ASACP Conference 2017

Call for Papers

Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (ASACP) Conference 10-12 July 2017

The ASACP 2017 Conference will be held from 10-12 July 2017 at Deakin University, Deakin Downtown 727 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia.


Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Jin Y. Park, American University, Washington DC (
  • Respondent: Professor Jack Reynolds, Deakin University

  • Professor John Powers, Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University
  • Respondent: Professor Jay L Garfield, Smith College, via SKYPE


Papers and Panels

The conference committee invites submissions of proposals for papers in all areas of Asian and Comparative Philosophy, although there will be special focus on the following streams:
  • Nonduality in Asian and Western Thought
  • Engaging Asian Philosophical Traditions – Why it is Important to Philosophy
  • Methodology in Comparative Philosophy
  • Comparative East Asian and South Asian Philosophies

Proposals for papers and panels should be submitted via email to:

Closing date for proposals now extended to: 1st June 2017

Paper proposals should include the following:
  • title
  • abstract (150-200 words)
  • speaker’s contact details and institutional affiliation (if any)

Registration details will be made available soon.

Please send conference enquiries to:


ASACP 2017 Conference Graduate Student Essay Competition

The ASACP 2017 Conference includes an essay competition for enrolled graduate students attending the conference.

Essays should focus on any topic within Asian and/or Comparative philosophy. Applicants are encouraged to address the conference streams listed above.

Essays should be no more than 10 pages (or 4,000 words).

  • First Prize $600
  • Second Prize $400
  • and 3 Commendation Prizes of $250 each
Essays should be sent via email (preferably PDF copy) to BOTH:
by Saturday 15th April 2017.

Please note:
  • Only conference attendees will be eligible for the prizes.
  • The committee reserves the right not to award any or all of the prizes should there be no deserving entries.

ASACP 2017 Conference Organising Committee
  • Dr Leesa Davis, Deakin University (Chair)
  • Dr Monima Chadha, Monash University
  • Dr Peter Wong, Sophia, International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions
  • A/Prof Karyn Lai, University of New South Wales