17th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought
York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 18-20, 2022


The Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought was created to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars and students working on Chinese thought across different disciplines and through a variety of approaches. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese thought as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives.

This year’s conference will be held in-person, and possibly remotely as well (depending on relevant travel restrictions), March 18-20, 2022, at York University in Toronto. Our keynote speakers will be Chris Fraser and Edward Slingerland.

Chris Fraser is Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Philosophy of the Mozi (Columbia, 2016), The Essential Mozi (Oxford, 2020), Late Classical Chinese Thought (Oxford, forthcoming), and Zhuangzi (Oxford, in progress). He has published extensively on early Chinese ethics, politics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind.  

Edward Slingerland is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. His research specialties and teaching interests include Warring States (5th-3rd c. B.C.E.) Chinese thought, religious studies, cognitive linguistics, ethics, and the relationship between the humanities and the natural sciences. His publications include several academic monographs and edited volumes, approximately fifty refereed articles in top journals in a wide variety of fields, and two trade books, Trying Not to Try: Modern Science, Ancient China and the Power of Spontaneity (Crown 2014) and Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization (Little, Brown 2021). He is also Director of the Database of Religious History (DRH; religiondatabase.org).

For consideration please submit a 1-page abstract to Julianne Chung at jnchung@yorku.ca by December 31, 2021 for blind review. For more information, visit the conference website here (https://mcct.sitehost.iu.edu/home.php).