Category Archives: China

Workshop on Jiwei Ci’s Political Philosophy

On February 6 (10:00-18:00 PT), there will be a hybrid workshop dedicated to Professor Jiwei Ci’s political philosophy at UC Berkeley. Scan the QR Code in the poster or use this link to register for Zoom participation:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhG-aRrcDNOWEU7THIJlVlLI_AOHlAFm-rhEOSvmcq9oQsSw/viewform

Prof. Ci recently retired from the Department of Philosophy at HKU, where he had taught for decades. Throughout his career, he dedicates himself to the study of important theoretical questions about agency, morality, and democracy by reflecting upon key issues in contemporary China. His scholarship revolutionizes the way of theorizing Chinese politics through the lens of political theory and intellectual history.

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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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On-Line Lecture: Angle on Growing Moral

I will be giving an on-line talk next week on my new book, Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life, hosted by the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong. The talk will take place via Zoom at 10 am on Friday, April 8 in HKT, which will be at 10pm on Thursday, April 7 EDT. So if you’re in East Asia, or are a night owl in the US, feel free to join! Details are on the attached poster.

Upcoming Neo-Confucianism Seminar on Kang Youwei

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday April 1st from 10-11:30 am EDT, over Zoom.

The speaker will be Federico Brusadelli of the Università di Napoli L’Orientale, now also a Visiting Fellow at the Polish Institute of Advanced Study. Professor Brusadelli will present his draft “Race, Reproduction, Resources: Kang Youwei’s Datongshu as a 20th-century Global Prophecy.”

If you’d like to receive the paper and join the meeting, please contact Nolan Bensen, Rapporteur for the Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies.

Lecture: Xu Jilin on Maruyama Masao

Announcing the next lecture of the University of Göttingen’s Centre for Modern East Asian Studies’s 2021/2022 lecture series New Perspectives on Modernity in China.
Xu Jilin (Professor at East China Normal University) will speak about Maruyama Masao’s Research on Intellectual History as seen by Chinese scholars (lecture and discussion in Chinese)
Time: Feb 11, 2022 12:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Registration (required) is at: Zoom link.
Abstract
Maruyama Masao is the most influential post-war Japanese intellectual historian. He transcends the dichotomy between Eastern and Western thought, uncovering the “insistent bass” in the “ancient layers” of Japanese thought and examining how it has recreated the universality of modern Japanese thought. He views the study of the history of thought as an “art of representation” similar to the performance of music, in which re-creation is achieved within the confines of a text. He relativizes universal thought in a specific historical context, presenting the richness and diversity of thought itself.

English-language MA in Chinese Philosophy, Religion, and Culture at Renmin University

The School of Philosophy at Renmin University of China has for several years offered a two-year M.A. program in Chinese Philosophy, Religion, and Culture (CPRC). All courses for this program (except Chinese language) are taught in English. It offers overseas students who are not proficient in Mandarin a valuable opportunity to study Chinese philosophy, religion, and culture whilst living in China. It also provides opportunities to study Chinese and experience intercultural communication with professors and classmates of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.

For more information, see the programs summary poster here, further information here, and the official website here.

For a list of specialists affiliated with the program, read on.

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