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

New article: Ya Zuo, Zhang Zai’s (1020-1077) Critique of the Senses

Ya Zuo’s article “Zhang Zai’s (1020-1077) Critique of the Senses” has been published in the latest Journal of Chinese History; the full text (read-only) is available here.

January 11, 2019 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Epistemology, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

Teaching Opportunity at Wesleyan

2019-2020 Wesleyan University Per-Course Non-Western Philosophy Teaching Opportunities

Wesleyan University’s Philosophy Department invites applicants for two, one-course teaching opportunities. One course will be offered in the Fall 2019 semester and one in the Spring 2020 semester; which course is offered when is open to discussion. Our goal with these courses is to complement our existing course offerings in philosophy beyond the Euro-American tradition.

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January 10, 2019 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening | no comments

CFP: The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education

Invitation for proposal (abstract) submission for the conference on “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad,” 2019

With the support of generous donation from Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University are going to organize a conference on the theme “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad”, to be held at Hong Kong Baptist University on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2019. The conference is organized to pay tribute to the late Dr. Tin Ka Ping, a renowned education benefactor in the Greater China Region. The Foundation has provided funds to more than 90 tertiary institutions, 166 secondary schools, more than 40 primary schools and kindergartens, and over 1,650 suburban libraries across 34 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in the mainland China. In Hong Kong, more than 20 primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and elderly and youth care centers are named after Dr. Tin. We anticipate that the conference will share the vision of the importance of moral education and develop a culture of service and virtue cultivation in Chinese and East Asian Societies.

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January 10, 2019 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Education Models, Hong Kong | no comments

Workshop Announcement: Chinese Philosophy: Body, Agency, Praxis

Chinese Philosophy: Body, Agency, Praxis
Gettysburg College, Lyceum
Friday, February 8, 2019, 9-6PM
Contact: Mercedes Valmisa at mvalmisa@gettysburg.edu

Speakers:
Jane Geaney, “Embodied Knowledge and Sensory Guessing in Early Chinese Texts”
Sarah Mattice, “Embodying Cultural Change: From #MeToo to Ritual Propriety”
Bongrae Seok, “The Body and Moral Cultivation in Confucian Music”
Romain Graziani, “Against the Gain. Rival Visions of Profit, Labor, and Time in Early Chinese History”

The flyer is available here.

January 10, 2019 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

CFP: Taiwanese Philosophy and the Preservation of Confucian Tradition

Call for papers: Taiwanese Philosophy and the Preservation of Confucian Tradition

International Conference organized by University of Ljubljana, EARL Ljubljana, and TRCCS (Taiwan Research Center for Chinese Studies) in Taipei

10-12 October 2019

Description:

Although the philosophical currents in modern and contemporary Taiwan belong to the most influential and important streams of thought in contemporary East Asian theory, they are still unrecognized as specifically Taiwanese. The main reasons for the immense importance of Taiwanese philosophy for East Asia and the contemporary world are twofold. First, they can be found in its contributions to the preservation of traditional Chinese, especially Confucian thought. Secondly, its development of specific innovative philosophical approaches and systems profoundly influenced the theoretical discourses in the entire East Asian region. The philosophical currents in modern Taiwan were mainly developed during the second half of 20th century, in which the philosophical theory in mainland China was largely limited to the Sinization of Marxist thought. Hence, for many decades, Taiwanese philosophy represented the only driving force of developing, modernizing and upgrading traditional Chinese thought and its syntheses with Western thought. Hence, they soon also gained a wide spread popularity in most of the other East Asian societies that were traditionally influenced by classical Confucian thought, as for example Japan and South Korea.

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January 10, 2019 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Taiwan | no comments

January 2019 New Books

Several exciting new books have just been or are about to be published!

Jana Rošker, Following His Own Path: Li Zehou and Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (SUNY, 2019): here.

Michiko Yusa, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.

Alexus McLeod, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Early Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.

Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew Whitehead, eds., Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.

Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez, and Hyun Jin Kim, eds., Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.

William J. Long, Tantric State: A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan (Oxford, 2018): here.

January 10, 2019 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Call for Papers:  Philosophy as a Way of Life

The journal Metaphilosophy invites papers from scholars to produce a special issue of the journal on Philosophy as a Way of Life with special guest editors James M. Ambury (jamesambury@kings.edu), Tushar Irani (tirani@wesleyan.edu), and Kathleen Wallace (kathleen.wallace@hofstra.edu).

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January 8, 2019 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Pedagogy | no comments

Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Project

We are delighted to announce the Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Project, a new initiative to help scholars effectively teach philosophy as a way of life. If you teach philosophy at a post-secondary institution and are interested, please check out our website: philife.nd.edu and consider submitting a letter of intent. The deadline for applying for the first cohort is Jan 15, 2019.

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January 8, 2019 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Opportunities, Pedagogy | no comments

New Book: Slingerland, Mind and Body in Early China

Oxford has published Edward Slingerland, Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism. More information is here or below.

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December 30, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Book: Bergeton, The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China

Routledge has recently published Uffe Bergeton, The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China: History Word by Word. More information can be found here or below.

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December 29, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

CFP: India-China comparative “Mind and Consciousness” and “Ritual Theory”

The co-chairs of the AAR’s Indian and Chinese Religions Compared unit have distributed the following CFP:

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December 28, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Job opportunity at UC Berkeley

As far as I can tell, Berkeley is still looking for potential candidates for short-term lecturer positions in “Chinese Religious Traditions”…

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December 28, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening, Religion | no comments

Two Postdocs in Buddhist Studies

UC Berkeley has two postdoctoral fellowships in Buddhist studies available; read on for details.

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December 28, 2018 Posted by | Buddhism, Opportunities | no comments

CFP: Women as Exemplary Persons 女君子 in the Ru (Confucian) Tradition

Call For Papers: “Women as Exemplary Persons 女君子 in the Ru (Confucian) Tradition”

Washington, D.C. March 8-10th, 2019

(Link to Conference Poster)

Keynotes:

  • Ann A. Pang-White (University of Scranton)
  • Anna Sun (Kenyon College)
  • Robert C. Neville (Boston University)

Confucianism is often criticized for being misogynistic and patriarchal in ways that go beyond similar critiques of other intellectual traditions by implying that Confucianism is inconceivable apart from these elements. Two more recent works begin to challenge this way of thinking by drawing on nuances and elaborating the contexts of traditional Confucian teachings on women: Ann A. Pang-White’s translation of The Confucian Four Books for Women (2018) and Robert C. Neville’s “Confucianism and the Feminist Revolution: Ritual Definition and the Social Construction of Gender Roles” in The Good is One, Its Manifestations Many (2016). Also, Anna Sun’s sociological work in progress on women in the global revival of Confucianism is quite promising in indicating a very positive trajectory for women in the tradition.

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December 26, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Feminism, Gender | no comments

NAKPA Newsletter 17 (Dec 2018)

Please see here for the latest newsletter from the North American Korean Philosophy Association.

December 21, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Korea, Korean Philosophy | no comments

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