Home Annual Meeting Call for Papers Groups Confucian Traditions
January 2012

Confucian Traditions PDF-NOTE: Internet Explorer Users, right click the PDF Icon and choose [save target as] if you are experiencing problems with clicking. Print

Call for Proposals

This Group invites proposals concerning any aspect of Confucianism from any geographical area. Topics of particular interest this coming year are:

  • Confucianism and tradition — Confucianism as a conservative force or a source of change
  • Confucian ritual interaction with other traditions
  • Confucian self-cultivation
  • Confucianism and the Confucius Institutes
  • "Confucian Fever" — grass-roots Confucianism
  • Unintended consequences of Confucian discourse and institutions

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.


This Group is committed to the study of the diversity of religious traditions associated with Confucius. 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.


Yong Huang
Kutztown University, Pennsylvania
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thomas A. Wilson
Hamilton College
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Method of Submission


This website contains archived issues of Religious Studies News published online from March 2010 to May 2013, and PDF versions of print editions published from Winter 2001 to October 2009.

This site also contains archived issues of Spotlight on Teaching (May 1999 to May 2013) and Spotlight on Theological Education (March 2007 to March 2013).

For current issues of RSN, beginning with the October 2013 issue, please see here.