Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Columbia Lecture on Buddhist Metaphysics and Ethics

UPDATE: Today’s Columbia Seminar on Comparative Philosophy meeting, with Jonathan C. Gold and Robert Wright, is CANCELLED due to blizzard forecasts in New York City.  We are planning to reschedule for NEXT Friday, February 15.  Full details to follow.


Welcomes, JONATHAN C. GOLD (Princeton University)

Please join us at Columbia University’ Department of Religion on February 8, 2013 at 5:30 for his lecture entitled,

Accepting the Conditions: “The Ethical Implications of Vasubandhu’s Buddhist Causal Theory”

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Job in Confucian Religious Studies

Assistant Professor/Faculty Position in Sogang University, South Korea

The Department of Religious Studies at Sogang University, the Jesuit University in Seoul, South Korea,, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Chinese/Korean religions (centered on Confucianism) at the assistant/associate professor rank, to begin in fall 2013. The Ph.D. must bein hand by time of appointment.

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Harvard Lecture: Bushido as Philosophy of Death in Modern Japan

Thursday, February 7, 12:00 p.m.
Beyond the Samurai: Bushido as Philosophy of Death in Modern Japan
Chris Goto-Jones, Professor of Comparative Philosophy and Political Thought, and Dean of Leiden University
Moderator: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
Porte Room (S250), CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
Reischauer Institute special presentation

CFP–Constructing and Interpreting the Daotong

Call for papers
Constructing and Interpreting the Daotong (Transmission of the Way) in the Perspective of Chinese and Korean Neo-Confucianism

International conference organised by:
–         The Centre of Chinese Studies (CEC, ASIEs, Inalco),
–         The Centre of Korean Studies (CECO, ASIEs, Inalco)
–         The Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul)
The organising committee is pleased to invite colleagues and Ph.D students interested in Neo-Confucianism to submit abstracts for this international conference regarding the construction and (re-)interpretations of the Daotong. Its objective is to re-examine the process through which Neo-Confucian discourse was legitimated by promoting the notion of Transmission of the Way, both in Chinese and Korean contexts.

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