CALL FOR PAPERS: Confucianism and World Disharmony: The Quest for Harmony in Difference

Confucianism and World Disharmony: The Quest for Harmony in Difference

28-30th August, 2019
Bond University, Queensland, Australia

About the conference:
The international conference 'Confucianism and World Disharmony: The Quest for Harmony in Difference' will be held from Wednesday 28th August to Friday 30th August 2019 at Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia. It is hosted by the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies and the Faculty of Society and Design (Bond University), organised with support from the World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures and The Centre for East-West Relations (Beijing Foreign Studies University).

Please read further or follow the official PDF announcement in the attachment.

Panels and Themes:
Delegates can suggest or form their own panels, but the following issues are central to the overall Conference themes:

  • Harmony and Everyday Experience in Confucian Thought
  • The Language and Practice of Harmony: Comparative Perspectives
  • Confucianism in Expanding Asian and Global Contexts: North to South, East to West
  • The Confucian Approaches to Aesthetics
  • Confucius and Confucianism: Philosophy and Institution
  • Confucianism and Education
  • Avoiding Conflict and Moderating War: Transformative Relations in Confucianism
  • Confucian Diplomatic Dialogues: Past and Present
  • ‘Peace’ in Comparative Perspectives
  • Conceiving a Good Life: Confucian and non-Confucian Perspectives
  • Inter-Cultural and Inter-Civilizational Approaches to Global Harmony

Submissions Timeline:
Abstract Submissions (150-300 words): Friday 5 April 2019
Paper or Slides Submission: Friday 16th August 2019
Initial Review Process of Chapters for book publication: September-December 2019
The Conference conveners will consider late submissions on a case by case basis.

Contact Details:
For further details about the Conference and for Submissions, please contact one of the following:
Dr. R. James Ferguson (jferguso [at] bond.edu.au);
Dr. Yi Chen (ychen [at] bond.edu.au);
Professor Roger T. Ames (rtames [at] hawaii.edu);
or Professor Tian Chenshan (cstcewr [at] bfsu.edu.cn).

For early Registration: To attend the Conference, in whole or part, please contact Cindy Minarova-Banjac, the Research and Communications Coordinator for the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies at Bond University (cminarov [at] bond.edu.au). There is no cost, but registration is necessary since places are limited.