Category Archives: Programs of Study

BNU Summer Philosophy program on Daoism

An announcement from Thomas Michael:

Beijing Normal University is again offering its Summer Philosophy program; this year, it is on the theme of Daoism. The program runs from July 10 to July 25, 2017, and the deadline for submitting application materials is April 23rd, 2017. Please see here for the brochure, here for the Facebook link and application, and read on for more information.

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2nd Greater China Chinese Studies Program

The 2nd Greater China Chinese Studies Program, organized by the Hong Kong-based Sinological Development Charitable Foundation, has been announced for this summer. Information is available on this pamphlet. The 4-week program takes place in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Beijing and covers a wide range of topics related to Chinese philosophy and culture. A limited number of participants are eligible for sponsorship, meaning that all costs save travel to/from Hong Kong will be covered.

Fudan English-Language Chinese Philosophy Programs

Here is information about the English-language programs in Chinese philosophy offered at Fudan University. We have had some discussion of them here before. and the feedback we’ve gathered has been consistently positive. I had an opportunity to give a lecture to some of the students in this program a year or so ago, and was impressed with the students! The application deadline and other information is below.

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Graduate Programs at Indiana University

With graduate school applications due in the next few months, I’d like to put a plug in for our MA and PhD programs here at Indiana University. In particular we are looking for students interested in early Confucian thought (roughly the 6th century BCE through the 3rd century CE). Continue reading →

Chinese Religion, Philosophy and Culture Program at Renmin University

Chinese Religion, Philosophy and Culture Program (CRPCP)

Renmin University of China (RUC)

Starting from 2012, the Chinese Religion, Philosophy and Culture Program (CRPCP) offers overseas students, who are not proficient in Chinese language, the opportunity to study Chinese Religion, philosophy and culture while living in China. CRPCP attracts students from all over the world and hopes to create a unique multidisciplinary and multinational environment in which diverse backgrounds and experiences will enhance rigorous academic study.

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Summer Study on (Comparative) Political Theory

This is a call for applications to the Summer University course on “Religion & Realism in Political Thought”, which will take place at Central European University, Budapest in July 2013. The course targets doctoral students, post-docs, and junior faculty. Candidates with Comparative Political Theory research topics are strongly encouraged to apply. Information is available at, including information on financial support. Application deadline: 15 February, 2013.

Summer Program for Undergraduates

We are pleased to announce a new program for undergraduate students at the Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute at the Nishan Birthplace of the Sage Academy in Shandong, China, July 6 to August 3, 2013.

This month-long training program will include classes in Chinese Philosophy, Modern Chinese History, Contemporary Chinese Society, and Chinese Language.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Philosophy

Announcement of Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Philosophy

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for the Academic Year 2013-4.

Area: Chinese philosophy in contemporary global context. Research can be in any area of Chinese philosophy but must explore not only its historical but also contemporary significance. Priority will be given to research proposals with a comparative or interdisciplinary perspective.

For more information, see or contact Chenyang Li at .

Summer Residential Institute in Japanese/Chinese Comparative Philosophy

The University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo are organizing this three-week institute (July 31 – August 17, 2012). Roger Ames is organizing and directing the program which also involves several of the University of Tokyo’s most popular teachers. The Institute is a combination of thematic lectures and close readings of core texts in Chinese and Japanese philosophy. The application deadline is tomorrow, March 1, 2012; if you are interested but cannot make that deadline, contact Roger Ames at

For more information see: and scroll down to “University of Tokyo-University of Hawaii Summer Residential Institute in Comparative Philosophy.”

Nishan Summer Institute

The Center for East-West Relations at Beijing Foreign Studies University sends the following announcement about their Second Annual Confucian Studies Summer Institute. FYI, after you explore a bit, you will find that there is a tuition of $3100 (USD) for the month-long program.


We are pleased to introduce the Second Annual Confucian Studies Summer Institute at the Nishan Birthplace of the Sage Academy in Shandong, China, June 9 to July 7, 2012.

This month-long training program for teachers of Chinese culture (and select graduate students) will be led by professors Roger T. Ames (University of Hawaii), Sor-hoon Tan (National University of Singapore) and Tian Chenshan (Beijing Foreign Studies University), with a special series of lectures by Henry Rosemont, Jr. (Brown University). Our time together will revolve around careful and critical readings of classical texts and contemporary commentaries, seminars, discussion groups, cultural events and activities, and a number of field trips. Continue reading →