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ISCWP January 2024 Newsletter

The ISCWP Board of Directors is pleased to share the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy Newsletter Vol 22 (January 2024).  The newsletter is attached to this email.

The editorial team of ISCWP Newsletter:
the 2023-2026 Board of Directors
SUN Wei, President
LUO Shirong, Vice President
DAI Yuanfang, Secretary-Treasurer

New ISCWP Website

The board of the The International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy writes with news that they have established a new website:

The ISCWP’s new website has been established at <> especially for the Society’s relevant info since mid 2023; though website-builder service etc. are at a reasonable cost, the new website goes with better resources and technical support; the previous (free) website of the ISCWP at <> is unable to be updated due to some technical reasons, although it is still available for the Society’s relevant info before 2023. Among others, for ISCWP Newsletters from volume 1 (January 2003 ) through volume 21 (January 2023), see the previous ISCWP website <>.

ISCWP Announcement

From Alexus McLeod:

Dear ISCWP Members,

Our vote has concluded, with the result that Shirong Luo has been elected ISCWP Vice President, and Yuanfang Dai elected as Secretary-Treasurer, for the 2023-2026 term. Thank you to all of the members for your continued support of the ISCWP, and for helping with the election and smooth transition of the new Board of Directors. And congratulations to Dr. Luo and Dr. Dai on their elections.

I now hand over leadership of the ISCWP to its new President, Dr. Sun Wei. I wish him all success in continuing to advance the important comparative project of the ISCWP, and using it to move our field forward. Godspeed!

All the best,

Alexus McLeod
Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University
Past President of ISCWP (2020-2023)

2022 Fu Foundation Asian Philosophy Essay Award Announcement

The 22nd International Conference on Chinese Philosophy received a total of 57 papers for the Fu Foundation Asian Philosophy Essay Contest and three papers were chosen from them as award recipients. The Fu Foundation award a prize of $2000 to each winner, but there will no longer need travel fees as they will be presented at the ISCP’s online conference on June 27- June 1st  Read below to learn more about the winners and their papers.

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Launch of ISEAP Youtube Channel

Fion Wu is happy to announce the launch of the International Society of East Asian Philosophy’s Youtube channel. It is a non-profit academic consortium that promotes global intellectual exchanges on East Asian philosophy. The ISEAP aims at opening up the philosophical potential embedded in East Asia, including the interplay with Western and non-Western philosophy. On the page, you can find some presentations of the ISEAP 2021 Conference and they hope to have a 2022 conference in person this year! The channel is fairly new and appreciates any support that can be offered!

New ACPA Board

The new board of officers for the Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) has been elected by the ACPA membership.
For 2022 and 2023, the ACPA officers will be:

ACPA President (2022, 2023):
Dr. Jing Hu
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Concordia University
Montreal, Canada

ACPA Vice-President (2022, 2023):
Dr. Mercedes Valmisa Oviedo
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

ACPA Secretary/Treasurer (2022, 2023):
Dr. Jennifer Wang
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC Canada


New ISCP Officers

Last week Ann Pang-White, executive director of the ISCP, wrote to members about the results of their recent election; congratulations to the new officers!

I am delighted to report that the ISCP election has concluded, and the election result has enthusiastically endorsed:

Dr. Lisa Raphals for President (2-year term, 2022-2023)
Dr. Jana Rošker for Vice President (2-year term, 2022-2023)
Dr. Mathew Foust for Secretary (5-year term, 2022-2026)
Dr. Yuanfang Dai (5-year term, 2022-2026) for Treasurer

In accordance with the ISCP Constitution, Article 4, Section 3, and established practice, their terms will begin on January 1, 2022.

Please join me in congratulating our newly elected officers.

I also would like to take this opportunity to thank our candidates for their willingness to serve as well as the good work of the nominating-election committee (Drs. Stephen Angle, Bob Neville, and Karyn Lai).  Moreover, a heart-felt thank-you to our acting secretary Dr. Xiaomei Yang and our acting treasurer Dr. Xinyan Jiang for their diligent good work in the past 20 months.

It is indeed a season that we have much to give thanks for. Wish you all a very blessed holiday season.


Ann A. Pang-White, Ph. D.
Executive Director, International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy Department & Director of Asian Studies Program
Loyola Science Center 561, The University of Scranton, 800 Linden St., Scranton, PA 18510, USA