On-line Book Symposium: Tseng, Confucian Liberalism

The Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong is hosting an on-line book symposium on Roy Tseng’s recent book, Confucian Liberalism. Speakers include Loubna El Amine, Dongxian Jiang, Sungmoon Kim, and myself, as well as responses from Roy. We begin at 9:00am Hong Kong time on June 8, which is 9:00pm EST on Wednesday evening, June 7. Details are on the poster here.

New Book: Key Concepts in World Philosophies

Bloomsbury has recently published a new book titled Key Concepts in World Philosophies: A Toolkit for Philosophers edited by Sarah Flavel and Chiara Robbiano. This new book brings together 45 core ideas associated with a variety of different philosophers all across the globe. It utilizes a universal theme of self-cultivation and transformation in order to connect each concept. Please click here to read more about the book or to purchase it.

CFP: ISCP Session at AAR 2023 Meeting

The ISCP is planning to hold an invited Related Scholarly Organization session at the 2023 meeting of the American Academy of Religion (which takes place Nov 18-21 in San Antonio, TX). They are currently inviting the submission of abstracts for individual papers for consideration. Presentation time will be limited to 20 minutes to allow for discussion. Please read below for more information about submissions. Please note that participants in RSO sessions are required to register for the AAR meeting.

Deadline for abstract: June 17th  (Please submit the abstract in one email to all members of the ISCP Executive Committee).

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New Book: A Tripartite Self

Oxford University Press has recently published A Tripartite Self: Mind, Body, and Spirit in Early China by Lisa Raphals. In this book, the author argues that there was an important divergence in early China between the two views of the self. In one, mind and spirit are closely aligned, and are understood to rule the body as a ruler rules a state. But in the other, the person is tripartite, and mind and spirit are independent entities that cannot be reduced to a material-non-material binary.The book addresses both philosophical and technical literature (including evidence from Chinese excavated texts) to broaden a type of inquiry that frequently is applied only to philosophical texts. Please click here for more information.

New Book: The Evolution of Pragmatism in India

A new book has been published by the University of Chicago Press titled Evolution of Pragmatism in India: An Intellectual Biography of B.R. Ambedkar written by Scott R. Stroud.  In this book, Stroud delivers a comprehensive exploration of the influence of John Dewey’s pragmatism on Bhimrao Ambedkar. He focuses on not only on the philosophical ideas Dewey employs but also on how his persuasive techniques drew on pragmatism’s commitment to reconstruction. The author further argues that Ambedkar developed his own version of pragmatism—one influenced by his Indian context and his reconstructive interest in Buddhism. Please click here to learn more about the book or purchase it.

New Book: The Islamic-Confucian Synthesis in China

Lexington Books has recently published an edited volume, The Islamic-Confucian Synthesis, edited byZongping Sha and Shuchen Xiang. The volume contains five essays translated into English from Chinese on the topic of the indigenization of Islamic thought. It introduces to an international audience the hybridization of traditions throughout the millennia of Chinese history. Click here for more information on the book!

Visting Program: CUHK Research Centre

The 2-week visiting programs organized by the Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture at the Department of Philosophy of the Chinese University of Hong Kong are now open for application. The program is meant to promote exchanges with scholars from around the world by providing financial assistance for visiting scholars to conduct research. To apply for the program you must be a scholar, postdoctoral fellow, or a PhD student from the field of Chinese Philosophy. Please read below for more information about the application or click here to visit the website to apply.

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2023

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New Book: The Lost Texts of Confucius’ Grandson

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press has recently published Kuan-yun Huang’s new book The Lost Texts of Confucius’ Grandson. Huang utilizes the Guodian manuscripts from the fourth century BCE to carefully explicate what the manuscripts teach us about fate, moral cultivation, familial love, obligation, and many other principles that brought order to the Warring States kingdoms. See here to read more about the book.

New Book: Late Classical Chinese Thought by Chris Fraser

From Google Play:
“Chris Fraser presents a rich and broad-ranging study of the culminating period of classical Chinese philosophy, the third century BC. He offers novel and informative perspectives on Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, Legalism, and other movements in early Chinese thought while also delving into neglected texts such as the Guanzi, Lu’s Annals, and the Zhuangzi ‘outer’ chapters, restoring them to their prominent place in the history of philosophy. Fraser organizes the history of Chinese thought topically, devoting separate chapters to metaphysics and metaethics, political philosophy, ethics, moral psychology, epistemology, and philosophy of language and logic. Focused specifically on the last century of the Warring States era, arguably the most vibrant, diverse period of philosophical discourse in Chinese history, the discussion covers the shared concerns, rival doctrines, and competing criticisms presented in third-century BC sources. Fraser explicates the distinctive issues, conceptual frameworks, and background assumptions of classical Chinese thought. He aims to introduce the philosophical discourse of early China to a broad audience, including readers with no prior familiarity with the material. At the same time, the thematic treatment and incisive interpretations of individual texts will be of interest to students and specialists in the field.”

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