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
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.
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
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
Continue reading “SACP – APA Central Panels”
I have heard from both the ISCWP and the ISCP concerning the panels they are sponsoring at the Pacific APA.
Continue reading “Some Pacific APA Panels”
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”
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.
Continue reading “CFP: Conferences on Virtue in Chinese Philosophy”
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.
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.
Continue reading “CFP: Living Ethically in the Global World”
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.
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!
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.
Continue reading “Confucian Religion Leaders Summit 2013″
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.
Huaiyu Wang, ISCP’s Liaison with the Central APA, passes on this information about panels they will sponsor:
Continue reading “ISCP Panels at Central APA”
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.
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
Continue reading “Program for ISCP 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!
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.
Continue reading “CFP: 2014 New England AAS”
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
Continue reading “CFP: Early China Conference”
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.
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.
Continue reading “International Daoism Conference”
MASTERS OF DISGUISE?
CONCEPTIONS AND MISCONCEPTIONS OF “RHETORIC”IN CHINESE ANTIQUITY
Einsiedeln, Oechslin Library, 4th-6thSeptember 2013
Continue reading “Conference: Masters of Disguise? Conceptions and Misconceptions of “Rhetoric” in Chinese Antiquity”
Two events at SOAS this week, both celebrating the launch of a new MSc program in Comparative Political Thought:
Continue reading “Upcoming SOAS Lecture and Workshop on Comparative Political Theory”
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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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, email@example.com
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)
Continue reading “Call for Commentators-ACPA at APA Eastern 2013″
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 :-).)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org within a week (by Monday May 20th ). Many thanks!
Continue reading “ISCWP Need for Chairs and Commentators”
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 <email@example.com>.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than June 1, 2013. All files should either be in Word or .pdf format.
Continue reading “Call for Abstracts: 2013 Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought”
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 (email@example.com) for preregistration and further information.
SJSU Center for Comparative Philosophy Workshop/Conference Series presents a symposium:
Yi-Jing Philosophy and Contemporary Philosophy & Society
Co-Sponsors: SJSU Philosophy Department & Dr. Chaote Lin Endowment
Time: 4th April 2013, Thursday, 10:00-17:00
Place: Conference Room 225-229, King Library,
San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA
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Virtues: Intellectual and Moral – An International Workshop
April 2, 2013, 4:15–6:30pm, Wesleyan University, Russell House (350 High Street, Middletown, CT)
Three philosophers based in Taiwan will present papers exploring different aspects of intellectual and practical virtue, each paper followed by comments from a member of the Wesleyan Philosophy Department, with general discussion at the end. The event is free and open to all. Please contact Lynn Higgs with any questions.
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Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation: ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy
The Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy are pleased to announce the 2013 ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy.
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There’s not a ton of philosophy on the AAS program for next week — there never is — but for the first time in years, I’m going to be there and would enjoy meeting any Warp, Weft, and Way readers who are also attending. Here are a couple interesting panels, as seen from my perspective (listed in chronological order):
Continue reading “AAS in San Diego Next Week”
2013 is turning out to be a busy time for Chinese and Comparative Philosophy in Singapore. Apart from those of us who are part of the local scene (for instance, Sor Hoon Tan and myself at the National University of Singapore, Alan Chan and Chenyang Li at the Nanyang Technological University), we also have Franklin Perkins visiting NTU (for the academic year 2012/13), and Roger Ames at NUS (for 2013 Spring).
Continue reading “Chinese and Comparative Philosophy in Singapore: Events in 2013″
CALL FOR PAPER AND PANEL PROPOSALS
2013 Eastern Division Conference of the American Philosophical Association
December 27-30, 2013, Baltimore, MD – Marriott Waterfront
The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy welcomes proposals for our panels at the American Philosophical Association’s Eastern Division meeting. Please submit individual paper abstracts or complete panel proposals.
Paper abstracts should be 150-200 words in length.
Complete panel proposals should include: panel title, a 150 word introduction to the theme of the panel, and a 150 word abstract for each of the papers.
Include each presenter’s name, e-mail address, and institution.
Proposals regarding any aspect of Asian or comparative philosophy are welcome.
Please submit these materials no later than May 7 to Brian Bruya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that Western Kentucky University will host the 17th annual Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR) on November 1-3, 2013. In accordance with SEECR tradition, lodging and meals will be provided to presenters. WKU has in recent years made a number of faculty appointments for scholars of China in a variety of departments, thereby creating what we hope will be a good environment for the training of a new generation of global-minded scholars with an eye on China.
Scott Cook of Grinnell College will deliver the keynote address for the conference. His book on the Guodian texts is scheduled to be published this year.
Continue reading “Announcing the 17th Southeast Early China Roundtable”
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
Hosted by the Philosophy Department at the National University of Singapore
Deadline for Abstracts and Proposals: March 15, 2013
The Joint Meeting of the SACP and the ASACP will be held at the National University of Singapore. The conference theme, “Conflict and Harmony: From Embodied Emotions to Global Realms,” is designed to invite scholars representing Asian traditions of thought to present their research on the many ways in which philosophers of these heritages thematize the dynamics of conflict and harmony.
Continue reading “Call for Papers: SACP/ASACP Conference, National University of Singapore”
A Comparative Democratic Theory Workshop will be held at Texas A&M University next Fall (October 11-12, 2013). I will list the scheduled participants below. If anyone is interested in more information, please contact the organizer, Prof. Diego von Vacano.
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Please see this site for more information, and a call for papers, concerning a conference to be held this summer in Japan on Human Development in Asia.
Announcing the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought, to be held at Wesleyan University on Friday and Saturday, November 8-9, 2013.
The goals of the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought (NECCT) are twofold:
- To provide a regional forum for everyone from graduate students to established scholars to present work, learn from one another, and establish or strengthen mutual relationships; and
- To bring together scholars and students who approach Chinese thought from diverse disciplinary perspectives so as to foster understanding of our various objectives, perspectives, and constraints—the point not being to privilege one approach or hope for a grand synthesis, but simply to encourage each of us to be less insular and to find ways to learn from the approaches of others.
We will issue a call for abstracts later in the Spring, the submission deadline for which will be June 1. Papers will not be circulated in advance, there will be no pre-determined commentators, and we do not anticipate a conference volume. In short, this is intended to be an informal (though high-quality) discussion at which new ideas and work-in-progress are very welcome.
Continue reading “NECCT Announcement”
Call for papers
Constructing and Interpreting the Daotong (Transmission of the Way) in the Perspective of Chinese and Korean Neo-Confucianism
International conference organised by:
- The Centre of Chinese Studies (CEC, ASIEs, Inalco),
- The Centre of Korean Studies (CECO, ASIEs, Inalco)
- The Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul)
The organising committee is pleased to invite colleagues and Ph.D students interested in Neo-Confucianism to submit abstracts for this international conference regarding the construction and (re-)interpretations of the Daotong. Its objective is to re-examine the process through which Neo-Confucian discourse was legitimated by promoting the notion of Transmission of the Way, both in Chinese and Korean contexts.
Continue reading “CFP–Constructing and Interpreting the Daotong”
I am pleased to be able to share the program for a conference that Tao Jiang of Rutgers University has organized, with some assistance from me and from Ruth Chang of Rutgers. Anyone who is interested in attending can contact Ms. Susan Rosario (see below) for information.
1st Annual Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP)
An International Conference on Nature and Value in Chinese and Western Philosophies
April 4-5, 2013
Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center 178 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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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
The Joint Meeting of the SACP and the ASACP in 2013 will be held at the National University of Singapore. The conference theme, “Conflict and Harmony: From Embodied Emotions to Global Realms,” is designed to invite scholars representing Asian traditions of thought to present their research on the many ways in which philosophers of these heritages thematize the dynamics of conflict and harmony.
Continue reading “CFP and Grad Student Essay Prizes for Conference on “Conflict and Harmony””
CALL FOR PAPERS: 9TH ANNUAL MIDWEST CONFERENCE ON CHINESE THOUGHT
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON/WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY
MAY 10-11, 2013
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PENG GUOXIANG, PEKING UNIVERSITY
The Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought was created to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars and students working on Chinese thought across different disciplines and through a variety of approaches. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese thought, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives. Possible themes for submissions include: examining how recovered texts reframe familiar issues and debates in early Chinese thought; texts, movements, and figures from neglected eras and traditions; the current renaissance of philosophy and religious studies in China.
This year’s MCCT will be held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at the University of Dayton and Wright State University, in Dayton, OH.
To facilitate blind review, please submit abstracts of 1-2 pages in length to Patricia Johnson at email@example.com by Feb. 20th. For further inquiries about this year’s MCCT, contact Alexus McLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judson Murray at email@example.com.
Here is an update from Thomas Wilson concerning the American Academy of Religion conference that will be held this weekend:
Please note the two panels sponsored by the Confucian Traditions Group. We especially encourage you to attend the business meeting following the Saturday afternoon session (A17-316). We’ve also listed a few other panels that might be of interest to you.
Continue reading “Panels at the Upcoming AAR Conference”
“The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy for Building a Just and Sustainable World “
Asian Association of Christian Philosophers Annual Conference 2013
Dates: 10 – 11 April 2013
Venue: Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Asian Association of Christian Philosophers invites abstract submissions for its annual conference to be held from April 10 to 11, 2013, at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines. The theme of the conference will be: “The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy for Building a Just and Sustainable World.” The conference language will be English.
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A listing of panels to be held at the 2013 Association of Asian Studies Conference, to be held March 21–24, 2013 in San Diego, California, is now available (titles of panels only). It is a long list, and I have not perused it carefully. A couple immediately stood out to me: “339: Chinese Thought as Global Theory?” and “167: Elite and Popular Confucianism in Contemporary China” (I will be taking part in the latter). I imagine there will be plenty more that would interest readers of this blog, though AAS has unfortunately had little philosophy and little on early China in recent years. (See, though, the recent announcement of a meeting-in-conjunction with AAS on the part of the Society for the Study of Early China.)
The Society for the Study of Early China First Annual Conference
A call for papers for the first annual conference of the Society for the Study of Early China, to be held in conjunction with the 2013 national meeting of the Association for Asian Studies.
The SSEC conference will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, in room “Edward C” of the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego, California. The planning committee is now accepting individual paper proposals.
Prospective speakers should plan for a presentation of 20 minutes, with 10 minutes allocated for discussion. Please submit proposals in PDF or MS Word format to <SSECconference2013@gmail.com>. Submissions should include the presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, academic rank, contact information, paper title, and a brief abstract of no more than 250 words. Proposals are due by January 15, 2013.
All are welcome to attend our meeting in San Diego. If you are not a current member of the Society for the Study of Early China, we urge you to become one now by ordering Early China 33-34 (see www.earlychina.org for order forms or to pay online).
Please note that those who participate only in the SSEC conference need not register for the AAS meeting.
Bay Area folks might be interested in attending the following conference at the University of California Santa Cruz, where Bo MOU and I will represent Chinese and comparative philosophy (for better or worse!). The conference is free and open to the public.
“Free to Universalize or Bound by Culture? Philosophy in a Multicultural Context” Conference
University of California Santa Cruz
Saturday, October 20, 2012, Humanities 1, Room 210
This public conference investigates the relation between philosophy and its multicultural context. Are there immutable questions and universal answers regarding knowledge, values, and reality, or is philosophical inquiry bound by history, geography, and culture? Should the philosopher be responsible to the public?
10:00-10:15 Welcome Remarks: UCSC Humanities Dean William A. Ladusaw
10:15-10:45 Keynote: Helen Longino (Stanford)
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The Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle has announced its 2013 annual meeting, to be held at Fudan University in Shanghai on March 22-24. For more information, please see the CCP website.
The International Society for Chinese Philosophy has an Ethics and Chinese Thought panel session at the American Academy of Religion meetings in Chicago. From Eric Nelson (U. Mass. Lowell):
The International Society for Chinese Philosophy panel at the American Academy of Religion is scheduled for November 17th, Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the South Building, Room S106b at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Theme: Ethics and Chinese Thought
Saturday, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Chair: Michael Paradiso-Michau (North Central College)
- Jinli He (Trinity University), Qing Ethics: An Alternative Thinking?
- Rafal Banka (Jagiellonian University), Philosophy of Action in Confucian Ethics
- Leah Kalmanson (Drake University), Now I Get It!: Thinking Slowly about Sudden Enlightenment for Ethics Today
- Eric S. Nelson (University of Massachusetts, Lowell), Killing the Buddha: Chan Buddhism and Antinomian Ethics
I will be attending a conference next week (Sept. 26-8) at National Central University in Taiwan; its title is “International Conference on the International Dimension of Contemporary Neo-Confucianism.” A program (in Chinese) is available here, for anyone who’s interested.
Jiyuan Yu, President of the ISCP, writes:
In the past months, ISCP sadly lost two prominent members and former leaders, Professor Lik-Kuen Tong and Professor Kwang-Sae Lee. Their contributions to our Society and to philosophy will be forever remembered and cherished. I was informed by Professor Laura Weed that Professor Lee was originally scheduled as a speaker at the coming APA Eastern Meeting at a panel organized by the International Institute of Field Being.
With his unexpected passing away and the withdrawal of three other panelists, Laura suggested that the International Institute of Field Being and ISCP work together to turn the available space and time into a memorial session dedicated to Professors Tong and Lee. I think it is a great idea and wholly embrace it. Hence I am calling for your participation, especially those members who know these two great scholars well and/or are interested in their philosophies. You can present a paper about their thought, or a memorial piece about either or both of them, or any other talks in honor of them.
Please contact me or Laura if you would like to speak. Thanks in advance. I would also like to encourage all ISCP members who are at APA Eastern to attend the session, regardless whether you speak or not. The time is: Saturday Morning, Dec. 29, 11:15–1: 15.
All the best wishes;
Professor of Philosophy
President and Executive Director
International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)
135 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
On October 20, Amherst College and UMass Amherst will host the New England Regional Association of Asian Studies Conference. The program is now available on-line, and it includes at least these two panels of interest: Continue reading “Chinese Thought at New England Regional AAS”
Several of the APA’s affiliated groups have announced their panels at this December’s Eastern Division APA Meeting, to be held December 27-30, 2012, in Atlanta, GA, USA, at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis. Here is a chronological listing of the ACPA, ISCWP, and ISCP panels. There are sure to be other relevant panels, both group and main program; I will edit this post as more information is available. [UPDATE: I have added new information, and this should now be complete. Oct 12, 2012]
Continue reading “Summary of Eastern APA Panels”
Because new featured speakers have been added to the line-up, the submission deadline for the “The Art of Morality: Developing Moral Sensitivity Across the Curriculum” conference has been extended to August 15, 2012. In addition to Michael Slote’s keynote lecture, Nancy Snow will be speaking on Iris Murdoch and film, and Jesse Prinz will be speaking on Moral Psychology and art. More information is available here.
What should be a fascinating conference on De-Parochializing Political Theory will be held next week at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. The lastest conference program is here; for more information, see the conference website. David Elstein and I are among the participants, so we’ll try to report back.
Comparing Two Masters: Xunzi and Hume
July 6-9, 2012
Philosophy Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Among comparisons that are drawn between Chinese and Western thinkers, David Hume is often compared with Mengzi, an early Confucian, while another early Confucian, Xunzi, is often compared with Thomas Hobbes. Through a series of seminar-style sessions over a period of four days, this workshop aims to investigate an alternative pairing, namely of Xunzi and Hume, which has not been much explored in existing scholarship. Workshop sessions will be led by:
- Eric Hutton (University of Utah)
- Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)
- Sungmoon Kim (City University of Hong Kong)
- Al Martinich (University of Texas at Austin)
- Elizabeth Radcliffe (College of William and Mary)
- Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)
- Michael Slote (University of Miami)
- Ling-kang Wang (Tamkang University)
This workshop is made possible by a generous grant from the American Council of Learned Societies, funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Workshop sessions are open to the public.
For more information about the workshop, please email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 801-581-7320.
At Bryan Van Norden’s institgation, a few of us are going to gather at Vassar on June 8-9 to present introductory lectures on key figures in classical Chinese philosophy, and then discuss our approaches. This will be an ideal opportunity for colleagues who are not specialists in early Chinese thought (be they philosophers, sinologists, interested students, etc.) to get a concentrated introduction to these great thinkers and texts. In addition, we welcome any specialists who would like to join in the discussions, both formal and informal. There will also be a session near the end in which all are invited to discuss some recent secondary scholarship. Please see below for details.
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Bloomington, Indiana was the site of the 8th Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, which took place last Friday to Sunday. Our hosts at the University of Indiana (primarily Aaron Stalnaker, Maichel Ing, and Cheryl Cottine of the Religious Studies Department) organized things very well. The group was small enough that everyone was able to participate, but large enough that there was a critical mass to discuss a wide range of topics intelligently. As compared with the more narrowly philosophical conferences that I have mostly been attending, there was a refreshing dose of sinology (details of texts, less-well-known authors, etc.); too bad that the AAS doesn’t seem to be more open to broad discussions of Chinese thought, because it might then be more of a forum for conversations like this one. Two of my personal highlights were Esther Klein’s paper “Sima Qian’s Confucius and the Western Han Lunyu,” which both reviewed recent research on the possible Western Han composition of the Lunyu and presented her own research into citations of the Lunyu in Shiji; and Frank Perkins’s “The Mohist Daodejing,” which explored parallels between the last 16 chapters of the Daodejing (which are unattested in the Guodian texts) and Mohism. Both papers hint at further ways in which our understanding of early Chinese thought may continue to change in dramatic ways in years ahead!