Update: A reminder that the deadline for abstracts is coming up this Friday!
I’m delighted to announce that this year’s meeting of the North-East Conference on Chinese Thought will be held November 12-13 (Sat. & Sun.) at Yale University. The NECCT annual meeting is an opportunity for students of Chinese thought (broadly defined) from across the northeast (also broadly defined) to share and discuss their work. We are very excited to resume this annual tradition after the disruptions of the last few years.
- WHERE: Luce Hall at Yale University, which is the home of the Council on East Asian Studies. We will have access to a large conference room and a lounge for meals and refreshments.
- FORMAT: Fifteen 30-minute slots (eleven on Saturday plus five on Sunday morning.) We ask speakers to speak for 20 minutes and leave 10 minutes for Q&A.
- ACCOMMODATIONS: For speakers only, hotel rooms in downtown New Haven for the nights of 11/11 and 11/12.
- TRAVEL: NECCT doesn’t normally cover travel expenses. However, this year we have a fund of $1500 to cover travel costs for students.
- HOW TO APPLY: By Friday, September 2, please send your talk title and abstract to Mick Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org). We expect to have the schedule finalized by 9/5. Students seeking help with travel costs should contact the same email address by the end of October.
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Mick Hunter (email@example.com). We look forward to hearing from you!
Early China volume 44 has been published, with several articles of potential interest. See here for more details.
中國文化研究所 Institute of Chinese Studies
Journal of Chinese Studies no. 73 July 2021
【論 文 Articles】
- 許起山 論宋高宗朝後期的科舉及政局
- Ya Zuo Male Tears in Song China (960–1279)
- 張錦少 北京大學所藏高郵王氏手稿的流布與現狀考實
- 陸駿元 章太炎《左傳》研究之轉變——基於魏三體石經之啟發
【書 評 Book Reviews】
- T. H. Barrett, Women in Tang China. By Bret Hinsch.
- Wing-cheuk Chan, Xiong Shili’s Understanding of Reality and Function, 1920–1937. By Yu Sang.
- Karl-Heinz Pohl, Becoming Human: Li Zehou’s Ethics. By Jana S. Rošker.
- Morris Rossabi, Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India. By Andrew B. Liu.
- Wilt L. Idema, The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons: A Seventeenth-Century Novel. Translated by Kristin Ingrid Fryklund. Introduction by Mark Edward Lewis and Brigittez Baptandier. Annotations by Brigitte Baptandier.
- Peter Lorge, The Making of Song Dynasty History: Sources and Narratives, 960–1279. By Charles Hartman.
- Ellen Widmer, Further Adventures on the Journey to the West. By Master of Silent Whistle Studio.Translated by Qiancheng Li and Robert E. Hegel.
- François Gipouloux, Whampoa and the Canton Trade: Life and Death in a Chinese Port, 1700–1842. By Paul A. Van Dyke.
- Ann Waltner, Transmutations of Desire: Literature and Rebellion in Late Imperial China. By Li Qiancheng.
- Evelyn S. Rawski, Where Dragon Veins Meet: The Kangxi Emperor and His Estate at Rehe. By Stephen H. Whiteman.
- Scott Pearce, China’s Northern Wei Dynasty, 386–535: The Struggle for Legitimacy. By Puning Liu.
- Lothar von Falkenhausen, Zhou History Unearthed: The Bamboo Manuscript Xinian and Early Chinese Historiography. By Yuri Pines.
- Joseph P. McDermott, Circulating the Code: Print Media and Legal Knowledge in Qing China. By Ting Zhang.
- Michael Hunter, Honor and Shame in Early China. By Mark Edward Lewis.
在線閱讀 Read online: https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/journal/chi/toc/no73.html
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The program of the Online International Workshop “Dynamics of knowledge transmission and linguistic transformation in Chinese textual cultures” (June 10-11, 2021) is available online at the following link:
The workshop will be held online via Zoom. Access is free but registration is required. For registration, please visit
The workshop is jointly organised by Barbara Bisetto (University of Verona, Italy) and Rainier Lanselle (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, CRCAO, Paris, France).
For inquiries, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
16th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought
Wright State University
30 April-1 May 2021
The Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought was created to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars and students working on Chinese thought across different disciplines and through a variety of approaches. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese thought as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives.
This year’s conference will be held virtually on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 and hosted by Wright State University. Our keynote speaker will be Robin R. Wang, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University.
Professor Wang will present “Dao of Rou 柔 (Suppleness): Proprioceptive Knowledge and Its Epistemological Value in Early Daoism”:
Through Chinese intellectual history, early Daoism, a Dao-based and inspired teaching and practice, has been considered the philosophy of rou 柔 (suppleness, pliant, yielding, softness), which the Daodejing couples with water, the infant, and the feminine. A popular Chinese binary expression of culture, gen 根 (root/foundation) and hun 魂 (soul/spirit), takes Dao as the root of Daoist teaching and rou as a spirit of Lao-Zhuang. However, rou has often been understood only as de (德) moral virtue or shu (术) strategy, something more practical than conceptual. This talk will respond to this theoretical gap and argue for rou as a form of proprioceptive awareness or bodily knowledge that shapes a cognitive style and an epistemological stance to guide our rational effort, illumination, and well-being. More importantly, this rou style of knowing embodies the epistemic value, such as intellectual humility, openness, receptivity and resilience, for a cognitive success.
Similar to previous conferences, we anticipate selecting 12-16 papers for presentation. For consideration submit a 1-page abstract to Judson Murray at email@example.com by January 31, 2021 for blind review. For more information, visit the conference website here.
Volume 43 / September 2020 of Early China has been published; the Table of Contents is available here.
The 5th Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies will be now held online. The program will start on July 17, 2020 and end on August 15, 2020. Applications for the online program will be open until June 19th, 2020.
In the online program, there are two types of participants:
Are expected to engage with the lectures, textbook, and pre-readings
As there are very limited places for Active Participants, some applicants may be placed on the waitlist
Can attend lectures and submit questions to the lecturers, but are not expected to engage with the course readings although they are highly advised to. Viewer places will be given according to the level of commitment.
Application forms to be an Active Participant or a Viewer and the program schedule can be found on the program’s website.
Further questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the program on social media to keep updated with information:
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The latest APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies has been published and is available here. The contents:
From the Guest Editor
“The Timeliness of Translating Chinese Philosophy: An Introduction to the APA Newsletter Special Issue on Translating Chinese Philosophy,” Ben Hammer
“Preparing a New Sourcebook in Classical Confucian Philosophy,” Roger T. Ames
“The Impossibility of Literal Translation of Chinese Philosophical Texts into English,” Tian Chenshan
“Translating Today’s Chinese Masters,” Dimitra Amarantidou, Daniel Sarafinas, and Paul J. D’Ambrosio
“Three Thoughts on Translating Classical Chinese Philosophical Texts,” Edward L. Shaughnessy
“Introducing Premodern Text Translation: A New Field at the Crossroads of Sinology and Translation Studies,” Carl Gene Fordham