Announcements

The organisers at Université libre de Bruxelles are kindly inviting you to send abstracts (300 - 500 words) for the conference titled "20th Century East Asian Philosophies: Intercultural Entanglements & Original Contributions" to Takeshi Morisato (takeshi.morisato [at] ulb.ac.be) by 31 January 2019. Please find the poster in the attachment.

Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy (Broadview Press)

Translated with commentary by Kurtis Hagen and Steve Coutinho.

"The book that many who teach and study early Chinese philosophy have been waiting for." Amy Olberding

Philosophers of the Warring States is an anthology of new translations of essential readings from the classic texts of early Chinese philosophy, informed by the latest scholarship. It includes the Analects of Confucius, Meng Zi (Mencius), Xun Zi, Mo Zi, Lao Zi (Dao De Jing), Zhuang Zi, and Han Fei Zi, as well as short chapters on the Da Xue and the Zhong Yong. Pedagogically organized, this book offers philosophically sophisticated annotations and commentaries as well as an extensive glossary explaining key philosophical concepts in detail. The translations aim to be true to the originals yet accessible, with the goal of opening up these rich and subtle philosophical texts to modern readers without prior training in Chinese thought.

If anyone is interested in this edition for potential course adoption or to review, please contact tbodie [at] broadviewpress.com (Tara Bodie) by email or at the address below. Tara Bodie would also be happy to provide complimentary electronic exam copies upon request.

The deadline for the 2019 ISCP conference (link to EACP announcement) has been extended till October 15, 2018.

Switzerland is expensive, and so the Chair for the history of philosophy in Berne will give financial support (travel and board)  to successful delegates from eastern European institutions. Please let your colleagues know: all of Europe should be represented!

There are some eastern European countries not represented in the EACP - should you have contacts, please let them know they are very welcome to apply. People interested and eligible should write to Richard King (PHILO) richard.king [at] philo.unibe.ch

Dear EACP members,

I am delighted to inform you that EACP has been approved as a member of the FISP ("Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie", or "International Federation of Philosophical Societies”).
This year before the World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing we have officially applied for the membership and were accepted as a new member at the plenary session of the federation. This is an important step for the further development of Chinese Philosophy in Europe and the world.

Hip hip hooray!

Jana S. Rošker, Board Member

Below you can read the written notice by Professor Luca Scarantino, the General Secretary of FISP:

The 3rd Biennial Conference of the European of Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP) will take place at Ghent University (Belgium) from September 5-7 2019. The conference theme of this edition will be Paradigms of Change and Changing Paradigms in Chinese Philosophy.

We are kindly inviting scholars of Chinese philosophy to submit proposals for individual papers or panels to Bart Dessein (bart.dessein [at] ugent.be) and Ady Van den Stock (ady.vandenstock [at] ugent.be).

Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Panel proposals should include the title and a brief description of the panel, as well as the names, affiliations, and contact details of the participants. Please also provide the titles of each participant’s presentation. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2019. Notice of acceptance of proposals will be sent to your e-mail address by the end of April 2019, with instructions on how to register and submit the conference registration fee (EACP members: 60 EUR for scholars and 20 EUR for students, non-members: 80 EUR for scholars and 30 EUR for students).

To encourage participation and inclusion of young researchers, there will be a Young Scholars Award. MA holders and PhD candidates who submit a paper proposal should indicate whether they wish to compete for the award. Winners of the award will be receiving a full travel grant as well as prize money.

The official languages of the conference are English and Chinese.

We received an ad for a position at the University of Macau (open rank, fluency in English and Chinese expected). They are basically looking for someone who can teach classes/supervise PhD students in Chinese. If you are interested, follow the information in the link below:

https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment/showJobDetails.do?jobRefNo=FAH/RS/FAAP/08/2018

Two years ago, Eirik Harris (CityU Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Baptist U) and Henry Schneider (CityU Seattle) launched a project called “Adventures in Chinese Realism,” with a twofold aim. First, it is about re-discovering the Classics of Chinese Realism, for example Han Fei, Shen Dao, Guanzi, etc. Second, it is about applying Chinese Realism to actual issues in political philosophy (at large), for example, assessing Confucian revivalism, dealing with so-called corporate ethics, recasting checks and balances, etc.

This adventure consciously reaches beyond the borders of Classical Chinese Philosophy and of philosophy altogether. It engages in a dialogue with other social sciences showing not only that philosophy can contribute to the advancement of other sciences, but also that Chinese Realism is especially relevant in today´s world. As an inclusive series, this series considers work done by established scholars as well as by graduate students and researchers in the early stages of their career.

The series can be taken to the next step. The organizers aim at publishing an edited volume with the materials from the conferences and papers submitted until October 1st, 2018. Any paper covering the applications of Chinese philosophy mentioned above are welcome. Papers should be between 7000 and 10000 words and be accompanied by an abstract of 100 - 200 words. Please send your submissions to henri.schneider [at] protonmail.com (be advised that the organizers will begin evaluating publishers at a later stage of the submission process).

The Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel invites applications for two PhD positions starting on February 1, 2019. They are part of the research project "The Exterior of Philosophy: On the Practice of New Confucianism" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). The candidates will complement the research team of Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber and Philippe Major, Ph.D. The research project studies New Confucian philosophy by deploying a sociological perspective for philosophical aims. Existing scholarship has often chosen an approach that is either historical, as in the genre of intellectual history, or philosophical, tuned towards showing the contemporary philosophical relevance of New Confucianism. The current project builds on recent studies that add to these established approaches by offering sociological perspectives on New Confucianism. The project hence breaks new ground in terms of its disciplinary approach beyond the specific context of New Confucianism. Drawing on work done in sociology, the research project explores the possibilities of a sociology of philosophy approached as a philosophical sub-discipline.

Your position
You will contribute to the research project by writing a doctoral thesis on one of the two following topics:

  1. Exiled at Home! Writing Confucian Philosophy under Conditions of Censorship in the PRC (1949–1976)
  2. The Politics of Anti-Confucianism and Philosophical Argument: The Debates between Confucians and Liberals in 1950s Taiwan.

For details, please visit Europa.unibas.ch or read further.

We invite applications from prospective PhD students to work on the research topic below. The scholarship will run over 4 years, and the following will be provided:

  • Tuition fee waiver
  • AUD$40,000 p.a. stipend (tax-free)
  • Up to AUD$10,000 p.a. career development funds

PhD Research Project Title
Epistemology enlarged: knowledge as practice in Chinese and Western philosophy

Focusing on sinization of Marxism as a paradigm for research on Marxist philosophy in contemporary China, the special issue (January 2019) aims to analyze, synthesize and evaluate the concepts, categories, as well as the nature and the backgrounds of this process and its contemporary connotations. The editorial board particularly (but not exclusively) welcomes papers focusing on the following aspects of the sinization of Marxism:

  • Marxist, Neo-Marxist and Post-Marxist philosophical concepts and issues;
  • Hegelian dialectics, the traditional Chinese principle of correlative complementarity and new dialectical models;
  • Kant, Hegel and Marx through the prism of modern Chinese interpretations;
  • Chinese interpretations of early and late Marx;
  • Intercultural and comparative implications of socialism as a concept and a theory;
  • Neo-Marxist aesthetics in China and abroad;
  • Dialectical materialism and related concepts in Chinese tradition;
  • Ontology, epistemology and phenomenology of sinicized Marxism;
  • The concept of permanent revolution and its connotations;
  • The relational Self and the modern subject in traditional and contemporary Chinese theory;
  • Ethical and political implications of sinicized Marxism;
  • Political and ideological applications/appropriations;
  • Moral and ethical systems behind human relationships in the scope of Marxist studies;
  • Traditional and modern understandings of social justice;
  • The role of trade unions, cooperatives and other alternative forms of self-management;
  • Socialism and communism “with Chinese characteristics”;
  • Collectivism vs. communitarianism;
  • Comparative Marxist studies;
  • Relations between philosophy, ideology and discourse in sinicized Marxism etc.

Submission deadline: Complete papers are to be submitted till August 1st, 2018 online at https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/as

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