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

Call for Submissions on Human Rights

The editors of a volume under contract to be entitled Routledge History of Human Rights are very keen to find potential chapters that deal with Chinese and/or East Asian perspectives on human rights. I attach the call here. Please respond directly to the editors.

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Hong Kong, Human Rights | no comments

Should we use “Ruism” instead of “Confucianism”?

In a February 2016 blog post, Bin SONG makes a powerful case for switching from “Confucianism” to “Ruism.” This is not a brand-new idea; for instance, David Elstein has consistently used “Ruism,” including in his posts here at Warp, Weft, and Way, and Robert Eno advocated for such a practice in his 1990 book The Confucian Creation of Heaven (see here for relevant quote). Still, Bin Song raises some new arguments. To some degree, the things that Elstein, Eno, and Song are talking about may not be entirely the same: at least in the first instance, I take them to be referring to a modern philosophical movement, an ancient ritual-cum-philosophical movement, and a modern spiritual or religious movement of potential relevance in the contemporary US, respectively. (Admittedly, the application of these categories to Chinese practices can only be approximate; I just mean to gesture toward some possible distinctions.) Be this as it may, it may be that the arguments for using “Confucianism” in any of these contexts are weaker than many of us have assumed. What do you think: should we abandon the word “Confucianism”?

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Ruism | 45 comments

New issue of 当代儒学 (Contemporary Confucianism)

Issue 9 of 当代儒学 (Contemporary Confucianism) has been published, and the table of contents is available here.

May 4, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Journal News | no comments

Special Journal Issue on Tradition, Ritual, and Heaven

Special Issue of the European Journal For Philosophy of Religion: Tradition, Ritual, and Heaven in East Asian Religious Philosophy

Guest Editor: Philip J. Ivanhoe

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May 4, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Religion, Ritual | no comments

Foust Reviews Virtue Ethics and Confucianism

Mat Foust has published a review of Stephen C. Angle and Michael Slote, eds., Virtue Ethics and Confucianism (Routledge, 2013) in the Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies. The full text of the review is available on-line here (look for “Book Review 4”). Thanks, Mat!

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Virtue | no comments

ISCWP 2016 Eastern APA CFP

Dear ISCWP members,

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2016 APA Eastern Division meeting (which will take place in January 4-7, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA). 

Please send all submissions Send abstracts and proposals to: xiaoy@kenyon.edu by Sunday May 15, 2016.

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May 4, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Organization News | no comments

New Book: Xueji in the Twenty-first Century

SUNY Press has just published Xu Di and Hunter McEwan’s (eds.) Chinese Philosophy on Teaching and Learning: Xueji in the Twenty-first Century. This is a translation of the “Xueji 學記” and several essays on its contemporary significance. More information is available at Amazon here.

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Education Models | no comments

EACP Inaugural Conference in Vilnius

The European Association for Chinese Philosophy will hold its inaugural conference this June 9-11 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The program looks outstanding and wide-ranging. See the website here, and the conference schedule here.

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Europe | no comments