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Confucian Traditions Unit

Call for Proposals

We welcome full panel proposals and individual paper submissions on the following themes for 2022. 

  • Confucian political theory 

  • Ritual theory and ritual performance in Confucianism 

  • What does it mean to be "Confucian"? What sort of religion is Confucianism, and what constitutes adherence to the tradition? 

  • Different methodological approaches to Confucianism; how religious studies relates to other common approaches to Confucianism 

  • Reception of Confucianism in the West; more generally, how did Confucians respond to modernity? 

  • Discussion of a recent book or books on any aspect of Confucian Studies 

Other topics are also welcome, as are co-sponsored sessions with other Units. 

Statement of Purpose


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

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