articles and essays will hopefully focus upon contemporary practices and beliefs, as well as the impact of Asian governments on the human and civil rights of religious practitioners. At least two articles on religious festivals and holidays specifically designed for middle school teachers will appear in this special section.

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CFP: Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-Modern Chinese Humanities

Time: April 17-18, 2020

Venue: Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Proposals/bios due: November 25, 2019 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)

Notification of acceptance by: January 16, 2020

Full papers due: March 10, 2020

Please download the event flyer here.

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CFP: AAPT Conference

The American Association of Philosophy Teachers is a community of faculty, teachers, and grad students who are passionate about teaching and learning in philosophy, and every two years we have a conference with sessions focused entirely on that. Sessions are interactive and hands on, and a great way to connect with colleagues who enjoy talking and sharing ideas about teaching. 

We are inviting proposals for our 2020 workshop/conference, to be held at Otterbein University (Ohio, USA) July 22-25, 2020. Please see the CfP. Proposals due January 17, 2020.

We are interested in proposals in all areas of teaching and learning in philosophy, though are particularly interested in (among other things):

  • Teaching in non-traditional settings
  • Professional issues connected to teaching
  • Diversity and Inclusion in our classrooms and discipline
  • High-impact diversity practices” in teaching philosophy courses

Questions can be sent to Christina Hendricks (christina.hendricks@ubc.ca) or to the Program Chair, Jane Drexler (jane.drexler@slcc.edu).

CFP: SACP Panels, APA Central Division, February 26-29, 2020,

Time: February 26-29, 2020, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy invites submissions to be considered for inclusion in panels at the upcoming APA Central Division Meeting. Submissions focusing on any area of Asian and/or Comparative philosophy will be considered. Both individual papers and completed panel proposals are encouraged.

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Deadline Extended – CFP: Teaching Asian Philosophical Classics, 2020 Pacific APA

Teaching Asian Philosophical Classics

The APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies seeks participants for a roundtable panel on how to teach Asian philosophical text at the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub at the 2020 APA Pacific Division meeting, April 8–29, 2020, in San Francisco, CA.

Teaching a pre-modern philosophical text presents special challenges to both the instructor and the students. Teaching classics from non-Western traditions compounds the difficulty. This panel is designed to convey the experiences of instructors who have taught Asian philosophical classics with the purpose of easing the way for others who would like to do the same but aren’t sure how to do it or even where to begin.

Regardless of your own background in Asian philosophy, if you have experience teaching Asian philosophical classics and would like to share that experience for the benefit of others, we welcome your participation in this roundtable panel. We seek a range of backgrounds and expertise, from the Asianist who has a competent command of relevant languages to the metaphysician, epistemologist, etc., who has explored Asian texts as a supplement to more canonical texts. The aim of the panel is to bring teachers into conversation about useful ways of teaching Asian philosophical classics. What has worked and what hasn’t? What difficulties have you encountered in finding, researching, or conveying the material of Asian classics? How is teaching an Asian classic distinct from teaching other texts? Which texts have you found useful? How have you helped students access a distinct set of concepts and intellectual contexts?

We envision a 3-hour panel with five approximately 20-minute presentations and a full hour for discussion among panelists and audience members.

Submissions: Proposals prepared for anonymous review of 250 words should be sent to Brian Bruya, Chair of the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies, at bbruya@emich.edu with the subject line “TH Submission: Asian Classics.” In the body of the email, please include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), position (if any), and contact information. Attach to the email proposals that address to the following items: 1) the text or texts that you have taught, 2) the subject matter and level of the course in which each text was taught, 3) your own background in Asian philosophy and language with regard to both formal training and informal study, 4) an abstract of your proposed presentation.

Deadline for Proposals: September 3, 2019. Extended to September 10!

Selection of Presenters: late September 2019

Questions about this session should be directed to Brian Bruya at the address above. A stable version of the call will live on the CTP page of the APA website:http://www.apaonline.org/group/teaching, where you can find additional information about other Teaching Hub calls, the CTP’s Facebook page, and our committee’s activities.

By submitting a proposal, you commit to participating in the panel at the APA Pacific Division Meeting (April 8–29, 2020) should your proposal be selected.

The AAPT-APA Teaching Hub is a series of interactive workshops and conversations designed specifically for philosophers and created to celebrate teaching within the context of the APA divisional meetings. Jointly organized by the APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), the Teaching Hub aims to offer a range of high-quality and inclusive development opportunities that address the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school.

For general information about the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub, please check out the AAPT website and Facebook page and the CTP website and Facebook page. For more specific information about the Teaching Hub at the 2020 Pacific APA meeting in San Francisco, California, please contact Renée Smith at rsmith@coastal.edu.