Category Archives: Chinese philosophy – 中國哲學 – 中国哲学

International Conference: Philosophies of Co-Becoming and the Sino-Island

“Philosophies of Co-Becoming and the Sino-Island” is an international conference that will take place on July 8-9, 2022. The conference is co-sponsored by the Global Sinology Forum at National Sun Yat-Sen University, the National Library (ROC)’s Center for Chinese Studies, and the East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts at The University of Tokyo. It will bring scholars together from half a dozen countries to discuss the notion of a philosophy of co-becoming (共生哲學) in our contemporary world. Many of the conference organizers work and teach on the island of Taiwan, which we call the Sino-island, to denote the island’s long history as a center of immigration for Sinitic speaking peoples, as well as its rich Sinological institutions and scholarly traditions. In a contemporary world riven by nationalist rivalry, economic inequality, the ravages of climate change, and a global pandemic whose effects are disproportionally borne across diverse populations up to the present day, the notion of how to co-exist–with the natural world, with our own bodies, and with each other–has never been a more urgent one for contemporary thought. Each panel of the conference will be live-streamed through WebEx online software. Any inquires regarding the conference please email here.

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For the conference program click here.

Job Opening: American University

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, academic-year appointment in Asian philosophy at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning August 29, 2022. Teaching duties include introductory courses in Asian philosophy and one upper-level seminar. Capacity to teach religious heritage of Asia, religious ethics, or Global Ethics will be a plus. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school, and university activities. Applicants should hold a Ph.D.; however, ABD will be considered. Salary and benefits are competitive for a fulltime term appointment. The teaching load for the year is three courses per semester (fall and spring). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications here: http://apply.interfolio.com/108823. Include a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and a writing sample. Please contact Jin Y. Park, Chair of the Department at jypark@american.edu, if you have any questions.

CFP: 4th Asian Philosophical Texts Conference

The Asian Philosophical Texts Conference conference aims at providing a platform for scholars in the field of Asian Studies and world philosophies to discuss and reflect on the task of translating Asian philosophical texts (in the broadest sense) into western languages. This includes, but is not limited to, Cambodian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Vietnamese etc., philosophical texts from any period. The conference is welcoming any papers on the philosophy of translation, critical analyses of existing translations, or ongoing translation projects for its upcoming conference. Contributions from early and mid-career scholars are welcome and the conference will be a part of an ongoing international collaboration project. The conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh on November 12-13, 2022. Read below for information on submissions.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2022. 

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The North-East Conference on Chinese Thought is Back!

I’m delighted to announce that this year’s meeting of the North-East Conference on Chinese Thought will be held November 12-13 (Sat. & Sun.) at Yale University. The NECCT annual meeting is an opportunity for students of Chinese thought (broadly defined) from across the northeast (also broadly defined) to share and discuss their work. We are very excited to resume this annual tradition after the disruptions of the last few years.

  • WHERE: Luce Hall at Yale University, which is the home of the Council on East Asian Studies. We will have access to a large conference room and a lounge for meals and refreshments.
  • FORMAT: Fifteen 30-minute slots (eleven on Saturday plus five on Sunday morning.) We ask speakers to speak for 20 minutes and leave 10 minutes for Q&A.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: For speakers only, hotel rooms in downtown New Haven for the nights of 11/11 and 11/12.
  • TRAVEL: NECCT doesn’t normally cover travel expenses. However, this year we have a fund of $1500 to cover travel costs for students.
  • HOW TO APPLY: By Friday, September 2, please send your talk title and abstract to Mick Hunter (mick.hunter@yale.edu). We expect to have the schedule finalized by 9/5. Students seeking help with travel costs should contact the same email address by the end of October.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Mick Hunter (mick.hunter@yale.edu). We look forward to hearing from you!

Allinson, The Philosophical Influences of Mao Zedong

Robert Elliott Allinson is pleased to announce that he has published a single authored monograph, The Philosophical Influences of Mao Zedong: Notations, Reflections and Insights with Bloomsbury Academic Publishers, London, Oxford, New York, New Delhi and Sydney, 2020. It has received endorsements from the following:

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CFP: Korean Philosophy and the World

The North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA) is happy to announce the annual meetings in 2022 to be held in Omaha, NE, the US for three days (November 14th through the 16th), co-hosted by Creighton University and the University of Nebraska. For these meetings, the 2022 NAKPA invites papers dealing with any aspects of our experiences related to the change of the world and the changing world, and how Korean philosophy might help us understand the future. Abstracts should be sent to Halla Kim (250-300 words) and should include the title, author’s name, affiliation, and email contact information. Also, panel submissions are welcomed and include everything aforementioned in addition to panelists and their affiliations and abstracts for each of the papers. These should all be submitted by September 1st, 2022.

Online Book Release and Workshop: Monogatari, Existence and Island

The Research Centre for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity in Taiwan will host “Monogatari, Existence, and Island: a New Book Release and Workshop on East Asian Philosophy” online from 14:00 to 17:00 (Taiwan Time) on July 15th, 2022.  The sessions will be held in Mandarin Chinese. For more information about how to sign up click here.

“Non-Western” tenure-track jobs in philosophy

Back in April, Marcus Arvan put out this blog post analyzing which specializations were listed in the 2021-22 jobs posted at PhilJobs. He concludes that “Non-Western Philosophy” was the requested specialization in 5.8% of tenure-track jobs in this past year, which is pretty stable over the past several years. Note that if a job lists two specializations, then that counts as 0.5 of a job for each, and so on for even more potential specializations. He adds that another 6% of the tenure track jobs list Non-Western as a desired teaching competence (“area of competence”). We don’t have numbers ready-to-hand for the number of job seekers with one or another variety of “Non-Western” as an AOC, but I suspect that the ratio of seekers to jobs in this area compares favorably to most other areas of specialization. Which is not to say that getting a job in philosophy is ever easy!

CFP: Southeast Early China Roundtable

The Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR) is happy to announce that they will be hosting the 26th annual conference at the Eling Eide Center in Sarasota beginning on November 11th. The SEECR is welcoming proposals for presentations focusing on early China from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Please send a short abstract (250 words) of your presentation and full institutional contact information to Dr. Matthew Wells by September 1st. Early submissions are welcome and lodging in addition to meals will be provided for presenters.

Online Book Presentation: Friendship and Hospitality

Philology In Our Time will be hosting an online book presentation on Xu Dongfeng’s book Friendship and Hospitality: The Jesuit-Confucian Encounter in Late Ming China. The presentation will include the author (Xu Dongfeng), Huan Saussy, and Edward Shaughnessy. All are invited and must preregister.

Friday, July 9th, 10 pm Taipei/10 am New York; Register HERE