The latest issue of Philosophy East and West is available, including symposia on Daniel Bell’s The China Model and Bryan Van Norden’s Taking Back Philosophy, as well as a rich range of articles and reviews. See here.
The East China Normal University (ECNU) Graduate Philosophy Conference will take place on 7-9 November 2019 and will focus on frontier themes present in philosophies of the world in light of our ever-increasingly globalized context. Keynote speakers will include Roger T. Ames (Peking University) and Paul J. D’Ambrosio (ECNU). The title of the conference will be Theory (li 理) and Practice (shi 事) in Chinese and Western Traditions.
Applicants should prepare a presentation in English or Chinese approximately 20 minutes in length and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline, September 23, along with the applicant’s name, nationality and the name of the university at which they are enrolled.
The most recent issue of the Journal of Asian Studies has reviews of three books of interest to readers of this blog:
- Curie Virag reviews Michael Nylan, The Chinese Pleasure Book (Zone Books, 2018)
- Yunte Huang reviews Haun Saussy, Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out (Oxford, 2017)
- Patrick Buck reviews Bryan Van Norden, Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto (Columbia, 2017)
SUNY has brought out a major work by Jim Behuniak: John Dewey and Daoist Thought: Experiments in Intra-cultural Philosophy, Volume One and John Dewey and Confucian Thought Experiments in Intra-cultural Philosophy, Volume Two.
There is also a significant savings in buying the two volume set; see here. Congratulations, Jim! Summaries follow.
In this timely and original work, Dewey’s late-period “cultural turn” is recovered and “intra-cultural philosophy” proposed as its next logical step—a step beyond what is commonly known as comparative philosophy. The first of two volumes, John Dewey and Daoist Thought argues that early Chinese thought is poised to join forces with Dewey in meeting our most urgent cultural needs: namely, helping us to correct our outdated Greek-medieval assumptions, especially where these result in pre-Darwinian inferences about the world.
The newly-formed Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity*, National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan is seeking applications for ONE Postdoctoral Fellow in areas related to cultural perspectives of Chinese & Sinophone studies in global context, particularly regarding the relation between the special linguistic modalities of Chinese and thought, ethical and religious practice in contemporary contexts, such as Chinese & Sinophone linguistics, comparative studies in Chinese and Western philosophy, Chinese & Sinophone literature, Chinese or Taiwanese history, Chinese religion, applied ethics and psychotherapy in Sinophone societies, Sinophone digital literature, and their variations. Academic researchers who have interests across the areas aforementioned or excelled in broadening or elaborating other possible dimensions in this spectrum are sincerely welcome to apply.
More about the Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity please see here.
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Sungmoon Kim, Democracy After Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy, Oxford University Press, 2018, 255pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190671235.
Reviewed by Kenneth Winston, Harvard University
As Asian countries reclaim their former prominence on the world stage, many Asian scholars are engaged in an ardent effort to respond to the new reality by reexamining basic political principles. The effort is not only academic or philosophical; it is deeply moral — an effort to preserve what is of value in one’s own culture or tradition while adapting to new geopolitical circumstances and engaging in new relationships. Sungmoon Kim is a member in good standing of an international group of scholars who join this intellectual conversation with the general aim of reconciling Confucianism and democracy — with an agenda and vocabulary taken primarily from contemporary English-language analytic philosophy. While written at a fairly abstract level, this book can be read as a search for identity or self-understanding in an evolving world.
【Current Issue: Vol.14, No.2, 2019】
Available at: http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc
Special Theme: Transmission of Western Learning in China
The essays are free to download from July 16th to August 16th!
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While scouring the web for freebies this morning, I came across something that may be of interest to many readers here: The Global Encyclopedia of Informality, University College London, 2018, in two volumes.
Here’s the table of contents for Volume 1:
The ISCWP plans to organize one or two panels for the 2020 APA-Pacific Meeting (San Francisco, CA, Apr 8-12, 202o). We invite proposals of panels or papers that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy. Proposals focused exclusively on only one of Chinese or Western philosophy will not be considered.