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

CFP: Political Pluralism in Greater China – 大中华的政治多元化

Here is a call for papers for a workshop on “Political Pluralism in Greater China – 大中华的政治多元化,” to be held in July 2019 at the University of Lucerne, organized by Philipp Renninger (Lucerne) and Ewan Smith (Oxford).

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Hong Kong, Politics, Taiwan | no comments

NYT on C. C. Tsai’s Comics / Bruya’s Translations available from PUP

The New York Times recently published an interview with C. C. Tsai, who has written and illustrated wonderful cartoon versions of the Art of War and the Analects (among others). Brian Bruya’s translated versions of both of these texts are now available from Princeton University Press.

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Analects, Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New Book: The Nivison Annals

David S. Nivison,  The Nivison Annals: Selected Works of David S. Nivison on Early Chinese Chronology, Astronomy, and Historiography was just published by DeGruyter. It includes 23 of David Nivison’s last unpublished essays (669 pages in total), and is available for free.

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Sassmann Reviews Chandler, Expressing the Heart’s Intent: Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics

In the Journal of East Asian Studies 18:2, Manuel Sassmann reviews Marthe Atwater Chandler, Expressing the Heart’s Intent: Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017). See here.

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Aesthetics, Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

1000wordphilosophy.com on Social Order

From Nathan Nobis: The site “1000-word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology” has a piece on social order and the early Chinese concepts that shaped thinking about it, here.

July 12, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Social Order | no comments

Cokelet Reviews Bommarito, Inner Virtue

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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Nicolas Bommarito, Inner Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2017, 208pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190673383.

Reviewed by Bradford Cokelet, University of Kansas

This clear, engaging book proposes a manifest care account of inner virtue and vice — an account explaining when and why inner states such as pleasure, pain, envy, and gratitude make us better or worse people. As far as I know, this is the only contemporary book devoted to the topic of inner virtue, and Bommarito admirably establishes it as an important and interesting one. In addition, it is worth noting that this book will appeal to non-philosophic and even non-academic audiences; the engaging style and numerous entertaining examples will make it easy and fun for readers to think about various inner virtues and join the search for a general account.

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July 11, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism | one comment

ToC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2 has been published; you can freely download the contents from July 1st to July 30th. Read on! Continue reading “ToC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13:2”

July 7, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

New Book: Confucianism Reconsidered

SUNY has published Xiufeng Liu and We Ma, eds., Confucianism Reconsidered: Insights for American and Chinese Education in the Twenty-First Century. For more information, see below.

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July 3, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism | no comments

Paperback of Between History and Philosophy now available

The book Between History and Philosophy: Anecdotes in Early China is now available in affordable paperback ($31.95 at Amazon). The hardcover is also greatly reduced in price ($51.67 new at Amazon). More info:

July 3, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Using “Reacting to the Past” to teach Neo-Confucian politics

I have made another post over at Neo-Confucianism.com, this time describing how I used the role-playing pedagogy “Reacting to the Past” in my recent course on Neo-Confucianism. It was great fun, and I encourage you to check it out!

June 29, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism, Pedagogy, Politics | no comments

TOC: JCP 43, 3-4

Journal of Chinese Philosophy Volume 43, Issue 3-4
Pages: 173-348
September-December 2016

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June 28, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

New Book: Makeham, ed., The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought

I’m very happy to announce the publication of John Makeham, ed., The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought (Oxford). This is the culmination of a multi-year collaborative project that it was my good fortune to be a part of; I am very grateful to John and to the group for the opportunity. Details from Oxford are here and from Amazon are here, and I’ll add some brief information below.

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June 28, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Neo-Confucianism, Zhu Xi | one comment

Teaching The Yi Jing (I Ching) in a Course on Neo-Confucianism

Over at Neo-Confucianism.com, which is the companion website for Justin Tiwald and my book Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction, I have posted some reflections on how I taught the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) in the context of my recent course on Neo-Confucianism. We even performed a divination! Take a look, and comments/questions either there or here are most welcome.

June 27, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism, Pedagogy | 2 comments

Joint Berggruen/PKU Research Center Announced

The Berggruen Institute and Peking University have announced a new hub for research and dialogue on global transformations affecting humanity; see here.

June 19, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CUHK Visiting Programs Open for Application

The Visiting Programs organized by the Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong are open for application.

Overview:

In order to promote exchanges with scholars from around the world, the Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture has established several exchange programs to provide financial assistance for visiting scholars to conduct research and participate in academic activities organized by the Centre.

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June 19, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Hong Kong, Opportunities | 2 comments

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