Warp, Weft, and Way

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

ACPA Panels at Pacific APA

The ACPA will sponsor two panels at the Pacific APA in Vancouver next April, “Ethics and the Meaning of Life in Confucian and Daoist Philosophy” and “Soul, Afterlife, and Truth in Chinese Thought.”

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October 24, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Organization News | no comments

Upcoming Conference on Korean Philosophy

An upcoming conference at the University of Nebraska “The Spirit of Korean Philosophy: Six Debates and their Significance for Asian and Western Philosophy” (OCTOBER 22-24, 2014)

October 19, 2014 Posted by | Buddhism, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Korea | no comments

CFP: Singapore-Hong Kong Symposium on Chinese Philosophy

Inaugural Conference

13–14 March 2015

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Singapore-Hong Kong Symposium on Chinese Philosophy is being organized as a way to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars and students based in Singapore and Hong Kong. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese thought, 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 scholars and advanced graduate students based in Singapore and Hong Kong, participants from any geographic area are welcome. Accommodations on campus will be provided for a limited number of speakers coming from abroad.

Please submit 1-2 page abstracts for review to SHKConf@ntu.edu.sg by November 30, 2014.

For inquiries about the conference, please contact Franklin Perkins.

October 15, 2014 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Deadline for NECCT 2014 Registration: Oct 30

The 2014 Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought will be held next month at Central Connecticut State University. (Details are here.) Please note that the deadline for registration is October 30, 2014.

October 14, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Major Confucianism Conference This Week

The inagural conference of the World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures will take place this coming week in Honolulu. More information, including conference program, is located here.

October 4, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | 4 comments

ISCWP Seeking Commentators for Pacific APA

Yang Xiao writes: The board of ISCWP is glad to announce that we are going to have two panels at APA Pacific Division Meeting in April 2015 in Vancouver, Canada (see below). Here is the link to the information about the meeting:

http://www.apaonline.org/events/event_details.asp?id=322900

We still need two volunteers to chair the two panels, and seven volunteers to be the commentators on the seven papers. Details are below. Please let me know as soon as possible, but no later than October 10th!

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September 28, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Organization News | no comments

ISCWP APA Eastern Panels

The ISCWP has announced its two panels for the Eastern APA:

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September 22, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Organization News | no comments

NECCT 2014 Schedule and Other Information

The 2014 Nothereast Conference on Chinese Thought (NECCT) will be held at Central Connecticut State University this November. Attendance is free, but requires advance registration. Please see here for the schedule and other details. Speakers and other out-of-town attendees will find information on location, lodging, etc.

September 21, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Conference on Reading the Masters

There will be an impressive-looking, interdisciplinary conference next month called “Reading the “Masters”: Contexts, Textual Structures, and Hermeneutic Strategies” held in Brno, Czech Republic. Much more information is available via their website. (I know that Paul already posted about this in the “Reader’s Discussion Topics” area of the blog, but I think that main posts have more visibility (and are included in our Facebook feed), so I am repeating the information here.)

August 21, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

ISCWP Call for Papers for APA Pacific Division Meeting April 2015

The International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP) plans to sponsor one or two panels at next year’s Pacific Division Meeting of APA (American Philosophical Association), which will take place at Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver from April 1 to April 5, 2015. We hereby invite submissions.

Our Goal: We would like to encourage submissions of proposals of individual papers and panels. We encourage papers or panels that promote in-depth engagement between Chinese and Western philosophy. The submissions will be reviewed by all the three members of the board.When we select papers, we normally try to find papers that have common theme to form a panel. You may have a better chance to be accepted if you submit a panel proposal which already has a common theme.

Eligibility: We continue to welcome non-ISCWP members to propose papers to be included on an ISCWP-sponsored panel, or even propose a panel that is related to the ISCWP’s aims, so please feel free to send this notice to philosophers who might be interested even if they are not ISCWP members yet.

Please send all submissions by September 14, 2014.

