Warp, Weft, and Way

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

May 26, 2018
by Steve Angle
0 comments

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.

May 26, 2018
by Steve Angle
0 comments

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.)

Continue Reading →

May 26, 2018
by Steve Angle
0 comments

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).

May 26, 2018
by Steve Angle
0 comments

Update to UPDirectory

The UPDirectory—Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy—currently contains entries for over 1,000 philosophers in the English-speaking world who are members of underrepresented groups in philosophy, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, disabled philosophers, and LGBTQ philosophers, among others. It is the only resource that collects information about the work of philosophers from underrepresented groups. At the request of its creators, the American Philosophical Association has taken on the operations of the UPDirectory.

Conference organizers can use the UPDirectory to locate philosophers from underrepresented groups with expertise in the subject of the conference. Editors can use it to find referees or contributors to anthologies. Hiring committees can use it to broaden their applicant pools. Philosophy instructors can use it to construct more inclusive syllabi.

Participation in the UPDirectory is voluntary. In order to keep the directory current, we ask philosophers from underrepresented groups to add themselves to the directory. You can also update your information or invite other philosophers to be listed.

May 22, 2018
by Manyul Im
0 comments

Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions Conference May 31-June 1

From Scott R. Stroud, ASHR President: The American Society for the History of Rhetoric conference on Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions is taking place next week, May 31 – June 1, in Minneapolis. Here is the link to the conference program and registration information: https://ashr.org/gatherings/symposia/upcoming-symposium/. Attendance at this event is free of charge.

May 22, 2018
by Steve Angle
0 comments

Database of Religious History

Prof. Ted Slingerland writes…

Some of you may know about our relatively new project, the Database of Religious History (DRH; www.religiondatabase.org). If you had contact with the project in our early days, it has evolved considerably in the last year or two. My recent co-authored piece about it in JAAR gives a basic overview:

https://academic.oup.com/jaar/article-abstract/85/2/312/3068834

Continue Reading →

May 22, 2018
by Steve Angle
0 comments

APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

APA Newsletters, Spring 2018 (Volume 17, Number 2)

Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

From the Guest Editor, Manyul Im

Submission Guidelines and Information
Articles

“’Three Sacrificial Rituals’ (sanji) and the Practicability of Ruist (Confucian) Philosophy,” Bin Song

“Traditional Chinese Body Practice and Philosophical Activity,” Steven Geisz

“East Asian Martial Arts as Philosophical Practice,” Alexus McLeod

May 22, 2018
by Steve Angle
0 comments

2017 Dao Annual Best Essay Award 

Professor Yong Huang, Editor of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, announces: 

Results of the 2017 Dao Annual Best Essay Award 

Dao has established “The Annual Best Essay Award” since 2007. In addition to a certificate of achievement, the award comes along with a prize of US$1,000. The award winners are noted in the website of the journal as well as the website of Springer, the publisher of the journal. The award ceremony is held each year at the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Eastern Division) in January, where a special panel on the theme of the award winning essay is held. The critical comments and the author’s responses to them presented at the panel, after revision, will be published in the last issue of Dao each year.

Continue Reading →

May 19, 2018
by hagop sarkissian
2 Comments

Tragic passing of Prof. Young Kun Kim (CUNY)

It is with great sadness that I pass along this news.

Prof. Kim was a member of the doctoral faculty in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center for over four decades. His research was in comparative political thought. Many readers of this blog, especially those in the proximity of New York City, have likely interacted with him in the past, as he was a regular participant in the Columbia Neo-Confucian Seminar as well as the Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy.

He was a generous colleague with a warm sense of humor and kind, encouraging words. To have him fall victim to such a heinous crime is heartbreaking. More information can be found at this link. Here is a statement from Prof. Kim’s family.

Our condolences to all those who knew him.
****TO BROWSE MORE POSTS, PLEASE USE OUR SEARCH AND ARCHIVE MENUS****
Switch to desktop version