The latest issue of Early China contains a review by Edward Slingerland of Michael Hunter, Confucius Beyond the Analects (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Slingerland’s concluding paragraph:
CALL FOR 2019 SUMMER DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco (USF)
The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in China. Besides its more than 80,000 volumes of books in Chinese and Western languages, its library also includes (1) a digital copy of the Japonica-Sinica Manuscript Collection from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus (ARSI); (2) the Francis A. Rouleau Microfilm / Digital Archival Collections’ (3) the Canton Diocese Archival Collection; (4) a digital copy of the Passionist China Collection; (5) the Anthony E. Clark Collection; (6) Pre-Modern Japanese & Korean Christian Materials; and (7) other archival materials.
This Forum covers airfare and lodging for accepted scholars, and explicitly includes philosophy among the areas of interest (see below).
中國文化研究青年學者論壇 Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies 2019
May 23 – 25, 2019
論文徵集 Call for Paper Proposals
Co-organized by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies and Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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See here; the group includes three Chinese scholars: Zhao Tingyang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Gan Chunsong (Peking University), and Zeng Yi (Deputy Director at the Research Center for Brain-inspired Intelligence, Chinese Academy of Sciences).
The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene this Friday, December 7th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the main board room of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
The speaker will be Deborah Sommer, who will be sharing her “Reflections on a Topically Arranged Translation of the Analects,” as well as a draft of the first chapter. Please contact the Rapporteur, Zach Berge-Becker, for more information and for copies of the paper.
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
John Makeham (ed.), The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought, Oxford University Press, 2018, 354pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190878559.
Reviewed by Philip J. Ivanhoe, Sungkyunkwan University
This volume aims at answering important questions about the historical sources of Zhu Xi’s philosophical system; it includes a wealth of information about earlier, Buddhist philosophical writings and makes clear how some of these appear to have informed and influenced the development of Zhu’s philosophical system. I will very briefly describe the contents of the volume, highlighting some of the ways in which the various chapters fill out our understanding of how Chinese Buddhist philosophy provided sources and context for the development of Zhu’s thought. I then will consider what the volume aims to and does achieve.
In the latest Perspectives on Politics, Hui-chieh Loy reviews Sungmoon Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism (Cambridge, 2016). See here.
Call for Papers: Stanford-Berkeley Grad Student Conference on Pre-Modern Chinese Humanities
April 5-6, 2019, Institute for East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Application deadline: Dec 2, 2018 (see below)
Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in the pre-modern period to discuss innovative research on China.
The Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University invites submissions to the “PKU 2019 SPIRITUAL HUMANISM SYMPOSIUM–A Book Project in Honor of Professor Tu Weiming On the Occasion of His 80th Birthday.” The deadline is 31 May 2019; details are here.
The latest issue of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (17:4) has been published. See here or below for the Table of Contents.
Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd, Jingyi Jenny Zhao (ed.), Ancient Greece and China Compared. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. xv, 430. ISBN 9781107086661. £90.00.
Contributors: In collaboration with Qiaosheng Dong.
Reviewed by Frédéric Le Blay. See here for full review (in French) from the BMCR blog.
Livia Kohn writes that she and Robin Wang are proposing to put together an edited volume on “Dao and Time.”
A number of interesting new books have been published recently and I have fallen behind in posting about them. Take a look!
Jiwei Ci (HKU) will give a lecture at City University of Hong Kong, sponsored by the Center for East Asian andComparative Philosophy, titled “The Rise of China: Outline of a Philosophically Informed Interpretation” on 3 December 2018, 16:00-17:30. More details are here.
2019 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM ON CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
24-25 May 2019
Organized by Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore, with Yale-NUS College
The Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy aims to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars primarily based in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese Philosophy, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives. Speakers will be selected through a review of abstracts. While preference will be given to those from the region, participants from any geographic areas are welcome. The language of the Conference is English. Speakers coming from abroad will be provided with accommodations during the Conference, and lunches and dinners will be served for all speakers.