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.
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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.
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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.