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

Call for Papers and Abstracts: ISCP panels at APA Pacific: March 30, 2016 – April 3, 2016

You are cordially  invited to submit either (1) abstracts for  individual paper or (2) a proposal for a complete panel for ISCP panels at the 2016 APA Pacific Division Meeting.
The submission should contain full name/affiliation/ email address.

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July 30, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference, Opportunities | no comments

Call for Papers: ISCWP, APA Pacific Meeting, San Francisco, March 30-April 2, 2016.

Dear ISCWP members,

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2016 APA Pacific Meeting, which will take place in San Francisco, March 30-April 2, 2016.

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July 30, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

In a world of “Confucius Says (子曰),” What Can Confucius Say About Gay Marriage?

7/25/15: Upon review this blog has been edited significantly for grammatical correctness and clarity. I apologize for any glaring difficulties and hope that this revised version is easier to follow.

Synopsis: This paper-length blog post covers some of the developments in the gay-marriage debate among contemporary Confucian scholars. Throughout this piece I summarize and reconsider some of the proposed stances that some modern Confucian scholars take towards same-sex marriage. I consider what I call the Mengzi/Child Argument, the Metaphyiscal Argument, the Ren Argument, and the Institutional Argument.

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July 23, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Related Blog Discussions | 19 comments

Book Review: James F. Peterman, Whose Tradition? Which Dao?: Confucius and Wittgenstein on Moral Learning and Reflection

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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July 23, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Philosophy of language, Reviews | no comments

Call for Papers: “New Ways of Reading Early Chinese Texts”

Although Zhou texts have been extensively commented upon for nearly 2,500 years, recent events have fundamentally altered the way these texts are understood. These events include the still-influential Doubting Antiquity movement, discovery of  previously unknown manuscripts during excavations, archaeology of material culture that expands our knowledge of Zhou life, and new phonetic restorations of ancient Chinese. In present day China, some early texts have been adapted into popular culture — the Confucian scholar Yu Dan has become a celebrity based on her charismatic presentation of the Lunyu.
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July 21, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference, Opportunities | no comments

Table of Contents: New Issue of Asian Philosophy

A  new issue of Asian Philosophy is available and can be found here.

July 20, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Tables of Contents | no comments

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Buddhism at Oregon State University

Dear Colleagues,The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon invites applications from specialists in Buddhist Studies (Asian Buddhism) for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, effective September 16, 2016. Teaching responsibilities are five courses per academic year.

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July 20, 2015 Posted by | Academia, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

Publication Opportunity: Early Chinese Self-Cultivation

Publication opportunity (non-peer-reviewed) for articles on “early Chinese self-cultivation”. On July 1st, 2015, Paul Fischer (Western Kentucky University) and Lin Zhipeng 林志鵬 (Fudan University) hosted a workshop in Shanghai on early Chinese self-cultivation (entitled 治氣養心之術——中國早期修身方法), hosted by the 復旦大學中華文明國際研究中心. (Please find the schedule attached.) The Center is willing to publish the collected papers of the workshop, but have allowed us to expand the volume somewhat. Therefore we are seeking submissions from non-participants to be included in this volume.

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July 17, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities, Philosophy in China | no comments

Call For Proposals: SSEC 2016

The Society for the Study of Early China is pleased to announce that its Fourth Annual Meeting will take place in Seattle on 31 March 2016. As in past years, the Society for the Study of Early China is pleased to hold its meeting in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies’ Annual Conference. Registration for the AAS event is not required for those who attend only the SSEC meeting.
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July 15, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

TOC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China

The latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China has been published. The table of contents is also located below:

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July 8, 2015 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Philosophy in China, Tables of Contents | no comments

New book: Émilie Frenkiel, Conditional Democracy

Émilie Frenkiel’s new book, Conditional Democracy: The Contemporary Debate on Political Reform in Chinese Universities (ECPR Press, 2015) has been published. Click here for more information.

July 7, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments