2019 SINGAPORE-HONG KONG-MACAU SYMPOSIUM ON CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
24-25 May 2019
Organized by Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore, with Yale-NUS College
The Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy aims to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars primarily based in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese Philosophy, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives. Speakers will be selected through a review of abstracts. While preference will be given to those from the region, participants from any geographic areas are welcome. The language of the Conference is English. Speakers coming from abroad will be provided with accommodations during the Conference, and lunches and dinners will be served for all speakers.
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The ISCP just informed its members of the sudden and sad passing of Prof. Vincent Shen, scholar of Chinese philosophy and religion and, since 2000, the Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture at the University of Toronto. He was a past President and Executive Director of the ISCP, and dedicated himself to enhancing and expanding the appreciation of Chinese thought in a global setting. Some info about his scholarly activities and output can be found on his faculty page. Please share any other thoughts or links you may have.
Prof. Shen was an incredibly warm and supportive mentor and colleague, quick with a smile and possessing a playful sense of humor. He was very broad in his learning and had a deep appreciation for the history of philosophy. I’m honored to have studied with him as a graduate student in Toronto in the early 2000s, where we were part of a regular game of ‘Philosopher’s Ping Pong’ (he was more skilled than his students). He was very active and I feel fortunate to have spent time with him in Seoul this past year at a conference on Confucian Spirituality hosted by Sogang University. I will remember his wide, bright grins, the timbre of his voice, and his inquisitive scholarly nature.
Our condolences to all those who knew him.
Here is a job listing for a position at Northwest Vista College, a community college in Texas; they are interested in diverse approaches to philosophy.
The latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China has been published:
【Current Issue: Vol.13, No.3, 2018】
Available at: http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc
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The latest issue of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies has been published, including several articles and reviews that will be of interest to blog readers.
The journal is available online through Project Muse at https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/39157. Submission and subscription information is available at http://hjas.org/.
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The Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong is hosting a seminar by Eric Nelson on “Zhang Junmai and Confucian Social Democracy” on 12 November 2018; see here for details.
Read on for information on (1) the Yale University CEAS Postdoctoral Associates Program and (2) the Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts” at Hamburg University.
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Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Stephanie Rivera Berruz and Leah Kalmanson (eds.), Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies: Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies, Bloomsbury, 2018, 248pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350007888.
Reviewed by Alexus McLeod, University of Connecticut
This excellent new collection represents a bold step forward in comparative philosophy. I hope that it will find wide readership and have an influence on the development of the field. As the editors point out in their introduction, comparative philosophy (especially done within the discipline of philosophy) has long been almost exclusively concerned with study of some Non-Western tradition alongside a Western tradition. Comparative philosophy as such has constantly had the West as a frame. Berruz and Kalmanson’s praiseworthy aim in this volume is to “disrupt this trajectory . . . to ‘provincialize’ the West within comparative philosophy and to focus explicit attention on conversations across Latin America and Asia” (1). The essays in this volume present interesting ways of doing this, even while the West remains a more-or-less shadowy presence in many of the essays and an explicit player in some.
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A great line-up for a conference on political meritocracy, starting tomorrow at Harvard:
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The philosophy department at National Taiwan University is searching for a position as follows:
AOS: Pre-Qin Confucian philosophy (certain familiarity with excavated texts is preferable)
Position: Assistant Professor
Applicants must be competent in teaching in Mandarin and prepared to offer mandatory courses. National Taiwan University (http://www.ntu.edu.tw/english/index.html) is the best university in Taiwan, and the philosophy department (http://www.philo.ntu.edu.tw/en/faculty/) is ranked 51~100 by QS World University Rankings 2018.
For more information, see here: http://www.philo.ntu.edu.tw/en/ann/view.php?ID=66
Many traditions in philosophy have aimed at helping individuals think more deeply and rigorously about the good life. Notre Dame and the Andrew Mellon Foundation are partnering with universities across the country to imagine new and higher impact ways to introduce students to these traditions. Please see https://philife.nd.edu/ for information about applying to take part in this new project. (As part of the project, there will soon be a robust website, including blog and resources; stay tuned here for more information.)
Hi all, I compiled a list of Chinese philosophy resources for teaching for the APA Blog. Please feel free to add to it, though bear in mind that the list is not for full-semester Chinese philosophy courses but specifically for non-expert instructors who wish to introduce some glimpses into Chinese philosophy. The discussions shouldn’t be too technical and must generally be accessible for undergraduate students.
An impressive line-up will be featured at this week’s “New York-China Epistemology Conference: 2018.” Mostly analytic epistemology from both Chinese and U.S. participants, with some Chinese sources mixed in here and there.
The Department of Philosophy at CSU Long Beach has an opening at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in Value Theory.
In correspondence, the Chair has written that the department has “teaching needs in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian philosophies. We are hoping to get a strong pool of applicants with a variety of teaching and research specializations.”
For full consideration, please submit your application through AJO by Nov. 15, 2018. The full details can be found here: