Daily Archives: May 26, 2018

New Book: Huang, Intimate Memory

SUNY has published Martin W. Huang, Intimate Memory: Gender and Mourning in Late Imperial China.

Editorial summary:

In the first study of its kind about the role played by intimate memory in the mourning literature of late imperial China, Martin W. Huang focuses on the question of how men mourned and wrote about women to whom they were closely related. Drawing upon memoirs, epitaphs, biographies, litanies, and elegiac poems, Huang explores issues such as how intimacy shaped the ways in which bereaved male authors conceived of womanhood and how such conceptualizations were inevitably also acts of self-reflection about themselves as men. Their memorial writings reveal complicated self-images as husbands, brothers, sons, and educated Confucian males, while their representations of women are much more complex and diverse than the representations we find in more public genres such as Confucian female exemplar biographies.

CFP: ACPA at 2019 Eastern APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2019 Eastern APA (New York, Jan 7 – 10, 2019)

Submission deadline:  June 10, 2018

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2019 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

January 7 – 10 (Monday to Thursday) (2019) Sheraton New York Times Square New York, NY.

Description:  We welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on a single ACPA group session at the 2019 APA Eastern Division Meeting.  (Please note:  because of the limited availability of ACPA session in Eastern APAs, we are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Eastern APA 2019, not proposals for a complete panel.)

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Feature review of books on Ming thought

The latest Journal of Asian Studies (Volume 77 / Issue 2, May 2018, pp 500 – 506) contains a feature review titled “The Lively World of Ming Dynasty Thought” by Katherine Carlitz, covering three recent books on Ming thought:

  • Symptoms of an Unruly Age: Li Zhi and Cultures of Early Modernity. By Rivi Handler-Spitz. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017. xiii, 239 pp. ISBN: 9780295741505 (cloth, also available as e-book).
  • Li Mengyang, the North-South Divide, and Literati Learning in Ming China. By Chang Woei Ong. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2016. xi, 354 pp. ISBN: 9780674970595 (cloth).
  • Confucian Image Politics: Masculine Morality in Seventeenth-Century China. By Ying Zhang. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017. xvi, 306 pp. ISBN: 9780295998534 (cloth, also available as e-book).

Update to UPDirectory

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