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)

Peter Hershock (East-West Center)

Seseoria Kim (Ewha Woman’s University)

Doil Kim (Sungkyunkwan University)

So Jeong Park (Sungkyunkwan University)

Wonsuk Chang (Academy of Korean Studies)

Dates: June 29th–July 1st, 2020 Venue: Ewha Woman’s University and Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

From its origins in a limited part of China’s Shandong Province, Confucianism spread throughout the East Asian world of Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, and today is gaining new global dimensions. In this, gender and family have become challenging topics for a globalizing Confucianism. How can we re-think the family and gender using Confucian cultural resources? We encourage the submission of a variety of papers relevant to these topics. We are especially happy to hold this meaningful conference at Ewha Woman’s University and Sungkyunkwan University, institutions representing, respectively, women’s awareness and the Confucian traditions of Korea.

Due date for individual paper abstracts and panel proposals: December 1st, 2019.

Panel proposals and abstracts should be sent electronically to Wonsuk Chang (, with a cc to Roger T. Ames ( and ( They should be between 200–300 words, and include a filename that begins with the panel organizer’s or presenter’s last name and closes with the year of the conference, e.g. CHANG2020 or AMES2020. Please use MS Word format.

Individual paper abstracts: The presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, and email address should be included as a heading above the text.

Panel proposals: The heading of the proposal should include the panel title and the name of the panel organizer and email address. This should be followed with a brief description of the panel, as well as the names, affiliations, and email addresses of the participants. Please also provide the title and a short abstract of each participant’s paper.

Local accommodation and hospitality will be provided. Participants will be responsible for their own travel. There is no conference fee.

Notice of acceptance of proposals will be sent to by mid-January 2020.

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