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

CFP: 2025 24th ISCP International Conference

The 24th ISCP (International Society for Chinese Philosophy) conference “Addressing Global Crises and Reimagining Solutions through Chinese Philosophy” is going to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from Friday, June 20 to Monday, June 23, 2025, hosted by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. The conference languages are both English and Chinese. ISCP invites paper and panel submissions in both languages. Please read below for information regarding the submission, or see this webpage.

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Deadline extended for the 56th Annual Conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy

The 56th annual Conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, “Philosophical Encounters,” will be held at Charles University Prague on September 16-18, 2024. Individual and panel proposals on any topic consistent with the SACP mission of advancing intercultural philosophy are welcomed by the conference board. The SACP board especially welcomes paper and panel submissions that reflect diverse Asian and comparative approaches to traditional philosophical concerns, as well as critical engagement with contemporary issues of global concern.

Submissions: Paper and panel proposals can be submitted via this link by June 15, 2024.

The keynote speaker: Jeffrey Riegel, “Two Encounters with Mencius 2A2”

Please read more below for details regarding details of the submission of paper and panel proposals as well as the Graduate Student Essay Contest Awards. Continue reading →

Post-Doctoral Positions at East China Normal University

East China Normal University has a number of post-doctoral positions available for 2024-2026 with rolling admissions.
In particular, Paul J. D’Ambrosio can accept one post-doctoral student. This person should specialize in early Chinese philosophy, and be interested in taking on responsibilities related to the 四海為學 Collaborative Learning project (, as well as co-teaching in East China Normal University’s English-taught graduate program in Chinese philosophy (
This position is open to anyone who has completed their PhD in the past couple of years; high preference will be given to Chinese nationals, though anyone may apply. Applicants must be able to be in Shanghai by October 2024 at the latest. (Full time residence is not required, for details on this, as well as funding and other information please write an email to the address below.)
Please send your CV and introductory letter to pauljdambrosio (at) hotmail (dot) (com) by July 1st.

New Zhuangzi Translation: The Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi 莊子內篇匯評詮釋

John R. Williams and Christoph Harbsmeier have recently published a new translation of the inner chapters of Zhuangzi: 莊子內篇匯評詮釋 The Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi: With Copious Annotations from the Chinese Commentaries, through Harrassowitz Verlag. Wiesbaden. Hardcopies and e-copies are available through this link. (Williams notes that the press is not selling the book through Amazon, and so it is being listed there at an exorbitant price. It is more reasonably priced at the publisher’s site.)

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Episode 5 of “This Is the Way”: Cultivation and the Autobiography of Confucius

In the fifth episode of This Is the Way, we discuss Confucius’s autobiography as found in Analects 2.4, one of the most famous passages in the Analects and a rich resource for reflection on the process of moral self-cultivation. Among the many topics we explore: what Confucius meant by being “free of doubts” and “understanding Heaven’s Mandate,” and the relationship between practicing and understanding the Confucian Way. We discuss how traditional commentaries and commentators have interpreted some of the most interesting and disputed lines, and puzzle over the philosophical concept of ‘wholeheartedness.’ Continue reading →

Special Issue on Ci Jiwei’s Political Philosophy

The recent issue of Brill’s Comparative Philosophy Theory includes a special issue on Ci Jiwei’s political philosophy. The synopsis describes the issue as “a symposium on the political philosophy of Jiwei Ci, co-organized by Yin Shoufu, Wenqing Zhao, and Simon Luo, is now published by Comparative Political Theory. Contributors: Tim Cheek, Michael Nylan, Trenton Wilson, John Dunn, Hans Sluga, and Simon Luo, with Ci Jiwei’s response”. Continue reading →

Summer School at ECNU, Shanghai

East China Normal University is hosting their 2024 International Summer School of Philosophy. The program will take place from Aug 11 to Aug 24, 2024, in person in Shanghai and online. Additionally, the program does not charge tuition or room and board fees. Participants will only need to cover their travel costs. The deadline for applications is June 9, 2024. Please fine more information about the program and application requirements here.