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.
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.
Bloomsbury Philosophy has recently published several new books in Chinese and comparative philosophy. They have recently published Comparing Husserl’s Phenomenology and Chinese Yogacara in a Multicultural World by Jingjing Li, Daoist Resonances in Heidegger by David Chai, and Material Objects in Confucian and Aristotelian Metaphysics by James Dominic Rooney.
Newly in paperback are Critique, Subversion, and Chinese Philosophy by Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew K. Whitehead, Chinese Philosophy of History by Dawid Rogacz, Chinese and Indian Ways of Thinking in Early Modern European Philosophy by Selusi Ambrogio, and Micheal Slote Encountering Chinese Philosophy by Yong Huang.
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.
Join Massimo and Rob for another episode of the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” podcast as they chat with Steve Angle about his book, “Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life“. In “Growing Moral” Angle engages readers to reflect on and to practice the teachings of Confucianism in the contemporary world. Angle draws on the whole history of Confucianism, focusing on three thinkers from the classical era (Kongzi, Mengzi, and Xunzi) and two from the Neo-Confucian era (Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming). Join the podcast to learn more about the Angle’s book and his background.
Thursday, May 5th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT; click HERE to sign up.
Fion Wu is happy to announce the launch of the International Society of East Asian Philosophy’s Youtube channel. It is a non-profit academic consortium that promotes global intellectual exchanges on East Asian philosophy. The ISEAP aims at opening up the philosophical potential embedded in East Asia, including the interplay with Western and non-Western philosophy. On the page, you can find some presentations of the ISEAP 2021 Conference and they hope to have a 2022 conference in person this year! The channel is fairly new and appreciates any support that can be offered!
Julia K. Murray is pleased to host an online launch for her new book, The Aura of Confucius: Relics and Representations of the Sage at the Kongzhai Shrine in Shangai. The launch is going to be carried out with a conversation accompanied by James Robson of Havard University. The event is sponsored by The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Art History and the Center for East Asian Studies and is going to be held via zoom.
Friday, April 22nd, 2022 1-2:30 pm (US Eastern Time); Register HERE.
To see the Facebook Event page click HERE.
For the poster click HERE.