I have done my best to compile and organize chronologically all the Chinese Philosophy-related panels, lectures, and other events at the Pacific APA, coming up in Seattle next week. If you notice anything I have left out, please let me know. I did not include papers or panels that relate solely to other East Asian traditions — happily, there are several of these, but I decided to limit myself to Chinese philosophy for the purpose of this list.
Amy Olberding has published an essay called “Degenerate Skepticism and the Thieves of Philosophy” on the “Department of Deviance” website. She explains the essay’s origin:
An essay presented at a special APA session on what Chinese philosophy can contribute to contemporary philosophy. There are increasingly many sessions at APA meetings pitched to offer the non-specialist an entry into “non-western” philosophy. Rarely are these attended by anyone who is not already a specialist in “non-western” philosophy. The essay here is not about how Chinese philosophy can contribute to contemporary debate. It is instead a polemic about the folly of this question in the current atmosphere within the discipline.
From Halla Kim:
The North American Korean Philosophy Association will hold a session or two at the Pacific Division Meetings of the American Philosophical Association in Seattle, April 12-15, 2017. We are pleased to accept proposals for presentations and panels.
This time we have not set any theme for the session(s) but it should be related to some aspect of Korean philosophy broadly conceived. For example, the concept of emotion in (a phases of) Korean neo-Confucian movement or the notion of emptiness in the Korean Zen tradition or in a comparative framework. Paper abstracts should be 150-200 words in length. Complete panel proposals should include: panel title, a 150-word introduction to the theme of the panel, and a 150-word abstract for each of the papers. Include each presenter’s name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation. Graduate students and Post-docs are welcome to apply. The review will begin immediately and close on September 30. Since group sessions are determined on a first come first serve basis at the Pacific meetings, we encourage you to act quickly. Please send your abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites you to participate in the ISCP panels at APA Pacific Division Meeting at the Westin Seattle from April 12 to April 15, 2017. The themes and topics are open as long as they are connected with Chinese philosophy.
Your submission should include the following information:
1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation
4. Presenter’s e-mail address
5. Approximately 200-word Paper Abstract
Please send your submission to Robin Wang at email@example.com by September 25, 2016.
- Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America (ACPA) group sessions at the 2017 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA)
- April 12 – 15, 2017.
- Westin Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA.
The following is a guest post by Jim Behuniak of Colby College. Please address any comments to Jim!
Van Norden on Chinese Philosophy in the U.S.
The recently concluded 11th East-West Philosopher’s Conference in Honolulu featured a number of sessions on the “place” of non-Western philosophy in the academy. Excellent presentations by Carine Defoort, Tao Jiang, Amy Olberding, Brian Bruya, and others, along with questions and discussion by Steve Angle, Roger Ames, Cheng Chung-ying and many others, brought the issue empirically and conceptually into focus over the ten days. This has me reflecting on Bryan Van Norden’s recent promotions of Chinese philosophy in the United States.
Frustrated by many of the comments generated by recent calls for more openness in philosophy, Amy Olberding whipped up the “Department of Deviance” blog site. Enjoy!
From Geir Sigurðsson:
International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two sessions at the 2017 Eastern Division Meeting of American Philosophical Association (APA) on January 4-7 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD
You are invited to submit a panel proposal or a paper abstract. The paper abstract should be about 100-200 words. If you submit a panel proposal, please provide a panel title, abstract of each paper, affiliations of the presenters and commentators. Panel proposals with a unified theme are encouraged and preferred. However, individual paper submissions are also welcome, and we will work to group them into a themed session.
Please send the submissions electronically to Geir Sigurðsson, ISCP Liaison to APA at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is June 10, 2016.
Bryan Van Norden talks about Chinese philosophy in an interview on the APA Blog. Check it out!
The latest APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies (15:2) is now available on-line here. (To save a click, you can also directly download it here.) Its table of contents is as follows:
From the Guest Editor, Amy Olberding
Submission Guidelines and Information
- “Chinese Philosophy and Wider Philosophical Discourse: Including Chinese Philosophy in General Audience Philosophy Journals,” Amy Olberding
- “Some Reflections on the Status of Chinese Philosophy in U.S. Graduate Programs,” David B. Wong
- “What’s Missing in Philosophy Departments? Specialists in Chinese Philosophy,” Erin M. Cline
- “May You Live in Interesting Times: The State of the Field in of Chinese Philosophy,” Alexus McLeod
- “The ‘Double Bind’ on Specialists in Chinese Philosophy,” Yong Huang
- “Problems and Prospects for the Study of Chinese Philosophy in the English-Speaking World,” Bryan W. Van Norden
Prof. Yong HUANG of the Chinese University of Hong Kong has posted an advance version of a short article entitled “The ‘Double Bind’ on Specialists in Chinese Philosophy” on his Academia.edu site, and invites readers to take part in the discussion that has begun there. Access is freely available (though you may need to create an Academia.edu account, fi you don’t already have one) here. Please also feel free to comment here as well.
