The Croatian Philosophical Society is organising the international interdisciplinary symposium "East - West: Comparative Philosophy and World Situation", within the framework of the renowned international conference "Days of Frane Petric", to be held in Cres (Croatia) between 20 and 23 September 2020. They invite the scholars from different areas to apply for the participation in the Symposium.
12th East/West Philosopher’s Conference
Walls: Thinking Through Insularity
May 22-29, 2020, University of Hawai'i
The 12th East/West Philosopher’s Conference will be dedicated to the topic of walls. While walls can be physical, they can also be psychological, social, political, economic, and ontological. Understood metaphorically, walls are any real or virtual barrier to the uninhibited flow of people, products, affects, and ideas...
We invite proposals for individual papers and panels. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to the Conference organizers via: ewpc2020 [at] hawaii.edu;
Submission Timeline: November 1, 2019
Please see more information on the conference in the PDF attachment.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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)
Kevin HENRY (UMONS), Vanessa FRANGVILLE (ULB), Serge DERUETTE (UMONS), Gwennaël GAFFRIC (ULB), Coraline JORTAY (ULB), Guoxian ZHANG (UMONS)