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

Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy

Paul D’Ambrosio writes:

Next week I am hosting a small conference at East China Normal University. If anyone is in the area and would like to attend please send me at email: pauljdambrosio@hotmail.com. The conference schedule follows.

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March 3, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | 2 comments

Call for Nominations: Berggruen Philosophy Prize

At the end of this year, the Berggruen Philosophy Prize will be awarded to a living thinker whose ideas have had a profound impact on society and culture. The nomination portal is now open; see here.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2016. 

March 3, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy | no comments

International Young Philosophers Roundtable at Oberlin

At its meeting this year at Oberlin College (July 13-17), the Society for Values in Higher Education will be hosting the International Young Philosophers Roundtable—an organization recently created by the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University (China). The roundtable will be composed of 4-6 Chinese scholars and 4-6 Western scholars writing on the following topics in the broader area of Public Discourse:

1. Public Discourse and Civil Society

2. Disagreement

3. Relativism

4. Pluralism

5. Culture and Public Discourse

6. Religion and Public Discourse

7. Public Discourse in Chinese Philosophy

8. Public Discourse Across Cultures

9. Public Discourse and Cultural Psychology 

Scholars chosen for this symposium will submit papers by JUNE 1, allowing other participants to read them well in advance of the meeting. At the meeting, papers will be discussed and revised in order to prepare them for possible publication in a special issue of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. All participants are responsible for travel to Oberlin and room and board (costs approximately $550-650 for room and three meals per day). The registration fee for the conference ($200+), however, will be waived.

The topics listed were chosen to fit with the theme of this year’s SVHE meeting (The Politics of Dissent: Satire, Sarcasm, and Spite in Civil Society). If you know of anyone who might be interested in this symposium, please forward this e-mail to them. Inquiries should be directed to Eric Bain-Selbo (bain-selbo@svhe.org). There is no formal application process. Interested scholars simply need to contact Eric Bain-Selbo and provide a brief abstract of the paper they would submit.

March 3, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Zarrow at Neo-Confucianism Seminar Tomorrow

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies (University Seminar #567) will convene March 4, Friday, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

Peter Zarrow will present the paper “Utopianism and Moralities of the Self: Views of Chinese Radicals, 1900-1925.” 

All are welcome to attend.   Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues.  Please join us after the seminar for dinner at a location to be announced.

Looking ahead to April, our April speaker will be Brook Ziporyn.  To avoid conflicting with the annual AAS conference, the April 2016 meeting will convene on April 22.

March 3, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Lecture | no comments

New issue of Dao

The latest issue of Dao (15:1) has been published; the table of contents is here, and also pasted below. As usual, it is full of lots of good stuff!

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March 3, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Conference of the Society for the Study of Early China

The Fourth Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Early China will take place on Thursday, 31 March 2016, in Seattle, WA. You can find the details, including exact location and schedule, online here: As in past years, the 2016 SSEC conference will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. You do not, however, need to register for the AAS event to attend the SSEC conference.

Abstracts for the SSEC 2016 conference, listed alphabetically by presenter surname:

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March 3, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments