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

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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:

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

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] or sino [at] 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.

In order to promote studies in Sinology, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (Belgium) has set up a Marthe Engelborghs-Bertels Fund.

The prize named “Marthe Engelborghs-Bertels Prize for Sinology” will be given to the author of a memoir of great scientific value, unpublished or published for less than three years, written in English, French, Dutch or German, on a subject related to the Chinese world in the broader sense of the word, i.e. continental China, Taiwan and Chinese diaspora.

The Prize, which amounts to 12,500 EUR, is intended for scientists coming from a European country who know Chinese or a language of the minorities living in China. These scientists should either have completed higher education studies in Belgium or in a member state of the European Union, or be attached to a higher education or research establishment located in a member state of the European Union.

The scientific work (six paper copies and one electronic version),a summary of 1,200 words maximum, a curriculum vitae and a cover letter shuld be sent to the Academy’s secretariat before 1 February 2018.

More info on:

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend Raoul David Findeisen, who was a founding member of our association and its regional representative for Austria. Raoul suffered from a lung cancer, which was diagnosed only a few months ago. With his passing, our association has lost a veritable scholar. Although his research interests were mainly linked to modern Chinese literature and culture, he also published quite a few significant works in the field of Chinese thought and comparative philosophy, especially regarding Nietzsche and the reception of Western thought in modern China.

Dear members,

the results of the Board Elections are out. We had altogether 28 voters who voted for the following Board Members (in alphabetical order):

Selusi Ambrogio: 19 votes
Ivana Buljan: 17 votes
Bart Dessein: 21 votes
Lun Du: 19 votes
Helena Motoh: 19 votes
Jana Rošker: 25 votes
Vytis Silius: 25 votes
Christian Soffel: 20 votes
Ady van den Stock: 17 votes
Ralph Weber: 28 votes

We also announce our new Executive Committee, which consists of:
Ralph Weber, President
Bart Dessein, Vice-President
Christian Soffel, Secretary
Helena Motoh, Treasurer

Our next conference will be hosted in 2019 by the Vice-President Bart Dessein and his team in Ghent. Let us use the two years between our conferences to advance our association and build a structure to enlarge our membership, our offered services and our scholalry reputation.

All best wishes,

Ralph Weber, President