Announcements

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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International Conference

2 – 4 May 2019 at Université de Mons, Belgium

Jointly organized by:
Université de Mons (UMONS), Faculty of Translation and Interpretation (FTI-EII) and School of Human and Social Sciences (ESHS)
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Maison des Sciences Humaines, East Asian Studies (EASt)

Organizing Committee:
Kevin HENRY (UMONS), Vanessa FRANGVILLE (ULB), Serge DERUETTE (UMONS), Gwennaël GAFFRIC (ULB), Coraline JORTAY (ULB), Guoxian ZHANG (UMONS)

Tuesday 2nd July - Friday 5th July, 2019 at University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland

http://www.iscp-online.org/

Chinese philosophy has since its pre-Imperial beginnings been concerned with knowledge - witness Zhuangzi’s argument with Hui Shi about knowing about the happiness of the fish. Furthermore, as this famous story makes clear, there is argument about what people know and what they do not know. And there are things known, in this story, the happiness of the fish, more usually, the character of rulers, the rites, how to act, right and wrong, history, cosmology, the unifying principle of the world, medicine, and mathematics. Yet these aspects of the Chinese tradition have hardly received the attention they deserve from philosophers—questions of what can be known, what the concept of knowledge is taken to be, what role it plays within various conceptual frameworks, as well as the sceptical challenges made to knowledge, beginning, once again, with the Zhuangzi. Scepticism makes room for persuasion, and for clarifying what makes a sound argument, as opposed to mere persuasion. But there are also systematic collections of knowledge (mathematical, medical, cosmological, scientific, for example) which are prominent in the tradition, and they have close connections with philosophy proper. We invite proposals for papers and panels to deepen our understanding of these issues, and carry Chinese philosophy forward into the new millennium.

October 25–27 2018 at Centre for East Asian Studies (EASt), Université Libre de Bruxelles

The conference on Asian Philosophical tests aims at providing a platform for scholars in the field of Asian Studies and world philosophies to both discuss and perform the task of translating Asian philosophical texts into western languages. Any papers on the philosophy of translation, critical analyses of existing translations, or ongoing translation projects are welcomed.

You can see the conference poster here or read below for paper submission.

The Institute of Sinology at Trier University will host an international conference on "Zhu Xi and Zhu Xi Studies (Zhuzi xue 朱子學)" on July 13 - 15 2018 in order to commemorate the 888th anniversary of the famous Chinese thinker Zhu Xi.

Conference languages: Chinese (preferred) and English.

To register, please send your personal information, the title of the paper and a Chinese or English abstract of about 300 characters or words to Prof. Dr. Christian Soffel soffel [at] uni-trier.de or sino [at] uni-trier.de until April 09 2018.

The XXIV World Congress of Philosophy will take place in Beijing between August 13-20, 2018. This is an occasion to highlight aspects of Chinese philosophy. The deadline for sending in an abstract is February 1st (late deadline is April 1st).  Submissions should not exceed 1,800 words (or 3,000 characters for papers submitted in Chinese), and should be accompanied by a 200 words abstract (500 characters in Chinese). Submit your paper here and register here.

For information on sections and topics see here. All proposals are welcome, especially in 9.III: Modern Chinese Philosophy.

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