Special Issue "“Authority Versus Authenticity”: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of Daoist Studies"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2018)
The 12th International Conference of Daoist Studies, “Authority Versus Authenticity,” provides an important occasion for leading international scholars of Daoism to explore the relationship of inner truth in contrast to and conflict with outer circumstances. This is a phenomenon that pervades Daoist religion, philosophy, history, and culture, since the naturalness and integrity that Daoists consistently value often runs up against opposition from more mainstream values, notions, and practices—both without and within the religion and philosophy themselves.
The journal Religions has taken an active interest in the proceedings of the conference, and it will publish selected papers in a special issue dedicated to the theme. The co-guest editors will send a direct invitation to authors of papers that have been judged initially appropriate for consideration, however, if other interested authors would like their work to be considered, we will gladly receive them with all due attention. Authors are requested to submit their finalized papers to us, and when and if they are deemed acceptable for the next step, we will move them forward to the anonymous referees who will put them to the blind peer review process. Accepted manuscripts will be published together in the special issue.
It is with great pleasure that Chen Xia and I have agreed to serve as co-guest editors for this special issue, and we are circulating this CFP to conference participants to request your willingness to work with us in its successful publication. I have great confidence that the special issue will break new ground in contemporary Daoism studies and will have a lasting impact on future directions that the study of Daoism will take.
I sincerely hope that you will consider this CFP and agree to submit your finalized manuscript by the December 1, 2018 deadline.
Dr. Thomas Michael
Dr. Xia Chen
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- Daoist Philosophy