Category Archives: China

SDCF 2019 Summer Program Podcasts

The Sinological Development Charitable Foundation (SDCF)’s 2019 “4th Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies” will be taking place starting next month. They are planning on posting podcasts based on each day’s lectures and activities on various social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sinological.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SdcfCharitable
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sdcf.sino/

A full schedule is below.

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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: 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.

Censorship issue at “Frontiers of Literary Studies in China”

Here are three items related to a censorship issue at Frontiers of Literary Studies in China:

New Issue of CCT: The Adolescence of Mainland New Confucianism

The latest issue of Contemporary Chinese Thought (49:2) has just been published: an issue that I guest edited called “The Adolescence of Mainland New Confucianism.” The Table of Contents for the issue is here, and I believe you can freely download my introduction (also called “The Adolescence of Mainland New Confucianism”). The essays translated in the issue are:

  • Li Minghui, I Disapprove of the Phrase “Mainland New Confucianism”
  • Zeng Yi & Fang Xudong, Hong Kong/Taiwan New Confucianism Affirms Too Little of Traditional Chinese Politics (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Chen Ming, Mainland New Confucianism’s Problematique, Discourse Paradigm, and Intellectual Pedigree Have Already Taken Shape
  • Tang Wenming, Welcoming a New Stage of Confucian Revival
  • Chen Yun, The Mainland Confucian Revival and Its Problems as Seen from the Perspective of “Civilizational Theory”
  • Huang Yushun, Confucian Liberalism’s Judgment of “New Confucian Religion”
  • Guo Qiyong, How to Properly View the New Developments of Mainland Confucianism

For the abstract of my Introduction, read on!

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2019 Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies

Sinological Development Charitable Foundation (SDCF) announces that applications are now open for the 4th Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies, a summer course targeted at scholars (including PhD students) who would like to deepen their knowledge of Chinese philosophy and other aspects of Chinese culture.

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