Warp, Weft, and Way

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

Upcoming Deadline: CFP for Joint NECCT / MCCT

Reminder: The current deadline for abstract submission is January 20!


Northeast/Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought
April 27-29, 2018
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The sixth annual Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought and the 14th annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought will be holding their first ever joint conference from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 2018, at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, CT.

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January 16, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Crane Reviews Van Norden, etc.

Sam Crane has revved up his Useless Tree blog after a hiatus, with a review of Bryan Van Norden’s Taking Back Philosophy as well as posts on “Legal Exoneration: A Confucian Perspective,” “Mass Evictions in Beijing: What Would Mencius Do?” and “Thoughts on the Classic of Filial Respect 孝經 and Student Protest in Hong Kong.”

January 11, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Hong Kong | no comments

Jan 2018 ISCWP Newsletter

The January 2018 edition of the ISCWP Newsletter is available here, with news from various members and information about ISCWP-sponsored panels at the East APA.

January 11, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Organization News | no comments

Update on WCP Submissions

The XXIV World Congress of Philosophy will take place in Beijing this year (August 13-20, 2018). This should be an occasion to highlight aspects of Chinese philosophy. The deadline for sending in an abstract is February 1st (late deadline is April 1st).  Submissions should not exceed 1,800 words (or 3,000 characters for papers submitted in Chinese), and should be accompanied by a 200 words abstract (500 characters in Chinese). Submissions must be made through the World Congress website (here). Warp, Weft, and Way is simply passing on this information to you and does not handle submissions.

For more information on sections, topics, deadlines, etc., see   http://wcp2018.pku.edu.cn/yw/registration/index.htm. All proposals are welcome, especially in 9.III: Modern Chinese Philosophy.

January 9, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Zhao Hired by Whitman

Wenqing Zhao wrote to share the following, concerning a job that was advertised in “Asian Ethics” last year. Congratulations, Wenqing!

My name is Wenqing Zhao (赵文清). I received my PhD from City University of Hong Kong in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, I have served as the Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy at Duke University. I will start working at Whitman College as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure Track) in Spring 2018. My main areas of interests are Chinese Philosophy, Bioethics, and Moral Psychology.  

January 8, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening | one comment

Question about family and society in the Chinese philosophical tradition

Here are three different ideas:

  1. Having the right attitudes in my family relationships tends to give me the right attitudes in my political relationships.
  2. Where right family attitudes prevail in society, the right political attitudes tend also to prevail.
  3. Differences in family culture from region to region, or from time to time, tend to be accompanied by analogous differences in political culture.

Idea #2 is very abstract, and can be understood simply in terms of order versus disorder, or natural respect versus the lack of it.  Idea #3 contemplates a variety of kinds of stable order, and perhaps a variety of forms of government.

Where might idea #3 appear in the Chinese tradition?

January 6, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Filial piety, Ruism | 2 comments

Top 10 Issues of 2017 for Confucians in China

According to the 《儒家网》 (Confucian Web), here are the top 10 issues of interest to Confucians in 2017:

(一)儒学复兴进入“重建经学”新阶段

(二)传承发展传统文化上升到国家战略层面,中共十九大提出“坚定文化自信”

(三)“家与孝”讨论,凸显“人伦”的独特地位

(四)对“大陆新儒家”的评议继续深化,“新康有为主义”隐然成型

(五)敦和基金会探索国学领域机构发展模式,助力民间国学社会组织发展

(六)康晓光批判“公益商业化”,捍卫儒家公益之道

(七)阳明学不断升温,儒学已成为当代可供选择的思想资源

(八)学者持续倡议中国儒学学科建设,研究启动儒学教材编纂

(九)中伊开展文化学术交流,推进“儒伊对话”接续回儒传统

(十)孔子诞辰祭祀活动地域范围迅速扩大,祭礼仪式日益完善

This is just one opinion — the editorial staff of this website — but it gives a flavor for what some “mainland new Confucians” have been focused on. Lengthier descriptions of each issue follow below, and also at the original site.

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January 4, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Contemporary Confucianism | no comments

Li Maosen Lecture in Leipzig

Public Lecture: The Logic in Confucian Virtues

Prof. Li Maosen 李茂森 (Renmin University of China)

Place: Confucius Institute Leipzig, Otto-Schill.Str.1, 04109 Leipzig

Time: Monday, 8 January 2018, 6 pm

It is believed in the Confucian moral ideas that human needs should be properly satisfied in order to foster the growth and development of the individuals as well as the society. Continue reading “Li Maosen Lecture in Leipzig”

January 4, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Europe, Lecture, Virtue | no comments

Valmisa Hired by Gettysburgh

Mercedes Valmisa wrote to share the following information; I’d be happy to pass on similar news that anyone else has to share. Congratulations, Mercedes!

I have accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track) at Gettysburg College’s Philosophy Department to begin in the fall 2018. For the 2018-2019 academic year, I will be an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow, a program intended to support faculty who can introduce diversity in the curriculum.

I got a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Sevilla (Spain), a M.A. in Chinese Philosophy from National Taiwan University, and a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies (June 2017) from Princeton University. I’m both a sinologist and a philosopher, and I work at the intersection of Chinese Studies and Chinese Philosophy: using interdisciplinary methods and approaches to explore philosophical problems across the early corpus of Chinese texts, both received and excavated. I’m particularly interested in questions of agency, efficacy, uncertainty, control, and freedom.

January 4, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Profession | no comments

New Issue of 《当代儒学》

The latest issue of 《当代儒学》(Contemporary Confucianism) has been published, including a special section on “Liberal Confucianism.” The Table of Contents follows below.

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January 3, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Contemporary Confucianism, Journal News, Tables of Contents | no comments

New Book: Stapleton and Hon, eds., Confucianism for the Contemporary World

SUNY has published Confucianism for the Contemporary World: Global Order, Political Plurality, and Social Action, edited by Kristin Stapleton and Tze-ki Hon. More details are here and below.

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January 3, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Contemporary Confucianism, Politics | no comments

Bin Song on Ruist Same-Sex Marriage

Bin Song has published a new essay at Huffington Post called “Today Ruism (Confucianism) Can Unconditionally Support Same-Sex Marriage.” Discussion welcome!

January 3, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Gender | no comments

New ACPA Board Announced

The Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) has concluded its election for new Board members.  For 2018 and 2019, the ACPA officers will be: Continue reading “New ACPA Board Announced”

January 3, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Organization News | no comments

CFP for conference at HKU: “Contacts, Collusions, Conjunctions”

Deadline for abstracts is January 15.  More information here:

http://u.osu.edu/mclc/2018/01/03/contacts-collisions-conjunctions-cfp/

January 3, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference | no comments

English-based MA and visiting programs in Chinese philosophy at Fudan

Dear friends,

Thanks to your support, since it was launched in 2011, the MA and Visiting programs in Chinese philosophy (with courses taught in English) at Fudan have been extremely successful. 72 students have been enrolled in either the M.A. program (60 students) and the visiting student program (12 students). They are from all over the world, and many of them are top students in their classes, majoring in philosophy, classics, and/or East Asian or Chinese studies. Therefore, either in terms of the quantity or the quality of the students, the Fudan programs simply are the most successful of their kind (English-based post-graduate programs in Chinese philosophy) in mainland China. Continue reading “English-based MA and visiting programs in Chinese philosophy at Fudan”

December 25, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

Transcript of lecture on Progressive Confucianism and the Spousal Relation

The edited transcript of a lecture I gave last spring at Shandong University has been published in the 《山东大学报》(Journal of Shandong University). The title is “进步儒学和夫妇之伦.” Enjoy!

December 23, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Gender | no comments

New issue of JWP

The latest issue (vol. 2, no. 2) of the Journal of World Philosophies has been published, including a symposium called “Are Certain Knowledge Frameworks More Congenial to the Aims of Cross-Cultural Philosophy?” with Leigh Jenco, Steve Fuller, David H. Kim, Thaddeus Metz, Miljana Milojevic.

December 23, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Tables of Contents | no comments

CEACOP Annual Report Available

The annual report of the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (at the City University of Hong Kong)  is now available online.

December 23, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Hong Kong | no comments

New Book: Song, trans., Ru Meditation: Gao Panlong (1562-1626 C.E)

Bin Song’s annotated translation of Gao Panlong (1562-1626 C.E)’s writings on Ruist (Confucian) meditative practice of quiet-sitting has been published. The book can be purchased at https://the-ru-store.com/products/ru-meditation-gao-panlongRead on for the book’s description and reviews: 

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December 23, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Neo-Confucianism, Pedagogy, Translation | no comments

CFP: Breaking the Eurocentric Model in the Humanities

The Premodern Workshop Multi-disciplinary Spring Conference: Breaking the Eurocentric Model in the Humanities

Minneapolis, MN, April 13-14, 2018

Deadline: February 1, 2018

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December 13, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Van Norden Interview

Bryan Van Norden is interviewed about his new book Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto by Dan Kaufman. Some of the topics:

  • Just how Euro-centric are American philosophy departments, anyway?
  • Is racism baked into Western philosophy?
  • A brief account of Western dalliances with Eastern thought
  • Why new movements in philosophy must kill their ancestors
  • Why do philosophy departments stay white? Subtle self-selection, Bryan says
  • Is philistinism killing philosophy as a discipline?

December 13, 2017 Posted by | Academia, Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Submissions on Comparison solicited by JWP

From the Journal of World Philosophies Facebook page:

Professor Nathan Sivin (Pennsylvania) would like to engage with the journal’s readers on the topic ‘Why Some Comparisons Make More Difference than Others’. We invite readers to submit their own short takes on the topic via the OJS site by 15 January 2017. Together with Professor Sivin, the journal’s editorial team will select about 4 respondents on the basis of the submitted abstracts. Abstracts should not exceed more than 250 words. They should include a title, 5-8 keywords, and a short bio.

December 13, 2017 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Journal Related | no comments

Burik Reviews Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist philosophy in early twentieth-century German thought

Steven Burik’s review of Eric Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist philosophy in early twentieth-century German thought (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), has been published in the new journal Global Intellectual History.

December 10, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Two New Books

I here re-post information from Keith Knapp’s email list about two recent books: Chandler’s Expressing the Heart’s Intent and Cook & Luo’s Birth in Ancient China. Congratulations to all!

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | Aesthetics, Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Gender | no comments

ECNU’s English-Language MA and PhD Programs

From Paul D’Ambrosio:

East China Normal University’s English Language MA and PhD programs are up and running. Last year top students in English language graduate programs at ECNU were accepted to do their PhDs in the history department at McGill and in anthropology at Harvard. 

We currently have six spots open for next year. Each student is strongly encouraged to apply for the Chinese Scholarship Counsel scholarship, which awards free tuition, housing, and a 3,000rmb per month stipend. 100% of our English language (and Chinese language) foreign graduate students have been offered this scholarship to date.

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study | no comments

Eric Schliesser discusses Mozi on the State of Nature

Mozi fans will be interested in Eric Schliesser (a scholar of European philosophy) discussing Mozi on the state of nature.

December 9, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Mohism | one comment

Olberding on Tien

Amy Olberding’s scathing critique of David Tien’s continued role in the field of Chinese philosophy.

December 9, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Gender, Profession | 35 comments

Van Norden on the Confucian Roots of Xi Jinping’s Thought

A couple weeks ago, Bryan Van Norden published “The Confucian roots of Xi Jinping’s policies” in The Straits Times (Singapore); a Chinese translation was also subsequently published. The essay begins:

Commentators have been quick to observe that the recent Chinese Communist Party Congress guaranteed President Xi Jinping’s firm grip on power for years to come. However, few have noted the Confucian roots of Mr Xi’s world view.

