Conferences

Biennial ISCP International Conferences 

 

The 21st ISCP International Conference (University of Berne, Switzerland, 2019): “Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion: Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy.” (Host Organization Website) July 2nd-5th, 2019. [President: Richard King; Organizers: Richard King & JeeLoo Liu]

The 20th ISCP Conference (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2017): Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/philosophy/iscp/Pages/Home.aspx[President and Organizer: Chenyang Li]

The 19th ISCP Conference (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2015): Chinese Philosophy in the Contemporary World (http://phil.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/iscp/en/index.php) [President and Organizer: Kwong-Loi Shun]

The 18th ISCP Conference (SUNY Buffalo, NY 2013): Chinese philosophy and the Way of Living http://iscp.philosophy.buffalo.edu/ [President and Organizer: Jiyuan Yu]

The 17th ISCP Conference (EHESS, Paris, France 2011): Inter-Culturalism and Philosophical Discourse: Retrospect and Prospect [President and Organizer: Yolaine Escande]

The 16th ISCP Conference (Fujen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan 2009): Towards the World: Philosophical Dialogue and Culture Conversation [President: Barnard Li; Local Organizer: Pan Xiaohui]

The 15th ISCP Conference (Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2007): Dialogue between Chinese Philosophy and Global Civilization in the 21st Century [President and Organizer: Qiyong Guo]

The 14th ISCP Conference (Sydney, Australia, 2005): Chinese Philosophy and Human Development in the 21st Century [President and Organizer: Karyn Lai]

The 13th ISCP Conference (Vasteras, Sweden, 2003). [President and Organizer: Torbjorn Loden]

The 12th ISCP Conference (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, 2001): [President and Organizer: Fang Keli]

The 11th ISCP Conference (National Chengchih University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1999) [President and Organizer: Vincent Shen]

The 10th ISCP Conference (Dongguk University, 1997) [President and Organizer: Song Suk-ku]

The 9th ISCP Conference (Boston University, 1994) [President and Organizer: Robert C. Neville]

The 8th ISCP Conference (Peking University, China, 1993) [Chair of the Local Committee: Chen Lai; President: Tang Yijie]

The 7th ISCP Conference (Munich, Germany, 1990) [President and Organizer: Wolfgang Bauer]

The 6th ISCP Conference (University of Hawaii at Hilo, 1989) [Chair of the Local Committee: John Hsueh-li Cheng]

The 5th ISCP Conference (UC San Diego, 1987) [Chair of the Local Committee: Sandra Wawrykto, President: Lik-kuen Tong]

The 4th ISCP Conference (SUNY Stony Brook, NY, 1985): [Chair of the Local Committee: Walter Watson, President: Antonio Cua]

The 3rd ISCP Conference (University of Toronto, Canada): [Chair of the Local Committee: Julia Ching]

The 2nd ISCP Conference (College of Charleston, South Carolina, 1980): [Chair of the Local Committee: Chung-yue Chang ]

The 1st ISCP Conference (Fairfield University, CT, 1978). [Chair of the Local Committee: Lik-kuen Tong]

 


Archives of Past Conferences, Meeting Minutes, and Announcements


21st International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy: Conference Schedule

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Conference dates: July 2nd-5th, 2019
Location: University of Bern, Switzerland
會議地點:瑞士伯恩大學

Host Website

Registration Site

Registration fees:
Regular Registration US $200
ISCP members Registration US $150
Student Registration US $100
ISCP Student Member Registration US $50
 

Students: Send proof of your enrolment (scan high-resolution photo of your student ID) and, if applicable, proof of your ISCP membership status to iscp2019.students@gmail.com

ISCP members; Please send proof of your ISCP membership status (receipt of payment) to iscp2019.members@gmail.com

Upon verification you will receive a code allowing you to choose the student / ISCP member category during sign-up. Please be aware that the conference organisation team assumes no responsibility for any errors made by participants during registration. Payments cannot be refunded.

Hotel Information 

Note: ISCP does not have any special arrangement with these hotels. Please check Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com for the best available rates.

Travel Information:

  1. There is no international airport in Berne (local spelling with an ‘e’), so you will need to fly to Zurich (one hour by train to Berne), Basel (one hour, with a short bus ride to the station in Basel), or to Geneva (2 hours by train to Berne). In Geneva and Zurich the rail station is in the airport, and very convenient. Tickets can be bought from machines using credit cards. Or else there is also an app (SBB Moble)
  2. The railway station in Berne is ten minutes by foot from the conference venue (Unitobler), and five minutes from the town centre where the hotels are.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Conference dates: July 2nd-5th, 2019

Location: University of Bern, Switzerland

會議地點:瑞士伯恩大學

Day 1 (Tuesday, July 2nd 2019)

9:00-9:30am

Welcome

Prof. Dr. Achim Conzelmann, Vice-Rector Development, University of Berne

Richard King, ISCP President, University of Berne

TEA & COFFEE
9:30-11:30am (2 HR) Session A1

Forms of Persuasion

  1. Diego Castro Amenábar   Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands & Yu Shiyang   Ph.D. Student, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
    Title: Guiguzi’s Indirect Persuasion as a Solution to Deep Disagreements
  2. Yumi SUZUKI    East China Normal University, China
    Title: Is Mengzi’s bian 辯 Philosophy or Rhetorical Persuasion? – Undermining an Argument through Its Own Reasoning.
  3. Ai YUAN   Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Title: Argumentative and Persuasive Power of Silence

