Hong Kong Baptist University will host “Intuition East and West: The Second Kant in Asia International Conference” from 17-20 December, 2016. More information can be found here.
Irene Cronin (UCLA): The Notion of Accepted Contradiction in Early Chinese Daoism. 12 Dec 2016 at CUNY Graduate Center
FALL 2016 Logic and Metaphysics Workshop
Date: Monday December 12, 4.15-6.15
Place: Room 5382, CUNY Graduate Center.
Speaker: Irena Cronin, UCLA
Title: The Notion of Accepted Contradiction in Early Chinese Daoism
Abstract: Although the representation of the Dao differs a little between the representative Early Chinese Daoist works Zhuangzi and Dao de jing, the differences are one of degree, rather than “substance”. In Zhuangzi, the common man as possible master craftsman, whether it be as a cook, woodmaker, or fisherman, or other kind of craftsman, has the capability of understanding and embracing the Dao (although these occurrences would be relatively rare), while in Dao de jing, it is only the Sage, a rare man of extreme ability that can do so; all others do not have this capability and have minor, shadowy and totally indeterminable experiences of the Dao, and are “condemned” to live an ignorant and almost animal-like existence, finding solace in creature comforts.
Some characterizations from Dao de jing of what the Dao is comprised of and its nature include: “It is from the Nameless that Heaven and Earth sprang” (Laozi c2005, 141); “For truly Being and Not-being grow out of one another” (Laozi c2005, 143); “The Way is like an empty vessel that yet may be drawn from without ever needing to be filled” (Laozi c2005, 146); “Dao never does; yet through it all things are done.” (Laozi c2005, 188); and “Dao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand (everything)” (Laozi c2005, 195).”
Not only is contradiction accepted, but actually embraced by the select enlightened few. In my talk, I explore what the meaning of this could be.
Source: Laozi (attributed) (c2005) Dao de jing. Arthur Waley (trans). In: Arthur Waley (trans, comm,) The way and its power: a study of the Tao Te Ching and its place in Chinese thought. Routledge, London, New York.
The meeting is open to all interested. Please feel free to pass this announcement on.
Call for Papers: Chinese Studies Association of Australia 15th Biennial Conference
Chinese values and counter-values: past and present
Monday 10 – Wednesday 12 July, 2017
Robert Cummings Neville, Chair of the ISCP Board of Officers, has announced that JeeLoo Liu has been named to a five-year term as Executive Director of the society, beginning January 2017. Congratulations JeeLoo!
I pass on this message from Paul D’Ambrosio of East China Normal University, concerning ECNU’s English-language MA and PhD programs; job openings at ECNU, and their new Intercultural Center.
Firstly, I would like to remind everyone about our English-language MA and PhD programs at ECNU. One of the unique features of our program is that students in our classes are split, about 50-50, Chinese and foreign. This makes for an exceptional teaching environment.
Larry Israel wrote to share information on two articles he’s recently published on Wang Yangming. We are always happy to pass on this kind of news!
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/626973 “The Renaissance of Wang Yangming Studies in the People’s Republic of China,” Philosophy East and West, vol. 66, no. 3 (July 2016): 1001-1019. Takes the story up to 2014.
link to cambridge.org A new journal launched by Cambridge, the Journal of Chinese History – Israel, G.L. (2016) ‘WANG YANGMING IN BEIJING, 1510–1512: “IF I DO NOT AWAKEN OTHERS, WHO WILL DO SO?”’ Journal of Chinese History, pp. 1–33.
The NAKPA (Korean Philosophy Association) E-newsletter No. 3, 2016 is now available.
Education East and West: The Third Annual BSU Colloquium for Global Philosophy and Religion
17-18 March, 2017, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.
The latest issue of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (15:4, December 2016) has been published; it includes articles on the methodology of comparative philosophy, on Peimin Ni’s arguments concerning Confucianism and human dignity (and a reply from Prof. Ni), and much more.
KU Leuven is advertising a PhD position for the study of the “creation of Mozi and Yang Zhu as philosophers”: see here. This position is only for Taiwanese scholars, though I am assured that soon another call will come out for all scholars.
The John Templeton Foundation invites applications for its Academic Cross-Training (ACT) Fellowship program beginning November 14, 2016, with fellowships to begin Fall 2018. The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science. More details are here.
Traditional Korean Philosophy: Problems and Debates, Edited by Youngsun Back and Philip J. Ivanhoe, has been published by Rowman & Littlefield International, in their CEACOP East Asian Comparative Ethics, Politics and Philosophy of Law series. It looks great — congratulations to the editors and contributors!
An announcement from Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (Universität Konstanz, Department of Philosophy):
The journal Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies has now moved to Indiana University Press. It will be published as an Open Access journal under the title Journal of World Philosophies. Our first issue is scheduled to appear in December 2016. (Confluence’s first four volumes are now found under: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/confluence/index.)
The journal’s Facebook page is to be found under: https://www.facebook.com/Journal-of-World-Philosophies-323570801356967/?ref=bookmarks. I hope to meet you there (I’m going to initiate a discussion on world philosophies after this mailing).
[Congratulations to Prof. Kirloskar-Steinbach and co-editor Jim Maffie on this new phase of their project. The Facebook page includes the table of contents for the new issue; looks very interesting! –TC]
I am pleased to share the news that Eric Hutton’s much-anticipated Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi has been published. Click here for more information and to download the back matter and front matter for free (this includes the introduction).
A list of chapters and contributors is below the fold.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2017 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM
21-22 April 2017
Organized and Sponsored by the Philosophy and Religious Studies Program, University of Macau, Macau
The Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy aims to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars primarily based in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese Philosophy, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives. Speakers will be selected through a review of abstracts. While preference will be given to those from the region, participants from any geographic areas are welcome. The language of the Conference is English. Speakers coming from abroad will be provided with accommodations during the Conference, and lunches and dinners will be served for all speakers.
Please submit 1-2 pages abstracts for review to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: 30 Dec 2016
Notification of acceptance: 31 Jan 2017
Should you have any enquiries, please contact Hans-Georg Moeller at: email@example.com
Keith Knapp has compiled a very helpful list of AAR panels of interest to scholars of Confucianism, which I share here. The AAR Annual Meeting takes place in San Antonio, Texas starting on Nov. 19. Continue reading “AAR Panels on East Asian traditions”
Alexus McLeod – Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy Lecture: “The Madman of Chu: The Problem of Mental Illness and Self-Cultivation in Early Chinese Texts”, Dec. 2 @ 5:30pm
THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Welcomes: ALEXUS MCLEOD (University of Connecticut)
With responses from: ANDREW MEYER (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Please join us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd at 5:30PM for his lecture entitled:
“The Madman of Chu: The Problem of Mental Illness and Self-Cultivation in Early Chinese Texts”
ABSTRACT: In Confucian and Zhuangist texts of the Pre-Han and Han period, we see characters described as “crazy, mad” (狂 kuang), and find descriptions or discussions of madness or mad persons—most prominently the infamous Jieyu, “Madman of Chu”. I argue that madness is seen by Confucians and Zhuangists as a kind of moral deformity that moves one outside of the boundaries of ritual and society and thus full personhood—a fact that leads the Confucians to shun mad people, and the Zhuangist to praise them. Madness is seen not as a 病 bing (disorder, illness), but instead as based on a cultivated choice. Continue reading “Alexus McLeod – Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy Lecture: “The Madman of Chu: The Problem of Mental Illness and Self-Cultivation in Early Chinese Texts”, Dec. 2 @ 5:30pm”
Kim-chong Chong has published Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human (SUNY, 2016), which looks fascinating. Details here.
I will be speaking at LaTrobe University in Melbourne tomorrow; the topic is “Why Comparative Philosophy Matters.” Details:
Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Venue: Martin Building, Level 3, Room 369, La Trobe University
In addition, I will be in Melbourne through Saturday, and if anyone wants to get together and talk Chinese philosophy, please send me an email!
Alexus McLeod (University of Connecticut) will give two presentations on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1:40 – 2:55, at Central Connecticut State University – Student Center, Philbrick Meeting Room 120 on Chinese Astronomy and (separately) Chinese Martial Arts. Contact Mathew Foust with any questions.
Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy 49th Annual Conference, June 9-12, 2017
Peking University, Beijing, China
CONFERENCE THEME: The Paradigm and Values of Chinese Philosophy within a Global Context
Keynote Speaker: Carine Defoort, University of Leuven, KU Leuven.
Title of Keynote Presentation: “To Name or not to Name: The Power of Words in Early Chinese Philosophy”
Deadline for Abstracts and Proposals: Feb 10, 2017
I’m seeking suggestions for scenarios, accounts or conversations where ‘harmony’ between self and elements of social/political life may be detected. I’m looking at texts associated with the Confucian tradition, including the histories, from Han and before. I am aware this is an interpretive matter and, at this stage, I’m keen to keep the casting net as wide as possible. One quick example that comes to mind is the Lunyu‘s 和而不同 or the Zuozhuan‘s soup (左传·昭公二十年). But there will be much more beyond quips like this. I’m also keen to look at accounts where terms like 和 (or ones that suggest it, e.g. 由 (A1.12) or 從 (A4.18)) are not present but where the idea of harmony – and its implications – emerges from the turn of events described in the passage.
Any ideas would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies (University Seminar #567) will convene Friday, November 11, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
Peng Guoxiang of Zhejiang University will present the paper “Reading as a Spiritual and Bodily Exercise: The Religious Dimension of Zhu Xi.” A copy of the paper is available from the organizers (see below).
The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP) has announced a number of conferences in spring and summer 2017 under the general heading of “Re-Learning to Be Human for Global Times: Challenges and Opportunities.” Details are here. I have never attended a RVP conference; if any readers have, maybe you could share your impressions?
For anyone who’ll be in Beijing on the 20th, you are welcome to my lecture that evening, the title of which is “从进步儒学的角度看社会压迫 [Social Oppression as Viewed by Progressive Confucianism”].” Details follow. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Just a few things to report after the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought 2016: Bruce Brooks has kindly set up a webpage where some of the presentation slides are or will be available. Below the fold are a few pictures of the event. Alexus McLeod has volunteered to host NECCT 2017 at the University of Connecticut.
Fourth Annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities
A joint organizing committee of Stanford University and UC Berkeley faculty announces the Fourth Annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities, to be held on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017, at UC Berkeley. This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to present and discuss innovative research on China.
Ryerson University (Toronto) has a newly announced tenure-track position: AOS (i) Non-Western Philosophy or (ii) Metaphysics and/or Epistemology; see here for more details.
We have received this sad news from Chenyang Li:
I am extremely saddened to share the news that ISCP executive director and executive committee chair, Professor Jiyuan Yu passed away on 3 November 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.
His passing is a major loss to our organization. Professor Jiyuan Yu also served as the president of ISCP in 2012-2013 and hosted the 18th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy in Buffalo, New York in 2013. He will be remembered dearly by his friends and colleagues. A panel will be organized in his honor at the upcoming 20th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy in Singapore, 4-7 July 2017.
Thank you, Jiyuan and farewell, our dear friend!
President of ISCP
Bryan Van Norden has a lovely essay about Mencius at Aeon, intended for a general audience. Check it out!
The deadline for submitting paper abstracts and panel proposals for 20th International conference on Chinese philosophy is 30 November 2016. The conference will take place at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on July 4-7, 2017.
The conference website for information and submission is at http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/philosophy/iscp/Pages/Home.aspx .
Mathew A. Foust and Sor-hoon Tan, eds., Feminist Encounters with Confucius (Brill, 2016) has been published. Congratulations! The table of contents follows, and see also here.
Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). … Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise, but who are still early in their careers.
During the academic year 2017-18, the program theme will be “The Culture and Politics of Resentment.”
NEW DEADLINE: Applications are due on November 21, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST).
I am happy to announce that Philip J. Ivanhoe’s Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan (Oxford University Press, 2016) has been published. See here and here, and a summary follows.
[Just a reminder that the deadline for proposals is Monday, 10/31. Thank you. -M. I.]
The APA’s Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies invites proposals/abstracts for a sponsored panel on teaching Asian and/or Asian-American philosophy. The Committee is especially interested in documented, project or experience based narratives of effective teaching techniques, comparative philosophy focus in lesson plans, theoretical or practical complexities, or strategies for curricular integration in degree programs. Other topics will also be considered. The Pacific Division meetings will be held in Seattle, WA on April 12 – 15, 2o17. Please send proposals or abstracts to Manyul Im via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a CV with your proposal/abstract.
Deadline for full consideration of proposals is October 31, 2016.
Very happy to be able to point to a concrete sign that Justin Tiwald’s and my book, Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction, will be published this coming spring. The Polity website says so! Later this fall, the book’s companion website will go live, and I will share information about that here.
2 Pattern and Vital Stuff
9 Governance and Institutions
10 The Enduring Significance of Neo-Confucianism
An exciting seminar on “The Awakening of Faith and Modern Chinese Philosophy” will be held at Chengchi University (Taiwan) on 1 November, 1:30-6:00. It is open to the public, and details are available here.
I seem to have posted the Tables of Contents of FPC 11:1 and 11:3, but never 11:2. The Table of Contents for issue 11:2, with a special section on excavated manuscripts, is available here.
Dr. Hans Feger (Philosophy Department, Free University of Berlin) will be in Taipei for a series of lectures on European and Chinese philosophy early next month. The lectures are open to the general public, and you are invited to join us if you happen to be in Taipei!
Philippe Brunozzi asked me to post the following announcement (indeed, it is a promising development that one of the major philosophy departments in continental Europe is building up a curriculum in Chinese Philosophy!!):
Bai Tongdong – Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy Lecture: “Pre-Qin Chinese Thought as a Modern Political Philosophy”, Nov.11 @ 5:30pm
THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Welcomes: TONGDONG BAI (Fudan University)
With responses from: VIREN MURTHY (University of Wisconsin Madison)
Please join us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th at 5:30PM for his lecture entitled:
“Pre-Qin Chinese Thought as a Modern Political Philosophy”
ABSTRACT: In this paper, I will deal with the issue of the legitimacy of Chinese philosophy as a philosophy first. With the definition of philosophy as a systematic reflection on fundamental human problems that transcend time, place, and a particular people, I will argue that there is a philosophical dimension in traditional Chinese thought. I will also explain and defend the ways Chinese philosophy expresses its systematic reflections. I will also respond to the criticism that the elucidation and systematization effort in dealing with Chinese philosophy makes Chinese philosophy lose its significance. Moreover, I will argue that comparative philosophy should be problem-oriented, and the problems with which the pre-Qin thinkers dealt resemble those in early European modernity. Thus, not only is Chinese philosophy a philosophy, but it is a modern political philosophy. Through the analysis of the nature of pre-Qin philosophy, I also hope to direct the readers to a reevaluation of the nature of modernity, and of the relevance of pre-Qin philosophy to today’s world. Continue reading “Bai Tongdong – Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy Lecture: “Pre-Qin Chinese Thought as a Modern Political Philosophy”, Nov.11 @ 5:30pm”
Prof. Dr. Eric NELSON (Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology):
The Debate between Neo-Confucianism and Buddhism in Jeong Dojeon and Gihwa
Nov. 30, 2016; 18:00-20:00. More information here.
International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites abstracts of papers for the ISCP panels at APA Central Division Meeting in Kansas City, MO from March 1 to March 4, 2017. The themes and topics are open as long as they are connected with Chinese philosophy.
Your submission should include the following information:
1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation and Contact Information
4. Paper Abstract (200-300 words)
Please send your submission in Word Format to Qiong Wang at email@example.com by October 28, 2016.
Donald Sturgeon reports that thanks to the support of Harvard Yenching Library, over 5 million pages of scanned materials from the Yenching Library collection have been added to the Library section of the ctext.org site, including high quality images from the Chinese Rare Books Collection. See http://ctext.org/library.pl?if=en&collection=139. Approximate transcriptions created using the ctext.org OCR procedure have also been added to the Wiki, making these materials full-text searchable. In future he hopes to collaborate with other libraries to include materials from their Chinese language collections.
Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor has been named the first winner of the Berggruen Prize. The $1 million award from the Berggruen Institute is given annually to a thinker whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding and the advancement of humanity. It will be presented to Professor Taylor in New York on December 1, 2016. To learn more about the prize please visit the Berggruen Prize page.
Creativity and Diversity: 11th International Conference on Daoist Studies
Nanterre, Paris, France, May 17-20, 2017
Sarah Allan, The Heir and the Sage: Dynastic Legend in Early China (revised and expanded edition) is now in print with SUNY Press (2016).
Eric Schwitzgebel – Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy Lecture: “Death and Self in the Incomprehensible Zhuangzi”, THURSDAY Oct.13 @ 5:30pm
THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Welcomes: ERIC SCHWITZGEBEL (University of California Riverside)
With responses from: CHRISTOPHER GOWANS (Fordham University)
Please join us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on *THURSDAY*, OCTOBER 13th at 5:30PM for his lecture entitled:
“Death and Self in the Incomprehensible Zhuangzi”
ABSTRACT: The ancient Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi defies interpretation. This is an inextricable part of the beauty and power of his work. The text – by which I mean the “Inner Chapters” of the text traditionally attributed to him, the authentic core of the book – is incomprehensible as a whole. It consists of shards, in a distinctive voice. Despite repeating imagery, ideas, style, and tone, these shards cannot be pieced together into a self-consistent philosophy. This lack of self-consistency is a positive feature of Zhuangzi. It is part of what makes him the great and unusual philosopher he is, defying reduction and summary. In this talk, I will look at Zhuangzi’s inconsistent remarks about death and the self. Continue reading “Eric Schwitzgebel – Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy Lecture: “Death and Self in the Incomprehensible Zhuangzi”, THURSDAY Oct.13 @ 5:30pm”
I am thrilled to be able to share the news that, thanks in part to a gift from Don and Ann Munro, the University of Michigan will be re-establishing a tenure-track line in Chinese philosophy, to be housed jointly in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Philosophy. The support that the Munros have shown for the study of Chinese philosophy—in addition to Don’s distinguished career, the Munros have established the Tang Junyi Lecture Series at UM, the Munro Fund at the ACLS, and now this—is truly exemplary. Full text of the announcement follows.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 20th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference:
Roads Through Asia
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) invites currently enrolled graduate students working across all disciplines to submit abstracts for its annual conference.
This year’s conference will be held from February 24-25, 2017. Participants should plan to arrive on or before February 24, 2017.
The HEAS Conference Committee invites the submission of papers that examine Asia from various perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to history, philosophy, religion, literature, art history, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, economics, political science, gender studies, environmental studies, and law. Preference will be given to work that speaks to multiple fields or engages critically with those categories and boundaries that define past and present research on Asia.
In its twentieth year, the HEAS Conference is an annual forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss research related to Asia. It is an opportunity for young scholars to present their research to their peers and to faculty members of Harvard University’s department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. The conference also helps participants to meet others doing similar research and to forge new professional relationships.
With apologies for not posting this sooner, here is the Call for Abstracts for the “Second Conference on Middle Period Chinese Humanities.” The deadline is tomorrow, October 1, 2017. I attended the first such conference, and though I may have been the only card-carrying philosopher there, I learned a great deal and recommend the second conference highly to anyone interested in Tang-Ming philosophy (or intellectual history, etc., etc.).
Columbia University Press has published a two-volume set titled Chinese History and Culture, providing a collection of eminent intellectual historian Ying-shih Yu’s essays, many dealing with philosophical topics, some appearing for the first time in English. Details for volume one (Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century) and volume two (Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century); I’ll copy the Tables of Contents below.
Thanks to Alexus’s comment, I realize that I failed to use “Asian” as a search term, and in fact there are several more relevant ads:
- University of San Francisco (Asian Philosophy)
- University of New Mexico (Buddhist Philosophy)
- Underwood International College of Yonsei University (Asian Philosophy)
- Yale-NUS College (Asian Philosophy — Tenured/Head of Studies)
- Skidmore College (Open, but description emphasizes that “The Department has teaching needs in Asian, African, or other traditions heterogeneous to European.”)
UPDATE: Here is another relevant job listing:
- Eastern Connecticut State University (Comparative Philosophy)
The news about UCSD (not to mention the earlier news about Leiden’s senior position) nudged me into looking at PhilJobs, which lists 4 other tenure-track jobs that include Chinese or Non-Western philosophy as potential specialization:
- Whitman College (Asian Ethics)
- Bard College (Non-Western is one among a list of possibilities)
- Manhattan College (Ethics plus various possibilities of which Non-Western is one)
- University of Northern Colorado (Non-Western is one among a list of possibilities)
Exciting news: the University of California at San Diego department of philosophy is advertising for an assistant professor whose main area of research is some aspect of non-western philosophy. A faculty member wrote me to say: “As a department, we are very interested in diversifying the philosophy curriculum and recognizing the significant and underappreciated contributions to philosophy from scholars working in traditions that do not have their origin in Western Europe.” The details of the ad are here.
Columbia University Press has also published Eirik Harris’s outstanding study of the Shenzi fragments — congratulations, Eirik!
Eirik Lang Harris, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation (Columbia University Press, 2016)
Read on for details on the book, as well as a code that can be used for a 30% discount on the book.
I am very happy to share the news that Columbia University Press has published Chris Fraser’s (ahem, long-awaited :-)) book:
The Philosophy of the Mòzi: The First Consequentialists
Congratulations, Chris! Information here.
Frontiers of Philosophy in China Vol.11, No.3, 2016
Table of Contents
The recent discussion of the scope of “philosophy” reminded me of Amy Olberding’s excellent idea that those of us with tenure, at least, should make a point of endeavoring to publish in “general” philosophy journals, at least some of the time. (Just to be clear: this is no criticsm of existing journals focused on Chinese or comparative philosophy!) I am finishing up an essay on how to understand (and translate) tian in the context of Neo-Confucianism, and thought that it might make sense to try submitting it to a general history of philosophy journal. Which to choose? I decided to do a little research. I was pretty sure that Brian Leiter’s blog would have some sort of ranking of such journals, and sure enough, it does (from 2010). What surprised me was what I found when I started looking at the journals’ websites.