Call for Papers: Buddhism and Food Ethics

Buddhism and Food Ethics

20 April 2024 (9:00am-5:00pm)

The University of Oxford China Centre, Dickson Poon

Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6LU

Call for Papers

The University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Yin-Cheng Buddhist Studies Network, is excited to announce a one-day conference focused on Buddhism and Food Ethics. This event will take place on Saturday, 20th April 2024, at the University of Oxford China Centre.

Food Ethics is a central theme in Buddhist practice, encompassing traditional debates around Buddhist renunciation and identity, almsgiving (dāna), merit making, the serving of seniors, ancestors, deities, and Buddhas. Today, this field has expanded to include critical issues like climate change, the plastic catastrophe, waste management, modern-day slavery, endangered species, animal welfare, agribusiness, health impacts of food, and food security.

Submission Details

  • Topic: We welcome papers on any aspect of Buddhism and Food Ethics, whether historical or modern.

  • Proposal Submission: Please send a 300-word proposal to by 6pm on 1 March 2024.

Conference Offers

  • Cost Coverage: All associated costs, including accommodation and meals during the conference, will be covered by the organizers.

  • Travel Expenses: Depending on available funds, travel expenses may be partially or fully reimbursed.

  • Presentation Slot: Each paper is allocated a 20-minute presentation slot.

  • Publication Opportunity: Selected conference papers will be published in the Yin-Cheng Journal of

    Contemporary Buddhism.

    The conference is kindly funded by the Yin-Cheng Network for Buddhist Studies.