The journal International Communication of Chinese Culture is worth looking at; its latest issues contain many articles related to Chinese philosophy. Of particular interest to me (in light of my essay on Tian) is Ben Huff’s essay, “Servants of Heaven: the place of virtue in the Confucian cosmos.” I’ll paste the abstract of Ben’s essay after the break.
Dao has established The Annual Best Essay Award since 2007. In addition to a certificate of achievement, the award comes along with a prize of US$1,000. The award winners are noted in the website of this journal as well as the website of Springer, the publisher of this journal. The award ceremony is held each year at the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Eastern Division), where a special panel on the theme of the award winning essay is held.
The selection process consists of two stages. At the beginning of each year, a nominating committee of at least three editorial members, who have not published in Dao in the given year, is established. This committee is charged with the task of nominating three best essays published in the previous year. These three essays are then sent to the whole editorial board for deliberation. The final winner is decided by a vote by all editorial board members who are not authors of the nominated essays.
The editorial board has just finished its deliberation on the best essay published in 2016, and the award is given to:
The Journal of Chinese Philosophy fell behind a bit in its publication schedule, but is now working to catch up, and has recently published 42(1-2), March-June 2015; and 42(3-4), September-December 2015. Tables of Contents for both issues are below.
Ben Hammer of Shandong University writes:
The Journal of Chinese Humanities has just released Volume 3.1 on the subject MYTH AND LEGEND IN ANCIENT CHINA.
This issue includes articles from top Chinese scholars and a piece by Early China editor Sarah Allan that responds to new findings out of China with implications for the historicity of the Xia Dynasty.
Our next issue is on the theme Wei and Jin Dynasty Xuan Xue, and we are now accepting submissions. See our website for submission details.
The latest issue of the Journal of Daoist Studies (vol 10, 2017) has been published. Details are available here.
An announcement from Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (Universität Konstanz, Department of Philosophy):
The journal Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies has now moved to Indiana University Press. It will be published as an Open Access journal under the title Journal of World Philosophies. Our first issue is scheduled to appear in December 2016. (Confluence’s first four volumes are now found under: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/confluence/index.)
The journal’s Facebook page is to be found under: https://www.facebook.com/Journal-of-World-Philosophies-323570801356967/?ref=bookmarks. I hope to meet you there (I’m going to initiate a discussion on world philosophies after this mailing).
[Congratulations to Prof. Kirloskar-Steinbach and co-editor Jim Maffie on this new phase of their project. The Facebook page includes the table of contents for the new issue; looks very interesting! –TC]
The newest issue of the on-line journal Comparative Philosophy (7:2) has been published. Articles are available at the journal’s website.
I am not sure what exactly to make of this data, which is based on a ranking system that may make ore sense for the sciences than for the humanities, but here is the latest ranking of philosophy journals, based on rates of citation over the last three years. This certainly is not the only measure of journal quality, but perhaps something worth taking into account.
Yong Huang writes:
The editorial board of Dao has just finished the selection of 2015 Dao Annual Best Essay Award. Professor David Wong’s paper, “Early Confucian Philosophy and Development of Compassion” (Dao 14.2: 157-194), wins the award. Congratulations, David!
The paper is now set for free access at this link: Early Confucian Philosophy and the Development of Compassion The following is its official citation:
Issue 9 of 当代儒学 (Contemporary Confucianism) has been published, and the table of contents is available here.
Frontiers of Philosophy in China (FPC) is an international philosophical quarterly, founded in 2006. It is has been published by both Brill and Higher Education Press since 2011.
Frontiers of Philosophy in China (FPC) aims to disseminate new scholarly achievements in the field of broadly defined philosophy, and to promote philosophical research of the highest level by publishing peer-reviewed academic articles that facilitate communication and cooperation among philosophers in China and abroad. The journal covers nearly all the main branches of philosophy, with priority given to original works on Chinese philosophy and to comparative studies between Chinese philosophy and other types of philosophy in the world.
FPC welcomes your submissions. For more information, please see here.
