Update on 2022 ISCP 22nd Biennial International Conference

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Greetings from the ISCP Executive Committee!  In less than a month, the 22nd biennial international conference will take place on time from June 27-July 1, 2022. The conference is extended for one extra day to July 1 to allow more time slots for international participants.  We are proud to announce that in addition to the opening and closing ceremony, the conference will feature 9 plenary speakers and 89 concurrent sessions.  The conference program will be forthcoming shortly.  We are doing final proof-reading.

Another change is that due to the impact of the epidemic (Shanghai’s government policy still does not allow in-person large meetings), the method of holding the conference has been changed from the original online and offline hybrid to an all-online conference.

As communicated in early March, due to the large number of presenters and to ensure the quality of the conference, the conference will adopt a system of “paper + registration” and “members only” method (as a benefit of their membership).  For presenters and members who have registered at the conference website http://iscp2021.ecnu.edu.cn/ by the deadline, you should have received an email today from the conference organizing committee (see below for the memo) as a heads-up.  If you have not, please contact the committee at iscpecnu2021@sina.com. Due to the substantial number of correspondences, please allow a couple of days for a reply.

We are excited that the conference will take place on time and are looking forward to seeing you virtually soon.

Sincerely,

Ann A. Pang-White

Executive Director of ISCP

Call for Abstracts: ISCP Group Sessions at 2023 APA-Eastern (Jan 4-7, Montreal, Quebec)

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The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two-panel sessions at the Eastern Division American Philosophical Association (APA) in Montreal, Quebec, on January 4–7, 2023.

Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese or Comparative philosophy are welcomed.

Your submission should include the following information:

1. Title of Paper

2. Name of Presenter

3. Presenter’s Affiliation

4. Presenter’s e-mail address

5. Approximately a 200-300 word Paper Abstract

6. Submission Deadline: June 12, 2022

Please send the submissions electronically to Dr. Jea Sophia Oh, ISCP Liaison to the APA Eastern Division Meeting, at: joh@wcupa.edu with “ISCP APA Eastern” in the subject line.

Simultaneous submissions (e.g. submitting the same abstract to multiple APA Group Sessions) are discouraged. If your paper is selected for inclusion, then you are committed to presenting it at our Group Session of the APA Eastern Division Meeting.

History

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On the Founding and Historical Heritage of ISCP

1975- Present

Chung-Ying Cheng
Founder and Honorary President,  ISCP

 

The seedbed for the formation of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) was the Fourth International East-West Philosophers Conference which took place at University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Summer of 1964. At the conference, those senior in the rank who represented the Chinese tradition were Professors Wing Tsit-chan, Thome Fang, Mei Yi-chi, Tang Chun-yi, and Hsieh Yu-wei. Among the younger generation were myself, Drs Shu-hsien Liu, Huang Shui-chi and Philip Huang.  As both participant and host I invited all Chinese philosophy scholars to gather and talk about the role and the future development of Chinese philosophy in the setting of contemporary Western scholarship. I proposed that we formed an informal association for the purpose of establishing contact and rendering mutual support in matters of teaching and developing Chinese Philosophy. At the same time I planned also to organize and found a formal society for Chinese Philosophy for promoting study and research in Chinese philosophy on an international basis.

 

The difficulties for forming a cross-national association or society with practically no support must be recognized at that early time. However, I decided to first contact people doing Chinese philosophy in US and to publish a Chinese Newsletter as a means of maintaining communication.  This turned out to be a challenging operation for at that time because there were practically no professional philosophers teaching Chinese philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at any university in USA. I collected up to 18 scholars teaching Chinese thought in History Department or in Department of Asian Studies throughout US and listed our membership as 35 members by including scholars from Taiwan and Hong Kong including our participants at the 4th IEWPC.

Convinced that Chinese Philosophy has a great potential for developing human self-understanding and understanding of humanity in a global community of scholars and philosophers, I edited and produced an informal publication titled Chinese Philosophy Newsletter in 1965 which was continued and circulated until 1969. This set the stage for my founding of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy in 1973.

 

Founding

 

In publishing my Chinese Philosophy Newsletter from 1965 to 1969,  fortunately I was able to enlist the help of   a young Taijichuan Master, Mr. Peng Tzuyou to do handwritten copy work  and Stencil printing after I produced relevant reports and did the proper editorial work. I published the Newsletter intermittently for five years before I formally registered for the formation of an official Society for Chinese Philosophy as a non-profit corporation. I hired a former judge Mr. Lum to do the official registration work at the Government Regulating Agency at that time. On June 16, 1975, the Society for Chinese Philosophy was officially born with the File Number 28885D2.. Knowing that it was difficult to have our members to meet on yearly basis as an assembly I decided that we should have annual group meetings at American Philosophical Association (APA)-Eastern Division, but we should have international conferences every two years on a selected university campus in US or elsewhere. This turned out to be a wise decision because we can use APA annual meetings as a venue to promote our Society and recruit new members of the Society and then to use the International Conference to build our strength and to promote Chinese Philosophy as a discipline and as a philosophy trend on the world philosophy scene. The strategic importance of this policy must be appreciated in the context of an environment in US in the 60Å¡ where the title “Chinese Philosophy” as a theoretical discipline was not recognized in the listing of specializations of APA, whereas “Chinese philosophy” as a historical discipline was taught in the name of Chinese thought or Chinese intellectual history in various Non-Philosophy Departments. For a long time I was one of the very few who taught Chinese Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy. It must be noted in this connection that University of Hawaii at Manoa was the first University in US to authorize teaching of Chinese philosophy in its Department of Philosophy as early as 30s.

 

Two years prior to the founding of the Society, I founded and started in 1973 to publish the Journal of Chinese Philosophy for the purpose of providing academic support for the campaign to recognize Chinese Philosophy as a specialized field of study and teaching in the Discipline of Philosophy in US and in the world. As a result, in 1983 APA began to list Chinese Philosophy as a subject of specialization in Philosophy and in the same period the Society was granted full Membership in the International Federation of Philosophy Societies (IFPS). As the President of the Society I was invited to organize the first Round Table on Chinese Philosophy in the 1983   XVII World Congress of Philosophy by Professor Cauchy, the President of the Congress.

 

1-6 International Conferences

Our 1st International Conference was held in June 1978 on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, with Professor Lik-kuen Tong as the Chair of the Local Committee for the Conference. Lik-kuen who got  his Ph. D. degree in philosophy from New School for Social Research in New York  was very enthusiastic about supporting our conference. Earlier in 1977 Lik-kuen suggested to me that we added the term “International” to the title of our Society. I took this suggestion and incorporated the added word in an amendment to our registration in Honolulu on November 17, 1977.   From 1978 on, our Society has become known as International Society for Chinese Philosophy or ISCP.

I served as the President of ISCP for 8 years from 1975 to 1983 and had organized and presided over our Bi-annual   International Conferences from 1978 to 1989.   The 2nd International Conference was held in June 1980 on the campus of the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, where Chang Chung-yue, a young Chinese member of the  Department of Philosophy in the College of Charleston, was the Chair of the Local committee. The 3rd International Conference was held in early August 1983 on the campus of Victoria College of University of Toronto with Professors Julia Ching appointed as the Local Chairperson. It is to be noted that it is the first time we stepped out of US to hold our International Conference and it was at this Conference Professor Antonia Cua was elected President for the Society for next two years and I was named the Founder of the Society and  Honorary President (Professor Wing-tsit Chan was also Honorary President).  Our 4th International Conference was held in July 1985 on the campus of State University of New York at Stony Brook due to the excellent coordination of Professors Walter Watson (Local Chair) and  Robert Neville (Sponsor) who provided efficient and strong local support. It was in this Conference that we had for the first time participation of scholars directly coming from Chinese Mainland.   In June1987 we held our 5th International Conference at University of California at San Diego for which Professor Sandra Wawrykto at State College of California at San Diego, was appointed the Chair of the Local Committee. As President elected in 1985, Professor Lik-kuen Tong gave his Presidential Address in this very exciting Conference.

In  June 1989 we had our 6th International Conference on the campus of University of Hawaii at Hilo, a conference for which Professor John Hsueh-li Cheng in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at UH-Hilo was appointed as the Chair of the Local Committee. It is the year where the Kilauea Volcano erupted in the Island of Hawaii and Hsueh-li arranged a truly memorable visit for the participants to the Volcano Park to witness the lava flow.

 

7-12 International Conferences

 

In 1990 I contacted Professor Wolfgang Bauer at Munich, Germany and asked whether he would sponsor our 7th ISCP International Conference in connection with Munich University in Southern Germany. It was nice of him to fly over  to Honolulu to discuss this possibility and then quickly let me know about his positive decision after he went back to Munich. We had then our 7th International Conference in Summer of 1991. One memorable thing to mention is that Professor Bauer had been able to provide 22 grants for 22 Chinese mainland scholars for their round air travel fares and about 5 days room and board. This was one of the most generous conferences I have ever attended. I was deeply impressed by the show of artistic talents of Professor Bauer at our concluding banquet in a Chinese Restaurant on the top of an Island Hill in Starnberger See near Tutzing.   In the business meeting in this 1991 Conference, both China and Taiwan bade for hosting next conference and it was agreed that we would have our next conference in China first and then would have our next next one in Taiwan. With this spirit of cooperation we had our 8th International Conference at Peking University in July 1993 with Professor Tang Yijie presiding over the Conference as the President of ISCP and Professor Chen Lai as the Local Committee Chair.  There are many good things to say about our first conference in Beijing. It marked for the first time the Chinese official recognition and acceptance ever extended to an International Conference in Chinese Philosophy, and the great success of the Conference resulting from good cooperation of Peking University, Nankai University and Wuhan University was truly remarkable.

