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.
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.
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 “Graduate Programs at Indiana 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.
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 http://www.summer.ceu.hu/religion-2013, including information on financial support. Application deadline: 15 February, 2013.
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.
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 http://cohass.ntu.edu.sg/Research/Pages/PostdoctoralFellowships2013.aspx or contact Chenyang Li at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 RTAmes@hawaii.edu.
For more information see: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/node/21684 and scroll down to “University of Tokyo-University of Hawaii Summer Residential Institute in Comparative Philosophy.”
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 “Nishan Summer Institute”
Fudan University has successfully launched its English-language Chinese philosophy programs (a one-year Visiting Student program, and a two-year M.A. program) this fall, and is now offering information for those who want to learn more about applying to begin in Fall 2012. Please see this poster for the basic information, and this document with further details. Anyone who has experience with the programs, please let us know in the comments!
With applications for graduate programs due in the next couple of months I thought I’d briefly announce the development of a new program in Chinese thought at Indiana University. I’ve posted a brief description below, but more information can be found at this website (http://www.indiana.edu/~relstud/grad/tracks.shtml#chinesethought). With two faculty in the department working on Confucian thought, and good support from strong departments of Philosophy and East Asian Languages and Cultures, we hope to provide a solid option for those looking to do graduate work in Chinese philosophy within the context of a religious studies department.
This field trains students to produce original research on Chinese philosophical and religious thought. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach effectively about the religious traditions of East Asia. Students in this field learn to interpret the texts of early China in light of the various disciplines involved in the comparative study of religion, including philosophy, history, philology, and anthropology. While students will gain a broad knowledge of Chinese texts, the current focus of this field is the early period of Confucianism (roughly the 6th century BCE through the 3rd century CE). However, concentrating on another time period is possible, depending on previous student training.
In response to a few emailed queries from students about where they might go, or transfer, to study Chinese philosophy at the undergraduate level in the U.S. I wrote the following, really off the top of my head. But as I was writing it, it occurred to me that it might be good to collect a more comprehensive list and create a separate reference page on the blog for it in the near future. So, please look at the list and see what or who is missing from the list — the list is, as I’ve said, off the top of my head. This is a list specifically of “Philosophy” or “Philosophy and Religion” departments in the U.S. I know there are people in other departments teaching undergraduate Chinese philosophy courses. They should be included too, but I’ll need to know what departments they teach in at their institutions. Also, for the purposes of this list, it will make sense only to include places with relatively permanent faculty teaching Chinese philosophy who are actively doing research related to it, as far as you know.
The M.A. and Visiting Student Programs were finally approved by Fudan University, and the application materials are available now. The programs are aimed to offer opportunities to students who wish to study Chinese philosophy but are not yet able to master the Chinese language. Various types of scholarships will be available. In particular, I will personally help to attract funding and to find part-time-job opportunities for students who will enroll in these programs.