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

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

SJSU Symposium: Yi-Jing Philosophy and Contemporary Philosophy & Society

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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March 26, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Yi Jing (Book of Changes) | no comments

Workshop at Wesleyan on Virtues: Intellectual and Moral

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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March 18, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Virtue | one comment

Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation Essay Contest

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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March 13, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Opportunities | one comment

AAS in San Diego Next Week

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):

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March 13, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | 3 comments

Chinese and Comparative Philosophy in Singapore: Events in 2013

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).

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March 1, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Events | no comments

Call for Papers: SACP at the Eastern APA, 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 bbruya@emich.edu.

February 23, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Announcing the 17th Southeast Early China Roundtable

Dear colleagues,

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.

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February 21, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference | no comments

Call for Papers: SACP/ASACP Conference, National University of 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

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.

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

Comparative Democratic Theory Workshop

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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February 17, 2013 Posted by | Comparative Political Theory, Conference | no comments

CFP: Human Development in Asia

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.

February 11, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Democracy, Japan | no comments

NECCT Announcement

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.

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February 6, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | 5 comments

CFP–Constructing and Interpreting the Daotong

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.

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February 5, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Korea, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

International Conference on Nature and Value in Chinese and Western Philosophies

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
USA

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January 30, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Nature | 10 comments

CFP and Grad Student Essay Prizes for Conference on “Conflict and Harmony”

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.

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December 31, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

Call for Papers: 9th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS: 9TH ANNUAL MIDWEST CONFERENCE ON CHINESE THOUGHT

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON/WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

Dayton, OH

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 pjohnson2@udayton.edu by Feb. 20th.  For further inquiries about this year’s MCCT, contact Alexus McLeod at gmcleod1@udayton.edu or Judson Murray at judson.murray@wright.edu.

December 22, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Panels at the Upcoming AAR Conference

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.
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November 13, 2012 Posted by | Conference, Confucianism, Daoism, Religion | no comments

CFP: “The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy”

“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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November 13, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference | no comments

Panel information available for 2013 AAS

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.)

November 12, 2012 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Philosophy in China | 3 comments

CFP: Society for the Study of Early China First Annual Conference

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.

November 12, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference | no comments

Conference on Multiculturalism and Comparative Philosophy

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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October 19, 2012 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

CFP: 2013 Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle

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.

October 14, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

ISCP at AAR Conference in Chicago (11/17/2012)

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
M17-202
International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Theme: Ethics and Chinese Thought
Saturday, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
MPS-106B
Chair: Michael Paradiso-Michau (North Central College)

  1. Jinli He (Trinity University), Qing Ethics: An Alternative Thinking?
  2. Rafal Banka (Jagiellonian University), Philosophy of Action in Confucian Ethics
  3. Leah Kalmanson (Drake University), Now I Get It!: Thinking Slowly about Sudden Enlightenment for Ethics Today
  4. Eric S. Nelson (University of Massachusetts, Lowell), Killing the Buddha: Chan Buddhism and Antinomian Ethics

October 2, 2012 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Confucianism, Ethical Theory | no comments

Conference Next Week on Contemporary Confucianism

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.

September 18, 2012 Posted by | Conference, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments