Call for Proposals
This Group invites panel and/or paper proposals on the topics below. Please contact listed organizers if you wish to take part in any proposed session. Where no organizer is identified, contact the Program Unit Chairs with questions. Potential panel organizers are encouraged to contact the Program Unit Chairs prior to organizing a complete panel. Suggested topics are:
We also invite panel and paper proposals on other topics.
This Group has been formed as an independent gathering place for the field of Daoist studies and for investigating the religious tradition which is Daoism and related topics. As we understand it, Daoism is a Chinese religious tradition that has been continually modified and transformed for some two thousand years and is currently in the process of globalization. As here conceived, the field of Daoist studies, historically associated with Sinology, textual study, and Chinese area studies, is now expanding to include other theoretical and methodological approaches — anthropology, archaeology, comparative religious studies, cultural studies, intellectual history, material culture studies, philosophy, sociology, women’s studies, and so forth. The Group aims to provide a forum for presenting, exploring, and discussing these various approaches to the study of “Daoism.” In addition to historical and textual approaches, the Group recognizes the importance of considering Daoism as a global religion, the history of the study of Daoism, as well as dominant and alternative interpretative models. Visit our website at www.daoiststudies.org/aar.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.
Method of Submission