Warp, Weft, and Way

Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Change/Clarification to Posts About Recent Publications

One of our goals for Warp, Weft, and Way is that it be a source of information about what is published related to Chinese and/or comparative philosophy. To that end, I regularly post the Tables of Contents of the journals in this area:

  • Dao
  • PEW
  • JCP
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • Journal of World Philosophy
  • Contemporary Chinese Thought
  • Frontiers of Philosophy in China
  • Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture
  • Comparative and Continental Philosophy
  • Journal of East-West Thought

My goal is to post the TofC for each issue of these journals as it comes out (and label it with the Table of Contents “category”), which not only keeps readers abreast of the field but also makes searching the blog into quite a powerful tool. If anyone notices that I have missed an issue of one of those journals, or thinks that there are other journals that should be included, please let me know.

Articles related to our scope regularly appear in other journals. I have sometimes called attention to the, but would like to do a more systematic job of it. So, starting this week, once each week I will post information on such articles. Please send me information about any article you have published, or know of, that should be included in this weekly digest. (Again, anything that appears in a journal listed above will be listed in the TofC for that issue, and not listed in the separate, weekly digest.)

Finally, I will also continue my practice of collecting information on new (or new-to-me) book publications. As with the journal articles, from now on I plan on posting once per week on the books of that week. Please share with me information about any books that should be included in the weekly digest. This includes books that are newly published in paperback, for example, but in general I like to announce books only when they are actually published, rather than months in advance of actual publication.

Any comments/suggestions/corrections about all of this are welcome, and thanks to Brian Bruya for initiating a conversation about these matters that has led to the new process.

(Revised to add Journal of East-West Thought — thanks to Bill Haines for pointing out this omission.)

April 20, 2018 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Blog details, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | 5 comments

Pictures from 4th RWCP

It was great to see many old friends, and meet new ones, at the 4th Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy. For those who were unable to attend, summaries of the papers and discussion will be forthcoming soon. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures :-).

April 19, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

CFP: Southeast Early China Roundtable

The Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR) is now accepting submissions of paper abstracts for the 22nd Annual Conference, to be held at the University of North Florida from October 19-21, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Victor Mair from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.

We welcome papers on pre-Song China from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Please send abstracts of individual papers (250 words) to Sarah Mattice (s.mattice@unf.edu) or Harry Rothschild (hrothsch@unf.edu) by August 1, 2018.

For more information about SEECR, please visit the SEECR website:



April 18, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Confucianism and “Reacting to the Past”

I have recently learned of the “Reacting to the Past” pedagogy (see here), which seems fascinating, and in fact they have two modules directly related to Confucianism:

If anyone has experience with either of these, or with Reacting to the Past in general, please share your thoughts in the comments (or email me directly if you prefer). I gather that these “games” are mainly aimed at history classes, but I wonder how they would work in a philosophy class?

April 17, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism, Pedagogy | no comments

CFP: International Conference on 4 May 1919

Call for Papers: International conference “4 May 1919: History in Motion — A Political, Social and Cultural Look at a Turning Point in the History of Modern China”

Université de Mons, Belgium, 2 – 4 May 2019

Abstracts are expected before July 15, 2018. For more information, see here.

April 17, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Europe | no comments

CFP: 4th European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP) Conference

The 4th European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP) Conference at University of Hildesheim , Germany (Sept 5–8 2018)

Übergänge – Transitions – 移り渉り: Crossing the Boundaries in Japanese Philosophy

We encourage applicants to send in proposals for individual presentations or group proposals of 3 presenters to collaborate on a panel together. Papers dealing with the conference theme “Übergänge – Transitions – 移り渉り” are particularly welcome, but papers on other aspects related to Comparative & Japanese Philosophy will also be considered.

It is not necessary to adjust your presentation to the general theme in a very strict manner – we want to use the topic in a thought provoking rather than restrictive way! Please feel free to interpret the theme creatively. It is more important that you can give your presentation on a topic you are interested in than adjusting it to the general theme.

Deadline: April 30, 2018  (Abstract 250-500 words with 5–10 keywords & CV)

Conference Languages: English, German and Japanese

Contact: enojp4@gmail.com

For more info: https://enojp4.wordpress.com/

April 17, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference, Europe, Japanese philosophy, Translation | no comments

CFP: ISCWP 2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference of ISCWP in China Call for Submissions

The International Society for Comparative Studies ofChinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP) announces a call for abstracts for its 2018 conference, June 11-13 at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.This is the first time that the annual conference of ISCWP will be held in China. Submissions, including abstract and title, should be sent to Alexus McLeod, ISCWP Vice President, at alexus.mcleod@uconn.edu by May 1, 2018, though early submissions are encouraged. The board of ISCWP will invite about 20 presentations from the submissions. Presentations may be in English or Chinese. Lodging accommodations for speakers will be provided. Speakers unable to obtain travel support from their own institutions can apply for reimbursement from the conference committee. But given a limited budget, not every applicant will receive reimbursement. Questions concerning this conference can be directed to Guoxiang Peng, ISCWP President, at peng_gx@126.com (there is an underscore between peng and gx). For more information about the ISCWP, please visit www.iscwp.org

April 17, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

CFP: Adventures in Chinese Realism

Adventures in Chinese Realism: Call for Contributions

Two years ago, Eirik Harris (CityU Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Baptist U) and Henry Schneider (CityU Seattle) launched a project called “Adventures in Chinese Realism,” with 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 Realism to actual issues in political philosophy (at large), for example, assessing Confucian revivalism, dealing with so-called corporate ethics, recasting checks and balances, etc.

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April 12, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Legalism | no comments

Lau Reviews Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist Philosophy in Early Twentieth-Century German Thought

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2018.04.10 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Eric Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist Philosophy in Early Twentieth-Century German Thought, Bloomsbury, 2017, 344 pp., $114.00, ISBN 9781350002555.

Reviewed by Kwok-ying Lau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

In our present age of globalization, more and more people identify themselves as global citizens. To them, intercultural experience seems evident. Yet intercultural encounter in philosophy is still not yet a widely shared experience. This is particularly true in the West, where teaching and research in philosophy are organized basically in the same institutional setting as a century ago in which non-Western philosophies can hardly find their place. Seen in this context, Eric Nelson’s book has the great merit of drawing our attention to the experiences of some great forerunners in intercultural philosophy in Weimar Germany from the end of World War I to the rise of National Socialism in 1933. Nelson’s book is not merely a work on some historical episodes of intercultural philosophy but also a work showing the how of intercultural philosophy in itself.

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April 12, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: Undergrad Philosophy Journal interested in Non-Western Philosophy

The message below is from the undergraduate philosophy club at the University of California, Irvine.

This is a call for submission to the UCI Philosophy Club’s first issue of Falsafa ([n.] ‘Philosophy’ in Urdu), an annual undergraduate philosophy journalThis is a wonderful opportunity for students to get involved in formal, academic philosophical discourse. For those looking to do graduate-level work in philosophy or simply pursue academia, submitting to Falsafa will be an exciting and beneficial opportunity.

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April 11, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy | no comments

M.A. in Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University

The Philosophy M.A. Program at Eastern Michigan University is accepting applications. Funding is available.  Please see the attached flyer.

This year, we placed graduating students in the following programs (with full funding):

  • Loyola Chicago, Philosophy Ph.D. (student interest in Continental philosophy)
  • University of Wisconsin, Philosophy Ph.D. (student interest in philosophy of science)
  • Western Michigan University, Religious Studies M.A. (student interest in Asian religions)

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April 9, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New Book: Sibau, Reading for the Moral

SUNY has published Maria Franca Sibau, Reading for the Moral: Exemplarity and the Confucian Moral Imagination in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Short Fiction. A new perspective that should shed light on discussions of roles, roles ethics, virtue ethics, and exemplarity! More info is here or below.

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April 8, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Role Ethics, Virtue | no comments

Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday, April 20th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm, in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
The speaker will be Pauline Lee, who will be presenting her article “Two Confucian Theories on Children and Childhood,” which is currently being developed into a chapter for a monograph on “Play in China: The Trifling, the Wicked, and the Sacred.” If you have questions or would like a copy of the paper (which should be read in advance of the seminar), please contact the seminar’s Rapporteur, Zach Berge-Becker.

April 8, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Book: Having a Word with Angus Graham

SUNY has published Carine Defoort and Roger T. Ames, eds., Having a Word with Angus Graham: At Twenty-Five Years into His Immortality. Read on for the details, or see here.

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April 7, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Audio of Angus Graham Memorial Lectures at SOAS

Keith Knapp calls attention to the fact that since 2010, SOAS has sponsored the Angus Graham Memorial Lecture series.  On the website below, you can listen to each of these lectures, which include such luminaries as Liu Xiaogan, Carine Defoort, William Nienhauser, Roger Ames, and Michael Nylan.


April 7, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments