Warp, Weft, and Way

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

McLeod on Comparative Philosophy in an Age of Cultural Chauvinism

Alexus McLeod has a wonderful short essay on what comparative philosophy means to him (he describes it as “the art of traveling without traveling”) as this week’s featured philosopher at politicalphilosophy.net.

February 26, 2017 Posted by | Comparative philosophy | no comments

Central APA Panel on Chinese Philosophy

The APA committee on International Cooperation is sponsoring a panel on “Ancient Chinese and Contemporary Philosophy” at the upcoming Central APA. I imagine there are other Chinese/Comparative panels as well; if anyone could list those in the Comments, that would be great!

This session happens Friday, March 3 from 1:15 to 4:15pm and the speakers and titles of their presentations are:

  • Julianne Chung (University of Louisville) “Why Chinese Philosophy Is Indispensable”
  • Amy Olberding (University of Oklahoma) “Early Chinese Ethics and What Matters Morally”
  • Hagop Sarkissian (Baruch College, CUNY) “Metaethical Relativism and Natural Daos”

February 25, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

CFA: Comparative Humanities Conference in Hyderabad

Department of Comparative Literature and India Studies, English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad is pleased to organize a Three-day National Conference on:

COMPARATIVE HUMANITIES: RE-CONFIGURING HUMANITIES ACROSS CULTURES

April 5-7, 2017

[Last date for sending in the abstract: 3rd March, 2017]

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February 25, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference, Indian Philosophy | no comments

JHI Blog Entry on Heidegger and Zhuangzi

Dag Herbjørnsrud has written a fascinating entry at the Journal of the History of Idea blog, which begins as follows…

A remarkable example of how ideas migrate across so-called cultural borders and change minds in unknown ways happened in the German city of Bremen on October 8, 1930. There, Martin Heidegger gave a speech based upon his masterwork Being and Time (1927). Afterwards, he and several of Bremen’s citizens gathered at the home of a wholesaler. During the evening, Heidegger suddenly turned to his host and asked, “Mister Kellner, would you please bring me the Parables of Zhuangzi? I would like to read some passages from it.”

February 25, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism, Zhuangzi | no comments

New Book: Ni translation of the Analects

Peimin Ni’s new translation-and-commentary on the Analects, Understanding the Analects of Confucius: A New Translation of Lunyu with Annotations, is due out soon:  (SUNY, 2017). I have read the book in manuscript, and wrote the following blurb:

Peimin Ni’s translation of the Analects has many virtues that make it stand out as an exemplary version of this most important Chinese text. Ni has chosen to present the text as a living document, embedded in two thousand years of commentarial conversation over its meaning, with today’s readers very much part of that ongoing conversation.

Among other things, Peimin skillfully translates the text so that its potential ambiguity comes through, making sense of commentarial debates in ways that previous translations have not captured. Congratulations!

February 23, 2017 Posted by | Analects, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism | no comments

Wang Hui et al on Contemporary China (Harvard)

Thursday, February 23, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Liberalism, Globalization, Populism and Nationalism in the World Today
Wang Hui, Professor of literature and history at Tsinghua University
David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University
Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University
Mahdav Khosla, B. R. Ambedkar Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School and Ph.D. candidate in political theory, Harvard University.
James Kloppenberg, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University
Moderator: Peter Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
S010, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

February 20, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Lecture | no comments

Lecture on Islamic Thought in China (Harvard)

Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
Free Thinkers: Islamic Reform and Ahmadi thought in China during the Republican period
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Dr. Z. Hale Eroglu Sager, IAAS ’16 – Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Sponsored by the Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Harvard University
S153, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

February 20, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: 4th Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy

The Fourth Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) is now calling for proposals for papers in Chinese philosophy that directly engage with the work of living Western philosophers. All topics are welcome. Our aim at this workshop is to bring together scholars in Chinese philosophy with philosophers in the Western analytic tradition on a philosophical topic of mutual interest. Ideally, submitted proposals will directly discuss the work of a living philosopher whom we will invite to be paired with the paper presenter as commentator.

