CFP: International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP)

The International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP) will have its fourth international conference on December 14-15, which will be held at the Fukuoka University, Japan.

Abstracts for individual papers and organized panels in English(preferably), Chinese and Korean are welcomed. Presented papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of The Journal of East Asian Philosophy (published by Springer, peer-reviewed, all in English).

The submission deadline is September 1, 2024 (Japan Time). Please check the ISEAP website for more details regarding the conference and submission details.

Book of Interest: Those Who Act Ruin It, A Daoist Account of Moral Attunement by Jacob Bender

Drawing on both western and Chinese philosophy, Those Who Act Ruin It shows how Daoism presents a viable alternative to established moral theories. The Daoist, critical of the Confucian and Mohist discourses of their time, provides an account of morality that can best be understood as achieving an attunement to situations through the cultivation of habits. Furthermore, Daoism’s meta-ethical insights outline how moral philosophy, when theorized in a way that ignores our fundamental interdependence, devolves into moralistic narcissism. Another way of putting this, as the Daodejing states perfectly, is that “those who act ruin it” (為者敗之). Sensitive to this problem, the Daoist account of moral attunement can ameliorate social woes and not “ruin things.” In their moral attunement, Daoists can spontaneously respond to situations in ways that are sensitive to the underlying interdependence of all things.

The author Jacob Bender is Hua-Shan Associate Professor of Philosophy at Xidian University, Xi’an.

To read the table of contents or an excerpt, or purchase the book, please click this link.

CFP: Panel for the Association of Chinese Philosophers in America at 2025 Eastern APA

The Association of Chinese Philosophers in America welcomes scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on a single ACPA group session at the 2025 APA Eastern Division Meeting. The meeting will be in person.

Submissions that engage with Chinese philosophy in a wide variety of ways are encouraged. There is no specific theme for the group session prior to receiving proposals. In addition to the quality of submission, the selection of papers for presentation will be based on how well they can be worked into a good session. The deadline for submission is July 25th, 2024. Submissions are accepted through this form. Guidelines for submission can be found in the form.

To know more about the Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA), please click here.

CFP: 2025 24th ISCP International Conference

The 24th ISCP (International Society for Chinese Philosophy) conference “Addressing Global Crises and Reimagining Solutions through Chinese Philosophy” is going to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from Friday, June 20 to Monday, June 23, 2025, hosted by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. The conference languages are both English and Chinese. ISCP invites paper and panel submissions in both languages. Please read below for information regarding the submission, or see this webpage.

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Deadline extended for the 56th Annual Conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy

The 56th annual Conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, “Philosophical Encounters,” will be held at Charles University Prague on September 16-18, 2024. Individual and panel proposals on any topic consistent with the SACP mission of advancing intercultural philosophy are welcomed by the conference board. The SACP board especially welcomes paper and panel submissions that reflect diverse Asian and comparative approaches to traditional philosophical concerns, as well as critical engagement with contemporary issues of global concern.

Submissions: Paper and panel proposals can be submitted via this link by June 15, 2024.

The keynote speaker: Jeffrey Riegel, “Two Encounters with Mencius 2A2”

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New Zhuangzi Translation: The Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi 莊子內篇匯評詮釋

John R. Williams and Christoph Harbsmeier have recently published a new translation of the inner chapters of Zhuangzi: 莊子內篇匯評詮釋 The Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi: With Copious Annotations from the Chinese Commentaries, through Harrassowitz Verlag. Wiesbaden. Hardcopies and e-copies are available through this link. (Williams notes that the press is not selling the book through Amazon, and so it is being listed there at an exorbitant price. It is more reasonably priced at the publisher’s site.)

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Lecture Announcement: Intercultural Phenomenology: Playing with Reality

The Research Center for Intercultural Phenomenology at Ritsumeikan University is hosting a lecture on intercultural phenomenology. The lecture will be in Japanese. Please find more information regarding the topic and the lecturers here.
Time: Jun 16, 2024 2:00-4:30 PM (UTC+09:00)
Location: 立命館大学衣笠キャンパス・清心館206教室
Zoom: to join remotely, please register through this form before June 6.

Special Issue on Ci Jiwei’s Political Philosophy

The recent issue of Brill’s Comparative Philosophy Theory includes a special issue on Ci Jiwei’s political philosophy. The synopsis describes the issue as “a symposium on the political philosophy of Jiwei Ci, co-organized by Yin Shoufu, Wenqing Zhao, and Simon Luo, is now published by Comparative Political Theory. Contributors: Tim Cheek, Michael Nylan, Trenton Wilson, John Dunn, Hans Sluga, and Simon Luo, with Ci Jiwei’s response”. Continue reading

Summer School at ECNU, Shanghai

East China Normal University is hosting their 2024 International Summer School of Philosophy. The program will take place from Aug 11 to Aug 24, 2024, in person in Shanghai and online. Additionally, the program does not charge tuition or room and board fees. Participants will only need to cover their travel costs. The deadline for applications is June 9, 2024. Please fine more information about the program and application requirements here.