The Analects of Confucius – Seminar Series (Oxford)

Philiminality Oxford is delighted to announce an upcoming series of talks (online) on the Analects of Confucius. The ideas to be found in the Analects have been so influential that they are often seen as the cornerstone of Confucianism. In this seminar series, we will be hosting three talks on the Analects by leading experts in Confucian thought, covering topics in ethics and political thought.
  • Prof. Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University), “The Analects and Modern Moral Philosophy” (Monday 3 May, 3-4.30pm BST)
  • Prof. LI Chenyang (Nanyang Technological University), “Li as Cultural Grammar: On the Relation Between Li and Ren in Confucius’ Analects” (Monday 17 May, 10-11.30am BST)
  • Prof. TAN Sor-Hoon (Singapore Management University), “Confucian Democracy and the Analects” (Monday 31 May, 10-11.30am BST)

To register and receive Zoom details, please register here:

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at:  philiminality.ox[at]

Organisers: Heeyoung Tae, Lea Cantor, Sihao Chew, and Flaminia Pischedda

Abstracts of all three talks follow.

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EACP Online Event: A Digital Humanities Approach to Modern Confucianism

EACP Online Event: A Digital Humanities Approach to Modern Confucianism

Friday April 23, 2021, 2pm – 4pm (Central European Summer Time)

Ralph Weber, Philippe Major, Chan Yim Fong and Milan Matthiesen from the University of Basel will be giving an online talk on the topic “A Digital Humanities Approach to Modern Confucianism.”

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PhD Position in ‘Confucianism and Ethics of Technology’

This PhD project, part of the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies programme at Delft University of Technology, investigates the technological challenge for Confucian political theory on the one hand, and the contribution that Confucian political theory can make to debates on the ethics of technology on the other. Confucianism can be especially illuminating for the ethical studies on digital technologies because of its focus on social relationships as opposed to more-individualistic approaches to the ethics of technologies

To learn more about the position click here.

TOC: Journal of Chinese Philosophy: Special Issue: De 德 and Virtue in Early Confucian Texts (I), Volume 48 (2021): Issue 1 (Apr)

Special Issue: De 德 and Virtue in Early Confucian Texts (I)

De and Virtue in Early Confucian Texts: Introduction
Author: Xinzhong Yao
Pages: 5–12

Dimensions of Humility in Early Confucian Thought
Author: Kwong-loi Shun
Pages: 13–27

Virtue, Body, Mind and Spirit in the Shijing: New Perspectives on Pre-Warring States Conceptions of Personhood and Virtue
Author: Lisa Raphals
Pages: 28–39

The Documents Classic as Guide to Political Philosophy in the Early Empires
Author: Michael Nylan
Pages: 40–55

Virtues and the Book of Rites
Author: Ann A. Pang-White
Pages: 56–70

Link to the issue:

CEACOP seminar: Pines on Book of Lord Shang

Yuri Pines, a renowned historian of ancient China, will give a talk on the Book of Lord Shang, one of the quintessential “Legalist” texts from ancient China. The seminar will be held virtually at 4pm (HKT). Please use the link for the event poster, as well as to contact Dr. David Chung  for the Zoom information.

ToC: Asian Philosophy 31:2

Pages: 105-120
Published online: 31 Jan 2021

Neo-Confucianism Seminar Speaker: Yong Huang

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday 4/9 from 7-8:30 pm EDT, over Zoom. Our speaker will be Yong Huang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who will be presenting a paper entitled “Virtue Ethicist of the Ideal Type: Aristotle or Zhu Xi?” The Zoom session can be accessed here. A reminder will be sent out on 4/8 as well. If you have questions, contact the rapporteur Nolan Bensen at any time.