Session A2

Chinese Logic and Reasoning

Chair: Weimin Sun   California State University Northridge, US

  1. JianMing ZHOU & Yu LI   Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
    Title: « White Horse vs Horse » and « P vs NP » – Modern Interpretation of Chinese Traditional Logic
  2. Ivana Buljan   University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Title: Counterfactual Reasoning in Early Chinese Philosophy
  3. Jinmei Yuan   Creighton University, US
    Title: On An Alternative Logic of Knowing (知 Zhi) Possible Worlds in Zhuangzi: Reading The Inner Chapters from A Perspective of the Concept of Sets
  4. Weimin Sun   California State University Northridge, US
    Title: The Nature of Chinese Logic—Inference of Kind

Session A3

Being, Nonbeing and Space in Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Zemian Zheng   Wuhan University, China

  1. Polina Lukicheva   University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Title: A World without Space for Being and Nonbeing
  2. Sharon Y. Small   Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
    Title: Wu (无) as a Philosophical Framework: Explorations in Early Daoist Thought
  3. Jorg Schumacher    Emeritus, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Title: Defining a Space of Innocence—About the Philosophical Meaning of the Word fang
  4. Zemian Zheng   School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
    Title: Space-metaphor and Perspective-taking in Zhuangzi’s Notion of Truth

Session A4

Logic and Argument in Chinese Buddhism

Chair: Zhihua Yao    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  1. Carlo Cogliati    Department of Philosophy, King’s College London, UK
    Title: The Metaphysics and the Logic of ex nihilo and Dependent Origination: Aquinas and Fazang on Beings
  2. Zhihua Yao    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Two Buddhist Arguments for Consciousness
  3. Wusi Tseng    School of Philosophy, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
    Title: On the Logic of Nagarjuna’s Midway

Session A5

Mohist Rhetoric 

  1. Boqun Zhou 周博群PhD Student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, US
    Title: Mohist Optics and the Origin of Analogical Reasoning in China
  2. Yao-Cheng Chang    PhD Student, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Title: Ears and Eyes: The Mohist Arguments in Chinese Tradition
  3. Chaehyun Chong   Sogang University, South Korea
    Title: Mohist Bian (辯classifying) and the Generic Use of Nouns
  4. Xianxia Shao     Department of Philosophy, Nanjing Normal University, China
    Title: Mohists’ Arguments for Their Cosmopolitanism

Session A6

对话与变革——中国哲学中形而上学思想的回顾与展望

主持人: 李晨阳新加坡南洋理工大学

  1. 杨浩北京大学哲学系
    题目:融“无”入“有”—三教关系视域下郭象哲学有无问题新探
  2. 汤元宋  中国人民大学国学院
    题目:从“道之体”到“与道为体”—朱子学道体观中的动静新诠
  3. 刘莹北京大学博士生
    题目:道之“制作”与“天下惟器”—从徂徕学的“制作”说看王船山的形而上学内涵
  4. 张慕良吉林大学哲学社会学院
    题目:中国传统哲学宇宙论的特征

Session A7

佛教的實在觀

  1. 孟领 北京石油化工学院
    题目:唯识学对早期佛教因果理论的发展
  2. 汪伟 北京大学哲学系
    题目:支遁的思想方法研究
  3. 曹政 浙江大学人文学院
    题目:復歸與鏡像:道家「道生」和吠檀多「幻生」觀念比較

Session A8

中国古代对于实在问题的认识 ─ 以出土文献为中心

主持人:曹峰  中国人民大学哲学院教授

  1. 曹峰  中国人民大学哲学院教授
    题目:清华简《汤在啻门》所见「五」的观念研究
  2. 林啟屏   臺灣國立政治大學中文系
    题目:中國古代禮樂文明中的感受性問題:以孔子的詩論為分析焦點
  3. 郭梨華 臺灣輔仁大學哲學系
    题目:清華簡(六)中鄭國之為政思想及其形上基礎
  4. 王中江 北京大学哲学系教授
    题目:出土文献与晚周“心灵”模式的多样性
  5. 孟庆楠北京大学哲学系副教授
    题目:天道与人心:生成论背景下的早期儒家人性观念
11:30-1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
1:00-2:30 pm

 

(90 M)

Session B1

Modernization and Westernization in the 20th Century and Beyond:
Modern New Confucianism and the Evolvement of Scientific and Moral Knowledge

Chair: Eric Nelson   Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

  1. Eric NelsonHong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
    Title: Conflicting Modernities: Zhang Junmai and the Debate over Life and Science
  2. Téa Sernelj University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Title: Xu Fuguan’s Interpretation of the Concept Qinyun shengdong:A Fusion of Ethics and Aesthetics?
  3. Ady Van den Stock   Ghent University, Belgium
    Title: The Temptations of Metaphysics: Knowledge and Existence in Mou Zongsan’s Critique of the Cognitive Mind

Session B2

Passion for comparative Philosophy—In Memory of Walter Benesch

Chair:  Chenyang Li   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  1. Roger Ames   Peking University, China
    Title: The Comparative Philosophy Movement and Fairbanks’s Socrates, Walter Benesch
  2. Oleg Benesch   York University, UK
    Title: Philosophizing the Martial Arts in China, Japan, and the West
  3. Chenyang Li   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: Walter Benesch: An Authentic Comparative Philosopher in the Comparative Age

