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

New Book: Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto

Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto
Bryan W. Van Norden. Foreword by Jay L. Garfield
Columbia University Press

Are American colleges and universities failing their students by refusing to teach the philosophical traditions of China, India, Africa, and other non-Western cultures? This biting and provocative critique of American higher education says yes. Continue reading “New Book: Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto”

November 10, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 2 comments

“Confucianism — Joy along the Way” Workshop at Rutgers University, Nov. 10, 2017

Workshop on Confucianism: Joy along the Way
Rutgers University
Friday, November 10, 2017
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October 28, 2017 Posted by | Conference, Confucianism | no comments

Program for the first meeting of BACCT

Here are the program schedule and travel information for the first annual Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought (BACCT), October 14-15, hosted this year by the University of California, Davis.

PROGRAM

Saturday, October 14th

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September 8, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Discussion of Owen Flanagan’s The Geography of Morals

The widely-read ethics blog PEA Soup hosts regular discussions of recently published books (or more precisely, books recently reviewed for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, which are themselves recently published). The featured book this time around is Owen Flanagan’s The Geography of Morals, a philosophical call to arms against parochialism in ethics that engages at length with Chinese philosophy. Check it out!

June 9, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, philosophy canon | no comments

MANCEPT Workshop on Confucian Political Theory workshop (updated)

I have some updates to share on the workshop on Confucian political theory at the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. Note especially the new deadline for submissions (June 2) and the keynote speaker (Joseph Chan).

The workshop itself will run from September 9 (Monday) to September 13 (Wednesday), 2017. The venue will be in Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester. Thanks to co-convener Baldwin Wong of The Chinese University, Hong Kong, for the latest.

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May 27, 2017 Posted by | Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Confucianism | no comments

Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought — deadline extended

Thor Harris and I have received several good abstracts for next year’s meeting of the Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought (BACCT), but we could use a few more to round out the group. Please note that BACCT is meant for presenting works in progress as well as finished papers. Scholars working on Chinese thought from any disciplinary approach are welcome. And student presentations are also welcome, so please notify your grad students.

The conference will be held at the University of California Davis on October 14-15, 2017. Those interested in participating should submit an abstract of no more than one single-spaced page, along with a CV, in Word or PDF format. Please email these to Justin Tiwald <jtiwald@sfsu.edu> and Thor Harris <thorr@ucdavis.edu> with the subject line “BACCT Submission.” The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 30, 2017.

May 13, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Confucian Political Theory in Manchester

The Manchester Centre for Political Theory will host a workshop on Confucian political theory on September 11-13. The deadline to apply is May 26. Graduate students and faculty emeriti will, upon acceptance, be able to apply to the Centre for funding. More information is here.

April 21, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Confucianism | no comments

Dissertation Workshops on Comparative Political Theory

Shortly before the next American Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco, the organization will host dissertation workshops, one of which is devoted to students working in comparative political theory. The workshops group six ABD students together with two scholars. The deadline to apply is May 15. The workshops will take place on August 30, the day before the main APSA meeting commences. More information is here.

 

April 21, 2017 Posted by | Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Dissertation, Graduate study, Opportunities | no comments

April 15 Deadline for Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for the Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought (BACCT) is April 15. The event will take place at UC Davis on October 14-15. More information below!

 

Thor Harris and I are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought (BACCT), which will meet annually at various Bay Area institutions of higher education beginning in 2017. BACCT is modeled on the highly successful regional cross-disciplinary conference series on Chinese thought in the Northeast and Midwest. Like those, the aim is is provide a forum for scholars to present their work, develop networks with other scholars in the area, and examine issues in Chinese thought from different disciplinary perspectives. Although the conferences will be held in the Bay Area (broadly construed), all scholars of Chinese thought are welcome to attend.

Individual presentations will likely be twenty minutes in length, grouped into panels that will aim to bring out inter-disciplinary connections. Continue reading “April 15 Deadline for Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought”

April 3, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Review of Pang-White’s handbook of Chinese philosophy & gender

Here is Sarah Mattice’s review of Ann Pang-White’s Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender, published in Hypatia Reviews Online.

March 29, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Feminism, Gender | no comments

CFP: 1st Annual Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought

Thor Harris and I are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought (BACCT), which will meet annually at various Bay Area institutions of higher education beginning in 2017. BACCT is modeled on the highly successful regional cross-disciplinary conference series on Chinese thought in the Northeast and Midwest. Like those, the aim is is provide a forum for scholars to present their work, develop networks with other scholars in the area, and examine issues in Chinese thought from different disciplinary perspectives. Although the conferences will be held in the Bay Area (broadly construed), all scholars of Chinese thought are welcome to attend.

Individual presentations will likely be twenty minutes in length, grouped into panels that will aim to bring out inter-disciplinary connections. Continue reading “CFP: 1st Annual Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought”

January 6, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference | no comments

New Book: Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi

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I am pleased to share the news that Eric Hutton’s much-anticipated Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi has been published. Click here for more information and to download the back matter and front matter for free (this includes the introduction).

A list of chapters and contributors is below the fold.

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November 18, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Recently Published, Tables of Contents, Xunzi | 5 comments

Another Round on Chinese Thought as Philosophy

In case you missed it, Nicholas Tampio recently published a short piece in Aeon explaining why he thinks Confucius (among other non-Western thinkers) should not be regarded as a philosopher, with implications for the philosophy curriculum and the makeup of philosophy faculties. This is a response to the recent New York Times piece by Jay Garfield and Bryan Van Norden.  Tampio and Van Norden subsequently exchanged tweets on the topic. Amy Olberding replies thoroughly and with humor here, and Ethan Mills responds on behalf of Indian philosophy here.

Where to begin?

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September 20, 2016 Posted by | Academia, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, philosophy canon, Profession, Related Blog Discussions | 23 comments

Postdoc at City University of Hong Kong

City U’s Centre for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy is advertising a postdoc that will be of interest to readers of this blog. I’ll post some highlights below the fold and then link to the complete listing.

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November 1, 2014 Posted by | Opportunities | no comments

In Memoriam: David S. Nivison (1923-2014)

American sinologist and philosopher David Nivison passed away on the 16th of this month. Nivison was a true polymath and made tremendous contributions to a variety of fields that overlapped with Chinese thought and history. For most readers of this blog, he will perhaps be best remembered for his contributions to Chinese philosophy, which was greatly enriched by his work on Daoists and Confucian philosophers across history, including the classical period as well as the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. For much of his adult life, he also served as one of a small handful of scholars working on Chinese thought under the aegis of a Western philosophy department, and played a major role in integrating Chinese philosophy with contemporary philosophy as practiced in the English-speaking world. Among his best-known books are The Life and Thought of Chang Hsueh-ch’eng, The Ways of Confucianism, and The Riddle of the Bamboo Annals.

There are two substantial obituaries available on-line. One in English and the other in Chinese. The latter includes a nice collection of photographs.

October 24, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

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