Warp, Weft, and Way

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

New essay on ‘situational identity’ and Daoism

Paul D’Ambrosio, “From present to presentation: A philosophical critique of Hartmut Rosa’s ‘situational identity'” has just been published in the journal Time and Society. Paul informs me that it includes lots on Daoism. Here’s the link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0961463X18787059

(Please continue to send me information about anything related to Chinese or comparative philosophy published outside the specialist journals that we routinely cover here at Warp, Weft, and Way.)

July 22, 2018 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism | no comments

Using _Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction_ in class

I used Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction as the main textbook in a course on Neo-Confucianism this past semester. Student comments on the book (submitted anonymously as part of the teaching evaluation process) are available here. If any readers have used the book, Justin and I would love any further feedback! (I’d also be happy to share similar information about other course books, for other authors out there.)

July 22, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism, Pedagogy | no comments

CFP: ISCP at 2019 APA Pacific

You are cordially invited to submit an abstracts for International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) panels at the American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pacific Division which will take place at the Westin Bayshore, in Vancouver Canada, from April 17 to April 20, 2019. 

ISCP will organize two sections on the topics/themes related to Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. 

Please send your submission to Robin Wang at rwang@lmu.edu by October 1, 2018. APA Pacific has a policy of first-come, first service so ISCP will need to  submit the panels in a due time. Your submission should include following information in this order:

  • name
  • affiliation (and state/province or country of affiliation)
  • email
  • paper title (where appropriate) in Title Case  
  • abstract 

Thank you for your consideration and see you in Vancouver!

The board of ISCP

July 21, 2018 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

CFP: Panel at 2019 AAS on Women and Confucian philosophy

If you have work in progress concerning the status of women and Confucian philosophy or Chinese history and are interested in presenting that at a conference, consider participating in the 2019 Association of Asian Studies meetings in Denver on March 21-24, 2019. A philosopher is putting together a panel on this subject for AAS. If interested, please send your 250 word abstract and paper title no later than July 26 to Ryan Nichols at rnichols -at- fullerton -dot- edu.

Info about the conference: http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-Annual-Conference/Conference-Menu/CALL-FOR-PROPOSALS/CFP-2019-Home

July 18, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Gender | no comments

CFP: Comparative Approaches to Moral Education

The Journal of School & Society is the John Dewey Society’s journal of intelligent practice. The Journal is pleased to announce its next issue: Comparative Approaches to Moral Education: Somatic and Democratic Practices in an Intercultural Philosophical Horizon. This issue will be co-edited by Kyle Greenwalt and Joseph Harroff at Temple University.

This issue is part of the John Dewey Society’s commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of Dewey’s trip to China. Read the call to learn more; it’s available on the website (schoolandsociety.org) or directly at:

http://www.johndeweysociety.org/…/Invitation-for-Participat…

July 17, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Education Models | no comments

CFP: Political Pluralism in Greater China – 大中华的政治多元化

Here is a call for papers for a workshop on “Political Pluralism in Greater China – 大中华的政治多元化,” to be held in July 2019 at the University of Lucerne, organized by Philipp Renninger (Lucerne) and Ewan Smith (Oxford).

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Hong Kong, Politics, Taiwan | no comments

NYT on C. C. Tsai’s Comics / Bruya’s Translations available from PUP

The New York Times recently published an interview with C. C. Tsai, who has written and illustrated wonderful cartoon versions of the Art of War and the Analects (among others). Brian Bruya’s translated versions of both of these texts are now available from Princeton University Press.

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Analects, Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New Book: The Nivison Annals

David S. Nivison,  The Nivison Annals: Selected Works of David S. Nivison on Early Chinese Chronology, Astronomy, and Historiography was just published by DeGruyter. It includes 23 of David Nivison’s last unpublished essays (669 pages in total), and is available for free.

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Sassmann Reviews Chandler, Expressing the Heart’s Intent: Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics

In the Journal of East Asian Studies 18:2, Manuel Sassmann reviews Marthe Atwater Chandler, Expressing the Heart’s Intent: Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017). See here.

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Aesthetics, Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Cokelet Reviews Bommarito, Inner Virtue

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2018.07.10 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Nicolas Bommarito, Inner Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2017, 208pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190673383.

Reviewed by Bradford Cokelet, University of Kansas

This clear, engaging book proposes a manifest care account of inner virtue and vice — an account explaining when and why inner states such as pleasure, pain, envy, and gratitude make us better or worse people. As far as I know, this is the only contemporary book devoted to the topic of inner virtue, and Bommarito admirably establishes it as an important and interesting one. In addition, it is worth noting that this book will appeal to non-philosophic and even non-academic audiences; the engaging style and numerous entertaining examples will make it easy and fun for readers to think about various inner virtues and join the search for a general account.

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July 11, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism | one comment

ToC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2 has been published; you can freely download the contents from July 1st to July 30th. Read on! Continue reading “ToC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2”

July 7, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

New Book: Confucianism Reconsidered

SUNY has published Xiufeng Liu and We Ma, eds., Confucianism Reconsidered: Insights for American and Chinese Education in the Twenty-First Century. For more information, see below.

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July 3, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism | no comments

Paperback of Between History and Philosophy now available

The book Between History and Philosophy: Anecdotes in Early China is now available in affordable paperback ($31.95 at Amazon). The hardcover is also greatly reduced in price ($51.67 new at Amazon). More info:

July 3, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Using “Reacting to the Past” to teach Neo-Confucian politics

I have made another post over at Neo-Confucianism.com, this time describing how I used the role-playing pedagogy “Reacting to the Past” in my recent course on Neo-Confucianism. It was great fun, and I encourage you to check it out!

June 29, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism, Pedagogy, Politics | no comments

TOC: JCP 43, 3-4

Journal of Chinese Philosophy Volume 43, Issue 3-4
Pages: 173-348
September-December 2016

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June 28, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

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