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

CFP: Education and the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

This is a call for submissions to a special issue of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory, which will be edited by Liz Jackson and Timothy O’Leary of the University of Hong Kong.

The Umbrella Movement, a student-led series of protests, occupations and collaborations across different social groups, has permanently altered the social and political landscape of Hong Kong. In marked contrast to the depoliticized, capitalist orientation that predominated in the public sphere in the past, the Umbrella Movement is marked by youth performance of alternative values of collaboration, accountability, and communitarian care. Participants in the Umbrella Movement, both students and educators, are finding new ways to nurture experiential learning in student-authored contexts, in contrast with the teacher- and test-centered education historically customary in Hong Kong. Resistance to the conservative political values of Hong Kong, that preclude local youth democratic participation in revising and reshaping the society, lies at the heart of this movement.

This Special Issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory examines the Umbrella Movement as not only a political movement, but also an alternative form of education that is framed by student resistance and the desire by young people to reclaim their cultural, social, and political world.

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November 30, 2014 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Hong Kong, Pedagogy, Politics, Popular Culture | no comments

Early China 37 (2014) Available

From Sarah Allan (editor): Early China 37 (2014) is now available. You need this journal and the Society for the Study of Early China needs your support.  We have kept the price down, only $60 for a regular membership and $40 for a student or retired person, and you get online access as well as the print version. Please subscribe NOW at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/memServHome?name=SSECHome. Table of Contents follows….

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November 30, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Journal News, Tables of Contents | no comments

Olberding, ed., Dao Companion to the Analects is Published

The exhaustive and high-quality Dao Companion to the Analects, edited by Amy Olberding, has been released. Springer site is here; Amazon is here. Congratulations, Amy! The Table of Contents follows…

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November 30, 2014 Posted by | Analects, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Confucianism, Confucius | 10 comments