Session B3

Aesthetics and Knowledge

Chair: Rafal Banka    Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Jagiellonian University, Poland

  1. Dascha Düring   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: The Epistemic Import of the Aesthetic in Chinese Philosophy
  2. Massimiliano Lacertosa   SOAS University of London, UK
    Title: The Aesthetic Knowledge of the Zhuangzi
  3. Rafal Banka    Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Title: The Aesthetic Aspect of Confucian Practice in Li Zehou’s Psychological Construction

Session B4

Reexamining Early Confucianism

Chair:  Tao Jiang    Rutgers University, US

  1. Anders Sydskjør   University of Bern, Switzerland
    Title: The Contribution of Knowledge in the Xunzi ‘Undoing Blindness’
  2. Tao Jiang    Rutgers University, US
    Title: Contesting Ren in Classical Chinese Philosophy

Session B5

庄子语言哲学与怀疑主义

  1. 乐旭顺 武汉大学 哲学学院
    题目:论庄子的“吊诡”哲学
  2. 曹剑波 厦门大学哲学系
    题目:《庄子》怀疑主义的当代解读

Session B6

孟荀哲學

  1. 胡建萍 新加坡南洋理工大学哲学系
    题目:人力与天命的抗争——论荀子与张湛的力命之辩
  2. 陳起行 台灣國立政治大學法學院
    题目:荀子論法與先秦思想融合
  3. 张志强 内蒙古大学哲学学院
    题目:孟荀庄“是非”观念探析
2:30-3:00 pm TEA BREAK

[MOVE TO AUDITORIUM]

3:30-4:30 pm

Great Aula, Main Building, Hochsculstrassse 4

Memorial Session for Vincent Shen

沈清松教授紀念專題

Chair: Jeeloo Liu   California State University, Fullerton, US
Speakers:

Roger Ames     Peking University, China

Yolaine Escande     CNRS, EHESS, Paris, France

Chenyang Li      Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 4:30-4:40 pm Award Ceremony for Former President Chenyang Li
4:40-5:00 pm SHORT BREAK

Group Photograph in front of the Main Building

Evening

 

5:00-7:00 pm

Great Aula, Main Building, Hochsculstrassse 4

Plenary Panel #1: Rationality

Chair: Wolfgang Behr, Zurich, Switzerland

Anne Cheng   Collège de France, France:

The Argumentative Chinese

Karyn Lai   School of Humanities & Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia:

Thinking and Acting Skilfully: Mastery in the Zhuangzi

Jenny Zhao   Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Needham Research Institute, Darwin College, Cambridge, UK:

Humans as Rational Beings

DRINK RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

Day 2 (Wednesday July 3rd 2019)

9:00-11:00 am (2 HR) Session C1

Charles FU Essay Awards

Chair: Sandra A. Wawrytko   San Diego State University, US

  1. 李雨鍾 台灣國立政治大學中文系
    题目:修養論與政治論的分岔口:《管子·內業》精氣宇宙論的考古學研究 [Charles Fu Essay Junior Award]
  2. WANG Kai-li   The Department of Philosophy, Xiamen University, China
    Title: Moral Knowing, Moral Practice and Self-Deception: An Analysis of Zhu Xi’s Conception of Self-Deception [Charles Fu Essay Junior Award]
  3. Bongrae Seok   Alvernia University
    Title: Confucian Moral Psychology and Neuroscience of Embodied Empathy [Charles Fu Essay Senior Award]

Session C2

Metaphysics and Epistemology in Chinese Buddhism

Chair: Dennis Schilling   Renmin University of China, China

  1. Kai Shmushko    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Title: Exploration of the Epistemological Toolbox in the Buzhenkonglun《不真空論》
  2. Jakub Zamorski    Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Title: How to Believe in the Pure Land: The Criteria of “Correct Belief” according to Early Modern Chinese Buddhists
  3. Yuet Keung Lo    National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Title: From the Lion’s Roar to Heavenly Piping: Sound in Chinese Buddhism
  4. Dennis Schilling   Renmin University of China, China
    Title: Life and Consciousness in Early Chinese Mahāyāna Buddhism

Session C3

Deepening the Daoist-Stoic Comparative Project

Chair: Lauren Pfister     Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Religion and Philosophy

  1. Lauren Pfister     Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Religion and Philosophy
    Title: Visions of Reality that Cause Politicians to Squirm: Comparative Concerns drawn from Marcus Aurelius’ kosmopolis, the Zhuangzi’s Daquna, Feng Youlan’s Tiandì jìngjie, and Hans-George Möller’s (A-Moral) Moral Fool (yusheng)
  2. David Machek    University of Bern, Institute of Philosophy
    Title: Stoics and Daoists on Doing Things Well
  3. Kathryn Muyskens    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Humanities, NTU Philosophy Group
    Title: Self-Cultivation Towards the Ideal Self in Seneca and the Huainanzi

Commentator:
David Chai  Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Philosophy

Session C4

Power Rhetoric and The Rhetoric of Power of the Han Feizi 韓非子

Chair/Discussant:
Wolfgang Behr
   University of Zurich, Switzerland

  1. Federico Brusadelli   Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Title: The Will and the Centre: Understanding Yao要in the Han Feizi韓非子
  2. Lisa Indraccolo   University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Title: Tough Talk – Power relations, political rhetoric and cunning speech in the Han Feizi韓非子”
  3. Yuri Pines   The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Title: Worth vs. Power: Han Feizi’s ‘Critique of Positional Power’ Revisited
  4. Romain Graziani    Ecole Normale Supériore de Lyon /University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Title: Medicine and Politics – Reflections on the rhetoric of health and disease in the Han Feizi韓非子

Session C5

中国性情论

  1. 向世陵 人民大学哲学院
    题目:羽雪玉之白与犬牛人之性——孟、告之辩一议
  2. 鍾健文香港中文大學哲學系
    题目:論情感在儒家道德直觀中之作用與地位: 以先秦儒家哲學為例
  3. 陳志強國立臺灣大學哲學系
    题目:習與性成:清代儒學論「知識」與「過惡」的理論關係

Session C6

情感人视域——中国哲学中情感问题研究

主持人:王广     山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授

  1. 王广     山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
    题目:从“与物同体”论中国哲学“实在”澄明中的情感机制
  2. 黄维元    山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
    题目:即情显性与即情成性——思孟性学中的情感机制
  3. 苏晓晗     山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
    题目:性善情不善,徇情以定性——王夫之的情论思想
  4. 沈大光   山东财经大学马克思主义学院国际政治关系研究所教授
    题目:论原始儒家情感教育的两重机制
  5. 陈琼霞   辅仁大学哲学博士,中山大学哲学系副研究员
    题目:由《管子》之“情”观现代医疗中的医患关系

Session C7

主持人:林明照  臺灣大學哲學系教授

  1. 李賢中    臺灣大學哲學系教授
    题目:中國古代「物論」探析
  2. Jana S. Rošker     Professor, University of Ljubljana, Department of Asian Studies
    题目:Modern Confucian Epistemology: From Intuition to Reason – And Back
  3. 林明照  臺灣大學哲學系教授
    题目:《莊子・齊物論》中「不言」與「嘗言之」的語言反思
  4. 吳惠齡     輔仁大學哲學系專案助理教授
    题目:論《鬼谷子》對《老子》之思維模式的繼承與轉化­­—以「相反相成」為核心

Session C8

王阳明的认识论

主持人:Weimin Sun, California State University, Northridge

  1. 刘增光中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:“原日身体”与身的形上化—以身体现象学为鉴思考阳明学身心观念的发展
  2. 席玥桐中国人民大学哲学学院
    题目:从王阳明的良知观看德性与闻见之辩
  3. 雷静华南农业大学哲学系
    题目:王阳明诗与寂感问题:兼论工夫教学作为日用之道
11:00-11:20 am COFFEE BREAK
11:20-12:50 pm

(90 M)

Session D1

Comparative Philosophy of Mind

Chair: Xinzhong Yao   Renmin University of China, China

  1. Xinzhong Yao   Renmin University of China, China
    Title: The Embodied Mind and the Embodied Knowing_xinand zhi in the Book of Mencius
  2. Sandra A. Wawrytko   San Diego State University, US
    Title: Critical Thinking in Buddhist Philosophy: Provoking an Attentional Shift Through Cognitive Dissonance
  3. Tze-ki Hon   City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Coping with Contingency and Uncertainty: The Yijing Hexagrams on Decay and Discordance

Session D2

Name and Naming

  1. Haiming Wen   Renmin University of China
    Title: Interpreting the Confucian “Rectifying Names”: A New Perspective
  2. Dawid Rogacz    PhD Student, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
    Title: Operating Names—The Chinese Way of Defining Things
  3. Wu Yun    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Title: Yan (言) and Yi (义)—An Analysis of the Mohist Theory of Correcting Names

Session D3

Subjectivity and Subjective Emotions

  1. Lea Cantor   PhD student, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: Why Human Subjectivity is a Bit Fishy
  2. Mercedes Valmisa    Gettysburg College, US
    Title: The Non-Subjective Agency of Fate (ming 命): Can Objects be Agents?
  3. Jing Hu   Concordia University, Canada
    Title: Shameless Bullies and Shameless Heroes—A Discussion of Shame’s Communal Moral Value

Session D4

Neo-Confucian Metaphysics  

  1. Chew Sihao   PhD Student, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: Song Neo-Confucian Metaphysical Account on the 理一分殊 liyifenshu: Two Types of One-many Account
  2. Margus Ott    Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia
    Title: Im- and Explicating Energy: Neo-Confucian School of Qi
  3. Li Lizhu    Department of Philosophy, Peking University, China
    Title: A Study Comparing Zhu Xi’s with Zhang Shi’s Taiji Concepts

Session D5

20世纪中国哲学

  1. 李维武武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:严复与中国哲学本体论的古今之变
  2. 沈庭武汉大学国学院
    题目:中国佛教真理观的近代转向—以欧阳竟无为中心
  3. 张佳  东南大学人文学院
    题目:从扶乩到灵学:近代科玄论战下的知识与理性

Session D6

Neo Zi-ism vs. Chinese Philosophy: Reflections and Development

新子学中國哲學的自我反思與發展

主持人:Fang Da (方达Pre-Qin Zhuzi Research Center, East China Normal University, China

  1. Fang Yong (方勇)    Pre-Qin Zhuzi Research Center, East China Normal University, China
    Title: On Neo Zi-ism
  2. Liu Bing (刘兵)   The Classical Study Institute of Northeast Normal University, China
    Title: Zi-ism or Chinese Philosophy?
  3. Fang Da (方达Pre-Qin Zhuzi Research Center, East China Normal University, China
    Title: “Xinzixue (Neo Zi-ism)” and “Chinese Feature”: The Development Direction of Chinese Philosophy under Modernity and Postmodernity

Session D7

朱熹哲學

主持人:朱人求   厦门大学哲学系

  1. 和溪   厦门大学哲学系
    题目:是非与道德 —朱子智德的认识论意义
  2. 朱人求   厦门大学哲学系
    题目:中国哲学的认知与悟道—朱子格物致知的理论旨趣
  3. 陳志杰   台湾中央大學哲研所
    题目:論朱子的人心道心之說—兼論朱子對治「欲」的工夫

Session D8

阴阳五行思想

  1. 郑济洲中共福建省委党校
    题目:董仲舒公羊学的阴阳之道
  2. 肖航 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:论东汉阴阳五行思想的发展 ——以《白虎通义》为中心
  3. 劉錦源 臺北馬偕醫護管理專科學校通識教育中心
    题目:董仲舒天人相應論
1:00-2:00 pm LUNCH

Afternoon

 

FREE TIME

Day 3 (Thursday, July 4th  2019)

9:00-11:00 am

(2 HR)

Session E1

Knowledge and Virtue in Early Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Xinzhong Yao   Renmin University, China

  1. Robin R Wang   Loyola Marymount University, US
    Title: Daoist Way: Rou 柔 (Supple or Pliant) as A Source of Knowing and Intellectual Virtue
  2. Ming Chao Lin   National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    Title: Reflection on the Self and Ethical Implications in the Zhuangzi
  3. David Chai    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Neo-Daoist Ji Kang’s “Essay on Dispelling Self-Interest”
  4. Ann A. Pang-White   The University of Scranton, US
    Title: Knowledge, Virtue, and Akrasia in Early Confucian Ethics

Session E2

Inspirations from Wang Yangming’s Philosophy

  1. Iso Kern   University of Bern, Switzerland
    Title: Wang Yangming, Luo Qinshun and Ouyang De: Controversies about the Bases of Ethical Action
  2. Zhen Chen (陳真)and Xianxia Shao (邵顯俠)  Department of Philosophy, Research Institute for Moral Education, Nanjing Normal University, China
    Title: Wang Yangming’s Theory of Moral Knowledge
  3. Wan-hsian Chi       National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
    Title: Wang Yangming’s Metaphysics of Mind and Neo-Confucian Dialogues on Becoming a Sage: A Philosophical Hermeneutic Study

Session E3

Metaphysics and Morality in Confucianism

  1. Yinghua Lu     Si-Mian Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, East China Normal University, China
    Title: How Does the Substance as Genuineness (誠) Act? —A Clarification of the Phenomenon of Genuineness Based on Zhong Yong
  2. Tsung-Hsing Ho, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
    Title: A Game-Theoretic Defense of Confucianism

Session E4

The Art of Writing New Confucianism in the Twentieth Century: Textuality and Institutions

Chair/Discussant:

Thomas FröhlichHamburg University, Germany

  1. Rafael SuterZürich University, Switzerland
    Title: Arbitrariness of Form and Content? Modes of Linguistic Expression in Xiong Shili’s Contemporary Confucianism
  2. Joseph CiaudoEcole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France
    Title: Writing Confucian philosophy for a Western audience: Some remarks on the multiples histories of Confucian philosophy written by Zhang Junmai
  3. Philippe Major     University of Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Philosophical Textuality between Heaven and Earth: Reading Tang Junyi
  4. Chan Hok Yin     City University of Hong Kong
    Title: To win hearts and mind: Tang Junyi’s Philosophy of Education in Cold War Hong Kong, 1950-1970

Session E5

语言与知识

  1. 徐波复旦大学哲学学院
    题目:从“不可说”与“非分别说”看中国传统哲学中的语言与知识
  2. 李秋红中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:小辨而毁大道”:《孔丛子·公孙龙》中的名儒论辩
  3. 曾暐傑國立臺灣師範大學國文學系
    题目:在說服中建構實在─作為知識的「性善身體觀」在漢語哲學場域中之源流、論辨與典範

Session E6

程朱理学

  1. 江求流  陕西师范大学哲学系
    题目:气、气化与万物生成:朱子对终极实在的理解
  2. 毕梦曦北京大学哲学系
    题目:“同出一理”与“一体相关”:二程同体思想研究
  3. 张锦枝上海社会科学院哲学研究所
    题目:自我与无我:理学工夫论的三个层次

Session E7

先秦人性论

主持人:方朝晖清华大学人文院历史系

  1. 方朝晖清华大学人文院历史系
    题目:如何理解先秦的“性”概念?
  2. 解启扬中国政法大学
    题目:墨荀韩人性思想的历史与逻辑
  3. 任蜜林中国社会科学院哲学研究所
    题目:早期儒家人性论的两种模式及其影响——以《中庸》、孟子为中心
 
  COFFEE  BREAK
11:30-1:00 pm

(90 M)

Session F1

ISCP Founder’s Speech

Chair: Richard King, University of Berne, Switzerland

Chung-ying Cheng   University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
Title: On Primary Cosmology in Chinese Philosophy: To Be is To Become

Session F2

Zhu Xi’s Moral Epistemology

Chair: Jinli He Trinity University, US

  1. Yuhan Liang     PhD student, Philosophy Department, University of Connecticut, US
    Title: What Makes Moral Judgment Right: Zhu Xi’s Understanding of Moral Knowledge
  2. Matthew Steggles    PhD Student, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Title: Yan Yuan’ Criticisms of Zhu Xi’s Moral Epistemology
  3. Yves Vende     Centre Sèvres, Paris, France
    Title: Zhu Xi’s General and Particular Reading Method

Session F3

Knowledge Organization in Pre-Modern China

  1. Hur-li Lee   School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US
    Title: Knowledge Organization in the Seven Epitomes (Qilue)
  2. Stefano Gandolfo   Doctoral Candidate, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: Knowledge Organization in the Complete Writings of the Four Repositories

Session F4

Explorations in Neo-Confucianism

  1. Shuhong Zheng    Department of Philosophy at Sun Yat-sen University, China
    Title: The Making of Neo-Confucianism: Commentaries, Concepts and Questions
  2. CHEN I-Hsin    Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Translation, Argument, and the Epistemic Reconstruction of Contents of Knowing: Wing-tsit Chan’s Argumentative Translation of Zhu Xi’s Concept of Li 理

Session F5

Metaphysical Explorations of Reality in Post-Han Daoism

Chair: David Chai   Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  1. David Chai   Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Metaphysical Ecology in the Huanglao Boshu
  2. Thomas Michael   Beijing Normal University, China
    Title: Heshang Gong
  3. James Miller   Duke Kunshan University, China
    Title: Nature and Pervasion (tong) in Highest Clarity Daoism

Session F6

朱熹的道德認知論

  1. 梁奮程 台灣中央研究院中國文哲研究所
    题目:論朱子倫理學中「真知」的證成意涵
  2. 鄒嘯宇 湖南師範大學公共管理學院哲學系
    题目:試論朱子應對人禽之辨問題的效力與困難
  3. 郭清香 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:朱熹与王阳明的“格物”之争——兼论道德认识的可能性

Session F7

中西问答学、论说及认识

  1. 张耀南    北京航空航天大学
    题目:中华问答学之“三款六式”
  2. 杨武金中国人民大学
    题目:墨家认识论的独特性

Session F8

孟荀真理與知識

  1. 荆雨  东北师范大学哲学学院
    题目:道、法、名、理—荀子之法的论证逻辑
  2. 金生亮  中山大学哲学系
    题目:对“说服”与“知识”的考察—以《孟子》为例

1:00-2:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00-4:00 pm

(2 HR)

Session G1

Moral Constructivism and Moral Skepticism

Chair: JeeLoo Liu   California State University, Fullerton, US

  1. Meng Zhang   Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, US
    Title: Mengzi’s Ethical Naturalist Constructivism and Its Ambiguity
  2. Siufu TANG   The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Xunzi’s Confucian Constructivism: An Initial Sketch.
  3. Yong Li    School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
    Title: Moral Ambivalence, Moral Relativism and Moral Knowledge
  4. Katarzyna Pejda    Sinology,  Institute of Classical and Oriental Studies, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
    Title: Constructing a Moral Person in Analects and Mengzi Texts

Session G2

Nomina sunt omina:New Perspectives on Naming and the Theory of Zhèngmíng 正名 (“rectification of names”) in Classical Chinese Philosophy

Chair/Discussant:
Rafael Suter University of Zurich, Switzerland

  1. Gian Carlo Danuser    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Title: Time and Significance in Early Chinese Texts
  2. Kateřina Gajdošová    Charles University, Prague
    Title: Names and the Nameless: Ontological Role of Names from the Perspective of the Excavated Cosmologies
  3. Lisa Indraccolo    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Title: Getting real – Names and Actualities in the Gōngsūn Lóngzǐ and Other Logicians’s Writings
  4. Zhenxu Xu  University of Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Rectification of Names vs. Nullification of Names: Xúnzǐ and Zhuāngzǐ as Two Responses to the School of Names

Session G3

Guo Xiang and Wang Bi on Nothingness, Contentedness and Knowledge

Chair and Discussant: Thomas Michael    School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University, China

  1. KaiMarchal(馬愷之)   Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
    Title: Once again on Nothingness in Wang Bi (226-249)
  2. Dennis Schilling (謝林德)   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
    Title: ‘Non-Consciousness’(wú xīn 無心) or the Incongruity Between Existence and Knowledge in the Philosophy of Guo Xiàng
  3. Christine Abigail Lee Tan (陳美安)  School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: Guo Xiang and the Ontology of Epistemic Injustice
  4. Yuxiao Wang (王雨萧)   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
    Title: Changes of Xiāoyáo— ‘Wandering at Ease’ in the Philosophy of Guō Xiàng

Session G4

Persuasion in Politics:
On the Role of the Advisor in Pre-Imperial and Late Imperial China

