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

Teaching Chinese Thought: Observations on Pedagogy

Regular blog reader Joel Dietz offers his thoughts, in this guest post, on teaching Chinese thought—mainly as viewed from the “consumer” or student end of the interaction. In the comments, please respond to Joel.

Despite the recent interest in China from an economic perspective, relatively few colleges offer courses which attempt to offer an “Introduction to Chinese Thought” or, perhaps more ambitiously, an “Introduction to Chinese Philosophy.” Indeed, in a recent course providing an introduction to Chinese classical thought at the University of Pennsylvania, it was unclear what if any, Ivy League institutions, besides the University of Pennsylvania and Brown University offer such a course (presumably others do, and it would be delightful to know the details).  As an undergraduate at Brown studying with Henry Rosemont and Harold Roth, graduate student at Penn, and reviewer of other related syllabi, especially those for a comparative philosophy class offered by Chris Fraser at Hong Kong University, I make some preliminary pedagogical observations extrapolated from my experience, including related benefits and challenges. Continue reading “Teaching Chinese Thought: Observations on Pedagogy”

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Pedagogy | 27 comments

New book on "Political Confucianism"

Springer has just published The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary China, edited by Ruiping FAN. The book’s essays revolve around the idea of “Political Confucianism,” as that idea has been articulated by Jiang Qing. The Table of Contents includes: Continue reading “New book on "Political Confucianism"”

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Contemporary Confucianism, Jiang Qing | 2 comments

ACPA Nominations Open

JeeLoo Liu, current president of the Association of Chinese Philoosphers in America, writes: Continue reading “ACPA Nominations Open”

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Opportunities, Organization News, Profession | no comments