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

CFP: 2019 ISCP Conference in Switzerland

The Executive Director of the ISCP, JeeLoo Liu, writes as follows:

The official email address for our 2019 ISCP  21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy has been established: iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch .  We are inviting submissions of paper abstract (500 words) or panel proposal (with all paper abstracts). The deadline for submission is September 15, 2018, and the selection will be based on the themes of this conference as well as the quality of the abstract/proposal. Here is the detail of the conference:

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August 10, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: ISCWP at 2019 Pacific APA

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2019 APA-Pacific Meeting, which will take place in Vancouver, CanadaApril 17-20, 2019.
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 a 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.

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August 10, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Conference in Shanghai — Beyond Comparisons: Chinese Philosophy Today

I have taken something of a break from posting, but will try to catch up with a bunch of things today, before taking another week’s hiatus. Back to normal later in August. I apologize to those whose information was particularly timely, like the following conference, now already underway, sent to me by Paul D’Ambrosio.


国际学术研讨会 / International Conference 

超越比较:世界范围内的当代中国哲学研究 / Beyond Comparisons: Chinese Philosophy Today

201889-12日 / August 7-11, 2018

华东师范大学 / East China Normal University, Shanghai

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August 10, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

New essay on ‘situational identity’ and Daoism

Paul D’Ambrosio, “From present to presentation: A philosophical critique of Hartmut Rosa’s ‘situational identity'” has just been published in the journal Time and Society. Paul informs me that it includes lots on Daoism. Here’s the link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0961463X18787059

(Please continue to send me information about anything related to Chinese or comparative philosophy published outside the specialist journals that we routinely cover here at Warp, Weft, and Way.)

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

CFP: Comparative Approaches to Moral Education

The Journal of School & Society is the John Dewey Society’s journal of intelligent practice. The Journal is pleased to announce its next issue: Comparative Approaches to Moral Education: Somatic and Democratic Practices in an Intercultural Philosophical Horizon. This issue will be co-edited by Kyle Greenwalt and Joseph Harroff at Temple University.

This issue is part of the John Dewey Society’s commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of Dewey’s trip to China. Read the call to learn more; it’s available on the website (schoolandsociety.org) or directly at:

http://www.johndeweysociety.org/…/Invitation-for-Participat…

July 17, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Education Models | no comments

CFP: Political Pluralism in Greater China – 大中华的政治多元化

Here is a call for papers for a workshop on “Political Pluralism in Greater China – 大中华的政治多元化,” to be held in July 2019 at the University of Lucerne, organized by Philipp Renninger (Lucerne) and Ewan Smith (Oxford).

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Hong Kong, Politics, Taiwan | no comments

Sassmann Reviews Chandler, Expressing the Heart’s Intent: Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics

In the Journal of East Asian Studies 18:2, Manuel Sassmann reviews Marthe Atwater Chandler, Expressing the Heart’s Intent: Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017). See here.

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Aesthetics, Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Cokelet Reviews Bommarito, Inner Virtue

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2018.07.10 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Nicolas Bommarito, Inner Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2017, 208pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190673383.

Reviewed by Bradford Cokelet, University of Kansas

This clear, engaging book proposes a manifest care account of inner virtue and vice — an account explaining when and why inner states such as pleasure, pain, envy, and gratitude make us better or worse people. As far as I know, this is the only contemporary book devoted to the topic of inner virtue, and Bommarito admirably establishes it as an important and interesting one. In addition, it is worth noting that this book will appeal to non-philosophic and even non-academic audiences; the engaging style and numerous entertaining examples will make it easy and fun for readers to think about various inner virtues and join the search for a general account.

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July 11, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism | one comment

ToC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2 has been published; you can freely download the contents from July 1st to July 30th. Read on! Continue reading “ToC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2”

July 7, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

TOC: JCP 43, 3-4

Journal of Chinese Philosophy Volume 43, Issue 3-4
Pages: 173-348
September-December 2016

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June 28, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

New Book: Makeham, ed., The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought

I’m very happy to announce the publication of John Makeham, ed., The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought (Oxford). This is the culmination of a multi-year collaborative project that it was my good fortune to be a part of; I am very grateful to John and to the group for the opportunity. Details from Oxford are here and from Amazon are here, and I’ll add some brief information below.

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June 28, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Neo-Confucianism, Zhu Xi | one comment

Joint Berggruen/PKU Research Center Announced

The Berggruen Institute and Peking University have announced a new hub for research and dialogue on global transformations affecting humanity; see here.

June 19, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: ISCWP at 2019 APA Central

The ISCWP plans to sponsor one or two panels at the 2019 APA Central Meeting, which will take place in Denver, February 20-February 23, 2019. Continue reading “CFP: ISCWP at 2019 APA Central”

June 19, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

NAKPA Newsletter 2018-2

Slightly belatedly (my fault), here is the May edition of the North American Korean Philosophy Association.

June 19, 2018 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Korea, Korean Philosophy, Organization News | no comments

Blake Reviews Moeller and D’Ambrosio, Genuine Pretending

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2018.06.18 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Genuine Pretending: On the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi, Columbia University Press, 2017, 221 pp., $35.00, ISBN 9780231183994.

Reviewed by Susan Blake, Bard College

“A romp through ‘the vast wilds of open nowhere'” — Roger Ebert

“Better than any existing work on humor” — Aristotle

“Nothing more than a success” — Guy Smiley

“A demonstration of nothing . . . in a technical sense” — Ford Prefect

“A tour de force through the ‘homeland of non-even-anything'” — Steven Colbert

This book presents a novel reading of the Zhuangzi that illuminates its humor and presents it as responding to philosophical concerns of its day. To the extent that these philosophical concerns are also those of the present day — the search for a sane and healthy response to the impossible demands of sincerity — we can, through the discussion here, gain an understanding of an alternative to the unsatisfying ethical approaches of both sincerity and authenticity. The book is impressive in bringing together diverse passages in this difficult text under one interpretation.

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June 18, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism, Zhuangzi | no comments

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