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

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 | 2 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

Fellowship in Chinese Buddhist Philosophy

NCCU Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhist Philosophy, 2015-2016

With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Research Group in Buddhist Philosophy at the National Chengchi University (NCCU) is pleased to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016.

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June 8, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Fellowships | no comments

New book: Greek Buddha

While not directly on Chinese philosophy, Christopher Beckwith’s new Greek Buddha: Pyrrho’s Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia (Princeton, 2015) is certainly provocative for its argument about early Buddhist influence on Pyrrho, and deserves a wide readership.

June 8, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Buddhism, Comparative philosophy | no comments

NECCT 4 Call for Abstracts (deadline extended to June 15)

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 4th Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought has been extended to June 15, 2015. Interested scholars should send an abstract of no more than one single-spaced page, plus a current CV, to Tom Radice (radicet1@southernct.edu) and Xiaomei Yang (yangx1@southernct.edu). All files should either be in Word or .pdf format.

The conference will be held at Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, 2015.

Please refer to the original link for full details.

June 3, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference | no comments

Lively interest in People’s Livelihood

At a recent event in China, a colleague — relatively new to the China scene — asked me why there was so much interest in the topics of “livelihood” on the parts of the Chinese scholars at our interdisciplinary conference  Here is a partial explanation: “On Xi Jinping’s Thought Regarding People’s Livelihood.”

May 28, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Politics | no comments

Dao TOC

The latest issue of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy has been published. The Table of Contents is here. Among other things, it contains an article by David Wong called “Early Confucian Philosophy and the Development of Compassion,” along with replies to Wong’s essay by several scholar.

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

ISCWP Panels at East APA; Chairs and Commentators needed

Please see below for the lineup of our two panels at the upcoming 2016 APA Eastern meeting. If you are interested in chairing a panel or commenting on one of the papers, please email Sarah Mattice shortly. Thank you.

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May 28, 2015 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Organization News | no comments

CFP: 11th East-West Philosophers’ Conference

The 11th East-West Philosophers’ Conference: “Place”

Wednesday May 25-Tuesday May 31, 2016

Call for Proposals

Humanity takes up space. In this, humanity is no different from other species. Humanity also purposefully transforms space, but is not unique in doing so. Other species also reshape the spaces they occupy to serve their purposes: birds create nests, bees create hives and beavers create dams. What seems to be uniquely human is the disposition to qualitatively transform spaces into places that are charged with distinctive kinds of significance.

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May 25, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | one comment

New Book: Korea’s Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate

Korea’s Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tŭkt’ong (Kihwa), Translated and with an introduction by A. Charles Muller

University of Hawai`i Press
192pp. May 2015
Cloth – Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8248-5380-8

http://www.acmuller.net/kor-bud/greatdebate.pdf

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May 23, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Korea, Korean Philosophy, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

New Book: Chinese Metaphysics and Its Problems

A New Book: Chinese Metaphysics and Its Problems, Chenyang Li and Franklin Perkins (eds.), Cambridge University Press (2015). [Amazon link]

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May 21, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Metaphysics | no comments

Articles on Asian Philosophy in General and Specialist Philosophy Journals, 1940-2014

Numbers and discussion here.

May 20, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Profession | one comment

Call for Papers, Journal of Chinese Humanities

We are now accepting submissions for our next issue, with a focus on the theme “Literature of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.”

Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH) is an English-language extension of Wen Shi Zhe (Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy), one of mainland China’s most respected humanities journals. JOCH focuses on presenting scholarly work on various aspects of China’s traditional culture and society. It is our goal to foster international dialogue on important issues in Chinese studies and provide a platform for academic exchange. Continue reading “Call for Papers, Journal of Chinese Humanities”

May 18, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New Book: Erin Cline’s Families of Virtue

Erin Cline of Georgetown University has published a new book with Columbia University Press, Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development. Congratulations, Erin! The Columbia U. P. website is here; read on for a description.

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May 14, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Feminism | one comment

WuWei Revisited

Scott Barnwell revisits one of our favorite topics:

Off and on over the past 18 months I’ve been working on a new essay for my blog series “Classical Daoism – Is There Really Such a Thing?” The essay is on Wuwei 無為 and whether it could be considered a defining feature of a group or tradition we call (early) Daoism. I’ve got some thoughts I hope some may feel like addressing. As far as I can tell, wuwei does not have just one meaning or usage. I think there are a few different uses and would like to know if others would differentiate them as I do.

