22th ISCP Biennial Int'l Conference

The Summer 2022 ISCP Shanghai Conference Call for Papers

The 22nd International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)


Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of World Philosophy


 June 27th–30th, 2022, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

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,  from June 27th to 30th, 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. Due to the global impact of the COVID-19, the Conference will be held in a hybrid format.

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 reveal its global meaning. On the other hand, other philosophical traditions in the world (firstly, the Western philosophical traditions) also provide 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, 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 Global Debates of Different Philosophical Traditions?

(3) Philosophical Reflection on World History

(4) Chinese Philosophy and Eastern Philosophy

(5) Meaning and Limits 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 Post-Pandemic Era

Conference Dates

The official dates are June 27th-30th, 2022.


General Announcement

TO ALL ONLINE PARTICIPANTS: All online activities will be conducted using VooV Meeting. Online participants need a meeting ID and password to participate in academic activities.


TO ALL ON-SITE PARTICIPANTS: All the activities will take place at Minhang campus of ECNU (500 Dongchuan Rd., Minhang District, Shanghai, 200241). All on-site attendees must comply with the entry and quarantine regulations.


Conference Languages

Chinese and English

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 characters for papers in Chinese).

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

Arrangement of Sessions

(1) Each plenary session will have two speakers and will run for a total of 2 hours, including moderation, comments and discussion. Each presentation will consist of a 40-minute speech and 20 minutes for comments and discussion.

(2) Each parallel session will have 3-5 speakers in 2 hours. Generally, presentation time for each speaker will be 20-25 minutes. The exact time will depend on the precise number of speakers in the session and will be determined by the Chair, so that there is sufficient time left for discussion.



Conference Registration: January 1st- May 1st, 2022

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

Communication of acceptance: by February 1st, 2022

Deadline for submission of full papers: April 1st, 2022

Reservation for designated Hotels: April 1st – May 31st, 2022.

Registration Fee

Registration for ISCP Members: RMB0 (US$0)

Registration for Non-Members: RMB300 (US$50) (Before May 31st, 2022)

Registration for ISCP Student Members: RMB0 (US$0)

Registration for Student Non-Members: RMB150 (US$25) (Before May 31st, 2022)

For more details about joining ISCP and information about the conference, please visit ISCP website: https://iscp-online1.org/

Hotel and Accommodation

The organizing committee will provide relevant information once available on the conference website at http://iscp2021.ecnu.edu.cn/ as well as on the ISCP website at


Conference participants will be able to make reservations between April 1st and May 31st, 2022.


Please send general inquiries, panel/paper proposals, and full papers to:



Other inquiries may be directed to:

Prof. Yun Chen, Department of Philosophy, ECNU (ecnuchenyun@163.com)

Prof. Liangjian Liu, Department of Philosophy, ECNU (skyliuchina@163.com)

Prof. Ann Pang-White, Department of Philosophy, The University of Scranton (ann.pang-white@scranton.edu); Executive Director of ISCP


The 22nd InternationalConference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy Organizing Committee:

Prof. Yang Guorong (East China Normal University)

Prof. Huang Yong (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Prof. Ann A. Pang-White (University of Scranton)

Prof. Xinyan Jiang (Redlands University)

Prof. Yao Xinzhong (Renmin University of China)

Prof. Xiaomei Yang (Southern Connecticut University)

Prof. Chen Weiping (East China Normal University)

Prof. Yu Zhenhua (East China Normal University)

Prof. Chen Lixin (East China Normal University)


International Society for Chinese Philosophy

Institute of Modern Chinese Thought and Culture, ECNU

Department of Philosophy, ECNU

The Shanghai Association of Comparative Study on Chinese-Western Philosophy and Culture


September 26th, 2021