Category Archives: Conference

CFP: Confucian Conference at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

The Centre of East-West Cultural and Economic Studies at Bond University is organizing a Confucian Conference, together with the “World Consortium of Research in Confucian Cultures” (led by Prof. Roger Ames) and Beijing Foreign Language University 北京外國語大學 (with Prof. Tián Chénshān 田辰山), on August 28-31st, 2019. Please see the flyer for the details of CFP.

If interested, please contact Dr. Chen directly or the following email contacts:

Dr. James Ferguson: jferguso@bond.edu.au

Cindy Minarova-Banjac: cminarov@bond.edu.au

Two Conferences by Prof. Richard Lynn

Reception of the Zhuangzi 莊子in the West: the early years

Par Richard John Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Chinese Thought and Literature, University of Toronto

Thursday, April 11 at 12:30 pm, Amphi 5, Inalco

The reception of the Daoist classic Zhuangzi in the West has a long history prior to the appearance of the first integral translations in the 1880s and should be studied as part of the 17th and 18th centuries European general encounter with South and East Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and, of course, Daoism—a religiocultural experience that profoundly shaped the development of modern Orientalism before imperialist ambitions and commercial greed during the early 19th century compromised what had originally been essentially a search to expand Western religious perspectives—by discovering in Asia’s non-Abrahamic religions parallels and precedents for basic Judeo-Christian beliefs about God, creation, and the individual soul.

Contact : vincent.duranddastes@inalco.fr , valerie.lavoix@inalco.fr

Whose Zhuangzi 莊子? Master Zhuang’s, Guo Xiang’s 郭象, or ChengXuanying’s 成玄英?

Who Says What in the Commentary Tradition

Par Richard John Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Chinese Thought and Literature, University of Toronto

Friday, April 12th from 5 pm at the Paris-Diderot University. Site Grands Moulins, Bâtiment C, 4e étage 10, rue Françoise Dolto, 75013 Paris

Please see here for details.

SKKU Conference on Confucianism, Buddhism, and Kantian Moral Theory

The Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy (SKKU) is delighted to announce that it will host an International Conference on the theme Confucianism, Buddhism, and Kantian Moral Theory, 6-7 September 2019 on the campus of Sunkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. This event is made possible by a generous grant from The American Council of Learned Societies with support from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.

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CFP: “Paul Tillich and Ruism (Confucianism)”

The North American Paul Tillich Society is organizing a panel on “Paul Tillich and Ruism (Confucianism)” in its 2019 annual meeting at San Diego on Nov. 22nd, which takes place together with the 2019 annual meeting of American Academy of Religion.

Papers for this panel may bring any aspect of Tillich’s thought into conversation with concepts and/or figures from the Ru tradition. Constructive proposals are especially desired. We are looking forward to abstracts of 350 words of high quality, and will eventually accept 3-4 panelists. Submissions can be turned into Lawrence Whitney (lwhitney@bu.edu) before May 1st. Please click here for more information.

March 1st Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on March 1st, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the main board room of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. The speaker will be Jennifer Eichman, who will be presenting a paper entitled “Refreshingly Experimental: Crafting Confucian Arguments with a Buddhist Lexicon.”

Please contact Zach Berge-Becker <zsb2109@columbia.edu>, Rapporteur for the Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies, if you would like to attend the seminar and thus receive a copy of the paper, which is a work in progress and is not to be further distributed or copied without permission of the author.