Category Archives: China

CFP: ECNU International Graduate Philosophy Conference, Shanghai

The East China Normal University (ECNU) Graduate Philosophy Conference will take place on 7-9 November 2019 and will focus on  frontier themes present in philosophies of the world in light of our ever-increasingly globalized context. Keynote speakers will include Roger T. Ames (Peking University) and Paul J. D’Ambrosio (ECNU). The title of the conference will be Theory (li 理) and Practice (shi 事) in Chinese and Western Traditions.

Applicants should prepare a presentation in English or Chinese approximately 20 minutes in length and submit to ecnuphilosophy@outlook.com before the deadline, September 23, along with the applicant’s name, nationality and the name of the university at which they are enrolled.

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New Book: Handbook on Human Rights in China

Just published: Handbook on Human Rights in China (Edward Elgar Publishing), edited by Sarah Biddulph (Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia) and Joshua Rosenzweig (East Asia Research Director, Amnesty International). More info here; Table of Contents below.

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Book Symposium on Kim, Public Reason Confucianism

The latest issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy includes a Book Symposium on Sungmoon Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism (Cambridge, 2016):

  • Joseph Chan, Public Reason Confucianism Without Foundation?
  • Baldwin Wong, A Non‐Sectarian Comprehensive Confucianism?—On Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism
  • Franz Mang, Why Public Reason Could Not Be Too Modest: The Case of Public Reason Confucianism
  • Stephen C. Angle, Does Confucian Public Reason Depend on Confucian Civil Religion?
  • Sungmoon Kim, In Defense of Public Reason Confucianism: Reply to Chan, Mang, Wong, and Angle

SDCF 2019 Summer Program Podcasts

The Sinological Development Charitable Foundation (SDCF)’s 2019 “4th Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies” will be taking place starting next month. They are planning on posting podcasts based on each day’s lectures and activities on various social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sinological.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SdcfCharitable
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sdcf.sino/

A full schedule is below.

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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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CFP: Workshop on Comparative Philosophy in Beijing

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.

Roetz responds to Duchesne

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.