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May 12, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Daodejing, Daoism, Laozi, Taoism | 28 comments

Rewriting the story of philosophy

Via Feminist Philosophers, I learned of this paper by Don Howard, entitled “The History That We Are: Philosophy as Discipline and the Multiculturalism Debate.” A couple of excerpts:

The hypothesis that I want to put forward here is that the conception of the “philosophical” underlying this state of affairs does not correspond to a timeless Platonic form, but that it is instead a construction undertaken in a specific cultural context, at a specific historical moment, for some very specific reasons, not all of which have to do with the love of wisdom. The time is the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century. The place is northern Europe, chiefly, though not exclusively, Prussia and Hanover.
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May 12, 2015 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, History, Methodology | one comment

Zhuangzi and Climate Change

Two new articles about the Peng Bird in as many days! Here’s one about a Zhuangzi-inspired art installation at the 56th Venice Biennale. More information on the installation, along with some pictures, here.

May 7, 2015 Posted by | Zhuangzi | no comments

China’s Apolitical Political School of Thought

A new article by Bryan W. Van Norden at The National Interest.

May 7, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Daoism, Political Theory, Zhuangzi | no comments

New Email Subscription Option

For those of you who may have been unceremoniously dropped from your email subscriptions (to new post notifications) when our site underwent a “routine” update a couple of months ago, we have added a different — and more convenient, by Postmatic’s own advertising — subscription service from  on the far right menu.

One of the new features that I haven’t tested yet is the ability to comment directly from the email in which the post is sent. I guess we will find out soon enough.

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May 6, 2015 Posted by | Blog details | 4 comments

First lecture in new Taiwan series

For those in Taiwan, this lecture on the future of cross-straits relations from a Confucian perspective may be of interest; it is announced as the first in a new series of lectures of Confucian perspectives on contemporary civil society issues):

臺師大東亞學系與鵝湖人文書院共同成立「當代與東亞儒家市民論壇」。定期就當代重大議題邀請傑出學者專家與儒士發表演講,並且進行即席討論。第一場將於五月七日週四晚上召開,歡迎各界參加。
講 題:兩岸關係應如何走
主講人:張亞中(國立台灣大學政治系教授)
時 間:民國一0四年五月七日(週四)晚上七點至九點
地 點:臺灣師大誠正勤樸大樓的九樓政治學研究所多
    功能會議廳(台北市和平東路一段162號

May 6, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Politics, Taiwan | no comments

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016: UNSW, Sydney, Australia

This is a highly competitive fellowship with a generous stipend. Scholars who have been awarded their PhDs after January 2011, or who are expecting the award of their degree imminently, are eligible to apply: UNSW Vice Chancellor’s postdoctoral research fellowships

Applicants should have publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and with reputable publishers. They should also discuss future publishing plans. The application pack is available here: UNSW Postdoc Application Pack

If you have questions about a post-doc fellowship in Chinese philosophy, please contact A/Prof Karyn Lai (k.lai@unsw.edu.au)

May 5, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Events next week in Hong Kong

As I have already mentioned, on Friday May 15, there will be an all-day symposium on Joseph Chan’s book Confucian Perfectionism at HKU. There are at least two other Chinese-philosophy related events taking place next week in Hong Kong (please let me know if you know of others!):

  • On Thursday May 14, David Wong (Duke University) will be speaking on “Moral Beauty” at HKU (Room 966, 9/F, The Jockey Club Tower) at 4:30pm.
  • On Wednesday May 13, I will be speaking on “Varieties of Knowing in Neo-Confucianism” at the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy, HK City University (Conference Room 1, To Yuen Building), 4:00pm.

May 5, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Hong Kong, Lecture | no comments

ACPA Deadline Extended

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to extend the deadline for our CFP for APA Eastern 2016 to May 8. As we mentioned before, – and I’d like to clarify further – though the main theme of the celebration is about methodologies for Chinese and comparative philosophy, we basically welcome papers that deal with any aspects of Chinese and comparative philosophy in general. If you’d like to submit for the DAO special issue for this event, I suppose you will need to clarify the methodology of your study. For the purpose of the ACPA panel, however, this is not an imperative as long as there is a reasonable methodology underlying your research.
Thanks for your attention and all the best,
Huaiyu

May 1, 2015 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Book: Kim, ed., Confucianism, Law and Democracy in Contemporary Korea

Sungmoon Kim, ed., Confucianism, Law and Democracy in Contemporary Korea (Rowman and Littlefield International; CEACOP Series in East Asian Comparative Ethics, Politics and Philosophy of Law) has been published. Congratulations to all involved: it looks terrific!

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May 1, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Korea, Law | no comments

2015 Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute

2015 Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute: International Program for Teachers of Chinese Studies

The International Program for Teachers of Chinese Culture is an invitation to spend a month reading the Confucian classics with world-renowned experts Roger T. Ames, Chenshan Tian and other distinguished comparative philosophy and Confucian scholars at a newly established Confucian academy at the site of Confucius’s birth, career, and death.

Application deadline: June 1, 2015

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May 1, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Opportunities | no comments

New Book: Cambridge History of Song Dynasty, Part 2

The Cambridge History of China: Volume 5. The Five Dynasties and Sung China, 960–1279 AD, Part 2 has been published. Part 1 contained overviews of each reign; this volume looks at the period topically, including important contributions to the periods intellectual history by Peter Bol and Hoyt Tillman. See “inside the book” with Amazon here.

May 1, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

ISCWP Deadline extended to May 4

The submission deadline for paper or panel proposals to the ISCWP for next year’s Eastern APA has been extended to May 4. The rest of the details can be seen here.

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

New Book: Daoism in Japan

Today seems to be Daoism Day here at Warp, Weft, and Way. A new book:

Daoism in Japan: Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture

Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

Routledge – 2015 – 268 pages

April 28, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Daoism, Japan, Japanese philosophy | one comment

Fun podcast on Daoism

A cool podcast, “Daoism as Liberation from the Chains of Western Philosophy,” by a former student of mine, Jesse Brenner. Check it out!

April 28, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism | no comments

Lecture at Yale tomorrow

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

The Seduction of Daoist Philosophy: What Was Lost on the Way to Understanding the Daoist Religion?

Room 202, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

James Robson – Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

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April 28, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daodejing, Daoism, Lecture | no comments

Symposium on Chan, Confucian Perfectionism

I am looking forward to this workshop on Joseph Chan’s important book, Confucian Perfectionism, to be held at HKU on May 15. Details (and free registration information) here.
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April 27, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Hong Kong | no comments

Comment Function Technical Problems

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April 26, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

Ethics in Public Life: Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia

This book by Kenneth Winston may interest some of you:

Ethics in Public Life: Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia

The topic of moral competence is generally neglected in the study of public management and policy, yet it is critical to any hope we might have for strengthening the quality of governance and professional practice. What does moral competence consist of? How is it developed and sustained? These questions are addressed in this book through close examination of selected practitioners in Asian countries making life-defining decisions in their work. The protagonists include a doctor in Singapore, a political activist in India, a mid-level bureaucrat in central Asia, a religious missionary in China, and a journalist in Cambodia—each struggling with ethical challenges that shed light on what it takes to act effectively and well in public life. Together they bear witness to the ideal of public service, exercising their personal gifts for the well-being of others and demonstrating that, even in difficult circumstances, the reflective practitioner can be a force for good.

Kenneth Winston is Lecturer in Ethics at the Harvard Kennedy School, USA and Faculty Chair of the HKS Singapore Program. He is co-editor of Prospects for the Professions in China (2011) and editor of The Principles of Social Order: Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller (rev. ed., 2001).

For more information see here. Palgrave is also offering a 30% discount on the book through 4/30/2015. Use the coupon code PM15THIRTY.

 

April 24, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest | no comments

Three New Books

Three new books, all interesting-looking, have recently been published:

April 22, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFA: 19th Annual SEECR

We are pleased to announce that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will host the 19th annual Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR), 30 October – 1 November 2015.

We welcome proposals for presentations dealing pre-Song China from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, literature,  philosophy, and religious studies. Please send a short abstract (250 words) of your proposed presentation and full institutional contact information to <SEECR2015@utk.edu> by 1 August 2015. Early submissions are welcome.

