47th Annual Conference
October 1-4, 2015
Monterey, California


Keynote Speaker: Professor Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame

Title of Keynote Presentation: “Cross-Cultural Philosophy and World Maintenance.”

Deadline for Abstracts and Proposals: March 1, 2015

The 47th Annual Conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (http://www.sacpweb.org/) will be held at the shore of beautiful Monterey, California from October 1-4, 2015.

The conference theme, “The Past, Present and Future of Cross-Cultural Philosophy,” is designed to invite scholars representing Asian and cross-cultural traditions of thought to present research on the many aspects of the legacies, lessons, challenges, and promise of comparative philosophy from its history to its current state and future prospects. Of course, those who wish to participate are most welcome to submit abstracts and presentations on the widest variety of topics that correspond to their special areas of interest as well, so long as they engage in some way with Asian traditions of thought.

Presentation and panel proposal abstracts should be sent electronically to both Mary Bockover (mib1@humboldt.edu) and Michael Barnhart (Michael.Barnhart@kbcc.cuny.edu). IMPORTANT: Abstracts for presentations should be no longer than 300 words, including a filename that begins with the presenter’s last name regardless of whatever else is included, e.g., ‘Berger – SACP 2015′. The presenter’s name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address must also be stated on the abstract itself. Panel proposals should include the title and a description of the panel that should not exceed 300 words, in addition to the information for each panellist just mentioned. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2015. Notice of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be sent to your e-mail address by the beginning of April, with instructions for how to register and pay the conference fees if you intend to participate.

To encourage student participation, the SACP has once again set up Graduate Student Essay Contest Awards for the 2015 conference. Student Essay Contest Prizes are: First prize: $1,000; Second prize, $750; and Third prize, $500. The awards are given in order to assist with the travel and accommodation expenses for those winners who attend and present their work at the 2015 SACP conference only. Graduate students who wish their papers to be considered for these prizes should submit a complete essay of no more than 10 pages (or 4,000 words) and an abstract that does not exceed 300 words to both Mary Bockover and Michael Barnhart at the above address.

Further details about travel, lodging and meals will be provided to those whose papers are accepted to the conference at the appropriate time.

2015 Conference Organizing Committee

Douglas Berger, SACP President
Robin Wang, SACP Vice-President
Mary I. Bockover, SACP Secretary
Michael Barnhart, SACP Treasurer
Geoffrey Ashton. SACP Board Member
Franklin Perkins, SACP Board Member
Haiming Wen. SCAP Board Member

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