Some relevant announcements from Warp, Weft, and Way

With consent from Stephen Angle, the editor of the very interesting blog Warp, Weft, and Way, which deals with Chinese and Comparative Philosophy, we will henceforth share some of his and his colleagues' announcements on our EACP website. Here are posts shared in the past two months that might be of interest to our members and other followers of Chinese Philosophy. If interested, please follow the links in the titles after the given date. In the future, the announcements may be published separately; to make sure you don't miss out anything important, you can add Warp, Weft, and Way to your browser bookmarks and visit it at your convenience.


November 18, 2016: New Book: Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi

I am pleased to share the news that Eric Hutton’s much-anticipated Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi has been published. Click here for more information and to download the back matter and front matter for free (this includes the introduction). A list of chapters and contributors is below the fold.



November 16, 2016: New Book: Chong on Zhuangzi

Kim-chong Chong has published Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human (SUNY, 2016), which looks fascinating. Details here.



November 3, 2016: Van Norden at Aeon on The Second Sage

Bryan Van Norden has a lovely essay about Mencius at Aeon, intended for a general audience. Check it out!



November 3, 2016: New Book: Feminist Encounters with Confucius

Mathew A. Foust and Sor-hoon Tan, eds., Feminist Encounters with Confucius (Brill, 2016) has been published. Congratulations! The table of contents follows, and see also here.



October 31, 2016: New Book: P.J. Ivanhoe, Three Streams

I am happy to announce that Philip J. Ivanhoe’s Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan (Oxford University Press, 2016) has been published. See here and here, and a summary follows.



October 19, 2016: Chinese Philosophy in Berlin

Philippe Brunozzi asked me to post the following announcement (indeed, it is a promising development that one of the major philosophy departments in continental Europe is building up a curriculum in Chinese Philosophy!!)



October 11, 2016: Harvard Yenching Library Chinese materials added to

Donald Sturgeon reports that thanks to the support of Harvard Yenching Library, over 5 million pages of scanned materials from the Yenching Library collection have been added to the Library section of the site, including high quality images from the Chinese Rare Books Collection. See Approximate transcriptions created using the OCR procedure have also been added to the Wiki, making these materials full-text searchable. In future he hopes to collaborate with other libraries to include materials from their Chinese language collections.



October 5, 2016: CFP: 11th Daoist Studies Conference

Creativity and Diversity: 11th International Conference on Daoist Studies in Nanterre, Paris, France, May 17-20, 2017



October 5, 2016: Revised Edition: Allan, Heir and Sage

Sarah Allan, The Heir and the Sage: Dynastic Legend in Early China (revised and expanded edition) is now in print with SUNY Press (2016).



September 28, 2016: New Book: Yu, Chinese History and Culture, vols. 1 and 2

Columbia University Press has published a two-volume set titled Chinese History and Culture, providing a collection of eminent intellectual historian Ying-shih Yu’s essays, many dealing with philosophical topics, some appearing for the first time in English. Details for volume one (Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century) and volume two (Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century); I’ll copy the Tables of Contents below.



September 25, 2016: New Book: Fraser, The Philosophy of the Mozi

I am very happy to share the news that Columbia University Press has published Chris Fraser’s (ahem, long-awaited :-)) book: The Philosophy of the Mòzi: The First Consequentialists. Congratulations, Chris! Information here.



September 21, 2016: Publishing on the History of Chinese Philosophy

The recent discussion of the scope of “philosophy” reminded me of Amy Olberding’s excellent idea that those of us with tenure, at least, should make a point of endeavoring to publish in “general” philosophy journals, at least some of the time. (Just to be clear: this is no criticsm of existing journals focused on Chinese or comparative philosophy!) I am finishing up an essay on how to understand (and translate) tian in the context of Neo-Confucianism, and thought that it might make sense to try submitting it to a general history of philosophy journal. Which to choose? I decided to do a little research. I was pretty sure that Brian Leiter’s blog would have some sort of ranking of such journals, and sure enough, it does (from 2010). What surprised me was what I found when I started looking at the journals’ websites.

I will list below the ten journals chosen as the best from the poll conducted in 2010, as well as excerpts from what I found on the journals’ websites, and the occasional comment (emphasis in bold added by me).



September 20, 2016: Another Round on Chinese Thought as Philosophy

Nicholas Tampio recently published a short piece in Aeon explaining why he thinks Confucius (among other non-Western thinkers) should not be regarded as a philosopher, with implications for the philosophy curriculum and the makeup of philosophy faculties. This is a response to the recent New York Times piece by Jay Garfield and Bryan Van Norden.  Tampio and Van Norden subsequently exchanged tweets on the topic. Amy Olberding replies thoroughly and with humor here, and Ethan Mills responds on behalf of Indian philosophy here.



September 19, 2016: New Book: Vallor, Technology and the Virtues

Shannon Vallor, Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting (Oxford, 2016) has just been published; information here. The book draws on Aristotelian, Confucian, and Buddhist virtue ethics as it explores a path toward a “future worth living.”



September 18, 2016:New Issue of Journal of Chinese Humanities is out

Journal of Chinese Humanities has just released its most recent issue entitled “Early Confucian Thought”. Published by Brill, the issue contains research articles, book reviews, and a special section “Top Ten Developments in the Studies of Chinese Humanities in 2015”.

Visit our websites to see the complete table of contents, read abstracts, and learn how to subscribe: and