The Confucian Traditions Group of the AAR invites proposals concerning any aspect of Confucianism from any geographical area. Topics of particular interest this coming year are:
- Confucianism, death, and after
- Confucian interaction with Buddhism
- archaeological discoveries and Confucian texts
- contemporary representations of Confucianism, post-modern Confucianism, and/or Confucius Institutes
- roles and agency in Confucianism
- feelings and emotions
Proposals for a panel with a well-conceived theme and structure stand the strongest chance of acceptance, whereas proposals for an individual paper do not.
Panels that are in the traditional two-and-a-half-hour format are welcome, but we also encourage applicants to propose panels in a ninety-minute format. This can take the form of a mini-panel or a symposium on a particular text, author, or pedagogy. Prearranged panel and paper session proposals have a much better chance of getting accepted than individual paper proposals. Underscoring that Confucianism is not just a Chinese phenomenon, we would also like to encourage people working on Confucian topics outside of China to send in proposals.
One position on the CTG steering committee is open and two names have been nominated:
- Catherine Hudak Klancer, Boston University
- Keith Knapp, The Citadel
If you wish to nominate anyone for this position, please send your nomination directly to me at email@example.com by 10:00 am Monday.
- Huang Yong
- Thomas Wilson
Steering committee members:
- Erica Brindley
- Kenneth Holloway
- Pauline Lee
- On-cho Ng
This Group is committed to the study of the diversity of religious traditions associated with Confucius and his followers, including areas where Confucian thought and practice intersect with those of other traditions . It embraces historical, philosophical, and dialogical approaches, and is not located in any single country or discipline.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to steering committee members.