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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Pictures from 4th RWCP

It was great to see many old friends, and meet new ones, at the 4th Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy. For those who were unable to attend, summaries of the papers and discussion will be forthcoming soon. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures :-).

April 19, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

CFP: 4th European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP) Conference

The 4th European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP) Conference at University of Hildesheim , Germany (Sept 5–8 2018)

Übergänge – Transitions – 移り渉り: Crossing the Boundaries in Japanese Philosophy

We encourage applicants to send in proposals for individual presentations or group proposals of 3 presenters to collaborate on a panel together. Papers dealing with the conference theme “Übergänge – Transitions – 移り渉り” are particularly welcome, but papers on other aspects related to Comparative & Japanese Philosophy will also be considered.

It is not necessary to adjust your presentation to the general theme in a very strict manner – we want to use the topic in a thought provoking rather than restrictive way! Please feel free to interpret the theme creatively. It is more important that you can give your presentation on a topic you are interested in than adjusting it to the general theme.

Deadline: April 30, 2018  (Abstract 250-500 words with 5–10 keywords & CV)

Conference Languages: English, German and Japanese

Contact: enojp4@gmail.com

For more info: https://enojp4.wordpress.com/

April 17, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference, Europe, Japanese philosophy, Translation | no comments

CFP: ISCWP 2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference of ISCWP in China Call for Submissions

The International Society for Comparative Studies ofChinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP) announces a call for abstracts for its 2018 conference, June 11-13 at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.This is the first time that the annual conference of ISCWP will be held in China. Submissions, including abstract and title, should be sent to Alexus McLeod, ISCWP Vice President, at alexus.mcleod@uconn.edu by May 1, 2018, though early submissions are encouraged. The board of ISCWP will invite about 20 presentations from the submissions. Presentations may be in English or Chinese. Lodging accommodations for speakers will be provided. Speakers unable to obtain travel support from their own institutions can apply for reimbursement from the conference committee. But given a limited budget, not every applicant will receive reimbursement. Questions concerning this conference can be directed to Guoxiang Peng, ISCWP President, at peng_gx@126.com (there is an underscore between peng and gx). For more information about the ISCWP, please visit www.iscwp.org

April 17, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

CFP: Adventures in Chinese Realism

Adventures in Chinese Realism: Call for Contributions

Two years ago, Eirik Harris (CityU Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Baptist U) and Henry Schneider (CityU Seattle) launched a project called “Adventures in Chinese Realism,” with a twofold aim. First, it is about re-discovering the Classics of Chinese Realism, for example Han Fei, Shen Dao, Guanzi, etc. Second, it is about applying Chinese Realism to actual issues in political philosophy (at large), for example, assessing Confucian revivalism, dealing with so-called corporate ethics, recasting checks and balances, etc.

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April 12, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Legalism | no comments

Lau Reviews Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist Philosophy in Early Twentieth-Century German Thought

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2018.04.10 View this Review Online   View Other NDPR Reviews

Eric Nelson, Chinese and Buddhist Philosophy in Early Twentieth-Century German Thought, Bloomsbury, 2017, 344 pp., $114.00, ISBN 9781350002555.

Reviewed by Kwok-ying Lau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

In our present age of globalization, more and more people identify themselves as global citizens. To them, intercultural experience seems evident. Yet intercultural encounter in philosophy is still not yet a widely shared experience. This is particularly true in the West, where teaching and research in philosophy are organized basically in the same institutional setting as a century ago in which non-Western philosophies can hardly find their place. Seen in this context, Eric Nelson’s book has the great merit of drawing our attention to the experiences of some great forerunners in intercultural philosophy in Weimar Germany from the end of World War I to the rise of National Socialism in 1933. Nelson’s book is not merely a work on some historical episodes of intercultural philosophy but also a work showing the how of intercultural philosophy in itself.

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April 12, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: Undergrad Philosophy Journal interested in Non-Western Philosophy

The message below is from the undergraduate philosophy club at the University of California, Irvine.

This is a call for submission to the UCI Philosophy Club’s first issue of Falsafa ([n.] ‘Philosophy’ in Urdu), an annual undergraduate philosophy journalThis is a wonderful opportunity for students to get involved in formal, academic philosophical discourse. For those looking to do graduate-level work in philosophy or simply pursue academia, submitting to Falsafa will be an exciting and beneficial opportunity.

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April 11, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy | no comments

Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday, April 20th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm, in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.
The speaker will be Pauline Lee, who will be presenting her article “Two Confucian Theories on Children and Childhood,” which is currently being developed into a chapter for a monograph on “Play in China: The Trifling, the Wicked, and the Sacred.” If you have questions or would like a copy of the paper (which should be read in advance of the seminar), please contact the seminar’s Rapporteur, Zach Berge-Becker.

