Lexington Books Series on Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion


I hope that you are doing well in these challenging times. From the initial formation meeting of the SACP at the APA in Philadelphia, which I attended while still a Ph.D. student, and for the next 45 years, the SACP was a central part of my life. I regret that in the past 10 years, I have stepped back and not been active in the SACP, but my life has been and remains so full, and one can’t do everything. I’ve been delighted to see how a new generation in the Society has emerged and done such impressive dedicated work.

I attended the APA in Philadelphia in Jan. 2020 because my latest book was featured in one of those author-meets-critics. While there I was able to attend the SACP session, and I was surprised to observe how about 4 of the 5 speakers were recent authors in the Lexington Books Series on Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion. That is why I’m writing.

I’ve had the editors at Lexington prepare the attached flyer and information. You’ll recognize many of the authors. Please feel free to share the attached material with friends and colleagues. This has been a series of very high quality and an excellent opportunity, especially for young scholars.

Thanks for your assistance and all the best for your future and the future of the SACP, now more relevant and necessary than ever.


Doug Allen

SCPR Flyer

Job Posting: University of Hong Kong, Chinese Philosophy Position

Greetings all,

SACP Members may be interested in the following job posting at the University of Hong Kong:



The SACP Board

CFP: SACP at APA Pacific 2021

SACP: Papers and Panels
APA Pacific Division, 2021
Portland, OR (Hilton Portland), March 31-April 4, 2021

The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy invites submissions to be considered for inclusion in panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Division Meeting. Submissions focusing on any area of Asian and/or Comparative philosophy will be considered. Both individual papers and completed panel proposals are encouraged.

REQUIRED (for each paper proposal):

  1. Title of Paper
  2. Name of Presenter
  3. Presenter’s Affiliation
  4. Presenter’s e-mail address
  5. Indicate whether you are willing to Chair your panel
  6. Approximately 200-word Paper Abstract

REQUIRED (for each panel proposal):

  1. Title of Panel
  2. Chair of the Panel
  3. Title of each Paper
  4. Name of each Presenter
  5. Affiliation of each Presenter
  6. E-mail address of each Presenter
  7. Approximately 200-word Paper Abstract for each Paper
  8. Name and Affiliation of Panel Chair

Please send each completed proposal as an e-mail attachment to Anand Jayprakash Vaidya, with subject heading: SACP PACFIC PROPOSAL, address: [email protected]

Due Date: September 1st, 2020. Please note that this is an earlier-than-usual deadline, as the APA is now awarding sessions on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Thank you,


CFP: SACP at APA Eastern

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  SACP at Eastern APA (New York, January 4 – 7, 2021)

Submission deadline:  June 15, 2020


We welcome scholars to submit proposals for either complete panels or individual papers.

Guidelines for paper/abstract submission:

For individual papers, please submit a 250 word abstract, with or without a completed paper attached.  If only an abstract is submitted, a complete version of the paper is required at least 30 days before the meeting to provide the session chair and panelists with enough time to prepare for their session.  Completed papers should be written in English and not exceed 4000 words.  The presentation time for each paper will be approximately 20-25 minutes (this is about 10-12 pages of TNR 12pt double-spaced text, FYI). For panel proposals, please submit a panel proposal (250 words) explaining how the papers of the panel fit together, and individual paper abstracts (250 words). Panel proposals may also include suggestions for a panel chair, although this is not required. Please include your full name, academic affiliation, and email in your proposal.

Please let us know if you are simultaneously submitting a separate proposal to other Asian philosophy groups for the same APA meeting.

Membership of the SACP is not required for consideration or acceptance, but we ask that you be a current SACP member by the time we submit the session information to the APA.


Send your proposal, and any questions you may have, to:

Sarah Mattice
[email protected]
SACP Eastern APA Panel Chair

A note from APA regarding Meeting 2021:

Note: Currently, all three APA divisions are planning to hold in-person meetings in 2021. At the same time, we are also considering alternative formats, such as virtual meetings, as contingencies in the case that our usual meeting format becomes impossible. Though external forces like the ongoing pandemic affect and inform our plans, your participation is the most critical input for planning any meeting. If you are considering submitting a session request, we encourage you to do so.


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Position Announcement: American University

Position Announcement: Professorial Lecturer
Department of Philosophy and Religion
American University

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, academic year appointment in Asian Religious Traditions at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning August 24, 2020. Teaching duties include introductory courses in religious studies. We particularly welcome candidates with expertise in East Asian religion as it relates to philosophy, as well as religious ethics. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities.

Applicants should hold a PhD; however, highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to field will be considered. Salary and benefits are competitive for a full-time term appointment. The teaching load for the year is three courses per semester (fall and spring). Funding for research and/or travel to participate in academic conferences is available. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/76134. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Please contact Christina Palmer, Senior Administrative Assistant at [email protected] if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers undergraduate degree programs in Philosophy and Religious Studies and graduate degree programs in Philosophy, including the M.A. Philosophy (including Philosophy and Social Policy) and a joint MA in Ethics, Peace and Human Rights. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at http://www.american.edu/cas/ and about the department at http://www.american.edu/cas/philrel/.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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