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Daoist Studies Unit
Call for Proposals
The Daoist Studies Unit invites proposals for the AAR Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (November 19–22, 2022). We welcome proposals for individual papers, paper sessions, and roundtables concerning any aspects of Daoism regardless of the time period, geographical area, or methodological and theoretical approach. The proposals could be either individual papers, 90-minute paper sessions (consists of 3-4 papers, a presider, and a respondent), or roundtables.
We look forward to receiving proposals that are multi-disciplinary and border-crossing, as well as submissions that address the 2022 AAR theme, Religion and Catastrophe. As we continue to reach out to other program units and promote dialogue between different fields, we strongly encourage applications for co-sponsorship. A complete list of AAR program Units can be found at (https://papers.aarweb.org/program-units)
The Daoist Studies Unit steadfastly supports diversity and inclusivity. We require all pre-arranged sessions to incorporate a diversity of gender, race/ethnicity, seniority, sub-field, and/or methodology. We hope you can reach out to others by utilizing resources, such as the Women in the Study of Asian Religions database (http://libblogs.luc.edu/wisar/). Please feel free to contact the co-chairs for assistance.
Statement of Purpose
Steering Committee Members
Noelle Giuffrida, Ball State University1/1/2020 - 12/31/2025
Shih-shan Huang, Rice University1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024
Jingyu Liu, Harvard University1/1/2021 - 12/31/2026
Michael Naparstek, University of Tennessee1/1/2021 - 12/31/2026
Michael Stanley-Baker, Nanyang Technological University1/1/2022 - 12/31/2027
Tobias Zuern, Reed College1/1/2018 - 12/31/2023