CFP: International Conference on Humanities Therapy in Technosociety: Bridging between Science and Humanity

Submission deadline: May 15, 2019

Conference date(s):
August 18, 2019 - August 20, 2019

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Conference Venue:

NanJing University
Nanjing, China


Dear Friends or Colleagues, 

We welcome you to submit original research papers to the International Conference on Humanities Therapy in Technosociety (ICHTT), which will take place on 18-20 August 2019 in Nanjing, China. 

We live in technosociety. The rapid development of science and technology, on the one hand, provides us a lot of goods, but, on the other hand, it cannot make our lives more meaningful. Each of us has anxiety in some extent. People have recognized that humanities play a more and more important role in the society. 

Humanities therapy focuses on the well-being of human beings, trying to identify causes of our mental problems and to find solutions based on humanities. The theme of ICHTT is to bridge science and humanity. ICHTT attempts to provide a platform for researchers or practitioners of humanities therapy from different cultures to share their ideas by open and free dialogues. ICHTT encourages insightful academic researches and innovative professional practices in humanities therapy. 


Keynote speakers:

Bernard Li (Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, China) 

Lou Marinoff (City College of New York, USA) 

Young E. Rhee (Kangwon National University, Korea) 


Topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:

- Mental statuses of individuals in technosociety 

- Humanities therapies from different resources/with various perspectives, approaches 

- Philosophical counseling and therapy in theory and practice 

- Medical Humanities

We invite you to send an extended abstract within 500-1000 English words or the whole paper to us before the submission deadline. All submissions should be sent to the secretary of the conference, Dr. Andrea Strollo, at All submissions will be evaluated by the organizing committee, and the accepted papers/abstracts will be eligible to be presented at the conference. The allocated time for each presentation is 30 minutes (including discussion).

For the conference speakers whose papers are accepted no registration fee is needed, and we will also provide the accommodation for them. Other participants need to pay the registration fee 100 US dollars (or 650 RMB) and their hotel. 

The conference papers with good qualities will be published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Humanities Therapy (ISSN 2233-7563), if approved by the authors. Journal of Humanities Therapy is an English-language journal open to all original papers on theoretical, empirical, and methodological subjects in humanities therapy. Preference is on papers that make contributions to the issues such as identity, theories, history, model and program, and case report of humanities therapy. 

We welcome submissions in Chinese, and will arrange a special session in Chinese. An abstract of about 200 Chinese characters is needed. Papers in Chinese with good quality will be recommended to the journals Medicine and Philosophy (ISSN 1002-0772 ,CN 21-1093/R), Chinese Medical Humanities (ISSN1671-5144,CN10-1290/R),or other important journals in China. Participants whose submissions are in Chinese need to pay registration fee and their hotel. 


Organizing Committee:

Zhong Cai, Nanjing University, China 

Heebong Choi, Kangwon National University, Korea 

Xiaojun Ding, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 

Bernard Li, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, China 

Suk-Soo Kim , Kyungpook Natinal University, Korea

Lou Marinoff, City College of New York, USA

Tianqun Pan, Nanjing University, China 

Young E. Rhee, Kangwon National University, Korea


Important dates:

15 May, 2019: Deadline for submission

31 May, 2019: Notification of acceptance 

18 August, 2019: Registration (International Conference Center of Nanjing University, Nanjing, China)

19-20 August, 2019: Conference dates of ICHTT (Philosophy Department at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China)

For any inquiry, or further information, please send your e-mail to

We wish to meet you and hear about your theoretic or practical work in our beautiful historic city Nanjing, which used to be the capital of ten dynasties in ancient China.

The Organizer:

Prof. Tianqun Pan

Philosophy Department at Nanjing University, China 

Institute for Science, Technology and Society at Nanjing University, China 

Hosted by:

Philosophy Department at Nanjing University, China 

Institute for Science, Technology and Society at Nanjing University, China

Korean Society of Humanities Therapy,

Humanities Institute, Kangwon National University, Korea

Co-hosted by:

JiangSu Society for Dialectics of Nature, China

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