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

One-year position in Early China at Arizona

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, EARLY CHINA.  The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona invites qualified applicants to apply for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the field of early China for the academic year 2012-2013. The appointment is to begin in Fall 2012. Please see complete job announcement and apply at: http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=203975

(Steve adds: The more detailed announcement specifies that “courses will be in the field of early China that include Chinese culture, society, thought, Confucianism and Taoism.”)

February 29, 2012 Posted by | Job Opening | no comments

Some Thoughts on the Difficulty of Being a Confucian Today

In memoriam Chen Cheng-po…

Yesterday we had a day off in Taiwan and I spent a rainy afternoon visiting the 2-28 Memorial Museum in downtown Taipei. I have been there before, but this time it was quite different, especially since I had the chance to look at some new documents. In particular the biography of one person was deeply moving: the Taiwanese painter Chen Cheng-po 陳澄波 (also known as Chin To-Ha). He was born in 1895 in Chia-Yi, studied arts in Tokyo and went on to become a famous painter in Taiwan and the broader Chinese-speaking world (especially oil paintings). After the liberation of Taiwan from the Japanese occupation, he got involved into politics and was elected into the local parliament at Chia-Yi. After the 2-28 Incident, he tried to negotiate between the Guomindang and the local population. However, he was executed without any particular reason in broad daylight on March 25th of 1947.

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February 29, 2012 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 16 comments

Summer Residential Institute in Japanese/Chinese Comparative Philosophy

The University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo are organizing this three-week institute (July 31 – August 17, 2012). Roger Ames is organizing and directing the program which also involves several of the University of Tokyo’s most popular teachers. The Institute is a combination of thematic lectures and close readings of core texts in Chinese and Japanese philosophy. The application deadline is tomorrow, March 1, 2012; if you are interested but cannot make that deadline, contact Roger Ames at RTAmes@hawaii.edu.

For more information see:  http://www.eastwestcenter.org/node/21684 and scroll down to “University of Tokyo-University of Hawaii Summer Residential Institute in Comparative Philosophy.”

February 29, 2012 Posted by | Opportunities, Programs of Study | one comment