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January 2011

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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 in a modern context
  • Confucian rituals — who does them and why they do them?
  • Everyday Confucianisms
  • Fate, death, and vulnerability in Confucianism
  • Teaching Confucianism
  • Confucianization of East Asia
  • The institutionalization of Confucian practices and ideas

Panels that are in the traditional two-and-a-half-hour format are welcome, but we also encourage applicants to propose panels in the new 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. We embrace historical, philosophical, and dialogical approaches, and are not located in any single country or discipline.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Yong Huang
Kutztown University, Pennsylvania
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Thomas A. Wilson
Hamilton College
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Method of Submission


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