Warp, Weft, and Way

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

NECCT 2014 Schedule

Here is the tentative schedule for the conference. Each paper is strictly limited to 20 minutes, leaving 40 minutes for discussion of each pair of papers (60 minutes in sessions with three speakers). For general information about the conference, see the home page.

2014 Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought, Central Connecticut State University

Saturday, November 8, 2014

8:00am: Coffee/tea/juice and light breakfast available

9:00am: Panel 1: Ages and Impulses in Chinese History
Chair: Thomas Radice (Southern Connecticut State University)
Speaker 1: Michael Harrington (Duquesne University), “Li Ao and the Question of a Chinese Middle Ages”
Speaker 2: Peter Zarrow (University of Connecticut), “The Utopian Impulse in Modern China”

10:20am: Break

10:40am: Panel 2: Confucian Philosophy of Religion
Chair: Xiaomei Yang (Southern Connecticut State University)
Speaker 1: Bin Song (Boston University), “Confucian Sacred Canopy in Yijing
Speaker 2: Chi-keung Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong), “On Theories of Evil in Confucianism”

12:00pm: Lunch (box lunches available for all speakers and pre-registered attendees)

1:30pm: Panel 3: The Philosophy of Zhu Xi
Chair: Theresa Lee (University of Guelph)
Speaker 1: Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University) and Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University), “The Three-Level Structure of Zhu Xi’s Epistemology”
Speaker 2: Ari Borell (Modern Language Association International Bibliography), “Zhu Xi’s Critique of Adulterated Learning: An Historical Perspective”
Speaker 3: Shuhong Zheng (King’s College London), “A Critical Study of Zhu Xi’s Da Xue Huo Wen (Q&A Concerning the Great Learning)”

3:30pm: Break

3:50pm: Panel 2: Clarifying Concepts: Qi 氣 and Zheng
Chair: Cameron Brewer (Central Connecticut State University)
Speaker 1: Paul Goldin (University of Pennsylvania), “What is Qi 氣 and Why Is It a Good Idea?”
Speaker 2: Joshua Mason (Kennesaw State University), “Adjusting Zheng 正”

5:10pm: Break

5:30pm: NECCT Business Meeting

6:00pm – 8:30pm: Dinner for speakers and pre-registered attendees (Connecticut Room, Memorial Hall)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

8:00am: Coffee/tea/juice and light breakfast available

9:00am: Panel 5: The Philosophy of Mencius
Chair: Mathew A. Foust (Central Connecticut State University)
Speaker 1: A. Taeko Brooks (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), “Confucius Tradition in the Mencius
Speaker 2: E. Bruce Brooks (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), “Mencius as a Public Philosopher”

10:20am: Break

10:40am: Panel 6: Confucian Thought and Gender
Chair: Ellen Neskar (Sarah Lawrence College)
Speaker 1: Hwa Yeong Wang (Binghamton University), “Endeavor to Create Confucian Patriarchal Society: Ritual and 17th Century Korea”
Speaker 2: Andrew Lambert (Western New England University), “Early Confucian Thought and Care Ethics: An Amicable Split?”

12:00pm: Lunch (box lunches available for all speakers and pre-registered attendees)

1:30pm: Panel 7: Ethics and Expression
Chair: Irena Cronin (University of California-Los Angeles)
Speaker 1: Pengbo Liu (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), “Xunzi as a Meta-ethical Constructivist”
Speaker 2: Hagop Sarkissian (CUNY-Baruch College), “A Noble Burden: Leadership and Moral Sway in Classical Confucianism”
Speaker 3: David Elstein (SUNY-New Paltz), “The Possibility of a Ruist Doctrine of Free Expression”

3:30pm: End

The conference organizers are grateful for the generous support of:

Confucius Institute, Central Connecticut State University
U.S.-China Center, Board of Regents of Higher Education
Office of Academic Affairs, CCSU
Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, CCSU
Department of Philosophy, CCSU

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