The June, 2014 issue of Dao has been published; its Table of Contents is here. We expect to continue our new custom of hosting a discussion of one of the articles; more information on that will be forthcoming soon.
A major, three-day conference on China’s “Middle Period” (800-1400) just concluded at Harvard. It featured an unusual format, designed to spur more cross-disciplinary conversation than is usual, as well as to handle the large number of papers and participants who were present. I believe there were something approaching 200 folks there, from graduate students to senior scholars. The titles, abstracts, and a range of on-line comments are all available here: http://www.middleperiodchina2014.org.
An important new book is now available from Indiana University Press:
Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane: The Problem of Evil in Classical Chinese Philosophy