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

Job at Hong Kong Baptist University

HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF ARTS

Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology

Named after Professor Jao Tsung-i, the world-renowned expert in Chinese classical studies, the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology was established in January 2013 for the purpose of understanding and preserving Chinese cultural heritage. The Academy aims to be a leading center for interdisciplinary studies of Chinese culture and civilization, through innovative research and engaged teaching. Applications are now invited for the following position:

Research Assistant Professor (PR0137/19-20)

The appointee is expected to (i) undertake original scholarly research in his/her area of expertise; (ii) teach one course per semester at the undergraduate/postgraduate level; (iii) assist in preparing and editing high quality scholarly publications of the Academy; (iv) take up a leading role to oversee the editorial team; (v) supervise research students; (vi) help supervise events and collections of the Academy. Research duties include application for external research grants and participation in research projects, overseas seminars and conferences.

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CFP: EAA on Asian Philosophies and Religions

Education About Asia (EAA) is the peer-reviewed teaching journal of the Association for Asian Studies. Our print and online readers include undergraduate instructors as well as high school and middle school teachers. Our articles are intended to provide educators and academics in the humanities and social sciences who are often not specialists with basic understanding of Asia-related content. Professors and high school teachers also utilize many EAA articles and essays as student readings. Qualified referees evaluate all manuscripts submitted for consideration.

We are developing a special section for spring 2020 titled “Asian Philosophies and Religions.” This special section will include a wide variety of articles and essays on both philosophical and religious traditions commonly associated with Asia, as well as Western philosophies and religions such as liberal democracy, Marxism, or Christianity that substantially affect parts of Asia. A significant number of special section articles and essays will hopefully focus upon contemporary practices and beliefs, as well as the impact of Asian governments on the human and civil rights of religious practitioners. At least two articles on religious festivals and holidays specifically designed for middle school teachers will appear in this special section.

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New APA Newsletter

APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

From the Guest Editor

“Buddhist Philosophy Today: Theories and Forms,” Rafal Stepien

Submission Guidelines and Information

Articles

“Philosophy, Quo Vadis? Buddhism and the Academic Study of Philosophy,” Brook Ziporyn

“What/Who Determines the Value of Buddhist Philosophy in Modern Academia?,” Hans-Rudolf Kantor

“Buddhist Philosophy? Arguments from Somewhere,” Rafal Stepien

“Doing Buddhist Philosophy,” C. W. Huntington, Jr.

“Decolonizing the Buddhist Mind,” Mattia Salvini

“Reflecting on Buddhist Philosophy with Pierre Hadot,” Matthew T. Kapstein

“Some Suggestions for Future Directions of the Study of Buddhist Philosophy,” Jan Westerhoff

“Practicing Buddhist Philosophy as Philosophy,” Pierre-Julien Harter

“Emptiness, Multiverses, and the Conception of a Multi-Entry Philosophy,” Gereon Kopf

“Buddhist Philosophy and the Neuroscientific Study of Meditation: Critical Reflections,” Birgit Kellner

Job at CSU

The Department of Philosophy at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy with a specialization in East Asian Philosophy. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, nine-month, entry-level, tenure-track appointment to begin August 17, 2020.

Area of Specialization (AOS): East Asian Philosophy. Area of Competence (AOC): Open, but the Department currently has coverage in Ethics (including Applied Ethics), Japanese Philosophy, and Indian Philosophy. The Department prefers to hire a candidate who can complement these existing strengths. PhD in hand by August 17, 2020, publications or evidence of strong research and scholarly promise, relevant language competence in AOS, and evidence of excellence in teaching is required. Teaching load currently is 4 courses per academic year (2 courses per semester) and includes teaching introductory and upper-division courses in East Asian philosophy and religion. Graduate-level teaching and advising are required, as are the usual undergraduate advising and committee work.

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New Book: New Life for Old Ideas

As a student of Don Munro and one of the contributors to the book, I am very happy to announce that CUHK Press has published Yanming An and Brian J. Bruya, eds., New Life for Old Ideas: Chinese Philosophy in the Contemporary World: A Festschrift in Honour of Donald J. Munro.

The publisher’s blurb: “Over five decades, Donald J. Munro has been one of the most important voices in sinological philosophy. Among other accomplishments, his seminal book The Concept of Man in Early China influenced a generation of scholars. His rapprochement with contemporary cognitive and evolutionary science helped bolster the insights of Chinese philosophers, and set the standard for similar explorations today. In this festschrift volume, students of Munro and scholars influenced by him celebrate Munro’s body of work in essays that extend his legacy, exploring their topics as varied as the ethics of Zhuangzi’s autotelicity, the teleology of nature in Zhu Xi, and family love in Confucianism and Christianity. Essays also reflect on Munro’s mentorship and his direct intellectual influence. Through their breadth, analytical excellence, and philosophical insight, the essays in this volume exemplify the spirit of intellectual inquiry that marked Donald Munro’s career as scholar and teacher.”

Suggestions for 2nd Edition of Doing Philosophy Comparatively?

An editor at Bloomsbury contacted me about putting together a 2nd edition of my book Doing Philosophy Comparatively. In the next couple of months we’ll be gathering suggestions about what to add the new edition, which will include about 30% new material, and we’re trying to get as much feedback about the current edition as possible. If you have looked at the book and thought certain topics were missing or that parts of it could be expanded or have other suggestions for improvement, please send me an email at tconnolly@esu.edu. Many thanks!

Vedal at Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar

The next session of the Columbia Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies (University Seminar #567) will convene on November 1st, 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 Nathan Vedal, who will be sharing his book chapter titled “Script, Antiquity, and Mental Training: Metaphysical Inquiry into the History of Writing.” This will be part of his new book The Culture of Language in Ming China. If you plan on attending and would like a copy of the paper, please contact Chuyu Tian, Rapporteur for the Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies, at ct2823@columbia.edu.