New Handbook on Chinese Philosophy Methodologies

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies, edited by Sor-hoon Tan, is due to be published later this week. Details are here, and I’ll paste the very rich Table of Contents below. This is another in the Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy series, on which more is available here. So far, the only other title concerned with Chinese philosophy is The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender, edited by Ann-Pang White, which appeared earlier this year; see further below for its Table of Contents, and more details here. The series also contains several books focusing on the philosophies of India.

Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies: Table of Contents
List of ContributorsIntroduction: Why Methodology Matters in Chinese Philosophy, Sor-hoon Tan

Part I: Philosophizing with Traditional Chinese Texts

1. Philosophizing with Canonical Chinese Texts: Seeking an Interpretive Context, Roger T. Ames

2. Methodological Reflections on the Study of Chinese Thought, Kwong-loi Shun

3. On What It Means to ‘Let a Text Speak for Itself?’, Ronnie Littlejohn

4. Academic Silos, or, What I Wish Philosophers Know about History, Michael Nylan

5. Contextualization and De-contextualization: Studies of Chinese Philosophy from a Trans-cultural Context, Ming-Huei Lee

Part II: Methods from Practice

6. Kungfu Method in the Analects and Its Significance Beyond, Peimin Ni

7. Methodological Inspirations from Teaching Chinese Philosophy, Sarah Mattice

8. Confucianism and Pragmatist Methods: Keeping Faith with the Confucian Moral Mission, Sor-hoon Tan

Part III: Adapting Borrowed Methodologies

9. Chinese Metaphysics Methodology in a Cross-Cultural Context, Franklin Perkins

10. On Constructive-Engagement Strategy in Studies of Chinese Philosophy, Bo Mou

11. Issues and Methods of Analytic Philosophy in Chinese Philosophy, Yiu-ming Fung

12. Travelling Around the Threshold: Continental Philosophy and the Comparative Project, David Jones

13. Chinese Bodies in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics: Methodologies and Practices, Eva K.W. Man

Part IV: Critiques and future possibilities

14. Methods from Within the Chinese Tradition,Leigh Jenco

15. Methodology in Chinese-Indian Comparative Philosophy, Alexus McLeod

16. Daoism, Naturalism, and Chinese Culture, Lisa Raphals

17. Interdisciplinary Methods in Chinese Philosophy: Comparative Philosophy and the Case Example of Mind-Body Holism, Edward Slingerland

18. Chinese Philosophy as Experimental Philosophy, Hagop Sarkissian and Ryan Nichols


The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender: Table of Contents

Introduction: A Road Less Travelled

Part I: Confucian Approaches: Ancient and Medieval
1. Women and Moral Dilemmas in Early Chinese Narrative
Paul R. Goldin, The University of Pennsylvania, USA
2. Discourses on Women from the Classical Period to the Song: An Integrated Approach
Terry Tak-ling Woo, York University, Canada
3. Neo-Confucians and Zhu Xi on Family and Woman: Challenges and Potentials
Ann A. Pang-White, The University of Scranton, USA
4. The Dream of Sagehood: A Re-Examination of Queen Sohae’s Naehoon and Feminism
Hye-Kyung Kim, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA

Part II: Confucian Approaches: Modern and Contemporary
5. Close Personal Relationships and the Situated Self: The Confucian Analects and Feminist Philosophy
Karyn Lai, University of New South Wales, Australia
6. Care and Justice: Reading Mencius, Kant, and Gilligan Comparatively
Chenyang Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
7. Moral Reasoning: the Female Way and the Xunzian Way
Ellie Hua Wang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
8. Multiculturalism and Feminism Revisited: A Hybridized Confucian Care Ethics
Lisa Rosenlee, The University of Hawaii-West O’ahu, USA
9. Would Confucianism Allow Two Men to Share a Peach? Compatibility Between Ancient Confucianism and Homosexuality
Sin-Yee Chan, The University of Vermont, USA

Part III: Daoist Approaches
10. Yinyang Gender Dynamics: Lived Bodies, Rhythmical Changes and Cultural Performances
Robin Wang, Loyola Marymount University, USA
11. On the Dao of Ci (Feminine/Female) in the Daodejing
Lin Ma, Renmin University, China
12. To Beget and to Forget: On the Transformative Power of the Two Feminine Images of Dao in the Laozi
Galia Pratt-Shimar, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
13. The Yijing, Gender, and the Ethics of Nature
Eric Nelson, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, USA
14. Daoism and the LGBT Community
Sue Scheibler, Loyola Marymount University, USA

Part IV: Buddhist Approaches
15. Buddhist Nondualism: Deconstructing Gender and Other Delusions of the Discriminating Mind Through Awareness
Sandra Wawrytko, San Diego State University, USA
16. Non-self, Agency, and Women: Buddhism’s Modern Transformation
Ann A. Pang-White, The University of Scranton, USA
17. “The Bodhisattva’s Path” as Gender-neutral Practices–A Case Study of Buddhist Tzh Chi Community in Taiwan
Huei-Syin Lu, Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
18. Bhiksuni Chao-Hwei’s Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethics
Hsiao-Lan Hu, University of Detroit Mercy, USA

3 replies on “New Handbook on Chinese Philosophy Methodologies”

    • Hi Paul — I copied from the Bloomsbury site, but I now notice that the Amazon “look inside” shows the Table of Contents listing your title correctly. I’ll correct it here. You might want to ask someone at Bloomsbury to make the correction on their website?

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