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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

CFP: Oxford Grad Conference — Engaging ‘China’: Perspectives from the Margins

Call for Papers: Engaging ‘China’: Perspectives from the Margins

Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference (10-11 Jan 2018)

www.oxfordchgc.wixsite.com/engagingchina  

Keynote speakers: Peter K. Bol (Harvard), Henrietta Harrison (Oxford)

Deadline for submission: October 15th 2017, 17:00 (GMT)

Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for the second annual University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference, which takes the theme of ‘engagement’ in the Chinese context as its point of departure. We welcome papers that work with modern and pre-modern subject material and from all humanistic disciplines, including but not limited to history, literary and cultural studies, art, film and media studies, philosophy, human geography, anthropology, musicology and religion.

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September 17, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study | no comments

Nelson Reviews Lau, Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.09.13 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Kwok-Ying Lau, Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding: Toward a New Cultural Flesh, Springer, 2016, 256pp., $109.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319447629.

Reviewed by Eric S. Nelson, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

This book, the fruition of twenty years of research and writing about phenomenology, carefully and insightfully traces the complex historical relations between phenomenology and non-Western thought over the last century. It also offers a critical diagnosis of the contemporary impediments to, and possibilities for, intercultural philosophy.

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September 15, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, European Continental Philosophy | no comments

Collected Essays on Role Ethics

Here is a useful collection of essays by Roger Ames and the late Henry Rosemont: Confucian Role Ethics: A Moral Vision for the 21st Century? (V&R Academic, 2016) that had previously escaped my attention. The Table of contents follows.

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September 13, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Roger Ames, Role Ethics | no comments

CFP: ISCP at Central APA

International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites abstracts of papers for the ISCP panels at APA Central Division meeting in Chicago, IL, February 21- 24, 2018.  The themes and topics are open as long as they are connected with Chinese philosophy. Your submission should include the following information:

1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation and Contact Information
4. Paper Abstract (200-300 words)

Please  send your submission in Word format or PDF to Qiong Wang by September 17, 2017.

September 12, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Job Opening at Calvin College

The Asian Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, pending administrative approval, to teach courses in Asian Studies beginning in August 2018, and to serve as the director of Calvin College’s Semester Program in China. Candidates from Religion, History, and Philosophy will be considered; the successful candidate will be housed in the most appropriate department.

https://calvin.edu/academics/departments-programs/asian-studies/about/open-positions/

September 12, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | no comments

Post-Doc at Zhejiang University

PENG Guoxiang of Zhejiang University writes with information about a post-doc opportunity:

A post-doc program of Chinese philosophy, intellectual history, and religions, especially Confucianism, at Zhejiang University now is available for application. The eligible candidates are required:

1. No more than 35 years old;
2. Citizenships that have diplomatic relations with China;
3. PhD acquired outside China and within one year;
4. No less than 20 months in China within two years;
5. Excellence in Chinese or English if from non-English speaking world;

Interested applicants can directly contact me with their CV at: peng_gx@126.com. The deadline is Nov. 13.

September 12, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study, Opportunities | no comments

New Book: Swain, Confucianism in China

Bloomsbury has published Tony Swain’s Confucianism in China: An Introduction. See here for more.

September 10, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

CFP: 50th Annual SACP Conference, in Poland

Call for Proposals: Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy 50th Annual Conference, June 8-11th, 2018

Hosted by Pedagogical University of Cracow, Krakow, Poland; supporting co-organizers are National Museum in Krakow and Institute of the Middle and Far East of Jagiellonian University

CONFERENCE THEME: Power and Creativity

Keynote Speaker: Graham Parkes (University of Vienna), “Will to Power and the Field of Dao/De: Nietzsche and Zhuangzi on Creative Experience”

Deadline for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: January 31, 2018

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September 10, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Europe | no comments

CFP: ACPA at 2018 Pacific APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2018 Pacific APA in San Diego

Submission deadline:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2018 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). March 28 – 30, 2018 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California.

