Category Archives: Articles of Interest

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

2018 Dao Best Essay Award Announcement

2018 Dao Annual Best Essay Award

Dao has established “The Annual Best Essay Award” since 2007. In addition to a certificate of achievement, the award comes along with a prize of US$1,000. The award winners are noted in the website of the journal as well as the website of Springer, the publisher of the journal. The award ceremony is held each year at the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Eastern Division) in January, where a special panel on the theme of the award winning essay is held. The critical comments and the author’s responses to them presented at the panel, after revision, will be published in the last issue of Dao each year.

The selection process consists of two stages. At the beginning of each year, a nominating committee of at least three editorial members, who have not published in Dao in the given year, is established. This committee is charged with the task of nominating three best essays published in the previous year. These three essays are then sent to the whole editorial board for deliberation. The final winner is decided by a vote by all editorial board members who are not authors of the nominated essays.

The editorial board has just finished its deliberation on the best essay published in 2018, and the award is given to:

Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Hans-Rudolf Kantor, Hans-Georg Moeller, “Incongruent Names: A Theme in the History of Chinese Philosophy,” Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2018, pp. 305-330. (The paper is set for free access by clicking the title here.)

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Journal Special Issue on Confucianism and Gay Marriage

The International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine, issue 16:2 (2018), is devoted to a discussion of the ethics and legality of gay marriage, especially as it pertains to Chinese societies and as it relates to Confucianism. All the articles of this on-line, Chinese-language (though with English abstracts) journal are freely available here, and many of them are also posted on the Confucian Web (儒家网) here (an article by Zhang Xianglong and responses thereto) and here (an article by Fang Xudong and responses thereto). I also paste the table of contents below.

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New Issue of CCT: The Adolescence of Mainland New Confucianism

The latest issue of Contemporary Chinese Thought (49:2) has just been published: an issue that I guest edited called “The Adolescence of Mainland New Confucianism.” The Table of Contents for the issue is here, and I believe you can freely download my introduction (also called “The Adolescence of Mainland New Confucianism”). The essays translated in the issue are:

  • Li Minghui, I Disapprove of the Phrase “Mainland New Confucianism”
  • Zeng Yi & Fang Xudong, Hong Kong/Taiwan New Confucianism Affirms Too Little of Traditional Chinese Politics (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Chen Ming, Mainland New Confucianism’s Problematique, Discourse Paradigm, and Intellectual Pedigree Have Already Taken Shape
  • Tang Wenming, Welcoming a New Stage of Confucian Revival
  • Chen Yun, The Mainland Confucian Revival and Its Problems as Seen from the Perspective of “Civilizational Theory”
  • Huang Yushun, Confucian Liberalism’s Judgment of “New Confucian Religion”
  • Guo Qiyong, How to Properly View the New Developments of Mainland Confucianism

For the abstract of my Introduction, read on!

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Article of Interest: “Indeterminate self: Subjectivity, body and politics in Zhuangzi” by Peng Yu

Yu, Peng. “Indeterminate Self: Subjectivity, Body and Politics in Zhuangzi.” Philosophy & Social Criticism, (January 2019). doi:10.1177/0191453718820900.

To see the full article please click here.

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New entry on Xunzi in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

I just noticed that the SEP has a new entry on the Xunzi, penned by Paul Goldin (published earlier this month). (Look forward to reading it, Paul!) The older entry, penned by Dan Robins, is linked to at the top of the current one. I don’t know what goes behind the editorial decisions to replace existing entries with newer ones by different authors, but I think it’s great that readers will have more than one perspective to look at when turning to the SEP, which has been a go-to site for me when I want to read up on an area of philosophy foreign to me.