April 8, 2018 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

New Book: Having a Word with Angus Graham

SUNY has published Carine Defoort and Roger T. Ames, eds., Having a Word with Angus Graham: At Twenty-Five Years into His Immortality. Read on for the details, or see here.

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April 7, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Comparative philosophy | no comments

CFP: Fourth Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia

The “Fourth Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia (CCPEA 2018)”(第四屆當代東亞哲學會議)will take place in August, 2018, and hereby issues a Call for Papers. This is a conference open to all fields in philosophy. For more information, see here or read on.

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April 4, 2018 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Taiwan | no comments

Diversity in Philosophy Journals: A Discussion

This morning at the APA Pacific there was a wide-ranging discussion on the topic of diversity in philosophy journals. The session was chaired by Eric Schwitzgebel, who introduced it as possibly the largest panel ever at the Pacific APA, featuring 7 presenters including Manyul Im, and 15 journal editor-panelists including Franklin Perkins. The audience was also substantial. Continue reading “Diversity in Philosophy Journals: A Discussion”

March 29, 2018 Posted by | Academia, American Philosophical Association, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Journal Related | 3 comments

Sanders Reviews Virág at BMCR

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.03.58 (on the BMCR blog)

Curie Virág, The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy. Emotions of the past. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xiii, 219. ISBN 9780190498818. $90.00.

Reviewed by Ed Sanders, University of Roehampton (ed.sanders@roehampton.ac.uk)

Early Chinese philosophy is outside the usual range of BMCR’s interests, but this review considers the book from a Classicist’s perspective. The period covered by the volume is the early-5th to the late-3rd centuries BCE, the ‘Warring States’ period in China, when political disunity created the situations in which a number of philosophers and their schools could flourish. These schools were characterized inter alia by a wide range of views on emotion, and this volume examines the place of emotions within their various natural, psychological, ethical and political philosophies. The exact mix of these varies quite considerably between schools.
The introduction notes that the primary term for ‘emotions’ (qing) developed early in this period out of its earlier meaning of ‘how things are’, and includes both objective and subjective aspects. Lists of ‘basic feelings’ comprised some or all of “joy (xi), anger (nu), sadness (ai), delight/pleasure (le), fear (ju), love (ai), dislike (wu), and desire (yu)” (p. 6, Chinese characters removed). This suggests that other emotions might involve more complex mixtures of these – though the point is not developed.

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March 29, 2018 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Emotions | no comments

Initial Announcement: ISCP 2019 Conference

Though not yet a call for papers, which I will post here in due course, this initial announcement of the 2019 ISCP Conference should be of use as readers plan for next year.

ISCP 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy

Tuesday 2nd July- Friday 5th July, 2019

“Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion:  Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements  in Chinese Philosophy”

University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland

http://www.iscp-online.org/

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March 29, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Organization News | no comments

Leiden University Centre for Intercultural Philosophy

The Leiden University Centre for Intercultural Philosophy has launched its official website; check it out!

March 22, 2018 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Europe | no comments

NECCT/MCCT 2018 Schedule and Lodging Info (UPDATED)

The Schedule for the 2018 Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought and Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought (being held together this year for various reasons) has been finalized. All panels will take place in Laurel Hall 205, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

The Nathan Hale Inn on campus (http://www.nathanhaleinn.com) has reserved a block of rooms for the conference available at a discount rate. The block is reserved until March 29th. You can still get the discounted rate after this date with conference affiliation, but the block of rooms will not be saved after this date so it will be “as available.” [UPDATE: You have to call to get the conference rate, rather than book on-line. SECOND UPDATE: Panel listing revised with Chairs.]

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March 22, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference | no comments

World Literature and Philosophies Lecture in Brussels

The 2nd Vol. of the VUB-ULB World Literature and Philosophies Lecture Series is taking place on March 16th 2018 (this Friday). The organizers encourage anyone interested to join them at Bozar at the end of your work day and keep our discussions on literature and philosophy going in the streets of Brussels.

The speaker for this event is Dr. Gwennaël Gaffric (ULB-EASt) and he is one of the leading scholars and French translator in the field of contemporary Chinese literature. More information is here.

If you have any inquiries concerning the series, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing members, Takeshi at (Takeshi.Morisato@ulb.ac.be) or Pierre at (Pierre.Bonneels@ulb.ac.be).

March 14, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Europe, Lecture | no comments

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