International Conference: Philosophies of Co-Becoming and the Sino-Island

“Philosophies of Co-Becoming and the Sino-Island” is an international conference that will take place on July 8-9, 2022. The conference is co-sponsored by the Global Sinology Forum at National Sun Yat-Sen University, the National Library (ROC)’s Center for Chinese Studies, and the East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts at The University of Tokyo. It will bring scholars together from half a dozen countries to discuss the notion of a philosophy of co-becoming (共生哲學) in our contemporary world. Many of the conference organizers work and teach on the island of Taiwan, which we call the Sino-island, to denote the island’s long history as a center of immigration for Sinitic speaking peoples, as well as its rich Sinological institutions and scholarly traditions. In a contemporary world riven by nationalist rivalry, economic inequality, the ravages of climate change, and a global pandemic whose effects are disproportionally borne across diverse populations up to the present day, the notion of how to co-exist–with the natural world, with our own bodies, and with each other–has never been a more urgent one for contemporary thought. Each panel of the conference will be live-streamed through WebEx online software. Any inquires regarding the conference please email here.

To register for the conference click here.

For the conference website click here.

For the conference program click here.

Online Book Release and Workshop: Monogatari, Existence and Island

The Research Centre for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity in Taiwan will host “Monogatari, Existence, and Island: a New Book Release and Workshop on East Asian Philosophy” online from 14:00 to 17:00 (Taiwan Time) on July 15th, 2022.  The sessions will be held in Mandarin Chinese. For more information about how to sign up click here.

Online Book Presentation: Friendship and Hospitality

Philology In Our Time will be hosting an online book presentation on Xu Dongfeng’s book Friendship and Hospitality: The Jesuit-Confucian Encounter in Late Ming China. The presentation will include the author (Xu Dongfeng), Huan Saussy, and Edward Shaughnessy. All are invited and must preregister.

Friday, July 9th, 10 pm Taipei/10 am New York; Register HERE

 

2022 Fu Foundation Asian Philosophy Essay Award Announcement

The 22nd International Conference on Chinese Philosophy received a total of 57 papers for the Fu Foundation Asian Philosophy Essay Contest and three papers were chosen from them as award recipients. The Fu Foundation award a prize of $2000 to each winner, but there will no longer need travel fees as they will be presented at the ISCP’s online conference on June 27- June 1st  Read below to learn more about the winners and their papers.

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APA on Demand: How to Infuse Asian Content into Philosophy Courses

The American Philosophical Association on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies held an APA Live webinar, How to Infuse Asian Content into Philosophy Courses, in celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month. They recorded this webinar in which teachers and scholars shared strategies for effectively infusing Asian content into philosophy courses. Click here to find the recording of the sessions (you must be an APA member to access); the panelists are:

  • Minh Nguyen (Facilitator), Professor of Philosophy and Assistant Dean of the Honors College, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Alexus McLeod, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University
  • May Sim, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Asian Studies Program, College of the Holy Cross
  • Anand Jayaprakash Vaidya, Professor of Philosophy, San Jose State University

Online Workshop: Reading Metaphors

An online workshop titled “Reading Metaphors: Approaches, Methodologies, Pitfalls” is being held as a part of the series of “Philology in Our Time: The Early China Project Room”This event is being hosted by The Early China Project Room and will happen via Zoom. There will be three main presentations by Zhou Boqun, Kevin Buckelew. and Roy Porat. Attendance is free but registration is required.

Friday, May 27th, 21:00 Taiping/Beijing; For more information and the registration form click HERE.

Rapporteur reports from RWCP on Sosa and Zagzebski

On April 22, the fifth Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy took place, with six scholars of Chinese philosophy presenting papers that engaged with the work of Ernest Sosa and Linda Zagzebski. The workshop’s website is here. At the workshop, two Rutgers graduate students, Esther Goh and Frederick Choo, served as rapporteurs, taking notes on each presentation and on the discussion. Their reports follow here, to give those who were not present a sense of the day’s richness. Thanks very much to Ester and Fredrick for these detailed reports!

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Online Conference: Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy

An international virtual conference themed “Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy” is being held at the Center for Comparative Philosophy, San Jose State University, USA. The conference is being co-organized by the International Society for Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy and the journal Comparative Philosophy. It is being held via Zoom and is free for all participants. Participants are encouraged to join individual sessions, if at all possible. For more information about the conference see below.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 – Saturday, April 23rd, 2022; Registration form HERE.

For more information about the conference, and the agenda click HERE.

Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy: Virtue Epistemology

The 5th RWCP will be held in-person and on-line on Friday, April 22, 2022. In this one-day workshop, six scholars of Chinese philosophy will engage two leading virtue epistemologists, Ernest Sosa and Linda Zagzebski. The workshop program and other details are available here. This year’s workshop is co-sponsored by Rutgers Global-China Office, the Confucius Institute, Religion Department, and Philosophy Department. RSVP is required for attendance, either in-person (limited to the room capacity) or online. Q&A is limited to the in-person audience. Click here to RSVP.

 

Gettysburg Workshop on Chinese and Comparative Philosophy: Openness, Contingency, and Change

The Gettysburg College Philosophy Department & the Norman E. Richardson Memorial Fund present:

Gettysburg Workshop on Chinese and Comparative Philosophy: Openness, Contingency, and Change

Friday, April 8, 2022, 9AM-5:30 PM, Lyceum, Penn Hall

Breakfast starts at 8:30AM, refreshments and lunch will be served

Event is in person and open to the community; contact Prof. Mercedes Valmisa mvalmisa@gettysburg.edu with questions

 

  • 9-10:30 Rohan Sikri (University of Georgia), “Wandering Sages, Wandering Sophists: Philosophies of Travel in Early China and Greece.” Discussant: Giacomo Coppola
  • 11-12:30 Julianne Chung (University of York), “The Zhuangzi, Creativity, and Epistemic Virtue.” Discussant: Benjamin Murphy
  • 2-3:30 Tim Connolly (East Stroudsburg University), “The Zhuangzi and Transformative Experience.” Discussant: Chelsea Mojica
  • 4-5:30 Vanessa Wills (George Washington University), “Freedom and Determinism in Marx’s Thought.” Discussant: Monique Mendez