Bin Song lecture at East Stroudsburg University

Bin Song (Washington College) will be visiting this Monday, Nov. 11, at East Stroudsburg University, for a talk on “Quiet-sitting and Contemplative Practices in Neo-Confucianism.” The lecture and discussion will take place in Stroud 424 at 11 a.m. Anyone in the area is welcome to attend. Please email me (tconnolly@esu.edu) for more details if you are interested.

“Indian and Chinese Religions Compared” sessions at AAR

The Indian and Chinese Religions Compared unit is sponsoring three sessions at the American Academy of Religion this year: 

  • Mind and Consciousness: Indian and Chinese Approaches
  • Indigenous Theories of Ritual in India and China (co-sponsored with the Ritual Studies unit; note that the papers for this session are being pre-circulated)
  • Yogācāra and Vedānta in Modern Chinese and Indian Thought (co-sponsored with the Hinduism unit and the Yogācāra unit)  

For details, please see below. Abstracts for individual papers can be viewed online: 

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CFP Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy

CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM ON CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
22-23 May 2020

Organised by Faculty of Religious Studies, University of Saint Joseph, Macau

The Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy aims to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars primarily based in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese philosophy, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives.

Speakers will be selected through a review of abstracts, which should be 1-2 pages. While preference will be given to those from the three regions, participants from any geographic areas are welcome to apply.

Speakers coming from abroad will be provided with accommodation during the symposium, and meals will be served for all speakers. The language of the symposium is English.

Submission deadline: 11 January 2020
Notification of acceptance: 22 February 2020
Please send abstracts and any enquiries to Dr. Edmond Eh via edmond_eh@usj.edu.mo.

Programme Committee:
EH, Edmond (University of Saint Joseph, committee chair)
HUANG, Yong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
LI, Chenyang (Nanyang Technological University)
LOY, Hui-Chieh (National University of Singapore)
MOELLER, Hans-Georg (University of Macau)
ZHANG, Ellen (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Job at St. Andrews

University of St Andrews School of Modern Languages Professor of Chinese Studies – AC2219MR

The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a founding Professor of Chinese Studies in the context of the University’s decision to create a new Department of Chinese Studies at the University of St Andrews. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area of Chinese Cultural Studies and should possess native or near-native language skills in Chinese (Mandarin) and English. In addition, applicants should possess an internationally recognised record of research excellence, have a successful track record in attracting both external funding and postgraduate students, and demonstrate expertise in curriculum development and teaching. We welcome applications not only from current chair holders, but also from candidates who are advanced Readers/Senior Lecturers/Associate Professors.

Applications are invited from candidates with a specialist research interest in any area of Chinese Cultural Studies (including, but not limited to, Literary Studies, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy and Religion, and Cultural History). The ability to establish links across other disciplines within the University will be an advantage. We are seeking to recruit an individual with the strategic leadership and intellectual drive to generate an innovative curriculum that will appeal to future generations of students. An ability to oversee and manage the delivery of a successful language programme in Mandarin will be essential.

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New PEA Soup Discussion: Rowlands on Back on “Animals, Moral Agency, and Moral Status”

The third in blog PEA Soup’s series of discussions of cross-cultural normative philosophy has been posted: Mark Rowlands begins it with a discussion related to Youngsun Back’s essay “Are animals moral?: Zhu Xi and Jeong Yakyong’s views on nonhuman animals.” Join in the discussion here.

Article of Interest: “The Popularization of the Analects of Confucius and the Discovery of the Qilun: With a focus on the Bamboo Slips unearthed from the Haihunhou Tomb”

The latest issue of the Sunkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (Volume 19, Number 2) has been published. See here for the Table of Contents.

The new issue includes the following article:

Kyung-ho Kim, “The Popularization of the Analects of Confucius and the Discovery of the Qilun: With a focus on the Bamboo Slips unearthed from the Haihunhou Tomb.

Here is the direct link to download the article for free.

Interview of Interest: ABC News Radio Interview with Van Norden and Khader

Professor Bryan W. Van Norden of Vassar College and Yale-NUS College and Professor Serene Khader of the CUNY Graduate Center were interviewed by David Rutledge of ABC News Radio (Australia) on the topic “Philosophy in the Wake of Empire: The White Way to Think.” The website with a link to the audio of the interview is here.

During the interview, Professor Van Norden points out that the first Westerners to encounter Chinese and Indian thought immediately recognized it as philosophy. It was only due to the influence of Western imperialism and pseudo-scientific racism that people began to exclude Chinese and Indian philosophy from the curriculum.

Here is a direct link to the audio.

ToC: Issue 14:3 of FPC

【Current Issue: Vol.14, No.3, 2019】

Available at: http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc

The essays are free to download from October 21st to November 21st!

FPC cordially invites you to submit research articles, review articles, or book reviews to FPC. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to submissionbjb@126.com. Your submission and any advice are welcomed.

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New Journal / Roundtable on Kim, Confucian Public Reason

Thanks to Kyung Rok Kwon for sharing the following information and the linked PDF of the the journal’s roundtable!

The Hong Kong Journal of Law and Public Affairs (HKJLPA) is the first student-edited
law and political science journal in all of Asia, established by the Government and Laws
Committee, Politics and Public Administration Association, with full support
from the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) and Bachelor of Laws
Programme (BSocSc (Govt&Laws) & LLB / Government and Laws / GLaws) at The University
of Hong Kong in 2018.

The theme of the inaugural volume is “Confucian Democracy and Constitutionalism”. In this volume, not only four articles on the theme but also book symposium for Prof. Kim’s Public Reason Confucianism will be published. The full text of the issue is available for download here.