Category Archives: Books of Interest

New Book: Emotions in Korean Philosophy and Religion

Palgrave Macmillan has recently published a new book titled Emotions in Korean Philosophy and Religion edited by Edward Y. J. Chung and Jea Sophia Oh. The book is open to be freely download all together or in chapters as well! The book present thirteen articles on the fascinating topic of emotion in Korean Philosophy and religion. It not only gives background to emotions from both West and East disciplines but also offers insights into the diversity of Korean emotions. It discusses key Korean Confucian thinkers, debates and ideas to show the dynamics of these emotions.

New Book: Kim, Im Yunjidang

Cambridge University Press has recently published a new book titled Im Yunjidang by Sungmoon Kim. This short book in the Cambridge Elements series, looks at Im Yunjidang, an 18th-century Korean female Neo-Confucian philosopher, and is freely available to access online for the next two weeks. The book attempts to bring a new perspective on the relation between Confucianism and feminism. It critically examines the philosophical thought of Im Yunjidang and presents her as a feminist thinker in the time period. It shows how Im Yunjidang was able to reformulate Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics of moral self-cultivation.

New Book: Li, Moral Partiality

Routledge has recently published a new research monograph titled Moral Partiality written by Yong Li of Wuhan University. Yong Li is a Professor of Philosophy and the Associate Dean of School of Philosophy at Wuhan University. China. Yong’s new book explores the issue of familial partiality and specifically discusses whether it is morally praiseworthy to love one’s family partially. The author discusses the efficacy of three major arguments to justify moral partiality in Confucianism. This title will appeal to scholars and students interested in Confucianism and other sorts of East Asian philosophies.

Allinson, The Philosophical Influences of Mao Zedong

Robert Elliott Allinson is pleased to announce that he has published a single authored monograph, The Philosophical Influences of Mao Zedong: Notations, Reflections and Insights with Bloomsbury Academic Publishers, London, Oxford, New York, New Delhi and Sydney, 2020. It has received endorsements from the following:

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Online Book Presentation: Friendship and Hospitality

Philology In Our Time will be hosting an online book presentation on Xu Dongfeng’s book Friendship and Hospitality: The Jesuit-Confucian Encounter in Late Ming China. The presentation will include the author (Xu Dongfeng), Huan Saussy, and Edward Shaughnessy. All are invited and must preregister.

Friday, July 9th, 10 pm Taipei/10 am New York; Register HERE

 

Book Of Interest: Rulers and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China

Cambridge University Press has published Ruler and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China, edited by Hans Beck and Greit Vankeerberghen. “The volume’s overarching theme is ‘the conceptual capacity of “the people” in history, especially the cultural and political dynamics between the rulers and the ruled in ancient China, Greece, and Rome”. “This is new, as previous comparisons of the political cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and China have mainly centered their focus, at the macro level, on the formation and operation of the empires”. For more information about this book click here to read a review by Mengzhen Yue of Shandong University. Some of the book is accessible online here and look here to purchase a hard copy.

Book Of Interest: Lu, Confucianism and Phenomenology

Brill has published Confucianism and Phenomenology: An Exploration of Feeling, Value and Virtue by Yinghua Lu. In this book, Yinghua “opens a new horizon for the study of emotions and the philosophy of heart-mind and [human] nature by focusing on the communication between phenomenology and Chinese philosophy…. He demonstrates how ethics based on factual experience is possible, revealing the original spirit and fresh meaning of Confucian learning of the heart-mind.” For more information on the book click here and to find the book for sale on Amazon click here.

New Book: Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine

Routledge has recently published the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine, edited by Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker. This is “an extensive, interdisciplinary guide to the nature of traditional medicine and healing in the Chinese cultural region, and its plural epistemologies. The book introduces the broad range of ideas and techniques that comprise pre-modern medicine in China, and the historiographical and ethnographic approaches that have illuminated them.” For the full table of contexts or to order a copy of the book click here.

Book Of Interest: Perkins, Doing What you Really Want

Oxford University Press has published Doing What You Really Want: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mengzi by Franklin Perkins. In this book, “Franklin Perkins presents a coherent, systematic, and accessible explanation of Mengzi’s philosophy. He covers everything from the place of human beings in nature to human psychology and philosophy of emotions to the various way in which we can deliberately change and cultivate ourselves.” To find this book in both paper and online versions click here.