Larry Whitney at BU recently told me about fascinating videos of the Autumnal Sacrifice to Confucius at the Confucius temple in Tainan, Taiwan. Thomas A. Wilson video recorded the sacrifice in 1998 and it’s been posted on his website here.
The Executive Director of the ISCP, JeeLoo Liu, writes as follows:
The official email address for our 2019 ISCP 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy has been established: email@example.com . We are inviting submissions of paper abstract (500 words) or panel proposal (with all paper abstracts). The deadline for submission is September 15, 2018, and the selection will be based on the themes of this conference as well as the quality of the abstract/proposal. Here is the detail of the conference:
Society for the Study of Early China 7th Annual Conference
Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver CO
The Society for the Study of Early China is pleased to announce its
seventh annual conference. The conference will take place at the
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, 21
March 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As in past years, the SSEC meeting
will be held in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies’
annual conference, but those who attend only the SSEC meeting are not
required to register for AAS. The SSEC meeting is free and open to the
I have taken something of a break from posting, but will try to catch up with a bunch of things today, before taking another week’s hiatus. Back to normal later in August. I apologize to those whose information was particularly timely, like the following conference, now already underway, sent to me by Paul D’Ambrosio.
国际学术研讨会 / International Conference
超越比较：世界范围内的当代中国哲学研究 / Beyond Comparisons: Chinese Philosophy Today
2018年8月9-12日 / August 7-11, 2018
华东师范大学 / East China Normal University, Shanghai
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.)
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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- affiliation (and state/province or country of affiliation)
- paper title (where appropriate) in Title Case
Thank you for your consideration and see you in Vancouver!
The board of ISCP
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.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
Notre Dame Philosophical 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.