Announcements

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are happy and proud to announce the following keynote speakers for the upcoming Biennial Conference of the EACP in Ghent (October 2019):

Leigh Jenco (London School of Economics)
Haiming Wen 温海明 (Renmin University)

Please follow the link to full conference announcement.

Kind regards,
Bart Dessein and Ady Van den Stock

Taiwanese Philosophy and the Preservation of Confucian Tradition
International Conference organized by University of Ljubljana, EARL Ljubljana, and TRCCS (Taiwan Research Center for Chinese Studies) in Taipei

10-12 October 2019

Description:
Although the philosophical currents in modern and contemporary Taiwan belong to the most influential and important streams of thought in contemporary East Asian theory, they are still unrecognized as specifically Taiwanese. The main reasons for the immense importance of Taiwanese philosophy for East Asia and the contemporary world are twofold. First, they can be found in its contributions to the preservation of traditional Chinese, especially Confucian thought. Secondly, its development of specific innovative philosophical approaches and systems profoundly influenced the theoretical discourses in the entire East Asian region. The philosophical currents in modern Taiwan were mainly developed during the second half of 20th century, in which the philosophical theory in mainland China was largely limited to the Sinization of Marxist thought. Hence, for many decades, Taiwanese philosophy represented the only driving force of developing, modernizing and upgrading traditional Chinese thought and its syntheses with Western thought. Hence, they soon also gained a wide spread popularity in most of the other East Asian societies that were traditionally influenced by classical Confucian thought, as for example Japan and South Korea.

The conference, organized by Ljubljana University, the EARL in Ljubljana and the TRCCS at the National Central Library in Taipei under the academic leadership by Professor Jana S. Rošker, Ph.D., will bring together leading European and East Asian scholars investigating the thought of Taiwanese philosophers. It aims to introduce their work to the wider international academic public, and to discuss and exchange knowledge regarding their philosophical approaches, ideas and methods. It will furthermore also illuminate the political, social and ideological backgrounds of the specific Taiwanese philosophy.

Dear friends and colleagues,
 
We hope this message finds you well and wish you all the best for the coming year!
 
Just a gentle reminder that the deadline for submitting papers for the EACP conference in October this year is February 28. Feel free to spread the word to any interested parties. We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you in Ghent soon.
 
Kind regards,
 
Bart Dessein and Ady Van den Stock

Confucianism and World Disharmony: The Quest for Harmony in Difference

28-30th August, 2019
Bond University, Queensland, Australia

About the conference:
The international conference 'Confucianism and World Disharmony: The Quest for Harmony in Difference' will be held from Wednesday 28th August to Friday 30th August 2019 at Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia. It is hosted by the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies and the Faculty of Society and Design (Bond University), organised with support from the World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures and The Centre for East-West Relations (Beijing Foreign Studies University).

Please read further or follow the official PDF announcement in the attachment.

Hunan University, Yuelu Academy (嶽麓書院)
Associate, or Full Professor, Chinese History/ World History/ Philosophy

Hunan University is a public Chinese university located in Changsha, China. It is listed in the “Project 985”, “Project 211” and the “Double First-Class Initiative” by the Chinese government. The Yuelu Academy of Hunan University consists of the history, philosophy and archaeology departments. Its staff includes renowned and innovative senior and junior scholars. The Academy offers BA, MA, and PhD programs, and accommodates postdoctoral research.

Position:
Associate, or Full Professorship

Fields:

Chinese History
Medieval, late imperial and modern Chinese history, Chinese historical philology, intellectual history (from Song to Qing), Confucian classics studies, and history of Academies.

World History
Greek and Roman history, Medieval history, Modern history, Japanese history, American history, British history, German history, French history and so on.

Philosophy
Graeco philosophy, Patristics, medieval philosophy, German Classic Philosophy, Modern Christian Theology, Bible Studies, Comparative Religions and Confucian-Christian Dialogue, Chinese Philosophy, Chinese religions.

Qualifications:
Acquisition of doctor’s degree bestowed by renowned universities as well as research institutions.

Remuneration:

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.

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