An online lecture titled Understanding the Alienated Self: The Interest in and Problemtization of the Village in the Post-May-Forth Period is being hosted by the Centre for Modern East Asian Studies & Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen. The lecture will be given by Luo Zhitian, a distinguished professor at Sichuan University, and is co-organized by Dr. Axel Schneider and Dr. Thomas Fröhlich. Participants are required to register for the event, and it will be held in Chinese.
May 27, 2022, 10:00 AM Amsterdam time; Registration form HERE.
For more information about the conference click HERE.
The APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies 21:1-2 has recently been published with the title “The Multitudionous Dimensions of Japanese Aesthetics.” See below for the table of contents.
Brill has published Confucianism and Phenomenology: An Exploration of Feeling, Value and Virtue by Yinghua Lu. In this book, Yinghua “opens a new horizon for the study of emotions and the philosophy of heart-mind and [human] nature by focusing on the communication between phenomenology and Chinese philosophy…. He demonstrates how ethics based on factual experience is possible, revealing the original spirit and fresh meaning of Confucian learning of the heart-mind.” For more information on the book click here and to find the book for sale on Amazon click here.
Routledge has recently published the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine, edited by Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker. This is “an extensive, interdisciplinary guide to the nature of traditional medicine and healing in the Chinese cultural region, and its plural epistemologies. The book introduces the broad range of ideas and techniques that comprise pre-modern medicine in China, and the historiographical and ethnographic approaches that have illuminated them.” For the full table of contexts or to order a copy of the book click here.
Oxford University Press has published Doing What You Really Want: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mengzi by Franklin Perkins. In this book, “Franklin Perkins presents a coherent, systematic, and accessible explanation of Mengzi’s philosophy. He covers everything from the place of human beings in nature to human psychology and philosophy of emotions to the various way in which we can deliberately change and cultivate ourselves.” To find this book in both paper and online versions click here.
“Digital Identities in China,” a planned special issue of Chinese Literature and Thought Today guest-edited by Dr. Paul J. D’ Ambrosio, is inviting authors to explore digital identities in China from the perspective of Chinese literature, philosophy, or other related avenues. Interested individuals should send a 250-word abstract and a short bio to Dr. Paul J. D’Ambrosio by July 30, 2022. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent out by August 15, 2022. Click HERE for more information about the topic and submissions.
On April 22, the fifth Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy took place, with six scholars of Chinese philosophy presenting papers that engaged with the work of Ernest Sosa and Linda Zagzebski. The workshop’s website is here. At the workshop, two Rutgers graduate students, Esther Goh and Frederick Choo, served as rapporteurs, taking notes on each presentation and on the discussion. Their reports follow here, to give those who were not present a sense of the day’s richness. Thanks very much to Ester and Fredrick for these detailed reports!
Bloomsbury Academic has recently published a new book titled Portraits of Confucius: The Reception of Confucianism from 1560 to 1960, edited by Kevin DeLapp. This is a 2-volume book that presents a major collection of Western perspectives on Confucius and Confucianism, stretching from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century; the full Table of Contents is here. If you’d like to order this (expensive, if impressive) collection, you can order direct from here and if you use the code GLR 9VS you will receive a 20% discount.
The University of Göttingen Centre for Modern East Asian Studies is hosting two more lectures on New Perspectives on Modernity in China. The lectures look at Chinese history, philosophy, religion, politics etc. presenting current research that is addressing unsettling questions triggered by these developments. Individuals must register for each event that they want to attend.
Justin Ritzinger — Push and Pull: Toward a Taylorian Theory of Alternative Modernities
May 6, 2022 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CET time); for more information and registration click HERE.
Viren Murthy — Conservative Radicalism: Watsuji Tetsuro’s Critique of Civil Society and Its Implications for Chinese Intellectual History
May 20, 2022 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CET time); for more information and registration click HERE.