Here is the ISCWP August 2021 Newsletter with updates from its members and a call for researcher collaboration.
The European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP) is hosting its first online conference on December 3rd 2021, in the theme of “Chinese Philosophy: Paths Between Convergence and Divergence” (more info here; deadline for submission October 31st).
We are particularly excited for the opportunity afforded by the online medium to get to know scholars of Chinese philosophy who cannot normally travel to Europe for our conferences. We strongly encourage the participation of junior scholars, women, scholars of color, and other groups who aren’t well represented in the fields of Chinese philosophy and Sinology.
I hope we’ll get to see many new faces and that many will get advantage of this opportunity to get to know our association.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Invitation to Thinking the Republic of China: An International Symposium 《思考中華民國》國際論壇
Time: August 21, 2021 to September 6, 2021 (All Times Local Taiwan Time)
Registration is Open and Preferred
Organiser: The Global Sinology Forum at National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (國際漢學平台在中山）
The Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, invites applications for an open-rank position in philosophy with a specialization in Ethics (Assistant Professor is a five-year tenure-track appointment, while appointments of Associate Professor and Professor are tenured).
We seek candidates who are qualified to teach courses in western philosophical and intellectual traditions, and welcome applicants working from a comparative or multi-cultural perspective. Our faculty is committed to promoting gender balance and we have a strong preference to hire a female candidate.
For more information, please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61655
The China Studies Post-doctoral Fellowship (CSPF), offered jointly by Ashoka University (India) and the Harvard-Yenching Institute (US), is an opportunity for recent PhDs in China Studies to conduct a two-year study on China under the guidance of established scholars and simultaneously teach courses on China at top Indian universities.
The fully-funded fellowship is open to scholars who have either completed their PhD anytime after 2012 or will complete their PhD by Spring 2022 Semester, with their research specifically focussed on China (utilizing Chinese language sources) across various disciplines of humanities and social science. These include, but are not limited to, anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, international relations, language and literature, legal history, philosophy, political science, religion and sociology. The fellowship is also open to scholars of China Studies who are teaching at Indian universities and wish to pursue novel research on China while continuing their teaching engagement at their current university. Applicants should have a working knowledge of Mandarin, sufficient for academic research.
For more information, please visit https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61662
The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies are now accepting applications
for the 2021-22 fellowship competition. The deadline for Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies is 9PM Eastern Time on November 1, 2021.
In cooperation with the Henry Luce Foundation, ACLS has embarked on a three-year bridging initiative to reassess and reconfigure the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies. We will convene scholars at all ranks, higher education leaders, journalists, and other readers of research and writing on China to re-imagine and transform our program to meet the needs of China studies in the 21st century.
Fellowships in 2021-22 will support research, writing, and curriculum development. An intensive retreat on the future of the field, on progress of fellowship projects, and on their curricular implications will be held in June 2022.
With a heavy heart I pass on the news that the great historian and thinker Yu Ying-shih passed away on August 1 at the age of 91. Professor Yu was my teacher and senior thesis adviser as an undergraduate at Yale; he was a brilliant lecturer and a kind, erudite mentor. More information on his life and his many achievements is available here.
The latest issue of Philosophy Compass contains two articles of interest to this blog:
- “Aesthetics of the martial arts” by Jeanette Bicknell
- “Thoreau and the Confucian Four Books” by Mathew A. Foust
TOC: Journal of Chinese Philosophy Volume 48 (2021): Issue 2 (June 2021)