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

El Amine’s Reflections on Cross-Cultural Life and Scholarship

Political theorist Loubna El Amine, author of a recent book on Confucian political thinking, has written a provocative reflection on “What is it Like to be Lebanese and to Work on China.”

November 21, 2015 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory | no comments

Two On-Line Analects Resources

Two quite different approaches to the Analects:

November 21, 2015 Posted by | Analects, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Translation | one comment

Confucianism in Modern America?

Earlier in the fall, Sam Crane posted a conference paper of his called “Confucianism in Modern American Life” at his blog. There was a bit of discussion there, as well as a longer response here. This is a subject in which I am very interested, and would certainly welcome any further thoughts anyone wants to share.

November 21, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | one comment

Two Books on Korean Confucianism

Over the past year, Edward Chung has published two significant books on Korean Confucianism, one a translation and one an overview. Please read on for details.

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November 21, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Korea, Korean Philosophy, Neo-Confucianism, Translation | no comments

Nathan and Bell on The China Model

More debate around Daniel Bell’s book The China Model (Princeton, 2015): Andrew Nathan’s “Beijing Bull: The Bogus China Model” and Bell’s reply, “Facts and Values: On China’s Political System.”

November 21, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism, Politics | no comments

New Book: Translation of Chunqiu Fanlu

A major new book is about to be released: the 704-page Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn (春秋繁露), attributed to Dong Zhongshu; edited and translated by Sarah A. Queen and John S. Major (Columbia University Press). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and should help to further open up post-classical philosophy to broader attention and analysis.

November 21, 2015 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Han Dynasty, Translation | no comments