Category Archives: Comparative philosophy

New book: Heaven is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to “Religion” and Empire in Ancient China by Filippo Marsili

SUMMARY

Heaven is Empty offers a new perspective on the relationship between religion and the creation of the first Chinese empires. Heaven Is Empty offers a new comparative perspective on the role of the sacred in the formation of China’s early empires (221 BCE–9 CE) and shows how the unification of the Central States was possible without a unitary and universalistic conception of religion.

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Lo on Military Ethics at CEACOP

Title:               Just Cause in Early China: A Comparative Analysis of Warfare Ethics

Speaker:         Professor Ping-cheung Lo

Date:              14 February 2019 (Thursday)

Time:             16:00-17:30

Venue:           Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (Room 4433, Mong Man Wai Building)

More details here.

CFP: IAJP Annual Conference: Kyoto School, Tokyo School, and Beyond

International Association for Japanese Philosophy 2019 International Conference: “Kyoto School, Tokyo School, and Beyond”

Venue: East-West Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa   

Organizer: International Association for Japanese Philosophy (IAJP)

Co-organizer: Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai‘i

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Teaching Opportunity at Wesleyan

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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CFP: The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education

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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Workshop Announcement: Chinese Philosophy: Body, Agency, Praxis

Chinese Philosophy: Body, Agency, Praxis
Gettysburg College, Lyceum
Friday, February 8, 2019, 9-6PM
Contact: Mercedes Valmisa at mvalmisa@gettysburg.edu

Speakers:
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.