Disturbing news from a colleague in Australia:
This is Yin Gao from the University of Newcastle, Australia. I have been teaching Chinese philosophy in this institution for over 15 years. I am afraid I have a rather bad news. My school decided to abolish philosophy major:
I wonder if you would announce the news here. My colleagues and I are dismayed by this decision. Currently, this proposed change is still under consultation. Any support from anyone would be much appreciated. They can send their comment to the following link:
Ruth.Hartmann@newcastle.edu.au or email me at my email as listed here.
UoN receive submission until Friday the 22nd of Sept [updated]. However, any comment after this date would still means a lot to us.
Call for Papers: Engaging ‘China’: Perspectives from the Margins
Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference (10-11 Jan 2018)
Keynote speakers: Peter K. Bol (Harvard), Henrietta Harrison (Oxford)
Deadline for submission: October 15th 2017, 17:00 (GMT)
Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for the second annual University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference, which takes the theme of ‘engagement’ in the Chinese context as its point of departure. We welcome papers that work with modern and pre-modern subject material and from all humanistic disciplines, including but not limited to history, literary and cultural studies, art, film and media studies, philosophy, human geography, anthropology, musicology and religion.
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Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2017.09.13 View this Review Online View Other NDPR Reviews
Kwok-Ying Lau, Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding: Toward a New Cultural Flesh, Springer, 2016, 256pp., $109.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319447629.
Reviewed by Eric S. Nelson, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This book, the fruition of twenty years of research and writing about phenomenology, carefully and insightfully traces the complex historical relations between phenomenology and non-Western thought over the last century. It also offers a critical diagnosis of the contemporary impediments to, and possibilities for, intercultural philosophy.
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Here is a useful collection of essays by Roger Ames and the late Henry Rosemont: Confucian Role Ethics: A Moral Vision for the 21st Century? (V&R Academic, 2016) that had previously escaped my attention. The Table of contents follows.
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International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites abstracts of papers for the ISCP panels at APA Central Division meeting in Chicago, IL, February 21- 24, 2018. 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 or PDF to Qiong Wang by September 17, 2017.
The Asian Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, pending administrative approval, to teach courses in Asian Studies beginning in August 2018, and to serve as the director of Calvin College’s Semester Program in China. Candidates from Religion, History, and Philosophy will be considered; the successful candidate will be housed in the most appropriate department.
PENG Guoxiang of Zhejiang University writes with information about a post-doc opportunity:
A post-doc program of Chinese philosophy, intellectual history, and religions, especially Confucianism, at Zhejiang University now is available for application. The eligible candidates are required:
1. No more than 35 years old;
2. Citizenships that have diplomatic relations with China;
3. PhD acquired outside China and within one year;
4. No less than 20 months in China within two years;
5. Excellence in Chinese or English if from non-English speaking world;
Interested applicants can directly contact me with their CV at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Nov. 13.
We are happy to announce that the second bi-annual workshop organized by the International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures will be held in Xi’an, China, January 5-13, 2018. The theme for this time is “Manuscripts and Materiality of Text.” Four instructors, Profs. AnneMarie Luijendijk (Princeton), Daniela Mairhofer (Princeton), Matthias Richter (CU Boulder), and Xu Jianping (ZJU) will each lead a one-day workshop. Keynote speakers are Profs. Martin Kern (Princeton) and Liu Yuejin (CASS). Please refer to the attached document for more information and application. We welcome all applicants interested in the fields of Chinese Antiquity, Late Medieval Antiquity, and Medieval Latin. Deadline is Oct. 10th, 2017. For information see the document below:
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Bloomsbury has published Tony Swain’s Confucianism in China: An Introduction. See here for more.
