Warp, Weft, and Way

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

July 22, 2018
by Steve Angle
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Using _Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction_ in class

I used Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction as the main textbook in a course on Neo-Confucianism this past semester. Student comments on the book (submitted anonymously as part of the teaching evaluation process) are available here. If any readers have used the book, … Continue reading

June 28, 2018
by Steve Angle
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New Book: Makeham, ed., The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought

I’m very happy to announce the publication of John Makeham, ed., The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought (Oxford). This is the culmination of a multi-year collaborative project that it was my good fortune to be a part of; I … Continue reading

June 27, 2018
by Steve Angle
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Teaching The Yi Jing (I Ching) in a Course on Neo-Confucianism

Over at Neo-Confucianism.com, which is the companion website for Justin Tiwald and my book Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction, I have posted some reflections on how I taught the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) in the context of my recent course on Neo-Confucianism. … Continue reading

May 7, 2018
by Steve Angle
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Weekly Articles of Interest (7 May 2018)

Only one article (outside of the standard journals) came to my attention this week: Hagop Sarkissian, “Neo-Confucianism, experimental philosophy and the trouble with intuitive methods,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2018). Abstract below and here; available for free download … Continue reading

December 23, 2017
by Steve Angle
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New Book: Song, trans., Ru Meditation: Gao Panlong (1562-1626 C.E)

Bin Song’s annotated translation of Gao Panlong (1562-1626 C.E)’s writings on Ruist (Confucian) meditative practice of quiet-sitting has been published. The book can be purchased at https://the-ru-store.com/products/ru-meditation-gao-panlong. Read on for the book’s description and reviews: 

October 20, 2017
by Steve Angle
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New Book: Choi, Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China

Oxford has published Mihwa Choi’s book, Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China. According to the Oxford website, it: Offers a new explanation of the 11th-century revival of Confucianism Examines the roles of debates on death rituals within court politics … Continue reading

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