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2018 Dao Best Essay Award Announcement

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.)

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Symposium on and Review of Ing, The Vulnerability of Integrity

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): 

https://www.pdcnet.org/resphilosophica/onlinefirst

Here is a link to Julianne Chung’s review of the book in Mind:

https://academic.oup.com/mind/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mind/fzz010/5456845

Thanks for sharing these with me, Julianne!

Journal Special Issue on Confucianism and Gay Marriage

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.

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CFP: 12th East-West Philosophers’ Conference (May 2020)

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.

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Call for translation manuscripts

The editors of a new series entitled “Asian Philosophical Texts” are still looking for submissions for the inaugural publication (submission deadline in July, published in late 2019). If you (or anyone you know) are interested in contributing to the project, Takeshi Morisato takeshi.morisato@gmail.com (one of the editors) is happy to receive contributions and to answer any questions.

Here is a link: http://mimesisinternational.com/category/asian-philosophical-texts/

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CFP: Workshop on Comparative Philosophy in Beijing

The 2019 workshop of the “Comparative Philosophy Forum – Beijing” (北京比較哲 學論壇) will be held on 9th July 2019, Beijing, China. It is a small-size, intensive-discussion-oriented workshop focusing on the theme “Textual Analysis and Philosophical Interpretation in Cross- tradition Philosophical Engagement.” The keynote speaker is Dr. MOU, Bo (San Jose State University, USA), presenting “Diachronic Multiple-stage Approach and Synchronic Multiple-dimension Approach” as one target for the group’s critical discussion.

More details about participating with a paper or as a discussant are available here.

Roetz responds to Duchesne

Heiner Roetz has asked me to make available his response, entitled “Too much honor,” to a white supremacist critique of his book Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age posted earlier this year on the website of the “Council of European Canadians” by Ricardo Duchesne. As Roetz says, he is attacked as one of the Western academics who lay the “intellectual groundwork” for the “silent invasion“ of the West – above all Canada, Australia and New Zealand – by the Chinese.

New “Elements” Series on Comparative Political Theory

Leigh Jenco is the series editor for a new series at Cambridge Univeristy Press that adopts their novel “elements” approach. Leigh explains that an “element” is a “work of up to 30,000 words, is peer-reviewed, efficiently published, fully searchable and downloadable online with print-on-demand, and can be enhanced with images, videos, sound files, etc.” She adds that “the format is, in other words, combining the best features of books and journal articles at the same time. I think it is very well-suited to comparative philosophy and political theory, because it gives space to say more about background and context while also allowing the development of a substantive argument.” For more information, see here.