CFP: Pacific North American Korean Philosophical Association San Francisco 2023

The North American Korean Philosophical Association is excited to issue a call for papers.  The topic/themes are open. Please feel free to propose your own topic or panel. Please send an abstract of about 250-300 words for your presentation. Panel submissions (including “Author-Meets-Critics” sessions) should include the topic, panelists and their affiliations, a summary of the proposed panel in 300-500 words, and an abstract for each of the papers (250–300 words for each paper)
Please submit individual abstracts and panel proposals to:
Deadline: October 15, 2022

ToC: The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture

The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is happy to announce the publication of Issue 38. This issue includes a Scholar’s Corner section by Eric Schwitzgebel, “Does the Heart Revolt at Evil? The Case of Racial Atrocities,” a set of six essays on a wide range of topics in Confucian philosophy and political theory, featuring contributions that are more historical in nature as well as those focused on the contemporary implications and applications of Confucian philosophy, and a Feature Book Review of Shaun O’Dwyer’s Confucianism’s Prospects: A Reassessment by Yutang Jin. Please click here to see the full volume online.

Xiang on Sinophobia

Shuchen Xiang (assistant professor of philosophy at Peking University) has just published “Sinophobia, American Imperialism, Disorder Without Responsibility” in Sartre Studies International. In light of the recent anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States, this paper asks the philosophical community to reflect on the relationship between racism and (American) imperialism as well as how this Sinophobia is symptomatic of an agent/community acting under “bad faith” who evades the more difficult problem of personal growth. The paper can be found here and can be downloaded here

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Changes at HKU

Some dramatic changes have taken place related to Chinese philosophy broadly construed; I have updated our page on Graduate Programs in Chinese Philosophy to reflect Ci Jiwei’s retirement and the numerous new arrivals, including Justin Tiwald and Daniel Bell.

If you know of any changes at other schools on the list — or schools that should be on the list, please let me know!

Zhao Tingyang lecture and series

The Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies at Universität Tübingen is sponsoring a series of four on-line lectures titled “Tianxia (and its critique).” All lectures take place online at 2 pm CEST (8 am U.S., 8 pm China):

22 Sep — Tingyang Zhao: “The maze of Tianxia–all-under-heaven”
20 Oct — Stephen Angle: “The Limits of Tianxia
17 Nov — Georg Stenger: tba
15 Dec — Aurélie Névot: “From tianxia to tianxia-ism”

All lectures will be available at: this zoom link.

Please contact the organizer, Dr. Niels Weidtmann, with any questions.

Online Lecture: What No One Laughs At Cannot Be Dao

The Coffee Time Talks on Chinese Thought series at Saint Louis University, sponsored by the Center for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, will be hosting a Zoom lecture by Professor Brook Ziporyn on Wednesday, September 21st from 10:00-11:30 AM CST. The lecture is titled “What No One Laughs At Cannot Be Dao: On What Kind of Garbage is the Dao?”.

Zoom ID: 984 9500 6071

Click here for the flyer.

New Book: Korean Women Philosophers

The Oxford University Press has recently published a translation and study Korean Women Philosophers and the Ideal of a Female Sage: Essential Writings of Im Yungjidang and Gang Jeongildang, edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe and Hwa Yeong Wang. This work introduces the lives and ideas of two female Korean Confucian philosophers from the Joseon Dynasty. This edited edition provides translation and analysis of the writings of these philosophers. The editors also add in compared and contrast the philosophers’ thoughts with that of western thinkers.

Symposium: Vattimo and Chinese Thought

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick is pleased to invite individuals to a one day symposium titled Weakening Strategies: Vattimo and Chinese Thought. The symposium aims to advance a comparative understanding of the concept of weakness with Vattimo’s philosophy. The event will take place on Friday, September 30th, in the auditorium of the Merce Rodoreda building of the Ciutadella Campus of Pompeu Fabra University (Ramon Fargas 2527, 08005 Barcelona). To sign up online or in person click here or email Max Lacertosa.

Click here for the flyer.

Book Symposium on Kim, Democracy after Virtue

A book symposium on Sungmoon Kim’s Democracy after Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy (OUP, 2019) has recently been published in the newest issue of The Good Society. Click here to see the last six articles. The contributors are Isak Tranvik, John Dryzek, Stephen Macedo, Brooke Ackerly, and Zhouyao Li.