The APA has launched a blog about the profession and practice of philosophy, and Anand Vaidya, Director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy at San Jose State University, has posted two discussions concerning the inclusion (or lack thereof) of non-Western philosophy in philosophy curricula and courses.
In addition, the APA blog is interested in more posts on inclusivity in philosophy. If you would like to submit a contribution, they’d love to hear from you. Please contact them via the submission form here.
The ISCWP website has been updated with details about the panels the organization is sponsoring at the upcoming APA conference; see here.
Invitation for ACPA Panels at APA Eastern 2016 and Celebration Reception for the 20th Anniversary of ACPA and 15th Anniversary of DAO
(Featuring a Special Talk: How to Publish in the Journal of DAO, by the Editor-in-Chief Dr. Huang Yong)
The Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) would like to invite your participation in our three panels at APA Eastern 2016 below, and in particular our reception for the 20th Anniversary of ACPA and the 15th Anniversary of DAO. (See here for the reception flyer.)
The reception will be hosted at Marriott Ballroom Balcony B at the Mezzanine Level on Jan. 7, 5:15-6:30 pm. All are invited to come:
- Appetizers & Drinks
- A chance to chat with members and friends of ACPA.
- A Special Talk by Dr. Huang Yong (City University of Hong Kong) on the achievement of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy and some tips and guidelines on how to have your work published in the journal
Registration for the reception is note required. Food and Drink are on first come first serve basis. Please feel free to contact Huaiyu Wang (email@example.com) for more information.
The APA has released the latest version of its guide to graduate programs in philosophy. It is searchable by field, and currently only three programs (all MA only) are listed under Asian Philosophy, and none under Comparative Philosophy. I know that the situation is dire, but it isn’t quite *that* dire! This is based on self-reported data, so if your school’s program includes Asian or Comparative Philosophy, you might use the feedback form on the site to ask that this information be included.
Yang Xiao, President of the ISCWP, reports that their panels at the Eastern have been scheduled. (Bill, I imagine that you’ll want to attend these, too :-))
Fellow committee member, Leah Kalmanson, is looking for respondents for an Author Meets Readers panel for the Central APA meetings in Chicago in March. Please contact her directly if you are interested. Find her contact info below.
The APA’s Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies (CAAAPP) will be hosting an author-meets-reader panel at the next meeting of the APA Central Division (Chicago, March 2-5) for Peter K. J. Park’s recent book Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon. Prof. Park’s work has already generated some conversation here at Warp, Weft, and Way. We are currently looking for respondents to serve on the panel. If you would be interested in attending the next Central meeting and serving as a respondent on our author-meets-reader panel, please contact Leah Kalmanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see below for the lineup of our two panels at the upcoming 2016 APA Eastern meeting. If you are interested in chairing a panel or commenting on one of the papers, please email Sarah Mattice shortly. Thank you.
International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two sessions at the 2016 Eastern Division Meeting of American Philosophical Association (APA) on January 6-9 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington D.C. You are invited to submit a panel proposal or a paper abstract.
The January 2015 ISCWP Newsletter is available from the society’s website. Among other things, new president XIAO Yang asks for feedback on possible new directions. Take a look! Comments here are also welcome.
Huaiyu Wang writes, on behalf of the ACPA:
Please find below a Call for Paper for the ACPA panels at APA Eastern at Washington DC, Jan. 2016. This time, we plan to have two panels commemorating the 20th Anniversary of ACPA in addition to the Dao Best Essay Award session. At the same time, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy will be commemorating its 15th Anniversary with a special issue/topic (please refer to the forthcoming call for paper by the journal editor for more information).
Moreover, ACPA and Dao plan to host a joint reception at APA 2016 that will feature a presentation by Dr. Huang Yong: “How to Publish in the Journal of DAO: A Message from the Editor-in-Chief,” to be followed with a Q&A Session.
