Author Archives: Steve Angle

New Book: Major, Confucian Iconoclasm

SUNY has just published Philippe Major’s book Confucian Iconoclasm: Textual Authority, Modern Confucianism, and the Politics of Antitradition in Republican China. It provides a new interpretation of the rise of modern Confucian philosophy in Republican China, which the author argues in its most successful form is nearly as iconoclastic as May Fourth discourse. A description of the book is available here, and the book is available in open access format (thanks to Swiss tax payers!) here.

May Sim Lecture: Comparing Aristotle and the Early Confucians

The Center for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics would like to invite everyone to the following lecture:

Professor May Sim, College of the Holy Cross
“Identity, Difference & Metaphysics: Comparing Aristotle and the Early Confucians”

Date: Friday 8 December 2023, 3:00PM EST/8:00PM GMT

Topic: CASEP Research Fellow Lecture
Time: Dec 8, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 925 8171 5369
Passcode: 961174

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Funded Graduate Study Opportunity

The Traditional China Chair at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Zurich is soliciting applications for a Ph.D. position in Classical Sinology (80 % FTE). Work towards the Ph.D. will be carried out under the auspices of the SNSF project “Literary Forms and Epistemic Goals in Early Chinese Texts” (Principal Investigator: Dr. R. Suter). The doctoral thesis will be jointly supervised by Prof. W. Behr and Dr. Suter. See here for more information.

CFP: Post-Comparative Ethics

A message from Prof. Robin Wang:

The open access journal Religions (ISSN 2077-1444) is pleased to announce that we have launched a new Special Issue entitled “Going Beyond Comparative Ethics: Post-Comparative Ethics in Philosophic and Religious Traditions”. I am serving as Guest Editor for this issue.

I would like to cordially invite contribute to the Special Issue. For more information on the issue, please visit the Special Issue website at

Papers may be submitted from now until 25 September 2024 as papers will be published on an ongoing basis if accepted for publication following peer review. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (

ToC: Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture 40

The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is delighted to announce the publication of Issue 40. This volume is dedicated to the special theme, “Towards a More Comprehensive Moral Psychology: Integrating East Asian Perspectives,” and has been curated by guest editor Doil Kim. It features five articles that delve deeply into this subject.

In addition to the special theme articles, it includes an individual article and a book review. This includes the Scholar’s Corner section by Halla Kim, titled “Korean Philosophy Today: Retrospect and Prospect,” and a book review by Alex Haskins on the Handbook of Confucianism in Modern Japan, edited by Shaun O’Dwyer. JCPC welcomes contributions from qualified authors worldwide, both in the form of articles and book reviews. The full volume is available online at

New Article: Song, “A Study of Cheng Yi’s Quiet-Sitting Meditation”

Bin Song’s article “A Study of Cheng Yi’s Quiet-Sitting Meditation and Other Contemplative Practices in the Confucian Context” has been published by the Journal of Contemplative Studies. The journal has a very nice website, where readers can view and download the article in multiple formats: