22th ISCP Biennial Int'l Conference

Call for Papers

Call for Papers


The 22nd International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) will be held at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, China during June 27- 31, 2022. The conference is hosted by ISCP, the Institute of Modern Chinese Thought & Culture at ECNU, the Department of Philosophy at ECNU, and the Shanghai Association of Comparative Study on Chinese-Western Philosophy and Culture. 

Conference Theme

The conference theme is “Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of World Philosophy.” Following the spread of Western philosophy in the East and the encounter between Chinese and Western thought, Chinese philosophy started gaining a global perspective. Broadly speaking, “globalness” includes two significant implications. On the one hand, the accumulated achievements of Chinese philosophical thought may provide constructive theoretical resources for the further advancement of world philosophy; furthermore, in this process Chinese philosophy itself will gradually reveals its global meaning.  On the other hand, other philosophical traditions in the world (firstly, the Western philosophical traditions), also provide a broad referencing and perspectival viewpoints for the development of Chinese philosophy. Moreover, both in substance and in form, the other philosophical traditions continuously enable Chinese philosophy to obtain new forms of expression, which alternatively manifests both the creativeness and the openness of Chinese philosophy. An unavoidable issue in the study of Chinese philosophy concerns how to care about, and learn from, the wisdom of other philosophical traditions and resources, while at the same time exhibiting its own unique significance in today’s world. The 22nd conference of the International Society of Chinese Philosophy aims to advance this line of thinking.Under the general theme of “Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of World Philosophy,” the subthemes include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) What is World Philosophy?

(2) How Does Chinese Philosophy Participate in Worldwide Debates of Different Philosophical Traditions?

(3) Philosophical Reflection on World History

(4) Chinese Philosophy and Eastern Philosophy

(5) Meaning and Limit of Comparative Philosophy

(6) Chinese Philosophy and Analytic Philosophy

(7) Chinese Philosophy and Phenomenology

(8) Chinese Philosophy and Pragmatism

(9) Confucian Philosophy from the Perspective of World Philosophy

(10) Daoist Philosophy from the Perspective of World Philosophy

(11) Buddhist Philosophy from the Perspective of World Philosophy

(12) Chinese Philosophy and World Philosophy in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Eras


Submission Guidelines

1.The conference languages are both English and Chinese. Unless otherwise indicated, the language of the proposal submitted will be assumed to be the presentation language.

2.English abstracts should be 250 to 300 words; Chinese abstracts should be around 400-500 characters. Abstracts should include paper title, author’s name, affiliation, and email contact information.

3.Panel submissions (including “Author-Meets-Critics” sessions) should include the topic, panelists and their affiliations, a summary of the proposed panel in 300-500 words (English) or 800-1000 characters (Chinese), and an abstract for each of the papers (250–300 words for papers in English and 400-500 words for papers in Chinese). 

4.In submitting the abstract, please (1) clarify the author’s details: name, affiliation, position, email and contact information; (2) organized panels should include 3-5 people, in the panel proposal provide an abstract of the panel along with the abstract of each presenter, the presenter’s name, affiliation, position, email and contact information.   

5.Please submit individual abstracts and panel proposals to: iscpecnu2021@sina.com


eadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals: December 31, 2021

Communication of acceptance: By February 1, 2022

Deadline for submission of full papers: April 1, 2022