Please see the below information for more details. We look forward to our members and friends to joining us in Washington DC for celebrating the achievements of the organization and the journal. We will keep you posted with update arrangements and please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about and suggestions for this event.
Continue reading “CFP: Special ACPA Panel at 2016 Eastern APA”
The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy will host two panels at the upcoming APA conference in Philadelphia. If you are going to the conference be sure not to miss these two panels of outstanding scholars.
Many readers will be interested in the doings of the North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA), the newsletter of which follows.
The NAKPA COURIER
A Quarterly E-Newsletter of the North American Korean Philosophy Association
No. 4, December, 2014
Season’s Greetings from the Desktop Editor
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Greetings once again from Omaha, Nebraska, US! I hope this letter finds you and all your loved ones well. First of all, we have just launched our Facebook page “North American Korean Philosophical Association” so please visit and “like” us. (I am indebted to Joe Bolling for this project).
In this issue of the NAKPA Courier, you are able to find the full program of the conference Korean and Comparative Philosophy and History of Philosophy that will be held at City University of Hong Kong, Dec. 12-13, 2014. In addition, the full program of the two sessions on Korean philosophy at the upcoming Eastern APA (American Philosophical Associations) in Philadelphia in December 2014, the session at the Central APA (St. Louis) in February 2015 and also one at the Pacific APA (Seattle) in April 2015 can be found. The first will be focused on the Korean traditional philosophy in general, the second one on the Korean Studies on the Book of Changes, and the last one on the Korean political philosophy. (For details, see the section below.) I am also pleased to let you know that “The Spirit of Korean Philosophy: Six Debates and Their Significance,” an international conference recently held in Omaha under the auspice of University of Nebraska at Omaha as well as the Academy of Korean Studies and NAKPA, went very well.
The excellent journal devoted to pedagogy about Asia (from K-12 through university education), Education About Asia, is now available open-access. Over the years it has had articles about teaching Chinese philosophy, among many other subjects.
The latest issue of the APA’s Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies has been published.
Here are the two ISCP panels to take place at the 2015 Pacific APA:
Over on his blog, The Splintered Mind, Eric Schwitzgebel wonders:
Why Don’t We* Know Our Chinese Philosophy?
(* “we” U.S.-based philosophy professors)
In 2001, I published a piece in the American Philosophical Association’s Newsletter on the Status of Asian & Asian-American Philosophers & Philosophies. In light of my recent reflections about the visibility of non-Western philosophy and philosophers, and especially this remarkable piece from an Asian-American who left philosophy, I thought I’d reproduce a revised version of the essay here. I’ve appended two new substantive notes at the end.
[Read his full post over on Splintered Mind. Discussion comments are welcome there or here.]
The Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America (ACPA)
Call for Papers and Abstracts
Submission deadline: Sep 10, 2014
This should be of interest both to anyone attending the American Political Science Association meetings this coming fall, and also those of us in other fields who might want to try something similar at our own disciplinary meetings. Does the APA ever have such “short courses”? If you have any questions about the course, please contact Professor Browers.
Deparochializing Political Theory: How to Teach Chinese and Islamic/Arab Political Thought
Wednesday August 27, 1:30-5:30pm
APSA Annual Conference, Washington, DC (exact location TBA)
Michaelle L. Browers, Wake Forest University; Loubna El-Amine, Georgetown University
APA Newsletters, Spring 2014 (Volume 13, Number 2)
Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
From the Guest Editor, “The CAAAPP Year in Review: New Trends in Asian Philosophy and Postcolonial Theory,” Leah Kalmanson
“Expressing Conventional Truths,” Amy Donahue
“Gandhi’s Satyagraha: Reinterpreting Satyakriya (Act of Truth) as a Political Strategy,” Veena Rani Howard
“The Concept of Minjung: Inventing “a People to Come,” Boram Jeong
“Populism, Pueblos, and Plutocracy: Notes on Radical Democracy from Latin America,” Grant Silva
“Announcement on the Society for Teaching Comparative Philosophy,” Sarah Mattice
The American Philosophical Association deadline for committee nominations is MAY 31, 2014. There are a couple of openings on the Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies committee. If you are an APA member and you would like to nominate someone — yourself or someone other than yourself — for the committee, visit this site: https://nominations.apaonline.org/. Note that you must log into the site using your APA online username and password in order to enter a name and select a committee.