Author Archives: Steve Angle

CEACOP On-Line Conference on Confucian Pluralism

The Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP) at the City Univeristy of Hong Kong will host an on-line conference on “The Problem of Pluralism in Confucian Political Theory” on October 23-24, with an outstanding line-up of young scholars. More information is available here.

Philosophy as a Way of Life book series

Eli Kramer writes with the following announcement:

The official web-page for the series “Philosophy as a Way of Life: Text and Studies” is now up: https://brill.com/page/pwl
Philosophy as a Way of Life: Texts and Studies will make available English translations of key studies on PWL and publish scholarly monographs and edited collections that consider its different aspects and implications.

Books in this series will explore PWL in antiquity, the renaissance, the early modern period, and up to the present, PWL as a methodological approach to the history of philosophy, the implications of PWL for understanding education and its history, the cross-cultural possibilities it opens up, the relationships between PWL, virtue ethics and philosophy of culture, and the different literary genres of PWL, including the way these genres impact the style and content of ancient, medieval and early modern philosophical works.

Manuscripts should be at least 80,000 words in length (including footnotes and bibliography). Manuscripts may also include illustrations and other visual material. The editors will consider proposals for original monographs, edited collections, translations, and critical primary source editions.

Updates to ISCP Conference Deadlines

A message from the ISCP 22nd Conference Organizing Committee:

Due to the Covid-19 condition, we have decided to extend/postpone the various deadlines for the 2021 biennial international conference to a later date so as to give us more time to observe Covid-19 situation and to give everyone more time to prepare for their abstracts and papers. The new deadlines are as follows:

Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals: February 28, 2021

Communication of acceptance: By March 31, 2021

Registration: Will begin on March 31, 2021.

*Deadline for early registration with member discount rate: May 31, 2021. After May 31, the non-discounted standard rate will apply.

Deadline for submission of full papers: May 31, 2021

Reservation for designated hotels (with conference rate): April 1- June 1, 2021

We will update ISCP website and the Conference website with the new information soon.

Three upcoming on-line talks via Rutgers

I’d like to bring to your attention three upcoming talks at Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies. They are open to the public, but registration is required. Click on the titles to get more info and to register:
1. Civility and Manners in These Times: Early Confucian Strategies and Sensibilities (Amy Olberding, University of Oklahoma), Thursday, October 22, 04:30 – 06:00pm EDT
2. Beaconism and the Trumpian Metamorphosis of Chinese Liberal Intellectuals (Yao LIN, Yale Law School), Friday, October 30, 01:00pm EDT
3. Translating Tianxia: Confronting Sinophobic Narratives and Reimagining Cosmopolitan Ideals (Joseph Harroff, Rutgers University), Wednesday, November 18, 01:00pm EDT

Online symposium: “The Lunyu 論語 and Its Neighbours”

In November there will be a two-day online symposium entitled “The Lunyu 論語 and Its Neighbours.” The workshop will be held online via zoom. For further details, please refer to: https://maddalenapoli.com/sitemap/blog-2/files/b1c130227398eaec5d907e30d3e0f421-4.html, and see below for the schedule.

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Bai On-Line Lecture on Confucian Meritocracy

Of the People, for the People, but not by the People ― Confucian Meritocracy as a Correction of Democracy (BAI Tongdong, Fudan University, China)
Thursday, October 08, 2020, 07:00pm – 08:30pm

This talk is co-sponsored by Rutgers Global-China Office. It is open to the public, but registration is required; please see below for information.

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Open-rank job in Chinese philosophy at HKU

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Chinese Philosophy in the School of Humanities (Philosophy) at the University of Hong Kong (Ref.: 502112), to commence on July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms. More information is here.

CFP: East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference

A message from the organizers of the East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (ISGC):

We are excited to send out our third call for abstracts for the East-West Center’s student-led 20th annual International Graduate Student Conference, to be held in February 2021! The conference theme is Lei of Knowledge: Communicating Knowledge across Communities and Disciplines, and the geographic focus is the Asia-Pacific region. The deadline to submit an abstract and a non-technical summary for your paper presentation, poster talk, or any other format of presentation is October 9, 2020.

We look forward to connecting our many communities, in academia and beyond, through this year’s conference. Please circulate our call for abstracts to your contacts in as many offices and fields as possible!

Conference Information:

  • Venue: Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA
  • Dates: Thursday, February 11, through Saturday, February 13, 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: October 9, 2020, 11:59 PM Hawai‘i Standard Time
  • Abstract Criteria: 350-word abstract (for review) and a non-technical summary (to be printed in the booklet) submitted to Submittable
  • Website: International Graduate Student Conference / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
  • Contact Email: igscewc@gmail.com

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Chris Fraser to move to Univ. of Toronto

I am happy to share this announcement from Martin Pickavé, Chair of the University of Toronto’s Department of Philosophy:

Chris Fraser (http://cjfraser.net), a well-known specialist in classical Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy, who is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong, will move to the University of Toronto in July 2021. At Toronto, Professor Fraser will be the Richard Charles & Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture. His main appointment will be in the Department of Philosophy, but he will also hold a cross-appointment in East Asian Studies.