The International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and
Western Philosophy (ISCWP) plans to sponsor one or two panels at this
year’s Eastern Division Meeting of APA (American Philosophical Association),
which will be held on December 27-30, 2012, in Atlanta, USA.
We hereby invite submissions from the members.
Our Goal: We would like to encourage submissions of individual papers
that are comparative, as well as panels which combine philosophers
working primarily in Chinese traditions with those working primarily
in Western traditions, aimed at promoting more in-depth engagement
between the two groups. We have not stipulated any specific themes for
the panels, but would welcome suggestions. One possible topic is
Theory and Practice of Interpretation in the Chinese Commentary Tradition (jinxue 經學).
One of the paper proposals submitted for the Pacific Division meeting is on
“Context and Correct Meaning in Lunyu Zhengyi 論語正義.”
Eligibility: We continue to welcome non-ISCWP members to propose
papers to be included on an ISCWP-sponsored panel, or even propose a
panel that is related to the ISCWP’s aims, so please feel free to send
this notice to philosophers who might be interested even if they are
not ISCWP members yet.
Please send all submissions by April 15th, 2012.
1. To submit a paper proposal, please provide a 250-300 word abstract.
The abstract needs to include the presenter’s name, institutional
affiliation, paper title, and email address.
2. To submit a panel proposal, please provide an overall abstract of
the panel topic of 250-300 words, including due justification. It must
include the following for each chair, speaker, and commentator on your
name as it is to appear in print
paper title (for presenters)
3. You may submit a partial panel proposal – the earlier the better –
and ask for help in filling it out. We may help build panels based on
partial panel proposals received early in the process.
4. Announcement of papers and/or panels selected for presentation will
be made by late October.
5. Address all submissions and inquires to: