Category Archives: Conference

EMU Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy CFP

Below is the advertisement for this Fall’s EMU Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy.  If you have undergrads who are interested in presenting their work in Chinese philosophy at an undergraduate conference, we enthusiastically welcome such papers.  The conference has been very successful in welcoming students from across the country, and even internationally.  Prior conference programs can be found on the website.  The organizers emphasize inclusivity and mentorship, with each accepted paper receiving thoughtful feedback.

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On-Line Book Workshop on Kim, Confucian Constitutionalism

Elena Ziliotti has organized an online book symposium on Sungmoon Kim’s recent book Confucian Constitutionalism (OUP, 2023) by inviting several philosophers and political theorists. Please see
for details and to RSVP. The event is Thursday, April 18 beginning at 2:30pm Amsterdam time.

A poster with a graceful painting of Zhuangzi framing announcement for the symposium, with a marble bust of the Stoi Chrysippus and a drawing of the Buddhist monk Huineng chopping bamboo at his moment of enlightenment.

Moral Cultivation in the Premodern World: Craft and Transformation in Later Stoics, the Zhuangzi, and Zen

Yale’s Global Philosophy Reading Group warmly invites you to a symposium entitled Moral Cultivation in the Premodern World: Craft and Transformation in Later Stoics, the Zhuangzi, and Zen. The symposium will take place next Thursday, April 4th in HQ 136, from 3:30 to 6:00 PM, with a reception (food from House of Naan, Prosecco, and sparkling water) to follow. Please see the description, program, and abstracts below for more details. We hope to see you there!

If you know in advance that you’ll attend, please send a quick email to so we can order enough food and drink for the reception.

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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”)

CFP for Panel on Trauma and Healing at 12th East-West Philosophers’ Conference (May 24-31, 2024)

Title of Proposed Panel: Orientation-Philosophical Explorations of Trauma and Disorientation

Organizers: Dr. Reinhard G. Mueller and Dr. Olga Faccani (on behalf of the Hodges Foundation for Philosophical Orientation)

Thomas Laqueur, writing in the London Review of Books in 2010, signaled the emergence of our age as one experienced as trauma by highlighting the verifiable surge in the term’s usage: “Having once been relatively obscure, it is now found everywhere: used in the New York Times fewer than 300 times between 1851 and 1960, it has appeared 11,000 times since.” As trauma’s omnipresence surges, not least through the Coronavirus pandemic and recent wars, the challenge arises: How do we orient ourselves in a rapidly changing world and to cascading waves of traumatic experiences? How do we cope with disorienting crises?

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Ziporyn Lectures in Berlin: “An Obscure She-Beast” and “Dao is the Opposite of God”

Freie Universität Belin is happy to announce that they will be hosting a lecture titled “‘An Obscure She-Beast’: Reflections on the Translation of Laozi 6” by Professor Brook Ziporyn of the University of Chicago. It will occur on Friday, 30th June 2023, 14:00-16:00 at the lecture room Habelschwerdter Allee 30th, 14195. Please click here for the flyer.

This will then be followed the next day with another lecture by Professor Brook Ziporyn titled “‘Dao is the Opposite of God’: The Critique of Purposive Action in the Laozi.” This lecture will occur at the same location as the previous one on Saturday, 01 July 2023 10:00-12:00.  Please click here for the flyer and more information.