In 1994 Professor Robert Neville was elected President of ISCP.    Following the good example of Professor Bauer, he was able to secure over 20 grants for our colleagues in China to attend and participate in the 9th International Conference which was held at Boston University. With its near 200 participants it was the largest gathering for the Conference up to date and we had for the first time (thanks to Neville’s efforts) an official delegation from Russia, representing the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was in this Conference I was presented a Degree of Honoris Doctrois from the Institute of the Academy.

Before Taiwan was ready for the next conference I   negotiated with Professor Song Suk-ku, the President of Dongguk University in Seoul to be our next conference sponsor. With the help of Professor Kwang-sae Lee at Kent State University of Ohio, our Society’s Treasurer, I was able to have the Professor Song to agree to sponsor the conference with appropriate required provisions for our Chinese delegation from China.. We had our 10th International Conference in July 1997 (a very hot summer) in Seoul on the campus of Dongguk University.

In July 1999, eventually, we were able to come to Taiwan for our 11th International Conference under the sponsorship of National Chengchih University in Taipei, secured by Professor Vincent Shen, who was elected earlier the President of ISCP during that period of time. Our trip to the Mountain Ali to watch sunrise marked the high point of our post- Conference activities. More than 30 participants, the largest ever, came to participate in the Conference from the other side of the Taiwan Straits.

In 2001 we came back to Beijing for our 12th International Conference with the strong support and great design of Professor Fang Keli of the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, who was our 12 thPresident of the ICSP. This conference was the culmination of our 24 years devotion to international conferencing, representing a cycle of 12 signs under the Chinese lunar-solar calendar. Not only the conference was generously provided for but the re-organization and election of a new generation of Officers for the Society made the Conference a Conference for Regeneration and Empowerment of the Society, and consequently a Conference for Regeneration and Reinvigoration of Chinese Philosophy. It symbolized an arrival of a new age and a new century for the development of Chinese philosophy and its spirit.

 

Prospect

With profound gratitude and acknowledgement to our former Presidents, coordinators and local chairpersons, members and friends for our past successes, we are now looking forward to the 2003 13th International Conference in Stockholm under our current President, Professor Torbjoern Loden at University of Stockholm, Sweden, and beyond that, the 2005 14th International Conference in Sidney, to be coordinated by Dr. Karyn Lai at New South Wales University, Australia. This new prospect for ISCP means a new prosperity for the development of Chinese philosophy in the   world. It also means that our new generation of Chinese philosophers and philosophers doing Chinese philosophy, whether Chinese or Western or Eastern, will have an extremely challenging and bright future and opportunity for their dedication and their contribution to be made.

 

Appendix A
Declaration of the Purpose and Objectives of ISCP in 1985 ISCP Charter:

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization formed for the purpose of uniting persons engaged in the study and research on Chinese philosophy and/ or interested in promoting the study and research of Chinese Philosophy in academic circles. The Objectives of ISCP are:

  1. To support, sponsor or co-sponsor local, national and international conferences, seminars, workshops and the like on Chinese Philosophy solely or in cooperation with local, national and international academic or educational institutions;
  2. To sponsor or co-sponsor philosophical, educational, educational or cultural activities which would promote understanding, study and research in Chinese Philosophy as a Philosophical Discipline;
  3. To endorse and promote distribution of the international research academic quarterly known as the Journal of Chinese Philosophy ;
  4. To support and sponsor research projects in Chinese Philosophy and a series of publications in Chinese Philosophy;
  5. To support publication of a Newsletter for the members of the Society.

 

Appendix B 
Declaration of Five Theses on the Importance of Chinese Philosophy, Distributed at  17th World Congress of Philosophy, 
MontrealCanada 1985*

  1. Chinese Philosophy as a Tradition is intrinsically valuable as a vehicle of human self-understanding and human self-realization;
  2. Chinese Philosophy as a Tradition can be developed analytically, critically and creatively on both rational and practical levels;
  3. The Chinese Philosophy Tradition is essentially concretion/ process/ humanity/community-oriented. It can complement and can be complemented by the Western Philosophy Tradition which is essentially abstraction / substance/ objects/individuals-oriented;
  4. Chinese Philosophy with its Holistic Metaphysics of Harmony and Polaristic Dialectics of Harmonization can provide a spiritual guidance as well as a pragmatic c procedure for problem solution or conflict resolution in this scientific-technological era;
  5. Chinese Philosophy as a Tradition and as a Discipline should be universally recognized as an important asset of the mainstream of world philosophy and be seriously taught in both China and West for the common good of humankind.

 

 

* In August 1985 I organized, participated in, and presided over the first Roundtable on Chinese Philosophy and World Philosophy on behalf of ISCP at the 1985 Montreal World Congress of Philosophy at the invitation of Professor Cauchy who was then the President of the World Congress. I   formulated and pronounced this Declaration of Five Theses on the Importance Chinese Philosophy for the Roundtable and distributed it in the Congress, Le Palais des Congres de Montreal . This Declaration of Five Points had been also used as a base and source of inspiration for the founding of the International Yijing Society in 1985 with the support of many delegates from many countries in the Congress.

Constitution

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Constitution
of International Society for Chinese Philosophy

(Revision effective since December 13, 2007)

ARTICLE I

NAME AND OBJECTIVES

SECTION 1 NAME

This Society will be known as the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (hereafter abbreviated as ISCP). By “Chinese Philosophy” is meant the whole philosophical tradition and heritage within the span of Chinese history and the spectrum of Chinese civilization. The term “Chinese Philosophy” will also connote the logical, metaphysical, ethical, aesthetical, and epistemological thinking and reflection in reference to the Chinese philosophical tradition and heritage, Chinese language, Chinese society, and Chinese civilization.

SECTION 2  OBJECTIVES

This Society (ISCP) will be a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed for the purpose of uniting persons affiliated with the study and research of Chinese Philosophy or interested in promoting the study and research of Chinese Philosophy in both academic and non-academic circles. This society encourages creativity, innovation, and respects people’s difference in belief. It is firmly committed to sexual and racial equality, prohibits any discriminatory practice in all its activities and officer appointment.

The objectives of ISCP are set forth as follows:

a. To support, sponsor or co-sponsor conferences, seminars, workshops and the like on Chinese Philosophy solely or in cooperation with local, national, or international philosophical congresses or academic institutions.

b. To sponsor or co-sponsor philosophical, educational, cultural or scientific activities in cooperation with educational, cultural, philosophical, or scientific institutions or organizations in connection with the study and research of Chinese Philosophy.

c. To support and sponsor the editing and publication of the international research journal known as the Journal of Chinese Philosophy for the philosophical and scholarly community interested in Chinese Philosophy.

d. To support and sponsor the editing and publication of a periodic newsletter for the ISCP which will report on the academic activities of the members of this Society and other pertinent matters in the field of Chinese Philosophy.

e. To support and sponsor research projects in Chinese Philosophy as well as projects on research tools in Chinese Philosophy such as bibliographies, chronicles, directories, indices, and the like.

f. To support and sponsor travel to and from national and international conferences, and the like for the purpose of promoting the study and research of Chinese Philosophy.

g. To support, sponsor or co-sponsor community-oriented activities which are meaningful and fruitful from the point of view of promoting or enriching Chinese Philosophy and which will enhance the cultural values of Chinese Philosophy.

h. To promote and support all other scientific, literary, educational and philosophical activities complementary with the foregoing objectives.

 

ARTICLE II

LOCATION AND (PERMANENT) OFFICE

SECTION 1

The permanent office of ISCP is located on the premises of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. Any official documentation should be sent to this office in Hawaii for permanent filing.

 

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1 CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP

The membership of ISCP shall be classified as follows: (1) Regular, (2) Life, (3) Institutional, (4) Student, (5) Associate, and (6) Affiliate.

SECTION 2 DEFINITION OF MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

(a) Regular Members: Regular membership will be open to any person who wishes to be affiliated with actual study and research of Chinese Philosophy or the promotion of such.

(b) Life Members: Life membership will be open to any person who wishes to make a financial contribution to the ISCP in the amount specified by its Executive Committee.

(c) Institutional Members: Institutional membership will be open to any bona fide institution which subscribes to the Journal of Chinese Philosophy and which wishes to make an annual financial contribution to the ISCP at a minimum amount as determined by its Executive Committee.

(d) Student Members: Student membership will be open to any student enrolled in an educational institution who has an interest in Chinese Philosophy.

(e) Associate Members: Associate membership is open to any person who does not wish to be a regular member but still wants to enjoy some of its privileges.

(f) Affiliate Members: Affiliate membership is a dues-exempt associate membership granted to advisors, corresponding members and other individuals by the authority of the Executive Committee.

All application for membership is subject to the review and approval of the Executive Committee.

SECTION 3 ANNUAL DUES

The annual dues for each of the five classes of paying membership shall be established by the Executive Committee of the Society and shall be renewable on January 1 each year. Membership status will be acknowledged after submission of a membership application form and payment of appropriate dues.

SECTION 4 THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND TO HOLD OFFICE

Only regular and life members are eligible to vote and to be an elected officer of the ISCP.

 

ARTICLE IV

BOARD OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

The governing body of the ISCP shall be a Board of Officers, which shall consist of the following:

The last six past presidents of the ISCP who are available and willing to serve;

The Vice-President or Vice-Presidents (if more than one has been nominated and elected) of the ISCP, during the term of office;

The President of the ISCP, during the term of office;

The various regional representatives of the ISCP, during the term of office;

The Secretary and the Treasurer of the ISCP, during the term of office;

The Executive Director of the ISCP, during the term of office;

And the Chair of the Board of Officers of the ISCP, during the term of office.

SECTION 2 ELIGIBILITY

Only regular and life members of the ISCP are eligible to hold office.

SECTION 3 TERM OF OFFICE

The Vice-President(s) shall be elected by the membership for a non-renewable two-year term;

The President shall be elected by the membership for a non-renewable two-year term;

The various regional representatives shall be appointed by the Board for a renewable three-year term;

The Secretary and the Treasurer shall be elected by the membership for a renewable five-year term;

The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Board for a renewable five year term;

The Chair of the Board of Officers shall be elected by the Board from among past presidents (who need not be among the last six) for a three-year term, once renewable. When the terms of office of the Chair and the Executive Director terminate simultaneously, the term of the Chair shall be extended for one year.

SECTION 4 NOMINATION OF OFFICERS

a) Nominations of the President, Vice-President(s), the Secretary and the Treasurer shall be made by the members of an ad hoc Nominating Committee appointed by the Executive Committee. The nominating Committee shall recommend no more than two candidates for each position. All nominations shall be voted upon in a manner established for all members of the ISCP.

b) Nomination of the Executive Director to the Board of Officers shall be made by the Chair of the Board of Officers who shall appoint the selected candidate on behalf of the Board.

c) Nomination of the Chair of the Board of Officers shall be made by the members of an ad hoc Steering Committee composed of the last six presidents.

SECTION 5 DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

The President shall preside at annual and special meetings of the ISCP and shall act as representative of the ISCP at the meetings or conferences of learned or academic societies with which ISCP is affiliated. The biennial congress of the ISCP is a primary responsibility of his/her presidency. He/She shall organize a program committee, and appoint the program committee chair and coordinator of the biennial congress of the ISCP. He/She shall keep the executive committee informed about progress in the organization of the biennial congress of the ISCP and be receptive to inputs of the executive committee.

SECTION 6 DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT

It shall be the duty of the Vice-President(s) to perform all the duties of the President either on his/her behalf or during his/her absence.

SECTION 7 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY AND THE TREASURER

The Secretary of the Society shall keep the minutes of all officially convened meetings. He/she shall see to it that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution. He/she shall keep a membership roll which shall be current at all times. He/she shall, in general, perform all duties incidental to the office of the Secretary and such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to that office by the Chair of the Executive Committee.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for the custody of all funds belonging to the Society. He/she shall disburse funds only in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution and the rules established by the Executive Committee, and he/she shall make a full written annual financial report to the Society.

Deputy Secretary and Secretary Assistants may be appointed by the Executive Committee to assist the Secretary should the need arise.

SECTION 8 DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director is the overseer of the Society both in its day-to-day administrative functions and in the execution of its long-term plans or projects. He/She shall act as Chair of the Executive Committee and shall appoint on behalf of the Board, in consultation with the current officers, the various regional representatives of the Society as well as such standing and ad hoc committees as authorized by the Constitution of the ISCP or by its Executive Committee. He/She is automatically a member of the program committee of the biennial congress of the ISCP and responsible for communication between the program committee and the executive committee.

Two deputy executive directors, one from the region of North America, another from the region of China, shall be appointed for a renewable five year term by the Chair of the Executive Committee in consultation with the current officers. It shall be the duty of these two deputy executive directors to assist in their respective region the executive director and to perform there all the duties of the executive director either on his/her behalf or during his/her absence.

SECTION 9 DUTIES OF THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF OFFICERS

In addition to serving as Chair at Board meetings, the Chair shall be responsible for the nomination and appointment of the Executive Director on behalf of the Board.

 

ARTICLE V

THE HONORARY PRESIDENT

SECTION 1

The Society retains the option of electing an Honorary President for the purpose of honoring a senior distinguished scholar in the field of Chinese Philosophy. The Honorary President is a titular position carrying no duties whatsoever.

 

ARTICLE VI

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

The Society shall have a Board of Directors consisting of founding and incorporating members and more members elected by them. Founding Directors will serve on a permanent basis and the elected Directors will serve for a tenure of four years and in the fourth year the Board will elect their replacement. The Board of Directors is headed by a Chairman elected by the Directors.


SECTION 2 DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

The Board of Directors is instituted for the purpose of inaugurating officers of the Society, supervising major decisions and major policy changes of the Society, and protecting the general stability and well-being of the Society.

 

ARTICLE VII

BOARD OF ADVISORS AND BOARD OF SPONSORS


(A) BOARD OF ADVISORS

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

There shall be a Board of Advisors consisting of all past presidents, selected past officers of the Society, and other experienced individuals invited by the Executive Director on behalf of the Society during his/her term of office.

SECTION 2 DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

The Board of Advisors shall advise the Society and its Executive Committee in all matters pertaining to the policies of the Society and the attainment of the objectives of the Society.

 

(B) BOARD OF SPONSORS

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

There shall be a Board of Sponsors consisting of life?time members and other individuals or institutions who have made substantial contributions to the Society.

SECTION 2 ROLE OF THE SPONSORS

The sponsors shall be highly regarded by the Society. They shall, however, in no way be allowed, in their capacity as sponsors, to influence or interfere with the policies of the ISCP.

 

ARTICLE VIII

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

There shall be an Executive Committee of this Society consisting of the Executive Director, President, Vice President(s), Secretary, Treasurer, Editor and Co-Editor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, the last six presidents who are willing to serve, and other members appointed by the Executive Director who shall serve as its Chair.

SECTION 2 DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

The Executive Committee shall make appropriate decisions regarding annual membership dues, acceptance of applications for membership into the Society, establishment of ad hoc Committees in accordance with the objectives of the ISCP and provide general guidelines for the preservation and maintenance of the ISCP.

SECTION 3 MEETING

The Executive Committee shall be convened at any time and place at the call of the Executive Director of the Society.

 

ARTICLE IX

STANDING COMMITTEES

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION

There shall be the following Standing Committees in this Society: (1) Academic Publication Committee, (2) Budgeting and Resource Committee, (3) Community and Publicity Committee, (4) Information and Communication Committee, (5) Membership Committee, (6) Program Committee, and (7) Research Committee.

SECTION 2 APPOINTMENT

The Chairs, Vice Chairs, and other members of all Standing Committees shall be appointed by the Executive Director on behalf of the Executive Committee.

SECTION 3 ADDITIONAL STANDING COMMITTEES

In addition to the Standing Committees listed in Section 1, other Standing Committees may be appointed by the Executive Committee from time to time as the need arises.

SECTION 4 TERM OF OFFICE

The term of office for each member of each Standing Committee shall be three years, renewable indefinitely.

 

ARTICLE X

REVISIONS

SECTION 1

Revisions or changes to this Constitution may be made by the Executive Committee and approved by a majority decision of the membership of the Society who have been notified and respond to announcement of such revisions and changes.

 

ARTICLE XI

LEGAL COUNSEL

SECTION 1

The Board of Directors shall appoint a legal counsel with the approval of the Executive Committee. Such counsel will serve a renewable term of five years from the date of his appointment.

 

Call For Papers-APA Central Meeting 2022

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Dear Members and Friends of ISCP,

We hope this email finds you safe and well.

We would like to invite submissions for the ISCP Group Panel at the 2022 APA Central Division meeting in Chicago, February 23-26, 2022. We welcome any submission relevant to Chinese philosophy and especially encourage junior scholars, international scholars, individuals who identify as minorities and otherwise under-represented individuals to apply. Please send the following information along with your abstract in word or pdf format to Jing Hu at jing.hu@concordia.ca by August 15, 2021.

1. Title of Paper
2. Name of Presenter
3. Presenter’s Affiliation and Contact Information
4. Paper Abstract (200-300 words, in attachment)

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Best regards,

 

Jing Hu

ISCP liaison for APA-Central

 

Jing Iris Hu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
Concordia University, Montreal
jing.hu@concordia.ca

 

 

Announcement-Hybrid Platform ISCP Shanghai Conference

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Dear members of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP),

Hope this message finds you well.  We all truly look forward to the Summer 2022 ISCP Shanghai International Conference (postponed from 2021 due to Covid-19) as opportunities to learn from one another and making personal connections.  However, considering the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, the difficulty and safety of international traveling (visa, pre-boarding test, quarantine, flight availability and high cost associated with it, etc.), in consultation with the hosting university (East China Normal University), the board has approved holding the conference with a hybrid platform — virtual and in person concurrently.  For participants within the Mainland China and scholars outside of China who can and would like to travel to Shanghai, they certainly can participate the conference in person. For those who prefer to participate virtually, they can do so.

The conference registration fee will be lowered because of this new hybrid format.  For non-ISCP members, the conference registration fee will be US$50 (approx. RMB300); for ISCP members whose dues are paid up to date, it will be free.  We encourage current members to renew their membership and interested colleagues to join ISCP to take advantage of this generous offer.

With this new hybrid platform, we also hope more scholars will consider submitting individual abstract or panel proposals for the conference. The submission deadline is DECEMBER 31, 2021.

General timeline remains the same:

Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals: December 31, 2021 

Conference Registration: January 1- May 1, 2022 

Communication of acceptance: by February 1, 2022 

 

With warmest regards,

Ann A. Pang-White

Executive Director of ISCP

Visit us: https://iscp-online1.org/

 

 

ISCP Call For Papers-APA Pacific 2022

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ISCP Call for Papers—APA Pacific

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy invites submissions to be considered for inclusion in panels at the upcoming APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 13-16, 2022 in Vancouver.

Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese philosophy will be considered. Both individual papers and completed panel proposals are welcomed.

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021

REQUIRED for each PAPER proposal:

  1. Title of Paper
    2. Name of Presenter
    3. Presenter’s Affiliation
    4. Presenter’s e-mail address
    5. Indicate whether you are willing to Chair your panel
    6. Approximately 200-word Paper Abstract

REQUIRED for each PANEL proposal:

  1. Title of Panel
    2. Chair of the Panel
    3. Title of each Paper
    4. Name of each Presenter
    5. Affiliation of each Presenter
    6. E-mail address of each Presenter
    7. Approximately 200-word Paper Abstract for each Paper

Please send each completed proposal as an e-mail attachment (in PDF or Word format) to Josh Mason (joshua.mason@lmu.edu).

 

Call For Papers-2022 APA Eastern Meeting

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CFP: ISCP at the 2022 APA Eastern (January 5-8 in Montreal, Quebec

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) plans to host two-panel sessions at the Eastern Division American Philosophical Association (APA) in Montreal, Quebec, on January 5–8, 2022.

Submissions focusing on any area of Chinese or Comparative philosophy are welcomed.

Your submission should include the following information:

  1. Title of Paper
  2. Name of Presenter
  3. Presenter’s Affiliation
  4. Presenter’s e-mail address
  5. Approximately a 200-300 word Paper Abstract
  6. Submission Deadline: June 20, 2021

Please send the submissions electronically to Dr. Jea Sophia Oh, ISCP Liaison to the APA Eastern Division Meeting, at: joh@wcupa.edu with “ISCP APA Eastern” in the subject line.

Simultaneous submissions (e.g. submitting the same abstract to multiple APA Group Sessions) are discouraged. If your paper is selected for inclusion, then you are committed to presenting it at our Group Session of the APA Eastern Division Meeting.

 

 

ISCP Panels at APA-Pacific Meeting 4/5-10, 2021

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I. April 9, Friday Afternoon, 3 – 5 PM (US Pacific Time)

G15D. International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Session 1
Topic: Freedom in Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Chung-Ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Speakers: Jianping Hu (Nanyang Technological University)
“Character or Virtue?: A Xunzian Critique of Situationism”
Kai Wang (Beijing Normal University)
“Human Empathy and Xunzian Moral Agency”
Siqi Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
“Interdependence and Mutual Accomplishment: Tang Junyi’s Metaphysics of Freedom and Morality”
Chung-Ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
“Two Forms of Freedom: Mencius and Zhuangzi”

II. April 10, Saturday, 3:00 – 5 pm (US Pacific Time)
G18B. International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Session 2
Topic: Ethical Problem Solving from Chinese Perspectives

Chair: Geir Sigurdsson (Háskóli Íslands)
Speakers: William Dou (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
“On the Mohist Canons A65-67: Technical Terminology in the Mojing”
Geir Sigurdsson (Háskóli Íslands)
“Preventing or Healing? A Comparative Chinese-Western Exploration”
Yi Gao (Wuhan University)
“Respecting or Rejecting Etiquette: Different Ways of Moral Construction Between Confucius and Laozi”
Ellen Zhang (Hong Kong Baptist University)
“Why Sex?: The Ethical Concerns of Sex-Bots from a Daoist Perspective”

To access the virtual meeting, please register at APA-Pacific website (note: ISCP membership fee does not cover APA registration fee):
https://www.apaonline.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?alias=2021pacific

The draft of the meeting program is available at:
https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.apaonline.org/resource/resmgr/pacific2021/p2021_meeting_program_draft.pdf

New Revised Deadline of Fu Foundation–ISCP 2022 Essay Contest

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THE CHARLES WEI-HSUN FU FOUNDATION-ISCP
2022 ESSAY CONTEST

The Charles Wei-Hsun Fu Foundation and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) are pleased to announce the 2022 Essay Contest in Chinese Philosophy or Asian philosophy related to Chinese thought.
Three prizes of $2,000 each are offered for the best essays in the area of Chinese philosophy or Asian philosophy related to Chinese thought, including two awards for graduate students or junior faculty (within five years of receipt of their Ph.D.), one each in Chinese and English, as well as one award for a senior scholar, whose essay can be in either Chinese or English.
All awardees are required to attend the 2022 Shanghai conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (June 27-30, 2022), hosted by East China Normal University, to present their winning essays.
Funding (up to $1000) also will be provided for the winners to travel to the 2022 biennial ISCP conference at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
ELIGIBILITY
The contest is open to all ISCP members and scholars at all levels, including independent scholars. However, preference will be given to junior scholars beginning their careers, such as graduate students or junior faculty (within five years of receipt of their Ph.D.), as well as independent scholars of comparable standing, and one senior scholar in need of funding to attend the conference. To join ISCP, please visit: https://iscp-online1.org/membership/

SUBMISSIONS
All submissions should be sent to iscpecnu2021@sina.com, with “Fu Essay Contest” in the subject line. Decisions will be rendered by separate panels of scholars, drawn from the membership of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy. Previously published papers are not acceptable. Submissions in English should not exceed 5,000 words; submission in Chinese should not exceed 7,000 words. DEADLINE: March 1, 2022.

