Please find here the call for applications for Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research on Chinese Buddhism (2018) at the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Buddhism (CEIB) in Paris. The deadline is June 30th.
THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Welcomes: David Cummiskey (Bates College)
With a Response From: Carol Rovane (Columbia University)
Please join on us at Columbia University’s Religion Department on FRIDAY, May 11th at 5:30 PM for his lecture entitled:
Buddhist Perfectionism and Kantian Liberalism on Self-Constitution Continue reading →
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Eric Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist Philosophy in Early Twentieth-Century German Thought, Bloomsbury, 2017, 344 pp., $114.00, ISBN 9781350002555.
Reviewed by Kwok-ying Lau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
In our present age of globalization, more and more people identify themselves as global citizens. To them, intercultural experience seems evident. Yet intercultural encounter in philosophy is still not yet a widely shared experience. This is particularly true in the West, where teaching and research in philosophy are organized basically in the same institutional setting as a century ago in which non-Western philosophies can hardly find their place. Seen in this context, Eric Nelson’s book has the great merit of drawing our attention to the experiences of some great forerunners in intercultural philosophy in Weimar Germany from the end of World War I to the rise of National Socialism in 1933. Nelson’s book is not merely a work on some historical episodes of intercultural philosophy but also a work showing the how of intercultural philosophy in itself.
Call for Applications: An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Cambridge
August 20-September 10, 2018; Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Glorisun Global Network of Buddhist Studies at UBC, with the assistance from its partner at Cambridge and the Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts at Peking University, cordially invites applications for an intensive program on Buddhist Studies. Lasting for three weeks from August 20 to September 10, 2018, this program is composed of two segments: Segment 1 from August 20 to August 29 and Segment 2 from September 1 to September 10, which are connected by an intersegmental conference (detailed below).
I recently became aware of the European Journal of Japanese Philosophy, an annual journal that has published in 2016 and 2017, and is now working on the 2018 issue. Check it out!
National Chengchi University, Philosophy
NCCU Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhist Philosophy, 2018-2019
With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Research Group in Buddhist Philosophy at the National Chengchi University (NCCU) is pleased to invite applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019.
Woodenfish Humanistic Buddhist Monastic Life Program 2018
Dates: July 1st to July 28th, 2018
Applications for the 2018 Program are now open! Please help us by sharing with your students.
For more information: http://www.woodenfish.org/hbmlp2018
The objective of the program is to promote the understanding of Chinese Buddhism by exposing participants to the daily life, practice and theory of Buddhism within a traditional Buddhist monastic setting.
My review of Jennifer Eichman’s outstanding A Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship: Spiritual Ambitions, Intellectual Debates, and Epistolary Connections (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016) has been published in Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. See here.
The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies (University Seminar #567) will convene on Friday, November 10th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm, in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
The speaker will be John Makeham, who will be presenting his paper entitled “The Buddhist Roots of Zhu Xi’s Philosophical Thought.” Please contact Zach Berge-Becker if you’d like a copy of the paper.