Call for Proposals: Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy 50th Annual Conference, June 8-11th, 2018
Hosted by Pedagogical University of Cracow, Krakow, Poland; supporting co-organizers are National Museum in Krakow and Institute of the Middle and Far East of Jagiellonian University
CONFERENCE THEME: Power and Creativity
Keynote Speaker: Graham Parkes (University of Vienna), “Will to Power and the Field of Dao/De: Nietzsche and Zhuangzi on Creative Experience”
Deadline for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: January 31, 2018
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Call for Papers and Abstracts: ACPA at 2018 Pacific APA in San Diego
Submission deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2018 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). March 28 – 30, 2018 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California.
Description: We now welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on an ACPA group session at the 2018 APA Pacific Division Meeting. (Please note: We are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Pacific APA 2018, not proposals for a complete panel.)
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Here are the program schedule and travel information for the first annual Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought (BACCT), October 14-15, hosted this year by the University of California, Davis.
Saturday, October 14th
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From Scott R. Stroud (University of Texas at Austin)
Call for Abstracts: American Society for the History of Rhetoric Symposium on “Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions”
May 31-June 1, 2018
The American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) invites paper proposals to be considered for our 2018 Symposium on “Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions.” The Symposium will be held on May 31-June 1, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, immediately prior to the Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference.
To be considered for the Symposium, please submit a one-page, single-spaced abstract to Dr. Scott Stroud (email@example.com) by September 30, 2017. All submissions should relate to the Symposium theme discussed below, be composed in English, stripped of author identification for peer review, and submitted as either a Word document or a PDF. Authors will be notified about the status of their submissions by the end of the year.
There is no cost to attend the Symposium, although all presenters must be members of ASHR. If you are not currently a member, you will be given an opportunity to join if your paper is accepted. For more information on ASHR, membership, and rates, visit www.ashr.org.
Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions
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The Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce an interdisciplinary symposium in honor of Nathan Sivin at Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, on Oct. 14-15, 2017.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Just click here if you’d like to attend:
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If I may be permitted a moment of self-promotion: Wiley has just published A Concise Companion to Confucius, a volume in their prestigious Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series. It comprises seventeen chapters by a roster of distinguished contributors. I hope you like it!
The archaeologists who are cleaning up the bamboo strips found in the Haihunhou tomb are expected to confirm that one of the texts recovered is the long lost Qi version of the Analects; see here.
2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy, Basel, 7-9 September 2017
Almost 100 scholars will present their work at the 2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP: http://www.ea-cp.eu/), which takes place in Basel on September 7-9, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Global Chinese Philosophy.” Two keynote addresses by Prof. Thomas Fröhlich (Hamburg) and Prof. Loy Hui-chieh (Singapore) are open to the public. Thomas Fröhlich will talk about “Beyond Confucian Delusions and Illusions. Critical Issues in Chinese Philosophy Today” at the Kollegienhaus (Hörsaal 001) on Thursday, 7 September, 6–7pm. Loy Hui-chieh will give an address on “Getting Through to a War-loving Ruler: The Mohists and their Elite Audiences” at the Kollegienhaus (Hörsaal 001) on Friday, 8 September, 6–7pm.
For questions or further information, please write to Ralph Weber. The full conference program follows.
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The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2018 APA Pacific Meeting, which will take place in San Diego, March 28- April 1, 2018.
We would like to encourage submissions of proposals of individual papers and panels. We encourage papers or panels that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy (broadly construed). The submissions will be reviewed by all the three members of the board. When we select papers, we normally try to find papers that have common theme to form a panel. You may have a better chance to be accepted if you submit a panel proposal which already has a common theme. Continue reading “CFP: ISCWP at 2018 Pacific APA”
Since I have heard from some APA folks that they are keen to increase the diversity of traditions represented on the APA main programs, it makes sense to pass on the below reminder here.
Paper submissions for the 2018 APA Pacific Division meeting in San Diego, California, are currently open. Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on September 1. If you have a paper you would like to present, please you submit it as soon as possible at the paper submissions website. We urge you submit your paper before 2 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, September 1, after which there will be nobody available at the national office to provide technical assistance.
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Indiana University Press has a new-ish series called “World Philosophies” that I have not previously noted here on the blog. See here and below.
