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Australasian Philosophical Review: Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts

Australasian Philosophical Review (APR), Vol 1 Issue 3:
Comparative Ancient Chinese and Ancient Greek philosophy

Author: G. E. R. Lloyd, “The Fortunes of Analogy”

Invited commentaries from: Lisa Raphals, Adriane Rini, Raoul Mortley

Committee: Karyn Lai, Loy Hui Chieh, Michaelis Michael

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The APR is seeking proposals for commentaries on Professor G.E.R. Lloyd’s article, “The Fortunes of Analogy”.

Abstracts should be brief (100-500 words), stating clearly the aspects of the target article that will be discussed, together with an indication of the line that will be taken. More details are available at the APR website: http://australasianphilosophicalreview.org/1.3

Those who are interested should register as commentators to view Professor Lloyd’s paper and the invited commentaries.

Abstract submissions for Volume 1 Issue 3 should be sent to apr@aap.org.au by 15 October 2016.

Invitations to write commentaries of 2000-3000 words will be issued on 31st October 2016. Full-length commentaries will be due on 15th January 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Karyn Lai

September 14, 2016 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

International Conference: In pursuit of wisdom: Ancient Chinese and Greek perspectives on cultivation

15-18 January 2016
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Conference website: https://cultivationinchinaandgreece.wordpress.com/

What does it take to live well? Ancient Chinese and Greek philosophy present accounts or models of life lived well: a Confucian junzi, a Daoist sage and a eudaimonic life. Philosophical discussions in these traditions bring to light pictures of the good life as well as its constitutive elements. These include, for example, the Stoic life of virtue, Aristotelian intellectual virtues, Confucian virtue ethics, and Daoist ideals of nonaction. Yet, living well is not simply about having the right kinds of pursuits or ends nor is it just about how particular activities are executed. The good life is primarily about agency, and a richer account is facilitated by understanding how it is cultivated. At this conference, we aim to extend existing debates on the good life by investigating the processes associated with cultivating or nurturing the self in order to live such lives, ably and reliably… (read more at the Conference website: https://cultivationinchinaandgreece.wordpress.com)

Keynote Speakers

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell, The Open University, UK, editor of Intuition, Theory and Anti-Theory in Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2015) and author of Knowing What To Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Reading Plato’s Theatetus (Hackett, 2005)

Professor Yahei Kanayama, Nagoya University, Japan, author of numerous articles in Greek philosophy, especially on Plato, and translator of Greek philosophical texts such as all the works of Sextus Empiricus (Kyoto University Press, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2010, together with Mariko Kanayama).

Professor Poo, Mu-chou, Chinese University of Hong Kong, editor of Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions (Brill, 2009) and author of Enemies of Civilization: Attitudes toward Foreigners in Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and China (SUNY, 2005) and In Search of Personal Welfare: A View of Ancient Chinese Religion (SUNY: 1998).

Professor Lisa A. Raphals, University of California, Riverside, USA, author of Divination and Prediction in Early China and Ancient Greece (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Sharing the Light: Representations of Women and Virtue in Early China, (SUNY, 1998).

Professor Wang Keping, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, PRC, author of Reading the Dao: A Thematic Inquiry (Continuum Publishing, 2011) and Spirit of Chinese Poetics (Beijing Foreign Languages Press, 2008).

 

Paper or Panel Proposals

We invite paper or panel proposals, submitted on the Registration Form (available for download from the conference website

Papers are allocated 20 mins for presentation with 15 mins for discussion. Panels may be grouped in twos or threes.

The due date for Paper and Panel proposals is 15 November 2015.
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Conference Organisers

 

August 23, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

Postdoc Fellowships at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

This is a highly competitive fellowship with a generous stipend. Scholars who have been awarded their PhDs not after January 2011, or who are expecting the award of their degree imminently, are eligible to apply: https://research.unsw.edu.au/vice-chancellor%E2%80%99s-postdoctoral-research-fellowships

Applicants should have publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and with reputable publishers. They should also discuss future publishing plans. The application pack is available here: https://research.unsw.edu.au/document/unsw_vc_fellowships_application_pack.pdf

If you have questions about a post-doc fellowship in Chinese philosophy, please contact A/Prof Karyn Lai (k.lai@unsw.edu.au)

May 5, 2015 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

The UPDirectory: Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy

From http://www.underrepresentedphilosophers.com/.

A Directory listing is currently being compiled; the list will include philosophers previously listed in the Women of Philosophy Directory, The Black Philosophers Directory, The Asian Philosophers Directory, the Latina/o and Hispanic Philosophers Directory, etc.

All of these individual directories are now being combined into a single directory of philosophers from underrepresented groups in philosophy — the UPDirectory. The UPDirectory will replace the individual directories, which will not be published. Nonetheless, all the information from each individual directory will be contained in the UPDirectory. The goal of the directory is to have a single, easy-to-use resource for people who want to learn more about the work of philosophers who belong to underrepresented groups in philosophy.

For technical reasons, we need new entries from everyone, even from those who already filled out information for a previous directory. If you would like to be included in the new UPDirectory, please click on the link below

http://www.underrepresentedphilosophers.com/updirectory-entry-submission-form/

which will take you to an Entry Re-submission Form. When you’ve completed the form, please click on the ‘Submit’ button. That’s all you need to do to appear in the UPDirectory! We ask that you fill out this form by November 27th. Please note that participation is fully voluntary, and you need not provide any information you do not wish to include in your entry.

November 2, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

The UPDirectory: Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy

From http://www.underrepresentedphilosophers.com/.

A Directory listing is currently being compiled; the list will include philosophers previously listed in the Women of Philosophy Directory, The Black Philosophers Directory, The Asian Philosophers Directory, the Latina/o and Hispanic Philosophers Directory, etc.

All of these individual directories are now being combined into a single directory of philosophers from underrepresented groups in philosophy — the UPDirectory. The UPDirectory will replace the individual directories, which will not be published. Nonetheless, all the information from each individual directory will be contained in the UPDirectory. The goal of the directory is to have a single, easy-to-use resource for people who want to learn more about the work of philosophers who belong to underrepresented groups in philosophy.

For technical reasons, we need new entries from everyone, even from those who already filled out information for a previous directory. If you would like to be included in the new UPDirectory, please click on the link below

http://www.underrepresentedphilosophers.com/updirectory-entry-submission-form/

which will take you to an Entry Re-submission Form. When you’ve completed the form, please click on the ‘Submit’ button. That’s all you need to do to appear in the UPDirectory! We ask that you fill out this form by November 27th. Please note that participation is fully voluntary, and you need not provide any information you do not wish to include in your entry.

November 2, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

Understanding Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Like many of you, I’ve also been trying to understand Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution by putting it in the larger context of Chinese history (from Confucius to 1989 and to the present).

I could not help but compare it with 1989. I hope this is understandable; this year is its 25th anniversary. It seems that when one tries to understand the motivations of the students and intellectuals in 1989, one has to take into account their concern for the common good, their strong elitist sense of their responsibility for the fate of the nation. And even those who identified themselves as liberal anti-traditionalists in 1989 could still be said to have been influenced by a long Confucian tradition of what it means to be a literati (shi). I have given a label to this tradition; I call it the “Athenian sub-tradition of Chinese republicanism,” in which the ideal of the common good is a central concept. This seems to be what Yu Yingshi was talking about in his recent address, which Kai Marchal mentioned in his post “Where are all the Confucians in Hong Kong tonight” a few days ago. Obviously I cannot do justice to such a complicated story here. For example, the 1989 generation very likely might have learned about this Athenian sub-tradition partly through the government’s patriotic education program.

Some of my friends have claimed that the same cannot be said about the motivations of Hong Kong students. I do not have a view on this for a variety of reasons (e.g., I was there in Beijing in 1989, and I am not in Hong Kong now; I know the generation of 1989 because I was one of them, and I confess that I do not know any Hong Kong high school students or college students). My guess is that perhaps the difference is just a matter of degree.

Nevertheless, it seems to me that the two movements share one thing in common: they both firmly belong to another sub-tradition of Chinese republicanism, the “Roman sub-tradition,” in which the central concept is that being free means to be a citizen in a republic as opposed to being dominated in a non-republic, whose paradigm is a slave. Here I’ll just give two pieces of anecdotal evidence. The first is a line from a poem posted in Beijing University in 1989:

“A slave with a full belly is still a slave.”

The second is a quote from Joshua Wong, the 17-year old high school student, a leader of Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution, in the New York Times article about him:

“When I heard the national anthem starting to play, I certainly did not feel moved so much as angry. When it tells you, ‘Arise! All those who refuse to be slaves!’ — why is our treatment today any different from the slaves?”

I think most of the students do not know much about the history of the terms they are using such as “slave” and “freedom”. Joshua Wong might not have been aware that the national anthem was inspired by a similar republicanist ideal of liberty (emphasizing the idea of a “free people” or a “free nation”). Around the turn of the twentieth century, republicanism took China by storm; through the popular print media, the republican ideas such as liberty (zi you), constitutionalism (xian zheng), people’s sovereignty (min quan), a republic (gong he), citizen (guo min), xin min (new people), and gong de (civic virtue) spread like wild fire. Some of these ideas are radically different from traditional Confucian political philosophy, but some are hybrids of ideas from Confucianism and ideas from Western republicanism. they were connected and unified by what I shall call the republican idea of liberty as non-domination, which is that the opposite of freedom or being free (zi you) is slavery (nu yu) or being a slave (nu li), and that people are free when they are citizens (guo min) in a constitutional monarchy (according to the Reformers) or a republic (according to the Revolutionaries). They are slaves when they are subjects in a tyranny or despotic country (zhuan zhi). Similarly, a nation is not free when it is dominated by other nations. This marked the beginning of the Roman tradition of Chinese republican tradition. You can find a lot of quotations from the pamphlets and magazine around the turn of the last century in this paper of mine:

https://www.academia.edu/7855327/Xiao_2014_Republican_Beginnings_Liberty_as_Non-Domination_in_the_Chinese_Republicanist_Tradition

October 5, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

New Book: Democracy in Contemporary Confucian Philosophy

Excuse the lack of modesty, but I’d like to announce the publication of my new book, Democracy in Contemporary Confucian Philosophy.

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July 20, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

UNSW Australia Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The University of New South Wales’ Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships scheme (2015) is open. These highly competitive awards are targeted at early career researchers of exceptional calibre wishing to conduct full-time research at UNSW.

Fellowships will be offered for a period of 2 years, renewable for a third year subject to conditions being met; a UNSW academic salary (taxable) will be provided; a research support grant of A$10,000 per annum will be provided to assist with research costs.

Please refer to the conditions of the award at:

https://research.unsw.edu.au/vice-chancellor%E2%80%99s-postdoctoral-research-fellowships

and

https://research.unsw.edu.au/document/unsw_vc_postdoctoral_fellowships_application_pack.pdf

May 6, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

Panels at the 2013 AAR Meeting

There will be a number of panels focusing on Chinese and comparative philosophy at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, beginning this weekend, Saturday, November 23rd, and running through Tuesday, November 26th.  For more information on specifics, see the AAR meeting website: http://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/general-information

The following are panels that I thought might be of interest to readers of this blog (these are just the ones I know of- if any of you know of others that may be of interest, feel free to add them in the comments line). Continue reading

November 18, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy, Comparative philosophy, Conference, Indian Philosophy, Religion | Leave a comment

Upcoming Lecture on the History of Chinese Logic in Taipei

Dear Colleagues,

if you happen to be in Taipei this wednesday, you are cordially invited to join us for the upcoming lecture at the International Center for Chinese Philosophy (ICCP), Soochow University:

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September 16, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

Knowing to (act): Confucian situationist epistemology

The Lunyu’s conversations highlight and advocate a wide variety of the junzi’s commitments, dispositions, efficacy, responsiveness, and so on. Many of these focus on a person’s encounters with situations and, therein, one’s appropriate responses to the question, or undertaking of the task, at hand. From an epistemological point of view, how might we best capture these situationist capabilities and competencies?

There are at least three ways of making sense of the junzi’s situationist capacities/knowledge. There are probably more conceptual frameworks, including some plausible combinations of the three below:

(I)                The knowing-how route

This account grows out from the knowing-how/knowing-that distinction. Here, we could cast the junzi’s capacities as practical, in-situ, knowledge, or knowledge manifest in situations. Generally, the focus of accounts set out within this framework would include parameters such as competence, practice, and reliability, to name a few. Of course, there can be more subtle versions of this approach, including those that shatter the dichotomy of knowing-how/knowing that. Included in these approaches is the ‘knowing-to act in the moment’ account that I have argued for (which can be both act- and agent-centred).

 

(II)             The pragmatism route

Here, again, there is a focus on the practical and, indeed, the contextual element. This account dwells centrally on encounters with and/or responses to particular situations. The vocabulary for a pragmatist account of Confucianist epistemology could include: imaginative encounters in context, inquiry and problem-solving, and reinventing tradition. Could it be that the pragmatist route is, in some versions of pragmatism, only programmatic? I ask this question because I’m not sure.

 

(III)           Virtue epistemology

This framework, arising from the impetus to represent Confucian ethics as virtue ethics, has attracted some concerns that a situationist epistemology is incompatible with a virtues-based approach to character. There have been some attempts to deal with that in the literature, especially from a Confucian perspective. (I personally think this is not an insurmountable problem for Confucian ethics). Does this account ‘capture’ Confucian epistemology better than the other two?

 

I’m keen to find out: (a) whether there are other viable conceptual schemes for a situationist epistemology; and (b) whether there are good reasons to think why any one of these, or some such combination, is more plausible than others. Amongst other things, I’m curious about the overlaps across these frameworks and I wonder if scholars working within some of them (myself included) might be re-inventing the wheel by not investigating more broadly. If so, might this be a case of philosophy’s fragmentation into many sub-areas that don’t necessarily speak to each other—with significant implications for those of us in comparative philosophical research.

August 17, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | Leave a comment

Meritocracy and Democracy

Meritocratic Ruists make two basic claims: first, that meritocracy is more historically faithful to Ruist tradition, and second, that it makes for a more effective government. In particular, it can avoid the problems of democracy, among which the ignorance and short-sightedness of voters are prominent. The claim goes that since voters generally understand the issues poorly and are unwilling to sacrifice their immediate interests for future gains, democracies make bad decisions. Without getting into whether these criticisms are accurate for the moment, I’m curious what people think of this line of argument against democracy. If it were true that democracy inevitably has such problems and there were good reason to think meritocracy would do better, would you support meritocracy?

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August 5, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy, History, Sinology | , , | Leave a comment

CFP: ACPA group sessions at 2014 Pacific APA in San Diego (April 16-20, 2014)

Call for Papers and Abstracts: The Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America [ACPA] group sessions at 2014 Pacific APA meeting in San Diego.

 

Submission deadline:  September 25, 2013

ACPA Group Meeting at the 2014 Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association

April 16-20, 2014, at the The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Description:  ACPA group sessions at the APA meetings have been successful in providing scholars an opportunity to try out new ideas and receive inputs for further development of the paper.  The attendance has been good, and we have always arranged one commentator for each paper presented.  We now welcome scholars to submit completed drafts, paper abstracts, or panel proposals for the 2014 APA Pacific Meeting. We shall continue to host two sessions with three to four papers, with commentators for each paper.  We will try to organize the session in keeping with a cohesive theme.  Therefore, the selection of papers for presentation will be partially based on how well they can be worked into a good session.

Guidelines for paper/abstract submission are as follows:

1. Papers on any topic of Chinese philosophy are welcome, but we especially encourage submissions that bring Chinese philosophy into conversation with contemporary discussions in other areas of philosophy.