1. To submit a paper proposal, please provide a 250-300 word abstract. The abstract needs to include the presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, paper title, and email address.

2. To submit a panel proposal, please provide an overall abstract of  the panel topic of 250-300 words, including due justification. It must include the following for each chair, speaker, and commentator on your panel:

  • name as it is to appear in print
  • affiliation
  • email address
  • paper title and abstract (for presenters)

3. You may submit a partial panel proposal – the earlier the better – and ask for help in filling it out. We may help you build panels based on partial panel proposals received early in the process.

4. The board will review the submissions and announce the result by October 14, 2014. The new board members:

http://www.iscwp.org/boards.html

5. Address all submissions and inquires to:

Prof. Guoxiang Peng, Vice-President of ISCWP
peng_gx@126.com 
(There is an underscore between “peng” and “gx”)

July 15, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, ISCWP | no comments

Conference at LSE: Chinese Ways of Thinking: Imagining the Global

A conference will take place next week in London that may be of interest: “Chinese Ways of Thinking: Imagining the Global” at LSE. All are welcome. Please read on for details!

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June 20, 2014 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Conference | no comments

Deparochializing Political Theory “Short Course” at APSA

You are warmly invited to participate in the upcoming short course, ‘Deparochializing Political Theory’, running the day before APSA begins. Details and link below!

To find short course info online: https://www.apsanet.org/mtgs/program_2014/program.cfm?event=1523901

To register: once logged in to myAPSA, click ‘Register for a short course’ in the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting window (SC5)

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June 20, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Opportunities, Pedagogy | no comments

Announcement: 2014 Term of the “Beijing Roundtable on Contemporary Philosophy”

 

Please find attached detailed information about the upcoming 2014 Term of the  “Beijing Roundtable on Contemporary Philosophy”  on the topic of “Mohist Logical Thought and Development of Contemporary Philosophy”

Academic Organizer: International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy
Host & Co-sponsor: Center for Comparative Philosophy, Institute of Foreign Philosophy & Center for Analytic Philosophy, Peking University, Beijing, China
Co-sponsor: Center for Comparative Philosophy, San Jose State University, USA
Time: 28th June 2014, Saturday, 1 – 5 pm
Location: Room 227, Old Chemistry Building, Peking University, Beijing
Full information in the PDF here: 2014 Beijing Roundtable_program_2014-6-7 version

 

June 14, 2014 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Conference, ISCWP | no comments

CFP: 18th SEECR at UNC

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the 18th annual Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR) from October 31 to Nov. 2, 2014.  In accordance with SEECR tradition, lodging and meals will be provided to presenters.

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June 11, 2014 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Reflections on Middle Period China Conference

A major, three-day conference on China’s “Middle Period” (800-1400) just concluded at Harvard. It featured an unusual format, designed to spur more cross-disciplinary conversation than is usual, as well as to handle the large number of papers and participants who were present. I believe there were something approaching 200 folks there, from graduate students to senior scholars. The titles, abstracts, and a range of on-line comments are all available here: http://www.middleperiodchina2014.org.

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June 7, 2014 Posted by | Academia, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Profession | 2 comments

Conference: Philosophical Method in Chinese and German Philosophy

International Conference:

Philosophical Method in Chinese and German Philosophy.

Conference at Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing in Cooperation with Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Philosophie (GIP e.V.), the University of Cologne, and Sihai Confucius Academy, Beiing, from Juli 1st to July 4th.

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May 25, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Update from CEACOP in Hong Kong

The Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong has a revised website and some pictures of the past year’s events: looks like it has been a busy year!

May 21, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Ethics, Empire, and Tradition: An International Conference on the Han Dyansty

Ethics, Empire, and Tradition: An International Conference on the Han Dynasty

University of Pittsburgh

23-24 May 2014

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May 13, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Call for Commentators for Eastern APA

Huaiyu Wang writes as follows (anyone interested please respond directly to him at wdhyana@gmail.com):

I am pleased to announce the tentative schedule for the following two panels for the Eastern APA meeting in Philadelphia. I would like to invite chairs for the two panels below and a commentator for each paper. (Please note that two papers have commentators already.)

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May 13, 2014 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Confucianism, Dai Zhen, Daoism, Organization News | no comments

Daoist Philosophy: Enigmatic Texts | Thursday May 29th, 4-6pm | Segal Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center

The Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy is thrilled to co-sponsor this event, featuring several distinguished scholars. Details below:

Daoist Philosophy: Enigmatic Texts

Thursday May 29th, 4-6pm | Segal Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, NYC

Daoist philosophy has been highly influential in East Asian thought, and is becoming increasingly so in the West.  Yet its texts are often inscrutable. Most notably, they frequently seem to express themselves in contradictions and paradoxes. In this meeting, a number of world experts discuss how to understand this.

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May 7, 2014 Posted by | Conference, Daoism, Taoism | no comments

Conference on Ritual

People in the New York area might be interested in the following conference which, while not about China, is concerned with an area of central importance to much Chinese philosophy: namely, ritual.

Exploring Ritual in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean: Performance, Texts, and Material Culture

Friday, May 16, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited, please email isaw@nyu.edu to register.

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May 5, 2014 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Conference, Ritual | no comments

CFP: Confucianism and Education

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal to:

Confucianism and Education: An International Symposium

University at Buffalo, October 17-9, 2014; Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014

For details, please visit Conference Website: http://gse.buffalo.edu/confucius.
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May 5, 2014 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Confucianism, Education Models | no comments

Report on 2nd RWCP (Xunzi on Authority)

2nd Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP): Xunzi on Authority
Friday, April 11, 2014
Report by Marilie Coetsee

This April, Tao Jiang (Rutgers), Ruth Chang (Rutgers), and Stephen Angle (Wesleyen) invited scholars from around the country to Rutgers’second annual meeting on Chinese philosophy, focused this year on Xunzi’s work on authority. Falling in line with last year’s successful conference on “Nature and Value in Chinese and Western Philosophies,”this year’s workshop produced stimulating discussion about the variety of ways in which Xunzi’s work can contribute to and expand upon our conventional Western philosophical conceptions of authority.

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April 28, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Post-Conference Report, Xunzi | one comment

Comparative Political Thought Conference at Yale

There will be a one-day conference, “Comparative Ancient and Medieval Political Thought,” at Yale University on May 1. Details here.

April 7, 2014 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Indian Philosophy | no comments

Neo-Confucian Seminar this Friday

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene Friday, April 4 from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. Ari Borrell will present “A Selected Translation of Zhu Xi’s Critique of Adulterated Learning (Zaxue bian雜學辨).”  Copies of his paper and the original Chinese text are available from the organizers..

All are welcome to attend.  Please join us immediately after the seminar for dinner at a location to be announced. If you have any questions, you may contact one of our organizers: Ari Borrell , Tao JiangOn-cho Ng, or Deborah Sommer.

April 2, 2014 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

10th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought (Program)

10th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought

co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department

at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

April 25th-26th, 2014

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March 22, 2014 Posted by | Conference | one comment

CFP: Self-Awareness and Buddhist Philosophy

CFP from Douglas Duckworth at Temple University:

The International Society for Buddhist Philosophy (ISBP) is soliciting paper proposals for a panel on the status of self-awareness (svasaṃvedanā) in Buddhist thought, in the group meeting at the Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) Eastern Division in Philadelphia, PA (December 27-30, 2014). Papers that address what is at stake in the debates around the topic of self-awareness from phenomenological, analytic, and/or Buddhist perspectives are welcome.

Papers may engage such questions as: Can there be self-awareness without a self? Is self-awareness foundational, or foundational to Buddhism? Does a claim to the presence of self-awareness entail any ontological commitments? Is self-awareness a source of knowledge? What (if anything) is self-awareness aware of and what (if anything) does self-awareness explain?

Please send title, abstract (250 words), personal information (name, email, and institutional affiliation) to Douglas Duckworth (duckworth[at]temple.edu) by May 1, 2014.

Douglas Duckworth
Temple University

March 12, 2014 Posted by | Buddhism, Conference | no comments

Preliminary Program Available for Daoism Conference

The preliminary schedule for the 9th International Conference on Daoist Studies, to be held at Boston University from May 29, June 1, 2014, is now available at the Conference website. It’s an impressive line-up!

March 11, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Daodejing, Daoism | no comments

Two Upcoming Events in Hong Kong

Two events are coming up soon at the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong:

First, Bryan Van Norden is giving the CEACOP Annual Lecture on 13 March at 4:00pm, entitled “Truth and Argument in Ancient Chinese Philosophy”:

Then, on the weekend of 15-16 March, the center is hosting a conference on “Traditional Non-Confucian Perspectives on Social and Political Organization and Order”:

March 5, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

June, 2014 ISCWP Beijing Roundtable

The 2014 Term of the ISCWP’s “Beijing Roundtable on Contemporary Philosophy” workshop /symposium series is a small-size, half-day workshop on the theme “Mohist Logical Thought and Development of Contemporary Philosophy”, which will be held at Peking University, Beijing, China, 27th June 2014. For more information, click here. Please note that for those interested in possibly presenting at the Roundtable, the deadline for contacting the organizers is June 1, 2014.

January 28, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, ISCWP, Later Mohists, Logic, Mohism | no comments

Call for Abstracts: Conference on Phil. of Death and Dying

I am informed that this conference welcomes papers from comparative or non-Western perspectives:

We invite all interested scholars to contribute to the program of the inaugural conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Death of Dying. The conference will be held 20-22 November 2014 on the campus of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (east of Los Angeles, California).

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January 27, 2014 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Ancient Philosophy Conference – Call for Papers

Conference on Ancient philosophy that explicitly invites papers from all traditions.  Looks like a great opportunity, in a great setting.

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Hosts
The Second Canadian Colloquium
for Ancient Philosophy
May 2–4, 2014

The University of British Columbia warmly invites the submission of proposals in either French or English for individual papers and poster presentations for the Second Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy. We invite submissions in all areas of Ancient Philosophy (including Graeco-Roman, Indian, and Chinese traditions), and we welcome submissions from graduate and postgraduate students.

The list of confirmed speakers and roundtable presenters includes:

  • Hugh Benson (University of Oklahoma)
  • Margaret Cameron (University of Victoria)
  • Christopher Framarin (University of Calgary)
  • Doug Hutchinson (University of Toronto)
  • Lloyd P. Gerson (University of Toronto)
  • Annie Larivée (Carleton  University)
  • Monte Ransome Johnson (University of California, San Diego)
  • Jean-Marc Narbonne (Laval University)

Full CFP is here.

December 10, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Conference 5-6 December in HK on Confucianism, Law, and Politics in Korea

Eirik Harris reports: We’re hosting a conference on “Confucianism, Law, and Politics in Korea: Past and Present” here at CityU that might interest some of the Warp, Weft and Way readers.  The Conference poster with list of speakers and topics is here: http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/ceacop/kpcp/conference_poster.jpg

December 4, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Confucianism, Korea, Law, Politics | no comments

SACP – APA Central Panels

Courtesy of Eric Nelson:

Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy Sessions
The American Philosophical Association, Central Division
Palmer House Hilton hotel, Chicago February 27 – March 1, 2014

(http://www.sacpweb.org/res/conferences.php)

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November 27, 2013 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Some Pacific APA Panels

I have heard from both the ISCWP and the ISCP concerning the panels they are sponsoring at the Pacific APA.

