Category Archives: Comparative philosophy

“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

New ISCWP Website

The board of the The International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy writes with news that they have established a new website:

The ISCWP’s new website has been established at <> especially for the Society’s relevant info since mid 2023; though website-builder service etc. are at a reasonable cost, the new website goes with better resources and technical support; the previous (free) website of the ISCWP at <> is unable to be updated due to some technical reasons, although it is still available for the Society’s relevant info before 2023. Among others, for ISCWP Newsletters from volume 1 (January 2003 ) through volume 21 (January 2023), see the previous ISCWP website <>.

Summer Seminar in Asian Philosophy and Scholasticism: Peace, Inside and Out

Joint ATI-CSCS Summer Seminar in Asian Philosophy and Scholasticism:
Peace, Inside and Out
July 15-26th, 2024 • Hong Kong Baptist University


Dr. Jonathan Crowe, Bond University
Dr. May Sim, College of the Holy Cross

2024 Seminar Theme – Peace, Inside and Out: This seminar is intended to introduce scholars and graduate students to Confucian and medieval Latin (‘Scholastic’) perspectives on peace within individuals and in broader society, hoping to pave the way for fruitful philosophical dialogue between these important traditions by bringing together those working on projects in Asian or medieval philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, religion, and theology. Preference will be given to those students or scholars already working on issues associated with the theme of the seminar. Questions regarding the nature of peace, and what is required for its achievement, are central to the classical political tradition East and West. Those same questions deeply impact questions concerning what it is to live a good life, as explored differently in ethics and theology. The Confucian and medieval Latin tradition have extensively explored these themes together, as fundamentally inseparable: peace in society requires as a necessary, if not sufficient condition, peace within each heart. The role of education, especially moral or character education, is also critical for effecting the relevant changes to conscience required for peace to flourish. These perspectives have great value in the midst of growing tensions and conflict in the world today. This seminar will focus on shared themes or insights associated with peace within medieval Scholastic philosophy, as well as within Confucian philosophy, both in earlier forms (e.g., High Middle Ages, Qin dynasty Confucians) and in later developments of the tradition.

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Axiomathes becomes Global Philoosphy

The journal Axiomathes has recently changed editors and broadened its scope to become Global Philosophy. The journal’s website says:

We are happy to announce Global Philosophy as the new name of our journal. Global philosophy is an ideal, to go beyond the private, sectarian, cultural and geographical limited discourses going on in current philosophy and open the conversation to all philosophers who are qualified, but somehow have been eliminiated from the discourse. Through online platforms and forums, democratic communication to reach this ideal has become easier to achieve than ever. The ideal of Global Philosophy has never been easier to become a reality for everyone in the community.

Our Editor in Chief, John Symons from Kansas University, US, is certainly one of the best scholars to gather an international and diverse editorial board to cover the goal that this journal has had in mind since the beginning. … Read more about the new scope in this editorial:

CFP: Epistemic Virtue in the Chinese Tradition

Global Philosophy invites contributions for a Topical Collection entitled “Epistemic Virtue in the Chinese Tradition.” Sample topics may include any of the following:

  • The epistemic virtues of Chinese philosophers (or of the tradition more generally)
  • The role of epistemic virtue in the greater philosophical thought of figures in the tradition.
  • Comparison between the virtue epistemology scholarship and epistemic virtue in Chinese philosophy.

The tentative deadline for submission is June 15, 2024. Contributors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts as soon as they are able.

How to make a submission: Each manuscript should be roughly between 6000-8,000 words. Manuscripts should be submitted via the Global Philosophy website and will undergo double-blind peer review:

If you have any questions, please send a note to either John Symons <>, or Danesh Singh <>.