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

William Theodore de Bary, 1919-2017

I am saddened to share the news of Professor de Bary’s passing. He was an inspiration to generations of students of Chinese thought. I knew him as a gracious and persistent interlocutor at the Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar that he continued to attend, as he continued to teach. His influence on our understanding of Neo-Confucianism throughout East Asia was enormous, and his early fascination with Huang Zongxi seems as relevant today as ever.

There is an obituary here; it begins: Wm. Theodore de Bary, acclaimed scholar of East Asian thought and a leader in the development of Asian Studies in the United States, died peacefully in his home, Hotokudo, in Tappan, New York, on July 14, 2017. John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Columbia University at the time of his death, de Bary continued to teach after his formal retirement in 1989. Although weakened by a heart condition, he completed grading the papers for his last course in May, 2017….

July 16, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 3 comments

CFPs: ISCP at APA Central and World Congress

See below for information on submitting papers to the ISCP panels planned for the Central APA and the 2018 World Congress of Philosophy.

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July 16, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments