The Oxford University Press has recently published a translation and study Korean Women Philosophers and the Ideal of a Female Sage: Essential Writings of Im Yungjidang and Gang Jeongildang, edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe and Hwa Yeong Wang. This work introduces the lives and ideas of two female Korean Confucian philosophers from the Joseon Dynasty. This edited edition provides translation and analysis of the writings of these philosophers. The editors also add in compared and contrast the philosophers’ thoughts with that of western thinkers.
Palgrave Macmillan has recently published a new book titled Emotions in Korean Philosophy and Religion edited by Edward Y. J. Chung and Jea Sophia Oh. The book is open to be freely download all together or in chapters as well! The book present thirteen articles on the fascinating topic of emotion in Korean Philosophy and religion. It not only gives background to emotions from both West and East disciplines but also offers insights into the diversity of Korean emotions. It discusses key Korean Confucian thinkers, debates and ideas to show the dynamics of these emotions.
Cambridge University Press has recently published a new book titled Im Yunjidang by Sungmoon Kim. This short book in the Cambridge Elements series, looks at Im Yunjidang, an 18th-century Korean female Neo-Confucian philosopher, and is freely available to access online for the next two weeks. The book attempts to bring a new perspective on the relation between Confucianism and feminism. It critically examines the philosophical thought of Im Yunjidang and presents her as a feminist thinker in the time period. It shows how Im Yunjidang was able to reformulate Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics of moral self-cultivation.
The North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA) is happy to announce the annual meetings in 2022 to be held in Omaha, NE, the US for three days (November 14th through the 16th), co-hosted by Creighton University and the University of Nebraska. For these meetings, the 2022 NAKPA invites papers dealing with any aspects of our experiences related to the change of the world and the changing world, and how Korean philosophy might help us understand the future. Abstracts should be sent to Halla Kim (250-300 words) and should include the title, author’s name, affiliation, and email contact information. Also, panel submissions are welcomed and include everything aforementioned in addition to panelists and their affiliations and abstracts for each of the papers. These should all be submitted by September 1st, 2022.
Jisoo Kim will offer an on-line lecture later this week: the title is “The Emotions of Justice: People’s Voices and their Petitioning Activity in Late Chosŏn Korea,” and it will be held at 10am Hong Kong time on Friday, 18 February. For more information and to register, see here.
Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy/Pour de nouveaux récits en histoire de la philosophie (ENN) Partnership is sponsoring an international online conference, Opening Discussions, that “aims to open discussions exploring the philosophies of…historically neglected figures and jumpstart efforts to retell the history of philosophy.” For a more complete description, please see:
One of the planned sessions focuses on the works of two Korean Women philosophers. This session is scheduled for March 4, from 12:30-2:30 pm PT (3:30-5:30 pm ET). For details please read on!
Rowman & Littlefield has published Edward Chung, The Great Synthesis of Wang Yangming Neo-Confucianism in Korea. The author adds that for those colleagues who would like to purchase it at the author’s discount (30%), its special promotion code is LEX30AUTH20. The table of contents follows.
Edward R. Canda’s new book, The Way of Humanity: Confucian Wisdom for an Opening World (Teachings of the Korean Philosopher, Haengchon), has been published by University of Kansas Libraries! See here for more information.
Sungkyunkwan University is offering a free online course called Introduction to Korean Philosophy. The course will be taught by So Jeong Park and it will commence on June 28, 2020 (soon!). For enrollment or more information about the course, visit the FutureLearn website here.
Hyoungchan Kim’s book, Korean Confucianism: The Philosophy and Politics of Toegye and Yulgok, has been published by Rowman & Littlefield. See here for more information.