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

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    • Federico Mina on Videos of Autumnal Sacrifice to Confucius (from 1998)

      Anyone knows what happens with the ox and the goat? They are burned so they can reach the Heaven? They get eaten by the attendants? By the nobles?
      Posted Aug 10, 2018
    • Paul R. Goldin on New entry on Xunzi in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

      I was told that they update their entries regularly, and Dan didn't want to revise his. I don't know more than that. I believe all former entries are saved on their archive site.
      Posted Aug 05, 2018
    • David Gordon on NYT on C. C. Tsai’s Comics / Bruya’s Translations available from PUP

      C. C. Tsai's comics illustrating "The Analects" had once been published in English as "Confucius Speaks" (1996, Doubleday). Brian Bruya was the translator in that case as well. The book went out of print in the US but a...
      Posted Aug 01, 2018
    • Joseph Harroff on Teaching The Yi Jing (I Ching) in a Course on Neo-Confucianism

      Thanks for sharing this Steve. These are a great set of resources. I was thinking of trying something similar this Fall with the Yijing. I like the idea of letting students practice divining before giving much in...
      Posted Jul 20, 2018
    • Bill Haines on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      I think there is a defeasible presumption that non-native speakers of English do not have English skills adequate for the task Paul had in mind: worthy commentary on a translation into English as such. That’s why I think it...
      Posted Jul 15, 2018
    • Tim Connolly on Cokelet Reviews Bommarito, Inner Virtue

      Looking forward to reading this one!
      Posted Jul 11, 2018
    • Paul R. Goldin on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      Bill, If you would read more carefully, you would see that I didn't use the word "outlandish" with reference to Dao. I used it with reference to YOUR fanciful (and, needless to say, totally false) theories as to my presumptions. Regrettably,...
      Posted Jul 09, 2018
    • Martin Kern on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      It doesn't matter what it says to you, Bill. It only matters what it actually says.
      Posted Jul 09, 2018
    • Bill Haines on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      Paul had closed with, for Dao, which calls itself “a journal of COMPARATIVE philosophy,” it verges on inexcusable. The effect is almost like peeping at discourse in a parallel universe. That seems to me to say that the effect, for which...
      Posted Jul 09, 2018
    • Martin Kern on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      I was briefly peeping in because Paul mentioned it to me. Bill ended with: "you seemed to say the outlandishness was an effect attributable to the fact that the participants are all non-native speakers." But Paul had not said a single...
      Posted Jul 08, 2018
    • Bill Haines on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      The reason I spoke of presumptions is that you seemed to say the outlandishness was an effect attributable to the fact that the participants are all non-native speakers.
      Posted Jul 08, 2018
    • Bill Haines on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      Hi Paul, Of course not. As for the rest - Only half of each of my questions was about a presumption. You seemed to be saying that the actual results in these two cases are outlandish. I'm...
      Posted Jul 08, 2018
    • Paul R. Goldin on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      Bill, I'm not making any of the outlandish presumptions that you're tossing up. I'm saying something pretty simple: Rule No. 1 of translation studies is that there has to be a native speaker of the target language (in this...
      Posted Jul 08, 2018
    • Bill Haines on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      From one curmudgeon to another: the problem sounds huge. Is the problem that non-native speakers presumably lack Western training in philosophy—or these do? Or that non-native speakers tend to make traditional false assumptions about e.g. authorship—or these do? Or...
      Posted Jul 08, 2018
    • Paul R. Goldin on Paperback of Ni, Understanding the Analects

      This comment will probably come across as curmudgeonly, but here goes. This year, two different journals (Dao 17.2 and Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13.2) have already devoted roundtable-style sections, with reactions by selected readers and then responses by Ni, to...
      Posted Jul 05, 2018
    • Steve Angle on Teaching The Yi Jing (I Ching) in a Course on Neo-Confucianism

      You're right that students will love it ... and check out my latest post, on Reacting to the Past. Lots of fun.
      Posted Jun 29, 2018
    • Larry Israel on Teaching The Yi Jing (I Ching) in a Course on Neo-Confucianism

      I've been postponing convincing my history department to adopt an 'intellectual history' course, because students will love it. Those syllabi at the website are really useful and a give me less of an excuse for postponing the task of prepping...
      Posted Jun 29, 2018
    • John Makeham on New Book: Makeham, ed., The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought

      Thanks Steve The following link is to a 30% promotional discount on the volume: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-buddhist-roots-of-zhu-xi-9780190878559?cc=us&lang=en&
      Posted Jun 28, 2018
    • Steve Angle on CUHK Visiting Programs Open for Application

      Thanks for pointing this out; I have found the application form and added a link.
      Posted Jun 21, 2018
    • Prof Shubhra Tripathi, India, Ex Chair Professor Shenzhen University, China on CUHK Visiting Programs Open for Application

      I could not find the link to the application form
      Posted Jun 21, 2018
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