Chinese philosophy in the 2021-2022 Philosophical Gourmet Report

Once every few years, the Philosophical Gourmet Report publishes rankings of PhD programs in philosophy in the English-speaking world. It ranks programs “overall” and by areas of specialization. As one would hope for a report that aspires to be comprehensive and describe the current state of the field, one of those areas of specialization is Chinese philosophy.

You can find a general description of the methodology of the report here. As the member of the advisory board who took the lead in managing the Chinese philosophy area, and who wrote to the other assessors of Chinese philosophy to convene some joint deliberations about the process, I wanted to say a bit more about how we handled the Chinese philosophy section. Continue reading →

Info. session for Fudan’s English-based MA program in Chinese Philosophy and Tongdong Bai’s Talk

17:30, Friday (Jan. 7, Beijing Time), my colleague and I will first offer an overview of programs at our department for non-Chinese students (especially the English-Taught MA and Visiting Program in Chinese Philosophy ). Then, at 17:50 or so, I’ll give a mini-talk on Montesquieu’s claim that China was a despotic country, followed by the Q&A about the programs and my talk.

Zoom Meeting ID: 857 9375 7432

Password: 225850

CFP: Remapping the feminist global

We invite participants to this multi-location hybrid conference, ‘Remapping the feminist global’ co-convened by International Feminist Journal of Politics and Asian Center for Women’s Studies, Ewha Womans University.

Submission Date: 30 January 2022

Submission Type: Individual and co-authored papers, panels, roundtables, book launch proposals, and other creative proposals

Submission Method: Submit your 250-word abstracts by filling out the form here.

Please note: For panel or other multi-person submissions, you will need information of all your panelists/contributors including, individual contribution/paper abstracts, email addresses, location/institution information, and mode of participation

Notification Date: 19 February 2022

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English-based MA program in Chinese Philosophy at Fudan University

MA and Visiting Student Programs in Chinese Philosophy With Courses Offered in English, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

These programs are aimed to offer opportunities of learning Chinese and studying Chinese philosophy to overseas postgraduates or college juniors and seniors who have not yet been able to master the Chinese language. In addition to Chinese language classes, these programs offer courses on Chinese philosophy as well as other related courses in English at Fudan University. Fudan University is a leading institution of higher education in China, and is experienced with and renowned for educating overseas students. The School of Philosophy at Fudan is a top philosophy program in China. The university is located in Shanghai, the most dynamic city in China that belongs to a region that is rich in Chinese traditions and cultures. It has been 11 years since these programs were launched in 2011, and 112 students have been enrolled in either the M.A. program (87 students) and the visiting student program (18 students). They are from 37 countries (the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Australia, the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Russia, Israel, Turkey, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, and Gambia, with student from North America and Europe forming the majority of the student body), and many of them are top students in their classes, majoring in philosophy, classics, and/or East Asian or Chinese studies. The above facts make these programs simply the most successful of their kind (English-based post-graduate programs in Chinese philosophy) in mainland China.

M.A. Program: a two-year degree program, 36 credits (with 4 credits for 2 courses in Chinese Language) and a master thesis.
Visiting Student Program: a one-year program, 3-4 major courses, and 1-2 courses of Chinese, a certificate to be offered upon the completion.
Audit Program: individual-course-based program.

Tuition and Living Expenses: RMB 50,000 a year for tuition; on-campus housing: RMB 2,500 or so/month; meals at an on-campus dining facility: RMB 1,000 or so/month.

Scholarships and part-time jobs abundantly available.

Application Deadlines: March 19 (for scholarships) and May 1 (for admission).

For Further Information: and then click on “Master Program in Chinese Philosophy and Culture.pdf”
Or write to Mr. YU, Mingzhi (, Ms. PAN, Sisi (, and Prof. BAI, Tongdong

English-language MA in Chinese Philosophy, Religion, and Culture at Renmin University

The School of Philosophy at Renmin University of China has for several years offered a two-year M.A. program in Chinese Philosophy, Religion, and Culture (CPRC). All courses for this program (except Chinese language) are taught in English. It offers overseas students who are not proficient in Mandarin a valuable opportunity to study Chinese philosophy, religion, and culture whilst living in China. It also provides opportunities to study Chinese and experience intercultural communication with professors and classmates of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.

For more information, see the programs summary poster here, further information here, and the official website here.

For a list of specialists affiliated with the program, read on.

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On-line Conference — Chinese Political Thought: A Global Dialogue beyond Orientalism

I am happy to share with you the final program of the workshop “Chinese Political Thought: A Global Dialogue beyond Orientalism”, organized by the University of Naples L’Orientale and Tallinn University in cooperation with Eurics, which will take place on Zoom on January 20-21, 2022.

If you wish to register as audience, please fill this form:

FINAL PROGRAM (Central European Time), PDF version here: — and see below…

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Job Opening: Oxford, Associate Professorship of Classical Chinese and Medieval China

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Classical Chinese and Medieval China
Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Grade 30S: £48,114 – £64,605 p.a.

The Faculty of Oriental Studies and St. Anne’s College are recruiting an Associate Professor of Classical Chinese and Medieval China with outstanding research on China between the Han and Ming periods and a strong commitment to and experience in the teaching of Classical Chinese.

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