Shang, Yang (2019). The Book of Lord Shang: Apologetics of State Power in Early China (Yuri Pines, Trans.). New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN: 9780231179898.
For more information, please see the publisher website.
Yale University press is about to release Michael Harrington’s excellent translation of Cheng Yi’s very important The Yi River Commentary on the Book of Changes, with an introduction by Michael and Robin Wang. More details are here.
Translated with Commentary by Kurtis Hagen & Steve Coutinho
ISBN 9781554810673 | 448 pages | $34.95
Eric L. Hutton and I are very pleased to announce the launch of a new book series devoted exclusively to translations of Chinese philosophical and religious texts, Oxford Chinese Thought. The series will be published by Oxford University Press and, at least initially, all books will be released immediately into paperback. As most readers of this blog know, there is a vast body of philosophical and religious literature in Chinese and only the thinnest slice of it — barely a sliver — has been translated into English, which has created major obstacles to teaching and scholarship on Chinese thought, especially to teaching the post-classical thinkers in depth. Oxford Chinese Thought aims to address this longstanding challenge by providing high-quality English translations that are well suited for classroom use.
Translations are solicited by the series editors in consultation with the advisory board. We intend to focus primarily on post-Han texts that played significant roles in shaping Chinese thought. Continue reading →
Hui, Andrew. A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019. ISBN: 9780691188959.
An engaging look at the aphorism, the shortest literary form, across time, languages, and cultures.
Heaven is Empty offers a new perspective on the relationship between religion and the creation of the first Chinese empires. Heaven Is Empty offers a new comparative perspective on the role of the sacred in the formation of China’s early empires (221 BCE–9 CE) and shows how the unification of the Central States was possible without a unitary and universalistic conception of religion.
This monograph book explains a distinctive pluralist account of truth (jointly-rooted perspectivism) in the context of cross-tradition philosophical engagement for two closely related purposes:
More information here.
From the constructive-engagement vantage point of doing philosophy of language comparatively, this anthology volume explores:
More information here.
Several exciting new books have just been or are about to be published!
Jana Rošker, Following His Own Path: Li Zehou and Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (SUNY, 2019): here.
Michiko Yusa, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.
Alexus McLeod, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Early Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.
Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew Whitehead, eds., Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.
Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez, and Hyun Jin Kim, eds., Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.
William J. Long, Tantric State: A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan (Oxford, 2018): here.