Bloomsbury Academic has recently published a new book titled Portraits of Confucius: The Reception of Confucianism from 1560 to 1960, edited by Kevin DeLapp. This is a 2-volume book that presents a major collection of Western perspectives on Confucius and Confucianism, stretching from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century; the full Table of Contents is here. If you’d like to order this (expensive, if impressive) collection, you can order direct from here and if you use the code GLR 9VS you will receive a 20% discount.
Bin Song has recently published two essays that readers may find interesting:
“Donald Trump, Mao Zedong and Religious Anti-Intellectualism,” in Donald Trump in Historical Perspective: Dead Precedents, Edited by Michael Harvey (Routledge, 2022)
“The Utopian Seed of Modern Chinese Politics in Ruism (Confucianism) and its Tillichian Remedy,” in Why Tillich? Why Now?, Edited by Thomas G. Bandy (Mercer University Press, 2021)
Join Massimo and Rob for another episode of the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” podcast as they chat with Steve Angle about his book, “Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life“. In “Growing Moral” Angle engages readers to reflect on and to practice the teachings of Confucianism in the contemporary world. Angle draws on the whole history of Confucianism, focusing on three thinkers from the classical era (Kongzi, Mengzi, and Xunzi) and two from the Neo-Confucian era (Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming). Join the podcast to learn more about the Angle’s book and his background.
Thursday, May 5th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT; click HERE to sign up.
Julia K. Murray is pleased to host an online launch for her new book, The Aura of Confucius: Relics and Representations of the Sage at the Kongzhai Shrine in Shangai. The launch is going to be carried out with a conversation accompanied by James Robson of Havard University. The event is sponsored by The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Art History and the Center for East Asian Studies and is going to be held via zoom.
Friday, April 22nd, 2022 1-2:30 pm (US Eastern Time); Register HERE.
To see the Facebook Event page click HERE.
For the poster click HERE.
I will be giving an on-line talk next week on my new book, Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life, hosted by the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong. The talk will take place via Zoom at 10 am on Friday, April 8 in HKT, which will be at 10pm on Thursday, April 7 EDT. So if you’re in East Asia, or are a night owl in the US, feel free to join! Details are on the attached poster.
Handbook of Confucianism in Modern Japan, edited by Shaun O’Dwyer, has been jointly published this month by Japan Documents Imprint and Amsterdam University Press. It features 13 chapters by East Asian and European scholars covering the development of Confucianism in Japan between the mid 19th century and the 21st century.
Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy/Pour de nouveaux récits en histoire de la philosophie (ENN) Partnership is sponsoring an international online conference, Opening Discussions, that “aims to open discussions exploring the philosophies of…historically neglected figures and jumpstart efforts to retell the history of philosophy.” For a more complete description, please see:
One of the planned sessions focuses on the works of two Korean Women philosophers. This session is scheduled for March 4, from 12:30-2:30 pm PT (3:30-5:30 pm ET). For details please read on!
The AAR Conference is about to take place; here is information about the Confucian Traditions Group’s panels. Please note that you need to be registered for the conference in order to access the virtual panels.
Even if you are not going physically to San Antonio, you will be able to participate in this year’s Confucian Traditions Unit activities. We are hosting three panels, and we encourage you to attend all three! The information is down below. The first session is in person, and the latter two are virtual. We hope to see you there, at least on our computer screens.
In-person sessions begin with an A-prefix (i.e., A20-109), whereas Virtual sessions begin with an AV-prefix (i.e., AV21-115)
All Times are Listed in Central Standard Time (CST)
This coming Monday, Nov. 8, Anna Sun will be speaking on “Reviving Family Ritual: The Logic of Contemporary Confucian Rites in Urban China” at 10am CST. Details are here. Enjoy!