Warp, Weft, and Way

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

Burik Reviews Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist philosophy in early twentieth-century German thought

Steven Burik’s review of Eric Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist philosophy in early twentieth-century German thought (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), has been published in the new journal Global Intellectual History.

December 10, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Two New Books

I here re-post information from Keith Knapp’s email list about two recent books: Chandler’s Expressing the Heart’s Intent and Cook & Luo’s Birth in Ancient China. Congratulations to all!

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | Aesthetics, Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Gender | no comments

ECNU’s English-Language MA and PhD Programs

From Paul D’Ambrosio:

East China Normal University’s English Language MA and PhD programs are up and running. Last year top students in English language graduate programs at ECNU were accepted to do their PhDs in the history department at McGill and in anthropology at Harvard. 

We currently have six spots open for next year. Each student is strongly encouraged to apply for the Chinese Scholarship Counsel scholarship, which awards free tuition, housing, and a 3,000rmb per month stipend. 100% of our English language (and Chinese language) foreign graduate students have been offered this scholarship to date.

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study | no comments

Eric Schliesser discusses Mozi on the State of Nature

Mozi fans will be interested in Eric Schliesser (a scholar of European philosophy) discussing Mozi on the state of nature.

December 9, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Mohism | one comment

Olberding on Tien

Amy Olberding’s scathing critique of David Tien’s continued role in the field of Chinese philosophy.

December 9, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Gender, Profession | 33 comments

Van Norden on the Confucian Roots of Xi Jinping’s Thought

A couple weeks ago, Bryan Van Norden published “The Confucian roots of Xi Jinping’s policies” in The Straits Times (Singapore); a Chinese translation was also subsequently published. The essay begins:

Commentators have been quick to observe that the recent Chinese Communist Party Congress guaranteed President Xi Jinping’s firm grip on power for years to come. However, few have noted the Confucian roots of Mr Xi’s world view.

Mr Xi himself has been very candid about his admiration for traditional Chinese thought and his view that Chinese socialism is consistent with it. As I point out in my recent book, Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto, Mr Xi’s appropriations of traditional Chinese thought are sometimes opportunistic. But the same can be said of the way many US politicians appeal to the Bible. In addition, there are at least four points on which Mr Xi is genuinely Confucian in spirit.

December 5, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Politics | 2 comments

Obryk Reviews Lan, Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric

From the Bryn Mawr Classical Review (Version at BMCR home site):

Haixia W. Lan, Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth: The Form and the Way. London; New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. 228. ISBN 978147287360. $149.95.

Reviewed by Matylda Amat Obryk, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf (matylda.amat.obryk@uni-duesseldorf.de)

Publisher’s Preview

In Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth. The Form and the Way, Haixia Lan (henceforth Lan), a specialist in the field of comparative rhetoric, follows the latest trend of comparing Aristotle’s and Confucius’ thought.1 Her objective is quite ambitious. The author wants to “to help foster better communication between East and West today”. To achieve this she challenges the view that Eastern and Western thought differ beyond comparison. She fights against stereotypical assumptions that e.g. Aristotle’s concept of essence (which Lan conflates with “truth”) is static and Confucius’ dao-the-way is decentered and therefore incompatible with inferential / discursive thinking (cf. p. 14).

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December 1, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Rhetoric | no comments

Two recently posted jobs

I’d like to call attention to two recently-posted jobs, at Seton Hill University and Washington University. I have also added them to the overall list I am maintaining.
Seton Hill University
Asian Philosophy, Logic, and Ethics
Washington College
Ancient Chinese philosophies
https://philjobs.org/job/show/9146

November 29, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study | one comment

Updates to graduate programs?

I plan on making some needed revisions to the blog’s page on English-language graduate programs in Chinese philosophy (e.g., Doug Berger has left SIU; Sonya Ozbey joined UM) in the next few days; if you notice anything that should be updated or added, please let me know in the comments or via email. Thanks!

November 29, 2017 Posted by | Graduate study | 2 comments

New Book: Manifestos for World Thought

Rowman & Littlefield has published Lucian Stone and Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, eds., Manifestos for World Thought. The publisher’s description:

This book brings together prominent scholars from varying disciplines to speculate on this obscure question and the many crossroads that face intellectuals in our contemporary era and its aftermath. The result is a collection of “manifestos” that contemplate a potential global future for thinking itself, venturing across some of the most marginalized sectors of East and West (with particular emphasis on the Middle Eastern and Islamicate) in order to dissect crucial issues of culture, society, philosophy, literature, art, religion, and politics. The book explores themes such as as universality, translation, modernity, language, history, identity, resistance, ecology, catastrophe, memory, and the body, offering a groundbreaking alignment of texts and ideas with far-reaching implications for our time and beyond.

