PAPERS Resources

AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

AAR Sessions (PDF)

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Session Index (PDF)

Participant Index (PDF)

Session Locations (PDF)

Exhibitor Index and Exhibit Hall Maps (PDF)

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Confucian Traditions Group

Statement of Purpose: 

This Group is committed to the study of the diversity of religious traditions associated with Confucius and his followers, including areas where Confucian thought and practice intersect with those of other traditions. The Group embraces historical, philosophical, and dialogical approaches, and is not located in any single country or discipline.

Call for Papers: 

This Group invites proposals concerning any aspect of Confucianism from any geographical area. Topics of particular interest this coming year are:

• Confucianism/Buddhism Interactions during the Tang-Song Period
• How the Changes Changed: The History of Confucian Thought as Shown in Yijing Exegesis (contact Geoffrey Redmond at or Hon Tze-ki at
• New Confucianism and its Alternatives
• Confucianism and Authority
• Confucianism, Corruption, and Instrumentality
• Confucianism and Contemporary Political Discourse
• Confucianism and Death and Burial
• Confucianism and Textual Commentary
• Confucianism and the Construction of Gender through Text and Practice (contact Ori Tavor at

Prearranged roundtable and papers session proposals have a much better chance of acceptance than individual paper proposals. Panels that are in the traditional two-and-a-half-hour format are welcome, but we also encourage applicants to propose panels in a ninety-minute format. This can take the form of a mini-panel or a symposium on a particular text, author, or pedagogy. Underscoring that Confucianism is not just a Chinese phenomenon, we would also like to encourage people working on Confucian topics outside of China to send in proposals.

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
We encourage authors of high quality individual paper proposals that are not accepted this year to consider submit panel proposal on the topics.
ChairSteering Committee