It was great to see many old friends, and meet new ones, at the 4th Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy. For those who were unable to attend, summaries of the papers and discussion will be forthcoming soon. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures :-).
The Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR) is now accepting submissions of paper abstracts for the 22nd Annual Conference, to be held at the University of North Florida from October 19-21, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Victor Mair from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.
We welcome papers on pre-Song China from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Please send abstracts of individual papers (250 words) to Sarah Mattice (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Harry Rothschild (email@example.com) by August 1, 2018.
For more information about SEECR, please visit the SEECR website:
I have recently learned of the “Reacting to the Past” pedagogy (see here), which seems fascinating, and in fact they have two modules directly related to Confucianism:
- Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor
- Korea at the Crossroads of Civilizations: Confucianism, Westernization, and the 1894 Kabo Reforms
If anyone has experience with either of these, or with Reacting to the Past in general, please share your thoughts in the comments (or email me directly if you prefer). I gather that these “games” are mainly aimed at history classes, but I wonder how they would work in a philosophy class?
Call for Papers: International conference “4 May 1919: History in Motion — A Political, Social and Cultural Look at a Turning Point in the History of Modern China”
Université de Mons, Belgium, 2 – 4 May 2019
Abstracts are expected before July 15, 2018. For more information, see here.
2018 Annual Conference of ISCWP in China Call for Submissions
The International Society for Comparative Studies ofChinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP) announces a call for abstracts for its 2018 conference, June 11-13 at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.This is the first time that the annual conference of ISCWP will be held in China. Submissions, including abstract and title, should be sent to Alexus McLeod, ISCWP Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2018, though early submissions are encouraged. The board of ISCWP will invite about 20 presentations from the submissions. Presentations may be in English or Chinese. Lodging accommodations for speakers will be provided. Speakers unable to obtain travel support from their own institutions can apply for reimbursement from the conference committee. But given a limited budget, not every applicant will receive reimbursement. Questions concerning this conference can be directed to Guoxiang Peng, ISCWP President, at email@example.com (there is an underscore between peng and gx). For more information about the ISCWP, please visit www.iscwp.org
Adventures in Chinese Realism: Call for Contributions
Two years ago, Eirik Harris (CityU Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Baptist U) and Henry Schneider (CityU Seattle) launched a project called “Adventures in Chinese Realism,” with a twofold aim. First, it is about re-discovering the Classics of Chinese Realism, for example Han Fei, Shen Dao, Guanzi, etc. Second, it is about applying Chinese Realism to actual issues in political philosophy (at large), for example, assessing Confucian revivalism, dealing with so-called corporate ethics, recasting checks and balances, etc.
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.
The Philosophy M.A. Program at Eastern Michigan University is accepting applications. Funding is available. Please see the attached flyer.
This year, we placed graduating students in the following programs (with full funding):
- Loyola Chicago, Philosophy Ph.D. (student interest in Continental philosophy)
- University of Wisconsin, Philosophy Ph.D. (student interest in philosophy of science)
- Western Michigan University, Religious Studies M.A. (student interest in Asian religions)
SUNY has published Maria Franca Sibau, Reading for the Moral: Exemplarity and the Confucian Moral Imagination in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Short Fiction. A new perspective that should shed light on discussions of roles, roles ethics, virtue ethics, and exemplarity! More info is here or below.
SUNY has published Carine Defoort and Roger T. Ames, eds., Having a Word with Angus Graham: At Twenty-Five Years into His Immortality. Read on for the details, or see here.
Keith Knapp calls attention to the fact that since 2010, SOAS has sponsored the Angus Graham Memorial Lecture series. On the website below, you can listen to each of these lectures, which include such luminaries as Liu Xiaogan, Carine Defoort, William Nienhauser, Roger Ames, and Michael Nylan.
A new resource that looks extremely useful: Paul R. Goldin, ed., Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History. More info here and below; note that the book is currently available for 20% off through the publisher’s website. (Which does not mean that it is inexpensive!)
The “Fourth Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia (CCPEA 2018)”（第四屆當代東亞哲學會議）will take place in August, 2018, and hereby issues a Call for Papers. This is a conference open to all fields in philosophy. For more information, see here or read on.
This morning at the APA Pacific there was a wide-ranging discussion on the topic of diversity in philosophy journals. The session was chaired by Eric Schwitzgebel, who introduced it as possibly the largest panel ever at the Pacific APA, featuring 7 presenters including Manyul Im, and 15 journal editor-panelists including Franklin Perkins. The audience was also substantial. Continue reading “Diversity in Philosophy Journals: A Discussion”