Announcements

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

Dear all,

our careful board member has noticed suspicious activities on our website. For security reasons we were forced to revert to our latest backup version dating back to mid April 2018. I will republish all the remaining announcements (3 in total), so please follow the new links if you got this message by email.

We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Sincirely,

Matej Zima, EACP webmaster

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.

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