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Ted Slingerland’s edX MOOC on early Chinese thought starts next week if anyone’s got interested students. Free to sign up!
The ISCWP Summer 2017 newsletter is available online here. It contains information on the following:
- Letter from the President
- Member News and Updates
- ISCWP Sponsored Panels, APA Eastern Division Meeting (Jan 4-7, 2017)
- ISCWP Sponsored Panels, APA Pacific Division Meeting (Apr 12-15, 2017)
- Dues and Donations
Call for Papers: SACP PANELS for APA Pacific Division, 2018
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, Seattle WA, March 28-30, 2018
The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy invites submissions to be considered for inclusion in panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Division Meeting. Submissions focusing on any area of Asian and/or Comparative philosophy will be considered. Both individual papers and completed panel proposals are encouraged.
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For blog readers in East Asia, especially…
NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER EAST ASIAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Humanities Center invites proposals from scholars at elite East Asian universities for fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. The current participating universities are Tsinghua, Fudan, Shanghai Jiao Tong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University, National University of Singapore, and National Taiwan University, although we are open to expanding participation from stellar institutions.
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Paul van Els and Sarah A. Queen, eds., Between History and Philosophy: Anecdotes in Early China (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2017). ISBN: 978-1-4384-6611-8.
The hardcover version will be out very soon; the Kindle and other eBook versions are already available. For more information, see the SUNY website:
Information about the book and its cover (including a sharper image) is also available at Paul’s website:
Summary and Table of Contents follows.
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Call for papers: “Materiality of Knowledge in Chinese thought, Past and Present”.
The conference will be organised jointly by Dirk Meyer and Stefano Gandolfo, University of Oxford. It will take place on 19-21 September 2018 at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. It will discuss matters related to the materiality of knowledge from the following three aspects:
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The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites submissions to be considered for ISCP panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Division Meeting at Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA, March 28- April 1, 2018. Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese or Comparative philosophy.
REQUIRED (for proposal):
- Title of Paper
- Name of Presenter
- Presenter’s Affiliation
- Presenter’s e-mail address
- Approximately 200-word Paper Abstract
Please send each your proposal as an e-mail attachment to Robin Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2017.
Pardon the self promotion. My book was published earlier this month by Oxford University Press.
Here’s the synopsis:
The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought is about the necessity and value of vulnerability in human experience. In this book, Michael Ing brings early Chinese texts into dialogue with questions about the ways in which meaningful things are vulnerable to powers beyond our control, and more specifically how relationships with meaningful others might compel tragic actions.
Vulnerability is often understood as an undesirable state; invulnerability is usually preferred. While recognizing the need to reduce vulnerability in some situations, The Vulnerability of Integrity demonstrates that vulnerability is pervasive in human experience, and enables values such as morality, trust, and maturity. Vulnerability is also the source of the need for care for oneself and for others. The possibility of tragic loss fosters compassion for others as we strive to care for each other.
This book demonstrates the plurality of Confucian thought on this topic. The first two chapters describe traditional and contemporary arguments for the invulnerability of integrity in early Confucian thought. The remainder of the book focuses on neglected voices in the tradition, which argue that our concern for others can and should lead to us compromise our own integrity. In such cases, we are compelled to do something transgressive for the sake of others, and our integrity is jeopardized in the transgressive act.
More information can be found here.
The latest issue of 齐鲁学刊 [Qilu Academic Journal] features an extended, two-part dialogue between Huang Yushun and me, and another dialogue between Guo Ping and me. The topics covered include both substantive and methodological issues related to Huang’s “Life Confucianism (生活儒学),” to the “Liberal Confucianism” defended by both Huang and Guo, and to the idea of “Progressive Confucianism.” See:
Issue 16:3 of Dao has been published; details are here and below.
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Michael Sandel and Paul D’Ambrosio have edited a book on Chinese philosophy titled “Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy” that will come out on Harvard University Press in early January 2018. A flyer with more information is available here, and the Table of Contents follows.
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Daily Nous reports on censorship of philosophical writings in Hong Kong.
East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai is looking for a two-year post-doc in ancient Chinese art theory and classic Chinese aesthetics. Applicants must have PhD in related areas. Stipend is 75,000 RMB for one year and 150,000 RMB for two years. Please send application materials to Professor Zhu Zhirong (email@example.com) at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of ECNU.
5th INTERNATIONAL STCS CONFERENCE:
FROM HEGEL TO MAO AND BEYOND — The Long March of Sinicizing Marxism
organized by the Department of Asian Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
Date: April 20-22, 2018
Venue: Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Call For Papers and further information are available here (abstracts due by November 25, 2017).
Authority versus Authenticity: 12th International Conference on Daoist Studies
Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 1-4 June, 2018
[PENDING APPROVAL BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (expected by December)]
This year’s theme is the relationship of inner truth in contrast (and conflict) with outer circumstances, an issue that pervades Daoist history and culture, since Daoists highly value naturalness and integrity that often crosses or even runs in opposition to mainstream values, notions, and practices—both without and within the religion itself.
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Volume 3 of the Journal of Chinese Humanities has been published. Among other things, it contains an interesting discussion of the trend toward “indigenization” in Chinese humanities, and the connection of this to Confucianism, by Wang Xuedian; and a review by Joshua Mason of Huang Yushun’s English-language book, Voice from the East: The Chinese Theory of Justice (translated by Hou Pingping and Wang Keyou; Reading, UK: Paths International, 2016). The Table of Contents is here.
The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy announces an open rank search for the Shri Parsvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. AOS: Jain studies or South Asian philosophy AOC: Open. We seek a scholar with knowledge of and research interests in Jainism, Jain ethics or Jain philosophy more broadly. We are especially interested in research that can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles to fundamental problems in philosophy, as well as to other religious traditions, ideally using methods of analytic philosophy.
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I am happy to announce that Stephen Grimm (Fordham), Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame), and I have received a grant from the NEH to run a 2-week Summer Institute in July 2018 called “Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life.” We will be drawing on Confucian and Buddhist traditions, among others. Some more details are here; I will announce here at Warp, Weft, and Way when applications open, later in the fall, in case anyone is interested.
Interestingly, if Justin at Daily Nous is correct, then the only two NEH Summer Seminars or Institutes awarded to philosophers both have significant non-Western components (the other one is “Self-Knowledge in Eastern and Western Philosophies Project” directed by Christian Coseru and colleagues).
Russell Arben Fox has posted an engaging set of comments provoked by Leigh Jenco’s book Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West (Oxford, 2015), based on comments Fox delivered at a conference in Singapore. Highly recommended!
The latest issue of the free, open-access journal Comparative Philosophy is available here and below. It features a special section on “Comparative Chinese-Western Epistemology.”
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The XXIV World Congress of Philosophy will take place in Beijing next year (August 13-20, 2018). This should be an occasion to highlight all aspects of Chinese philosophy. For more information on sections, topics, deadlines, etc., see here. All proposals are welcome!
[NOTE: Please contact the organizers on the linked website with any questions or requests. Posting a question about the World Congress in the comments section here on our website may not be very useful.]
The second issue of the North American Korean Philosophy Association Newsletter for 2017 is available here. You can find information about the latest calls for papers, NAKPA conference programs both at SungKyunKwan University and at the Eastern APA, and more.
Volume 12, Issue 2 of Frontiers of Philosophy in China, as special issue on environmental ethics, has been published. The Table of Contents is here and below; note that the content is currently freely available for download. Continue reading “Latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China”
University of Hawaii Press will soon publish the fascinating-looking Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China, edited by Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace. More info here and below.
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Douglas Berger, a specialist in Indian and Chinese comparative philosophy at Southern Illinois University, is moving to the Leiden Institute for Philosophy where he will be Professor of Comparative Philosophy. More information is here. Congratulations, Doug!