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February 19, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Angle to speak at HKBU on Wednesday, Feb 15

I know, all this self-promotion is getting a little embarrassing, but it’s great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. And if you are giving a lecture on a Warp, Weft, and Way topic, anywhere in the world, let me know and I’ll share the news! In any event: I’m lecturing on “Human Rights and Chinese Tradition” at 3:30pm on Wednesday, Feb 5 at Hong Kong Baptist University. It is free and open to the public, though they request registration; details are here.

February 13, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Human Rights, Lecture | one comment

Angle to speak at CUHK on Monday, Feb 13

I will give a lecture titled “Confucian Leadership Meets Confucian Democracy” at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Monday, February 13, at 4:30pm. All are welcome, and details are here.

February 9, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism, Hong Kong, Lecture | no comments

CFP: ASACP Conference (10-12 July, 2017)

Call for Papers: Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (ASACP) Conference 10-12 July 2017

The ASACP 2017 Conference will be held from 10-12 July 2017 at Deakin University, Deakin Downtown 727 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia.

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February 8, 2017 Posted by | Australia, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Latest Contemp. Chinese Thought, on Christian Thought

The latest issue (47:4) of Contemporary Chinese Thought is available here; it is titled “Five Voices in Chinese Christian Thought.” Other recent issues are available through that same link, including:

  • 47:3: Max Ko-wu Huang on the Translation of Democracy during the Transitional Period of Modern China (1895-1925)
  • 47:2: Chinese Academic Views on Shang Yang Since the Open-Up-and-Reform Era
  • 47:1: Recent Additions to the New Qing History Debate

February 8, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Religion, Tables of Contents | no comments

NAKPA News and Conference

The North American Korean Philosophy Association will hold its fourth annual conference at SKK (Sungkyunkwan) University in Seoul, Korea, Oct. 25-27, 2017 on the theme “Why Korean Philosophy Today?: Its Relevance to the Twenty-first century.” Please read on for more information about submissions and other details. Also, the latest NAKPA newsletter is available here.

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February 4, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Korea, Korean Philosophy | no comments

TOC: New issue of Comparative Philosophy

Comparative Philosophy 8:1 (2017) has been published; see here. I will also paste the Table of Contents below.

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February 1, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

TOC FPC (11:4, 2016)

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 11:4 (2016), including a Special Theme on Philosophical Aspects of Management, Governance, and Organization in China

http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/1673-3436/current.shtml

 

January 30, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Haug criticizes Handbook for lack of Non-Western methodology

I post here Matthew Haug’s NDPR review of the new Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology in order to highlight two things: (1) the decision by the editors of the Handbook not to include any non-Western philosophy or methodology; and (2) Haug’s extensive discussion of this fact, including the editors’ discussion of their decision (see the two paragraphs near the beginning, starting with “I’d also like to comment on the politically fraught issue…”). Interestingly, Haug himself says “Full disclosure: I edited a (less comprehensive) volume on philosophical methodology that also neglects non-Western traditions, for no good reason.” Clearly, he has come to regret that decision on his part. 

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January 30, 2017 Posted by | Academia, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | one comment

PostDoc in Transcultural Asian Humanities

POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY at the LSE: for someone working in transcultural Asian humanities. Comparative political theorists of East Asia VERY welcome!

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January 30, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Fellowships, Job Opening | no comments

Journal of Daoist Studies, vol. 10

The latest issue of the Journal of Daoist Studies (vol 10, 2017) has been published. Details are available here.

January 30, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism, Journal News, Tables of Contents | no comments

CFP: International Association of Japanese Philosophy

International Association of Japanese Philosophy

2017 International Conference

Date: 28-29 July 2017 (Friday to Saturday)

Venue: National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

Organizer: International Association of Japanese Philosophy (IAJP)

Co-organizer: Research Center for East Asian Culture and Sinology, National Taiwan Normal University

Theme

Globalizing Japanese Philosophy: From East Asia to the World

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January 26, 2017 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Japan, Japanese philosophy | no comments

“Debating Confucian Political Philosophy” at HKU on Feb 14

There will be two events held at Hong Kong University on February 14: a Symposium on Sungmoon Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism and a Roundtable on the Future of Confucian Political Philosophy. These events are open to all, though we request that you register. The poster announcing these events is here, and details (and link for registration) is here. Speakers at the Symposium are Stephen ANGLE, Joseph CHAN, Sungmoon KIM, and Franz MANG; speakers at the Roundtable are:

Stephen ANGLE, Wesleyan University; Berggruen Fellow 2016-17
Elton CHAN, Yale-NUS College
Joseph CHAN, The University of Hong Kong
CI Jiwei, The University of Hong Kong
FAN Ruiping, City University of Hong Kong
HUANG Yong, Chinese University of Hong Kong
JIANG Yi-Huah, City University of Hong Kong
Sungmoon KIM, City University of Hong Kong; Berggruen Fellow 2016-17

If you are in Hong Kong, please join us!

January 20, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Hong Kong | no comments

Latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China

The latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China is now available. Below, please find the table of contents and see the link for more information:

http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/1673355x/11/3

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January 18, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Job at Duke/Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for faculty positions (rank open) in the arts and humanities (philosophy, history, literature, language, and audio visual and performing arts). Pending accreditation approval, DKU will launch an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. Students interested in arts and humanities will be immersed in integrated core courses including the arts of interpretation in written texts, images and sounds, as well as a common set of university-wide courses on China, global challenges, and ethics. Areas of study in the arts and humanities include, but are not limited to, Global Cultural Studies, Media and Arts, Performance Studies, China and US Studies, and Ethics and Leadership. Faculty will have the unique opportunity to pioneer, lead and implement an interdisciplinary and integrated arts and humanities curriculum and to conduct research in the related fields. These positions may start as early as Fall 2017 to begin preparation for the launch.

More information here.

January 18, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening | no comments

Decolonising Philosophy at SOAS

The Student Union at SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies, part of the University of London) has issued their annual statement of their desired “Educational Priorities,” and one of them, “Decolonising SOAS: Confronting the White Institution,” has created a stir because of its demands concerning philosophy:

  • “To make sure that the majority of the philosophers on our courses are from the Global South or it’s diaspora. SOAS’s focus is on Asia and Africa and therefore the foundations of its theories should be presented by Asian or African philosophers (or the diaspora).”
  • “If white philosophers are required, then to teach their work from a critical standpoint. For example, acknowledging the colonial context in which so called “Enlightenment” philosophers wrote within.”

Media reports on this document have been full of hysterical criticism of “political correctness,” including a quote from Sir Roger Scruton announcing that “If they think there is a colonial context from which Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason arose, I would like to hear it.” Apparently Sir Roger is not familiar with Peter Park’s excellent book, Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830

This column takes a more balanced view — noting in particular that the only degree in philosophy at SOAS is in “World Philosophy,” through the Department of Religions and Philosophies. Indeed, if one looks at the course of study for the BA in World Philosophy, it’s somewhat difficult to believe that the majority of philosophers studied aren’t already from “the Global South or its diaspora.”

January 13, 2017 Posted by | Academia, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | 4 comments

Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute

Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute (July 1-30, 2017)

Nishan & Qufu, Shandong Province, China

The 2017 Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute International Program offers teachers of Chinese history and culture an opportunity to spend a month at an established Confucian academy reading the Confucian classics with world-renowned experts Roger T. Ames and Chenshan Tian and other distinguished comparative philosophy and Confucian scholars. We invite all of those students and teachers who are intrigued by Chinese culture who seek a more profound appreciation of Chinese philosophy, history, and cosmology to join us on this unique educational and research journey. Read on for more information, or click here for a two-page English flier, or here for more extensive background in Chinese (with lots of pictures).

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January 11, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Opportunities | no comments

Nouns, verbs, and ontological metaphors

This post (and the many substantive comments) on “Nouns, verbs, and ontological metaphors” may be of interest; it discusses literary Sinitic and Mandarin vs. English; Sinitic vs. Indo-European modes of expression; characters vs. words; Chinese philosophy; mass nouns.

January 8, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Comparative philosophy, Metaphysics | one comment

Chinese Philosophy at New England AAS

There will be a number of panels related to Chinese philosophy (and one explicitly on comparative philosophy) at the upcoming New England Region Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, to be held at Boston College on January 28-29, 2017. Details and registration information here; and read on for the panel information.

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January 3, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | one comment

TOC of PEW 67:1 (January 2017)

Philosophy East & West 67:1 (January 2017) has been published, including a special feature of Joseph Chan’s book Confucian Perfectionism and a discussion of the Confucian idea of harmony with Chenyang Li and others. More information here.

January 1, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | one comment

Updated information on Fudan’s English-language MA Program

For several years Fudan University has run a successful English-language MA program in Chinese philosophy. Updated information is now available on our Graduate Programs page, under “MA Programs.” The priority application deadline (for scholarships) is Feb. 20, 2017. You can also find past discussions of this program here.

December 27, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Graduate study | no comments

New issue of 当代儒学 [Contemporary Confucianism]

The tenth issue of 当代儒学 [Contemporary Confucianism] has been published; the full text is available here.

December 22, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

CFP: Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy

Call for Papers: Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies Program, University of Macau
21.–22.4.2017; CFP Deadline: 30.12.2016

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December 21, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Hong Kong | no comments

CFP: Logic Conference

The Organisers of the 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion, to be held at the University of Warsaw (Poland), 18-22 June, 2017, have the pleasure of inviting you to the Congress: http://logicandreligion.uw.edu.pl/

The Congress will have a separate section on Logic in the religions of East Asia. As with the other sections of the Congress (such as Logic in the religions of South Asia, Logic in Arabic philosophy and the Islamicate world, etc.), we are seeking papers that concern the relation between logic and East Asian philosophies/religions in all possible aspects. We would welcome both established and early-career researchers working in the field to participate. In keeping with our practice in the other sections of the Congress, we welcome papers that concern the relation between the logic and religions of East Asia and South East Asia, taken in the broadest sense of those terms.

The registration form can be found at: http://logicandreligion.uw.edu.pl/registration/

December 18, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Logic | no comments

New Forum for Postgrad Student Discussion

I am happy to share this announcement from Frank Saunders, PhD Candidate at the University of Hong Kong:

I would like to invite all of our postgraduate student community members to a new comparative and Chinese philosophy discussion forum. The space is designed for informal (but I hope high quality!) idea-sharing and connection-creating among the newest members of the field eager for peer feedback, advice, and general discussion.

The site itself is very new and utilitarian (rather Mohist, actually) and I would be very happy for others to come forward with the technical skills (which I lack) to improve the space as time goes on and the community grows. Here is the link: http://s15.zetaboards.com/CandCPhil4Postgrads/index/

December 18, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Book: Neville, The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many

SUNY Press has just published a new book by Robert Cummings Neville: The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many: Confucian Essays on Metaphysics, Morals, Rituals, Institutions, and Genders. More information is here. I will also post the book’s description and Table of Contents below.

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December 14, 2016 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

New website for ACPA

The Association of Chinese Philosophers in America has a new website: http://chinesephilosophersacpa.weebly.com/.

December 11, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Organization News | no comments

CFP: 13th Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought

The 13th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought will take place this year at Indiana University on April 21-22. Those interested in presenting should submit a 1-page abstract to Michael Ing at ming@indiana.edu by January 31, 2017 for blind review; see here for more details.

December 8, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | 3 comments

New Book: Huang, The Chinese Theory of Justice

Huang Yushun 黄玉顺 is one of the most prolific and creative Confucian thinkers in China today, and one of his books has been published in English translation: Voice From the East: The Chinese Theory of Justice (Paths International, 2016). More details are here.

December 7, 2016 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism | 3 comments

2nd Kant In Asia conference

Hong Kong Baptist University will host “Intuition East and West: The Second Kant in Asia International Conference” from 17-20 December, 2016. More information can be found here.

December 6, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Modern Chinese Philosophy, Mou Zongsan | no comments

ECNU grad programs, job openings, and Intercultural Center

I pass on this message from Paul D’Ambrosio of East China Normal University, concerning ECNU’s English-language MA and PhD programs; job openings at ECNU, and their new Intercultural Center.

Firstly, I would like to remind everyone about our English-language MA and PhD programs at ECNU. One of the unique features of our program is that students in our classes are split, about 50-50, Chinese and foreign. This makes for an exceptional teaching environment.