Mr Xi himself has been very candid about his admiration for traditional Chinese thought and his view that Chinese socialism is consistent with it. As I point out in my recent book, Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto, Mr Xi’s appropriations of traditional Chinese thought are sometimes opportunistic. But the same can be said of the way many US politicians appeal to the Bible. In addition, there are at least four points on which Mr Xi is genuinely Confucian in spirit.

December 5, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Politics | 9 comments

Obryk Reviews Lan, Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric

From the Bryn Mawr Classical Review (Version at BMCR home site):

Haixia W. Lan, Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth: The Form and the Way. London; New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. 228. ISBN 978147287360. $149.95.

Reviewed by Matylda Amat Obryk, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf (matylda.amat.obryk@uni-duesseldorf.de)

Publisher’s Preview

In Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth. The Form and the Way, Haixia Lan (henceforth Lan), a specialist in the field of comparative rhetoric, follows the latest trend of comparing Aristotle’s and Confucius’ thought.1 Her objective is quite ambitious. The author wants to “to help foster better communication between East and West today”. To achieve this she challenges the view that Eastern and Western thought differ beyond comparison. She fights against stereotypical assumptions that e.g. Aristotle’s concept of essence (which Lan conflates with “truth”) is static and Confucius’ dao-the-way is decentered and therefore incompatible with inferential / discursive thinking (cf. p. 14).

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December 1, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Rhetoric | no comments

Two recently posted jobs

I’d like to call attention to two recently-posted jobs, at Seton Hill University and Washington University. I have also added them to the overall list I am maintaining.
Seton Hill University
Asian Philosophy, Logic, and Ethics
Washington College
Ancient Chinese philosophies
https://philjobs.org/job/show/9146

November 29, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study | one comment

Updates to graduate programs?

I plan on making some needed revisions to the blog’s page on English-language graduate programs in Chinese philosophy (e.g., Doug Berger has left SIU; Sonya Ozbey joined UM) in the next few days; if you notice anything that should be updated or added, please let me know in the comments or via email. Thanks!

November 29, 2017 Posted by | Graduate study | 2 comments

New Book: Manifestos for World Thought

Rowman & Littlefield has published Lucian Stone and Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, eds., Manifestos for World Thought. The publisher’s description:

This book brings together prominent scholars from varying disciplines to speculate on this obscure question and the many crossroads that face intellectuals in our contemporary era and its aftermath. The result is a collection of “manifestos” that contemplate a potential global future for thinking itself, venturing across some of the most marginalized sectors of East and West (with particular emphasis on the Middle Eastern and Islamicate) in order to dissect crucial issues of culture, society, philosophy, literature, art, religion, and politics. The book explores themes such as as universality, translation, modernity, language, history, identity, resistance, ecology, catastrophe, memory, and the body, offering a groundbreaking alignment of texts and ideas with far-reaching implications for our time and beyond.

More information (including a Table of Contents) is available here.

November 28, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory | no comments

ToC for Journal of Daoist Studies 11 (2018)

The latest issue of the Journal of Daoist Studies has been published. It can be ordered from http://threepinespress.com/, and the Table of Contents is below.

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November 28, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Daoism, Tables of Contents | one comment

Report on “Confucian Modernity: The Japanese Experience” Conference

Yi Chen has written a report on the recent “Confucian Modernity: The Japanese Experience” conference, sponsored by the World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures, in Kyoto, November 3-4 2017

November 27, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Confucianism | no comments

CFP: NECCT / MCCT

Northeast/Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought
April 27-29, 2018
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The sixth annual Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought and the 14th annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought will be holding their first ever joint conference from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 2018, at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, CT.

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November 27, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Crane on Xi Jinping and Classical Chinese Philosophy

Sam Crane has published an essay called “Philosopher King: The classical philosophy that Xi Jinping ignores” via the Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel. It opens:

In his first five-year term as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping regularly cited classical Chinese philosophy in order to bolster his image as a man of learning and virtue. In May 2014, he implied his own rectitude by invoking Confucius in Analects 15.1 at a meeting of young people: “The noble man considers righteousness essential.” Although we’ve been hearing more Marxism in connection to Xi’s name of late, there is good reason to believe he will continue to reach for a neo-traditionalist brand of political legitimation over the next five years. But his apparent erudition is selective….

November 26, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Politics | no comments

CFP: 2018 Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS

2018 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM ON CHINESE PHILOSOPHY

20-21 April 2018

Organized and Sponsored by Department of Religion and Philosophy and Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, Hong Kong Baptist University

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November 26, 2017 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore | no comments

Angle Reviews Eichman, Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship

My review of Jennifer Eichman’s outstanding A Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship: Spiritual Ambitions, Intellectual Debates, and Epistolary Connections (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016) has been published in Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. See here.

November 19, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New issue of Dao (16:4)

Dao 16:4 has been published; the table of contents is available here.

November 18, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Tables of Contents | no comments

Nagatomo reviews Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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J. Baird Callicott and James McRae (eds.), Japanese Environmental Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2017, 310pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190456320.

Reviewed by Shigenori Nagatomo, Temple University

J. Baird Callicott and James McRae have brought together fifteen scholars’ views on the relation of Japanese thought to modern environmental concerns.

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November 18, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Comparative philosophy, Environment, Japanese philosophy | no comments

New issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China

The latest issue of FPC is available, with a focus on “Contemporary Explorations of the Thought of Laozi.” Read on for the details.

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November 13, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Daoism, Laozi, Tables of Contents | no comments

Conference at Univ. of Macau

A conference on “Creating a Philosophy for the Future” will be held at the University of Macau from the 16th to the 18th of November. More information is on this poster, and the full program is here. Looks very rich!

November 13, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

New Book: Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto

Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto
Bryan W. Van Norden. Foreword by Jay L. Garfield
Columbia University Press

Are American colleges and universities failing their students by refusing to teach the philosophical traditions of China, India, Africa, and other non-Western cultures? This biting and provocative critique of American higher education says yes. Continue reading “New Book: Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto”

November 10, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 2 comments

Billmoria Reviews Shaw, Collected Writings

While largely devoted to Indian philosophy and thus tangential to the main concerns of the blog, the following review raises interesting questions about comparative philosophy….

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2017.11.08 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Jaysankar Lal Shaw, The Collected Writings of Jaysankar Lal Shaw: Indian Analytic and Anglophone Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2016, 502 pp., $176.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781474245050

Reviewed by Purushottama Bilimoria, University of California/Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

Jaysankar Lal Shaw is among the stalwarts of Indian and comparative philosophy, bringing to their treatment the tools of Anglo-American analytic philosophy.

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November 10, 2017 Posted by | Book Review, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Speaking Opportunity in New York City

Global Scholarly Publications is organizing a seminar on “Contemporary Global Conflicts and Crises: Historical Solutions shaped by cultural perspectives” on Dec. 1, 2017, from 4-9pm, and are interested in locating a participant with expertise in the PRC. For more information, please read on — and contact the person listed below for further information or if you are interested.

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November 9, 2017 Posted by | Opportunities | no comments

New Book: Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents

Palgrave Macmillan has published P. Steven Sangren, Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents. A work of anthropology, but it looks to have much to say to philosophers interested in issues related to filial piety. More information here.

November 9, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Filial piety | no comments

Australasian Philosophical Review: GER Lloyd on Analogy

Focus on Lloyd’s work on Analogy, China and Greece, including reviewed invited and unsolicited commentaries.

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rapr20/1/3?nav=tocList

November 9, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

What does the rise of China mean for western values? – Irish Times

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/what-does-the-rise-of-china-mean-for-western-values-1.3276600

November 9, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

History of Chinese Philosophy Podcast

Laszlo Montgomery at the China History Podcast is releasing a new 9-part series on the “History of Chinese Philosophy.” Episode one is available here. Check it out — it is very engaging.

November 8, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New APA Newsletters

The Fall 2017 issues of the various APA Newsletters have been published on-line, including the APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies, the Table of Contents of which I post below.

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November 7, 2017 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Asian Philosophy, Asian-American Philosophy, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Wuhan University English-language MA program

Here is the latest information on Wuhan University’s English-language MA program in Chinese philosophy. Yong Li, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean, notes that every admitted student will have full scholarship to cover tuition, room, and a generous stipend. See this brochure or this website.

November 5, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Graduate study | no comments

Bin Song on Ruism and Asian America

Bin Song will be delivering a lecture called “Cultural Root of Asian Americans, if Needed” at Boston University on November 11. More information is here.

November 5, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Lecture | no comments

Jobs at National Taiwan University

Three positions in philosophy, one specifically on Pre-Qin Confucian Philosophy, are being advertised at National Taiwan University. Note that successful applicants must be prepared to teach in Mandarin. More more information, read on or see here.

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November 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening, Taiwan | no comments

Overview of Jobs, 2017

Last year (2016) there was a sudden, dramatic increase in the number of tenure-track jobs aimed at least in part at Chinese, Asian, Non-Western, or Comparative Philosophy. Was it the beginning of a trend, or a blip? A review of this year’s offerings suggests that a real change may be taking place. I list here 20 positions that have been advertised for the current job season — approximately the same number as last year. I have included positions with Chinese, Asian, Non-Western, or Comparative in any AOS disjuncts — admittedly, in some of these cases, the job is not aimed narrowly at our field — and I have also included jobs with an Open AOS that further specifies some sort of interest in our field. I also include three interdisciplinary Asian or Chinese Studies positions that explicitly include philosophy. On the other hand, I have not included jobs with specific (i.e., non-Open) AOSes that include Chinese/Asian/Non-Western/Comparative as an AOC. The list is alphabetical. If I have missed any that should be included, or if you have any comments or corrections, please share!

(Note that this post is primarily for the purpose of reflection on the state of the field; the application deadlines for some of these jobs have already passed.)
Revision, 5 November 2017: This list is limited to English-language teaching positions, and as a result I have removed Wuhan University (which requires Mandarin, a fact Paul D’Ambrosio brought to my attention), and revised the number of total jobs to 18. See comments below for a reference to the Wuhan job and at least one other Mandarin-language job.
Revision, 14 November 2017: Added Washington College and revised total to 19.
Revision, 28 November 2017: Added Seton Hill University and revised total to 20.

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November 2, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening, Profession | 9 comments

Confucian Education in a Global Context this Saturday at UMass Boston

A workshop on “Confucian Education in a Global Context” will be held at UMass Boston this Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2-5pm. More information is here.

October 31, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Education Models, Pedagogy | one comment

Job in Chinese Philosophy at CUHK

See here for information about a job at the Chinese university of Hong Kong in Chinese philosophy (preferably pre-Qin).

October 31, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Hong Kong, Job Opening | no comments

Makeham at Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar, 11/10

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies (University Seminar #567) will convene on Friday, November 10th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm, in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

The speaker will be John Makeham, who will be presenting his paper entitled “The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought.” Please contact Zach Berge-Becker if you’d like a copy of the paper.

October 31, 2017 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Lecture | no comments

“Confucianism — Joy along the Way” Workshop at Rutgers University, Nov. 10, 2017

Workshop on Confucianism: Joy along the Way
Rutgers University
Friday, November 10, 2017
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October 28, 2017 Posted by | Conference, Confucianism | no comments

New Book: French translation of 牟子, 《理惑論》

Les belles lettres has just published Beatrice L’Haridon’s translation of Mouzi’s 牟子 Lihuo lun 理惑論. More information is here.

October 24, 2017 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Translation | no comments

Workshop in Taipei this Saturday: 如何向他者學習?

This saturday (October 28, 9-12 a.m.), a couple of colleagues (among others, Leigh Jenco, Sébastien Billioud, 林遠澤, and Fabian Heubel) will meet for a workshop at National Chengchi University (Taipei) on the possibility, and the theoretical implications, of cross-cultural learning. If you happen to be around and want to join our discussion, you are welcome to do so! Just send me an e-mail.

October 23, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments