This Unit is committed to the study of the diversity of religious traditions associated with Confucius and his followers, including areas where Confucian thought and practice intersect with those of other traditions. The Unit embraces historical, philosophical, and dialogical approaches, and is not located in any single country or discipline.
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Confucian Traditions Unit
Call for Proposals
We welcome full panel proposals and individual paper submissions on the following themes for 2020.
● Discussion of a recent book or books on any aspect of Confucian Studies
● Different ways to teach Confucianism in various contexts (such as temporal vs. thematic structure; or classics only vs. later historical periods)
● Translation workshop on a primary text
● Debates over the contemporary revival of Confucianism; is this good or bad? In what ways?
● Scholarship and public engagement related to Confucianism; how to handle public-facing scholarship as a teacher of Confucianism
Other topics are also welcome, as are co-sponsored sessions with other Units.
Statement of Purpose
Steering Committee Members
Liang Cai, University of Notre Dame1/1/2016 - 12/31/2021
Mark Halperin, University of California, Davis1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020
Catherine Hudak Klancer, Boston University1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020
On-cho Ng, Pennsylvania State University1/1/2017 - 12/31/2022
Anna Sun, Duke University1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020
Thomas A. Wilson, Hamilton College1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024