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

Goodman Reviews Garfield

Not really Chinese philosophy, but very interesting on comparative philosophy….

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2015.09.02 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Jay L. Garfield, Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2015, 376pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780190204341.

Reviewed by Charles Goodman, Binghamton University

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September 2, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Weber Reviews Jullien

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2015.08.43 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

François Jullien, On the Universal, the Uniform, the Common and Dialogue between Cultures, Polity, 2014, 189pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745646237.

Reviewed by Ralph Weber, University of Basel

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September 1, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Workshop on Memory and Text

Workshop: “Memory and Text in Premodern East Asia: Concepts, Theories, and Methods” 

Dates: October 1-3, 2015

Venue: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


This workshop offers unique opportunities for scholars from the premodern China, Japan, and Korea fields to exchange, compare, and explore different modes of research surrounding “memory and text.”

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September 1, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

CFP: Music and Philosophy Conference

Call For Papers: “Music and Philosophy in Early China”

November 27-28, 2015

Philosophy Program, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015.

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August 27, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Noticed any typos in Hutton’s Xunzi?

Eric Hutton has informed me that Princeton University Press intends to release a paperback edition of his translation of the Xunzi, and there is an opportunity for him to make minor changes to the translation. Readers of this blog who have noticed typos in the current edition or who have other small corrections to suggest are invited to email them directly to Eric at: eric.hutton@utah.edu.

August 26, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Translation, Xunzi | no comments

Cultivation Conference CFP

International Conference: In pursuit of wisdom: Ancient Chinese and Greek perspectives on cultivation

15-18 January 2016

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Conference website: https://cultivationinchinaandgreece.wordpress.com/

What does it take to live well? Ancient Chinese and Greek philosophy present accounts or models of life lived well: a Confucian junzi, a Daoist sage and a eudaimonic life. Philosophical discussions in these traditions bring to light pictures of the good life as well as its constitutive elements. These include, for example, the Stoic life of virtue, Aristotelian intellectual virtues, Confucian virtue ethics, and Daoist ideals of nonaction. Yet, living well is not simply about having the right kinds of pursuits or ends nor is it just about how particular activities are executed. The good life is primarily about agency, and a richer account is facilitated by understanding how it is cultivated. At this conference, we aim to extend existing debates on the good life by investigating the processes associated with cultivating or nurturing the self in order to live such lives, ably and reliably… (read more at the Conference website: https://cultivationinchinaandgreece.wordpress.com)

Keynote Speakers

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August 24, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Slingerland Reviews Flanagan

A new review on NDPR:

Flanagan, Owen. Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy, Marquette University Press, 2014, 119pp., $15.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780874621853.

Reviewed by Edward Slingerland, University of British Columbia

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August 24, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Moral Psychology | no comments

New Issue of Dao

Dao 14:3 has been published. Check it out!

August 24, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

New book on Confucian Revival

An important new book on the revival of Confucianism in China has now appeared in English: The Sage and the People, by Sebastien Billioud and Joel Thoraval.

Based on almost a decade of fieldwork and a cross-disciplinary approach (anthropology, sociology, history), this book explores the popular revival of Confucianism that has taken place in China since the beginning of the twenty-first century. It does not primarily focus on intellectual or normative discourses but on the reappropriation and reinvention of popular practices in society. Analyzing empirically cases and narratives of activists involved in this “revival,” it attempts to understand their motivations, aspirations, difficulties, and achievements, as well as their ambiguous relation to Chinese politics. The Confucian revival is studied within the broader context of emerging challenges to Western categories (religion, philosophy, science etc) and great modernization narratives that prevailed throughout the twentieth century. Finally, by means of a comparison between state cults carried out in both Mainland China and Taiwan the book discusses the articulation of the political and the religious and, beyond that, the contemporary fate of the Chinese cosmological tradition.

August 24, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

Tsai Chih Chung animated cartoons available on YouTube

Including his versions of Zhuangzi, Laozi, and Zen!

August 23, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Popular Culture | no comments

New book: Doing Philosophy Comparatively

My new book introducing the basic concepts and problems of comparative philosophy is now available in paperback on Amazon. A while back, I wrote on this blog about some of the topics that are discussed in the book (here and here).

August 23, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Comparative philosophy, Methodology | 2 comments

New study finds no significant difference in Gettier intuitions across cultures

Read about it here (via dailynous.com).

August 20, 2015 Posted by | Empirical Studies, Epistemology | no comments

Genius of the Ancient World: Buddha, Socrates, Confucius

A new three-part series from BBC Four. The first two episodes, on Buddha and Socrates, are available online. Just from watching the first few minutes, it seems like there is a heavy influence of Jaspers’ “Axial Age” theory. If you’ve seen the full episodes already, let the rest of us know what you think!

August 20, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Comparative philosophy, Confucius, Popular Culture | no comments

Commentator needed for Eastern APA

Dear Colleagues,

Due to some unexpected conflicts of schedule, we are now looking for another commentator for Dr. Huang Yong’s paper in our celebratory panel for the ACPA 20th Anniversary at APA Eastern 2016. I am including the paper title of Dr. Huang’s paper below. We will appreciate it very much if any of you can take this commentator function. I trust we may still be able to put your name down on the official APA program if I get your confirmation in the next few days:

Yong Huang (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Comparative Philosophy: Between Textual Studies and Philosophical Creations

Thank you very much for your attention and All the best!

Huaiyu Wang <wdhyana@gmail.com>

August 13, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

Review of new book in Comparative Ethics

I was intrigued by Brandon Warmke’s recent review in NDPR of Judith Andre’s book Worldly Virtue: Moral Ideals and Contemporary Life. Apparently Andre makes considerable (and self-aware) use of Buddhist ideas as she argues that “the realities of our contemporary world require us both to re-interpret traditional virtues and to recognize new ones altogether.” Take a look!

August 12, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Comparative philosophy, Ethical Theory, Virtue | no comments

Job at Northwestern

Northwestern University is looking for an assistant professor of East Asian Religions, presumably a replacement for Brook Ziporyn, now at The University of Chicago Divinity School. More details here.

August 12, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening, Religion | no comments

OUP’s Philosopher of the Month: Lao Tzu

Apparently Oxford University Press has started a “Philosopher of the Month” feature, and July belongs to Lao Tzu. Perhaps not the deepest analysis, but nice to be included. (Thanks to Eric Hutton for passing this on.)

August 12, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Daoism, Laozi | 4 comments

Frank Perkins Moves to NTU, Singapore

Frank Perkins has recently been appointed to the faculty of Nanyang Technological University, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy. Frank’s work will be well-known to readers of this blog; more information is here. This is a real coup for NTU, which now can make a case for the strongest faculty in Chinese philosophy at any Anglophone university, with Chenyang Li, Alan Chan, Winnie Sung, and now Frank. Congratulations to all!

August 10, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Profession, Singapore | one comment

CFP: Philosophers/Zhexuejia – Special Heidegger Issue

Heidegger: East, West, Today, Tomorrow

A Special Issue of Philosophers (2016)

in Memory of the 40th Anniversary of Heidegger’s Death

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August 10, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Heidegger | no comments

ACLS / Munro Fund

A reminder that 2015-16 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open, several of which support work related to China. These fellowships are supported in part by the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought, which is designed to “support ACLS Fellowships awarded for research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems that exhibit high quality in sinology and in critical analysis, as well as relevance to human problems.”

August 10, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

Berggruen Fellowship

A new fellowship program has been launched by the Berggruen Center for Philosophy and Culture, with a major focus on cross-cultural and comparative philosophy. Please read on for details.

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August 4, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

New Translation of Mou’s Autobiography

An English translation of Mou Zongsan’s Autobiography at Fifty has been published. Enjoy!

August 4, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Contemporary Confucianism, Modern Chinese Philosophy, Mou Zongsan, New Confucianism | no comments

New issue of Comparative Philosophy

I seem to have fallen down on the job of keeping up with the on-line journal Comparative Philosophy; two 2015 issues (6:1 and 6:2) are available, full of good stuff, including a debate over Wang Chong and an elegant argument about why the current discipline of Western philosophy needs to change if it is to be able to learn fully from non-Western traditions like Confucianism.

August 2, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Journal News, Tables of Contents | no comments

Call For Proposals: Critical Inquiries in Comparative Philosophy book series

We are currently seeking book proposals for the Critical Inquiries in Comparative Philosophy book series (Rowman and Littlefield International). The volumes in this series aim to present recent research on topics within comparative philosophy generally as well as to present original work on these topics. Right now we are most interested in developing volumes focusing on Chinese Philosophy and/or Indian Philosophy, though proposals on topics in other areas of Asian and Comparative Philosophy are certainly welcome too.

There are currently two volumes of the series in development.  Alexus McLeod’s Theories of Truth in Chinese Philosophy: A Comparative Approach will be released this November, and Bongrae Seok’s Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame: Shame of Shamelessness is due to appear in 2017. Further information on the series and individual volumes can be found at the RLI series webpage.

