The eminent Chinese scholar Chen Lai has published a new book (in Chinese) called 《儒学美德论》 (Confucian Virtue Theory). Details are below.
The 2019 workshop of the “Comparative Philosophy Forum – Beijing” (北京比較哲 學論壇) will be held on 9th July 2019, Beijing, China. It is a small-size, intensive-discussion-oriented workshop focusing on the theme “Textual Analysis and Philosophical Interpretation in Cross- tradition Philosophical Engagement.” The keynote speaker is Dr. MOU, Bo (San Jose State University, USA), presenting “Diachronic Multiple-stage Approach and Synchronic Multiple-dimension Approach” as one target for the group’s critical discussion.
More details about participating with a paper or as a discussant are available here.
Heiner Roetz has asked me to make available his response, entitled “Too much honor,” to a white supremacist critique of his book Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age posted earlier this year on the website of the “Council of European Canadians” by Ricardo Duchesne. As Roetz says, he is attacked as one of the Western academics who lay the “intellectual groundwork” for the “silent invasion“ of the West – above all Canada, Australia and New Zealand – by the Chinese.
Here are three items related to a censorship issue at Frontiers of Literary Studies in China:
- An article at Inside Higher Education
- A description of the situation by one of the original issue’s co-editors
- An announcement by Brill, terminating its co-publication agreement with Higher Education Press in China, which publishes the “Frontiers of…” journals (including Frontiers of Philosophy in China) in China.
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!
Sinological Development Charitable Foundation (SDCF) announces that applications are now open for the 4th Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies, a summer course targeted at scholars (including PhD students) who would like to deepen their knowledge of Chinese philosophy and other aspects of Chinese culture.
Title: Just Cause in Early China: A Comparative Analysis of Warfare Ethics
Speaker: Professor Ping-cheung Lo
Date: 14 February 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (Room 4433, Mong Man Wai Building)
More details here.
Fifth Biannual Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar Workshop
“Authorship and Authority in the Ancient World”
International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures
Renmin University of China
Beijing, June 17–21, 2019
The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSATC), hosted at Renmin University of China, holds its fifth Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar workshop on June 17-21, 2019. Four renowned scholars from the fields of Ancient Chinese, Greek, and Biblical Literature will present lectures and seminars on specific topics. There also will be student research activities to complement the lectures and seminars. The principal language of instruction and interaction will be English.
Invitation for proposal (abstract) submission for the conference on “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad,” 2019
With the support of generous donation from Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University are going to organize a conference on the theme “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad”, to be held at Hong Kong Baptist University on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2019. The conference is organized to pay tribute to the late Dr. Tin Ka Ping, a renowned education benefactor in the Greater China Region. The Foundation has provided funds to more than 90 tertiary institutions, 166 secondary schools, more than 40 primary schools and kindergartens, and over 1,650 suburban libraries across 34 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in the mainland China. In Hong Kong, more than 20 primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and elderly and youth care centers are named after Dr. Tin. We anticipate that the conference will share the vision of the importance of moral education and develop a culture of service and virtue cultivation in Chinese and East Asian Societies.