The Confucian Academy (孔学堂) in Guiyang is a recently founded but flourishing enterprise with multiple dimensions, including a scholarly publishing arm. They have begun publishing a bilingual journal (all articles appear in both Chinese and English), and I attach the table of contents here. The Academy’s website is here.
International Communication of Chinese Culture (ICCC) is a cross-disciplinary journal in the areas of China Studies, Communication, and Cultural Studies. The journal is committed to publishing high-quality research on the analysis, communication, perception and representation of Chinese culture within China and in the world. ICCC invites authors to submit original research articles and provide new critical perspectives on what constitutes Chinese culture, how Chinese culture has taken shape in various forms and through different means and media, and its interactions and exchanges with other cultures in both historical and contemporary contexts. Manuscripts on other related areas are also welcomed. ICCC also features cultural critiques, reports, and book reviews. ICCC publishes in English. All articles will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
【Current Issue: Vol.10, No.3, 2015】
Available at: http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc
Special Theme: Zhuangzi’s Philosophy
I have recently received information about a new project by CNKI, the outfit behind the Chinese Academic Journal Database, which some of us are lucky enough o have access to through our institutions. The new project is to make at least some of the content available in English translation, and their press release explicitly includes mention of philosophy. There will be a series of webinars introducing the new product, information about which is available here.
The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture has been published by the by the Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (ICPC) at Sungkyunkwan Univesity (SKKU) in Korea since 2001. The Journal publishes articles in English and in Chinese; PDFs of all issues are available on-line here. There is a lot of high-quality content here, with a particular focus on Chinese and Korean Neo-Confucianism.
In addition, the journal welcomes English-language submissions (which will be double-blind reviewed). For more details, see here.
I seem to have fallen down on the job of keeping up with the on-line journal Comparative Philosophy; two 2015 issues (6:1 and 6:2) are available, full of good stuff, including a debate over Wang Chong and an elegant argument about why the current discipline of Western philosophy needs to change if it is to be able to learn fully from non-Western traditions like Confucianism.
From Livia Kohn:
The Journal of Daoist Studies has several openings for an academic paper, no more than 10,000 words, to be published in the next issue: vol. 9, Feb. 2016.
Please send to “firstname.lastname@example.org” soon, if possible before August 1.
The latest issue of the China-based, English-language Journal of Chinese Humanities has been published, and contains a number of articles related to Chinese philosophy (especially Confucianism):
The Warring States Project has changed its distributor to the University Press of New England, and at least two WSP publications are forthcoming this spring, including The Emergence of China; for more information and ordering information, see here.
From Sarah Allan (editor): Early China 37 (2014) is now available. You need this journal and the Society for the Study of Early China needs your support. We have kept the price down, only $60 for a regular membership and $40 for a student or retired person, and you get online access as well as the print version. Please subscribe NOW at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/memServHome?name=SSECHome. Table of Contents follows….
The first issue of Confluence: An International Journal of World Philosophies has been published; see here for more information and free access to the first issue.
The excellent journal devoted to pedagogy about Asia (from K-12 through university education), Education About Asia, is now available open-access. Over the years it has had articles about teaching Chinese philosophy, among many other subjects.
The University of Macau has begun publishing a new journal,《南國學術 》(South China Quarterly), the contents of which are available on-line here. I will post the Tables of Contents of the latest issue (no. 3) and the upcoming issue (no. 4) below.
Journal of Confucian Studies (Chinese Thought and Culture Review)
The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) has recently approved to launch the Journal of Confucian Studies (Chinese Thought and Culture Review) and the Confucian Academy Press, devoted to the preservation and promotion of traditional Chinese culture. The Journal of Confucian Studies is the world’s only Chinese-English bilingual scholarly journal with the aim of promoting Chinese culture and conducting conversations among world civilizations. The Journal of Confucian Studies will be officially launched on August 1, 2014, at the 24th National Book Expo, co-held by SAPPRFT and People’s Government of Guizhou Province.
I have recently learned that Professor Zhan Shichuang 詹石窗 of Sichuan University is founding an English-language academic journal, Frontiers of Daoist Studies. Anyone interested in submitting work can contact Zhang Lijuan 张丽娟, a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Religious Studies, who represents the Editorial Office of the journal.
