The APA Central Division meeting will be held virtually on February 22-27 due to the coronavirus pandemic. ISCP has sponsored a great session on Feb. 27 (see below). We had three very successful sessions at APA Eastern Division Meeting. We encourage you to support ISCP session at the Central Division Meeting with equal enthusiasm. The executive team would also like to thank Dr. Jing HU, ISCP liaison to the Central Division, for her excellent effort in organizing the session.To register for the conference: https://www.
apaonline.org/event/ 2021centralTo view the whole meeting program: https://www. apaonline.org/page/2021C_ program
Yin 陰, Yang 陽, and Qi 氣 before Yinyang Theory: The Role of Metaphor in the Formation of a Correlative System
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Online – Zoom Webinar
Speaker: Sarah Allan, Professor of Asian Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College
Panelist/Discussant: Mark Csikszentmihalyi, Professor and Eliaser Chair of International Studies, EALC, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
Attached is part 1 of a transcribed interview with Bin Song from the Blog of the APA, discussing his origins in China’s complex cultural history, his move to France to study philosophy, and some preliminaries about Ruism (sometimes called “Confucianism”). https://blog.apaonline.org/2021/02/19/on-flight/
The latest issue of Asian Philosophy has been published. The Table of Contents:
“The Chinese concept of tolerance and the epochal spirit”
by Xunwu Chen
“Mindful wisdom: The path integrating memory, judgment, and attention”
By Marc-Henri Deroche
“Arthur Danto as a Zen master: an interpretation of Danto’s philosophy of art from a Zen perspective”
By Peng Feng
“The meanings of Zheng 正 in the Daoist classics”
By Joshua Mason
“Chinese philosophy of life, relational ethics and the COVID-19 pandemic”
By Jana S. Rošker
“Contrasting tools of thought: Chinese correlations and Western analogies”
By Travis Walker
“‘Confucianization of law’ revisited”
By Chi Zeng
The Editor of the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture passes on the following message:
We are happy to announce that the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture has a new webpage designed to allow easier and more intuitive access to the journal and its content. The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC) is the only peer-reviewed, English language journal dedicated exclusively to research concerning the history and contemporary relevance of Confucianism. The Journal is indexed in AtlaSerials, BAS (Bibliography of Asian Studies), MLA Directory of Periodicals, and KCI (Korea Citation Index). Please visit our new website at http://jcpc.skku.edu/ and consider submitting work to any of the various sections of the journal: articles, reviews, or Scholar’s Corner.
The full issue can be downloaded at the above link. Articles include “Confucian Humanism and the Importance of Female Education,” “The Problem of the Authenticity of the Aesthetic Concept qiyun shengdong: Xu Fuguan’s Analysis and Interpretation,” and many others.
Roger Ames’s new book, Human Becomings: Theorizing Persons for Confucian Role Ethics (SUNY, 2020) has been published. The editor’s summary:
In Human Becomings, Roger T. Ames argues that the appropriateness of categorizing Confucian ethics as role ethics turns largely on the conception of person that is presupposed within the interpretive context of classical Chinese philosophy. By beginning with first self-consciously and critically theorizing the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics, Ames posits that the ultimate goal will be to take the Confucian tradition on its own terms and to let it speak with its own voice without overwriting it with cultural importances not its own. He argues that perhaps the most important contribution Confucian philosophy can make to contemporary ethical, social, and political discourse is the conception of focus-field, relationally constituted persons as a robust alternative to the ideology of individualism with single actors playing to win.
The Table of Contents follows.
The latest volume in the authoritative Dao Companion series has been published: David Elstein, ed., Dao Companion to Contemporary Confucian Philosophy (Springer, 2021). The editorial description:
This edited volume presents a comprehensive examination of contemporary Confucian philosophy from its roots in the late 19th century to the present day. It provides a thorough introduction to the major philosophers and topics in contemporary Confucian philosophy. The individual chapters study the central figures in 20th century Confucian philosophy in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as the important influences on recent Confucian philosophy. In addition, topical chapters focus on contemporary Confucian theory of knowledge, ethics, politics, aesthetics, and views of human nature. The volume brings together scholars from around the world to provide a sound overview of the philosophy of the period and illustrate the important current debates. Confucian philosophy has been undergoing a revival in China for more than three decades, and this book presents the most significant work of the past century and more. By giving a detailed account of the philosophical positions involved, explaining the terminology of contemporary Confucian philosophy, and situating the views in their historical context, this volume enables the reader to understand what is at stake and evaluate the arguments.
The Table of Contents follows.