A new book that should be of interest to many: Martin Powers, China and England: The Preindustrial Struggle for Justice in Word and Image (Routledge, 2019). Read on for the publisher’s description.
The 1st Oxford Symposium on Comparative Political Philosophy will be held at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford on 10-12 July. The program is here:
The Sinological Development Charitable Foundation (SDCF)’s 2019 “4th Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies” will be taking place starting next month. They are planning on posting podcasts based on each day’s lectures and activities on various social media:
A full schedule is below.
Call for Papers and Abstracts: ACPA at 2020 Eastern APA (Philadelphia, Jan 8 – 11, 2020)
Submission deadline: June 22, 2019
Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2020 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).
January 8 – 11 (Wed to Sat) (2020) Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia PA.
Description: We welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on a single ACPA group session at the 2020 APA Eastern Division Meeting. (Please note: because of the limited availability of ACPA session in Eastern APAs, we are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Eastern APA 2020, not proposals for a complete panel.)
APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
From the Guest Editor
“Buddhist Philosophy Worldwide: Perspectives and Programs,” Rafal Stepien
Submission Guidelines and Information
“Buddhist Philosophy in Australian Universities,” John Powers and Leesa S. Davis
“Buddhist Philosophy, and Eastern Philosophy in General, in Israel and Palestine,” Roy Tzohar
“Buddhist Philosophy in the Kathmandu Valley,” Karin Meyers
“Buddhist Philosophy in Poland: Legacy and Prospects,” Jakub Zamorski
“Study of Buddhist Philosophy in Sri Lanka,” Asanga Tilakaratne
“Buddhist Philosophy in Two Japanese Cross-Philosophical Approaches,” Shinya Moriyama
“Sanskrit-based Buddhist Philosophy in China Today,” He Huanhuan
“Teaching Buddhism as Philosophy,” Zhihua Yao
“Preserving the Four Noble Truths at the Heart of Buddhist Pedagogy,” Joseph McClellan
“Sailing against the Current: The Buddha, Buddhism, and Methodology,” Hari Shankar Prasad
2018 Dao Annual Best Essay Award
Dao has established “The Annual Best Essay Award” since 2007. In addition to a certificate of achievement, the award comes along with a prize of US$1,000. The award winners are noted in the website of the journal as well as the website of Springer, the publisher of the journal. The award ceremony is held each year at the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Eastern Division) in January, where a special panel on the theme of the award winning essay is held. The critical comments and the author’s responses to them presented at the panel, after revision, will be published in the last issue of Dao each year.
The selection process consists of two stages. At the beginning of each year, a nominating committee of at least three editorial members, who have not published in Dao in the given year, is established. This committee is charged with the task of nominating three best essays published in the previous year. These three essays are then sent to the whole editorial board for deliberation. The final winner is decided by a vote by all editorial board members who are not authors of the nominated essays.
The editorial board has just finished its deliberation on the best essay published in 2018, and the award is given to:
Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Hans-Rudolf Kantor, Hans-Georg Moeller, “Incongruent Names: A Theme in the History of Chinese Philosophy,” Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2018, pp. 305-330. (The paper is set for free access by clicking the title here.)
Here is a link to the online-first publication of a symposium on Michael Ing’s The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought (the print issue is due out in July in Res Philosophica):
Here is a link to Julianne Chung’s review of the book in Mind:
Thanks for sharing these with me, Julianne!
The International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine, issue 16:2 (2018), is devoted to a discussion of the ethics and legality of gay marriage, especially as it pertains to Chinese societies and as it relates to Confucianism. All the articles of this on-line, Chinese-language (though with English abstracts) journal are freely available here, and many of them are also posted on the Confucian Web (儒家网) here (an article by Zhang Xianglong and responses thereto) and here (an article by Fang Xudong and responses thereto). I also paste the table of contents below.
A brief article from the South China Morning Post that is relevant for anyone interested in the uses and abuses of Confucianism in the modern world: “China runs Confucian culture courses for religious leaders in bid to boost control.”
Call for Proposals
Walls: Thinking Through Insularity
12th East-West Philosophers’ Conference
May 22-29, 2020
The 12th East/West Philosopher’s Conference will be dedicated to the topic of walls. While walls can be physical, they can also be psychological, social, political, economic, and ontological. Understood metaphorically, walls are any real or virtual barrier to the uninhibited flow of people, products, affects, and ideas.