Call for papers: 2nd Biennial EACP Conference

We are glad to announce the 2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy under the title Global Chinese Philosophy which will take place at the University of Basel, Switzerland, from September 7 - 9, 2017.

Scholars with interest in Chinese philosophy and philosophy in China are invited to submit proposals for individual papers or panels to Ralph Weber ( [at]

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words. Panel proposals should include the title and a brief description of the panel, as well as the names, affiliations, and email addresses of the participants. Please also provide the titles of each participant’s presentation. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2017. Notice of acceptance of proposals will be sent to your e-mail address by the end of April, with instructions for how to register and submit the conference registration fee (EACP members: 60 EUR for scholars and 20 EUR for students, non-members: 80 EUR for scholars and 30 EUR for students).

To encourage participation and inclusion of young researchers, there will be a Young Scholars Award. MA holders and PhD candidates who submit a paper proposal should therefore indicate whether they wish to compete for the award. Winners of the award will be receiving a full travel grant and prize money.

Global Chinese Philosophy

Today, Chinese Philosophy stands as a topic that attracts scholars from around the world and that is making impressive headway on finding its place in the established discipline of philosophy. But what is the appropriate place for Chinese philosophy? Would not the fact that Chinese Philosophy has become global lead to the conclusion that Chinese philosophy can by now be simply considered to be philosophy? Such a conclusion would be welcomed by some and give the shivers to others (very much depending on what is understood by the term ‘philosophy’). In any way, the global reality of Chinese Philosophy poses a challenge to the use and meaning of places put into relation to it, such as China – for which often a special relationship is claimed – or Europe – which highlights a longstanding and complicated historical relationship, but which also figures in the name of our association and hence hopefully has some use and some meaning. The conference theme, “Global Chinese Philosophy” is broadly designed to attract scholars from within Europe, but also from around the world.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Thomas Fröhlich (University of Nuremberg-Erlangen and University of Hamburg)
  • Loy Hui-chieh (National University of Singapore)

For any questions or clarifications, please contact the chair of the organizing committee:
Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber (email to: [at]