JUDGING CRITERIA
The purpose of the contest is to encourage young scholars who show promise of making important contributions to the study and development of Chinese philosophy or Asian philosophy related to Chinese thought, and to fund senior scholars with financial limitations to present their work at ISCP conferences.
Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. CREATIVITY: original philosophical insights, such as East-West comparisons
2. COHERENCE: a cogent, well-argued presentation
3. SCHOLARSHIP: competence in dealing with philosophical texts and interpretations

For more information, please visit the Charles Wei-Hsun Fu Foundation website: http://charlesweihsunfu.org/

 

傅偉勳基金會-國際中國哲學會的論文競賽

傅偉勳基金會與國際中國哲學會(ISCP)很高興宣佈2021年中國哲學或與中國哲學相關的亞洲哲學的論文競賽。
三項各為兩千美元的獎項分別頒發給最佳的中國哲學或與中國哲學相關的亞洲哲學論文。兩個獎項頒給研究生或年輕教員(即取得博士學位後五年之內),中英文作者各一位。第三項獎金頒給資深學者(中英文皆可)。
所有獎金得主必須參加2022年6月27-30日在上海華東師範大學舉行的國際中國哲學會會議以發表他們的得獎論文。
獎金得主尚可取得一千美元為上限的旅費補助以參加2021年兩年一度的國際中國哲學會會議。

參選資格
本競賽開放給所有ISCP會員學者,包括獨立學者,但優先考慮事業起步的年輕學者,如研究生或是助理教授(取得博士學位後五年之內),以及一位需要補助參加本次會議的資深學者。如有意加入本會者,請參見本會網站: https://iscp-online1.org/membership/

論文提交
所有參賽論文請發送至 iscpecnu2021@sina.com , 在郵件標題上注明 “Fu Essay Contest”。由國際中國哲學會的會員所組成的委員會將分組評出競賽結果。已經發表的論文概不接收。英文論文不超過5000字;中文論文不超過7000字。截止日期是2022年3月1日。

評判標準
競賽的目標是鼓勵那些有潛力對中國哲學或與中國哲學相關的亞洲哲學的研究和發展作出重要貢獻的青年學者,並贊助經濟條件有限的資深學者到國際中國哲學會報告論文。
提交的論文將根據以下三個標準進行評價:
1. 創造性:原創的哲學洞見,例如中西比較分析的深度。
2. 融貫性:有說服力的、論證充分的陳述。
3. 學術性:處理哲學文本的詮釋能力。

詳情請參考傅偉勳基金會網站:http://charlesweihsunfu.org/

傅伟勋基金会-国际中国哲学会的论文竞赛

傅伟勋基金会与国际中国哲学会(ISCP)很高兴宣布2021年中国哲学或与中国哲学相关的亚洲哲学的论文竞赛。

三项各为两千美元的奖项分别颁发给最佳的中国哲学或与中国哲学相关的亚洲哲学的论文。两个奖颁给研究生或年轻教员(即取得博士学位后五年之内),中英文作者各一位。第三项奖金颁给资深学者(中英文皆可)。

所有奖金得主必须参加2022年6月27-30日在上海华东师范大学举行的国际中国哲学会会议以发表他们的得奖论文。

奖金得主尚可取得一千美元为上限的旅费补助以参加2022年两年一度的国际中国哲学会会议。

参选资格
本竞赛开放给所有ISCP会员学者,包括独立学者,但优先考虑事业起步的年轻学者,如研究生或是助理教授(取得博士学位后五年之内),以及一位需要补助以参加本次会议的资深学者。如有意加入本会者,请参见本会网站:https://iscp-online1.org/membership/

论文提交
所有参赛论文请发送至 iscpecnu2021@sina.com,在邮件标题上注明“Fu Essay Contest”。由国际中国哲学会的会员所组成的委员会将分组评出竞赛结果。已经发表的论文概不接收。英文论文不超过5000字;中文论文不超过7000字。截止日期是2022年3月1日。

评判标准
竞赛的目标是鼓励那些有潜力对中国哲学或与中国哲学相关的亚洲哲学的研究和发展作出重要贡献的青年学者,并赞助经济条件有限的资深学者到国际中国哲学会报告论文。

提交的论文将根据以下三个标准进行评价:

1. 创造性:原创的哲学洞见,例如中西比較分析的深度。
2. 融贯性:有说服力的、论证充分的陈述。
3. 学术性:处理哲学文本的诠释能力。

详情请参考傅伟勋基金会网站:http://charlesweihsunfu.org/