Call for Papers: Creating a Philosophy for the Future
Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme, University of Macau
16th-18th November 2017
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Blomsbury Academic has published Geoffrey Redmond’s The I Ching (Book of Changes): A Critical Translation of the Ancient Text; see here.
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The INSTITUT RICCI, CENTRE D’ETUDES CHINOISES, provides access to a significant number of French-language translations of recent Chinese-language essays on Chinese philosophy, Chinese thought, and related subjects. It’s a great resource! See here.
Eirik Harris (CityU Hong Kong) and Henry Schneider (CityU Seattle) launched a project called “Adventures in Chinese Realism”. It has a twofold aim. First, it is about re-discovering the Classics of Chinese Realism, for example Han Fei, Shen Dao, Guanzi, etc. Second, it is about applying Chinese Realim to actual issues in political philosophy (at large), for example, assessing Confucian revivalism, dealing with so-called corporate ethics, recasting checks and balances, etc.
So far, two panels were organized and held. The first during the APA Pacific session in 2017 and the second at the ISCP conference in 2017. So far, Gordon Mower, PC Lo, Jeremy Huang, Wilson Lee, and Eirik Harris presented their work. These activities shall continue in the future. Once there is enough material of high quality, an edited book becomes an option.
Call for papers / interest: Graduate students and faculty are cordially invited to submit any abstracts / papers for inclusion under this project. Near-term goal is to put together a panel for the APA Pacific conference in 2018.
Eirik Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Schneider: email@example.com
A new issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy has been published: a special issue devoted to “Time, Space, and Mind: Roots of Humanity.” See here; and the Table of Contents follows.
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I am saddened to share the news of Professor de Bary’s passing. He was an inspiration to generations of students of Chinese thought. I knew him as a gracious and persistent interlocutor at the Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar that he continued to attend, as he continued to teach. His influence on our understanding of Neo-Confucianism throughout East Asia was enormous, and his early fascination with Huang Zongxi seems as relevant today as ever.
There is an obituary here; it begins: Wm. Theodore de Bary, acclaimed scholar of East Asian thought and a leader in the development of Asian Studies in the United States, died peacefully in his home, Hotokudo, in Tappan, New York, on July 14, 2017. John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Columbia University at the time of his death, de Bary continued to teach after his formal retirement in 1989. Although weakened by a heart condition, he completed grading the papers for his last course in May, 2017….
See below for information on submitting papers to the ISCP panels planned for the Central APA and the 2018 World Congress of Philosophy.
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The Society for the Study of Early China’s 6th Annual Conference
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The Society for the Study of Early China is pleased to announce its Sixth annual conference, which will take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, 22 March 2018. Like previous meetings, this one will take place in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies’ Annual Conference. Registration for the AAS event is not required to attend the SSEC meeting.
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The journal International Communication of Chinese Culture is worth looking at; its latest issues contain many articles related to Chinese philosophy. Of particular interest to me (in light of my essay on Tian) is Ben Huff’s essay, “Servants of Heaven: the place of virtue in the Confucian cosmos.” I’ll paste the abstract of Ben’s essay after the break.
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Here is a report on the opening of the 20th ISCP conference in Singapore: http://www.iscp-online.org/ Wish I was there!
For anyone who might be interested, I have added some new works-in-progress to my on-line archive site, including the pre-copyedit version of “Tian as Cosmos in Zhu Xi’s Neo-Confucianism.” Comments are always welcome. Below, I include the abstract to the Tian essay, as well as two paragraphs discussing standards for translation.
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This report discusses an unearthed text thought to be the lost Qi Analects (《齐论语》).
Oxford University Press has published Constance A. Cook and Zhao Lu, Stalk Divination: A Newly Discovered Alternative to the I Ching. More information is here and below. Continue reading “New Book: Stalk Divination”
Several friends have written me to share the sad news of Henry Rosemont’s passing. There is a brief remembrance here; please share any other thoughts or links. Henry was a wonderful, passionate soul who will be greatly missed.