SDCF 2024 Summer Program

The Sinological Development Charitable Foundation Limited (SCDF) is happy to announce that they will be hosting the 9th Greater China Region Summer Program in Chinese Studies for 2024. This program is intended to happen both online and in person with participation from scholars and key opinion leaders. Scholar applications are due Sunday 28th of April, 2024. Additionally, there are scholarships available for accommodation at the university, meals, and a trip to Mainland China. Please click here for more information or the application forms.

Online Lecture: Confucianism and Kant

Professor Heisook Kim, of Ehwa Womans University (Seoul, Korea), is happy to announce that she will be giving an online lecture this Monday, March 19th at 9:00 pm (Standard Korean Time). The title of this lecture is “Knowledge without Transcendental Justification: An Examination of Confucianism through a Kantian Lens”. It should last for around an hour which will then be followed by a Q and A. Please click here to register to join the Zoom room!

CFP: Special Issue on Resemblance

Call for papers: special issue on resemblance in the Asian Journal of Philosophy

Guest editors: Ben Blumson (NUS, Singapore), Malcolm Keating (Smith College, USA)

The nature of similarity (or resemblance) and our epistemic access to it have been important topics in both contemporary philosophy and historical traditions, including, for example, Indian and Medieval European philosophical traditions. This collection of papers in the Asian Journal of Philosophy brings together philosophers across these traditions working on related questions.

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New Book Series: East Asian Philosophy and Political Thought

A message from Sungmoon Kim:

I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new book series with Amsterdam University Press called “East Asian Philosophy and Political Thought.” As a series editor, I am joined by Ellie Wang, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at National Chengchi University, as the series’ associate editor. Please check out this link for the series web page:

As a series editor, my primary role will be identifying talented (young) scholars in East Asia and beyond and helping them find an intellectual platform in which their original ideas can be taken seriously and critically engaged by other scholars. I hope this will turn out to be a helpful academic venue for all of you who engage in East Asian philosophy and political thought, broadly understood. Please note that this series publishes both authored books and edited volumes that engage in East Asian philosophy and political thought, broadly defined. You can download the book proposal from our web page above.

Conference: Echoes of the Past, Visions for the Future

Next week there will be an exciting conference at Harvard: “Echoes of the Past, Visions for the Future: The Power of Ideas to Navigate the China- West Divides” on March 8-9, 2024. Please see this poster for more details.

You can also see this link at the EALC’s website, or see here for more on the broader project of which the conference is a part (“The ‘Right’ in Human Rights: Aristotelianism and Neo-Confucianism at the basis of the EU-China Dialogue”)

“Works in Progress” series for the 四海为学 Collaborative Learning Project

We are delighted to announce the launch of a “Works in Progress” series within the 四海为学 “Collaborative Learning” Project. This series aims to provide an academic forum where graduate students and early career scholars engaged in Chinese or comparative philosophy can share their projects and receive constructive feedback from peers in conference-style panel sessions. It welcomes projects at any stage of development and aims to accommodate the intellectual needs of each presenter. This series will also be collaborating with a number of academic journals, offering those working on articles the possibility for publication. Events will be held once a month, and the first application deadline is April 1.

Interested individuals can visit the website (General 2 — 四海为学 Collaborative Learning) or email for more information and an application form to present in our next session.


 Sara Barrera and Daniel Sarafinas, co-directors of Works-in-Progress

New Book: Gongsheng Across Contexts

Palgrave Macmillan has recently brought out Gongsheng Across Contexts: A Philosophy of Co-Becoming, an Open-Access book (see here) co-edited by Bing Song (Berggruen Institute China Center) and Yiwen Zhan (School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University). The table of contents and all materials are available on the above website.

ISCWP January 2024 Newsletter

The ISCWP Board of Directors is pleased to share the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy Newsletter Vol 22 (January 2024).  The newsletter is attached to this email.

The editorial team of ISCWP Newsletter:
the 2023-2026 Board of Directors
SUN Wei, President
LUO Shirong, Vice President
DAI Yuanfang, Secretary-Treasurer