Author Archives: Brian Bruya

Fulbright Opportunities

The American Fulbright Program is a scholar exchange program that brings scholars and students from overseas to the United States and sends scholars and students from the United States overseas.

There are a large number of programs for the countries of East Asia.  If you are an American citizen and are a new university graduate (or will be next year), you are eligible for programs to teach English abroad or to engage in study/research programs.  Professors should circulate this information to students.

If you are an American scholar, there are many research and teaching opportunities.

Awards generally cover all expenses (including airfare) and include stipends.

I have attached three introductory documents to this message.

Teaching English

Graduate and undergraduate students

Scholar and Other

You can find all of the programs here:

The announcements for the next round of programs have just come out.  Many of the deadlines are August 1.

MA at Eastern Michigan University

I am pleased to announce that the Philosophy program at Eastern Michigan University has a new M.A. program.  The program has strengths in  Chinese and comparative philosophy, gender & sexuality, philosophy of science, philosophical counseling, social philosophy, food justice, and environmental ethics.

We are located in Southeastern Michigan, about 40 minutes west of Detroit and 10 minutes east of Ann Arbor.

We are now accepting applications for 2014-2015.

Please visit our website for more information.  We are also listed in the APA Graduate Guide.

Feel free to email me with any questions.


Chinese Philosophy in the New APA Journal

The APA sent out an announcement with the first CFP for their new journal, and it is worth noting that two of the eighteen Advisory Editors have specialties in Chinese philosophy.  This marks a significant advance for our field, and I hope that everyone will consider it as an avenue for bringing Chinese philosophy to a more mainstream readership.

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SACP at the APA East


2014 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

December 27-30, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy welcomes proposals for our panels at the American Philosophical Association’s Eastern Division meeting.  Please submit individual paper abstracts or complete panel proposals.

Paper abstracts should be 150-200 words in length.

Complete panel proposals should include: panel title, a 150 word introduction to the theme of the panel, and a 150 word abstract for each of the papers.

Include each presenter’s name, e-mail address, and institution.

Proposals regarding any aspect of Asian or comparative philosophy are welcome.  No simultaneous submissions.

Please submit these materials no later than May 7 to Brian Bruya at


Message from MLA:


Call for Papers

MLA 2015 in Vancouver

I am writing on behalf of the MLA Division for East Asian Languages and
Literatures after 1900. In the interests of promoting the participation of
Asianists in the Modern Languages Association, we would like to pass on
the MLA’s call for panel proposals to our colleagues in the field. While

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Diversity at APA

For those who attended the APA Eastern meeting this year, the APA just sent out an online survey, part of which has to do with diversity issues.  I’d like to suggest that those who are concerned about the lack of non-Western philosophy in the main program include mention of this at the end of the survey.  They seem to view diversity mainly with regard to people, but I think it should be extended to include fields.

Just a thought.


SACP Panels at the APA East, 2013


GIX-7. Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
2:45-5:45 p.m.
Topic:  Comparative Approaches to Ethics, Politics, and Language: Sentimentalism, Human Rights, and Right Action
Chair: Ian Sullivan
  • Benedict Chan, “How Does the Capability Approach Contribute to the Debate Between Confucianism and Liberalism on Human Rights?”
  • Christina Chuang, “East and West Moral Sentimentalism: Hutcheson and Mencius”
  • Bryan Kimoto, “Time and Space: Levinas and Watsuji on the Ethical Metaphysics of Persons”
  • Mathew Foust, “Bushido and Royce: Japanese Samurai Ethics and the Philosophy of Loyalty”
  • Yumi Suzuki, “‘Saying’ as Action: Philosophy of Language in the Zhuangzi”
GXII-4.  Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Topic: Reclassification and Recontextualization in Comparative Philosophy
Chair: Christina Chuang
  • Laura Specker Sullivan, “Nishida and the Moral Will”
  • Ben Zenk , “Nāgārjuna’s MMK: An Instance of Upāya?”
  • Kyle Peters, “Beyond Emptiness: Nishida’s Fusionary Approach to Art”
  • Ian Sullivan, “Relational Autonomy in Confucian Ethics and Care Ethics”
  • Rika Dunlap, “Hope and the Recontextualization of History in Miki Kiyoshi’s Later Philosophy of Activity”

Ancient Philosophy Conference – Call for Papers

Conference on Ancient philosophy that explicitly invites papers from all traditions.  Looks like a great opportunity, in a great setting.

The Second Canadian Colloquium
for Ancient Philosophy
May 2–4, 2014

The University of British Columbia warmly invites the submission of proposals in either French or English for individual papers and poster presentations for the Second Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy. We invite submissions in all areas of Ancient Philosophy (including Graeco-Roman, Indian, and Chinese traditions), and we welcome submissions from graduate and postgraduate students.

The list of confirmed speakers and roundtable presenters includes:

  • Hugh Benson (University of Oklahoma)
  • Margaret Cameron (University of Victoria)
  • Christopher Framarin (University of Calgary)
  • Doug Hutchinson (University of Toronto)
  • Lloyd P. Gerson (University of Toronto)
  • Annie Larivée (Carleton  University)
  • Monte Ransome Johnson (University of California, San Diego)
  • Jean-Marc Narbonne (Laval University)

Full CFP is here.