Warp, Weft, and Way

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

CFP–Constructing and Interpreting the Daotong

Call for papers
Constructing and Interpreting the Daotong (Transmission of the Way) in the Perspective of Chinese and Korean Neo-Confucianism

International conference organised by:
–         The Centre of Chinese Studies (CEC, ASIEs, Inalco),
–         The Centre of Korean Studies (CECO, ASIEs, Inalco)
–         The Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul)
The organising committee is pleased to invite colleagues and Ph.D students interested in Neo-Confucianism to submit abstracts for this international conference regarding the construction and (re-)interpretations of the Daotong. Its objective is to re-examine the process through which Neo-Confucian discourse was legitimated by promoting the notion of Transmission of the Way, both in Chinese and Korean contexts.

The conference will discuss the following questions: should we distinguish a stage of Transmission of the Way (daotong) from one of Dao Learning (daoxue), as suggested by Yu Ying-shi? How did Chinese and Korean Neo-Confucians develop their doctrine in the lineage of Dao Learning? Why did Zhu Xi’s school dominate Korean Neo-Confucianism? What is the validity of Mou Zongsan’s division of the Chinese Neo-Confucian tradition into two or three branches?
The conference will also be an opportunity to review new methodologies dealing with research on Neo-Confucianism in both philosophical and historical perspectives.

Working languages
: Chinese, English, French, Korean (Handout in Chinese or English hoped for if oral presentation in French or Korean)
Organising Committee: Choi Young Jin, Kim Daeyeol, Isabelle Sancho, Frédéric Wang
Contacts: Frédéric Wang (fwang@inalco.fr), Isabelle Sancho (isabellesancho@noos.fr)

Conference Location: Inalco, Salle des Conseils, 65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris, France
15th March 2013: submission of abstract
30th May: final program of the conference
1st and 2nd July: Conference dates

All conference participants will be responsible for the planning and cost of their own travel arrangements to the conference venue. Meals will be provided during the conference.

February 5th, 2013 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Conference, Korea, Neo-Confucianism | no comments

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