2019-2020 Wesleyan University Per-Course Non-Western Philosophy Teaching Opportunities
Wesleyan University’s Philosophy Department invites applicants for two, one-course teaching opportunities. One course will be offered in the Fall 2019 semester and one in the Spring 2020 semester; which course is offered when is open to discussion. Our goal with these courses is to complement our existing course offerings in philosophy beyond the Euro-American tradition.
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Invitation for proposal (abstract) submission for the conference on “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad,” 2019
With the support of generous donation from Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University are going to organize a conference on the theme “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad”, to be held at Hong Kong Baptist University on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2019. The conference is organized to pay tribute to the late Dr. Tin Ka Ping, a renowned education benefactor in the Greater China Region. The Foundation has provided funds to more than 90 tertiary institutions, 166 secondary schools, more than 40 primary schools and kindergartens, and over 1,650 suburban libraries across 34 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in the mainland China. In Hong Kong, more than 20 primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and elderly and youth care centers are named after Dr. Tin. We anticipate that the conference will share the vision of the importance of moral education and develop a culture of service and virtue cultivation in Chinese and East Asian Societies.
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Chinese Philosophy: Body, Agency, Praxis
Gettysburg College, Lyceum
Friday, February 8, 2019, 9-6PM
Contact: Mercedes Valmisa at email@example.com
Jane Geaney, “Embodied Knowledge and Sensory Guessing in Early Chinese Texts”
Sarah Mattice, “Embodying Cultural Change: From #MeToo to Ritual Propriety”
Bongrae Seok, “The Body and Moral Cultivation in Confucian Music”
Romain Graziani, “Against the Gain. Rival Visions of Profit, Labor, and Time in Early Chinese History”
The flyer is available here.
Call for papers: Taiwanese Philosophy and the Preservation of Confucian Tradition
International Conference organized by University of Ljubljana, EARL Ljubljana, and TRCCS (Taiwan Research Center for Chinese Studies) in Taipei
10-12 October 2019
Although the philosophical currents in modern and contemporary Taiwan belong to the most influential and important streams of thought in contemporary East Asian theory, they are still unrecognized as specifically Taiwanese. The main reasons for the immense importance of Taiwanese philosophy for East Asia and the contemporary world are twofold. First, they can be found in its contributions to the preservation of traditional Chinese, especially Confucian thought. Secondly, its development of specific innovative philosophical approaches and systems profoundly influenced the theoretical discourses in the entire East Asian region. The philosophical currents in modern Taiwan were mainly developed during the second half of 20th century, in which the philosophical theory in mainland China was largely limited to the Sinization of Marxist thought. Hence, for many decades, Taiwanese philosophy represented the only driving force of developing, modernizing and upgrading traditional Chinese thought and its syntheses with Western thought. Hence, they soon also gained a wide spread popularity in most of the other East Asian societies that were traditionally influenced by classical Confucian thought, as for example Japan and South Korea.
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Several exciting new books have just been or are about to be published!
Jana Rošker, Following His Own Path: Li Zehou and Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (SUNY, 2019): here.
Michiko Yusa, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.
Alexus McLeod, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Early Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.
Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew Whitehead, eds., Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.
Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez, and Hyun Jin Kim, eds., Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.
William J. Long, Tantric State: A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan (Oxford, 2018): here.
The journal Metaphilosophy invites papers from scholars to produce a special issue of the journal on Philosophy as a Way of Life with special guest editors James M. Ambury (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tushar Irani (email@example.com), and Kathleen Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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We are delighted to announce the Mellon
Philosophy as a Way of Life Project, a new initiative to help scholars effectively teach philosophy as a way of life. If you teach philosophy at a post-secondary institution and are interested, please check out our website: philife.nd.edu
and consider submitting a letter of intent. The deadline for applying for the first cohort is Jan 15, 2019
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Oxford has published Edward Slingerland, Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism. More information is here or below.
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The co-chairs of the AAR’s Indian and Chinese Religions Compared unit have distributed the following CFP:
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Call For Papers: “Women as Exemplary Persons 女君子 in the Ru (Confucian) Tradition”
Washington, D.C. March 8-10th, 2019
(Link to Conference Poster)
- Ann A. Pang-White (University of Scranton)
- Anna Sun (Kenyon College)
- Robert C. Neville (Boston University)
Confucianism is often criticized for being misogynistic and patriarchal in ways that go beyond similar critiques of other intellectual traditions by implying that Confucianism is inconceivable apart from these elements. Two more recent works begin to challenge this way of thinking by drawing on nuances and elaborating the contexts of traditional Confucian teachings on women: Ann A. Pang-White’s translation of The Confucian Four Books for Women (2018) and Robert C. Neville’s “Confucianism and the Feminist Revolution: Ritual Definition and the Social Construction of Gender Roles” in The Good is One, Its Manifestations Many (2016). Also, Anna Sun’s sociological work in progress on women in the global revival of Confucianism is quite promising in indicating a very positive trajectory for women in the tradition.
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Please see here for the latest newsletter from the North American Korean Philosophy Association.
CFP: Consciousness and Fundamental Reality: Lessons from East Asian Philosophy
June 11-13, 2019
Venue: Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai, China
• Philosophy of Mind and consciousness studies
• East Asian and comparative philosophy
• History of philosophy
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The Asian Studies Development Program 25th Annual National Conference
Nashville, TN March 8-9, 2019
The 2019 Conference theme “Wellbeing in Asian Traditions of Thought and Practice” is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary conversations about the meanings-of and means-to wellbeing, expanding the field of wellbeing research beyond the disciplines of psychology, sociology and health sciences to include philosophical, political, economic, religious, artistic, literary and historical engagements with wellbeing.
Keynote Speakers: Phillip J. Ivanhoe (Distinguished Chair Professor in the College of Confucian Studies and Eastern Philosophy at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea) and Akiko Takenaka (Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky)
Paper and Panel Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2018
For more information, see the conference website.
The new Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy (SICEP) has just launched a preliminary version of its webpage. Modifications and updates will follow. Please visit and see how the institute paves a new path at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) with Philip J. Ivanhoe as its director.
CALL FOR 2019 SUMMER DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco (USF)
The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in China. Besides its more than 80,000 volumes of books in Chinese and Western languages, its library also includes (1) a digital copy of the Japonica-Sinica Manuscript Collection from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus (ARSI); (2) the Francis A. Rouleau Microfilm / Digital Archival Collections’ (3) the Canton Diocese Archival Collection; (4) a digital copy of the Passionist China Collection; (5) the Anthony E. Clark Collection; (6) Pre-Modern Japanese & Korean Christian Materials; and (7) other archival materials.
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