The Journal of East Asian Philosophy is happy to announce that they are now accepting papers for their special issue “Following the Brush: Defining Aesthetics through East Asian Philosophy”. These papers are meant to be on the broad topic of defining the field of aesthetics through an engagement with East Asian philosophy. Please read below for more information on submissions.
Papers on aesthetics that are based on any aspect of East Asian philosophy and tradition are welcome. However, for this special issue, we are particularly interested in papers reflecting East Asian philosophy and comparative philosophy in relationship to the following broad topic areas:
• Defining East Asian aesthetics in the contemporary moment
• The aesthetics of individual art practices, such as music, the written word, plastic arts, film studies, etc.
• The aesthetics of play and creativity in East Asian philosophy/philosophies
• The aesthetics of dreams and fantasy in East Asian philosophy/philosophies
• Comparative aesthetics (East Asia-West and Intra-East Asia)
• Translations of papers on aesthetics (particularly the above topics) from Chinese, Korean, or Japanese which have not previously been published in English
• Review essays of a book or books in English on East Asian aesthetics broadly defined