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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Postdoc in Chinese Aesthetics at ECNU

East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai is looking for a two-year post-doc in ancient Chinese art theory and classic Chinese aesthetics. Applicants must have PhD in related areas.  Stipend is 75,000 RMB for one year and 150,000 RMB for two years. Please send application materials to Professor Zhu Zhirong (suzhouzhuzhirong@163.com) at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of ECNU. 

August 8, 2017 Posted by | Aesthetics, China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

Dissertation Workshops on Comparative Political Theory

Shortly before the next American Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco, the organization will host dissertation workshops, one of which is devoted to students working in comparative political theory. The workshops group six ABD students together with two scholars. The deadline to apply is May 15. The workshops will take place on August 30, the day before the main APSA meeting commences. More information is here.

 

April 21, 2017 Posted by | Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Dissertation, Graduate study, Opportunities | no comments

2nd Greater China Chinese Studies Program

The 2nd Greater China Chinese Studies Program, organized by the Hong Kong-based Sinological Development Charitable Foundation, has been announced for this summer. Information is available on this pamphlet. The 4-week program takes place in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Beijing and covers a wide range of topics related to Chinese philosophy and culture. A limited number of participants are eligible for sponsorship, meaning that all costs save travel to/from Hong Kong will be covered.

February 6, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Hong Kong, Opportunities, Programs of Study | 3 comments

Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute

Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute (July 1-30, 2017)

Nishan & Qufu, Shandong Province, China

The 2017 Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute International Program offers teachers of Chinese history and culture an opportunity to spend a month at an established Confucian academy reading the Confucian classics with world-renowned experts Roger T. Ames and Chenshan Tian and other distinguished comparative philosophy and Confucian scholars. We invite all of those students and teachers who are intrigued by Chinese culture who seek a more profound appreciation of Chinese philosophy, history, and cosmology to join us on this unique educational and research journey. Read on for more information, or click here for a two-page English flier, or here for more extensive background in Chinese (with lots of pictures).

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January 11, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Opportunities | no comments

2017 Summer School: Chinese Thought and Culture

Applications are now open for the 2017 summer school in China this July (1st-18th, The International Academy for Chinese Thought and Culture). The programme is arranged as a GALA-based collaboration between staff at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Peking University and Bath Spa. Students from any discipline are welcome to apply. The short application form is available here: 

https://goo.gl/forms/wkITLaIxf8vdbUoj1

A few photos from the trip last year can be viewed here: 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10101254387908984.1073741832.61303538&type=1&l=ca17d79ffc

The deadline for the first round of applications is January 30th 2017. Further details from the programme advert are here

December 7, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

Tang Center: Fellowships, etc.

The Tang Center for Early China, founded at Columbia University in 2015, is dedicated to the advancement of the understanding of the richness and importance of early Chinese civilization as a part of a broader common human heritage. It is committed to doing so through both solid scholarship and broad public outreach. It does this, in part, through programs supporting fellowships and conferences, as well as through publications. A useful overview of funding opportunities is here; and for the center’s website, see here.

August 31, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Opportunities | no comments

New book series: Philosophy and Cultural Identity

The Philosophy and Cultural Identity series, edited by Michael Krausz (Bryn Mawr College)
and Andreea Deciu Ritivoi (Carnegie Mellon University), encourages new scholarship in cross-cultural philosophy, exploring topics such as cultural memory, cultural membership, cultural obligations, cross-cultural experience, personal identity, single and multiple identities, single and multiple selves, and cosmopolitanism. A flyer for those interested in submitting a proposal is here. and the website for the series is here.

August 21, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Opportunities | no comments

Summer Workshop (Funding Available)

I have recently learned about the “Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies” to be held this summer in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Beijing, organized and sponsored by the Sinological Development Charitable Foundation. Information on the Foundation and its goals, as well as about the program, are available on its website, here. The program aims to introduce Chinese Studies (focusing on Early Confucianism and the Hundred Schools; Buddhism and Daoism; and Neo-Confucianism). There are a limited number of Sponsorships (full financial support) available, plus a self-pay option. The application deadline is April 1, 2016.

March 14, 2016 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Daoism, Fellowships, Opportunities | 2 comments

Opportunities Related to “Intellectual Humility”

With the support of the John Templeton Foundation, and subject to a final grant agreement, the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute announces a funding proposal competition of $2 million dollars to support interdisciplinary research projects on intellectual humility and its role in promoting meaningful public discourse. The deadline for letters of intent is May 1st 2016

Topical areas of focus include both the barriers that prevent people from engaging in constructive, reason-based dialogue, conducted with intellectual humility, regarding culturally divisive issues, as well as scalable models or other interventions that may be effective or ineffective in promoting this sort of talk. 

In addition, applications are being accepted for both residential and non-residential fellowships for work relevant to the project’s aims. The deadline for residential fellowship applications is April 15th 2016; non-residential fellowship applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Full details can be found at: http://publicdiscourseproject.uconn.edu/.

February 14, 2016 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Fellowships, Opportunities, Virtue | no comments

Doctoral student support for research in historiography

Attached here is a PDF with an open call for six doctoral student positions in a research project on narrative modes of classical, medieval and modern historiography in India, China, and Tibet. The project, which is funded by the European Research Council, is running at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. The positions are in classical Indology, modern Indian studies, medieval Indo-Persian studies, medieval Tibetan Studies, classical-medieval Sinology, and modern Chinese studies. The three-year positions are tuition-free and come with a small stipend. The application deadline is March 31.

February 14, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Comparative philosophy, Graduate study, Opportunities | no comments

Fudan Programs in Chinese Philosophy

I again offer some information from Prof. Tongdong BAI on Fudan University’s English-language Chinese philosophy programs. There has been discussion of these programs on the blog in the past; search for “Fudan.” 

Thanks to your support, since it was launched in 2011, the MA and Visiting programs in Chinese philosophy (with courses taught in English) at Fudan have been extremely successful. 55 students have been enrolled in either the M.A. program (47 students) and the visiting student program (8 students). They are from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.K., Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Yugoslavia, Romania, Israel, India, and Indonesia, and many of them are top students in their classes, majoring in philosophy, classics, and/or East Asian or Chinese studies. The above facts make these programs simply the most successful of their kind (English-based post-graduate programs in Chinese philosophy) in mainland China.

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January 14, 2016 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Graduate study, Opportunities | no comments

AAS CIAC Small Grants

The China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) has a Small Grant program that funds projects with up to $2,000. The application deadline is February 1, 2016, and details are here.

December 20, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

NEH Summer Institute: Confucian Asia

This multidisciplinary program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will offer five weeks of context-rich and critical engagement with Confucian teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), examining how they have shaped and been shaped by the cultures and societies of China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. The program will consider how Confucianism addressed both personal and social needs in ways that were inseparable from the dynamics of intellectual exchange, artistic production, social organization and politics.

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December 7, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Opportunities | no comments

Academic Cross-Training Fellowship

The John Templeton Foundation is inaugurating a new fellowship program: Academic Cross-Training (ACT). The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science. In addition to the website linked above, see also this flyer.

November 11, 2015 Posted by | Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

New On-Line Collaborative Text/Translation Project

The Ten Thousand Rooms Project at Yale may well be of interest to readers. Funded by the Mellon Foundation and Yale, the project makes available sophisticated tools for on-line, collaborative projects to annotate and/or translate pre-modern Chinese texts. More information is at the project’s website.

November 10, 2015 Posted by | Chinese Texts, Opportunities, Sinology | no comments

Scholarship for China Study

A blog reader who is currently studying in China has written me to pass on the following, about the scholarship that she is currently enjoying (we have posted some info about this scholarship in the past, but this is an update):

I’m currently studying in China thanks to the scholarship of the Confucius China Studies Program of Hanban. The scholarship may cover all the expenses for a three-years PhD in China as well for joint PhD program with non-Chinese universities. It’s a very generous scholarship, covering university fees, living expenses and participation to seminars.  I think, it’s a great opportunity for graduated students aiming to attend humanistic faculties in China. I would like to pass on the following presentation.

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November 5, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Fellowships, Graduate study, Opportunities | no comments

New Book Series

Studies in Comparative Political Theory (Oxford University Press)

Editor: Diego von Vacano (Texas A&M University)

Consulting Editors: Andrew March (Yale) and Leigh Jenco (LSE)

The book series will seek to publish the best new research in Comparative Political Theory. We understand this term in a broad sense, as work that goes beyond traditional Western canonical approaches to major political questions or problems. We are especially interested in work that is comparative (deals with two or more distinctive cultural traditions in political thought) and which comes from the discipline of Political Theory in Political Science. However, other approaches and disciplines such as History, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Sociology are welcome. Interdisciplinary perspectives on cardinal political issues will also be of interest.

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November 4, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Opportunities, Publishing | one comment

EACP inaugural conference in Vilnius

The inaugural biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy will be held in Vilnius in early June.  Keynote speakers Carine Defoort and Peng Guoxiang. Deadlines and other information on the EACP web site:

http://www.oc.vu.lt/en/eacp2016

October 19, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference, Opportunities, Organization News | no comments

ACLS / Munro Fund

A reminder that 2015-16 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open, several of which support work related to China. These fellowships are supported in part by the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought, which is designed to “support ACLS Fellowships awarded for research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems that exhibit high quality in sinology and in critical analysis, as well as relevance to human problems.”

August 10, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

Berggruen Fellowship

A new fellowship program has been launched by the Berggruen Center for Philosophy and Culture, with a major focus on cross-cultural and comparative philosophy. Please read on for details.

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August 4, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Fellowships, Opportunities | 3 comments

Call For Proposals: Critical Inquiries in Comparative Philosophy book series

We are currently seeking book proposals for the Critical Inquiries in Comparative Philosophy book series (Rowman and Littlefield International). The volumes in this series aim to present recent research on topics within comparative philosophy generally as well as to present original work on these topics. Right now we are most interested in developing volumes focusing on Chinese Philosophy and/or Indian Philosophy, though proposals on topics in other areas of Asian and Comparative Philosophy are certainly welcome too.

There are currently two volumes of the series in development.  Alexus McLeod’s Theories of Truth in Chinese Philosophy: A Comparative Approach will be released this November, and Bongrae Seok’s Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame: Shame of Shamelessness is due to appear in 2017. Further information on the series and individual volumes can be found at the RLI series webpage.

Those interested in discussing topics or possible proposals for the series should contact Alexus McLeod at alexus.mcleod@colostate.edu

July 30, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Opportunities, Publishing | no comments

Call for Papers and Abstracts: ISCP panels at APA Pacific: March 30, 2016 – April 3, 2016

You are cordially  invited to submit either (1) abstracts for  individual paper or (2) a proposal for a complete panel for ISCP panels at the 2016 APA Pacific Division Meeting.
The submission should contain full name/affiliation/ email address.

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July 30, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference, Opportunities | no comments

Call for Papers: “New Ways of Reading Early Chinese Texts”

Although Zhou texts have been extensively commented upon for nearly 2,500 years, recent events have fundamentally altered the way these texts are understood. These events include the still-influential Doubting Antiquity movement, discovery of  previously unknown manuscripts during excavations, archaeology of material culture that expands our knowledge of Zhou life, and new phonetic restorations of ancient Chinese. In present day China, some early texts have been adapted into popular culture — the Confucian scholar Yu Dan has become a celebrity based on her charismatic presentation of the Lunyu.
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July 21, 2015 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference, Opportunities | no comments

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Buddhism at Oregon State University

Dear Colleagues,The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon invites applications from specialists in Buddhist Studies (Asian Buddhism) for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, effective September 16, 2016. Teaching responsibilities are five courses per academic year.

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July 20, 2015 Posted by | Academia, Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

Publication Opportunity: Early Chinese Self-Cultivation

Publication opportunity (non-peer-reviewed) for articles on “early Chinese self-cultivation”. On July 1st, 2015, Paul Fischer (Western Kentucky University) and Lin Zhipeng 林志鵬 (Fudan University) hosted a workshop in Shanghai on early Chinese self-cultivation (entitled 治氣養心之術——中國早期修身方法), hosted by the 復旦大學中華文明國際研究中心. (Please find the schedule attached.) The Center is willing to publish the collected papers of the workshop, but have allowed us to expand the volume somewhat. Therefore we are seeking submissions from non-participants to be included in this volume.

