CFP: 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 12)

The 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 12) plans to host panels and roundtable discussions, craft exhibitions, an Asian film festival and a book fair in Kyoto, Japan.  The events will take place in Kyoto Seika University from August 24-27, 2021.

The suggested submissions are individual abstracts, panels, roundtables, book presentations, PhD dissertation presentations, documentaries, though one may appeal for a different proposal format. The special focus of ICAS 12 is Crafting a Global Future, but proposals for ICAS 12 may involve topics from all Asian Studies disciplines in the broadest possible sense. Topics may include, among others: Arts; Economy, Development and Urbanization; Education and Knowledge; Environment and Climate Change; Gender and Diversity; Heritage and Culture; History; Language and Literature; Media and Digital Age; Migration and Diasporas; Politics and International Relations; Philosophy, Religions and Beliefs; Society and Identity.

Call for proposals – deadline: 1 October 2020

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CFP: ISCP 22nd Biennial International Conference

Below is information from the ISCP regarding the 22nd International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP):

Dear friends and colleagues of ISCP,
We are pleased to announce the “call for papers” for the 22nd International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP). This ISCP biennial international conference is to take place July 5-8, 2021, in Shanghai, China. The conference will be hosted by East China Normal University and our society’s president Guorong Yang. The languages of the conference are English and Chinese. Please pay special attention to the conference theme and the deadlines.
Members of ISCP will enjoy a substantial discount on the conference registration fee. To renew your membership, please visit https://iscp-online1.org/membership/
Moreover, with the generous support of the Fu Foundation, this year we will continue the tradition of “The Charles Wei-Hsun Fu Foundation-ISCP Essay Contest” that comes with a sizable cash prize. More details will be forthcoming.

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The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture welcomes submissions

News about the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture from its editor, P.J. Ivanhoe:

The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (http://jcpc.skku.edu/) is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes submissions of both articles and book reviews, including reviews of films, exhibitions, and internet resources. JCPC is the only peer-reviewed, English language journal dedicated exclusively to research concerning the history and contemporary relevance of Confucianism. The journal is cross-disciplinary in its outlook and presents work from philosophers, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, historians, theologians, political scientists as well as other disciplines. JCPC examines the historical, doctrinal, literary, social, and political developments that have formed contemporary versions of Confucianism for the purpose of interpreting and exploring Confucianism from a modern perspective. The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is indexed by the Korean Citation Index, the Bibliography of Asian Studies, and most recently, Atla Religion Database. It is under consideration by A&Hci and Scopus.

News from ISCP

Ann A. Pang-White, Executive Director of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP), writes:

Dear ISCP colleagues and friends,

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) and I are pleased to announce the following new appointments:

a. Deputy Executive Director in North America: Dr. Xinyan Jiang (Redlands University)
b. Deputy Executive Director in China: Dr. Yao Xinzhong (Renmin University of China)
c. Deputy Secretary: Dr. Mathew Foust (Central Connecticut State University)
d. APA Eastern Liaison: Dr. Jea Sophia Oh (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)

We are very grateful to these dedicated colleagues, who have agreed to take on additional responsibilities amid their already very busy schedules. Our new website has reflected these new appointments. Please visit: https://iscp-online1.org/ (please note that our new web address has a number 1 after the word online).

Please join me in congratulating our new appointees. We look forward to working with you in continuing the excellent tradition of international discourse of Chinese philosophy, Asian philosophy related to Chinese thought, and intercultural comparative philosophy.

With all the best wishes,

Ann A. Pang-White, Ph.D.
Executive Director, International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)

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CFP: ISCP at the 2021 APA Eastern

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two-panel sessions at the APA-Eastern convention in NYC from January 4–7 in 2021.

Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese or Comparative philosophy are welcome.
Your submission should include the following information:

1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation
4. Presenter’s e-mail address
5. Approximately 200-300 words Paper Abstract
6. Submission Deadline: June 25, 2020

Please send the submissions electronically to Dr. Jea Sophia Oh, ISCP Liaison to the APA Eastern Division Meeting, at: joh@wcupa.edu with “ISCP APA Eastern” in the subject line.

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New Book: Deparochializing Political Theory

Cambridge University Press has published Melissa Williams, ed.,
Deparochializing Political Theory — a terrific collection of essays. Here’s the editorial description:

In a world no longer centered on the West, what should political theory become? Although Western intellectual traditions continue to dominate academic journals and course syllabi in political theory, up-and-coming contributions of ‘comparative political theory’ are rapidly transforming the field. Deparochializing Political Theory creates a space for conversation amongst leading scholars who differ widely in their approaches to political theory. These scholars converge on the belief that we bear a collective responsibility to engage and support the transformation of political theory. In these exchanges, ‘deparochializing’ political theory emerges as an intellectual, educational and political practice that cuts across methodological approaches. Because it is also an intergenerational project, this book presses us to re-imagine our teaching and curriculum design. Bearing the marks of its beginnings in East Asia, Deparochializing Political Theory seeks to de-center Western thought and explore the evolving tasks of political theory in an age of global modernity.

More info is here, and the Table of Contents follows.

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APA Newsletter on Translating Chinese Philosophy

The latest APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies has been published and is available here. The contents:

From the Guest Editor
“The Timeliness of Translating Chinese Philosophy: An Introduction to the APA Newsletter Special Issue on Translating Chinese Philosophy,” Ben Hammer

Articles
“Preparing a New Sourcebook in Classical Confucian Philosophy,” Roger T. Ames

“The Impossibility of Literal Translation of Chinese Philosophical Texts into English,” Tian Chenshan

“Translating Today’s Chinese Masters,” Dimitra Amarantidou, Daniel Sarafinas, and Paul J. D’Ambrosio

“Three Thoughts on Translating Classical Chinese Philosophical Texts,” Edward L. Shaughnessy

“Introducing Premodern Text Translation: A New Field at the Crossroads of Sinology and Translation Studies,” Carl Gene Fordham