Call for Proposals
This Group welcomes proposals concerning all aspects of Daoism from any period or geographical area. Although we will accept individual paper proposals, we encourage the crafting and submission of papers sessions (3–4 papers, presider, respondent) and roundtable sessions (4–6 panelists) that cohere thematically, methodologically, chronologically, or by some other means. We also encourage applicants to propose innovative formats, such as roundtables, that might enable group study or extensive discussion, and might take advantage of ninety-minute sessions. Questions about various formats and innovative possibilities may be directed to the co-Chairs. Please contact the listed organizers if you wish to contribute to the following themes:
Please note that proposals for sessions other than those listed are entirely welcome.
This Group has been formed as an independent gathering place for the field of Daoist studies and for investigating the religious tradition which is Daoism and related topics. As we understand it, Daoism is a Chinese religious tradition that has been continually modified and transformed for some two thousand years and is currently in the process of globalization. As here conceived, the field of Daoist studies, historically associated with Sinology, textual study, and Chinese area studies, is now expanding to include other theoretical and methodological approaches — anthropology, archaeology, comparative religious studies, cultural studies, intellectual history, material culture studies, philosophy, sociology, and women’s and gender studies.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.
Method of Submission