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

New Book: Kim, Democracy after Virtue

Oxford has published Sungmoon Kim, Democracy after Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy. This is the inaugural volume in the Studies in Comparative Political Theory series.

Editorial summary:

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May 26, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

Analysis / Translation of Xi Jinping Thought

David Ownby’s and Timothy Cheek’s analysis and translation of “Jiang Shigong on ‘Philosophy and History: Interpreting the “Xi Jinping Era” through Xi’s Report to the Nineteenth National Congress of the CCP’,” posted here at The China Story, is extremely well-done!

May 15, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Contemporary Confucianism, Marxism, Politics | no comments

Joseph Chan to be Princeton Global Scholar

Joseph Chan (University of Hong Kong) has accepted an invitation to be a Global Scholar at Princeton University for the next three spring semesters, starting February 2019. He will be affiliated with the University Center for Human Values and teach one course in Confucian political philosophy in the Department of Politics.

May 7, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

Walton, The “Spirit” of Confucian Education in Contemporary China

Readers may be interested in this new article: Linda Walton, “The ‘Spirit’ of Confucian Education in Contemporary China: Songyang Academy and Zhengzhou University,” Modern China 44:3 (May, 2018), available on-line here. The abstract follows:

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April 4, 2018 Posted by | China, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

CFP: BU Conference on Confucianism in US

Rectifying the Name of Confucianism, Boston University, September 28-29, 2018

Keynote Speakers: Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan), Bryan Van Norden (Vassar)

Boston University Confucian Association invites scholars from any discipline to participate in a symposium exploring the prospects for Ruism (Confucianism) in the United States. (For submission information, see below or here.)

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March 7, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

Anna Sun to Lecture at BU

Anna Sun will deliver a lecture at BU Confucian Association on March 17th at 2:00pm; its title is “Towards a Global Confucianism in the 21st Century: Field notes from China, South Korea, and Indonesia.” Respondents include Prof. Robert Neville, Dr. Yair Lior, and Dr. Bin Song. 
 
Details can be seen here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef56w1xhffd69e6b&llr=hbmos8qab. Registration is free. 

March 4, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Lecture | no comments

Two New Books on Modern Chinese Philosophy

The Brill series Modern Chinese Philosophy, has just published two new volumes:

Studies on Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (1949-2009) by Quo Qiyong, Wuhan University; Translated by Paul J. D’Ambrosio, East China Normal University (http://www.brill.com/products/book/studies-contemporary-chinese-philosophy-1949-2009)

The Humanist Spirit of Daoism, by Chen Guying, Peking University; Translated by Hans-Georg Moeller, University of Macau; Edited by David Jones, Kennesaw State University and Sarah Flavel, Bath Spa University (http://www.brill.com/products/book/humanist-spirit-daoism)

February 23, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Contemporary Confucianism, Daoism, Philosophy in China | 2 comments

“Future of Confucian Political Philosophy” Published

I’d like to call out one item in the recently-published issue of Comparative Philosophy for special mention. “The Future of Confucian Political Philosophy” is a 22,000 word edited transcript of a roundtable discussion that was held in Hong Kong in February 2017. (Direct link to the transcript is here.) The main speakers are:

  • Stephen C. ANGLE, Wesleyan University
  • Elton CHAN, Yale-NUS College
  • Joseph CHAN, University of Hong Kong
  • Jiwei CI, University of Hong Kong
  • Ruiping FAN, City University of Hong Kong
  • Yong HUANG, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Yi-Huah JIANG, City University of Hong Kong
  • Sungmoon KIM, City University of Hong Kong

We each make presentations, and then there is ample time for discussion, both among the invited speakers and with other attendees. On behalf of all participants, I hope that readers will find this to be an engaging snapshot of the some of the state of the art — and some glimpses of the future — of Confucian political philosophy. Discussion here of its themes is of course encouraged!

February 15, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism, Hong Kong, Politics | no comments

New Book: Lee Ming-huei’s Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance

University of Hawaii Press has published a collection of leading Taiwanese “New Confucian” Lee Ming-huei’s essays, translated into English: David Jones, ed., Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance. The Amazon link (with Table of Contents) is here.

January 27, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Contemporary Confucianism, Taiwan | no comments

New Book: Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order

The University of Hawaii Press has published Roger Ames and Peter Hershock, eds., Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order.  The Amazon link, with access to the Table of Contents, is here.

January 27, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

Top 10 Issues of 2017 for Confucians in China

According to the 《儒家网》 (Confucian Web), here are the top 10 issues of interest to Confucians in 2017:

(一)儒学复兴进入“重建经学”新阶段

(二)传承发展传统文化上升到国家战略层面,中共十九大提出“坚定文化自信”

(三)“家与孝”讨论,凸显“人伦”的独特地位

(四)对“大陆新儒家”的评议继续深化,“新康有为主义”隐然成型

(五)敦和基金会探索国学领域机构发展模式,助力民间国学社会组织发展

(六)康晓光批判“公益商业化”,捍卫儒家公益之道

(七)阳明学不断升温,儒学已成为当代可供选择的思想资源

(八)学者持续倡议中国儒学学科建设,研究启动儒学教材编纂

(九)中伊开展文化学术交流,推进“儒伊对话”接续回儒传统

(十)孔子诞辰祭祀活动地域范围迅速扩大,祭礼仪式日益完善

This is just one opinion — the editorial staff of this website — but it gives a flavor for what some “mainland new Confucians” have been focused on. Lengthier descriptions of each issue follow below, and also at the original site.

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January 4, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

New Issue of 《当代儒学》

The latest issue of 《当代儒学》(Contemporary Confucianism) has been published, including a special section on “Liberal Confucianism.” The Table of Contents follows below.

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January 3, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Contemporary Confucianism, Journal News, Tables of Contents | no comments

New Book: Stapleton and Hon, eds., Confucianism for the Contemporary World

SUNY has published Confucianism for the Contemporary World: Global Order, Political Plurality, and Social Action, edited by Kristin Stapleton and Tze-ki Hon. More details are here and below.

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January 3, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism, Politics | no comments

Bin Song on Ruist Same-Sex Marriage

Bin Song has published a new essay at Huffington Post called “Today Ruism (Confucianism) Can Unconditionally Support Same-Sex Marriage.” Discussion welcome!

January 3, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Gender | no comments

New Book: Swain, Confucianism in China

Bloomsbury has published Tony Swain’s Confucianism in China: An Introduction. See here for more.

September 10, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

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