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July 17, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities, Philosophy in China | no comments

Summer School and Conference at Univeristy of Ljubljana

On behalf of the organizers, I’d like to announce two forthcoming events at the Department of Asian and African Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

The first one is a summer school on Wei, Jin, Nanbei Period and the Importance of Transition to be held 2-9 September 2015 in Korte (Slovenia). Applications are invited from graduate students as well doctoral degree holders. There is no tuition fee and the costs of full board are covered by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Participants should cover their own travel expenses to Ljubljana, transportation between Ljubljana and the summer school venue will be provided by the organizers. A letter of motivation as well as further enquires should be sent to natasavampelj@yahoo.com by 1 July 2015. For more information, see here.

The second one is a conference in the Special Topics in Chinese Studies (STCS) series to be held 11-13 December 2015 in Ljubljana (Slovenia). This year’s topic is Comparative Perspectives: Islam, Confucianism and Buddhism. Proposals are invited for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers addressing the conference theme as outlined in the Call for Papers. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to maja.veselic@ff.uni-lj.si by 25 August 2015. For more information, see here.

June 11, 2015 Posted by | Buddhism, Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Opportunities | no comments

1-Year Political Philosophy Post-doc at CityU

The Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP) at the City University of Hong Kong is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in political philosophy/theory to begin in Fall 2015. Requirements include a PhD in Philosophy/Political Science, with specialization in Political Philosophy/Theory and no more than 3 years’ postdoctoral experience.  Familiarity with Comparative Political Theory/East Asian Philosophy would be an advantage, but is not essential.

For more information and to apply, see: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/hro/en/job/current/administrative.asp?ref=ur-cr985

June 10, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Fellowships, Hong Kong, Opportunities | no comments

2015 Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute

2015 Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute: International Program for Teachers of Chinese Studies

The International Program for Teachers of Chinese Culture is an invitation to spend a month reading the Confucian classics with world-renowned experts Roger T. Ames, Chenshan Tian and other distinguished comparative philosophy and Confucian scholars at a newly established Confucian academy at the site of Confucius’s birth, career, and death.

Application deadline: June 1, 2015

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May 1, 2015 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Opportunities | no comments

Tenure Track Position in Asian Philosophy

From Matthew Pierlott at West Chester University:

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track position, to begin August 2015. AOS: Asian Philosophy; AOC: Open. The Department awards both BA and MA degrees in Philosophy, BA degrees in Religious Studies, and Graduate Cer­tificate Programs in Applied Ethics. Normal teaching load 12 hrs/semester. Minimum Qualifications: Evidence of scholarly aptitude and earned Ph.D. in Philosophy or Religious Studies; com­pletion of the Ph.D. required by August 30, 2015.

To view full job ad and to apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm.

 

February 10, 2015 Posted by | Job Opening, Opportunities | no comments

Postdoc in Non-Western Political Thought

Here is a 2-year postdoc position in Non-Western (Asian) Political Thought at Central European University (details here).  Deadline: Feb 28. 
 
Central European University (CEU) is an English-language, US-accredited graduate university located in Budapest. 
 
The position is offered by the Department of International Relations, but in the context of CEU’s interdepartmental Specialization in Political Thought. If you need more details about this position, please contact Prof. Alexander Astrov: astrova@ceu.hu

January 31, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Opportunities, Politics | no comments

New Chinese Philosophy Postdoc Opportunity at Michigan

Funded by the Tang Junyi Lecture Fund and administered by the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan, the Tang Junyi Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to scholars conducting well-designed research and writing projects on Chinese philosophy. One (1) fellow will be selected.

Eligibility:

– Research topics can cover any aspect of Chinese philosophy and philosophical thought.

– Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than seven (7) years beyond receipt of the PhD.

– Applicants who do not have native command of English must include the date and score of the most recent TOEFL examination or other evidence of proficiency in English (such as a degree from a US university or a letter from an academic advisor).

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December 23, 2014 Posted by | Academia, Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

AAS Small Grants Program

For current AAS members, the China and Inner Asia Small Grant Program may be of interest:

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December 8, 2014 Posted by | Opportunities | no comments

2015 Fu Foundation Essay Contest

Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation

ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy

The Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy are pleased to announce the 2015 ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy.

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November 15, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Opportunities | no comments

CUHK Masters and PhD Programs in Chinese Philosophy

2015 Master and Ph.D Programs in Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong has the biggest graduate program in philosophy in Hong Kong. Its faculty has the roughly equal strength in Chinese philosophy (5 faculty members), analytic philosophy (4 faculty members), and Continental Europe philosophy (5 faculty members). Please read on for more details!