Those interested in discussing topics or possible proposals for the series should contact Alexus McLeod at alexus.mcleod@colostate.edu

July 30, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Opportunities, Publishing | no comments

Call for Papers and Abstracts: ISCP panels at APA Pacific: March 30, 2016 – April 3, 2016

You are cordially  invited to submit either (1) abstracts for  individual paper or (2) a proposal for a complete panel for ISCP panels at the 2016 APA Pacific Division Meeting.
The submission should contain full name/affiliation/ email address.

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July 30, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference, Opportunities | no comments

Call for Papers: ISCWP, APA Pacific Meeting, San Francisco, March 30-April 2, 2016.

Dear ISCWP members,

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2016 APA Pacific Meeting, which will take place in San Francisco, March 30-April 2, 2016.

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July 30, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

SEECR Deadline approaching

A note from Keith Knapp:

Dear Colleagues,

This is just a quick reminder that the deadline for sending in proposals for the Southeast Early China Roundtable annual meeting is fast approaching.  It is this Saturday, August 1.

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July 29, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts | no comments

In a world of “Confucius Says (子曰),” What Can Confucius Say About Gay Marriage?

7/25/15: Upon review this blog has been edited significantly for grammatical correctness and clarity. I apologize for any glaring difficulties and hope that this revised version is easier to follow.

Synopsis: This paper-length blog post covers some of the developments in the gay-marriage debate among contemporary Confucian scholars. Throughout this piece I summarize and reconsider some of the proposed stances that some modern Confucian scholars take towards same-sex marriage. I consider what I call the Mengzi/Child Argument, the Metaphyiscal Argument, the Ren Argument, and the Institutional Argument.

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July 23, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Related Blog Discussions | 19 comments

Book Review: James F. Peterman, Whose Tradition? Which Dao?: Confucius and Wittgenstein on Moral Learning and Reflection

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2015.07.30 View this Review Online View Other NDPR Reviews

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July 23, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Philosophy of language, Reviews | no comments

Call for Papers: “New Ways of Reading Early Chinese Texts”

Although Zhou texts have been extensively commented upon for nearly 2,500 years, recent events have fundamentally altered the way these texts are understood. These events include the still-influential Doubting Antiquity movement, discovery of  previously unknown manuscripts during excavations, archaeology of material culture that expands our knowledge of Zhou life, and new phonetic restorations of ancient Chinese. In present day China, some early texts have been adapted into popular culture — the Confucian scholar Yu Dan has become a celebrity based on her charismatic presentation of the Lunyu.
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July 21, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference, Opportunities | no comments

Table of Contents: New Issue of Asian Philosophy

A  new issue of Asian Philosophy is available and can be found here.

July 20, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Tables of Contents | no comments

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Buddhism at Oregon State University

Dear Colleagues,The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon invites applications from specialists in Buddhist Studies (Asian Buddhism) for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, effective September 16, 2016. Teaching responsibilities are five courses per academic year.

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July 20, 2015 Posted by | Academia, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

Publication Opportunity: Early Chinese Self-Cultivation

Publication opportunity (non-peer-reviewed) for articles on “early Chinese self-cultivation”. On July 1st, 2015, Paul Fischer (Western Kentucky University) and Lin Zhipeng 林志鵬 (Fudan University) hosted a workshop in Shanghai on early Chinese self-cultivation (entitled 治氣養心之術——中國早期修身方法), hosted by the 復旦大學中華文明國際研究中心. (Please find the schedule attached.) The Center is willing to publish the collected papers of the workshop, but have allowed us to expand the volume somewhat. Therefore we are seeking submissions from non-participants to be included in this volume.

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July 17, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities, Philosophy in China | no comments

Call for APA Central Participants

Fellow committee member, Leah Kalmanson, is looking for respondents for an Author Meets Readers panel for the Central APA meetings in Chicago in March. Please contact her directly if you are interested. Find her contact info below.

The APA’s Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies (CAAAPP) will be hosting an author-meets-reader panel at the next meeting of the APA Central Division (Chicago, March 2-5) for Peter K. J. Park’s recent book Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon. Prof. Park’s work has already generated some conversation here at Warp, Weft, and Way. We are currently looking for respondents to serve on the panel. If you would be interested in attending the next Central meeting and serving as a respondent on our author-meets-reader panel, please contact Leah Kalmanson at kalmanson@gmail.com.