Chair: Ralph Weber    University of Basel, Switzerland

  1. Kai Vogelsang   Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: The Smart, the Stupid, and the Enlightened: On the Origins of Political Consultation in Ancient China
  2. Thomas Fröhlich    Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: Ruler and Counsellor – Reflections on Governance in Ming yi dai fang lu and San guo yanyi
  3. Stefan Christ    Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: The Weight of the Present: Politics and Morals in the Huangchao jingshi wenbian
  4. Ralph Weber    University of Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Huang Zongxi’s Critique of Fellow Confucians as Failed Advisors

Session G5

杨墨哲学

  1. 何新宇 贵州大学哲学与社会发展学院
    题目:墨家逻辑的道义取向
  2. 鄭宗義 香港中文大學哲學系
    题目:重探儒墨之是非
  3. 傅晓微 四川外国语大学
    题目:杨朱“一毛不拔”的逻辑进路—兼论杨朱“贵己、为我”类观念的谬误

Session G6

佛教的論證哲学

主持人:杨本华 南京大学哲学系

  1. 李明书 华中科技大学哲学系
    题目:《佛说摩邓女经》论证佛教的说服如何可能
  2. 杨本华 南京大学哲学系
    题目:论憨山德清会通三教的辩证理路
  3. 曾丽娜 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:佛教与西方因果关系之比较  ——以因明为论证工具进行阐释

Session G7

道教哲学的實在論

主持人:Jinli He Trinity University, US

  1. 郭沂  韩国首尔国立大学哲学系
    题目:道体、性体与心体—道哲学的观念
  2. 刘楚昕  武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:道家“名实”思想研究
  3. 黄宁园  武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:“天籁”的语言秘密:人对真理的诠释

Session G8

20世纪中国哲学

  1. 肖雄 湖北大学哲学学院
    题目:试论牟宗三的圆教认(知)识论
  2. 劉保禧 台灣東吳大學哲學系
    题目:論胡適的「名學方法」
  3. 刘旭 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:知识与德性 :论徐复观对朱陆异同的考察

4:00-4:30 pm TEA BREAK

[MOVE TO Great Aula, Hochschulstrasse 4 ]

Evening

5:00-7:00 pm


Plenary Panel 2 Science

Chair: Richard King, Berne

Karine Chemla   SPHERE, CNRS & University Paris Diderot, France: Science and Chinese Philosophy

Paul Unschuld     Institute for Chinese Life Sciences, Charité-Medical University, Berlin, Germany:

Chinese Medicine and Philosophy

Yang Guorong 楊國榮 Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China:

The Idea of lixing (Reason and Rationality) in Chinese Philosophy


Day 4 (Friday, July 5th 2019)

9:00-11:00 am

(2 HR)

Session H1

Philosophy of Life in theZhuangzi

Chair: James D. Sellmann    The University of Guam, US

  1. Verena Xiwen Zhang   Department of Philosophy, Tunghai University, Taiwan
    Title: On Zhuangzi’s Perspectives on Life and Death: Through Zhuangzi’s Epistemology to His Life of Philosophy
  2. Anton Heinrich L. Rennesland   Graduate Student, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
    Title: Zhuangzi’s Dream Argument as Hypothesis: Perspective, Existence, Freedom
  3. Harold W. Baillie    The University of Scranton, US
    Title: Zhuangzi: Plato’s Mature Philosopher
  4. James D. Sellmann    The University of Guam, US
    Title: Rebuttal by Non-Rebuttal: The Zhuangzi as a Commentary on Kongzi Not knowing Complete Virtue

Session H2

Modernization and Westernization in the 20th Century and Beyond:
Modern New Confucianism and the Evolvement of Scientific and Moral Knowledge

  1. Bart Dessein   Ghent University, Belgium
    Title: ‘Confucianism for the Nation’ and ‘Confucianism for the People’: The Heritage of Wang Yangming in Mou Zongsan, and Beyond
  2. Ouyang Xiao   Postdoc Fellow, University College Cork, Ireland
    Title: Contemporary Confucianism and Metaphysical Aesthetics:  An Aesthetic Investigation of Chen Lai’s Ren-ism
  3. Jana S. Rošker University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Title: Confucian Revivals in Taiwan and Mainland China: Chen Lai’s and Li Zehou’s Upgrading of Mou Zongsan’s Metaphysics of Morality

Session H3

道教哲学

主持人:李兰芬 广州中山大学哲学系教授

  1. 郑博思  中国社科院研究生院
    题目:《老子》的“自-然”与《庄子》的“自然”—管窥“自然”概念在《老》《庄》中的发展和演变
  2. 李兰芬 广州中山大学哲学系教授
    题目:王弼哲学中的“道”“体”“无”
  3. 李刚  遵义医学院人文医学研究中心
    题目:论《庄子》中精纯之“气”的属性
  4. 竇逸凡 國立臺灣大學哲學系
    题目:從明辨是非到體道反性—以《淮南子》中的是非之辨為論

Session H4

王船山哲學探討

主持人:JeeLoo Liu   California State University, Fullerton, US

  1. 程旺  北京中医药大学
    题目:持志以定心 ——王船山的“正心教”及其定位
  2. 王博  中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:试论王夫之的“体知论”
  3. 姜含琪  大连理工大学
    题目:王夫之易学体系中的认识论思想探析 ——以王夫之《易》、佛会通为中心

