Category Archives: Comparative philosophy

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

CFP: Essay on Confucianism and Interfaith Dialogue

Daniel Ross Goodman, Elaine Jean Lai, and Anthony Lee are editing a volume on “Beyond Dialogue: New Paradigms in Interfaith Discourse”. They are happy to announce that they are now calling for a Confucian chapter for the volume. This volume looks to be the first to address the topic of interfaith dialogue and interfaith theology through the individual perspectives of every major global religion. Please click here for more information as well as how to reach the editors if interested.

Online Lecture: Perkins, The Problem of Evil beyond Theism

The Sun Yat-sen University is pleased to announce the 35th Comparative Philosophy Workshop which will be held virtually from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (Bejing time), on March 30th, 2023. The workshop will be held using Tencent Voov Meeting, and any video recording of the meeting is prohibited. Please click here to sign up for the workshop. If you have any questions about the meeting, please email the workshop coordinator, JIA Yongze.

Topic: “The Problem of Evil beyond Theism”

Speaker: Franklin Perkins (Professor of Philosophy, the University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Book of Interest: “A Walk in the Night with Zhuangzi”

SUNY Press has recently published Kuan-yun Huang’s new book A Walk in the Night with Zhuangzi: Musings on an Ancient Chinese Manuscript. In the book, Huang probes deeply into the manuscript in order to observe unappreciated aspects of many of the transmitted literary sources and come to a more definite conclusion about the text itself. Please click here for the publisher’s website and more information on the book itself.

Hybrid Lecture: Further Reflections on the “Unmoved Heart”

The Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica; the Research Center of Taiwan, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences; and the online colloquium series, “Philology in Our Time: The Early China Project” are happy to announce a hybrid talk by Jeffrey Riegel titled “Further Reflections on an ‘Unmoved Heart’: Mengzi 2A2 Revisited”. The event will occur on Thursday, March 23rd, 2023, 10:00 am (Taipei/Hong Kong) at both 2nd Floor Conference Room, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy as well as on Webex (online). The event will be chaired by LEE Ming-huei and CHUNG Tsai-chun (both Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica), and feature the following discussants: LIN Ming-chao (National Taiwan University), WU Zhen-xun (National Taiwan University), HUANG Chi-li (Tunghai University), and NG Kai Chiu (National Chengchi University).

Please click here to sign up for the online version and here for an abstract of the paper being discussed.

Call for Registration: Questioning ‘Western Philosophy’

Worcester College, Oxford is happy to announce a call for registration for the coming conference, “Questioning ‘Western Philosophy’: Philosophical, Historical, and Historiographical Challenges”. The event will happen both in-person and online from 28th April to 30th April 2023. The event will be the first international conference that subjects this concept to critical interrogation, asking whether it is legitimate, where it comes from, when and how it becomes widespread, and how it impacts our understanding of philosophy and its history. Building on work from, inter alia, the history of philosophy, global intellectual history, intercultural and comparative philosophy, critical philosophy of ‘race’, and decolonial studies, the conference will explore the concept of ‘Western Philosophy’ from philosophical, historical, and historiographical perspectives. Please read below for more information and how to register.

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New(ish) Journal: Philosophy and Global Affairs

Readings of Warp, Weft, and Way will want to pay attention to the open-access journal Philosophy and Global Affairs, now in its second year. It has already published a number of intriguing essays and book reviews that engage with comparative philosophy (broadly construed); according to the editors, it:

…is a scholarly journal that publishes research and commentary on contemporary theoretical problems of global significance. It will include peer-reviewed articles, critical essays, and reviews for academic and non-academic readers in any country who share a sense of common global citizenship. The editorial team is particularly interested in the work of philosophers and theorists attuned to perspectives from the Global South. The journal’s goal is to establish a respected forum for theoretical discussion that is accessible to audiences across the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences.


CFP: Being, Thinking, and Meaningfulness of Life

The Department of Philosophy at Fu Jen Catholic University is organizing a three-day international conference in memory of Professor Vincent Shen which will take place June 7th-9th 2024 at New Taipei City in Taiwan. They are inviting scholars, researchers, and members of academia to present their latest findings related to the theme of this conference. If you are interested in submitting a paper please click here for instructions in English and here for instructions in Chinese.

Please submit a proposal of your presentation, including an abstract (300 words in English, 500 in Chinese), with a title of your paper and 5 key terms, digitally by March 31th 2023. Please include your basic information when submitting your proposal via Email to Mrs. Zoe Saelim.

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