The editors are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 33 of the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC). JCPC is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes contributions of both articles and book reviews by qualified authors from around the world. This attached file contains the front matter, including a complete table of contents, of Volume 33. The complete volume will be available online at our web site: http://jcpc.skku.edu/.
Julie Lee Wei’s translation of Mou Zongsan’s Nineteen Lectures on Chinese Philosophy is again avilable on the web, at: www.nineteenlects.org.
Thomas Crone, Between Disaster, Punishment, and Blame: The Semantic Field of Guilt in Early Chinese Texts (Harrassowitz Verlag, 2020)
The concept of having done something wrong is an integral part of normative thinking and thus a human universal. With regard to the early Chinese world of ideas and the resulting Confucian value system, consensus has it that the normative forces of “shame” have played a particularly strong role in the conceptualization and assessments of wrongdoings.
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Amy Olberding, The Wrong of Rudeness: Learning Modern Civility from Ancient Chinese Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2019, 183pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190880965.
Reviewed by Andrew Lambert, City University of New York, College of Staten Island
Amy Olberding notes that this book is a response to increased polarization and conflict in civil life in the United States (ix). Besides political discourse, the problem of incivility or rudeness is found also in everyday social life — such as what to do when “Uncle Frank” makes offensive remarks about race, sexuality and immigration at the family Thanksgiving dinner (144). Olberding’s response is to turn to the Confucian tradition. The early Confucians’ commitment to civility can help us to re-think social relations, and arrive at an outlook that recognizes the difficulty of bridging gaps between us but also sustains a sense of solidarity.
Position: Tenure Track Professorship (career level I – Associate Professor)
Tallinn University, School of Humanities
Study Area: Asian Studies
Description: Chinese studies with a strong theoretical background in a subfield of social sciences or the humanities. The candidate will have an academic background that could (but does not need to) involve social or political anthropology, cultural history, studies of contemporary culture, human or political geography, history of ideas, philosophy, or political science.
More information is available here. Deadline for full consideration is March 10, 2020.
Tom Angier edited a successful collection in 2012 entitled Ethics: The Key Thinkers (Bloomsbury Academic). Bloomsbury now wants a second edition, and Tom is looking for a new chapter on
Chinese ethics, with a focus on a couple of seminal thinkers from the Chinese tradition(s).
You can find the original version here.
Tom would be looking at a first draft being submitted by spring 2021. If interested, please contact him directly.
Call for Papers: Confucianism: Comparisons and Controversies
Professors Eirik Harris (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Henrique Schneider (Nordakademie) are guest editing volume 8.2 of the Journal Culture and Dialogue (Brill).
The guest editors seek 7-10 papers of high quality on topics related to Chinese philosophy, particularly engaging with all different types of Confucianism. This can occur from a perspective rooted within Chinese philosophy as well as in a comparative approach. The guest editors seek to put together a diverse special issue covering Classical Confucianism as well as contemporary themes for an audience that includes non-specialists in Chinese philosophy.