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Chinese Religions Unit

Call for Proposals for November Meeting

All proposals for both panels and papers are very welcome and will be given careful consideration. We encourage panel organizers to take various forms of diversity into account, including race, gender, rank, kind of institution, region, etc., especially for presenters and respondents. For gender diversity, you can look for participants in the database Women in the Study of Asian Religions ( For our 2024 Annual Meeting of the AAR, the presidential theme is violence and non-violence, and proposals related to this topic are very welcome. 

Please feel free to direct any general questions about panel and paper submissions to the co-chairs.

If you wish to contribute to the following topics, please get in touch with the contact person listed:

Statement of Purpose

This Unit is dedicated to the academic, comparative study of Chinese religions in all forms, both historical and contemporary. The Unit makes every effort to recognize Chinese voices in religious practice as well as scholarship, and applies rigorous standards of linguistic, cultural, historical, and social-scientific understanding to the study of religion in China.


Steering Committee Members


Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members