Call for Papers

Call for Papers


  • Registration: November 30, 2022, to April 15, 2023:
  • Submission of panel or paper proposals: November 30, 2022
  • Communication of acceptance: February 15, 2023
  • Submission of full papers: May 5, 2023

To allow adequate time for planning the program and other conference logistics such as posting of conference papers and solicitation of session chairs, please ensure that full papers are submitted by the specified timeline.

Please send panel/paper proposals and full papers to

The official languages at the conference are English and Chinese. Unless otherwise indicated in the proposal, the language of the proposal is assumed to be the language of the paper or panel. If a panel includes papers of more than one language, this must be clearly indicated in the proposal.

Organized Panels

Panel proposals are submitted by one scholar who acts as the organizer for the panel. Organizers determine a common topic for, usually three presenters, a chair (who may also be a presenter or a commentator), and, if desired, one or more discussants.  It is the organizer’s responsibility to ensure cohesion of the panel, both by choice of topic and by encouraging presenters to circulate paper drafts, and ensuring that discussants receive full papers at least two months before the conference.

A proposed panel is of  2 hours duration, and may take one of several forms:

  • Three presenters, one chair/commentator: Each presenter speaks for 25 minutes, the commentator speaks for 15 minutes, and 30 minutes of discussion.
  • Four presenters (one acting as chair): each presenter speaks for 20 minutes, and 40 minutes of discussion. This format is specifically designed to accommodate scholars, universities do fund conference attendance for chairs or commentators.
  • Organizers are encouraged to explore other formats that will encourage lively dialogue and audience participation within one of these two time frames. Some examples are:
    • one presenter with multiple discussants commenting on the presented paper;
    • a round-table discussion with a larger number of presenters speaking for 10–15 minutes each on a common topic;
    • an author-meets-critics session starting with two critics commenting on a recently published book or influential paper, followed by a response from the author;

Proposals for organized panels will be submitted by the organizer, and will include:

  • the title of the panel,
  • the name, affiliation, and contact information of each participant,
  • a description of the panel of about 250–300 words, and
  • an abstract of each of the papers of about 250–300 words.

For panels with alternate formats, please also describe the format and indicate the time duration of each presentation, ensuring that each paper presentation will not take more than 20–25 minutes and that at least 30 minutes are set aside for discussion involving the audience.

Individual Papers

Individual papers may be submitted by any scholar, though scholars who know of others who share their interest in a topic are encouraged to organize a panel. Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 20 minutes.

Papers on related topics will be grouped into panels by the program committee.

For proposals of individual papers, please send an abstract of 250–300 words with your name, affiliation, and contact information.

Paper Submission Format

Please observe the following points in submitting your papers.

  • All paper proposals must be submitted in PDF, DOC, DOCX, or ODT format. Please check that your file opens properly.  Papers not submitted in one of these formats, or that cannot be opened, will not be considered.
  • Please title your file in English with this format: your Surname Given name iscp2023, for example, raphals lisa iscp2023.pdf


Please address general inquiries to:

Inquiries related to submissions, especially in relation to organized panels with an alternate format, may be directed to Prof. Lisa Raphals, Chair of the Program Committee:

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