 

July 15, 2015 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, History of Philosophy, philosophy canon | no comments

Call For Proposals: SSEC 2016

The Society for the Study of Early China is pleased to announce that its Fourth Annual Meeting will take place in Seattle on 31 March 2016. As in past years, the Society for the Study of Early China is pleased to hold its meeting in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies’ Annual Conference. Registration for the AAS event is not required for those who attend only the SSEC meeting.
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July 15, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Adler reviews Chinese Metaphysics and Its Problems

Chenyang Li and Franklin Perkins (eds.), Chinese Metaphysics and Its Problems, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 242 pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107093508.

Reviewed by Joseph A. Adler, Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies and Religious Studies, Kenyon College

Read on-line at NDPR.

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July 15, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Metaphysics, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

Confucius on gay marriage

Bryan W. Van Norden comments here.

July 13, 2015 Posted by | Confucianism, Confucius, In the News | 4 comments

TOC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China

The latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China has been published. The table of contents is also located below:

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July 8, 2015 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Philosophy in China, Tables of Contents | no comments

CFP: Ethics Across the Curriculum

Here is the Call for Papers for the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum’s upcoming 2015 conference, which will be held at Clemson University on October 8-10, 2015. The theme is “Ethics Without Borders,” and they are explicitly interested in cross-cultural and comparative issues.

 

July 8, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Pedagogy | no comments

New Book: Daniel Bell, The China Model

Daniel A. Bell’s new book, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy (Princeton, 2015) has been published. Amazon is here. Unsurprisingly, the book is occasioning considerable discussion. One early review is here. Comments (and references to other reviews) are welcome!

July 7, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism, Politics | one comment

New book: Émilie Frenkiel, Conditional Democracy

Émilie Frenkiel’s new book, Conditional Democracy: The Contemporary Debate on Political Reform in Chinese Universities (ECPR Press, 2015) has been published. Click here for more information.

July 7, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New Assistant Editor

Over the next few weeks you’ll be seeing a new name here on the blog: Max Fong, a student of mine at Wesleyan, is working this summer as a research assistant and will be helping out with some of the blog postings. Thanks, Max!

July 6, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

CFP/CFA: ACPA group meeting at 2016 Pacific APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2016 Pacific APA
Submission deadline:  September 14, 2015
Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America (ACPA) Group Meeting at the 2016 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA)
March 30, 2016 – April 3, 2016 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco CA.

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July 6, 2015 Posted by | Academia, American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP) | no comments

New book: Essays on Zhuang and the “Happy Fish”

University of Hawaii Press has recently published a new book edited by Roger Ames and Nakajima Takahiro called Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish. The Table of Contexts can be viewed at Amazon.

July 4, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism | no comments

Review of new book on virtue with Chinese perspectives

Erica Lucast Stonestreet’s review at NDPR of Nancy E. Snow (ed.), Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2015) highlights Ted Slingerland’s contribution to the volume, nicely bringing Chinese philosophy into this broader conversation.

July 4, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Moral Psychology, Virtue | no comments

Chinese Universal Values?

A thought-provoking post at China Policy on various strands in current Chinese discourse about “values” (Confucian, universal, civilizational, and otherwise).

July 4, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Politics | no comments

Daoist Studies journal looking for submissions

From Livia Kohn:

The Journal of Daoist Studies has several openings for an academic paper, no more than 10,000 words, to be published in the next issue: vol. 9, Feb. 2016.

Please send to “daojournal@gmail.com” soon, if possible before August 1.

July 4, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism, Journal News | no comments

Confucius referenced in U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage

“The centrality of marriage to the human condition makes it unsurprising that the institution has existed for millennia and across civilizations. Since the dawn of history, marriage has transformed strangers into relatives, binding families and societies together. Confucius taught that marriage lies at the foundation of government. 2 Li Chi: Book of Rites 266 (C. Chai & W. Chai eds., J. Legge transl. 1967). This wisdom was echoed centuries later and half a world away by Cicero, who wrote, “The first bond of society is marriage; next, children; and then the family.” See De Officiis 57 (W. Miller transl. 1913). There are untold references to the beauty of marriage in religious and philosophical texts spanning time, cultures, and faiths, as well as in art and literature in all their forms.” [Read full opinion here.]

June 28, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 5 comments

Current JCP Issue – Free Access

I’m not sure for how long, but the current Journal of Chinese Philosophy is available for free access here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocp.2014.41.issue-1-2/issuetoc . Though it is the most recent and current, Volume 41, it is dated March – June 2014.

June 28, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Journal Related, Tables of Contents | no comments

Rosemont Reviews Allen, Vanishing Into Things

Henry Rosemont’s review of Barry Allen’s new book on Chinese epistemology, Vanishing Into Things (Harvard University Press, 2015), has just been published at NDPR. Looks terrific!

