CFP: “The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy”

“The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy for Building a Just and Sustainable World “

Asian Association of Christian Philosophers Annual Conference 2013
Dates: 10 – 11 April 2013
Venue: Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines


The Asian Association of Christian Philosophers invites abstract submissions for its annual conference to be held from April 10 to 11, 2013, at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines. The theme of the conference will be: “The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy for Building a Just and Sustainable World.” The conference language will be English.

Development theorists, economists, and geo-political scientists have indicated that this century will mark the rise of Asia as the center of economic, political, and cultural activity. Once again, Asian cultures will have a great influence in the shaping of human civilization. This is an opportune time, as we come to the dawn of the Asian century, to reflect upon the trends of philosophical thought that Asian and Christian practitioners of philosophy, or practitioners of Asian or Christian philosophy, are accomplishing. If we are taking a central role in the furthering of human civilization, we must
understand what concerns us, how we use our traditions to understand the world that is unfolding, and how we can participate in the articulation of a just and sustainable future.

Some research areas that may be related to the theme include:

  • Asian Religions and Traditions
  • Asian Ethical Theories
  • The Dialogue between Asian Traditions and Christianity
  • The Dialogue of East and West
  • Emerging Philosophical Trends in Asian and Christian Asian Thinking
  • The Role of Asia in Building Just and Sustainable Economies
  • Multicultural Societies in Asia
  • Gender Issues in Asia
  • Western and Eastern Scientific Traditions
  • Environmental Thinking in Asia
  • Inter-Religious Dialogue


Each abstract should be no longer than 500 words. Please submit it as an e-mail attachment, along with a short CV and a biographical note as
separate attachments, to

Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2012
Deadline for full papers: 15 January 2013

This conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University; the Philosophical Association of the Philippines; and the Philosophy Circle of the Philippines. Details regarding lodging and fees for both international and local participants will be announced at

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