2. Please do not submit a proposal to present the same paper to more than one group session at the same APA meeting.

3. Please let us know explicitly if you are not simultaneously submitting a separate paper proposal to other Asian philosophy groups for the same APA meeting.  In order to maximize the opportunity for multiple scholars to present their original work on Asian philosophy at APA meetings, we will give priority to proposals by scholars who are not simultaneously submitting competing paper proposals to other groups for the same APA meeting. (Commenting or chairing sessions elsewhere on the program is not a concern.)

4.  Membership of the ACPA is not required for consideration or acceptance, but all participants must be current ACPA members (with their membership dues paid) at the time of presentation, and priority of consideration will be given to members at the time of selection.

5. Feel free to submit a 300-500 word abstract for consideration.  However, a complete version of the paper should be submitted no later than 30 days before the meeting, so that the commentator will have sufficient time to write a thoughtful response.

6. If you submit a full paper for consideration, the paper should not exceed 4000 words.  Papers must be typed and in reproducible condition.  Please include a word count.

7. The presentation time for each paper will be between 20 and 30 minutes.  Please be prepared to present a meaningful version of your paper in the amount of time you will have; papers as long as 4000 words will not be able to be read aloud in their entirety.

Paper or abstract submissions and any questions should be sent electronically to ALL three members of the selection committee:

Dr. Tongdong Bai (ACPA President)

Fudan University

baitongdong@gmail.com

Dr. Huaiyu Wang (ACPA Vice-President)

Georgia College & State University

wdhyana@gmail.com

Dr. Steven Geisz (ACPA Secretary-Treasurer)

University of Tampa

sgeisz@ut.edu

July 30, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | , , | Leave a comment

CFP: ACPA group sessions at 2014 Pacific APA meeting in San Diego (April 16-20, 2014)

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  The Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America [ACPA] group sessions at 2014 Pacific APA meeting in San Diego.

 

Submission deadline:  September 25, 2013

 

ACPA Group Meeting at the 2014 Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association

 

April 16-20, 2014, at the The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

 

Description:  ACPA group sessions at the APA meetings have been successful in providing scholars an opportunity to try out new ideas and receive inputs for further development of the paper.  The attendance has been good, and we have always arranged one commentator for each paper presented.  We now welcome scholars to submit completed drafts, paper abstracts, or panel proposals for the 2014 APA Pacific Meeting. We shall continue to host two sessions with three to four papers, with commentators for each paper.  We will try to organize the session in keeping with a cohesive theme.  Therefore, the selection of papers for presentation will be partially based on how well they can be worked into a good session.

 

Guidelines for paper/abstract submission are as follows:

 

1. Papers on any topic of Chinese philosophy are welcome, but we especially encourage submissions that bring Chinese philosophy into conversation with contemporary discussions in other areas of philosophy.

 

2. Please do not submit a proposal to present the same paper to more than one group session at the same APA meeting.

 

3. Please let us know explicitly if you are not simultaneously submitting a separate paper proposal to other Asian philosophy groups for the same APA meeting.  In order to maximize the opportunity for multiple scholars to present their original work on Asian philosophy at APA meetings, we will give priority to proposals by scholars who are not simultaneously submitting competing paper proposals to other groups for the same APA meeting. (Commenting or chairing sessions elsewhere on the program is not a concern.)

 

4.  Membership of the ACPA is not required for consideration or acceptance, but all participants must be current ACPA members (with their membership dues paid) at the time of presentation, and priority of consideration will be given to members at the time of selection.

 

5. Feel free to submit a 300-500 word abstract for consideration.  However, a complete version of the paper should be submitted no later than 30 days before the meeting, so that the commentator will have sufficient time to write a thoughtful response.

 

6. If you submit a full paper for consideration, the paper should not exceed 4000 words.  Papers must be typed and in reproducible condition.  Please include a word count.

 

7. The presentation time for each paper will be between 20 and 30 minutes.  Please be prepared to present a meaningful version of your paper in the amount of time you will have; papers as long as 4000 words will not be able to be read aloud in their entirety.

 

Paper or abstract submissions and any questions should be sent electronically to ALL three members of the selection committee:

 

Dr. Tongdong Bai (ACPA President)

Fudan University

baitongdong [at] gmail.com

 

Dr. Huaiyu Wang (ACPA Vice-President)

Georgia College & State University

wdhyana [at] gmail.com

 

Dr. Steven Geisz (ACPA Secretary-Treasurer)

University of Tampa

sgeisz [at ] ut.edu

 

July 29, 2013 Posted by | Chinese philosophy | , , | Leave a comment

Buffalo iscp international conference on Chinese philosophy

18th ISCP International Conference on Chinese Philosophy

 

Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living

State University of New York at Buffalo,

July 21-24, 2013

 

Conference Program

大会议程

 

July 21, Sunday

 

Afternoon: Conference Opening

Venue: Screening Room, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo

 

1:30 -2:00  Inaugural Session and Welcome Remarks

Opening address:      Professor Jiyuan Yu (President, International Society for

 Chinese Philosophy)

Welcome remarks by university administrators and main sponsors

 

2:00-3:00  Plenary/Keynote Speaker Session 1

Chair:              Ann Pang-White 庞安安 (University of Scranton)

Speaker:          Robert C Neville 南乐山 (Boston University)

Philosophy’s Fight Between Engagement and Distance:

A Confucian Resolution

 

