Two new essays by Bin Song

Bin Song has recently published two essays that readers may find interesting:

“Donald Trump, Mao Zedong and Religious Anti-Intellectualism,” in Donald Trump in Historical Perspective: Dead Precedents, Edited by Michael Harvey (Routledge, 2022)

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“The Utopian Seed of Modern Chinese Politics in Ruism (Confucianism) and its Tillichian Remedy,” in Why Tillich? Why Now?, Edited by Thomas G. Bandy (Mercer University Press, 2021)

CfP Conference on “Tracking Global Wokeism”

Conference organized by the GUST Global Studies Center  
 
Jan. 17-19. 2023  
 
Tracking Global Wokeism  
The word ‘woke’, initially coined by African Americans in the 1930s as an injunction to stay mindful of racial inequalities, has over the last decade been used to raise awareness of any sort of discrimination. The term has helped to advance the cause of social justice in many domains. However, a search on the internet can quickly yield the impression that “woke” is now, similar to “Political Correctness,” predominantly used in a negative fashion. People who are “too woke” are criticized as dogmatic, self-righteous, and obsessed with moral purity.  

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Problematising harmony, disrupting harmony: perspectives from philosophical traditions

19th-20th May 2022

Philosophy Department, Nanyang Technological University

In-person and via Zoom

The idea of harmony has positive connotations. We consider ourselves fortunate if we live in a harmonious neighbourhood or a harmonious society. Harmonious music is pleasing to the ear, as is harmonious architecture to the eye. People who see eye to eye are harmonious in their beliefs and perhaps in their sentiment. “Harmony” often also suggests a condition manifesting desirable equilibrium, or proportion, or balance (that may also be ethical or aesthetic in nature), across a range of human activities, projects and collaborations.

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Live Podcast: Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life

Join Massimo and Rob for another episode of the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” podcast as they chat with Steve Angle about his book, “Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life“. In “Growing Moral” Angle engages readers to reflect on and to practice the teachings of Confucianism in the contemporary world. Angle draws on the whole history of Confucianism, focusing on three thinkers from the classical era (Kongzi, Mengzi, and Xunzi) and two from the Neo-Confucian era (Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming). Join the podcast to learn more about the Angle’s book and his background.

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT; click HERE to sign up.

Launch of ISEAP Youtube Channel

Fion Wu is happy to announce the launch of the International Society of East Asian Philosophy’s Youtube channel. It is a non-profit academic consortium that promotes global intellectual exchanges on East Asian philosophy. The ISEAP aims at opening up the philosophical potential embedded in East Asia, including the interplay with Western and non-Western philosophy. On the page, you can find some presentations of the ISEAP 2021 Conference and they hope to have a 2022 conference in person this year! The channel is fairly new and appreciates any support that can be offered!

Book Launch: The Aura of Confucius

Julia K. Murray is pleased to host an online launch for her new book, The Aura of Confucius: Relics and Representations of the Sage at the Kongzhai Shrine in Shangai. The launch is going to be carried out with a conversation accompanied by James Robson of Havard University. The event is sponsored by The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Art History and the Center for East Asian Studies and is going to be held via zoom.

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 1-2:30 pm (US Eastern Time); Register HERE.

To see the Facebook Event page click HERE.

For the poster click HERE.

 

CFP: Metaphysics East and West

The Asian Journal of Philosophy is inviting submissions for a topical collection on the topic of Metaphysics: East and West, with guest editors Micheal Clark, Li Kang, Kris McDaniel, and Tuomas Tahko. This collection will provide new perspectives on these debates by bringing them into contact with Asian metaphysical traditions. Papers should be between 7000-10000 words and prepared for double-blind review. Click HERE for more information about the CFP, requirements, and submissions.

Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture: Issue 37

The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is happy to announce the publication of Issue 37. This is a special issue guest-edited by Brad Cokelet. The Journal is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes contributions of both articles and book reviews by qualified authors from around the world. Click here to see the full volume online. Read below for more information about the edition and the specific authors.

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