Two Upcoming ISCP Panels

Ann Pang-White, Executive Director of the ISCP, writes:

 Hope that you are enjoying the warmer early spring weather. ISCP is sponsoring two great panels at the American Philosophical Association-Pacific Division Meeting, April 5-10, 2021. On behalf of the executive committee, I would like to express our thanks to our APA-Pacific liaison, Dr. Joshua Mason (, for his excellent work in organizing these two panels. The details of the panels, the registration page of the conference, and the link to the meeting program are as follows. The information will also be posted at ISCP website:

April 9, Friday Afternoon, 3 – 5 PM (US Pacific Time)

G15D. International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Session 1  

Topic: Freedom in Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Chung-Ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Speakers: Jianping Hu (Nanyang Technological University)
“Character or Virtue?: A Xunzian Critique of Situationism”
Kai Wang (Beijing Normal University)
“Human Empathy and Xunzian Moral Agency”
Siqi Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
“Interdependence and Mutual Accomplishment: Tang Junyi’s Metaphysics of Freedom and Morality”
Chung-Ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
“Two Forms of Freedom: Mencius and Zhuangzi”

April 10, Saturday, 3:00 – 5 pm (US Pacific Time)

G18B. International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Session 2 

Topic: Ethical Problem Solving from Chinese Perspectives

Chair: Geir Sigurdsson (Háskóli Íslands)

Speakers: William Dou (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
“On the Mohist Canons A65-67: Technical Terminology in the Mojing”

Geir Sigurdsson (Háskóli Íslands)

“Preventing or Healing? A Comparative Chinese-Western Exploration”

Yi Gao (Wuhan University)

“Respecting or Rejecting Etiquette: Different Ways of Moral Construction Between Confucius and Laozi”

Ellen Zhang (Hong Kong Baptist University)

“Why Sex?: The Ethical Concerns of Sex-Bots from a Daoist Perspective”

To access the virtual meeting, please register at APA-Pacific website (note: ISCP membership fee does not cover APA registration fee):

The draft of the meeting program is available at:

If your schedule allows, we hope to see you at the virtual panels. Have a wonderful weekend!”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.