Warp, Weft, and Way

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

CFP: ASDP Conference on Wellbeing

The Asian Studies Development Program 25th Annual National Conference

Nashville, TN March 8-9, 2019

The 2019 Conference theme “Wellbeing in Asian Traditions of Thought and Practice” is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary conversations about the meanings-of and means-to wellbeing, expanding the field of wellbeing research beyond the disciplines of psychology, sociology and health sciences to include philosophical, political, economic, religious, artistic, literary and historical engagements with wellbeing.

Keynote Speakers: Phillip J. Ivanhoe (Distinguished Chair Professor in the College of Confucian Studies and Eastern Philosophy at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea) and Akiko Takenaka (Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky)

Paper and Panel Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2018

For more information, see the conference website.

December 15, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New website for Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy

The new Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy (SICEP) has just launched a preliminary version of its webpage. Modifications and updates will follow. Please visit and see how the institute paves a new path at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) with Philip J. Ivanhoe as its director.

December 14, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Korea | no comments

Slingerland Reviews Hunter, Confucius Beyond the Analects

The latest issue of Early China contains a review by Edward Slingerland of Michael Hunter, Confucius Beyond the Analects (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Slingerland’s concluding paragraph:

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December 13, 2018 Posted by | Analects, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Confucius | no comments

CFP: Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies

This Forum covers airfare and lodging for accepted scholars, and explicitly includes philosophy among the areas of interest (see below).

中國文化研究青年學者論壇 Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies 2019

May 23 – 25, 2019

論文徵集 Call for Paper Proposals

Co-organized by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies and Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

主題:百年流變:再思「五四」遺產 Theme: A Century of Change: Revisiting the Legacy of May Fourth   Continue reading “CFP: Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies”

December 8, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Hong Kong | no comments

Berggruen Institute Announces 2018-2019 Class of Fellows in U.S. and China

See here; the group includes three Chinese scholars: Zhao Tingyang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Gan Chunsong (Peking University), and Zeng Yi (Deputy Director at the Research Center for Brain-inspired Intelligence, Chinese Academy of Sciences).

December 4, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar: Sommer on Analects

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene this Friday, December 7th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the main board room of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

The speaker will be Deborah Sommer, who will be sharing her “Reflections on a Topically Arranged Translation of the Analects,” as well as a draft of the first chapter. Please contact the Rapporteur, Zach Berge-Becker, for more information and for copies of the paper.

December 4, 2018 Posted by | Analects, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Translation | no comments

Ivanhoe Reviews Makeham (ed.), The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2018.11.26 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

John Makeham (ed.), The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought, Oxford University Press, 2018, 354pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190878559.

Reviewed by Philip J. Ivanhoe, Sungkyunkwan University

This volume aims at answering important questions about the historical sources of Zhu Xi’s philosophical system; it includes a wealth of information about earlier, Buddhist philosophical writings and makes clear how some of these appear to have informed and influenced the development of Zhu’s philosophical system. I will very briefly describe the contents of the volume, highlighting some of the ways in which the various chapters fill out our understanding of how Chinese Buddhist philosophy provided sources and context for the development of Zhu’s thought. I then will consider what the volume aims to and does achieve.

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November 27, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism, Zhu Xi | no comments

Loy Reviews Kim, Public Reason Confucianism

In the latest Perspectives on Politics, Hui-chieh Loy reviews Sungmoon Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism (Cambridge, 2016). See here.

November 27, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Korea | no comments

CFP: Stanford-Berkeley Grad Student Conference on Pre-Modern Chinese Humanities

Call for Papers: Stanford-Berkeley Grad Student Conference on Pre-Modern Chinese Humanities

April 5-6, 2019, Institute for East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Application deadline: Dec 2, 2018 (see below)

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in the pre-modern period to discuss innovative research on China.

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November 25, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

CFP: Spiritual Humanism/Tu Weiming Symposium and Book

The Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University invites submissions to the “PKU 2019 SPIRITUAL HUMANISM SYMPOSIUM–A Book Project in Honor of Professor Tu Weiming On the Occasion of His 80th Birthday.” The deadline is 31 May 2019; details are here.

November 24, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | one comment

ToC: Dao 17:4

The latest issue of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (17:4) has been published. See here or below for the Table of Contents.

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November 16, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Le Blay Reviews Lloyd and Zhao, eds., Ancient Greece and China Compared

Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd, Jingyi Jenny Zhao (ed.), Ancient Greece and China Compared. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. xv, 430. ISBN 9781107086661. £90.00.
Contributors: In collaboration with Qiaosheng Dong.

Reviewed by Frédéric Le Blay. See here for full review (in French) from the BMCR blog.

November 16, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | one comment

CFP: Dao and Time

Livia Kohn writes that she and Robin Wang are proposing to put together an edited volume on “Dao and Time.”

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November 16, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism | no comments

November 2018 New Books

A number of interesting new books have been published recently and I have fallen behind in posting about them. Take a look!

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November 16, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | one comment

HK/CEACOP Seminar: Ci, “The Rise of China”

Jiwei Ci (HKU) will give a lecture at City University of Hong Kong, sponsored by the Center for East Asian andComparative Philosophy, titled “The Rise of China: Outline of a Philosophically Informed Interpretation” on 3 December 2018, 16:00-17:30. More details are here.

November 16, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Lecture, Politics | no comments

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