(Moved to top for article discussion as a featured post – March 12, 2014)
The latest issue of Dao has been released. And in keeping with our new collaboration with the journal, one article has been set to free access:
Filial Obligations: A Comparative Study, by Cecilia Wee
Well, first, I have to thank Cecilia Wee for the very stimulating piece. I hope I have not misunderstood or misrepresented too much of it in the following remarks. I look forward to her comments and discussion by all.
Philosophy Compass is a comparatively new on-line journal. For the last several years, its area editor for Chinese and comparative philosophy has been Karyn Lai. I have only recently become aware of how much has been published in the journal in this area, and thought that other might be interested, too!
Sarah Allan, Editor of Early China, reports:
To all interested in Early China:
As of January 1, 2014, publication of Early China will move from the Institute of East Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley, to Cambridge University Press. We leave the Institute of East Asian Studies with a deep sense of gratitude. I am particularly grateful to Martin Backstrom, Kate Chouta, and Erik Lyngen of IEAS for their goodwill and assistance as we make this transition. Over the last forty years, Early China has been transformed from a newsletter to a highly professional journal. This could not have happened without the unusual dedication, expertise, and sharp eye of David Goodrich of Birdtrack Press to whom we will always be indebted.
Courtesy of Yong Huang, editor of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, here are some statistics about access to Dao and citation of its articles. (We would be happy to post information on any other journals as well.)
The latest issue of Asian Philosophy has been published.
Since Huang Yong, editor-in-chief of the journal Dao, has moved to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the website of the journal has moved as well. It is now: http://phil.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/~Dao/. May it flourish at the new site, as it has in the past!
The editorial board of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy has completed its annual selection of the best essay. The winner of 2012 Dao Annual Best Essay Award is given to
“Instruction Dialogues in the Zhuangzi: An `Anthropological’ Reading” by Carine Defoort (Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11:459-478)
Congratulations to Carine!
Below is the official citation:
This essay provides a fresh reading of the ancient Chinese Daoist classic Zhuangzi. While the author claims that it is a non-philosophical reading, it turns out to be a philosophical reading that is most appropriate to the Zhuangzi and perhaps many if not all other ancient Chinese classics. The Zhuangzi authors, just like many other classical Chinese philosophers, were not so much interested, if at all, in theory building as in transformation of the person. Through a focus on the formal characteristics of the dialogues, careful textual analyses, perceptive interpretations, and coherent arguments, Dr. Defoort convincingly shows that the instruction of the Zhuangzi’s masters hint at the importance of non-teaching in various senses; it also focuses on attitudes and skills (knowing how) rather than knowledge (knowing that). The essay thus breaks ground not only in our interpretation of the Zhuangzi but also in our understanding of philosophy per se. It is the type of work that Dao promotes.
COMPARING CHINA AND THE WEST:
Bringing the Disciplines Together
The International Association for Comparative Study of China and the West (IACSCW) invites proposals for presentations at its conference to be held in Beijing at Peking University from 12 to 14 July 2013. Its primary purpose is to bring together from all over the world individuals and organizations with an ongoing interest in comparing China and the West.
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy aims to publish its first issue in the Spring of 2013. Here is a description from its website:
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy (JJP, hereinafter) is the first and only international peer-reviewed journal on Japanese philosophy, an academic area that has been receiving increasing global attention for some time now. By enhancing the quality of research through a worldwide, recognized consortium of scholars, this journal intends to provide an international platform for Japanese philosophy, and to further establish an academic status that other philosophical traditions such as Chinese and Indian philosophies already enjoy.
APA Newsletters, Fall 2012 (Vol. 12, No. 1)
Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
From the Editor, David H. Kim
“Report on ‘Japanese Aesthetics’,” A. Minh Nguyen
Yubraj Aryal: The Humanities at Work: International Exchange of Ideas in Aesthetics, Philosophy, and Literature, Reviewed by Arun Kumar Pokhrel
The China Heritage Quarterly, a terrific electronic journal cum research project, has published its August-September issue with a special focus on an early-twentieth century English-language journal called the China Critic. The editor writes:
The China Critic was a product of a cosmopolitan demeanour, a fluency in English-language expression and ideas and an informed concern for contemporary China, its achievements and its limitations. The era of The Critic was also one of mounting international conflict and patriotic fervour. It is timely to reconsider The Critic and also to make available some of the insightful and controversial writing that appeared in its pages over a fourteen-year period.
There’s a tremendous amount of material available at the site: scores of original articles available as pdfs (much of it available via this annotated chronology), insightful commentary, articles about related figures, and so on. One thing that caught my eye was the journal’s endorsement of Chiang Kai-shek’s “New Life Movement.” Certainly there is much about the Nanjing Decade (1927-37) that resonates with contemporary China!
Warring States Papers, a journal devoted to dissemination and discussion of the results of the Warring States Project, has at long last appeared! My copy arrived this morning. More information about the journal is available on-line. Many congratulations to Bruce and Taeko Brooks for pulling this off!
Contents of Volume 1 (2010)
Print ISSN: 1089-1161
Electronic ISSN: 2155-7446
Volume 1 ISBN: 978-1-936166-01-5 (paper)
Some articles are available as preprints
The Journal Frontiers of Philosophy in China, based at Beijing Normal University, has revised its mission. It is broadening its scope from publishing English translations of Chinese-laguage philosophical scholarship, to publishing English-language philosophical scholarship from all sources. Specifically:
Frontiers of Philosophy in China aims to disseminate new scholarly achievements in the field of broadly defined philosophy, and promote philosophical researches of the highest level by publishing peer-reviewed academic articles that facilitate intensive or extensive communication and cooperation between philosophers in China and abroad. It covers nearly all main branches of philosophy, with priorities given to original works on Chinese philosophy or in comparative studies of Chinese philosophy and other kinds of philosophy in the world.
For more informtion, including information on how to submit articles or book reviews, please see this brochure.
If anyone has any thoughts on ways in which this development is welcome or, perhaps, unwelcome, please share them. (I have to confess some mixed feelings myself, as I have found the previous mission of bringing Chinese-language scholarship to an English-reading audience to be valuable.)
This issue includes, by the way, a piece by blog contributor Dan Robins on the Mohist concept of jianai 兼愛. Here is a link to the Philosophy East and West journal blog. Below is a cut and paste of the information that appears there.
Just a quick reminder that the journal Dao gives out free promotional downloads of their top five downloaded articles at any given time. Here is the link (freebies are at the bottom of the page). There are some great articles right now on that list!
The innagural issue of a new journal has been published: the Journal of East West Thought, edited by John Zijiang Ding. (Correction: in an earlier version of this post, I mistakenly said that this is an on-line journal. It is not, though the full first issue is available on line at the moment.)
Journal of East-West Thought (JET) is published by the International Association for East-West Studies (IAES, http://www.iaesonline.org/ ). As a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing constructive, creative, critical, theoretical and forward-looking thoughts and ideas in East-West studies, it provides a forum for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, global, and philosophical examinations of all subject matters within East-West studies.
Read on for the Table of Contents of issue 1:1; the full texts of the essays are currently available from the journal’s website. Congratulations to Professor Ding and to everyone associated with this new undertaking! Continue reading “New Journal: Journal of East-West Thought 1:1”
Special Theme – Kant and China: New Dimensions
Volume 38, Issue 4
Journal of Chinese Philosophy
September 2011. Volume 38, Issue 3. Pages 333–501.
Volume 38, Issue 2
Table of Contents for latest issue (Vol. 2, no. 2) of Comparative and Continental Philosophy
FYI I just added a link to the Journals list for the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, the “first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics.” Access to the journal is FREE and online.
[Note: Navigation on the site is not entirely obvious; you have to go to the ‘Select Category’ drop-down menu under the ‘Archives’ heading to access all volumes — vol. 1 thru 18, from 1994 to present.]
…through November 30. Read more for details.