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2 PhD Positions on New Confucianism

2 PhD Positions on New Confucianism

The Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel invites applications for two PhD positions starting on February 1, 2019. They are part of the research project “The Exterior of Philosophy: On the Practice of New Confucianism” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). The candidates will complement the research team of Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber and Philippe Major, Ph.D. The research project studies New Confucian philosophy by deploying a sociological perspective for philosophical aims. Existing scholarship has often chosen an approach that is either historical, as in the genre of intellectual history, or philosophical, tuned towards showing the contemporary philosophical relevance of New Confucianism. The current project builds on recent studies that add to these established approaches by offering sociological perspectives on New Confucianism. The project hence breaks new ground in terms of its disciplinary approach beyond the specific context of New Confucianism. Drawing on work done in sociology, the research project explores the possibilities of a sociology of philosophy approached as a philosophical sub-discipline. For more information, see here.

Moeller and D’Ambrosio Lecture at Ghent University

Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D’Ambrosio will be giving a lecture on their new book
on the philosophy of the Zhuangzi at Ghent University on June 1, 2018. The lecture is entitled
Genuine Pretending: A Daoist Mode of Existence”.

Venue: Ghent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Campus Boekentoren (Blandijnberg 2), Ghent (Belgium), 5th floor, room 150.018. Time: 14.00 – 15.30. The poster is available here.

For any additional information, please mail to

CFP: 4th European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP) Conference

The 4th European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP) Conference at University of Hildesheim , Germany (Sept 5–8 2018)

Übergänge – Transitions – 移り渉り: Crossing the Boundaries in Japanese Philosophy

We encourage applicants to send in proposals for individual presentations or group proposals of 3 presenters to collaborate on a panel together. Papers dealing with the conference theme “Übergänge – Transitions – 移り渉り” are particularly welcome, but papers on other aspects related to Comparative & Japanese Philosophy will also be considered.

It is not necessary to adjust your presentation to the general theme in a very strict manner – we want to use the topic in a thought provoking rather than restrictive way! Please feel free to interpret the theme creatively. It is more important that you can give your presentation on a topic you are interested in than adjusting it to the general theme.

Deadline: April 30, 2018  (Abstract 250-500 words with 5–10 keywords & CV)

Conference Languages: English, German and Japanese


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World Literature and Philosophies Lecture in Brussels

The 2nd Vol. of the VUB-ULB World Literature and Philosophies Lecture Series is taking place on March 16th 2018 (this Friday). The organizers encourage anyone interested to join them at Bozar at the end of your work day and keep our discussions on literature and philosophy going in the streets of Brussels.

The speaker for this event is Dr. Gwennaël Gaffric (ULB-EASt) and he is one of the leading scholars and French translator in the field of contemporary Chinese literature. More information is here.

If you have any inquiries concerning the series, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing members, Takeshi at ( or Pierre at (

CFP Trier Conference on Zhu Xi

Call for Papers: International Conference on “Zhu Xi and Zhu Xi Studies”

In order to commemorate the 888th anniversary of the famous Chinese thinker Zhu Xi, the Institute of Sinology at Trier University (Germany) will host an international conference on Zhu Xi and “Zhu Xi Studies” (Zhuzi xue 朱子學).

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Li Maosen Lecture in Leipzig

Public Lecture: The Logic in Confucian Virtues

Prof. Li Maosen 李茂森 (Renmin University of China)

Place: Confucius Institute Leipzig, Otto-Schill.Str.1, 04109 Leipzig

Time: Monday, 8 January 2018, 6 pm

It is believed in the Confucian moral ideas that human needs should be properly satisfied in order to foster the growth and development of the individuals as well as the society. Continue reading →

CFP: 50th Annual SACP Conference, in Poland

Call for Proposals: Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy 50th Annual Conference, June 8-11th, 2018

Hosted by Pedagogical University of Cracow, Krakow, Poland; supporting co-organizers are National Museum in Krakow and Institute of the Middle and Far East of Jagiellonian University

CONFERENCE THEME: Power and Creativity

Keynote Speaker: Graham Parkes (University of Vienna), “Will to Power and the Field of Dao/De: Nietzsche and Zhuangzi on Creative Experience”

Deadline for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: January 31, 2018

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Upcoming EACP Conference in Basel

2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy, Basel, 7-9 September 2017

Almost 100 scholars will present their work at the 2nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP:, which takes place in Basel on September 7-9, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Global Chinese Philosophy.” Two keynote addresses by Prof. Thomas Fröhlich (Hamburg) and Prof. Loy Hui-chieh (Singapore) are open to the public. Thomas Fröhlich will talk about “Beyond Confucian Delusions and Illusions. Critical Issues in Chinese Philosophy Today” at the Kollegienhaus (Hörsaal 001) on Thursday, 7 September, 6–7pm. Loy Hui-chieh will give an address on “Getting Through to a War-loving Ruler: The Mohists and their Elite Audiences” at the Kollegienhaus (Hörsaal 001) on Friday, 8 September, 6–7pm.

For questions or further information, please write to Ralph Weber. The full conference program follows.

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