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

Job opening at Occidental College

Occidental College is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated expertise to teach courses and mentor students in the thought of figures from, or historical texts by, members of groups that are underrepresented in academic philosophy. A full description of the position and instructions for applying are included in our PhilJobs ad linked here. Further information about the College and our department can be found here.

Job Opening with the Journal of Chinese Humanities

Attention China Scholars,

The Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH) is expanding operations by adding an editor to our staff. We would especially like to encourage those with a background in Chinese philosophy to apply. The position is full time and would require the applicant to locate to Jinan, China. We are the English Language extension of 文史哲 and have recently published volumes on Daoism and Chinese meritocracy.

Responsibilities will include processing and reviewing English and Chinese language submissions, communicating with authors, editing articles and translations, organizing article and book reviews, marketing and outreach, planning journal development, and organizing academic activities.

Qualifications are as follows:
• Fluent in English, with the ability to compose written works in academic English
• Proficient in Chinese reading, writing, and speaking
• Background in major field of sinology e.g. philosophy, literature, or history
• At least a Master’s Degree in a field of sinology (PhD preferred)
• Editorial experience a plus

JOCH is an English language, SCOPUS indexed journal for traditional Chinese literature, history, and philosophy. The position is open until filled. Preference to early applicants. Interested parties should send their CV to Patrick Turk at along with a brief statement of interest.

Thank you,

Stanford Encyclopedia Chinese Philosophy Entries (call for suggestions)

We are seeking to expand the Stanford Encyclopedia list of entries in Chinese philosophy, and are seeking suggestions.  We are aware there are many gaps in the coverage and we have some topics in mind already.  However, we thought we should also ask for suggestions from members of this group, on entries that would be helpful.  Please keep your suggestions brief and please bear in mind the nature of the SEP and its readership ( We welcome suggestions on topics as well as authors.  The current list is appended below for your reference.

Best wishes,

Karyn Lai (University of New South Wales, Sydney)

Tan Sor-Hoon (Singapore Management University)


Workshop on Approaches to Classical Chinese Philosophical Texts, Oct. 5

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania will host a one-day workshop on approaches to classical Chinese philosophical texts on Oct. 5.

The event is free and open to the public, but please register using the link below.

Please see here for the program.

A Talk by Justin Tiwald at the Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy

The Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy Welcomes: Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University)

With responses from: Katja Vogt (Columbia University).

Please join on September 20, 2019, at 5:30 for his lecture entitled,

Autonomy, Deference, and “Getting it Oneself” (zì dé 自得)

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APA Committee seeks your input

Are you a scholar of one or more Asian philosophy?  Are you interested in giving lectures, participating in conferences, contributing articles/book chapters/book reviews, or having your books reviewed?  Are you willing to help other philosophers integrate Asian philosophies into their teaching and research?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies wants to hear from you!

Please click link below to fill out a short Google forms survey.  It should only take a minute or two and your information will not be shared beyond those working on APA initiatives.

APA List of Scholars of Asian Philosophies:

If you have comments or questions feel free to email Brad Cokelet at bradcokelet[at]

Vol 32 of The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC)

The editors are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 32 of The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC), the inaugural issue of the revised format of the journal. JCPC is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes contributions of both articles and book reviews by qualified authors from around the world. This attached file contains the front matter, including a complete table of contents, of Volume 32. The complete volume will be available on line, within the week at our web site:

Ivanhoe Lecture at HKBU on Interpretive Strategies

HKBU Arts Does Method Colloquium Series

Title: Interpretive Strategies: The Case of Classical Chinese Texts

Speaker :     Philip J. Ivanhoe (Distinguished Chair Professor, Sungkyunkwan University)

Date :     20 September 2019 (Fri)

Time :       2:00 – 4:00pm

Venue :     University Chapel(大學禮拜堂), Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University

Further details can be found at:

CEACOP Monthly Talk by Eirik Lang Harris

Title: A Han Feizian Worry with Confucian Meritocracy – and a Non-Moral Alternative

Speaker: Eirik Lang Harris (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Date: 27 September 2019 (Friday)

Time: 16:00 – 17:30

Venue: Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (Room 4433, Mong Man Wai Building)

For detailed information, please see the event flyer here.

Updates on SKKU Conference “Confucianism, Buddhism, and Kantian Moral Theory”

The Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy (SICEP) at Sungkyunkwan University will be hosting an international conference on September 6-7th, featuring the title: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Kantian Moral Theory.

For further details, please see here for the poster and the webpage.