Description:  We now welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on an ACPA group session at the 2018 APA Pacific Division Meeting.  (Please note:  We are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Pacific APA 2018, not proposals for a complete panel.)
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September 10, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Program for the first meeting of BACCT

Here are the program schedule and travel information for the first annual Bay Area Conference on Chinese Thought (BACCT), October 14-15, hosted this year by the University of California, Davis.

PROGRAM

Saturday, October 14th

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September 8, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Body and Cosmos in China: An Interdisciplinary Symposium in Honor of Nathan Sivin

The Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce an interdisciplinary symposium in honor of Nathan Sivin at Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, on Oct. 14-15, 2017.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  Just click here if you’d like to attend:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/body-and-cosmos-in-china-an-interdisciplinary-symposium-in-honor-of-nathan-sivin-tickets-37455848451.

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September 5, 2017 Posted by | Academia, Asian Philosophy, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Confucius, Cosmology, Daoism, Events, Han Dynasty, History, History of Philosophy, Huainanzi, Human nature, Medicine, Metaphysics, Methodology, Mysticism, Nature, Philosophy in China, Religion, Taoism | one comment

Concise Companion to Confucius

If I may be permitted a moment of self-promotion: Wiley has just published A Concise Companion to Confucius, a volume in their prestigious Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series.  It comprises seventeen chapters by a roster of distinguished contributors.  I hope you like it!

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118783875.html

September 4, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 3 comments

Update on Qi Analects

The archaeologists who are cleaning up the bamboo strips found in the Haihunhou tomb are expected to confirm that one of the texts recovered is the long lost Qi version of the Analects; see here.

September 3, 2017 Posted by | Analects, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Excavated Texts | no comments

Upcoming EACP Conference in Basel

2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy, Basel, 7-9 September 2017

Almost 100 scholars will present their work at the 2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP: http://www.ea-cp.eu/), which takes place in Basel on September 7-9, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Global Chinese Philosophy.” Two keynote addresses by Prof. Thomas Fröhlich (Hamburg) and Prof. Loy Hui-chieh (Singapore) are open to the public. Thomas Fröhlich will talk about “Beyond Confucian Delusions and Illusions. Critical Issues in Chinese Philosophy Today” at the Kollegienhaus (Hörsaal 001) on Thursday, 7 September, 6–7pm. Loy Hui-chieh will give an address on “Getting Through to a War-loving Ruler: The Mohists and their Elite Audiences” at the Kollegienhaus (Hörsaal 001) on Friday, 8 September, 6–7pm.

For questions or further information, please write to Ralph Weber. The full conference program follows.

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September 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Europe | no comments

CFP: ISCWP at 2018 Pacific APA

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2018 APA Pacific Meeting, which will take place in San Diego, March 28- April 1, 2018.

We would like to encourage submissions of proposals of individual papers and panels. We encourage papers or panels that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy (broadly construed). The submissions will be reviewed by all the three members of the board. When we select papers, we normally try to find papers that have common theme to form a panel. You may have a better chance to be accepted if you submit a panel proposal which already has a common theme. Continue reading “CFP: ISCWP at 2018 Pacific APA”

September 1, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Submitting papers to the APA Pacific Main Program

Since I have heard from some APA folks that they are keen to increase the diversity of traditions represented on the APA main programs, it makes sense to pass on the below reminder here. 

Paper submissions for the 2018 APA Pacific Division meeting in San Diego, California, are currently open. Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on September 1. If you have a paper you would like to present, please you submit it as soon as possible at the paper submissions website. We urge you submit your paper before 2 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, September 1, after which there will be nobody available at the national office to provide technical assistance.

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August 29, 2017 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Slingerland MOOC on Early Chinese Thought

Ted Slingerland’s edX MOOC on early Chinese thought starts next week if anyone’s got interested students. Free to sign up!

https://www.edx.org/course/chinese-thought-ancient-wisdom-meets-ubcx-china300-1x-2

August 29, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, On-line courses, Opportunities | no comments

ISCWP Summer 2017 Newsletter

The ISCWP Summer 2017 newsletter is available online hereIt contains information on the following:

  • Letter from the President
  • Member News and Updates
  • ISCWP Sponsored Panels, APA Eastern Division Meeting (Jan 4-7, 2017)
  • ISCWP Sponsored Panels, APA Pacific Division Meeting (Apr 12-15, 2017)
  • Dues and Donations

August 29, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Organization News | no comments

CFP: SACP at 2018 Pacific APA

Call for Papers: SACP PANELS for APA Pacific Division, 2018

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, Seattle WA, March 28-30, 2018

The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy invites submissions to be considered for inclusion in panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Division Meeting. Submissions focusing on any area of Asian and/or Comparative philosophy will be considered. Both individual papers and completed panel proposals are encouraged.

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August 29, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Book: Between History and Philosophy

Paul van Els and Sarah A. Queen, eds., Between History and Philosophy: Anecdotes in Early China (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2017). ISBN: 978-1-4384-6611-8.

The hardcover version will be out very soon; the Kindle and other eBook versions are already available. For more information, see the SUNY website:

http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6418-between-history-and-philosophy.aspx

Information about the book and its cover (including a sharper image) is also available at Paul’s website:

http://paulvanels.nl/publications/anecdotes/ 

Summary and Table of Contents follows.

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August 26, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, History | no comments

CFP: Materiality of Knowledge in Chinese thought

Call for papers:  “Materiality of Knowledge in Chinese thought, Past and Present”.

The conference will be organised jointly by Dirk Meyer and Stefano Gandolfo, University of Oxford. It will take place on 19-21 September 2018 at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. It will discuss matters related to the materiality of knowledge from the following three aspects:

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August 26, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Epistemology | no comments

CFP: ISCP at 2018 Pacific APA

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites submissions to be considered for ISCP panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Division Meeting at Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA, March 28- April 1, 2018.  Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese or Comparative philosophy.

REQUIRED (for proposal):

  • Title of Paper
  • Name of Presenter
  • Presenter’s Affiliation
  • Presenter’s e-mail address
  • Approximately 200-word Paper Abstract

Please send each your proposal as an e-mail attachment to Robin Wang at rwang@lmu.edu by October 1, 2017.

August 26, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Dialogues Between Angle and Huang, Guo published

The latest issue of 齐鲁学刊 [Qilu Academic Journal] features an extended, two-part dialogue between Huang Yushun and me, and another dialogue between Guo Ping and me. The topics covered include both substantive and methodological issues related to Huang’s “Life Confucianism (生活儒学),” to the “Liberal Confucianism” defended by both Huang and Guo, and to the idea of “Progressive Confucianism.” See:

August 21, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

New issue of Dao

Issue 16:3 of Dao has been published; details are here and below.

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August 21, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Forthcoming Book: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy

Michael Sandel and Paul D’Ambrosio have edited a book on Chinese philosophy titled “Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy” that will come out on Harvard University Press in early January 2018. A flyer with more information is available here, and the Table of Contents follows.

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August 21, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Daoism | no comments

Postdoc in Chinese Aesthetics at ECNU

East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai is looking for a two-year post-doc in ancient Chinese art theory and classic Chinese aesthetics. Applicants must have PhD in related areas.  Stipend is 75,000 RMB for one year and 150,000 RMB for two years. Please send application materials to Professor Zhu Zhirong (suzhouzhuzhirong@163.com) at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of ECNU. 

August 8, 2017 Posted by | Aesthetics, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

CFP: Sinicization of Marxism Conference

5th INTERNATIONAL STCS CONFERENCE:

FROM HEGEL TO MAO AND BEYOND — The Long March of Sinicizing Marxism
organized by the Department of Asian Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Date: April 20-22, 2018
Venue: Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Call For Papers and further information are available here (abstracts due by November 25, 2017).

August 7, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Marxism | no comments

CFP: 12th Daoist Studies Conference

Authority versus Authenticity: 12th International Conference on Daoist Studies

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 1-4 June, 2018

[PENDING APPROVAL BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (expected by December)] 

This year’s theme is the relationship of inner truth in contrast (and conflict) with outer circumstances, an issue that pervades Daoist history and culture, since Daoists highly value naturalness and integrity that often crosses or even runs in opposition to mainstream values, notions, and practices—both without and within the religion itself.

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August 7, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Daoism | no comments

New issue of Journal of Chinese Humanities

Volume 3 of the Journal of Chinese Humanities has been published. Among other things, it contains an interesting discussion of the trend toward “indigenization” in Chinese humanities, and the connection of this to Confucianism, by Wang Xuedian; and a review by Joshua Mason of Huang Yushun’s English-language book, Voice from the East: The Chinese Theory of Justice (translated by Hou Pingping and Wang Keyou; Reading, UK: Paths International, 2016). The Table of Contents is here.

August 4, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Contemporary Confucianism, Tables of Contents | no comments

NEH Summer Institute on Philosophy as a Way of Life

I am happy to announce that Stephen Grimm (Fordham), Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame), and I have received a grant from the NEH to run a 2-week Summer Institute in July 2018 called “Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life.” We will be drawing on Confucian and Buddhist traditions, among others. Some more details are here; I will announce here at Warp, Weft, and Way when applications open, later in the fall, in case anyone is interested.

Interestingly, if Justin at Daily Nous is correct, then the only two NEH Summer Seminars or Institutes awarded to philosophers both have significant non-Western components (the other one is “Self-Knowledge in Eastern and Western Philosophies Project” directed by Christian Coseru and colleagues).

August 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Pedagogy | 6 comments

Fox on Jenco

Russell Arben Fox has posted an engaging set of comments provoked by Leigh Jenco’s book Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West (Oxford, 2015), based on comments Fox delivered at a conference in Singapore. Highly recommended!

August 3, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory | no comments

ToC: Comparative Philosophy 8:2

The latest issue of the free, open-access journal Comparative Philosophy is available here and below. It features a special section on “Comparative Chinese-Western Epistemology.”

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August 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Reminder: World Congress of Philosophy 2018

The XXIV World Congress of Philosophy will take place in Beijing next year (August 13-20, 2018). This should be an occasion to highlight all aspects of Chinese philosophy. For more information on sections, topics, deadlines, etc., see here. All proposals are welcome!

[NOTE: Please contact the organizers on the linked website with any questions or requests. Posting a question about the World Congress in the comments section here on our website may not be very useful.]

August 3, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Volume 12, Issue 2 of Frontiers of Philosophy in China, as special issue on environmental ethics, has been published. The Table of Contents is here and below; note that the content is currently freely available for download. Continue reading “Latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China”

July 30, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Environment, Tables of Contents | no comments

New Book: Behaving Badly in Early China

University of Hawaii Press will soon publish the fascinating-looking Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China, edited by Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace. More info here and below.

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July 30, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

CFP: Creating a Philosophy for the Future (Macau)

Call for Papers: Creating a Philosophy for the Future

Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme, University of Macau

16th-18th November 2017

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July 26, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Yi Jing Translation

Blomsbury Academic has published Geoffrey Redmond’s The I Ching (Book of Changes): A Critical Translation of the Ancient Text; see here.

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July 24, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Translation, Yi Jing (Book of Changes) | 4 comments

French-language translations of recent Chinese essays

The INSTITUT RICCI, CENTRE D’ETUDES CHINOISES, provides access to a significant number of French-language translations of recent Chinese-language essays on Chinese philosophy, Chinese thought, and related subjects. It’s a great resource! See here.

July 23, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Europe, Translation | no comments

CFP: Adventures in Chinese Realism

Eirik Harris (CityU Hong Kong) and Henry Schneider (CityU Seattle) launched a project called “Adventures in Chinese Realism”. It has a twofold aim. First, it is about re-discovering the Classics of Chinese Realism, for example Han Fei, Shen Dao, Guanzi, etc. Second, it is about applying Chinese Realim to actual issues in political philosophy (at large), for example, assessing Confucian revivalism, dealing with so-called corporate ethics, recasting checks and balances, etc.

So far, two panels were organized and held. The first during the APA Pacific session in 2017 and the second at the ISCP conference in 2017. So far, Gordon Mower, PC Lo, Jeremy Huang, Wilson Lee, and Eirik Harris presented their work. These activities shall continue in the future. Once there is enough material of high quality, an edited book becomes an option.

Call for papers / interest: Graduate students and faculty are cordially invited to submit any abstracts / papers for inclusion under this project. Near-term goal is to put together a panel for the APA Pacific conference in 2018.

Contact

Eirik Harris: eirikharrislang@gmail.com

Henry Schneider: hschneider@gmx.ch

July 18, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Legalism | no comments

New JCP Issue (vol 42 Supplement S1)

A new issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy has been published: a special issue devoted to “Time, Space, and Mind: Roots of Humanity.” See here; and the Table of Contents follows.

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July 18, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

William Theodore de Bary, 1919-2017

I am saddened to share the news of Professor de Bary’s passing. He was an inspiration to generations of students of Chinese thought. I knew him as a gracious and persistent interlocutor at the Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar that he continued to attend, as he continued to teach. His influence on our understanding of Neo-Confucianism throughout East Asia was enormous, and his early fascination with Huang Zongxi seems as relevant today as ever.

There is an obituary here; it begins: Wm. Theodore de Bary, acclaimed scholar of East Asian thought and a leader in the development of Asian Studies in the United States, died peacefully in his home, Hotokudo, in Tappan, New York, on July 14, 2017. John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Columbia University at the time of his death, de Bary continued to teach after his formal retirement in 1989. Although weakened by a heart condition, he completed grading the papers for his last course in May, 2017….

July 16, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 3 comments

CFPs: ISCP at APA Central and World Congress

See below for information on submitting papers to the ISCP panels planned for the Central APA and the 2018 World Congress of Philosophy.

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July 16, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

CFP: SSEC Annual Conference

The Society for the Study of Early China’s 6th Annual Conference

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The Society for the Study of Early China is pleased to announce its Sixth annual conference, which will take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, 22 March 2018. Like previous meetings, this one will take place in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies’ Annual Conference. Registration for the AAS event is not required to attend the SSEC meeting.

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July 12, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Conference | one comment

ICCC Journal, including another view on “Tian”

The journal International Communication of Chinese Culture is worth looking at; its latest issues contain many articles related to Chinese philosophy. Of particular interest to me (in light of my essay on Tian) is Ben Huff’s essay, “Servants of Heaven: the place of virtue in the Confucian cosmos.” I’ll paste the abstract of Ben’s essay after the break.

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July 7, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Journal News | no comments

Report on 20th ISCP Conference

Here is a report on the opening of the 20th ISCP conference in Singapore: http://www.iscp-online.org/ Wish I was there!

July 6, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Organization News | one comment

New essays available on-line; and a bit on translation

For anyone who might be interested, I have added some new works-in-progress to my on-line archive site, including the pre-copyedit version of “Tian as Cosmos in Zhu Xi’s Neo-Confucianism.” Comments are always welcome. Below, I include the abstract to the Tian essay, as well as two paragraphs discussing standards for translation.

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July 5, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Translation, Zhu Xi | 4 comments

Chinese news report on unearthed Qi Analects

This report discusses an unearthed text thought to be the lost Qi Analects (《齐论语》).

July 5, 2017 Posted by | Analects, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Excavated Texts | no comments

New Book: Stalk Divination

Oxford University Press has published Constance A. Cook and Zhao Lu,  Stalk Divination: A Newly Discovered Alternative to the I Ching. More information is here and below. Continue reading “New Book: Stalk Divination”

July 5, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Translation | no comments

Henry Rosemont, Jr., 1934-2017

Several friends have written me to share the sad news of Henry Rosemont’s passing. There is a brief remembrance here; please share any other thoughts or links. Henry was a wonderful, passionate soul who will be greatly missed.

July 4, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 3 comments

Job at University of Macau

The University of Macau has posted an advertisement for a specialist in Chinese philosophy and religious traditions (open rank). Review of applications will begin on 21 August 2017. More information is here.

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | no comments

2017 ISCP conference

. . . is starting tomorrow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore! Program may be found here.

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Article on “American Tianxia”

An interesting use of a Chinese concept that has been much-discussed in Chinese philosophy and IR circles, tianxia, whatever one makes of the argument itself: Salvatore Babones, “American Tianxia” in Foreign Affairs.

June 28, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory | 3 comments

Podcast: Seok on Confucian Shame

The New Book Network has an interview with Bongrae Seok concerning his new book, Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame: Shame of Shamelessness (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Enjoy!

June 21, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Psychology | no comments

Two Concepts of Roles

There are many images and metaphors that might serve as cores of conceptions of something for which one could use the English word “role.”  One way to look for some is to look at words from other languages.  I’ll look here at two, one from Greek and one from old Chinese.

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June 15, 2017 Posted by | Analects, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Ethical Theory, Roger Ames, Role Ethics | 5 comments

New Book: Liu, Neo-Confucianism: Metaphysics, Mind, and Morality

Wiley has published JeeLoo Liu, Neo-Confucianism: Metaphysics, Mind, and Morality. Details are here, and follow below. Congratulations, JeeLoo!

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June 15, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

CFP: AAS 2018 Panel, “Literary Approaches to Early Chinese Philosophy”

Please contact Daniel Fried if you are interested in joining the panel he is proposing. Details follow.

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June 15, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts | no comments

New Book: Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy

Brill has published Martin Kern and Dirk Meyer, eds., Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy: Studies in the Composition and Thought of the Shangshu (Classic of Documents). Details are here.

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June 14, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts | no comments

CFP on Philosophy and Translation

CALL FOR PAPERS – Tetsugaku Vol. 2, 2018

*Special theme: Philosophy and translation*

*Submission Deadline*:  30 September 2017

Tetsugaku, the International e-Journal of the Philosophical Association of Japan, calls for papers for the special issue, “Philosophy and translation” (Vol. 2, 2018), edited by Naoko Saito.

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June 14, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Translation | no comments

WWWOPY Follow-Up: Please share your ideas

Some of you may remember that Hagop Sarkissian and I announced a while back a plan to acknowledge top papers on Chinese philosophy (journal articles and anthology chapters) via something we called the WWWOPY (Warp, Weft, and Way Outstanding Papers of the Year). Following the announced procedure, we wrote to a wide range of research-active colleagues (both junior and senior, and of various methodological and theoretical backgrounds) to solicit nominations. However, we received zero replies with nominations. So we are re-thinking our idea.

We subsequently wrote again to the same set of twenty-four colleagues, telling them what happened and asking (1) whether they thought this was a good idea, and (2) whether they had suggestions to make it work better. This time almost everyone replied, but there was little consensus. In reflecting on all the feedback, we did conclude that especially in a growing field with an increasing number of new voices, finding a way to call attention to particularly valuable, recent, article-length work still seems like a good idea. Many people told us that they did not keep regular tabs on this kind of new work, only digging in when they began a new project. But this means that too many people may be missing ideas that should prompt new or different kinds of research projects in the first place, among other consequences.

However we are a bit stymied about how to proceed, and so decided to open this topic up for general discussion. It is hard to find an approach that seems likely to be both useful and practical. Please share your thoughts!

June 10, 2017 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Journal Related, Profession | 2 comments

Discussion of Owen Flanagan’s The Geography of Morals

The widely-read ethics blog PEA Soup hosts regular discussions of recently published books (or more precisely, books recently reviewed for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, which are themselves recently published). The featured book this time around is Owen Flanagan’s The Geography of Morals, a philosophical call to arms against parochialism in ethics that engages at length with Chinese philosophy. Check it out!

June 9, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, philosophy canon | no comments