The Nature and Future of Cosmopolitanism Blog

The U.S.-China Research Group on Cosmopolitanism consists of nine scholars from the United States and the Chinese cultural sphere who are pursuing a structured exploration of theoretical and practical problems related to cosmopolitanism. In particular, we are looking to draw upon Chinese philosophical traditions in order to explore alternative understandings of the nature and future of cosmopolitanism. Each member of the group has composed a short reflection describing her or his initial thoughts on the topic, which are presented in a blog at the bottom of our web page:

Members have further developed their short reflections into more substantial accounts and will present these at a meeting at the University of Hong Kong on 5-6 May 2023. These will be made available once they have been further revised and refined.

ToC: Journal of Chinese Studies

The Institue of Chinese Studies has recently published volume 76 of the Journal of Chinese Studies. Included in this issue are three academic articles and fifteen book reviews (at least a few on philosophical topics). Digital copies of articles and book reviews can be downloaded here. Please read below for a table of contents.

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Upcoming conference: Whither Comparative Philosophy?

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will be hosting an international conference, “Whither Comparative Philosophy?: Chinese Philosophy Encountering Other Traditions in the World,” on April 14-15. Details are on the conference website here, including how to access the sessions remotely.

CFP: ISEAP 2023 Conference

The Journal of East Asian Philosophy is happy to announce that the International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP) will have its third international conference on September 15-16, which will be held both via Zoom and at the University of Edinburgh (UK). The Conference aims to unite scholars in an effort to explore what makes the human experience unique, and uniquely valuable.

Abstracts for individual papers and organized panels should be submitted to this email by June 30th, 2023 (Japan time).  Please click here for the website for the conference and here for more information about the CFP.

Sixth Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy

The Sixth Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy, “New Voices in Chinese Philosophy,” will be held in person, with live streaming through Zoom, on Friday, April 28, 2023. Six junior scholars of Chinese philosophy, representing new voices in the field, will engage six more senior scholars. This year’s workshop is co-sponsored by Rutgers Global, Religion Department, Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophy Department. RSVP is required for attendance, either in-person (limited to the room capacity) or online.

Please see here for more information and to register.

CFP: 2023 Meeting of the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought

We are pleased to announce that this year’s meeting of the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought (NECCT) will be held on November 11-12 at Brown University. This annual meeting is an opportunity for scholars of Chinese thought (broadly construed) from across the northeast US (also broadly construed) to gather and share their research. This year, we are accepting panel proposals (3-4 presenters) in addition to paper proposals. As we are interested in generating interdisciplinary discussions, we welcome work of any disciplinary/methodological orientation that bears on Chinese thought, including but not limited to history, religious studies, anthropology, literary studies, art history, and philosophy.

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New Edition: Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy

Hackett Publishing Company has recently released the third, expanded edition of Philip Ivanhoe and Bryan Van Norden’s Readings in Chinese Philosophy. Hackett is offering free instructor copies if ordered at this link up until May. This new edition builds on the strengths of previous editions with the addition of new selections for each chapter. Each section of this volume begins with a brief Introduction and concludes with a lightly annotated Selective Bibliography. Also included are four appendices: Important Figures, Important Periods, Important Texts, and Important Terms.

New Book: Pluralizing Philosophy’s Past

Palgrave Macmillan has recently published a new book titled Pluralizing Philosophy’s Past: New Reflections in the History of Philosophy with editors Amber Griffioen and Marius Backmann. This collection of 15 accessible essays on neglected philosophical figures and traditions aims to provide readers with concrete access points to less familiar philosophical sources and methods. Showcasing the latest research by both up-and-coming and well-established scholars. While only one chapter is specifically on Chinese philosophy, is an interesting read for those interested in broadening the canon.

ToC: JCPC 39

The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is pleased to announce the publication of Issue 39. This issue features a Scholar’s Corner section by Ellen Y. Zhang titled “The Ethics of Hospitality: Tracing the Confucian Other,” five articles covering a range of topics in Confucian philosophy and political theory, with contributions that span historical analysis to contemporary applications, and a Feature Book Review of Kyung Rok Kwon’s Confucian Sentimental Representation: A New Approach to Confucian Democracy by Sor-hoon Tan.
The full volume is available online at