CFP: Journal of Chinese Humanities

Dear Colleagues:

You are invited to submit papers for inclusion in future issues of the Journal of Chinese Humanities (ISSN 2352-1333 / E-ISSN 2352-1341). We are Scotus indexed English Language publication focused on Chinese philosophy, history, and literature. You can find previous issues on Brill HERE.

Papers will receive special consideration if they pertain to one or more of the following themes; Moism (墨家) , Han Dynasty Fu (賦) Literature, Yuan Poetry (元曲), and comparative documentology/philology.

You will need to indicate your intention to submit by email with the title of the paper, authors/translators, and a brief abstract.

Please submit your papers to:

Patrick C. Turk
Marketing Editor
Email: Patrick@journalofchinesehumanities.com

JOCH web address: http://www.journalofchinesehumanities.com

ICSAT Lecture Series on Early Chinese Classics

The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSAT) at Renmin University of China is dedicated to the study of ancient textuality in a global context. Since its founding in 2017, ICSAT has held annual international conferences, workshops, and seminars on various topics. During the Spring semester of 2021, due to COVID-19, these activities will be replaced by a sequence of four lecture series―each of eight individual lectures―on the textual culture of early China. The four distinguished speakers will present their latest research together with introductions to Sinological scholarship.
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Sungmoon Kim at Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday, March 5, from 7-8:30 pm EST, over Zoom. The speaker will be Professor Kim Sungmoon of the City University of Hong Kong. Prof. Kim’s title and abstract are below. The Zoom session can be accessed here. If you have questions, contact the new rapporteur at neb2134@columbia.edu any time.
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Guo Qiyong: The Humanistic Spirit of Universities is Being Lost with Each Passing Day

Guo Qiyong, Dean of School of Chinese Classics at Wuhan University and eminent authority on Chinese philosophy, recently published a scathing critique of the Chinese education system titled “The Humanistic Spirit of Universities is Being Lost with Each Passing Day.” Guo identifies three trends that harm humanities education:

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NAPTS Bulletin: Confucianism and Tillich’s Protestant Principle

A paper by Lawrence Whitney about Paul Tillich’s “Protestant Principle” as it registers in Confucianism was published in the Bulletin of the North American Paul Tillich Society with responses by Bin Song and Heup Young Kim, and then Whitney’s response to the respondents. See here: https://www.academia.edu/45160997/Confucianism_and_Tillich_s_Protestant_Principle?source=swp_share

New Book: Asian Religious Responses to Darwinism

The following volume edited by Professor Mackenzie Brown concerns the interactions of Asian religious and philosophical traditions with evolutionary theories. 
Brown, Mackenzie (Ed). Asian Religious Responses to Darwinism—Evolutionary Theories in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and East Asian Cultural Contexts (Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures). Cham: Springer, 2020.

Research project on the Sociology of modern Confucian philosophy

We would like to bring to your attention a research project on the Sociology of modern Confucian philosophy based at the Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel (Switzerland). The research group, one of the largest specialized in the study of modern Confucianism outside East Asia, seeks to provide new perspectives on modern Confucianism by deploying sociological approaches for philosophical aims. The group is composed of Ralph Weber, Philippe Major, Yim Fong Chan, and Milan Matthiesen. More information about the research project can be found at the following address: https://europa.unibas.ch/en/research/european-global-knowledge-production/the-exterior-of-philosophy/.

The research group would like to hear from researchers who share similar interests. Those interested in sharing their research or in finding more about the project are invited to write to Philippe Major at philippe.major@unibas.ch.

An Update from Edward Slingerland

Edward Slingerland writes:

” I’ve moved to the Philosophy department at UBC and am hoping to introduce a course on virtue ethics, I’d like to read all the standard Western theory (Murdoch, MacIntyre, etc.), do a little Aristotle, but also spend time on the early China Confucians. Does anyone teach anything like this? Looking to steal some ideas from other peoples’ syllabi… If so, please email me at edward.slingerland@gmail.com.”