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December 1, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Graduate study, Job Opening | 2 comments

Latest NAKPA E-newsletter

The NAKPA (Korean Philosophy Association) E-newsletter No. 3, 2016 is now available.

November 28, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Korea, Korean Philosophy | no comments

CFP: Education East and West

Education East and West: The Third Annual BSU Colloquium for Global Philosophy and Religion

17-18 March, 2017, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK. 

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November 28, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Education Models, Europe | no comments

New issue of Dao

The latest issue of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (15:4, December 2016) has been published; it includes articles on the methodology of comparative philosophy, on Peimin Ni’s arguments concerning Confucianism and human dignity (and a reply from Prof. Ni), and much more.

 

November 28, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Templeton ACT Fellowship

The John Templeton Foundation invites applications for its Academic Cross-Training (ACT) Fellowship program beginning November 14, 2016, with fellowships to begin Fall 2018. The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science. More details are here.

November 21, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Fellowships | no comments

Journal of World Philosophies announcement

An announcement from Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (Universität Konstanz, Department of Philosophy):

The journal Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies has now moved to Indiana University Press. It will be published as an Open Access journal under the title Journal of World Philosophies. Our first issue is scheduled to appear in December 2016. (Confluence’s first four volumes are now found under: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/confluence/index.)

The journal’s Facebook page is to be found under: https://www.facebook.com/Journal-of-World-Philosophies-323570801356967/?ref=bookmarks. I hope to meet you there (I’m going to initiate a discussion on world philosophies after this mailing).

[Congratulations to Prof. Kirloskar-Steinbach and co-editor Jim Maffie on this new phase of their project. The Facebook page includes the table of contents for the new issue; looks very interesting! –TC]

November 20, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Journal News, Journal Related | 3 comments

CFP Singapore Hong Kong Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy

CALL FOR PAPERS

2017 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM

ON

CHINESE PHILOSOPHY

21-22 April 2017

Organized and Sponsored by the Philosophy and Religious Studies Program, University of Macau, Macau

The Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy aims to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars primarily based in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese Philosophy, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives. Speakers will be selected through a review of abstracts. While preference will be given to those from the region, participants from any geographic areas are welcome. The language of the Conference is English.  Speakers coming from abroad will be provided with accommodations during the Conference, and lunches and dinners will be served for all speakers.

Please submit 1-2 pages abstracts for review to: hmoeller@umac.mo
Submission deadline:  30 Dec 2016
Notification of acceptance: 31 Jan 2017

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Hans-Georg Moeller at: hmoeller@umac.mo

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November 18, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

New Book: Chong on Zhuangzi

Kim-chong Chong has published Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human (SUNY, 2016), which looks fascinating. Details here.

November 16, 2016 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Daoism, Zhuangzi | 5 comments

Angle at LaTrobe — Lecture

I will be speaking at LaTrobe University in Melbourne tomorrow; the topic is “Why Comparative Philosophy Matters.” Details:

Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Venue: Martin Building, Level 3, Room 369, La Trobe University
Cost: Free
Enquiries: csrc@latrobe.edu.au

In addition, I will be in Melbourne through Saturday, and if anyone wants to get together and talk Chinese philosophy, please send me an email!

November 15, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Lecture | no comments

CFP: SACP 49th Annual Conference at Peking University

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy 49th Annual Conference, June 9-12, 2017

Peking University, Beijing, China

CONFERENCE THEME: The Paradigm and Values of Chinese Philosophy within a Global Context

Keynote Speaker: Carine Defoort, University of Leuven, KU Leuven.

Title of Keynote Presentation: “To Name or not to Name: The Power of Words in Early Chinese Philosophy”

Deadline for Abstracts and Proposals: Feb 10, 2017

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November 14, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Organization News | 2 comments

Peng at Neo-Confucianism Seminar this Friday

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies (University Seminar #567) will convene Friday, November 11, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

Peng Guoxiang of Zhejiang University will present the paper “Reading as a Spiritual and Bodily Exercise: The Religious Dimension of Zhu Xi.”  A copy of the paper is available from the organizers (see below).

