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

May 31, 2018
by Steve Angle
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Three articles on contemporary Chinese political thinking

Three significant articles, all open access, on contemporary Chinese political thinking. “Research dialogues on the intellectual public sphere in China (Part I),” Guest edited by Timothy Cheek, David Ownby, and Joshua Fogel. China Information Volume 32, Issue 1, March 2018 Mapping the intellectual … Continue reading

February 15, 2018
by Steve Angle
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“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 … Continue reading

December 5, 2017
by Steve Angle
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Van Norden on the Confucian Roots of Xi Jinping’s Thought

A couple weeks ago, Bryan Van Norden published “The Confucian roots of Xi Jinping’s policies” in The Straits Times (Singapore); a Chinese translation was also subsequently published. The essay begins: Commentators have been quick to observe that the recent Chinese … Continue reading

March 22, 2017
by Steve Angle
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Co-Authored Essay “In Defense of Hierarchy” at Aeon

A new essay called “In Defense of Hierarchy,” the joint responsibility of several of us but largely written by Julian Baggini, has been published at Aeon. It is the fruit of discussions at a conference sponsored by the Berggruen Philosophy … Continue reading

March 7, 2017
by Steve Angle
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Perkins Reviews Harris, The Shenzi Fragments

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2017.03.05 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews Eirik Lang Harris, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation, Columbia University Press, 2016, 173pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231177665. Reviewed by Franklin Perkins, University of … Continue reading

September 25, 2016
by Steve Angle
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New Book: Harris, Shenzi Fragments

Columbia University Press has also published Eirik Harris’s outstanding study of the Shenzi fragments — congratulations, Eirik! Eirik Lang Harris, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation (Columbia University Press, 2016) Read on for details on the book, as … Continue reading

May 27, 2016
by Bill Haines
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The meaning of Analects 2.21

Someone said to Confucius, “Master, why don’t you engage in government?” The Master said, “The Book of Documents says, ‘Filial! But be filial, and a friend to your brothers, thus contributing to government.’ Why then do that other kind of … Continue reading

April 25, 2016
by Steve Angle
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Sungmoon Kim, Public Reason Confucianism now available

Sungmoon Kim’s new book, Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia (Cambridge, 2016) has just been published. Congratulations, Sungmoon! Here are links to the CUP website and Amazon. Cambridge has also made available a form that anyone can use … Continue reading

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