3:00-4:00  Plenary/Keynote Speaker Session 2

Chair:                          Xiaomei Yang杨小梅 (Southern Connecticut State University)

Speaker:                      Michael Slote (University of Miami)

Updating Yin and Yang

 

4:00-4:20  Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

4:20-5:20        Plenary/Keynote Speaker Session 3

Chair:           Yolaine Escande 幽兰 (CNRS, CRAL, EHESS, Paris)

Speaker:          Chung-ying Cheng 成中英 (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Benti-Ethics in Chinese Philosophy as a Way of Life: From   Creativity to Practice

 

5:20-6:20  Plenary/Keynote Speaker Session 4

Chair:     Aaron Stalnaker (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Speaker:   David Wong (Duke University)

                                                On Learning What Happiness Is

 

6:30                 Welcome Reception /Dinner

Atrium, Center for the Arts, UB

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July 22, Monday

Venue: Ramada Hotel and Conference Center

                                                                       

8:00 Breakfast: Ramada Hotel Ballroom

 

Session 1: 8:30-10:30

 

1A:  Learning to Live Through Li

Chair:             Cheryl Cottine (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Speakers:       Aaron Stalnaker (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Dependence and Autonomy in Early Confucian Teaching Relationships

Cheryl Cottine (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Moral Exemplars in Confucian Role Ethics

John Ramsey (University of California, Riverside)

Embracing Virtue and Norms: The Polysemy of the Confucian Li

 

1B:  Why People Kill Themselves:  

                     A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Chair:             Jie Zhang 张杰 (SUNY College at Buffalo)

Speakers:       David Lester (Richard Stockton College, New Jersey)

                                                The Logic of Suicide

Steven Stack (Wayne State University)

Religion and Suicide in Modern China

Shuiyuan Xiao (Central South University, China)

The Daoist Way of Life and Its Implication in Modern China

Yang Liu (Renmin University of China)

Confucianism and Youth Suicide in Rural China

 

1C:  Daoist Way of Living

Chair:              Ping He 何萍 (Wuhan University ) 

Speakers:        Juntao Li李俊涛 (Sichuan Normal University)

The Way of Harmony: The Wisdom and Practice of the Taoist Alchemy Diagrams

和合之道:道家修真图像的智慧与实践

Lincoln Rathnam (University of Toronto)

                                          Skepticism, Tolerance, and the Diversity of Ways of Life

in Zhuangzi and Montaigne

Yanling Xu徐艳玲and Qi Zhou 周琦 (Shandong University)

The Value of Laozi’s Philosophy for Life in Contemporary China

 

 

1D:  Mencius and Moral life

Chair:              Maria Teresa Gonzalez Linaje迈德 (University of Veracruz, Mexico)

Speakers:        Rafal Banka (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Philosophy of Action and Ethics Intersections in Mencius

Dobin Choi (University at Buffalo)

Three Steps of Extension: Mengzi 1A7 Revisited

Anthony Fay (University at Buffalo)

American Culture and Mencius’ Way of Living

 

10:30-10:45 Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

Session 2: 10:45-12:15

 

2A:  Music and Its Moral Significance

Chair:      Huaiyu Wang王懷聿 (Georgia College & State University)

Speakers:        So Jeong Park (Nanyang Technological University of Singapore)

What Music Ought to be – The First Debate on Music in Early China

Mei-Yen Lee李美燕 (National Pingtung University of Education)

The Moralizing Significance and Practice on the Nurturing of Culture through Music

 

2BConfucianism and the Way of Living

Chair:              Tim Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)

Speakers:      Xiaoli Guo (郭晓丽, University of Inner Mongolia)

Liping Ding (丁利平, Inner Mongolia Normal University)

走向民间与世俗的儒学——太谷学派的生命关照

Confucianism in the Civil and Secular World: The Concern with Life in Taigu School

Nina Brewer-Davis (Auburn University)

Confucianism and the Problem of Insiders and Outsiders

 

2C Contemporary Chinese Philosophy

Chair                  James D. Sellmann (University of Guam)

Speakers:        Guorong Yang杨国荣 (East China Normal University)

                                          Meaning and Spiritual Level意义与境界

Weiwu Li李维武 (Wuhan University)

Opening the New Path in Contemporary New-Confucianism Towards the Way of Living 开辟现代新儒学走向生活世界之路

 

2D: The Rituals, Literature and Aesthetics

Chair:              Johanna Liu 刘千美 (University of Toronto)

Speakers:        Kristin Stapleton (University at Buffalo)

The Gao Patriarch: Ba Jin’s Critique of Family Ritual in the Turbulent Stream Trilogy 高老太爺:巴金《激流》三部曲對家禮的批評

Yi Wang (Sichuan International Studies University)

Confucius’ Ideology of Li and Yue and Its Decline

孔子礼乐精神及其式微轨迹

 

12:15-1:30      Lunch:  Ramada Hotel Ballroom

 

 

Session 3: 1:30-3:30

 

3A: Way of Living: China and Greece

Chair:              Michael Slote (University of Miami)

Speakers:        Chi-Shing Chen 陈起行 (National Cheng-Chi University)

Sincerity Based Proper Relationship: Socrates and Confucius

Tim Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)

                                                Socrates and the Early Confucians on the Examined Life

R.A.H. King (University of Bern, Swiss)

Life and the Determination of a Way of Life in Aristotle and the Lüshichunqiu呂氏春秋

 

3B: Confucian Ethics: East and West

Chair:                 John Berthrong 白詩朗          (Boston University)

Speakers:        Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacob (University of Calabar, Nigeria)

Igbo Republicanism and Confucius’s Ideals of the Superior men

T. K. Chu (Princeton University)

Empowered by Missing a Conceptual-Space Link: Kant’s Rejection of Confucian Ethics

Yinghua Lu卢盈华 (Southern Illinois University)

Value and Feeling in Max Scheler and Wang Yangming

 

3C: Confucian Learning of Living:

Qi, Human Mind, and Moral Luck

Organizer/Chair: Suck Choi (Towson University)

Speakers:        Jung-Yeop Kim (Kent State University)

The Confucian Philosophy of Qi as a Learning of Living

Suck Choi (Towson University)

Neo-Confucian Reflection on Qi and Human Mind

Bongrae Seok (Alvernia University)

Moral Luck and Confucian Philosophy

 

3:30-3:45   Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session 4: 3:45-4:45 Plenary/Keynote Speaker

Venue:  Ramada Hotel Ballroom

Chair:              R.A.H. King (University of Bern, Swiss)

Speaker:                      Vincent Shen 沈清松 (University of Toronto)

Ethical Praxis in the Process of Globalization:

From Philosophical Foundation to a Way of Life 

                    

5:00 pm           Bus to Niagara Falls

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July 23, Tuesday

Venue: Ramada Hotel and Conference Center

 

8:00   Breakfast: Ramada Hotel Ballroom

 

Session 1: 8:30-10:30

 

1A: The Good Life: Chinese and Western

Chair:              David Wong (Duke University)

Speakers:        Van Norden, Bryan W. 万百安 (Vassar College)

What Do Good Lives Have in Common? Chinese and Western

Answers

Maria Teresa Gonzalez Linaje迈德 (University of Veracruz)

Daoism and Romanticism: approaches to Nature and the way of living through art in East & West

Abdelmadjid Amrani (Batna University, Algeria)

An Appeal to One Civilization to One World and the Way of Living

 

1B: Women and Family in Cross-cultural Philosophies

Chair:              Xiaowei Fu傅晓微 (Sichuan International Studies University)

Speakers:        Ann A. Pang-White 庞安安 (University of Scranton)

        The Teaching of Emptiness (śūnyatā), Agency, and Women:

       A Case Study of Buddhism’s Modern Transformation

Hassina Hemamid (Batna University, Algeria)

The Family as a Source of Progress in Both Chinese and Islamic Philosophy

Qiong Wang (SUNY College at Oneonta)

Defending an “Absolutistic” Confucian Familial Morality

 

1C: Yangsheng Philosophy in Chinese Traditions

Convener/chair: Xinzhong Yao姚新中 (King’s College London)

Speakers:        Chang Qing 释长清 (Buddhist College of Singapore)

A Study on Zhi-yi’s Philosophy of Yang Sheng (養生) on the Condensed Chapter of Cessation and Contemplation (小止觀)

Guocheng Jiao 焦国成 (Renmin University of China)

On the Philosophy of Mind Cultivation in Chapter Neiye of Guanzi (管子内業篇)

Xinzhong Yao 姚新中 (King’s College London)

Nurturing the Body, the Mind and the Nature—Interplay of Yangsheng, Yangxin, and Yangxing in the Book of Mengzi

Yanxia Zhao 赵艳霞 (University of Wales)

Yangzhu’s Yangsheng Philosophy and Its Modern Relevance

 

1D: Politics and the Way of Living

Chair:                       Chi-Shing Chen陈起行 (National Cheng-Chi University)     

Speakers:        Bangjin Sun孙邦金 Wenzhou University)

清乾嘉时期儒家的道统论及其政治生活的内在困境

The Confucian Dao-Tong Theory and its Political Living Dilemma in Qing Dynasty

Paul Poenicke (University at Buffalo)

The Pencil and the Pu: Illustrating Troublesome Daoist Political Opinions

          Hanmin Zhu朱汉民 (Hunan University)

The Style of the Personage and the Disposition of the SageLife-world and Philosophical Idea of Intellectuals in Chinese Tradition

 

10:30-10:45 Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

Session 2: 10:45-12:15 

 

2AGongfu and Chinese philosophy

Organizer/Chair: Peimin Ni倪培民  (Grand Valley State University)

Speakers:        Peimin Ni倪培民       (Grand Valley State University)

Implications of the Confucian Gongfu Approach to            Philosophy

Huaiyu Wang 王懷聿 (Georgia College & State University)

Thinking across Authority, Autonomy, and Virtuosity: Toward a Gongfu Interpretation of Confucian Filial Devotion (Xiao)

 

2BWay of Living: Jewish and Chinese

Chair:      Walter Benesch (University of Alaska)

Speakers:   Xiaowei Fu傅晓微 (Sichuan International Studies University)

The Name Survives Death: the Idea of Immortal Life After Death in Biblical and Confucian Traditions

名垂千秋:圣经犹太教与儒家孝道中的永生观

Yinya Liu (National University of Ireland)

Ethical TransformationA Comparative Approach Inspired by Levinas’s Thought

 

2CWisdom and Life in the Yijing

Chair:              Chung-ying Cheng成中英(University of Hawaii)

Speakers:        Dajun Liu刘大钧 (Shandong University)

                        The Learning of Yi and Human Living易》学与人生境界

Tze-ki Hon (SUNY-Geneseo)

Divination as Philosophy of Living: Hexagrams and the Genealogy of the Sages of the Yijing

 

2D:  Dao and Life

Chair:              Yanxia Zhao 赵艳霞   (University of Wales)

Speakers:      Yinlin Guan (The University of Edinburgh)

‘Dao’ in Daodejing and the Comparison Among the Different Interpretations of ‘Dao’

Yitian Zhai 翟一恬 (University at Buffalo)

Dao: The Public and the Private

 

12:15-1:30 Lunch Ramada Hotel Ballroom

 

 

Session 3: 1:30-3:30

 

3A: Therapeutic Value of philosophy

Chair:                  Jose Antonio Hernanz Moral (University of Veracruz )

Speakers:        George Hole (Buffalo State College)

Just Doing: Therapy According to Chuang Tsu

Andrew Colvin (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)

Philosophy as Therapy and the Practice of Philosophy in China

Thiago Rodrigo de Oliveira Costa (University of Brasília, Brazil)

Epicurean Philosophical Therapy and Buddhist Spiritual Practice: Some Points of Contact.

Danqiong Zhu (Xidian University)

Political Frustration, Trauma, and Self-therapy from Nature: Life and Freedom

 

3BKnowledge and Life

Chair:     Chenyang Li李晨阳 (Nanyang Technological University)

Speakers: Walter Benesch (University of Alaska)

THE PARADOX OF THINKING AND THE UNTHINKABLE: A Synthesis of Chinese Aspect/Perspective Philosophy with Hans Vaihinger’s Philosophy of ‘As if’’ and His View of Knowledge as ‘Fictions’

Henrique Schneider (University of Graz, Austria)

Between Pragmatism and Coherentism: Hanfei and truth

Kuo-Hsiung Lin 林国雄 (Tsyr-Jen College of Taiwan)

Trial Wu-Hsing Explanation of Hydrological cycle

水文循環的五行試釋

 

3C: Basic Activities of Man, the Confucian Ideal, and the Daoist Harmony

Organizer/Chair:  Shin Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

Speakers:  Shin Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

Aristotle and the Basic Activities of Man: HeoriaPoiesis, and Praxis

Won-Myoung Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

Aristotle on the Confucian ideal of 內聖外王

Jiwon Yun (Korea Military Academy)

                             Tang Junyi (唐君毅) Moral Self(道德自我))

   Jucheol Shin (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

                             Daoist Imagination Within Contemporary Korean Poetry

 

 

3DSelf and Individual in Chinese philosophy

Chair:    Suck Choi  (Towson University)

Speakers:  Ao, Yumin and Ulrich Steinvorth (George Mason University)

The Self in the Chinese Tradition

  Oleg Benesch (University of York, UK)

The Cultivation of the Modern Japanese Individual Between Chinese and Western Philosophy

       Winnie Sung (University College London)

                                                Hypocrisy: An Alternative Kind

 

3:30-3:45  Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

Session 4: 3:45-5:45

 

4A: Special Session: Fu Foundation Essay Contest Winning Essays

Chair:              Sandra Wawrytko (San Diego State University)

Speakers:        Xiaodong Zou邹晓东 (Peking University)

学庸研究:七家批判与方法反思The Studies of Daxue and Zhongyong: Seven Critiques and Reflecting on the Methodology

Jesse Ciccotti (Wuhan University)

The Mengzi and Moral Uncertainty: A Ruist Philosophical Treatment of Moral Luck

Chan Wang Elton (Hong Kong University)

Ritual Propriety as Discipline—a Foucauldian Reading

 

4B Heidegger and Chinese Philosophy

Chair:              Kah-kyung Cho (University at Buffalo)

Speakers:        Qingjie James Wang 王庆节 (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

   Heidegger's reconstruction of Metaphysics and three major understandings of Dasein in China

Chenyang Li李晨阳 (Nanyang Technological University)

Truth-Creativity-Reality: A Heideggerian Interpretation of Cheng ()

Wing-cheuk Chan 陈荣灼 (Brock University)

A Heideggerian Interpretation of Zhuangzi: Focused on ‘The Equality of All Things’

 

4C A Memorial Session Dedicated to

勞思光(Sze-Kwang Lao) and 唐力权(Lik-Kuen Tong)

Chair:              Weiwu Li李维武 (Wuhan University)

Speakers:        Jenkuen Chen陈振崑(Huafan University)

Sze-Kwang Lao’s Theory of Virtue (勞教授的德性論)

Vincent Shen沈清松 (University of Toronto)

                                                The Interculturality in Sze-Kwang Lao and Lik-Kuen Tong’s

                                                Philosophies
                                    Chung-ying Cheng 成中英(University of Hawaii)  

Professor Lau’s Methodology of Doing History of Chinese Philosophy

 

4DRhetoric, Aesthetics and Art

Chair:              Yi Wang王毅 (Sichuan International Studies University)

Speakers:        Sandra A. Wawrytko (San Diego State University)

Sedimentation in Chinese Aesthetics and Epistemology: Synthesizing Confucian and Buddhist Perspectives

Shirley Chan陈慧 (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)

Oneness (Self Cultivation and Political Idea) in the Fan Wu Liu Xing (凡物流形) Text.

