Online Lecture: Selfishness & Self-Centeredness

Saint Louis University’s Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Center and Department of Philosophy are happy to announce that they will be hosting a Zoom lecture next  Tuesday, September 19th. This lecture is “Selfishness & Self-Centeredness” by Philip J. Ivanhoe from Georgetown University. The aims of this talk are to describe and make clear the philosophically related but distinct notions of selfishness and self-centeredness and show how the latter in particular relates to concerns about oneness, the self, and happiness. Please click here for the flyer or information on registration.

ToC: Asian Studies 11:3

The University of Ljubljana Press has recently released a new issue of Asian Studies 11:3. This issue which includes 14 different articles ranging over a variety of topics is a special issue titled “Humanism, Post-Humanism and Transhumanism in Transcultural Perspective: Asian and European Paradigms”. Please read below for a table of contents.

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CFP: ISCP at APA-Pacific

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy is happy to invite submissions to be considered for inclusion in panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Divison Meeting occurring on March 20-23, 2024 in Portland, OR. Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese philosophy will be considered and they welcome both individual papers as well as completed panel proposals. Please read below for details on submissions.

Submission Deadline: September 10, 2023

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Latest from 四海為學 “Collaborative Learning” Project

The 四海為學 “Collaborative Learning” Project will host two events this month.

August 23nd (tomorrow) at 8:00pm Beijing time we will host a book discussion of Alexus McLeod’s The Philosophical Thought of Wang Chong.  For details and the Zoom link click here.

On August 30th at 8:00pm Beijing time a round table on Social and Political Hierarchies. Further information and the Zoom link can be found here..

For a full calendar of our events through May 2024 click here.  All of our events are free and open to everyone. There is no pre-registration required.

Reviews of Kwak and Tao in JSPP

Issue 2.2 of the Journal of Social and Political Philosophy has been published and includes at least two pieces of interest to blog readers: 

  • Haig Patapan’s review of Jun-Hyeok Kwak, ed. Machiavelli in East Asia, Routledge, 2022.
  • Ellie Hua’s review of Tao Jiang, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China, Oxford University Press, 2021.

Click here for 30-days free access to the journal.

CFP: 1st Carolina Conference on Chinese Thought

Call for Proposals: 1st Carolina Conference on Chinese Thought

Saturday, April 6, 2024, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The Carolina Conference on Chinese Thought (CCCT) is envisioned as a regionally-based site for exchange and connection among those interested in Chinese thought, broadly construed. We invite scholars and graduate students based in the Carolinas to share and discuss their work on Chinese thought, drawing from any disciplinary perspective. Presentations focusing on research, pedagogy, and other engagements with Chinese thought are welcome. Works-in-progress are especially encouraged, with the CCCT being a collegial atmosphere for collaboration with others in the region.

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New Book: Rawson, Life and Afterlife in Ancient China

Penguin has recently published Jessica Rawson’s new book Life and Afterlife in Ancient China. Rawson’s new book is a meant to tell a epic new history of Ancient China through the prism of a dozen extraordinary tombs. Life and Afterlife in Ancient China illuminates a constellation of beliefs about life and death very different from our own and provides a remarkable new perspective on one of the oldest civilisations in the world. Please click here for more information on the book or to purchase a copy.