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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

Call for Papers: 9th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought

Call for Papers:  9th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought

University of Dayton/Wright State University

Dayton, OH

May 10-11, 2013

The Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought was created to foster dialogue and interaction between scholars and students working on Chinese thought across different disciplines and through a variety of approaches. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese thought, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives. Possible themes for submissions include: examining how recovered texts reframe familiar issues and debates in early Chinese thought; texts, movements, and figures from neglected eras and traditions; the current renaissance of philosophy and religious studies in China.

This year’s MCCT will be held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at the University of Dayton and Wright State University, in Dayton, OH.

To facilitate blind review, please submit abstracts of 1-2 pages in length to Patricia Johnson at pjohnson2@udayton.edu by Feb. 20th.  For further inquiries about this year’s MCCT, contact Alexus McLeod at gmcleod1@udayton.edu or Judson Murray at judson.murray@wright.edu.

December 22, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy, Conference | Leave a comment

Panels at the Upcoming AAR Conference

Here is an update from Thomas Wilson concerning the American Academy of Religion conference that will be held this weekend:

Please note the two panels sponsored by the Confucian Traditions Group. We especially encourage you to attend the business meeting following the Saturday afternoon session (A17-316). We’ve also listed a few other panels that might be of interest to you.
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November 13, 2012 Posted by | Conference, Confucianism, Daoism, Religion | Leave a comment

CFP: “The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy”

“The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy for Building a Just and Sustainable World “

Asian Association of Christian Philosophers Annual Conference 2013
Dates: 10 – 11 April 2013
Venue: Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines


The Asian Association of Christian Philosophers invites abstract submissions for its annual conference to be held from April 10 to 11, 2013, at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines. The theme of the conference will be: “The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy for Building a Just and Sustainable World.” The conference language will be English.

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November 13, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Chinese philosophy, Conference | Leave a comment

Panel information available for 2013 AAS

A listing of panels to be held at the 2013 Association of Asian Studies Conference, to be held March 21–24, 2013 in San Diego, California, is now available (titles of panels only). It is a long list, and I have not perused it carefully. A couple immediately stood out to me: “339: Chinese Thought as Global Theory?” and “167: Elite and Popular Confucianism in Contemporary China” (I will be taking part in the latter). I imagine there will be plenty more that would interest readers of this blog, though AAS has unfortunately had little philosophy and little on early China in recent years. (See, though, the recent announcement of a meeting-in-conjunction with AAS on the part of the Society for the Study of Early China.)

November 12, 2012 Posted by | Chinese philosophy, Conference, Philosophy in China | 3 Comments

CFP: Society for the Study of Early China First Annual Conference

The Society for the Study of Early China First Annual Conference

A call for papers for the first annual conference of the Society for the Study of Early China, to be held in conjunction with the 2013 national meeting of the Association for Asian Studies.

The SSEC conference will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, in room “Edward C” of the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego, California. The planning committee is now accepting individual paper proposals.

Prospective speakers should plan for a presentation of 20 minutes, with 10 minutes allocated for discussion. Please submit proposals in PDF or MS Word format to <SSECconference2013@gmail.com>. Submissions should include the presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, academic rank, contact information, paper title, and a brief abstract of no more than 250 words. Proposals are due by January 15, 2013.

All are welcome to attend our meeting in San Diego. If you are not a current member of the Society for the Study of Early China, we urge you to become one now by ordering Early China 33-34 (see www.earlychina.org for order forms or to pay online).

Please note that those who participate only in the SSEC conference need not register for the AAS meeting.

November 12, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference | Leave a comment

Conference on Multiculturalism and Comparative Philosophy

Bay Area folks might be interested in attending the following conference at the University of California Santa Cruz, where Bo MOU and I will represent Chinese and comparative philosophy (for better or worse!). The conference is free and open to the public.

“Free to Universalize or Bound by Culture? Philosophy in a Multicultural Context” Conference

University of California Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 20, 2012, Humanities 1, Room 210

This public conference investigates the relation between philosophy and its multicultural context. Are there immutable questions and universal answers regarding knowledge, values, and reality, or is philosophical inquiry bound by history, geography, and culture? Should the philosopher be responsible to the public?

10:00-10:15     Welcome Remarks: UCSC Humanities Dean William A. Ladusaw

10:15-10:45     Keynote: Helen Longino (Stanford) 

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October 19, 2012 Posted by | Chinese philosophy, Comparative philosophy, Conference | Leave a comment

CFP: 2013 Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle

The Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle has announced its 2013 annual meeting, to be held at Fudan University in Shanghai on March 22-24. For more information, please see the CCP website.

October 14, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Comparative philosophy, Conference | Leave a comment

ISCP at AAR Conference in Chicago (11/17/2012)

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy has an Ethics and Chinese Thought panel session at the American Academy of Religion meetings in Chicago. From Eric Nelson (U. Mass. Lowell):

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy panel at the American Academy of Religion is scheduled for November 17th, Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the South Building, Room S106b at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Theme: Ethics and Chinese Thought
Saturday, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Chair: Michael Paradiso-Michau (North Central College)

  1. Jinli He (Trinity University), Qing Ethics: An Alternative Thinking?
  2. Rafal Banka (Jagiellonian University), Philosophy of Action in Confucian Ethics
  3. Leah Kalmanson (Drake University), Now I Get It!: Thinking Slowly about Sudden Enlightenment for Ethics Today
  4. Eric S. Nelson (University of Massachusetts, Lowell), Killing the Buddha: Chan Buddhism and Antinomian Ethics

October 2, 2012 Posted by | Buddhism, Chinese philosophy, Conference, Confucianism, Ethical Theory | Leave a comment

Conference Next Week on Contemporary Confucianism

I will be attending a conference next week (Sept. 26-8) at National Central University in Taiwan; its title is “International Conference on the International Dimension of Contemporary Neo-Confucianism.” A program (in Chinese) is available here, for anyone who’s interested.

September 18, 2012 Posted by | Conference, Contemporary Confucianism | Leave a comment

Memorial Session Planned to Honor Tong and Lee

Jiyuan Yu, President of the ISCP, writes:

Dear Colleagues:

In the past months, ISCP sadly lost two prominent members and former leaders, Professor Lik-Kuen Tong and Professor Kwang-Sae Lee. Their contributions to our Society and to philosophy will be forever remembered and cherished. I was informed by Professor Laura Weed that Professor Lee was originally scheduled as a speaker at the coming APA Eastern Meeting at a panel organized by the International Institute of Field Being.

With his unexpected passing away and the withdrawal of three other panelists, Laura suggested that the International Institute of Field Being and ISCP work together to turn the available space and time into a memorial session dedicated to Professors Tong and Lee. I think it is a great idea and wholly embrace it. Hence I am calling for your participation, especially those members who know these two great scholars well and/or are interested in their philosophies. You can present a paper about their thought, or a memorial piece about either or both of them, or any other talks in honor of them.

Please contact me or Laura if you would like to speak. Thanks in advance. I would also like to encourage all ISCP members who are at APA Eastern to attend the session, regardless whether you speak or not. The time is: Saturday Morning, Dec. 29, 11:15–1: 15.

All the best wishes;


Jiyuan Yu
Professor of Philosophy
SUNY Buffalo
President and Executive Director
International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)
135 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

September 16, 2012 Posted by | Conference, Opportunities, Organization News | Leave a comment

Chinese Thought at New England Regional AAS

On October 20, Amherst College and UMass Amherst will host the New England Regional Association of Asian Studies Conference. The program is now available on-line, and it includes at least these two panels of interest: Continue reading

August 29, 2012 Posted by | Conference | Leave a comment

Summary of Eastern APA Panels

Several of the APA’s affiliated groups have announced their panels at this December’s Eastern Division APA Meeting, to be held December 27-30, 2012, in Atlanta, GA, USA, at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis. Here is a chronological listing of the ACPA, ISCWP, and ISCP panels. There are sure to be other relevant panels, both group and main program; I will edit this post as more information is available. [UPDATE: I have added new information, and this should now be complete. Oct 12, 2012]

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August 20, 2012 Posted by | Conference | 1 Comment

CFP Deadline extended: “The Art of Morality” Conference

Because new featured speakers have been added to the line-up, the submission deadline for the “The Art of Morality: Developing Moral Sensitivity Across the Curriculum” conference has been extended to August 15, 2012. In addition to Michael Slote’s keynote lecture, Nancy Snow will be speaking on Iris Murdoch and film, and Jesse Prinz will be speaking on Moral Psychology and art. More information is available here.

August 7, 2012 Posted by | Call for Papers (CFP), Conference | Leave a comment

Program for Conference on De-Parochializing Political Theory

What should be a fascinating conference on De-Parochializing Political Theory will be held next week at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. The lastest conference program is here; for more information, see the conference website. David Elstein and I are among the participants, so we’ll try to report back.

July 26, 2012 Posted by | Comparative philosophy, Comparative Political Theory, Conference | Leave a comment