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November 19, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Organization News | no comments

Panels at the 2013 AAR Meeting

There will be a number of panels focusing on Chinese and comparative philosophy at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, beginning this weekend, Saturday, November 23rd, and running through Tuesday, November 26th.  For more information on specifics, see the AAR meeting website: http://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/general-information

The following are panels that I thought might be of interest to readers of this blog (these are just the ones I know of- if any of you know of others that may be of interest, feel free to add them in the comments line): Continue reading “Panels at the 2013 AAR Meeting”

November 18, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Indian Philosophy, Religion | 2 comments

CFP: Conferences on Virtue in Chinese Philosophy

An announcement on behalf of Robin Wang…

International Conference on De德(Virtue) in Chinese Philosophy

国际学术研讨会(2014,6月15-17 & 2015, 3月25-27)

In order to promote a deeper understanding of philosophy and culture among civilizations and encourage further professional and cultural exchanges between China and Europe we will hold the conference on virtues in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Venice, Italy.

为了加深对世界文明的理解和推动中国与欧洲的学术交流,我们将与2014年6月15-17在希腊亚里士多德大学,2015年3月25-27在意大利威尼斯大学共同举办首届国际中国德性学术研讨会。

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November 18, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

NECCT Wrap-up

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Last Friday and Saturday we held the second Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought at Wesleyan. Lots of great ideas and interpretations were exchanged; you can seem some action shots that Bryan Van Norden took here. There was considerable enthusiasm for continuing this series of conferences, so keep an eye out for the information about the next one, to be held in the fall of either 2014 or 2015, depending on the availability of a host institution.

November 12, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

CFP: Living Ethically in the Global World

March 27-29, 2014 University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) Philosophy Department and UAA Ethics Center are jointly hosting a conference and convocation of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. We will gather around the theme “Living Ethically in the Global World.” Intentionally the broad theme allows for diverse papers engaging ethics and topics requiring ethical analysis. Rogers Ames will offer the keynote address on Confucian Role Ethics.

We are particularly hopeful that there will be broad participation from students and faculty with interest and expertise in non-Western perspectives.  We are eager to have participants from many countries and states.

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October 20, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Ethical Theory | no comments

NECCT November 8-9 at Wesleyan

The website for the 2013 Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought (NECCT) is available here. Please note that all are welcome to attend and participate in discussion. Anyone who would like to join us for meals is asked to preregister; details are on the website. Attendees coming from out of town will also find some information about lodging on the website as well.

September 2, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

2018 WCP to be held in Beijing

I have just learned that in 2018, the World Congress of Philosophy will be held in Beijing, hosted by Peking University. Intriguing. If anyone has a report on the recently-completed WCP in Athens, I’m sure many readers would be interested!

August 21, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Philosophy in China | one comment

Confucian Religion Leaders Summit 2013

I recently received an invitation to attend — as an observer — the following event. Alas, I won’t be able to get myself to Jakarta for it, but I thought that blog readers might be interested to know that there is such an event. I will paste a little information here, and I also attach this longer document with some further details. I do not believe it is open to the public.

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August 9, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Religion | one comment

2nd Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy

The schedule and list of speakers/commentators has been set for the second Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy. It is still a ways in the future, but if you would like to attend, please contact Ruth Chang well in advance because space will be somewhat limited.

August 5, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Xunzi | no comments

ISCP Panels at Central APA

Huaiyu Wang, ISCP’s Liaison with the Central APA, passes on this information about panels they will sponsor:

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August 2, 2013 Posted by | Conference, Organization News | no comments

Submission Deadline Extended

I have just learned that the submission deadline for the 15th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum, on “Conscience, Character, and Culture,” has been extended for two weeks. Please see this website for more details.

August 2, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Program for ISCP Conference

Next week the 18th International Conference of the ISCP will take place in Buffalo, New York; the extremely rich program is listed below. I am unfortunately not able to make it, though many blog regulars will be there; any comments from those in attendance would be most welcome!

18th ISCP International Conference on Chinese Philosophy

Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living

State University of New York at Buffalo,

July 21-24, 2013

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July 15, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Organization News | one comment

Singapore Conference

There’s a major conference on Chinese philosophy going on this week in Singapore:

“Conflict and Harmony: From Embodied Emotions to Global Realms”

2013 Joint Meeting of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) and the Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (ASACP)
July 8-11 2013

Details of the programme are available here, for those lucky enough to be in Singapore!

July 9, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | one comment

CFP: 2014 New England AAS

The deadline for New England Association for Asian Studies Conference has been extended to August 1st. Please submit all panels or individual paper proposals online here. Bridgewater State University is conveniently located between Boston and Providence and easily accessible by car or by commuter rail from Boston. Participants who are from outside Eastern Massachusetts can choose from a large number of hotels south of Boston or around Route 24 near Bridgewater, or stay at a hotel in Boston to take the train from South Station to Bridgewater.

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July 3, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Conference | no comments

CFP: Early China Conference

The Society for the Study of Early China’s Second Annual Conference
Thursday, 26 March 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

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July 3, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

SEECR Deadline Approaching

The submission deadline for the 17th Southeast Early China Roundtable is approaching, and more submissions are welcomed!  Please see this earlier post for more details.

July 1, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference | no comments

International Daoism Conference

A major conference on Daoism is returning to Boston next year. For information on registration and paper submission, see below.

Daoism: Tradition and Transition
9th International Conference on Daoist Studies

Boston University, May 30- June 1, 2014

For the last ten years, the series of international conferences on Daoist Studies has been instrumental in enhancing the study, application, and awareness of Daoism throughout the world. The only major Daoist conference series, it follows a tradition that began in Boston (2003) and continued through Mt. Qingcheng (2004), Fraueninsel in Bavaria (2006), Hong Kong (2007), Mt. Wudang (2009), Los Angeles (2010), Mt. Nanyue (2011), and Ammersee Lake near Munich (2012). In honor of its great success and as a tribute to Boston University for the initial conference, the 9th International Conference on Daoist Studies will take place once again at Boston University.

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June 25, 2013 Posted by | Conference, Daoism | 6 comments

Conference: Masters of Disguise? Conceptions and Misconceptions of “Rhetoric” in Chinese Antiquity


MASTERS OF DISGUISE?

CONCEPTIONS AND MISCONCEPTIONS OF “RHETORIC”IN CHINESE ANTIQUITY

Einsiedeln, Oechslin Library, 4th-6thSeptember 2013

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June 20, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Rhetoric | no comments

Upcoming SOAS Lecture and Workshop on Comparative Political Theory

Two events at SOAS this week, both celebrating the launch of a new MSc program in Comparative Political Thought:

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June 10, 2013 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Lecture | no comments

A Busy Week at Fudan University

In addition to the lectures by Kurtis Hagen on Xunzi that I just posted about, there are several other events taking place over the next week at Shanghai’s Fudan University. In chronological order:

Friday May 24, 10:00am, P. J. Ivanhoe (Chair Professor of East Asian Philosophy and Religion, City University of Hong Kong) is speaking on “Kongzi and Aristotle as Virtue Ethicists.” Details are here.

Friday May 24, 6:30pm, P. J. Ivanhoe is delivering the first lecture of a series on “Chinese Research on Confucianism in Global Perspective”; Prof. Ivanhoe’s lecture is titled “Confucian Cosmopolitanism.” Details on this and the subsequent lectures in the series are here.

Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25, an international conference on the topic “Chinese Research on Confucianism in Global Perspective” will take place; details on all speakers and titles are here.

Tuesday May 28, 10:00am, I am speaking on the topic “Progressive Confucianism on Social Criticism and the Values of Deference.” Details are here.

I hope that blog readers lucky enough to be in Shanghai will be able to enjoy some of these lectures!

May 22, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Lecture | no comments

Call for Commentators-ACPA at APA Eastern 2013

MOVED TO TOP WITH THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE:

We still need commentators, and please let me know if you are interested.  Dr. Kim’s and Mr. Lu’s papers already have commentators (and there are three other commentators who are not set on any particular paper yet).  Thanks!

- Tongdong Bai (baitongdong@gmail.com)

ACPA Group Meeting at the APA Eastern Convention
December 27-30, 2013, at the Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore

 

Session 1: Moral Cultivation and Moral Agency in Confucianism and Western Philosophy
1. Mental Blindness and Moral Rectitude: The jiebi chapter of the Xunzi

David Chai, University of Toronto, Canada, david.chai@utoronto.ca

Abstract: The idea of being figuratively blind is a well-used trope in early Confucian thought. Confucius referred to blindness of virtue while Mencius to blindness of the senses and speech. For Xunzi, blindness stems from a person having ‘two minds,’ that is, one’s mind is caught between two principles or goals of moral conduct. Xunzi’s solution, like Guanzi’s theory of ‘mental arts’ (xinshu 心術), was to engage in ‘singular concentration’ (jing 精). Through a close hermeneutic reading of chapter 21 of the Xunzi (jiebi 解蔽, “Removing Blindness”), this paper will examine Xunzi’s use of jing and how cultivating one’s mental essence by adhering to Dao can result in overcoming mental blindness. It will also look at one of the more interesting metaphors Xunzi uses, that of brightness (ming 明). Moral brightness is a quality every person should strive for in that it reflects the perfect virtue of Dao. For Xunzi, using ming to nurture jing is not enough to cure a person completely of their mental blindness however; they must endeavor to replicate the mind of Dao. How they do this is through studying the principle of men’s minds as Xunzi so clearly illustrates: “Sageliness consists in a comprehensive grasp of the natural relationships between men. True kingship consists in a comprehensive grasp of the regulations for government. A comprehensive grasp of both is sufficient to become the ridgepole for the world.” (Xunzi, 21.9)

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May 20, 2013 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Ethical Theory | no comments

“Comparative Enlightenments” Forum at Wesleyan

Last weekend, Wesleyan hosted an interdisciplinary forum on “comparative enlightenments” that blog readers might find interesting; read here for an account in English, and here for a Chinese summary. Keynote remarks were offered by Wang Weiguang and Gao Xiang of CASS and Hayden White of Stanford. Participants included philosophers like Chen Lai (Tsinghua), Wu Genyou (Wuhan), Ding Yun (Fudan), Han Shuifa (Beijing), and Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia), as well as literary theorists and historians. (It’s interesting to note the differences of emphasis in the two write-ups :-).)

May 14, 2013 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Conference, Philosophy in China | 5 comments

ISCWP Need for Chairs and Commentators

Yang Xiao of the ISCWP writes to say that they are in need of two chairs and six commentators for the panels they are organizing for this December’s APA meeting. If you are interested in being a commentator, please email Yang Xiao at xiaoy@kenyon.edu within a week (by Monday May 20th ). Many thanks!

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May 14, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Conference on Late Imperial Chinese Reading and Textual production

Please be informed that Penn State University will be hosting an International Symposium on “Reading, Textual Production, and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China,” May 31-June 1, 2013. The event is cosponsored by the Asian Studies Program and Confucius Institute at Penn State University, and the Department of Chinese Culture at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It is open to the public and anyone interested is welcome to attend.  For information, please contact On-cho Ng <oxn1@psu.edu>.

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May 7, 2013 Posted by | Conference, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

Call for Abstracts: 2013 Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought

NECCT 2013 Call for Abstracts

We hereby request submissions of abstracts for the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought (NECCT), to be held at Wesleyan University on Friday and Saturday, November 8-9, 2013.

Interested scholars should send an abstract of no more than one single-spaced page, plus a current CV, to Stephen Angle (sangle@wesleyan.edu) no later than June 1, 2013. All files should either be in Word or .pdf format.

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May 6, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Conference: The Classic of Documents and the Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy

International Conference: “The Classic of Documents and the Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy”

Princeton University, May 17-18, 2013

The conference is open to the public. It will focus on a series of case studies on individual chapters from the Shangshu, with an emphasis on rhetoric and ideology. Those interested in attending should email Martin Kern (mkern@princeton.edu) for preregistration and further information.

April 5, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Politics | no comments