Author Archives: Yihan Lin

CFP: Confucian Conference at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

The Centre of East-West Cultural and Economic Studies at Bond University is organizing a Confucian Conference, together with the “World Consortium of Research in Confucian Cultures” (led by Prof. Roger Ames) and Beijing Foreign Language University 北京外國語大學 (with Prof. Tián Chénshān 田辰山), on August 28-31st, 2019. Please see the flyer for the details of CFP.

If interested, please contact Dr. Chen directly or the following email contacts:

Dr. James Ferguson: jferguso@bond.edu.au

Cindy Minarova-Banjac: cminarov@bond.edu.au

Two Conferences by Prof. Richard Lynn

Reception of the Zhuangzi 莊子in the West: the early years

Par Richard John Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Chinese Thought and Literature, University of Toronto

Thursday, April 11 at 12:30 pm, Amphi 5, Inalco

The reception of the Daoist classic Zhuangzi in the West has a long history prior to the appearance of the first integral translations in the 1880s and should be studied as part of the 17th and 18th centuries European general encounter with South and East Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and, of course, Daoism—a religiocultural experience that profoundly shaped the development of modern Orientalism before imperialist ambitions and commercial greed during the early 19th century compromised what had originally been essentially a search to expand Western religious perspectives—by discovering in Asia’s non-Abrahamic religions parallels and precedents for basic Judeo-Christian beliefs about God, creation, and the individual soul.

Contact : vincent.duranddastes@inalco.fr , valerie.lavoix@inalco.fr

Whose Zhuangzi 莊子? Master Zhuang’s, Guo Xiang’s 郭象, or ChengXuanying’s 成玄英?

Who Says What in the Commentary Tradition

Par Richard John Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Chinese Thought and Literature, University of Toronto

Friday, April 12th from 5 pm at the Paris-Diderot University. Site Grands Moulins, Bâtiment C, 4e étage 10, rue Françoise Dolto, 75013 Paris

Please see here for details.

ToC: Comparative Philosophy 10:1 (January 2019)

Here is information on the current issue (volume 10 no. 1 / 2019 issue) of the peer-reviewed, open-access international journal Comparative Philosophy (ISSN 2151-6014), which came out in January 2019. This is also a special issue celebrating the 10th anniversary of the journal. Full text is available at the journal website www.comparativephilosophy.org.

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Job in Chinese Philology and Chinese Thought

The Department of Chinese Literature, National Cheng-Chi University, announces the following vacancy:

National Chengchi University

Department of Chinese Literature 2019 Academic Year First Semester

Recruitment of Full-time Teacher Announcement

Assistant Professor

Academic Expertise: (1) Chinese Philology (priority), (2) Chinese Thought, (3) Chinese Literature

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CFP: Asian Philosophical Texts: Exploring Hidden Sources

Series Summary:

The purpose of the Asian Philosophical Texts series is to publish critical translations of primary sources in Asian philosophical traditions, along with edited volumes or monographs dealing with the philosophical issues of translating them into western languages. By making primary sources of Asian philosophies available to the wider audience in western academia and beyond, this series will offer readers access to diverse intellectual sources written by a broad range of thinkers from various historical periods and intellectual traditions, including the Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, among others. The translations, accompanied by critical essays, will shed light on major philosophical movements such as Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others, thereby providing readers with the most comprehensive picture of the multilayered development of intellectual traditions in Asia. Each text will be accompanied by a substantive introduction, critical notes, and a selective bibliography. Through the series, the editors, in collaboration with leading scholars in the field of comparative and Asian philosophy, aim to represent both the classical heritage and modern developments of the diverse and rich Asian intellectual traditions.

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Survey Request on English Translations of the Analects

Message from Professor Tao:

I am a professor of translation studies at Fudan University, Shanghai. This questionnaire is designed for my Fulbright project, investigating the feedback of English readers of translations of The Analects. If you are an academic scholar (graduate students included) in the West, whose working language is English, and have read the English version of The Analects of Confucius, please help, and answer each question. There are no right or wrong answers. After you complete the survey, please send me your email address to taoyoulan@hotmail.com, and I will reward you a $20 Amazon gift card. If you could accept a further interview with me please let me know. Feel free to contact me at 0086-13671600660 (or American cellphone 15715087149) if my questions are not clear. If you visit Shanghai I hope I can meet you there someday.

https://kent.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cRTPj5t8is2QM1T

Thank you for your expertise, and taking time to complete the survey and participating in this study!

Youlan Tao

SKKU Conference on Confucianism, Buddhism, and Kantian Moral Theory

The Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy (SKKU) is delighted to announce that it will host an International Conference on the theme Confucianism, Buddhism, and Kantian Moral Theory, 6-7 September 2019 on the campus of Sunkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. This event is made possible by a generous grant from The American Council of Learned Societies with support from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.

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CFP: “Paul Tillich and Ruism (Confucianism)”

The North American Paul Tillich Society is organizing a panel on “Paul Tillich and Ruism (Confucianism)” in its 2019 annual meeting at San Diego on Nov. 22nd, which takes place together with the 2019 annual meeting of American Academy of Religion.

Papers for this panel may bring any aspect of Tillich’s thought into conversation with concepts and/or figures from the Ru tradition. Constructive proposals are especially desired. We are looking forward to abstracts of 350 words of high quality, and will eventually accept 3-4 panelists. Submissions can be turned into Lawrence Whitney (lwhitney@bu.edu) before May 1st. Please click here for more information.