More information (including a Table of Contents) is available here.

November 28, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory | no comments

ToC for Journal of Daoist Studies 11 (2018)

The latest issue of the Journal of Daoist Studies has been published. It can be ordered from http://threepinespress.com/, and the Table of Contents is below.

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November 28, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Daoism, Tables of Contents | no comments

Report on “Confucian Modernity: The Japanese Experience” Conference

Yi Chen has written a report on the recent “Confucian Modernity: The Japanese Experience” conference, sponsored by the World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures, in Kyoto, November 3-4 2017

November 27, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Confucianism | no comments

CFP: NECCT / MCCT

Northeast/Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought
April 27-29, 2018
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The sixth annual Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought and the 14th annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought will be holding their first ever joint conference from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 2018, at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, CT.

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November 27, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Crane on Xi Jinping and Classical Chinese Philosophy

Sam Crane has published an essay called “Philosopher King: The classical philosophy that Xi Jinping ignores” via the Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel. It opens:

In his first five-year term as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping regularly cited classical Chinese philosophy in order to bolster his image as a man of learning and virtue. In May 2014, he implied his own rectitude by invoking Confucius in Analects 15.1 at a meeting of young people: “The noble man considers righteousness essential.” Although we’ve been hearing more Marxism in connection to Xi’s name of late, there is good reason to believe he will continue to reach for a neo-traditionalist brand of political legitimation over the next five years. But his apparent erudition is selective….

November 26, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Politics | no comments

CFP: 2018 Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS

2018 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM ON CHINESE PHILOSOPHY

20-21 April 2018

Organized and Sponsored by Department of Religion and Philosophy and Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, Hong Kong Baptist University

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November 26, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore | no comments

Angle Reviews Eichman, Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship

My review of Jennifer Eichman’s outstanding A Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship: Spiritual Ambitions, Intellectual Debates, and Epistolary Connections (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016) has been published in Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. See here.

November 19, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New issue of Dao (16:4)

Dao 16:4 has been published; the table of contents is available here.

November 18, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Nagatomo reviews Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.11.12 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

J. Baird Callicott and James McRae (eds.), Japanese Environmental Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2017, 310pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190456320.

Reviewed by Shigenori Nagatomo, Temple University

J. Baird Callicott and James McRae have brought together fifteen scholars’ views on the relation of Japanese thought to modern environmental concerns.

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November 18, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Comparative philosophy, Environment, Japanese philosophy | no comments

New issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China

The latest issue of FPC is available, with a focus on “Contemporary Explorations of the Thought of Laozi.” Read on for the details.

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November 13, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism, Laozi, Tables of Contents | no comments

Conference at Univ. of Macau

A conference on “Creating a Philosophy for the Future” will be held at the University of Macau from the 16th to the 18th of November. More information is on this poster, and the full program is here. Looks very rich!

November 13, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Billmoria Reviews Shaw, Collected Writings

While largely devoted to Indian philosophy and thus tangential to the main concerns of the blog, the following review raises interesting questions about comparative philosophy….

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.11.08 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Jaysankar Lal Shaw, The Collected Writings of Jaysankar Lal Shaw: Indian Analytic and Anglophone Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2016, 502 pp., $176.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781474245050

Reviewed by Purushottama Bilimoria, University of California/Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

Jaysankar Lal Shaw is among the stalwarts of Indian and comparative philosophy, bringing to their treatment the tools of Anglo-American analytic philosophy.

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November 10, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Speaking Opportunity in New York City

Global Scholarly Publications is organizing a seminar on “Contemporary Global Conflicts and Crises: Historical Solutions shaped by cultural perspectives” on Dec. 1, 2017, from 4-9pm, and are interested in locating a participant with expertise in the PRC. For more information, please read on — and contact the person listed below for further information or if you are interested.

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November 9, 2017 Posted by | Opportunities | no comments

New Book: Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents

Palgrave Macmillan has published P. Steven Sangren, Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents. A work of anthropology, but it looks to have much to say to philosophers interested in issues related to filial piety. More information here.

November 9, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Filial piety | no comments

History of Chinese Philosophy Podcast

Laszlo Montgomery at the China History Podcast is releasing a new 9-part series on the “History of Chinese Philosophy.” Episode one is available here. Check it out — it is very engaging.

November 8, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New APA Newsletters

The Fall 2017 issues of the various APA Newsletters have been published on-line, including the APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies, the Table of Contents of which I post below.