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April 22, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

CFA: Conference on Metaphors in Use

Call for Abstracts: Metaphors in Use

Third Annual Lehigh University Conference in Philosophy, October 8 & 9, 2015

Keynote Speakers: Elisabeth Camp, Rutgers; Bryan Van Norden, Vassar; Lynne Tirrell, U Mass, Boston

Conference website: < https://philconf.cas2.lehigh.edu/>

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2015

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April 22, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

New Issue of Asian Philosophy published

Asian Philosophy 25:1 is out, available here.  Among other things, it includes Yong Li’s interesting “Adaptionism and Early Confucian Moral Psychology,” which criticizes Ryan Nichols’ earlier effort to provide an evolution-based analysis of Confucian moral psychology.

April 22, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Important Facebook Detail

IMPORTANT: If you rely on Facebook to notify you of posts on Warp Weft and Way and you have “liked” it already, because of the updated format of the page, you will need to go to the page and select “Get Notifications” where it indicates that you already have “Liked” the Facebook page (look on the big picture of the ox). Remarkably, for Facebook, liking the page does not automatically sign you up for receiving notifications from the page.

April 20, 2015 Posted by | Blog details | no comments

Bell on the Challenges of Teaching “Western Values”

Daniel Bell’s latest New York Times op-ed: “Teaching ‘Western Values’ in China” grapples with some of the difficulties with teaching and researching both “Western” and “Chinese” values.

April 20, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Politics | no comments

Conference on Oneness in Hong Kong this weekend

International Conference on Oneness in Philosophy and Religion

Date: 25-27 April 2015

Venue: AC1-P4704, City University of Hong Kong

Conference program: http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/ceacop/Oneness/Conference_Oneness.pdf

April 20, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

New Book: Brooks & Brooks, The Emergence of China

The long-awaited survey of Warring States China by E. Bruce Brooks and A. A. Taeko Brooks, The Emergence of China, has been published and is available for order through the University Press of New England‘s website. It should also be available before long on Amazon. Extracts are available here. Congratulations to Bruce and Taeko!

April 19, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New Book: Wang, Daoism Excavated

Daoism Excavated: Cosmos and Humanity in Early Manuscripts
by WANG Zhongjiang, translated by Livia Kohn
paperback, 230 pages
bibliography, index
ISBN 978-1-931483-62-9
June 1, 2015

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April 19, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Cosmology, Daoism, Excavated Texts | no comments

CFP: ISCWP at 2016 APA Eastern

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2016 APA Eastern Division meeting.
Our Goal: 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. 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.

For this year, we would especially like to encourage submissions to form at least one panel around the broad theme: Continental and Chinese Philosophy. Possible topics may include comparative work on individual figures (Heidegger, Levinas, Deleuze, Irigaray, Confucius, Mencius, Zhuangzi, etc.), topics from within these traditions (Hermeneutics and Chinese Philosophy, etc.), and work on 20th century Chinese philosophical figures such as Mou Zongsan, Tang Junyi, Xiong Shili, Liang Shuming, etc.

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April 19, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, European Continental Philosophy, Organization News | no comments

Bellum vs Zhan 戰: A Comparative Workshop in Early Military Thought

Bellum vs Zhan : A Comparative Workshop in Early Military Thought

Report by:

Steve Jackowicz, Ph.D.

On April 4th 2015 about thirty scholars and students of ancient warfare gathered at Princeton University’s Jones Hall to participate in a day long workshop exploring the differences and similarities between ancient Chinese and Roman conceptions of warfare. Organized by two Princeton graduate students, Mercedes Valmisa & Sara Vantournhout, the workshop brought together two esteemed scholars of disparate parts of the ancient world. Robin McNeal, Cornell University, presented selections from ancient Chinese texts on Righteous War, while Richard Billows, Columbia University, presented selections from Cicero exploring Just War Theory.

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April 15, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Military | no comments

2014 Dao Annual Best Essay Award Announcement

Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, has been conducting the annual selection of the best essay since 2007. Its editorial board has just completed its deliberation in selecting the best paper published in 2014, and the award winner is Professor Peimin Ni of Grand Valley State University, for his paper, “Seek and You Will Find It; Let Go and You Will Lose It: Exploring a Confucian Approach to Human Dignity” (Dao 13 [2014]: 173-198). Congratulations, Peimin!

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April 15, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism | 2 comments