Arabella Lyon (University at Buffalo)

               A Comparative Meditation on Imperial Inclusions:

                              Paradox and the Dao

 

6:00   BBQ Dinner at Ramada Hotel

 

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July 24, Wednesday

Venue: Ramada Hotel and Conference Center

 

8:00  Breakfast: Ramada Hotel Ballroom

 

Session 1: 8:30-10:30

 

1A and 2A: Landscape and Art as a Way of Living

Organizer/chair: Yolaine Escande 幽兰        (CNRS, CRAL, EHESS, Paris)

Speakers :       Vincent Shen 沈清松 (University of Toronto)

Space, Landscape and Cloud: Chinese Landscape Painting and Ancient Cosmology

Kuan-Min Huang黄冠閔 (Academia Sinica, Taipei)

Exploring Landscape, Interrogating Our Existence

Johanna Liu 刘千美 (University of Toronto)

Reading Landscape as Dwelling and Wandering

Yolaine Escande 幽兰 ( CNRS, CRAL, EHESS, Paris)

The Art of Landscape as a Way of Living

Yvonne Yo Jia-Raye  (University of Toronto)

The Manifestation of Landscape: Synaesthesia and Poiesi

                                    Rong Bin榮斌 (CNRS, CRAL, EHESS, Paris)

書法藝術之藝術作為一種生活方式杜威實用主義美學比較視域下的一種理解

Contemplation in the Art of Chinese Calligraphy: Art as a Practice of Life. An Understanding in Regards to John Dewey’s Aesthetic Thought.

 

1B: Modern Chinese wisdom

Chair:              Xinzhong Yao 姚新中 (King’s College London)

Speakers:     Joseph Ciaudo 謝周 (Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Paris)

Politics, Philosophy and Culture of the Self in Zhang Junmai’s Life and Texts until 1941

Timothy Huson (Lindenwood University)

Lin Yutang and the Chinese Ideals of Human Dignity and Individualism

Ping He何萍 (Wuhan University)

冯契智慧说中的人性、人格与人的自由

Human Nature, Character, and Human Freedom in Feng Qi’s “Theory of Wisdom”

 

 

1C: Language and Xunzi’s Ethics

Chair:              Caigang Yao姚才刚 (Hubei University)

Speakers:        Jifen Li李纪芬           (Nanyang Technological University)

A Comparative Study of Heidegger’s Concept of Language and Xunzi’s      Li

Siufu Tang鄧小虎        (Hong Kong University)

The Capability Approach and Xunzi’s Ethical Thought

Jer-shiarn Lee 李哲賢 (National Yunlin University of Science and Technology)

On the Essence of Xunzi’s Theory of Names and Its Deriving Problem

 

10:30-10:45  Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

Session 2: 10:45-12:15 

 

2A: Landscape and Art as a Way of Living

(continued)

 

2B: Wisdom and Virtue: East and West

Chair:              Wing-Cheuk Chan 陈荣灼     (Brock University)

Speakers:        Kah-kyung Cho (University at Buffalo)

                                                iddle Voice Grammar and the Reciprocal Virtue

Jose Antonio Hernanz Moral (University of Veracruz)

Toward a Convergence of Daoist philosophy and the Lebenswelt of Western philosophy for the Creation of New paths of Wisdom in Our Global World

 

2C: Dao, Rhetoric, and Ethical Reasoning

Chair:              Jenkuen Chen 陈振崑(Huafan University)

Speakers: James D. Sellmann (University of Guam)

On Valuing What is Fitting, the Guidang (貴當) Chapter of the Lüshichunqiu () and Ethical Reasoning

Caigang Yao 姚才刚 (Hubei University)

Liu Zong-zhou’s Doctrine of Correcting Mistakes and Its Ethical Enlightenment劉宗周的改過說及其倫理啟示

 

12:15-1:30 Lunch  Ramada Hotel

 

 

Session 3: 1:30-4:30

 

Plenary session:  Methodology in Comparative Philosophy

Venue:  Ramada Hotel Ballroom

Organizer and Moderator:

Kwong-loi Shun信广来 (Chinese University of Hong Kong, ISCP vice President)

Speakers:        Kwong-loi Shun信广来 (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

The Past and the Present, China and the West – Methodological Issues in the Contemporary Study of Chinese Thought

Bryan Van Norden 万百安 (Vassar College)

In Favor of Projecting a Meaning Onto the Text

Yong Huang 黄勇 (Kutztown University)

How to Do Chinese Philosophy in a Western Context

Jiyuan Yu余纪元 (State University of New York at Buffalo)

Symmetrical Comparison

Chenyang Li李晨阳 (Nanyang Technological University)

              Comparative Philosophy and Cultural Patterns

Jorge Gracia (State University of New York at Buffalo)

Bridging the Philosophical Gap between East and West: The History of Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy

 

4:30-4:45  Coffee/Tea Break

 

4:45-5:45 ISCP Business Meeting

Chairs:  Professor Ann Pang-White庞安安 (ISCP Treasurer)

 Professor Xiaomei Yang 杨小梅 (ISCP Secretary)

 Professor Jiyuan Yu 余纪元 (ISCP President/Executive Director)

 

5:45 Closing Reception (hosted by ISCP)

Venue:  Ramada Hotel Ballroom

 

 

*All sessions are free and open to the public.

*Meals are for the registered participants only.

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