The Traditional China Chair at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Zurich is soliciting applications for a Ph.D. position in Classical Sinology (80 % FTE). Work towards the Ph.D. will be carried out under the auspices of the SNSF project “Literary Forms and Epistemic Goals in Early Chinese Texts” (Principal Investigator: Dr. R. Suter). The doctoral thesis will be jointly supervised by Prof. W. Behr and Dr. Suter. See here for more information.
From Malcolm Keating:
Do you have a favorite Asian philosophical text to teach, one that you’re excited about and want to see taught in other classrooms? Bloomsbury Academic is soliciting contributions to a collection of entries for an electronic resource, Reading Primary Sources in Asian Philosophies. Each entry will be a succinct, lively introduction and guide to an important Asian philosophical text. The collection will include Asian texts from any time period or geographical region: for instance, China, India, Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia, texts which may be ancient, classical, or modern (colonial, post-colonial, etc.). Entries may be relevant to any philosophical subdiscipline, so long as they are grounded in a specific text.
From H-Net Reviews, Michael Nylan reviews Michael Hunter, The Poetics of Early Chinese Thought: How the Shijing Shaped the Chinese Philosophical Tradition. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021.
The new issue of JAOS, 143.2 (2023), is now available in print and online at https://lockwoodonlinejournal
SUNY Press has just released a new volume entitled “The Craft of Oblivion: Forgetting and Memory in Ancient China” edited by Albert Galvany. It is an innovative volume that aims to study, for the first time, the intersections between forgetting and remembering in classical Chinese civilization. Drawing on perspectives from history, philosophy, literature, and religion, and examining both transmitted texts and excavated materials, the contributors to this volume analyze various ways of understanding oblivion and its fertile relations with memory in ancient China. Please click here (https://sunypress.edu/Books/T/The-Craft-of-Oblivion) to read more about the book or to purchase it.
Meiner, a renowned philosophy publisher from Hamburg, has established a new series of bilingual editions of source texts in Chinese philosophy in both Chinese and German. For the series see: https://meiner.de/monographien-reihen/sino-philosophica.html
The first volume of the series is a translation by Iso Kern of a selection of the correspondence between Wang Yangming, Ouyang De and Luo Qinshun on the basis of ethical action. For this new publication see:
We are pleased to announce that this year’s meeting of the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought (NECCT) will be held on November 11-12 at Brown University. This annual meeting is an opportunity for scholars of Chinese thought (broadly construed) from across the northeast US (also broadly construed) to gather and share their research. This year, we are accepting panel proposals (3-4 presenters) in addition to paper proposals. As we are interested in generating interdisciplinary discussions, we welcome work of any disciplinary/methodological orientation that bears on Chinese thought, including but not limited to history, religious studies, anthropology, literary studies, art history, and philosophy.
The program for the 2022 Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought, this year hosted by Yale University, is now available online. Hope to see many of you there!
The Third Middle Period China Humanities Conference (220-1600) is very pleased to announce that the conference will be held, for the first time in three years, in New Haven on June 22-25, 2023. They are welcoming papers from all disciplines in humanities that deal with China between 220-1600. Papers can be in either English or Chinese and should be less than 10,00 words for English, or 6,000 Chinese characters.
The deadline for all paper proposals is December 1, 2022: Final submissions are due March 15, 2023 if you are seeking funding. If you are not, the deadline for paper submissions is May 15, 2023. (They will not provide funding to anyone who misses the March 15 deadline.) Click here for more information.
1. Ph.D. students should answer a brief questionnaire about the paper they would like to present; the advisors of Ph.D. students must submit a brief form as well. They will also need to submit full versions of their papers by March 15, 2023, if they wish to be considered for funding. Reminder: the target length for everyone is 10,000 words/6000 characters.
2. PhD holders should complete this registration form and provide abstracts of no more than 500 words/300 characters. Ideally, you will cover the questions we have asked the PhD students to address directly (What are your main sources? What are the most important studies on your topic? What is your original contribution to the field of Middle Period Chinese studies?).