Category Archives: China

Summer School at ECNU, Shanghai

East China Normal University is hosting their 2024 International Summer School of Philosophy. The program will take place from Aug 11 to Aug 24, 2024, in person in Shanghai and online. Additionally, the program does not charge tuition or room and board fees. Participants will only need to cover their travel costs. The deadline for applications is June 9, 2024. Please fine more information about the program and application requirements here.

New Book: Gongsheng Across Contexts

Palgrave Macmillan has recently brought out Gongsheng Across Contexts: A Philosophy of Co-Becoming, an Open-Access book (see here) co-edited by Bing Song (Berggruen Institute China Center) and Yiwen Zhan (School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University). The table of contents and all materials are available on the above website.

Fellowships for Graduate Study in China

A message regarding the China Study Program — a fellowship program for graduate students:

Since 2013, the “China Study Program” (CSP), sponsored by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation, has supported more than 900 international students in areas of humanities and social sciences with their doctoral studies and research in China. As the Secretariat of the Expert Committee of the China Studies Program based at the Renmin University of China, we are writing to introduce the fellowship program to you. We would be grateful if you circulate the letter or encourage students to apply.

CSP provides individualized training programs for each candidate and offers generous fellowships to cover the cost of research, fieldwork, and living expenses in China. By offering opportunities for collaboration with prestigious professors in 18 key universities in China, this program brings in-depth learning and research opportunities. Ph.D. candidates registered in an overseas university are eligible to apply for a “Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship,” and those who have obtained a master’s degree and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in China may apply for the “Ph.D. Program in China.”
The application for the 2024 CSP Fellowship is now open and will remain so until Feb 28, 2024. Please visit this website for detailed information: http://www.chinese.cn/page/#/pcpage/csp

We would appreciate it if you circulate this information among your students or recommend students to us. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at hantui@ruc.edu.cn.

I wish you a fruitful spring term!

Sincerely,
Dr. Jing (Cathy) Zhang
Deputy Director
Secretariat of Expert Committee of China Studies Program
Institute for the Promotion of Chinese Language and Culture
Renmin University of China
ADD: Room 516, Guo Xue Guan, Renmin University of China
59 Zhong-guan-cun Street, Beijing, 100872, P. R. China

Tel: 86-10-62513770; 86-10-15120008891

Institute for the Promotion of Chinese Language and Culture
School of Chinese Studies and Cultural Exchange
Renmin University of China

New Book: Shi, Contemporary Chinese Confucian Revival Movement

Brill has recently published Wei SHI’s book, Universal and Particular—Ideological Developments in the Contemporary Chinese Confucian Revival Movement (2000–2020), as part of the series “Modern Chinese Philosophy.” More information is available here, and the Table of Contents follows.

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New Book: Galvany, ed., The Craft of Oblivion

SUNY Press has just released a new volume entitled “The Craft of Oblivion: Forgetting and Memory in Ancient China” edited by Albert Galvany. It is an innovative volume that aims to study, for the first time, the intersections between forgetting and remembering in classical Chinese civilization. Drawing on perspectives from history, philosophy, literature, and religion, and examining both transmitted texts and excavated materials, the contributors to this volume analyze various ways of understanding oblivion and its fertile relations with memory in ancient China. Please click here (https://sunypress.edu/Books/T/The-Craft-of-Oblivion) to read more about the book or to purchase it.

Call for Applications: Exploring Perspectives on China-US Relations – 2023

This project is co-sponsored by the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies and the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. It promotes in-person dialogue between Chinese and American scholars, including doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty members, think tank experts, as well as emerging leaders in various fields. More details on the program and the application are here.

The submission should include a current c.v. as well as a short (under 500 words) description of specific areas of interest and what the applicant hopes to contribute to such an exchange. The submission deadline is July 10th, 2023. Please email to xuxiaolan@siis.org.cn.

New works by Daniel Bell

Daniel Bell (Law, University of Hong Kong) has three recent publications that may be of interest to blog readers:

The Dean of Shandong: Confessions of a Minor Bureaucrat at a Chinese University (Princeton University Press, March 2023) (https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691247120/the-dean-of-shandong)

Special issue of The China Review on Chinese identity. Here is the table of contents and introduction free online: https://cup.cuhk.edu.hk/image/catalog/journal/jpreview/CR23.2__1-11.pdf

Co-edited with Amitav Acharya, Rajeev Bhargava, Yan Xuetong. Bridging Two Worlds: Comparing Classical Political Thought and Statecraft in India and China (University of California Press, Jan. 2023). Free online version available here:
https://luminosoa.org/site/books/e/10.1525/luminos.135/

The Nature and Future of Cosmopolitanism Blog

The U.S.-China Research Group on Cosmopolitanism consists of nine scholars from the United States and the Chinese cultural sphere who are pursuing a structured exploration of theoretical and practical problems related to cosmopolitanism. In particular, we are looking to draw upon Chinese philosophical traditions in order to explore alternative understandings of the nature and future of cosmopolitanism. Each member of the group has composed a short reflection describing her or his initial thoughts on the topic, which are presented in a blog at the bottom of our web page:

https://uschinadialogue.georgetown.edu/topics/research-group-cosmopolitanism

Members have further developed their short reflections into more substantial accounts and will present these at a meeting at the University of Hong Kong on 5-6 May 2023. These will be made available once they have been further revised and refined.