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Asian Journal of Philosophy – a new Asia-based journal published by Springer Nature and journal launch

The journal publishes high-quality articles in any area of analytic philosophy, but with an emphasis on epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, meta-ethics, value theory, action theory, and the philosophies of mind, language, logic, technology, and mathematics.

The mission of Asian Journal of Philosophy is to serve as a leading platform for analytic philosophy in Asia both in an inward and in an outward sense. Within Asia the journal aims to be a visible go-to outlet for analytic philosophers to communicate high-quality research and share it with the global community. Outside Asia the journal aims to serve as an authoritative reflection of cutting-edge research in Asia and as an attractive publication outlet for promoting scholarly work to the large community of researchers working in the region.

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International Society for Chinese Philosophy Summer 2022 ISCP Shanghai International Conference

Posted on behalf of the ISCP Executive Director, Professor Ann Pang-White

We all truly look forward to the Summer 2022 ISCP Shanghai International Conference (postponed from 2021 due to Covid-19) as opportunities to learn from one another and making personal connections. However, considering the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, the difficulty and safety of international travelling (visa, pre-boarding test, quarantine, flight availability and high cost associated with it, etc.), in consultation with the hosting university (East China Normal University), the board has approved holding the conference with a hybrid platform — virtual and in person concurrently. For participants within the Mainland China and scholars outside of China who can and would like to travel to Shanghai, they certainly can participate the conference in person. For those who prefer to participate virtually, they can do so.

The conference registration fee will be lowered because of this new hybrid format. For non-ISCP members, the conference registration fee will be US$50 (approx. RMB300¥); for ISCP members whose dues are paid up to date, it will be free. We encourage current members to renew their membership and interested colleagues to join ISCP to take advantage of this generous offer.

With this new hybrid platform, we also hope more scholars will consider submitting individual abstract or panel proposals for the conference. The submission deadline is DECEMBER 31, 2021.

General timeline remains the same:
Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals: December 31, 2021
Conference Registration: January 1- May 1, 2022
Communication of acceptance: by February 1, 2022

With warmest regards,

Ann A. Pang-White
Executive Director of ISCP
Visit us: https://iscp-online1.org/

CFP: ISCP at the 2022 APA Eastern (January 5-8 in Montreal, Quebec)

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two-panel sessions at the Eastern Division American Philosophical Association (APA) in Montreal, Quebec, on January 5–8, 2022.

Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese or Comparative philosophy are welcomed. Your submission should include the following information:

1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation
4. Presenter’s e-mail address
5. Approximately a 200-300 word Paper Abstract
6. Submission Deadline: June 20, 2021

Please send the submissions electronically to Dr. Jea Sophia Oh, ISCP Liaison to the APA Eastern Division Meeting, at: joh@wcupa.edu with “ISCP APA Eastern” in the subject line.

Simultaneous submissions (e.g. submitting the same abstract to multiple APA Group Sessions) are discouraged. If your paper is selected for inclusion, then you are committed to presenting it at our Group Session of the APA Eastern Division Meeting.

on behalf of A/Prof Jea Oh, West Chester University of Pennsylvania & the ISCP

TOC: Journal of Chinese Philosophy: Special Issue: De 德 and Virtue in Early Confucian Texts (I), Volume 48 (2021): Issue 1 (Apr)

Special Issue: De 德 and Virtue in Early Confucian Texts (I)

De and Virtue in Early Confucian Texts: Introduction
Author: Xinzhong Yao
Pages: 5–12

Dimensions of Humility in Early Confucian Thought
Author: Kwong-loi Shun
Pages: 13–27

Virtue, Body, Mind and Spirit in the Shijing: New Perspectives on Pre-Warring States Conceptions of Personhood and Virtue
Author: Lisa Raphals
Pages: 28–39

The Documents Classic as Guide to Political Philosophy in the Early Empires
Author: Michael Nylan
Pages: 40–55

Virtues and the Book of Rites
Author: Ann A. Pang-White
Pages: 56–70

Link to the issue: https://brill.com/view/journals/jcph/48/1/jcph.48.issue-1.xml

Call for submissions for the ISCP Group Panel at 2021 APA Central, New Orleans

Sent on behalf of Professor Jing Hu

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Dear Members and Friends of ISCP,

We would like to invite submissions for the ISCP Group Panel at the 2021 APA Central Division meeting in New Orleans, February 24 – 27, 2021. We welcome any submission relevant to Chinese philosophy and especially encourage junior scholars, international scholars, individuals who identify as minorities and otherwise under-represented individuals to apply. Please send the following information along with your abstract in word or pdf format to Jing Hu at jing.hu@concordia.ca by August 24, 2020.

