The Oxford University Press has recently published a translation and study Korean Women Philosophers and the Ideal of a Female Sage: Essential Writings of Im Yungjidang and Gang Jeongildang, edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe and Hwa Yeong Wang. This work introduces the lives and ideas of two female Korean Confucian philosophers from the Joseon Dynasty. This edited edition provides translation and analysis of the writings of these philosophers. The editors also add in compared and contrast the philosophers’ thoughts with that of western thinkers.
Jisoo Kim will offer an on-line lecture later this week: the title is “The Emotions of Justice: People’s Voices and their Petitioning Activity in Late Chosŏn Korea,” and it will be held at 10am Hong Kong time on Friday, 18 February. For more information and to register, see here.
The Editor of the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture passes on the following message:
We are happy to announce that the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture has a new webpage designed to allow easier and more intuitive access to the journal and its content. The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC) is the only peer-reviewed, English language journal dedicated exclusively to research concerning the history and contemporary relevance of Confucianism. The Journal is indexed in AtlaSerials, BAS (Bibliography of Asian Studies), MLA Directory of Periodicals, and KCI (Korea Citation Index). Please visit our new website at http://jcpc.skku.edu/ and consider submitting work to any of the various sections of the journal: articles, reviews, or Scholar’s Corner.
Rowman & Littlefield has published Edward Chung, The Great Synthesis of Wang Yangming Neo-Confucianism in Korea. The author adds that for those colleagues who would like to purchase it at the author’s discount (30%), its special promotion code is LEX30AUTH20. The table of contents follows.
Edward R. Canda’s new book, The Way of Humanity: Confucian Wisdom for an Opening World (Teachings of the Korean Philosopher, Haengchon), has been published by University of Kansas Libraries! See here for more information.
Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is advertising a position in East Asian Philosophy. Instruction is in English. The philjobs link is here: https://philjobs.org/job/show/15490.
News about the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture from its editor, P.J. Ivanhoe:
The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (http://jcpc.skku.edu/) is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes submissions of both articles and book reviews, including reviews of films, exhibitions, and internet resources. JCPC is the only peer-reviewed, English language journal dedicated exclusively to research concerning the history and contemporary relevance of Confucianism. The journal is cross-disciplinary in its outlook and presents work from philosophers, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, historians, theologians, political scientists as well as other disciplines. JCPC examines the historical, doctrinal, literary, social, and political developments that have formed contemporary versions of Confucianism for the purpose of interpreting and exploring Confucianism from a modern perspective. The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is indexed by the Korean Citation Index, the Bibliography of Asian Studies, and most recently, Atla Religion Database. It is under consideration by A&Hci and Scopus.
The editors are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 33 of the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC). JCPC is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes contributions of both articles and book reviews by qualified authors from around the world. This attached file contains the front matter, including a complete table of contents, of Volume 33. The complete volume will be available online at our web site: http://jcpc.skku.edu/.
The editors are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 32 of The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC), the inaugural issue of the revised format of the journal. JCPC is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes contributions of both articles and book reviews by qualified authors from around the world. This attached file contains the front matter, including a complete table of contents, of Volume 32. The complete volume will be available on line, within the week at our web site: http://jcpc.skku.edu/.
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Sungmoon Kim, Democracy After Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy, Oxford University Press, 2018, 255pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190671235.
Reviewed by Kenneth Winston, Harvard University
As Asian countries reclaim their former prominence on the world stage, many Asian scholars are engaged in an ardent effort to respond to the new reality by reexamining basic political principles. The effort is not only academic or philosophical; it is deeply moral — an effort to preserve what is of value in one’s own culture or tradition while adapting to new geopolitical circumstances and engaging in new relationships. Sungmoon Kim is a member in good standing of an international group of scholars who join this intellectual conversation with the general aim of reconciling Confucianism and democracy — with an agenda and vocabulary taken primarily from contemporary English-language analytic philosophy. While written at a fairly abstract level, this book can be read as a search for identity or self-understanding in an evolving world.