The website Confucian Web 《儒家网》 has published a list of their top 10 books from 2022, together with brief descriptions. Enjoy!
The second double-issue of Chinese Literature and Thought Today (CLT2) has been published and the press is running a free access period of this issue till March 31, 2023. All contents of the issue can be viewed and downloaded on the Taylor & Francis website during this period:
Chinese Literature and Thought Today (or CLT2) is a merger of Chinese Literature Today and Contemporary Chinese Thought. In this double issue, there is a section devoted to the thought and cultural criticism of Deng Xiaomang that is translated, and introduced by Jens Karlsson. Check it out!
SUNY Press has recently published a new book titled The Future of China’s Past: Reflections on the Meaning of China’s Rise by Albert Welter. This book examines how China’s traditional culture is being reinvented and manipulated for political purposes. Please click here for more information on the book.
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:
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.
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:
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.