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.
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.
My friend and collaborator Justin Tiwald has recently announced that he has accepted a tenured full professorship in the Philosophy Department of the University of Hong Kong, and will begin teaching there full-time in August of this year. Congratulations, Justin!
Time: Feb 11, 2022 12:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Registration (required) is at: Zoom link.
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.
The Berggruen China Center has issued its 2021 Annual report, detailing an impressive range of inter-disciplinary activities — very much including philosophy. Please see here for an overview and to access the full report.
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 a list of specialists affiliated with the program, read on.
Early China volume 44 has been published, with several articles of potential interest. See here for more details.
Paolo Santangelo has published Individual Autonomy and Responsibility in Late Imperial China (Cambria Press 2021). This book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania).