Category Archives: Japanese philosophy

CFP: International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP)

The International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP) will have its fourth international conference on December 14-15, which will be held at the Fukuoka University, Japan.

Abstracts for individual papers and organized panels in English(preferably), Chinese and Korean are welcomed. Presented papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of The Journal of East Asian Philosophy (published by Springer, peer-reviewed, all in English).

The submission deadline is September 1, 2024 (Japan Time). Please check the ISEAP website for more details regarding the conference and submission details.

Lecture Announcement: Intercultural Phenomenology: Playing with Reality

The Research Center for Intercultural Phenomenology at Ritsumeikan University is hosting a lecture on intercultural phenomenology. The lecture will be in Japanese. Please find more information regarding the topic and the lecturers here.
Time: Jun 16, 2024 2:00-4:30 PM (UTC+09:00)
Location: 立命館大学衣笠キャンパス・清心館206教室
Zoom: to join remotely, please register through this form before June 6.

New Book: O’Dwyer, ed., Handbook of Confucianism in Modern Japan

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.

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New Book: Governing the Realm and Bringing Peace to All below Heaven

AUTHOR: Kumazawa Banzan

EDITOR AND TRANSLATOR: John A. Tucker, East Carolina University

DATE PUBLISHED: January 2021

Kumazawa Banzan’s (1619-1691) Responding to the Great Learning (Daigaku wakumon) stands as the first major writing on political economy in early modern Japanese history. John A. Tucker’s translation is the first English rendition of this controversial text to be published in eighty years. The introduction offers an accessible and incisive commentary, including detailed analyses of Banzan’s text within the context of his life, as well as broader historical and intellectual developments in East Asian Confucian thought. Emphasizing parallels between Banzan’s life events, such as his relief efforts in the Okayama domain following devastating flooding, and his later writings advocating compassionate government, environmental initiatives, and projects for growing wealth, Tucker sheds light on Banzan’s main objective of ‘governing the realm and bringing peace and prosperity to all below heaven’. In Responding to the Great Learning, Banzan was doing more than writing a philosophical commentary, he was advising the Tokugawa shogunate to undertake a major reorganization of the polity – or face the consequences.

For more information or to order the book, see the publisher’s website.

 

New Book: Johnson, Watsuji on Nature

Title: Watsuji on Nature: Japanese Philosophy in the Wake of Heidegger

Author: David W. Johnson (Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston College)

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Publisher URL: http://www.nupress.northwestern.edu/content/watsuji-nature (a brief description of the book can be found here)

The publisher also shared the information that you can order the paperback edition of Watsuji on Nature at a 25% discount at nupress.northwestern.edu using the code NUP19 at checkout.

CFP: Tetsugaku Vol.4, 2020, Special Issue: “Analytic Asian Philosophy”

The International e-Journal of the Philosophical Association of Japan, Tetsugaku, calls for papers for Tetsugaku Vol.4, 2020 Special Issue : “Analytic Asian Philosophy”

For more information see the website: http://philosophy-japan.org/news/international-journal/

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CFP: Asian Philosophical Texts: Exploring Hidden Sources

Series Summary:

The purpose of the Asian Philosophical Texts series is to publish critical translations of primary sources in Asian philosophical traditions, along with edited volumes or monographs dealing with the philosophical issues of translating them into western languages. By making primary sources of Asian philosophies available to the wider audience in western academia and beyond, this series will offer readers access to diverse intellectual sources written by a broad range of thinkers from various historical periods and intellectual traditions, including the Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, among others. The translations, accompanied by critical essays, will shed light on major philosophical movements such as Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others, thereby providing readers with the most comprehensive picture of the multilayered development of intellectual traditions in Asia. Each text will be accompanied by a substantive introduction, critical notes, and a selective bibliography. Through the series, the editors, in collaboration with leading scholars in the field of comparative and Asian philosophy, aim to represent both the classical heritage and modern developments of the diverse and rich Asian intellectual traditions.

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First ISEAP International Conference

The International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP) is going to have its first international conference as follows:

Date: December 14-15, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)

Venue: Surugadai Campus, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan (http://www.meiji.ac.jp/cip/english/about/campus/index.html)

Theme: East Asian Philosophy: Past, Present and Future

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CFP: IAJP Annual Conference: Kyoto School, Tokyo School, and Beyond

International Association for Japanese Philosophy 2019 International Conference: “Kyoto School, Tokyo School, and Beyond”

Venue: East-West Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa   

Organizer: International Association for Japanese Philosophy (IAJP)

Co-organizer: Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai‘i

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