Category Archives: American Philosophical Association

APA Newsletter on Translating Chinese Philosophy

The latest APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies has been published and is available here. The contents:

From the Guest Editor
“The Timeliness of Translating Chinese Philosophy: An Introduction to the APA Newsletter Special Issue on Translating Chinese Philosophy,” Ben Hammer

Articles
“Preparing a New Sourcebook in Classical Confucian Philosophy,” Roger T. Ames

“The Impossibility of Literal Translation of Chinese Philosophical Texts into English,” Tian Chenshan

“Translating Today’s Chinese Masters,” Dimitra Amarantidou, Daniel Sarafinas, and Paul J. D’Ambrosio

“Three Thoughts on Translating Classical Chinese Philosophical Texts,” Edward L. Shaughnessy

“Introducing Premodern Text Translation: A New Field at the Crossroads of Sinology and Translation Studies,” Carl Gene Fordham

APA Committee seeks your input

Are you a scholar of one or more Asian philosophy?  Are you interested in giving lectures, participating in conferences, contributing articles/book chapters/book reviews, or having your books reviewed?  Are you willing to help other philosophers integrate Asian philosophies into their teaching and research?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies wants to hear from you!

Please click link below to fill out a short Google forms survey.  It should only take a minute or two and your information will not be shared beyond those working on APA initiatives.

APA List of Scholars of Asian Philosophies: https://forms.gle/5Rqwo868mF1WL78aA

If you have comments or questions feel free to email Brad Cokelet at bradcokelet[at]ku.edu

APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
From the Guest Editor
“Buddhist Philosophy Worldwide: Perspectives and Programs,” Rafal Stepien
Submission Guidelines and Information
Articles
“Buddhist Philosophy in Australian Universities,” John Powers and Leesa S. Davis
“Buddhist Philosophy, and Eastern Philosophy in General, in Israel and Palestine,” Roy Tzohar
“Buddhist Philosophy in the Kathmandu Valley,” Karin Meyers
“Buddhist Philosophy in Poland: Legacy and Prospects,” Jakub Zamorski
“Study of Buddhist Philosophy in Sri Lanka,” Asanga Tilakaratne
“Buddhist Philosophy in Two Japanese Cross-Philosophical Approaches,” Shinya Moriyama
“Sanskrit-based Buddhist Philosophy in China Today,” He Huanhuan
“Teaching Buddhism as Philosophy,” Zhihua Yao
“Preserving the Four Noble Truths at the Heart of Buddhist Pedagogy,” Joseph McClellan
“Sailing against the Current: The Buddha, Buddhism, and Methodology,” Hari Shankar Prasad

APA seeks to connect with philosophers interested in Asian Philosophies

Are you interested in one or more Asian Philosophy?  Would you like help integrating Asian Philosophies into your teaching, reading, or research plans? Would you like to hear more talks by specialists? Would you like to know about events and opportunities to chair/comment? 

If you are a graduate student or faculty member and you answer yes to any of these questions, the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies wants to hear from you!

We want to help people like you gain access to opportunities, resources, and useful information.  Please click on the appropriate link below to fill out a short Google forms survey.  It should only take a few minutes.

Graduate Student Interested in Asian Philosophies (https://forms.gle/RbG51qQS1KimPoTHA)

Faculty Member Interested in Asian Philosophies (https://forms.gle/GWxRjacLNDmRCdY18)

If you have comments or questions feel free to contact Brad Cokelet: bradcokelet[at]ku.edu

CFP: ISCP at 2019 APA Pacific

You are cordially invited to submit an abstracts for International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) panels at the American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pacific Division which will take place at the Westin Bayshore, in Vancouver Canada, from April 17 to April 20, 2019. 

ISCP will organize two sections on the topics/themes related to Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. 

Please send your submission to Robin Wang at rwang@lmu.edu by October 1, 2018. APA Pacific has a policy of first-come, first service so ISCP will need to  submit the panels in a due time. Your submission should include following information in this order:

  • name
  • affiliation (and state/province or country of affiliation)
  • email
  • paper title (where appropriate) in Title Case  
  • abstract 

Thank you for your consideration and see you in Vancouver!

The board of ISCP

APA Grant Opportunities

Deadlines are upcoming for two APA grant opportunities possibly relevant to readers…

June 30 — Application deadline for Small Grant and Diversity & Inclusiveness funding

Small Grant Fund

Each year, the APA’s small grant fund, financed by the Eastern Division, makes up to $25,000 in grants of normally no more than $5,000 each. The board of officers considers applications for these grants each year at its fall meeting in November. See past projects supported by the small grant fund.

2018–2019 Diversity and Inclusiveness Funding

In keeping with its mission and goals and the association’s longstanding commitment to addressing philosophy’s serious lack of demographic diversity, the APA board of officers has committed up to $20,000 in the 2018–2019 academic year to fund initiatives focused on this important issue.

Call for Nominations: APA Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs

The APA awards a prize for “Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs.” It seems to me that a department that has gone out of its way to diversify the philosophical traditions it teaches and on which its members do research would be worthy of such a prize, though so far this has not happened (see the list below). Any suggestions of a program worthy of nomination?

The American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC) invite nominations for the 2018 Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. The deadline to submit nominations is June 30.

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CFP: ACPA at 2019 Eastern APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2019 Eastern APA (New York, Jan 7 – 10, 2019)

Submission deadline:  June 10, 2018

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2019 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

January 7 – 10 (Monday to Thursday) (2019) Sheraton New York Times Square New York, NY.

Description:  We welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on a single ACPA group session at the 2019 APA Eastern Division Meeting.  (Please note:  because of the limited availability of ACPA session in Eastern APAs, we are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Eastern APA 2019, not proposals for a complete panel.)

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