June 18, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Books of Interest, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Epistemology, Military, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

Forthcoming book by Jaeyoon Song

Jaeyoon Song’s important study of Song dynasty political thinking,  Traces of Grand Peace: Classics and State Activism in Imperial China, now has a webpage and is scheduled for publication in November. Congratulations, Jaeyoon!

June 17, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Neo-Confucianism, Political Theory, Politics | no comments

Upcoming Lecture in Taiwan

An interesting-sounding lecture that touches on the possible “new life” to be found in the Neo-Confucian compendium, Reflections on Things at Hand; June 18th at Taiwan Normal University:

「當代與東亞儒家市民論壇」
講 題:朱熹、呂祖謙合編「近思錄」的古意和新生
主講人:朱浤源教授 (中央研究院 近代史研究所)、呂榮海律師 (蔚理法律事務所)
主持人:潘朝陽教授 (國立臺灣師範大學 東亞學系)
時 間:民國一0四年六月十八日(週四)晚上七點至九點
地 點:臺師大誠大樓九樓 政治學研究所多功能會議室

June 17, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Lecture, Neo-Confucianism, Politics | no comments

Latest Telos has section on “Universal Values”

The latest issue of Telos (171; Summer, 2015) contains a special section on the debate over “universal values” in China. Here is the on-line introduction to the issue; the Table of Contents follows.

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June 15, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Journal News, Politics | no comments

Workshop in Shanghai on July 1

Paul Fischer (Western Kentucky University; currently visiting at Fudan) writes with information about a workshop on Chinese self-cultivation, to be held at Fudan on July 1. All are welcome! Please contact Dr. Fischer with any questions.

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June 15, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Self-Cultivation | no comments

New issue of Journal of Chinese Humanities

The latest issue of the China-based, English-language Journal of Chinese Humanities has been published, and contains a number of articles related to Chinese philosophy (especially Confucianism):

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June 14, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Journal News | no comments

New (?) Book Reviews at China Review International

It has just come to my attention that Volume 19, Number 4 of Chinese Review International has been published. This is dated 2012, but they have been running behind. I’m not sure how recently this issue was published, but anyway it’s new to me, and perhaps to some readers. Several recent books in Chinese philosophy are reviewed, including works by Jiang Qing, Michael Ing, Paul Fraser, and more. For those without institutional access, Yuri Pines’s review of Jiang Qing is also available on his Academia.edu site.

June 11, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | 6 comments

Summer School and Conference at Univeristy of Ljubljana

On behalf of the organizers, I’d like to announce two forthcoming events at the Department of Asian and African Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

The first one is a summer school on Wei, Jin, Nanbei Period and the Importance of Transition to be held 2-9 September 2015 in Korte (Slovenia). Applications are invited from graduate students as well doctoral degree holders. There is no tuition fee and the costs of full board are covered by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Participants should cover their own travel expenses to Ljubljana, transportation between Ljubljana and the summer school venue will be provided by the organizers. A letter of motivation as well as further enquires should be sent to natasavampelj@yahoo.com by 1 July 2015. For more information, see here.

The second one is a conference in the Special Topics in Chinese Studies (STCS) series to be held 11-13 December 2015 in Ljubljana (Slovenia). This year’s topic is Comparative Perspectives: Islam, Confucianism and Buddhism. Proposals are invited for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers addressing the conference theme as outlined in the Call for Papers. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to maja.veselic@ff.uni-lj.si by 25 August 2015. For more information, see here.

June 11, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Opportunities | no comments

1-Year Political Philosophy Post-doc at CityU

The Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP) at the City University of Hong Kong is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in political philosophy/theory to begin in Fall 2015. Requirements include a PhD in Philosophy/Political Science, with specialization in Political Philosophy/Theory and no more than 3 years’ postdoctoral experience.  Familiarity with Comparative Political Theory/East Asian Philosophy would be an advantage, but is not essential.

For more information and to apply, see: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/hro/en/job/current/administrative.asp?ref=ur-cr985

June 10, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Fellowships, Hong Kong, Opportunities | no comments

New book: Ivanhoe, Confucian Reflections

P. J. Ivanhoe’s new book, Confucian Reflections: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Rutledge, 2015) has been published. Congratulations! Click here for more information.

June 8, 2015 Posted by | Analects, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism | no comments

Chinese philosophy in Philosophy Compass

The new issue of Philosophy Compass features two articles dealing with Chinese philosophy, continuing its consistent string of high-quality articles in our area.

June 8, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments