Category Archives: Comparative philosophy

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 →

Lecture Announcement: Intercultural Phenomenology: Playing with Reality

The Research Center for Intercultural Phenomenology at Ritsumeikan University is hosting a lecture on intercultural phenomenology. The lecture will be in Japanese. Please find more information regarding the topic and the lecturers here.
Time: Jun 16, 2024 2:00-4:30 PM (UTC+09:00)
Location: 立命館大学衣笠キャンパス・清心館206教室
Zoom: to join remotely, please register through this form before June 6.

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 →

Book of Interest: Cairns and Virág, eds., In the Mind, in the Body, in the World

Oxford University Press has recently published Douglas Cairns and Curie Virág, eds., In the Mind, in the Body, in the World: Emotions in Early China and Ancient GreeceThe Oxford Scholarship Online version (with links to all the abstracts, and full text for those with institutional subscriptions) is here:

https://academic.oup.com/book/56286

And the print version is here:

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/in-the-mind-in-the-body-in-the-world-9780197681800?cc=us&lang=en&

Visting Program: CUHK Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture is happy to announce that their 2-week visiting program is open for applications. This program is meant to promote exchanges with scholars from around the world. The Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture has established several exchange programs to provide financial assistance for visiting scholars to conduct research and participate in academic activities organized by the Centre. Please read below for more information concerning the application process.

The application for the program can be found here

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CFP: ISCP at AAR 2024

The ISCP is happy to announce they are holding an invited Related Scholarly Organization (RSO) panel at the 2024 meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), to take place Nov 23-26 in San Diego, CA. They are currently inviting submissions of abstracts (250-300 words) for individual papers for consideration. All themes related to Chinese philosophy are welcome. However, accepted abstracts that closely align with the AAR conference’s major themes, such as philosophy of religion, religious studies, theology, and spirituality, may attract a broader audience. The presentation times will also be capped at 20 minutes to allow a discussion. Please read below for more information about submissions or the RSO session.

Also Please note that participants in RSO sessions are required to register for the AAR meeting

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New Book: Freedom’s Frailty

SUNY has just published Christine Tan’s book Freedom’s Frailty: Self-Realization in the Neo-Daoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang’s ZhuangziIf you would like to either read more about the book or purchase it please click here. The publisher’s description:

This book starts with the radical premise that the most coherent way to read the Zhuangzi is through Guo Xiang (d. 312 CE), the classic Daoist text’s first and most important commentator, and that the best way to read Guo Xiang is politically. It then goes into Guo’s notion of self-realization (自得 zide) which is a conception of freedom that introduces a “dependence-based autonomy,” in which freedom is something we achieve and realize through our connection to others. In sum, the book makes a new contribution to Chinese philosophical scholarship as well as philosophical debates on freedom.