Visting Program: CUHK Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture is happy to announce that their 2-week visiting program is open for applications. This program is meant to promote exchanges with scholars from around the world. The Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture has established several exchange programs to provide financial assistance for visiting scholars to conduct research and participate in academic activities organized by the Centre. Please read below for more information concerning the application process.

The application for the program can be found here

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CFP: ISCP at AAR 2024

The ISCP is happy to announce they are holding an invited Related Scholarly Organization (RSO) panel at the 2024 meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), to take place Nov 23-26 in San Diego, CA. They are currently inviting submissions of abstracts (250-300 words) for individual papers for consideration. All themes related to Chinese philosophy are welcome. However, accepted abstracts that closely align with the AAR conference’s major themes, such as philosophy of religion, religious studies, theology, and spirituality, may attract a broader audience. The presentation times will also be capped at 20 minutes to allow a discussion. Please read below for more information about submissions or the RSO session.

Also Please note that participants in RSO sessions are required to register for the AAR meeting

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New Book: Freedom’s Frailty

SUNY has just published Christine Tan’s book Freedom’s Frailty: Self-Realization in the Neo-Daoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang’s ZhuangziIf you would like to either read more about the book or purchase it please click here. The publisher’s description:

This book starts with the radical premise that the most coherent way to read the Zhuangzi is through Guo Xiang (d. 312 CE), the classic Daoist text’s first and most important commentator, and that the best way to read Guo Xiang is politically. It then goes into Guo’s notion of self-realization (自得 zide) which is a conception of freedom that introduces a “dependence-based autonomy,” in which freedom is something we achieve and realize through our connection to others. In sum, the book makes a new contribution to Chinese philosophical scholarship as well as philosophical debates on freedom.

In-Person Workshop: SFU Asian Philosophy

The Simon Fraser University Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the SFU Asian Philosophy Workshop on April 27-28, 2024.

This year’s theme is Chinese Metaphysics and features talks by six scholars from around the world. For more information including updates about the schedule, please refer to the website.

Registration is not required but can be done by emailing here.

SDCF 2024 Summer Program

The Sinological Development Charitable Foundation Limited (SCDF) is happy to announce that they will be hosting the 9th Greater China Region Summer Program in Chinese Studies for 2024. This program is intended to happen both online and in person with participation from scholars and key opinion leaders. Scholar applications are due Sunday 28th of April, 2024. Additionally, there are scholarships available for accommodation at the university, meals, and a trip to Mainland China. Please click here for more information or the application forms.

Online Lecture: Confucianism and Kant

Professor Heisook Kim, of Ehwa Womans University (Seoul, Korea), is happy to announce that she will be giving an online lecture this Monday, March 19th at 9:00 pm (Standard Korean Time). The title of this lecture is “Knowledge without Transcendental Justification: An Examination of Confucianism through a Kantian Lens”. It should last for around an hour which will then be followed by a Q and A. Please click here to register to join the Zoom room!