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November 7, 2017 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Asian Philosophy, Asian-American Philosophy, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Wuhan University English-language MA program

Here is the latest information on Wuhan University’s English-language MA program in Chinese philosophy. Yong Li, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean, notes that every admitted student will have full scholarship to cover tuition, room, and a generous stipend. See this brochure or this website.

November 5, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study | no comments

Bin Song on Ruism and Asian America

Bin Song will be delivering a lecture called “Cultural Root of Asian Americans, if Needed” at Boston University on November 11. More information is here.

November 5, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Lecture | no comments

Jobs at National Taiwan University

Three positions in philosophy, one specifically on Pre-Qin Confucian Philosophy, are being advertised at National Taiwan University. Note that successful applicants must be prepared to teach in Mandarin. More more information, read on or see here.

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November 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening, Taiwan | no comments

Overview of Jobs, 2017

Last year (2016) there was a sudden, dramatic increase in the number of tenure-track jobs aimed at least in part at Chinese, Asian, Non-Western, or Comparative Philosophy. Was it the beginning of a trend, or a blip? A review of this year’s offerings suggests that a real change may be taking place. I list here 20 positions that have been advertised for the current job season — approximately the same number as last year. I have included positions with Chinese, Asian, Non-Western, or Comparative in any AOS disjuncts — admittedly, in some of these cases, the job is not aimed narrowly at our field — and I have also included jobs with an Open AOS that further specifies some sort of interest in our field. I also include three interdisciplinary Asian or Chinese Studies positions that explicitly include philosophy. On the other hand, I have not included jobs with specific (i.e., non-Open) AOSes that include Chinese/Asian/Non-Western/Comparative as an AOC. The list is alphabetical. If I have missed any that should be included, or if you have any comments or corrections, please share!

(Note that this post is primarily for the purpose of reflection on the state of the field; the application deadlines for some of these jobs have already passed.)
Revision, 5 November 2017: This list is limited to English-language teaching positions, and as a result I have removed Wuhan University (which requires Mandarin, a fact Paul D’Ambrosio brought to my attention), and revised the number of total jobs to 18. See comments below for a reference to the Wuhan job and at least one other Mandarin-language job.
Revision, 14 November 2017: Added Washington College and revised total to 19.
Revision, 28 November 2017: Added Seton Hill University and revised total to 20.

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November 2, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening, Profession | 9 comments

Confucian Education in a Global Context this Saturday at UMass Boston

A workshop on “Confucian Education in a Global Context” will be held at UMass Boston this Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2-5pm. More information is here.

October 31, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Education Models, Pedagogy | one comment

Job in Chinese Philosophy at CUHK

See here for information about a job at the Chinese university of Hong Kong in Chinese philosophy (preferably pre-Qin).

October 31, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Hong Kong, Job Opening | no comments

Makeham at Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar, 11/10

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies (University Seminar #567) will convene on Friday, November 10th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm, in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

The speaker will be John Makeham, who will be presenting his paper entitled “The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought.” Please contact Zach Berge-Becker if you’d like a copy of the paper.

October 31, 2017 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Lecture | no comments

New Book: French translation of 牟子, 《理惑論》

Les belles lettres has just published Beatrice L’Haridon’s translation of Mouzi’s 牟子 Lihuo lun 理惑論. More information is here.

October 24, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Translation | no comments

What was published on Wang Yangming in 2016?

A Chinese journal is endeavoring to assemble a list of all the articles related to Wang Yangming published in 2016. I would like to ask anyone who knows of articles published in Europe, North America, or South America during 2016 to please post the information here as a comment, or email me directly if you prefer. Thanks!

October 23, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Wang Yangming | 6 comments

New Book: Choi, Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China

Oxford has published Mihwa Choi’s book, Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China. According to the Oxford website, it:

  • Offers a new explanation of the 11th-century revival of Confucianism
  • Examines the roles of debates on death rituals within court politics
  • Moves beyond the consideration of Confucianism as a mainly intellectual movement

Sounds fascinating! See more here.

October 20, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

New Journal: Bamboo and Silk

Thanks to Keith Knapp’s terrific mailing list (which I too frequently fail to credit for things I post here): 

Brill has started publishing a new periodical called Bamboo and Silk that contains articles on unearthed bamboo and silk manuscripts from the pre-Qin and early imperial period. See here.

October 20, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Journal News, Journal Related | 2 comments

New Book: Chinese Visions of World Order

Duke University Press has published Bin Wang, ed., Chinese Visions of World Order: Tianxia, Culture, and World Politics, which looks like an important collection of essays. More information is here.

October 20, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Politics | no comments

Angle at BU, Oct 27

I will be speaking at Boston University on Friday, October 27, at 3pm, sponsored by the Boston University Confucian Association. My title is “Neo-Confucianism as Philosophy,” and there will be three respondents to the lecture — Robert Neville, Yair Lior, and Lawrence Whitney — as well as an opportunity for general discussion. I am very much looking forward to this! Details are here.

October 19, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Lecture, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

AAR Panels on Chinese Religion

Philip Clart has taken the time to list all panels at the upcoming American Academy of Religion conference in Boston (November 18-21) with significant Chinese Religions content (at least 50%). The entries are extracted from the online program book, where you can find abstracts for individual papers (https://papers.aarweb.org/program_book).

I thought that many readers of Warp, Weft, and Way might also be interested in this information, so pass it on here.

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October 19, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Religion | no comments

New Book: Cook, Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao

Harvard University Asia Center has published Constance A. Cook, Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao. More information follows.

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October 19, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New Book on Zhuangzi

Columbia University Press has published Genuine Pretending: On the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi, by Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D’Ambrosio. It looks terrific! More information here.

October 11, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Daoism, Zhuangzi | 5 comments

Confucius is Philosopher of the Month

Confucius is OUP’s Philosopher of the Month — which means that certain chapters and articles are available for free. More info is available here.

October 9, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucius | no comments

New Book: Zhang, Law and Economics of Confucianism

Taisu Zhang, The Laws and Economics of Confucianism: Kinship and Property in Preindustrial China and England, has recently been published by Cambridge.  The book is a study in comparative legal and economic history.  It asks why early modern property institutions in rural China and England went down distinctly different paths—and whether these institutional differences had any macro-level economic effects.  The book’s central thesis ties together cultural analysis with law and economics—two theoretical paradigms that have had virtually no interaction over the past several decades—but also engages the growing literature on global economic divergence.

October 9, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Confucianism | no comments

Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

SUNY Press recently published the paperback version of Peimin Ni’s Understanding the Analects of Confucius: A New Translation of the Lunyu with Annotations.

October 9, 2017 Posted by | Analects, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucius, Translation | no comments

Lecture on Loyalty at Harvard, October 19

Thursday, October 19, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Embodied Virtue: How was Loyalty Edited and Performed in Late Imperial China?

Chiung-yun Evelyn Liu, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar

Chair/discussant: Wai-yee Li, Professor of Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Harvard Yenching Institute

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

October 9, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Lecture | no comments

Jobs at Wuhan University

The School of Philosophy at Wuhan University is advertising two positions:
https://philjobs.org/job/show/8542 (open rank, tenure track, Chinese philosophy)
https://philjobs.org/job/show/8546 (open rank, tenure track, AOS open)

October 6, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | one comment

ToC JCR 45:2

Vol. 45, no. 2 (November 2017) of the Journal of Chinese Religions is now online at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/yjch20/45/2?nav=tocList. This issue contains reviews of several recent books in Chinese philosophy.

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October 6, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Religion, Tables of Contents | no comments

Job at Nazarbayev University

Below is a job advertisement for a faculty position in Asian Studies at Nazarbayev University. The search committee explicitly encourages applications from suitably qualified philosophers for this position.

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in pre-modern Asian studies. The period and specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates specializing in the history and/or religious and philosophical traditions of China and Inner Asia before 1644.

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October 6, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | no comments

New Book: Chinese Philosophy: A Reader

Jim Ryan has published Chinese Philosophy: A ReaderThe book is a 500-page paperback, available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973882108. I am informed that a Kindle edition is forthcoming. The Table of Contents follows….

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September 28, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Forum at CCSU: “Confucianism and American Philosophy”

Mathew Foust and Tim Connolly will both be speaking at Central Connecticut State University on Monday, October 23, from 4:30 to 5:45 in Social Sciences Hall 106; the topic is “Confucianism and American Philosophy: A Forum on Doing Philosophy Comparatively.” It is free and open to the public.

September 28, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Lecture | no comments

CFP: Materiality of Knowledge in Chinese Thought

Call for papers: “Materiality of Knowledge in Chinese Thought, Past and Present”

Submission Deadline: 15 October 2017

Conference Dates: 19-21 September 2018

University of Oxford

The conference is organised jointly by Dirk Meyer and Stefano Gandolfo, University of Oxford. It will take place on 19-21 September 2018 at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. It will discuss matters related to the materiality of knowledge from the following three aspects:

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September 28, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Epistemology | no comments

Lambert Reviews Foust, Confucianism and American Philosophy

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.09.21 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Mathew A. Foust, Confucianism and American Philosophy, SUNY Press, 2017, 194pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN: 9781438464756.

Reviewed by Andrew Lambert, City University of New York, College of Staten Island

This book seeks to further develop dialogue between the American pragmatist and transcendentalist traditions, and classical Confucian thought. Scholars have previously noted certain parallels and commonalities, but the aim here is to “expand the scope of this area of comparative philosophy beyond the typically engaged duo of Confucius and Dewey” (p. 129). As a work in comparative philosophy, the book also seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate about the status of non-Western intellectual traditions within the discipline of philosophy. Much has been written recently on this topic,[1] and this work makes its contribution by familiarizing those working in American philosophy with classical Confucian thought, and vice versa.

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September 26, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism | no comments

CFP: Global Philosophies and Christian Theology

Call For Papers for a topical issue of Open Theology

Global Philosophies as a New Horizon for Christian Theology and Philosophy of Religion

“Open Theology” (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue “Global Philosophies as a New Horizon for Christian Theology and Philosophy of Religion”, edited by Russell Re Manning and Sarah Flavel (Bath Spa University, UK), prepared in collaboration with Bath Spa Colloquium for Global Philosophy and Religion.  Continue reading “CFP: Global Philosophies and Christian Theology”

September 25, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Religion | no comments

Ivanhoe at Neo-Confucianism Seminar. 10/6/17

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene Friday, October 6th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
Our speaker will be Philip J. Ivanhoe, who will be presenting his chapter on selfishness and self-centredness in Neo-Confucianism from his forthcoming book: Oneness. The companion anthology to this book, The Oneness Hypothesis: Beyond the Boundary of Self, will be published by Columbia University Press.
Please contact Zach Berge-Becker (Rapporteur) if you would like a copy of the paper or with any questions.

September 25, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Lecture | no comments

CSCP Lecture: Davis on Attention, 10/6/17

THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY

Welcomes:

Jake Davis (New York University)

With a response from:

Katja Vogt (Columbia University)

Please join on us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th at 5:30 PM for his lecture entitled:

“Is There a Global Norm in Favor of Global Attentiveness?”

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September 25, 2017 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Epistemology, Lecture | no comments

Job: Arizona, Chinese Studies

University of Arizona, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies

The Department of East Asian Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2018. Continue reading “Job: Arizona, Chinese Studies”

September 22, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Job Opening | no comments

Latest issue of JCPC

The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, Vol. 28 / August 2017, has been published. The full contents are available via this link; the Table of Contents follows.

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September 22, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Korea, Tables of Contents | no comments

History of Philosophy Without Gaps (Sort Of)

Readers may be interested in Peter Adamson’s ambitious History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps project: https://historyofphilosophy.net/. Part of the “without gaps” methodology is “looking at non-Western cultures,” and currently Professor Adamson has included considerable attention to Indian philosophy (in collaboration with Jonardan Ganeri), and he has already done a great deal with Islamic philosophy. As for Chinese: “…My further ambition is to cover the other philosophical traditions of Asia (especially Chinese) and also African philosophy and the philosophy of the African diaspora, but of course India will take a while so you’ll have to be patient if you are waiting for me to get to that!” (See here.)

 

September 22, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Univ. of Newcastle (Australia) to abolish Philosophy Major

Disturbing news from a colleague in Australia:

This is Yin Gao from the University of Newcastle, Australia. I have been teaching Chinese philosophy in this institution for over 15 years. I am afraid I have a rather bad news. My school decided to abolish philosophy major:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4905905/philosophy-classics-cuts-would-mark-uni-demise-union/
I wonder if you would announce the news here. My colleagues and I are dismayed by this decision. Currently, this proposed change is still under consultation. Any support from anyone would be much appreciated. They can send their comment to the following link:
Ruth.Hartmann@newcastle.edu.au or email me at my email as listed here.
UoN receive submission until Friday the 22nd of Sept [updated]. However, any comment after this date would still means a lot to us.

September 17, 2017 Posted by | Australia, Profession | one comment

CFP: Oxford Grad Conference — Engaging ‘China’: Perspectives from the Margins

Call for Papers: Engaging ‘China’: Perspectives from the Margins

Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference (10-11 Jan 2018)

www.oxfordchgc.wixsite.com/engagingchina  

Keynote speakers: Peter K. Bol (Harvard), Henrietta Harrison (Oxford)

Deadline for submission: October 15th 2017, 17:00 (GMT)

Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for the second annual University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference, which takes the theme of ‘engagement’ in the Chinese context as its point of departure. We welcome papers that work with modern and pre-modern subject material and from all humanistic disciplines, including but not limited to history, literary and cultural studies, art, film and media studies, philosophy, human geography, anthropology, musicology and religion.

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September 17, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study | no comments