The 2nd Vol. of the VUB-ULB World Literature and Philosophies Lecture Series is taking place on March 16th 2018 (this Friday). The organizers encourage anyone interested to join them at Bozar at the end of your work day and keep our discussions on literature and philosophy going in the streets of Brussels.
Here’s a new profile of the Berggruen Institute’s China Center and its Director, Song Bing. Song Bing discusses some of the current initiatives and future directions for the Center.
The latest issue of Asian Philosophy (28:1, 2018) has been published; see here.
Rectifying the Name of Confucianism, Boston University, September 28-29, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan), Bryan Van Norden (Vassar)
Boston University Confucian Association invites scholars from any discipline to participate in a symposium exploring the prospects for Ruism (Confucianism) in the United States. (For submission information, see below or here.)
Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture Vol.29 / February 2018
The full PDF of the issue can be accessed here; the Table of Contents follows.
Readers may be interested in this “Advice to Washington From Ancient China,” based on the Huainanzi.
The latest issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, labelled “March-June 2016, Volume 43, Issue 1-2” has been published. JCP has fallen behind by several issues and is endeavoring to catch up. The Table of Contents is available here.
I recently became aware of the European Journal of Japanese Philosophy, an annual journal that has published in 2016 and 2017, and is now working on the 2018 issue. Check it out!
The final program for the 2018 Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy is now on-line here, and also pasted below. Please note that (free) advance registration is required, and that spaces are filling up quickly (really — this isn’t just a sales pitch).
I’d like to call out one item in the recently-published issue of Comparative Philosophy for special mention. “The Future of Confucian Political Philosophy” is a 22,000 word edited transcript of a roundtable discussion that was held in Hong Kong in February 2017. (Direct link to the transcript is here.) The main speakers are:
- Stephen C. ANGLE, Wesleyan University
- Elton CHAN, Yale-NUS College
- Joseph CHAN, University of Hong Kong
- Jiwei CI, University of Hong Kong
- Ruiping FAN, City University of Hong Kong
- Yong HUANG, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Yi-Huah JIANG, City University of Hong Kong
- Sungmoon KIM, City University of Hong Kong
We each make presentations, and then there is ample time for discussion, both among the invited speakers and with other attendees. On behalf of all participants, I hope that readers will find this to be an engaging snapshot of the some of the state of the art — and some glimpses of the future — of Confucian political philosophy. Discussion here of its themes is of course encouraged!
The latest issue of the on-line, open-access journal Comparative Philosophy has been published. The Table of Contents is below, and full access to the issue is here.
The most recent Newsletter of the North American Korean Philosophy Association has been published, and is available here.
The latest issue of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (17:1) is now available on-line.
A new volume titled Ancient Greece and China Compared was recently published by Cambridge University Press, edited by G. E. R. Lloyd and Jingyi Jenny Zhao. The title features fourteen essays that compare different aspects of ancient Greece and China from an interdisciplinary perspective, together with an introduction by G. E. R. Lloyd and an afterword by Michael Loewe. Those interested may like to access the book’s webpage on the CUP website here.
Chinese philosopher Zhao Tingyang has a short piece in the Washington Post on the idea of “tianxia“: “Can this ancient Chinese philosophy save us from global chaos?“