Category Archives: Chinese philosophy – 中國哲學 – 中国哲学

Ivanhoe to Georgetown

Philip J. Ivanhoe, a leading senior scholar of Chinese and East Asian philosophy, has been appointed Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Georgetown University, starting 1 July 2020. Ivanhoe is currently teaching at Sungkyunkwan University, where he is Distinguished Chair Professor and Director of the Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy.

Harris to CSU

Eirik Lang Harris has accepted a position at Colorado State University to teach Chinese philosophy. CSU has an excellent MA program in philosophy, so this opens up new opportunities for students as well as being a terrific department for Harris. Congratulations!

(I’d be happy to post any other job-related news that folks want to share with me.)

TOC Journal of Chinese Humanities Volume 5.1: Between Fact and Legend: Xia Dynasty Historiography

Please find below the table of contents for the most recent issue of the Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH). Abstracts are available on our website; or on brill at Full articles and issues available for purchase in print or digital format.

Table of Contents – Vol 5.1, December 2019

Editor’s Preface [Abstract]
Author: Sun Qi
pp.: 3-5

David S. Nivison, the Bamboo Annals, and the Chronology of Xia: Personal Reflections on Historical Method [Abstract]
Author: Edward L. Shaughnessy
pp.: 6-17

Toward an Archaeological Reconstruction of the Xia Dynasty as History: Delineations and Methods [Abstract]
Author: Sun Qingwei 孫慶偉 (Translated by Ady Van Den Stock)
pp.: 18-42

An Archaeological Proposal of the Origin of State in China [Abstract]
Author: Xu Hong 許宏 (Translated by Zhang Yin)
pp.: 43-54

An Alternative Chronology for the Xia Dynasty and Discussion on Issues Related to Xia Culture [Abstract]
Author: Jia Hongbo 賈洪波 (Translated by Carl Gene Fordham)
pp.: 55-77

Faithful History of Unreliable History: Three Debates on the Historicity of the Xia Dynasty [Abstract]
Author: Chen Minzhen 陳民鎮 (Translated by Carl Gene Fordham)
pp.: 78-104

Book Review

Confucianism, a habit of the Heart: Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia.  [Abstract]
Reviewed by Uffe Bergeton
pp.: 105-111

The Top Ten Developments in Studies on Chinese Humanities in 2018  [Abstract]
Translated by Connie Rosemont
pp.: 113-120

Vol 33 of The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC)

The editors are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 33 of the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC). JCPC is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes contributions of both articles and book reviews by qualified authors from around the world. This attached file contains the front matter, including a complete table of contents, of Volume 33. The complete volume will be available online at our web site:

New Book: Dao Companion to Zhu Xi’s Philosophy

Yong Huang writes to share this news:
Dao Companion to Zhu Xi’s Philosophy, edited by Kai-chiu Ng and Yong Huang, vol. 13 of Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy series, edited by Yong Huang, had just been published by Springer. The volume consists of 40 chapters, contributed by the best Zhu Xi scholars today. In addition to the Introduction chapter, it includes 4 chapters on Zhu Xi as a commentator of Confucian classics, 6 chapters on the relationships between Zhu Xi and his predecessors, his contemporaries, and philosophers after him in the Confucian tradition of China, 16 chapters on the various aspects of Zhu Xi’s philosophy, 6 chapter on the relationships between Zhu Xi and non-Confucian philosophical traditions, and 7 chapters on the contemporary relevance of Zhu Xi’s philosophy. It is the most comprehensive and most updated studies of Zhu Xi in English. The whole volume is over 1000 pages, reasonably priced at $149.

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