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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Workshop on approaches to Chinese philosophical texts

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania (with support from the department’s Rickett Fund) will host a one-day workshop on approaches to Chinese philosophical texts on Oct. 5, 2019.  Herewith the confirmed list of speakers:

Stephan Peter Bumbacher

Michael Hunter

Martin Kern

Esther S. Klein

Kwong-loi Shun

Edward G. Slingerland

David B. Wong

Stay tuned for further details!  The workshop will be free and open to the public, but advance registration will be requested.

Paul

January 16, 2019 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New article: Ya Zuo, Zhang Zai’s (1020-1077) Critique of the Senses

Ya Zuo’s article “Zhang Zai’s (1020-1077) Critique of the Senses” has been published in the latest Journal of Chinese History; the full text (read-only) is available here.

January 11, 2019 Posted by | Articles of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Epistemology, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

Teaching Opportunity at Wesleyan

2019-2020 Wesleyan University Per-Course Non-Western Philosophy Teaching Opportunities

Wesleyan University’s Philosophy Department invites applicants for two, one-course teaching opportunities. One course will be offered in the Fall 2019 semester and one in the Spring 2020 semester; which course is offered when is open to discussion. Our goal with these courses is to complement our existing course offerings in philosophy beyond the Euro-American tradition.

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January 10, 2019 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening | no comments

CFP: The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education

Invitation for proposal (abstract) submission for the conference on “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad,” 2019

With the support of generous donation from Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University are going to organize a conference on the theme “The Future of Whole Person Education in East Asian Higher Education: Its Philosophy and Endeavour from Within and Abroad”, to be held at Hong Kong Baptist University on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2019. The conference is organized to pay tribute to the late Dr. Tin Ka Ping, a renowned education benefactor in the Greater China Region. The Foundation has provided funds to more than 90 tertiary institutions, 166 secondary schools, more than 40 primary schools and kindergartens, and over 1,650 suburban libraries across 34 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in the mainland China. In Hong Kong, more than 20 primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and elderly and youth care centers are named after Dr. Tin. We anticipate that the conference will share the vision of the importance of moral education and develop a culture of service and virtue cultivation in Chinese and East Asian Societies.

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January 10, 2019 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Education Models, Hong Kong | no comments

Workshop Announcement: Chinese Philosophy: Body, Agency, Praxis

Chinese Philosophy: Body, Agency, Praxis
Gettysburg College, Lyceum
Friday, February 8, 2019, 9-6PM
Contact: Mercedes Valmisa at mvalmisa@gettysburg.edu

Speakers:
Jane Geaney, “Embodied Knowledge and Sensory Guessing in Early Chinese Texts”
Sarah Mattice, “Embodying Cultural Change: From #MeToo to Ritual Propriety”
Bongrae Seok, “The Body and Moral Cultivation in Confucian Music”
Romain Graziani, “Against the Gain. Rival Visions of Profit, Labor, and Time in Early Chinese History”

The flyer is available here.

January 10, 2019 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

CFP: Taiwanese Philosophy and the Preservation of Confucian Tradition

Call for papers: Taiwanese Philosophy and the Preservation of Confucian Tradition

International Conference organized by University of Ljubljana, EARL Ljubljana, and TRCCS (Taiwan Research Center for Chinese Studies) in Taipei

10-12 October 2019

Description:

Although the philosophical currents in modern and contemporary Taiwan belong to the most influential and important streams of thought in contemporary East Asian theory, they are still unrecognized as specifically Taiwanese. The main reasons for the immense importance of Taiwanese philosophy for East Asia and the contemporary world are twofold. First, they can be found in its contributions to the preservation of traditional Chinese, especially Confucian thought. Secondly, its development of specific innovative philosophical approaches and systems profoundly influenced the theoretical discourses in the entire East Asian region. The philosophical currents in modern Taiwan were mainly developed during the second half of 20th century, in which the philosophical theory in mainland China was largely limited to the Sinization of Marxist thought. Hence, for many decades, Taiwanese philosophy represented the only driving force of developing, modernizing and upgrading traditional Chinese thought and its syntheses with Western thought. Hence, they soon also gained a wide spread popularity in most of the other East Asian societies that were traditionally influenced by classical Confucian thought, as for example Japan and South Korea.

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January 10, 2019 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Taiwan | no comments

January 2019 New Books

Several exciting new books have just been or are about to be published!

Jana Rošker, Following His Own Path: Li Zehou and Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (SUNY, 2019): here.

Michiko Yusa, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.

Alexus McLeod, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Early Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.

Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew Whitehead, eds., Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.

Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez, and Hyun Jin Kim, eds., Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations (Bloomsbury, 2019): here.

William J. Long, Tantric State: A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan (Oxford, 2018): here.

January 10, 2019 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Funded PhD positions in Philosophy at University of Macau

The University of Macau’s Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme invites applications from qualified candidates wishing to pursue postgraduate research in philosophy from August 2019. There are two different funding schemes for our PhD programme. The deadline for applications to both schemes is 28th February 2019. Applications from international students are welcome.

UM Macao PhD Scholarship

The MPDS provides each awardee with a monthly stipend of MOP20,000 (ca. US$ 2,477) and a conference or research-related travel allowance up to MOP10,000 (ca. US$ 1,238) per academic year for a period up to 4 years. Tuition and/or any other kinds of fees that may incur during the course of studies will not be covered by the Scholarship.

UM Macao PhD Assistantship

The PhD assistantship provides each recipient with a starting monthly stipend of MOP12,500 (ca. US$ 1,548) (up to MOP14,000/ca. US$ 1,734). Tuition and/or any other kinds of fees that may incur during the course of studies will not be covered by the Assistantship.

Low cost post-graduate housing is available on campus.

Applicants should as soon as possible approach a potential supervisor to discuss their proposed research project and gain advice about the application procedure. For potential supervisors and their research interests, please see the Philosophy Programme’s webpage: https://fah.um.edu.mo/philosophy/staff/

Faculty specialize in: Chinese and Comparative Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Religion; and Political Philosophy.

For information about the PhD programme in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Macau, please see:

https://fah.um.edu.mo/programmes/phd-in-philosophy-and-religious-studies/

For information about our funding opportunities, please see:

https://www.um.edu.mo/grs/en/admissions_scholarship.php

 

January 8, 2019 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

New Book: Slingerland, Mind and Body in Early China

Oxford has published Edward Slingerland, Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism. More information is here or below.

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December 30, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Book: Bergeton, The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China

Routledge has recently published Uffe Bergeton, The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China: History Word by Word. More information can be found here or below.

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December 29, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

CFP: India-China comparative “Mind and Consciousness” and “Ritual Theory”

The co-chairs of the AAR’s Indian and Chinese Religions Compared unit have distributed the following CFP:

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December 28, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

Job opportunity at UC Berkeley

As far as I can tell, Berkeley is still looking for potential candidates for short-term lecturer positions in “Chinese Religious Traditions”…

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December 28, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening, Religion | no comments

CFP: Women as Exemplary Persons 女君子 in the Ru (Confucian) Tradition

Call For Papers: “Women as Exemplary Persons 女君子 in the Ru (Confucian) Tradition”

Washington, D.C. March 8-10th, 2019

(Link to Conference Poster)

Keynotes:

  • Ann A. Pang-White (University of Scranton)
  • Anna Sun (Kenyon College)
  • Robert C. Neville (Boston University)

Confucianism is often criticized for being misogynistic and patriarchal in ways that go beyond similar critiques of other intellectual traditions by implying that Confucianism is inconceivable apart from these elements. Two more recent works begin to challenge this way of thinking by drawing on nuances and elaborating the contexts of traditional Confucian teachings on women: Ann A. Pang-White’s translation of The Confucian Four Books for Women (2018) and Robert C. Neville’s “Confucianism and the Feminist Revolution: Ritual Definition and the Social Construction of Gender Roles” in The Good is One, Its Manifestations Many (2016). Also, Anna Sun’s sociological work in progress on women in the global revival of Confucianism is quite promising in indicating a very positive trajectory for women in the tradition.

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December 26, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Feminism, Gender | no comments

CFP: Consciousness and Fundamental Reality: Lessons from East Asian Philosophy

CFP: Consciousness and Fundamental Reality: Lessons from East Asian Philosophy

June 11-13, 2019

Venue: Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai, China

Topic areas:

• Philosophy of Mind and consciousness studies

• East Asian and comparative philosophy

• Metaphysics

• History of philosophy

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December 21, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP Joint East Asian Studies Conference

Joint East Asian Studies Conference University of Edinburgh 4 – 6 September 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

We are pleased to announce that the triennial Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC) will be held at the University of Edinburgh from 4 to 6 September 2019.

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December 21, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | no comments

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