CFP – Chinese Aesthetics: Traditional and Transcultural Perspectives – Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics


China has a long and rich tradition of artistic practices and aesthetic theory, but this tradition has, in contemporary times, been underutilized in international philosophical aesthetics and transcultural theory. This issue of JCLA aims to address this problem by inviting papers that explore Chinese aesthetics, the role it has played in international and transcultural aesthetics, and the most promising ways it could contribute to these fields: 

  1. Chinese Aesthetic Theory (Traditional and Contemporary); 
  2. The “traveling” of Chinese art and aesthetics in the history, such as Chinoiserie; 
  3. Chinese aesthetics as inspirations for other aesthetic cultures or theoretical invention; 
  4. Comparative studies of aesthetics or artistic genres (poetry, painting, music, drama, calligraphy, etc) between Chinese and other cultural traditions.  

Article Length: 4,000-6,000 words (MLA Style 8th edition)

Deadline for submissions: 30 April, 2020.

Guest Editor: Dr. Yanping Gao, Associate Professor of Aesthetics, Institute of Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China