Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17:3 (2018)
Table of contents:
Dao and Time
Personal Cultivation and Spiritual Transformation
13th International Conference on Daoist Studies
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
20-23 June, 2019
I am happy to post this on behalf of Baldwin Wong, Elton Chan, Larry Lai, and Nikolas Kirby (whose contact info is available at the end):
1st Oxford Symposium on Comparative Political Philosophy
10th – 12th July, 2019
Blavatnik School of Government, The University of Oxford
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan University)
We are a group of scholars aiming to facilitate substantive philosophical argument amongst political theorists across diverse cultural traditions. In recent years there has been an increasing interest among Anglo-American political theorists in comparing the diverse ways of how the thinkers of different cultural traditions address political issues. Several academic publishers (such as Cambridge University Press and Princeton University Press) and journals (such as American Political Science Review and European Journal of Political Theory) have published work about Confucian, Islamic, Indian and African political theories. Yet despite this growing body of literature, there is still inadequate substantive engagement across different traditions about fundamental questions in political theory and public policy. The driving interest of our project is to promote such engagement, comparing competing (or possibly similar) answers to substantive questions, testing arguments and assumptions across traditions in philosophical debate, and then ask whether this debate can shed light on questions of substantive policy.
With these issues in mind, we attempt to create a regular platform for fruitful cooperation and exchange of ideas among comparative political theorists. This three-day symposium is the first step. Scholars are invited to present their recent, original research in this subfield. The symposium each year will be organized around a particular theme in political theory and public policy.
Rectifying the Name of Confucianism
September 28-30, 2018
Organizer: Boston University Confucian Association: Dr. Bin Song, Chapel Associate for the Confucian Association, and Br. Lawrence A. Whitney, LC†, University Chaplain for Community Life
Host: Marsh Chapel at Boston University, The Rev. Dr. Robert Allan Hill, Dean
Reporters: Anna Sun (Kenyon College) and Robert C. Neville (Boston University Emeritus)
The most up-to-date program for the conference is available here.
Hereby I’d like to draw your attention to the following announcement by the Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity, National Chengchi University, Taipei (Taiwan). If you have any further question, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org (or just send me a message: I am one of the four co-directors of this center). Please also note the tight dead-line.
Larry Whitney at BU recently told me about fascinating videos of the Autumnal Sacrifice to Confucius at the Confucius temple in Tainan, Taiwan. Thomas A. Wilson video recorded the sacrifice in 1998 and it’s been posted on his website here.
The Executive Director of the ISCP, JeeLoo Liu, writes as follows:
The official email address for our 2019 ISCP 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy has been established: email@example.com . We are inviting submissions of paper abstract (500 words) or panel proposal (with all paper abstracts). The deadline for submission is September 15, 2018, and the selection will be based on the themes of this conference as well as the quality of the abstract/proposal. Here is the detail of the conference:
Society for the Study of Early China 7th Annual Conference
Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver CO
The Society for the Study of Early China is pleased to announce its
seventh annual conference. The conference will take place at the
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, 21
March 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As in past years, the SSEC meeting
will be held in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies’
annual conference, but those who attend only the SSEC meeting are not
required to register for AAS. The SSEC meeting is free and open to the
I have taken something of a break from posting, but will try to catch up with a bunch of things today, before taking another week’s hiatus. Back to normal later in August. I apologize to those whose information was particularly timely, like the following conference, now already underway, sent to me by Paul D’Ambrosio.
国际学术研讨会 / International Conference
超越比较：世界范围内的当代中国哲学研究 / Beyond Comparisons: Chinese Philosophy Today
2018年8月9-12日 / August 7-11, 2018
华东师范大学 / East China Normal University, Shanghai
I just noticed that the SEP has a new entry on the Xunzi, penned by Paul Goldin (published earlier this month). (Look forward to reading it, Paul!) The older entry, penned by Dan Robins, is linked to at the top of the current one. I don’t know what goes behind the editorial decisions to replace existing entries with newer ones by different authors, but I think it’s great that readers will have more than one perspective to look at when turning to the SEP, which has been a go-to site for me when I want to read up on an area of philosophy foreign to me.
Paul D’Ambrosio, “From present to presentation: A philosophical critique of Hartmut Rosa’s ‘situational identity'” has just been published in the journal Time and Society. Paul informs me that it includes lots on Daoism. Here’s the link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0961463X18787059.
(Please continue to send me information about anything related to Chinese or comparative philosophy published outside the specialist journals that we routinely cover here at Warp, Weft, and Way.)