The 2nd Vol. of the VUB-ULB World Literature and Philosophies Lecture Series is taking place on March 16th 2018 (this Friday). The organizers encourage anyone interested to join them at Bozar at the end of your work day and keep our discussions on literature and philosophy going in the streets of Brussels.
Here’s a new profile of the Berggruen Institute’s China Center and its Director, Song Bing. Song Bing discusses some of the current initiatives and future directions for the Center.
The deadline has been extended to April 8th for applications to the Beijing Normal University (BNU) International MA Program in Chinese Philosophy. This is a 2-year master’s degree program conducted in English. The program will provide scholarships for most of the students which will cover their tuition fees and living expenses. For information, please see here.
Bin Song asked me to share this news:
Bin Song has been appointed by Washington College as a tenure-track assistant professor of philosophy and religion, starting from July 1st, 2018. Bin Song has a PhD of philosophy (Nankai University, 2009) and a PhD of religious studies (Boston University, 2018). His research focuses on Ruism (Confucianism), comparative philosophy and religion. Bin Song felt a great respect from colleagues in the college during the interview process, and is allowed to teach some of his favorite areas in the fall of 2018, such as Intro to Ruism. He expresses his genuine gratitude to them, and also to friends and scholars who have supported his Ruist studies in the U.S.
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly periodically publishes essays in Chinese or comparative philosophy; in the latest issue, Richard Kim has an essay called “Human Nature and Moral Sprouts: Mencius on the Pollyanna Problem.” Check it out!
The latest issue of Asian Philosophy (28:1, 2018) has been published; see here.
16 March, 2018 – 17 March, 2018
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Philosophy, CUHK
Faculty of Arts, CUHK
Rectifying the Name of Confucianism, Boston University, September 28-29, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan), Bryan Van Norden (Vassar)
Boston University Confucian Association invites scholars from any discipline to participate in a symposium exploring the prospects for Ruism (Confucianism) in the United States. (For submission information, see below or here.)
Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture Vol.29 / February 2018
The full PDF of the issue can be accessed here; the Table of Contents follows.
Readers may be interested in this “Advice to Washington From Ancient China,” based on the Huainanzi.
Call for Papers: International Conference on “Zhu Xi and Zhu Xi Studies”
In order to commemorate the 888th anniversary of the famous Chinese thinker Zhu Xi, the Institute of Sinology at Trier University (Germany) will host an international conference on Zhu Xi and “Zhu Xi Studies” (Zhuzi xue 朱子學).
The latest issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, labelled “March-June 2016, Volume 43, Issue 1-2” has been published. JCP has fallen behind by several issues and is endeavoring to catch up. The Table of Contents is available here.