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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:

  • Readings of the Zhuangzi — Tobias Zuern, University of Wisconson, Madison, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Daoist reconnections between China and Taiwan — Elena Valussi, Loyola University, Chicago, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and Paul Jackson, Arizona State University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Daoist gurus in the West — Shin-yi Chao, Rutgers University, Camden, ude.sregtur.nedmac@oahcys

  • Software and technology useful for Daoist studies — Clarke Hudson, University of Virginia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Dialects and oral culture in Daoist life — Paul Jackson, Arizona State University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please note that proposals for sessions other than those listed are entirely welcome.

Mission

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.

Questions?

David Mozina
University of North Carolina, Charlotte<
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Elena Valussi
Loyola University, Chicago
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Method of Submission

 

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