1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation and Contact Information
4. Paper Abstract (200-300 words, in attachment)

We look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Jing Hu
ISCP liaison for APA-Central

Call for proposals: Philosophy Compass

The Chinese comparative philosophy section of Philosophy Compass is seeking paper submissions.

Philosophy Compass is an online, blind peer-reviewed journal from Wiley-Blackwell. It has an SCImago Quartile 1 ranking. The journal publishes original survey articles (approx. 5,000 words), which summarise the state of the field for non-specialists. They can discuss recent research or debates in a field, provide a comparative look across boundaries/disciplines, or offer a fresh perspective on a controversial topic. Authors are also encouraged to present their own perspective. Click here to see the list of papers in this section.

If you have a paper you wish to be considered for publication, please get in touch with me: k.lai@unsw.edu.au

Stanford Encyclopedia Chinese Philosophy Entries (call for suggestions)

We are seeking to expand the Stanford Encyclopedia list of entries in Chinese philosophy, and are seeking suggestions.  We are aware there are many gaps in the coverage and we have some topics in mind already.  However, we thought we should also ask for suggestions from members of this group, on entries that would be helpful.  Please keep your suggestions brief and please bear in mind the nature of the SEP and its readership (https://plato.stanford.edu/about.html). We welcome suggestions on topics as well as authors.  The current list is appended below for your reference.

Best wishes,

Karyn Lai (University of New South Wales, Sydney)

Tan Sor-Hoon (Singapore Management University)


 

New Book: Skill and Mastery: Philosophical Stories from the Zhuangzi

This valuable collection of illuminating analysis of skill stories from the Zhuangzi, a 4th century BCE Daoist text opens up new lines of inquiry in comparative East-West philosophical debates on skill, cultivation and mastery, as well as cross-disciplinary debates in psychology, cognitive science and philosophy.

Thanks to the editors of the series, PJ Ivanhoe, Sungmoon Kim and Eirik Lang Harris.

What a delight for Wai Wai Chiu and me to work with such amazing contributors: Frank Perkins, David Machek, Timothy Connolly, Romain Graziani, Steve Coutinho, Eric Schwitzgebel, James Sellman, Lisa Raphals, Chris Fraser, Wim De Reu, Albert Galvany, Chong Kim-chong and Hans-Georg Moeller.

https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/skill_and_mastery/3-156-69c8f1cc-26a8-4f2f-93c9-c833de2da7a7

Call for Registration – Curing through Questioning: Philosophy as Therapy Across Ancient Traditions and Modern Applications

Call for Registration – Curing through Questioning: Philosophy as Therapy Across Ancient Traditions and Modern Applications

1st-2nd June 2019
Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre
Worcester College, University of Oxford

Registration is open for a two-day interdisciplinary conference – ‘Curing through Questioning: Philosophy as Therapy Across Ancient Traditions and Modern Applications’ – to take place on 1st-2nd June 2019 at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre in Worcester College, University of Oxford.

We are glad to confirm the following invited speakers:

Amber D. Carpenter (Yale-NUS College)
Jessica Frazier (University of Oxford)
Barbara Jikai Gabrys (Zen Master in the Hakuin-Inzan line of the Rinzai tradition; University of Oxford)
Christopher Gill (University of Exeter)
Livia Kohn (Boston University)
Karyn Lai (University of New South Wales)
Graham Parkes (University of Vienna)
Graham Priest (City University of New York)
Katja Vogt (Columbia University)

Seven graduate/early career researchers selected through our CfA will also be giving papers:

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