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

New Book: Kim, Democracy after Virtue

Oxford has published Sungmoon Kim, Democracy after Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy. This is the inaugural volume in the Studies in Comparative Political Theory series.

Editorial summary:

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May 26, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

CFP: ACPA at 2019 Eastern APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2019 Eastern APA (New York, Jan 7 – 10, 2019)

Submission deadline:  June 10, 2018

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2019 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

January 7 – 10 (Monday to Thursday) (2019) Sheraton New York Times Square New York, NY.

Description:  We welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on a single ACPA group session at the 2019 APA Eastern Division Meeting.  (Please note:  because of the limited availability of ACPA session in Eastern APAs, we are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Eastern APA 2019, not proposals for a complete panel.)

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May 26, 2018 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP for ISCP at the 2019 APA Eastern

CFP for ISCP at the 2019 APA Eastern

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two panel sessions at the 2019 Eastern Division Meeting of American Philosophical Association (APA) on January 7-10 in New York City, NY.

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May 26, 2018 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

APA Newsletters, Spring 2018 (Volume 17, Number 2)

Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

From the Guest Editor, Manyul Im

Submission Guidelines and Information
Articles

“’Three Sacrificial Rituals’ (sanji) and the Practicability of Ruist (Confucian) Philosophy,” Bin Song

“Traditional Chinese Body Practice and Philosophical Activity,” Steven Geisz

“East Asian Martial Arts as Philosophical Practice,” Alexus McLeod

May 22, 2018 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Asian-American Philosophy, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

2017 Dao Annual Best Essay Award 

Professor Yong Huang, Editor of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, announces: 

Results of the 2017 Dao Annual Best Essay Award 

Dao has established “The Annual Best Essay Award” since 2007. In addition to a certificate of achievement, the award comes along with a prize of US$1,000. The award winners are noted in the website of the journal as well as the website of Springer, the publisher of the journal. The award ceremony is held each year at the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Eastern Division) in January, where a special panel on the theme of the award winning essay is held. The critical comments and the author’s responses to them presented at the panel, after revision, will be published in the last issue of Dao each year.

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May 22, 2018 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Journal Related | no comments

Curzer Reviews Puett and Gross-Loh, The Path

Howard Curzer has reviewed Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh, The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life (Simon & Schuster, 2017) at the Los Angeles Review of Books; see here.

May 9, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Song Reviews Ivanhoe, Oneness

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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Philip J. Ivanhoe, Oneness: East Asian Conceptions of Virtue, Happiness, and How We are All Connected, Oxford University Press, 2017, 188 pp., $39.95, ISBN 9780190840518.

Reviewed by Bin Song, Washington College

At the center of East Asian philosophical traditions lies a conception of oneness signifying that “we — and in particular our personal welfare or happiness — are inextricably intertwined with other people, creatures, and things,” which Ivanhoe calls the “oneness hypothesis.” (1) While drawing upon the writings of East Asian, especially neo-Confucian, thinkers to elucidate the conception of oneness, this book aims to show how these traditional views “can guide us in constructing contemporary versions of the oneness hypothesis.” (3) In an era when human civilization is constantly alarmed by ecological crisis and societal disintegration, this book has great appeal particularly to those who are willing to employ comparative philosophy to tackle these menacing issues.

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May 8, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

Weekly Articles of Interest (7 May 2018)

Only one article (outside of the standard journals) came to my attention this week:

Hagop Sarkissian, “Neo-Confucianism, experimental philosophy and the trouble with intuitive methods,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2018). Abstract below and here; available for free download here (NOTE: if you have free access to this journal through your institution, please access it that way, saving the 50 free downloads for those without institutional access).

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May 7, 2018 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

Joseph Chan to be Princeton Global Scholar

Joseph Chan (University of Hong Kong) has accepted an invitation to be a Global Scholar at Princeton University for the next three spring semesters, starting February 2019. He will be affiliated with the University Center for Human Values and teach one course in Confucian political philosophy in the Department of Politics.

May 7, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

Summaries of RWCP 2018 Papers, Commentaries, and Discussions

Thanks to the scrupulous work of several graduate student rapporteurs, I am able to share summaries of all the papers presented at the recent 2018 meeting of the Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy. Read on!

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May 3, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | one comment

Lecture on Buddhist Perfectionism and Kantian Liberalism

THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY

Welcomes: David Cummiskey (Bates College)

With a Response From: Carol Rovane (Columbia University)

Please join on us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on FRIDAY, May 11th at 5:30 PM for his lecture entitled:

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May 1, 2018 Posted by | Buddhism, Comparative philosophy, Lecture | no comments

ToC: Dao 17:2

Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17:2 (2018)

Table of Contents

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May 1, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

ToC: FPC 13:1

Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Vol.13, No.1 (2018)

Available at: http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc

Special Theme: Understanding Contemporary Chinese Philosophy

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May 1, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

CFP: ISCP at AAR 2018

ISCP Call for Papers: 2018 AAR Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2018

The AAR 2018 meeting is going to be held in Denver, CO, hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion. More detailed information can be found at AAR website: https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting

The ISCP typically host one session at the American Academy of Religion. If you wish to participate in this event, please send your proposal to Yong Huang at yonghuang@cuhk.edu.hk.

You can choose one of the two following submission methods:

  • paper proposal ( with your name, the title of the paper, and an abstract of 250-300 words)
  • panel proposal (your name and the names of the panelists; the title of the panel, and the abstract of the panel in 250 words; please also include the title of each individual paper with an abstract of 200 words)

Deadline: May 20th, 2018

April 27, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Religion | no comments

Weekly Books of Interest (27 April 2018)

Ann Pang-White. The Confucian Four Books for Women: A New Translation of the Nü Sishu and the Commentary of Wang Xiang. Oxford, 2018. (Amazon link here.)

Bret Hinsch. Women in Ancient China. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. (Amazon link here.)

Kevin DeLapp. Partial Values: A Comparative Study in the Limits of Objectivity. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. (Amazon link here.)

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April 27, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Gender | no comments

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