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November 10, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

2017 RVP Conferences

The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP) has announced a number of conferences in spring and summer 2017 under the general heading of “Re-Learning to Be Human for Global Times: Challenges and Opportunities.” Details are here. I have never attended a RVP conference; if any readers have, maybe you could share your impressions?

November 10, 2016 Posted by | China, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Angle lecture in Beijing Sunday 11/20

For anyone who’ll be in Beijing on the 20th, you are welcome to my lecture that evening, the title of which is “从进步儒学的角度看社会压迫 [Social Oppression as Viewed by Progressive Confucianism”].” Details follow. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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November 10, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism, Lecture | 2 comments

Job at Ryerson University

Ryerson University (Toronto) has a newly announced tenure-track position: AOS (i) Non-Western Philosophy or (ii) Metaphysics and/or Epistemology; see here for more details.  

November 4, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening | no comments

Reminder: 2017 ISCP CFP

The deadline for submitting paper abstracts and panel proposals for 20th International conference on Chinese philosophy is 30 November 2016. The conference will take place at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on July 4-7, 2017. 

The conference website for information and submission is at http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/philosophy/iscp/Pages/Home.aspx .

November 3, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Organization News | no comments

New Book: Feminist Encounters with Confucius

Mathew A. Foust and Sor-hoon Tan, eds., Feminist Encounters with Confucius (Brill, 2016) has been published. Congratulations! The table of contents follows, and see also here.

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November 3, 2016 Posted by | Books of Interest, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Feminism | no comments

Fung Global Fellows Program

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). … Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise, but who are still early in their careers.

During the academic year 2017-18, the program theme will be “The Culture and Politics of Resentment.”

NEW DEADLINE: Applications are due on November 21, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Website: http://piirs.princeton.edu/funggfp/

November 3, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Fellowships | no comments

Pacific APA Panel on Teaching Asian/Asian-American Philosophy – Call for Proposals

[Just a reminder that the deadline for proposals is Monday, 10/31. Thank you. -M. I.]

The APA’s Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies invites proposals/abstracts for a sponsored panel on teaching Asian and/or Asian-American philosophy. The Committee is especially interested in documented, project or experience based narratives of effective teaching techniques, comparative philosophy focus in lesson plans, theoretical or practical complexities, or strategies for curricular integration in degree programs. Other topics will also be considered. The Pacific Division meetings will be held in Seattle, WA on April 12 – 15, 2o17. Please send proposals or abstracts to Manyul Im via email: manyulim@bridgeport.edu. Please include a CV with your proposal/abstract.

Deadline for full consideration of proposals is October 31, 2016.

October 28, 2016 Posted by | Asian Philosophy, Asian-American Philosophy, Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 11:2

I seem to have posted the Tables of Contents of FPC 11:1 and 11:3, but never 11:2. The Table of Contents for issue 11:2, with a special section on excavated manuscripts, is available here.

October 20, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Lecture in Berlin: Nelson on Neo-Confucianism and Buddhism

Prof. Dr. Eric NELSON (Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology):

The Debate between Neo-Confucianism and Buddhism in Jeong Dojeon and Gihwa

Nov. 30, 2016; 18:00-20:00. More information here.

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October 14, 2016 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Korea, Lecture, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

CFP: ISCP at 2017 Central APA

International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) invites abstracts of papers for the ISCP panels at APA Central Division Meeting in Kansas City, MO from March 1 to March 4, 2017. The themes and topics are open as long as they are connected with Chinese philosophy.

Your submission should include the following information:

1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation and Contact Information
4. Paper Abstract (200-300 words)

Please send your submission in Word Format to Qiong Wang at qiong.wang@oneonta.edu by October 28, 2016.

October 11, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Charles Taylor Wins Inaugural Berggruen Prize

Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor has been named the first winner of the Berggruen Prize. The $1 million award from the Berggruen Institute is given annually to a thinker whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding and the advancement of humanity. It will be presented to Professor Taylor in New York on December 1, 2016. To learn more about the prize please visit the Berggruen Prize page.

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October 5, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: 11th Daoist Studies Conference

Creativity and Diversity: 11th International Conference on Daoist Studies

Nanterre, Paris, France, May 17-20, 2017

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October 5, 2016 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Daoism | no comments