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November 9, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Graduate study, Opportunities | 3 comments

Postdoc at City University of Hong Kong

City U’s Centre for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy is advertising a postdoc that will be of interest to readers of this blog. I’ll post some highlights below the fold and then link to the complete listing.

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November 1, 2014 Posted by | Opportunities | no comments

On Templeton Foundation Grants

I have recently begun a term on the Advisory Board of the John Templeton Foundation (JTF). I know that there has been considerable discussion of effects of JTF’s funding on the field over the years, but based just on my own limited interaction with current JTF leadership, staff, and other advisors, I find the Foundation’s current approach to supporting work in philosophy to be open and commendable. In fact, JTF’s core commitment to challenging mainstream views within our discipline is increasingly leading the Foundation to recognize the role that non-Western philosophy can play in furthering its objectives.

To that end, I want to call attention to the current possibility of applying to JTF for funding:

As part of its fall open submission cycle, the John Templeton Foundation welcomes online funding inquiries in the areas of philosophy and theology.  The submission window is August 1 to October 1, 2014.  Proposed philosophical projects need not have religion or theology as a focus.  To submit an online funding inquiry, please visithttp://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/our-grantmaking-process.

Please note that the Templeton Foundation does not normally provide dissertation fellowships through this open submission process.  For more information on the kinds of projects that the Foundation can support, visit http://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/core-funding-areas/science-and-the-big-questions.

September 18, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Opportunities | no comments

Two Upcoming Chinese Philosophy MOOCs

Those who want to explore Chinese thought in more depth will soon have the opportunity to participate in not one, but two Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs):

Comments welcome!

September 5, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | one comment

ACLS Grants

The full list of 2014-2015 ACLS grants is listed below. Although the competition for many of these grants is fierce, bear in mind that applications related to Chinese philosophy have a bit of a leg up, since they are eligible for funding through the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought, which is now supporting its first grant.

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August 1, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

Funding Opportunity for Graduate Students

The Confucius China Studies Program provides funding for research in China for current Ph.D. Program. If anyone has any experience with this, please let us know.

July 27, 2014 Posted by | China, Fellowships, Graduate study, Opportunities | 4 comments

Postdoc in Chinese or Asian Phil at NTU

The Philosophy Program at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is searching for a postdoctoral fellow in a broadly defined field of “Culture and Society: The Value of Traditional Culture in Contemporary Society.” We are looking for a young scholar in Chinese or Asian philosophy who reflects on the contemporary relevance of classic thoughts. Applications are due by July 15, 2014 (11:59pm Singapore Time). Start time negotiable. More information can be found at http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/AboutHSS/Pages/Research.aspx or by contacting Li Chenyang at cyli@ntu.edu.sg.

June 30, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Opportunities, Profession | no comments

Deparochializing Political Theory “Short Course” at APSA

You are warmly invited to participate in the upcoming short course, ‘Deparochializing Political Theory’, running the day before APSA begins. Details and link below!

To find short course info online: https://www.apsanet.org/mtgs/program_2014/program.cfm?event=1523901

To register: once logged in to myAPSA, click ‘Register for a short course’ in the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting window (SC5)

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June 20, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Conference, Opportunities, Pedagogy | no comments

“Short Course” at APSA on Teaching Chinese and Islamic/Arab Political Thought

This should be of interest both to anyone attending the American Political Science Association meetings this coming fall, and also those of us in other fields who might want to try something similar at our own disciplinary meetings. Does the APA ever have such “short courses”? If you have any questions about the course, please contact Professor Browers.

Deparochializing Political Theory: How to Teach Chinese and Islamic/Arab Political Thought

Wednesday August 27, 1:30-5:30pm

APSA Annual Conference, Washington, DC (exact location TBA)

Michaelle L. Browers, Wake Forest University; Loubna El-Amine, Georgetown University

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May 26, 2014 Posted by | American Philosophical Association, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Opportunities, Pedagogy | no comments

Fulbright Opportunities

The American Fulbright Program is a scholar exchange program that brings scholars and students from overseas to the United States and sends scholars and students from the United States overseas.

There are a large number of programs for the countries of East Asia.  If you are an American citizen and are a new university graduate (or will be next year), you are eligible for programs to teach English abroad or to engage in study/research programs.  Professors should circulate this information to students.

If you are an American scholar, there are many research and teaching opportunities.

Awards generally cover all expenses (including airfare) and include stipends.

I have attached three introductory documents to this message.

Teaching English

Graduate and undergraduate students

Scholar and Other

You can find all of the programs here: http://www.iie.org/fulbright.

The announcements for the next round of programs have just come out.  Many of the deadlines are August 1.

May 7, 2014 Posted by | Academia, Opportunities | no comments

Major Translation Opportunity: Jin and Liu, Studies in the History of Ideas: The Formation of Important Modern Chinese Political Terms

Please read on for on opportunity to earn USD $25,000 as part of a book translation project.

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March 4, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative Political Theory, Opportunities, Translation | 3 comments

Penn State Summer Institute in Asian Studies

Penn State Summer Institute in Asian Studies

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a week-long fellowship to participate in the inaugural Penn State Summer Institute in Asian Studies. To be held June 1 -7, 2014, on the theme of “Reading and Textual Production in Early Modern China,” the Summer Institute welcomes applicants interested in reading primary and secondary sources on its annual theme, in workshopping and discussing their own research, and in exploring the latest scholarship in their field. This year?s Institute will be led by On-cho Ng (Penn State), Kai-wing Chow (U of Illinois) and Hung-lam Chu (Hong Kong Polytechnic U).
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January 30, 2014 Posted by | Opportunities | no comments

NTU Postdoctoral Fellowships

Nanyang Technological University is offering Postdoctoral Fellowships in interdisciplinary humanities; philosophy is one of the disciplines listed, and Chinese philosophy is a strength of NTU (located in Singapore).

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December 12, 2013 Posted by | Opportunities | no comments

Daoism NEH Summer Seminar

Steve Bokenkamp and Terry Kleeman will offer their NEH Summer Seminar on reading Daoist texts again next summer, July 14 to August 1, in Boulder, CO.

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November 21, 2013 Posted by | Daoism, Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

Woodenfish Project: Vinaya Workshop in China led by Professor Ann Heirman

Woodenfish Project: Vinaya Workshop in China led by Professor Ann Heirman

DATE: December 28, 2013—January 4, 2014

VENUE: Sichuan Bhikkhuni Buddhist College (Sichuan Nizhong Foxueyuan 四川尼眾佛學院)

– Buddhist College Website: http://www.nzfxy.org/ (Chinese only

Eligibility: Faculty, graduate level and advanced undergraduate students as well as ordained nuns and female priests of any Buddhist tradition

Application Deadline: December 1, 2013

To Apply:  To download the application form, please visit our website : http://www.woodenfish.org/china/vinaya

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October 12, 2013 Posted by | Buddhism, Opportunities | no comments

ACLS Opportunities

I trust that anyone looking for fellowship support already knows about the standard ACLS Fellowships, applications for which are due next week, along with the extremely nice Ryskamp Fellowships. It’s worth keeping in mind the following opportunities as well:

  • Comparative Perspectives” grants are designed to support anything from brainstorming sessions to formal conferences, and have an explicit emphasis on projects that “compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research….” Deadline is Nov. 19.
  • Then there is the Luce/ACLS Fellowships in China Studies, which offer three different kinds of support, including predissertation grants, postdoctoral fellowships, and reading workshop grants.

All of these can potentially be supported by the Munro Fund, which as previously reported here is designed to support “research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems that exhibit high quality in sinology and in critical analysis, as well as relevance to human problems.”

September 20, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

New Book Series in Comparative Ethics, Politics, and Law

The Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP) at City University of Hong Kong and Rowman and Littlefield International are announcing a new monograph series entitled the CEACOP Series in East Asian Comparative Ethics, Politics, and Philosophy of Law.  This series, edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe, Sungmoon Kim, and Eirik Lang Harris, will publish path-breaking and field-defining works in East Asian comparative ethics with a special interest in works of normative and applied ethics, political theory, and philosophy of law. More information can be found at http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/ceacop/CEACOP_series.html

August 29, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Opportunities | 2 comments

Workshop: The World of China from Confucius to Deng Xiaoping

The University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, the Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma, and the Asian Studies Development Program affiliated with the East West Center, University of Hawaii invite teachers, scholars, and university students interested in the philosophy, history, and culture of China to attend a faculty workshop, 12-14 September 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Quail Springs, Oklahoma City.

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August 9, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

Post-Doc position(s) in Germany

A two-year Post-Doc position in ancient studies, including China, starting this fall.

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August 5, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities | no comments

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

This opportunity may be of interest to some readers– given the many experts in Chinese philosophy located in Hong Kong!

Hong Kong Universities are looking for PhD students with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong within the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.

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July 16, 2013 Posted by | Graduate study, Opportunities | no comments

Research Opportunities for Intellectual Humility Project

Call for Proposals and Applications:  The Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility Project at Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University announces a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the subject of intellectual humility. The project will focus on a variety of philosophical and theological issues relevant to the topic of intellectual humility, including: virtue epistemology; regulative epistemology; peer disagreement; intellectual humility, intellectual autonomy and deference to authority; religious pluralism; divine hiddenness; intellectual humility and theological method; biases, heuristics, dual-process theories and evolution; intersubjectivity and mind reading.

This project will fund a variety of activities, including a competition for up to 16 research grants in philosophy and theology, for research between June 2014 to May 2015.

Additional funding opportunities include:

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May 22, 2013 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Epistemology, Opportunities | no comments

New Funding Opportunities in Buddhist Studies

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces a new initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies funded by a $1.9 million grant from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. Working with the Foundation, ACLS will offer an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. ACLS will organize competitions for the following:

These are global competitions. There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed or the citizenship of applicants.

Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). Sample applications and a link to OFA will be available in July 2013. Further details may be found here: http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/

May 15, 2013 Posted by | Opportunities | no comments

Munro Fund for Chinese Thought Established at ACLS

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I am very excited to announce and to celebrate the generosity of Manyul’s and my teacher at the University of Michigan, Don Munro. We should all be grateful for his continuing efforts to cultivate the field of Chinese thought!

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought. Proceeds of the fund, which was created through Donald J. Munro’s generous gifts to ACLS, will help support ACLS Fellowships awarded for research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems that exhibit high quality in sinology and in critical analysis, as well as relevance to human problems.

The Munro Fund can help fund awards in any ACLS fellowship program, except those supporting pre-doctoral study. A list of ACLS fellowship programs with links to information about each can be found at  http://www.acls.org/programs/comps/.

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April 20, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Fellowships, Opportunities | no comments

Fulbright Taiwan

Some information for professors (U.S. citizenship) who might be interested.

I met today with the executive director of Fulbright Taiwan and the chair of the Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University, where I am currently doing a teaching Fulbright. Both of them expressed the sentiment that this is a good association and that the U.S.-Taiwan relationship would be well-served by continuing it. Fulbright depends on the initiative of applicants, however, rather than putting out calls for participation. So they can only accommodate a philosopher if a philosopher applies. A special interest was expressed for political philosophy, especially related to the potential democratization of China. (I’m teaching American Pragmatism and Comparative Moral Psychology–at the graduate level.)  They both thought it would be a good idea to get the word out on this blog.

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March 29, 2013 Posted by | Academia, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Opportunities, Philosophy in Taiwan, Profession | 2 comments

Book Series on Cross-Cultural Philosophy

Readers may be interested in this new book series dedicated to “cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures.” The series is an offshoot of the journal Sophia, whose coverage includes the perspectives of multiple traditions on philosophy and religion.

March 27, 2013 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Opportunities | no comments

Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation Essay Contest

Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation: ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy

The Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy are pleased to announce the 2013 ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy.

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March 13, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Opportunities | one comment

New Book on the Analects / Review Opportunity

Palgrave Macmillan has recently published A Reader’s Companion to the Confucian Analects by Henry Rosemont Jr. Further details can be found here.

Macmillan is interested in offering a free electronic version of this title to a scholar interested in posting a review of the book here on Warp, Weft, and Way. If you would like to pursue this, please contact Katie Gordon (Palgrave Macmillan Marketing Executive; katie.gordon@palgrave.com) and also let one of the blog administrators know. (If you’re not an official contributor, we can arrange to post the review as a guest post.)

February 25, 2013 Posted by | Book Review, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Confucius, Opportunities | no comments