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:

Call for submissions: Reading Primary Sources in Asian Philosophies

From Malcolm Keating:

Do you have a favorite Asian philosophical text to teach, one that you’re excited about and want to see taught in other classrooms? Bloomsbury Academic is soliciting contributions to a collection of entries for an electronic resource, Reading Primary Sources in Asian Philosophies. Each entry will be a succinct, lively introduction and guide to an important Asian philosophical text. The collection will include Asian texts from any time period or geographical region: for instance, China, India, Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia, texts which may be ancient, classical, or modern (colonial, post-colonial, etc.). Entries may be relevant to any philosophical subdiscipline, so long as they are grounded in a specific text.

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Warp, Weft, and Way and social media

Greetings blog readership! I have a question on which I’d love your feedback. As many of you know, the blog has a software that autoposts blog content to Facebook and used to do so to Twitter. The autoposter has some limitations, especially that it can only be configured for two accounts — so only Aris Dashiell’s (my RA) and me posts actually get sent on to FB automatically; posts by others require Aris or me to manually intercede for them to got to FB. So far we haven’t found a better solution for that.

But what I am writing about today is actually not FB. The change of Twitter to X broke the autoposter’s connection. We can seek to restore that, but it didn’t seem that even the Twitter feed was getting much attention. So, a two-part question: (1) would you value a restored WW&W feed on X? (2) are there other social media platforms that we should attach to? Please share your views, either as comments or email me directly. Thanks!

Latest from 四海為學 “Collaborative Learning” Project

The 四海為學 “Collaborative Learning” Project will host two events this month.

August 23nd (tomorrow) at 8:00pm Beijing time we will host a book discussion of Alexus McLeod’s The Philosophical Thought of Wang Chong.  For details and the Zoom link click here.

On August 30th at 8:00pm Beijing time a round table on Social and Political Hierarchies. Further information and the Zoom link can be found here..

For a full calendar of our events through May 2024 click here.  All of our events are free and open to everyone. There is no pre-registration required.

Reviews of Kwak and Tao in JSPP

Issue 2.2 of the Journal of Social and Political Philosophy has been published and includes at least two pieces of interest to blog readers: 

  • Haig Patapan’s review of Jun-Hyeok Kwak, ed. Machiavelli in East Asia, Routledge, 2022.
  • Ellie Hua’s review of Tao Jiang, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China, Oxford University Press, 2021.

Click here for 30-days free access to the journal.

CFP: 1st Carolina Conference on Chinese Thought

Call for Proposals: 1st Carolina Conference on Chinese Thought

Saturday, April 6, 2024, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The Carolina Conference on Chinese Thought (CCCT) is envisioned as a regionally-based site for exchange and connection among those interested in Chinese thought, broadly construed. We invite scholars and graduate students based in the Carolinas to share and discuss their work on Chinese thought, drawing from any disciplinary perspective. Presentations focusing on research, pedagogy, and other engagements with Chinese thought are welcome. Works-in-progress are especially encouraged, with the CCCT being a collegial atmosphere for collaboration with others in the region.

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CFP: Articles for The World of the Orient (Shìdnij svìt)

The journal The World of the Orient (Shìdnij svìt) invites submissions for the next issue.

Deadline for articles: September 15, 2023.

Language of publications: Ukrainian and English.

The World of the Orient is Ukraine’s leading academic journal in the field of Asian Studies. It is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal indexed in Scopus, included in the List of Scientific and Professional Publications of Ukraine (category A), published by the A. Yu. Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The journal accepts original research articles on topical issues of the past and present of Asia, its languages and literature, history, philosophy, culture, religion, Ukrainian contacts with Asian countries, bibliographic surveys, and reviews, as well as the history and culture of peoples of eastern origin within Ukraine. The journal also accepts translations of historical, religious, and literary monuments of the Orient.

Guidance for authors on submissions can be found at: