Handbook of Confucianism in Modern Japan, edited by Shaun O’Dwyer, has been jointly published this month by Japan Documents Imprint and Amsterdam University Press. It features 13 chapters by East Asian and European scholars covering the development of Confucianism in Japan between the mid 19th century and the 21st century.
AUTHOR: Kumazawa Banzan
EDITOR AND TRANSLATOR: John A. Tucker, East Carolina University
DATE PUBLISHED: January 2021
Kumazawa Banzan’s (1619-1691) Responding to the Great Learning (Daigaku wakumon) stands as the first major writing on political economy in early modern Japanese history. John A. Tucker’s translation is the first English rendition of this controversial text to be published in eighty years. The introduction offers an accessible and incisive commentary, including detailed analyses of Banzan’s text within the context of his life, as well as broader historical and intellectual developments in East Asian Confucian thought. Emphasizing parallels between Banzan’s life events, such as his relief efforts in the Okayama domain following devastating flooding, and his later writings advocating compassionate government, environmental initiatives, and projects for growing wealth, Tucker sheds light on Banzan’s main objective of ‘governing the realm and bringing peace and prosperity to all below heaven’. In Responding to the Great Learning, Banzan was doing more than writing a philosophical commentary, he was advising the Tokugawa shogunate to undertake a major reorganization of the polity – or face the consequences.
For more information or to order the book, see the publisher’s website.
Title: Watsuji on Nature: Japanese Philosophy in the Wake of Heidegger
Author: David W. Johnson (Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston College)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publisher URL: http://www.nupress.northwestern.edu/content/watsuji-nature (a brief description of the book can be found here)
The publisher also shared the information that you can order the paperback edition of Watsuji on Nature at a 25% discount at nupress.northwestern.edu using the code NUP19 at checkout.
The International e-Journal of the Philosophical Association of Japan, Tetsugaku, calls for papers for Tetsugaku Vol.4, 2020 Special Issue : “Analytic Asian Philosophy”
For more information see the website: http://philosophy-japan.org/news/international-journal/
The purpose of the Asian Philosophical Texts series is to publish critical translations of primary sources in Asian philosophical traditions, along with edited volumes or monographs dealing with the philosophical issues of translating them into western languages. By making primary sources of Asian philosophies available to the wider audience in western academia and beyond, this series will offer readers access to diverse intellectual sources written by a broad range of thinkers from various historical periods and intellectual traditions, including the Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, among others. The translations, accompanied by critical essays, will shed light on major philosophical movements such as Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others, thereby providing readers with the most comprehensive picture of the multilayered development of intellectual traditions in Asia. Each text will be accompanied by a substantive introduction, critical notes, and a selective bibliography. Through the series, the editors, in collaboration with leading scholars in the field of comparative and Asian philosophy, aim to represent both the classical heritage and modern developments of the diverse and rich Asian intellectual traditions.
One-Year Adjunct Assistant Professor Position in Chinese Philosophy at Vassar College, 2019-2020 FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY!! Continue reading →
The International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP) is going to have its first international conference as follows:
Date: December 14-15, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Surugadai Campus, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan (http://www.meiji.ac.jp/cip/english/about/campus/index.html)
Theme: East Asian Philosophy: Past, Present and Future
International Association for Japanese Philosophy 2019 International Conference: “Kyoto School, Tokyo School, and Beyond”
Venue: East-West Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Organizer: International Association for Japanese Philosophy (IAJP)
Co-organizer: Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai‘i
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Michiko Yusa, (ed.), The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2017, 391pp., $158.40, ISBN 9781474232692.
Reviewed by John A. Tucker, East Carolina University
This book is a valuable contribution to the rapidly growing field of Japanese philosophy. A nicely produced anthology, it includes a thoughtful introduction by the editor, Michiko Yusa, fourteen erudite essays subdivided into five sections, plus a convenient summary of the essays, notes on the contributors, an account of abbreviations and conventions, an appendix including two essays by Nishida Kitarō, a timeline with dates for the thinkers discussed, an index of Japanese texts cited, and a more traditional index, including kanji, of names and terms mentioned in the anthology. Overall, the scholarly apparatuses included make this volume an extraordinarily well-organized and helpful resource for those conducting scholarly explorations of Japanese philosophy.
The 4th European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP) Conference at University of Hildesheim , Germany (Sept 5–8 2018)
Übergänge – Transitions – 移り渉り: Crossing the Boundaries in Japanese Philosophy
We encourage applicants to send in proposals for individual presentations or group proposals of 3 presenters to collaborate on a panel together. Papers dealing with the conference theme “Übergänge – Transitions – 移り渉り” are particularly welcome, but papers on other aspects related to Comparative & Japanese Philosophy will also be considered.
It is not necessary to adjust your presentation to the general theme in a very strict manner – we want to use the topic in a thought provoking rather than restrictive way! Please feel free to interpret the theme creatively. It is more important that you can give your presentation on a topic you are interested in than adjusting it to the general theme.
Deadline: April 30, 2018 (Abstract 250-500 words with 5–10 keywords & CV)
Conference Languages: English, German and Japanese
For more info: https://enojp4.wordpress.com/