The Centre of East Asian and Comparative Philosophy of City University of Hong Kong is hosting a public seminar on 19 August, 2019, titled: “Can Confucianism Meet Contemporary Challenges in Hong Kong?” The speaker is professor Baogang He from Deakin University, Australia. For more information, please see the event flyer here.
NAKPA invites papers and panel proposals submissions for the annual NAKPA conference at University College Cork in Ireland. The conference is on Oct. 10 (Thursday) and 11 (Friday), even though the registration table will be open on Oct. 9 (Wed) and an organized tour will be held on Oct. 12 (Sat) (at participant’s expense). All those who are interested should send submissions to email@example.com.
The ISCWP plans to organize one or two panels for the 2020 APA-Pacific Meeting (San Francisco, CA, Apr 8-12, 202o). We invite proposals of panels or papers that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy. Proposals focused exclusively on only one of Chinese or Western philosophy will not be considered.
The following announcement might be of interest to some readers of “Warp, Weft, and Way”. We encourage younger scholars in fields like sinology, religious studies, cultural studies and philosophy to apply. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to meet distinguished scholars from Taiwan, Hongkong and other Sinophone societies and to interact with young scholars from around the globe.
This is the first book-length translation to give a comprehensive look at Zhu Xi’s thought and his place in history, literature, philosophy, and religion. It includes Zhu’s writings or lessons on a wide variety of topics, including his ethics, metaphysics, political thought, views on ghosts and spirits, objections to Daoism and Buddhism, selected commentaries, and his thoughts on literature, poetry, and current social conditions. The volume is edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe with contributions from experts in various areas and aspects of Zhu Xi’s writings.
The book has been released directly into paperback and there is a companion website that includes the Chinese text for all translated materials, both of which we hope will appeal to instructors looking to adopt the volume for their courses. The paperback edition is quite affordable, and the easy reference to the Chinese text gives language instructors a way to teach Song dynasty Chinese as applied to a variety of topics and genres.
The table of contents is below the fold.
ISCP Executive Director JeeLoo Liu has shared the following report:
The 21st Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) concluded on July 5th. This conference was held in Bern, Switzerland, and we have had beautiful weather in addition to the scenery city sights. The theme of this conference was Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion : Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy. The three and a half day conference included 230 papers, 145 of which were uploaded for inside viewing by the time the conference started on July 2nd. A different format for this conference was that instead of giving individual talks, the five invited keynote speakers (Paul Unschuld, Karine Chemla, Guorong Yang, Karyn Lai, and Jenny Zhao) formed two panels for short presentations and extensive discussion. The conference contained fruitful exchanges among scholars from different countries, and also provided the opportunity for many scholars from afar to explore the Swiss Alps during their free time.
Two articles of interest to appear outside of the standard ones we always cover:
The latest issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy includes a Book Symposium on Sungmoon Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism (Cambridge, 2016):
- Joseph Chan, Public Reason Confucianism Without Foundation?
- Baldwin Wong, A Non‐Sectarian Comprehensive Confucianism?—On Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism
- Franz Mang, Why Public Reason Could Not Be Too Modest: The Case of Public Reason Confucianism
- Stephen C. Angle, Does Confucian Public Reason Depend on Confucian Civil Religion?
- Sungmoon Kim, In Defense of Public Reason Confucianism: Reply to Chan, Mang, Wong, and Angle
The 2020 AAS Annual Conference will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from March 19-22 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and the Hynes Convention Center.
Proposal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 5:00pm EDT
All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS Call for Proposals webpage. For complete and detailed submission instructions, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and information on how to submit a ‘seeking panelists/panels’ posting, please visit the AAS Conference website.