One of our goals for Warp, Weft, and Way is that it be a source of information about what is published related to Chinese and/or comparative philosophy. To that end, I regularly post the Tables of Contents of the journals in this area:
- Asian Philosophy
- Comparative Philosophy
- Journal of World Philosophy
- Contemporary Chinese Thought
- Frontiers of Philosophy in China
- Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture
- Comparative and Continental Philosophy
- Journal of East-West Thought
My goal is to post the TofC for each issue of these journals as it comes out (and label it with the Table of Contents “category”), which not only keeps readers abreast of the field but also makes searching the blog into quite a powerful tool. If anyone notices that I have missed an issue of one of those journals, or thinks that there are other journals that should be included, please let me know.
Articles related to our scope regularly appear in other journals. I have sometimes called attention to the, but would like to do a more systematic job of it. So, starting this week, once each week I will post information on such articles. Please send me information about any article you have published, or know of, that should be included in this weekly digest. (Again, anything that appears in a journal listed above will be listed in the TofC for that issue, and not listed in the separate, weekly digest.)
Finally, I will also continue my practice of collecting information on new (or new-to-me) book publications. As with the journal articles, from now on I plan on posting once per week on the books of that week. Please share with me information about any books that should be included in the weekly digest. This includes books that are newly published in paperback, for example, but in general I like to announce books only when they are actually published, rather than months in advance of actual publication.
Any comments/suggestions/corrections about all of this are welcome, and thanks to Brian Bruya for initiating a conversation about these matters that has led to the new process.
(Revised to add Journal of East-West Thought — thanks to Bill Haines for pointing out this omission.)
SUNY has published Maria Franca Sibau, Reading for the Moral: Exemplarity and the Confucian Moral Imagination in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Short Fiction. A new perspective that should shed light on discussions of roles, roles ethics, virtue ethics, and exemplarity! More info is here or below.
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SUNY has published Carine Defoort and Roger T. Ames, eds., Having a Word with Angus Graham: At Twenty-Five Years into His Immortality. Read on for the details, or see here.
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I have fallen behind on announcing new books that people tell me about, so here is a run-down of several recent ones, with links to publishers’ websites with more information:
- Donald Harper and Marc Kalinowski, eds., Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China: The Daybook Manuscripts of the Warring States, Qin, and Han (Brill, 2018)
- Ambrose Yeo-chi King, China’s Great Transformation: Selected Essays on Confucianism, Modernization, and Democracy (Hong Kong: Chinese Univesity Press, 2018)
- Jane Geaney, Language as Bodily Practice in Early China: A Chinese Grammatology (SUNY: 2018)
- Paul van Els, The Wenzi: Creativity and Intertextuality in Early Chinese Philosophy (Brill, 2018)
Some important new work here to go with some classic older work!
The Brill series Modern Chinese Philosophy, has just published two new volumes:
Studies on Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (1949-2009) by Quo Qiyong, Wuhan University; Translated by Paul J. D’Ambrosio, East China Normal University (http://www.brill.com/products/book/studies-contemporary-chinese-philosophy-1949-2009)
The Humanist Spirit of Daoism, by Chen Guying, Peking University; Translated by Hans-Georg Moeller, University of Macau; Edited by David Jones, Kennesaw State University and Sarah Flavel, Bath Spa University (http://www.brill.com/products/book/humanist-spirit-daoism)
A new volume titled Ancient Greece and China Compared was recently published by Cambridge University Press, edited by G. E. R. Lloyd and Jingyi Jenny Zhao. The title features fourteen essays that compare different aspects of ancient Greece and China from an interdisciplinary perspective, together with an introduction by G. E. R. Lloyd and an afterword by Michael Loewe. Those interested may like to access the book’s webpage on the CUP website here.
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Lexington has published Aaron B. Creller, Making Space for Knowing: A Capacious Approach to Comparative Epistemology. The publisher’s description follows, and see here for the table of contents and other information.
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The Harvard University Asia Center has published Wendy Swartz, Reading Philosophy, Writing Poetry: Intertextual Modes of Making Meaning in Early Medieval China. The press’s description is here, or read on.
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University of Hawaii Press has published a collection of leading Taiwanese “New Confucian” Lee Ming-huei’s essays, translated into English: David Jones, ed., Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance. The Amazon link (with Table of Contents) is here.
The University of Hawaii Press has published Roger Ames and Peter Hershock, eds., Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order. The Amazon link, with access to the Table of Contents, is here.
Harvard University Press has published by Michael J. Sandel and Paul J. D’Ambrosio, eds., Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy. Amazon is here; HUP is here.
Also note that there will be a Roundtable Discussion of the book on Feb. 2, 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Harvard, with a distinguished list of discussants; see more here. The book’s Table of Contents is below.
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SUNY has published Confucianism for the Contemporary World: Global Order, Political Plurality, and Social Action, edited by Kristin Stapleton and Tze-ki Hon. More details are here and below.
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Bryan Van Norden is interviewed about his new book Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto by Dan Kaufman. Some of the topics:
- Just how Euro-centric are American philosophy departments, anyway?
- Is racism baked into Western philosophy?
- A brief account of Western dalliances with Eastern thought
- Why new movements in philosophy must kill their ancestors
- Why do philosophy departments stay white? Subtle self-selection, Bryan says
- Is philistinism killing philosophy as a discipline?
I here re-post information from Keith Knapp’s email list about two recent books: Chandler’s Expressing the Heart’s Intent and Cook & Luo’s Birth in Ancient China. Congratulations to all!
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