Session H5

先秦知识论

主持人:陈少明 中山大学哲学系

  1. 陈少明 中山大学哲学系
    题目:广“小大之辩”
  2. 丁威仁 台灣清華大學華文文學研究所
    题目:中國古代房中思想的系統建構
  3. 吳忠偉 蘇州大學哲學系
    题目:[兼知」與「因知」——戰國後期的兩種「認知分工」論
  4. 許家瑜 北京大學哲學系
    题目:待而後當, 所待未定:《莊子》之「知」與「化」

Session H6

中国哲学的运用

  1. 王博  空军军医大学基础医学院
    题目:从仲景对五行的拒斥看医理与哲理的冲突—兼论阴阳五行合流的根本困难
  2. 高毅  武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:中医基础理论的“理性化”探索

Session H7

事情本身他者表述”—儒佛会通中的文本诠释与话语建构

  1. 王皓枣庄学院助理教授
    题目:儒佛会通视域下佛教语言对儒家经典意义世界的开启——以契嵩《中庸解》为中心
  2. 刘莹  北京大学哲学系、东京大学人文系联合培养博士
    题目:“归儒”何必“排佛”——藤原惺窝之“排佛”辨
  3. 释法幢(谢謦后)   佛光大学佛教研究中心博士后研究员
    题目:何为护法?——《硕揆禅师语录》尺牍中的儒佛关系

Session H8

朱熹的道德天理論

  1. 陈苏珍  福建师范大学马克思主义学院
    题目:自然与心性的融合:朱子对善恶本体意蕴的探讨
  2. 葉人豪  清華大學中國文學系
    题目:超越性之中如何保有他者–重估朱熹的氣質之性
  3. 于文博  北京化工大学
    题目:心性结构的探索与道德主体的确立—以朱子“性之德”和马一浮“性德”为例

11:00-11:20 am COFFEE  BREAK
11:20am-12:50pm

(90 M)

Session I1

Sinology and Interpretation

  1. Jan Vihan   Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague
    Title: 識意也意志也 Systematisation of Basic Signs in Shuowen: the case of “will” as “cognition”.
  2. Eugenia Werzner   Institute of Chinese Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    Title: Observe the Odes to Grasp the Significance of Things: Some Remarks on the Relation of Knowledge and Value in Late Qing Commentaries on the “Airs of the States” (guofeng 國風)

Session I2

Guoxiang and the Zhuangzi

  1. Raphaël VAN DAELE戴若飛   Université Libre de Bruxelles [ULB], Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale [EHESS]
    Title: What Does it Mean to Be Self-So? The Nature of Reality in Guo Xiang’s Commentary on the Zhuangzi
  2. Alexa Nord-Bronzyk   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: Guo Xiang on Fasting of the Xin: A Focus on Translation Comparison

Session I3

Chinese Philosophy and the Future

  1. Liang Cai   Department of HistoryUniversity of Notre Dame, US
    Title: Technical Merit, Moral Virtue and Bureaucratic Hierarchy
  2. Margaret Goralski & Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska     Quinnipiac University & Southern Connecticut State University, US
    Title: Happiness of the Fish in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
  3. Lincoln Rathnam   Duke Kunshan University, China
    Title: Classical Confucianism and The Limits of Persuasion

Session I4

20th Century Chinese Philosophy

  1. Jinli He Trinity University, US
    Title: The Issue of Modernization and Westernization in Chinese Philosophy: Case Study of the Early 20th Century
  2. Tak-Lap Yeung Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    Title: Overcoming the Limit of Knowledge: Mou’s Modification of Kantian Philosophy and its Capability of Responding to the Crisis of Technology in the 21st Century

Session I5

理学的開展

  1. 文碧方  武漢大學哲學學院
    题目:朱子「真知必能行」何以证成
  2. 丁为祥 陕西师范大学哲学系
    题目:“思则得之”―儒家人文精神的确立与拓展
  3. 陈立胜中山大学哲学系
    题目:“以心求心”如何可能?

Session I6

诠释与建构——儒学在日本的展开及其官学化

主持人与评议人:汤浅邦弘教授 日本大阪大学

  1. 刘莹北京大学哲学系、东京大学人文系社会研究科联合培养博士
    题目:“学以致道”与“习以成德”——以《论语徵》为例试析荻生徂徕之“道”
  2. 佐藤由隆  日本大阪大学大学院文学研究科博士、北京大学高级进修生
    题目:日本怀德堂学派的知行论
  3. 王茂林   中国人民大学哲学院博士、日本东洋大学交换留学生
    题目:宽政异学之禁下的儒学发展 ——以松平定信为视角
1:00-2:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00-4:00 pm

(2 HR)

Session J1

Evidential Frameworks and Patterns in Diagnostic, Divinatory, and Introspective Techniques

Chair: Elisabeth Hsu    School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, UK

  1. Leslie de Vries  Department of Religious Studies, University of Kent
    Title: Introspective Techniques, Clinical Evidence and Changing Perceptions on Cosmology in Late Ming China
  2. Rodo Pfister    Research Institute on the History of Afroeurasian Life Sciences, Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Introducing the Inner Worlds of Chen Pu: Language and Philosophy of Mind in «Mr Chen’s Instructions on the Inner Cinnabar»
  3. Elisabeth Hsu    School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: Suo yi zhi “the means whereby I recognised”: What counts as evidence for diagnosing different disorders (bing病) in Han China?

Session J2

Knowledge and Reality in Early Daoism 

Chair:  Ann A. Pang-White   The University of Scranton, US

  1. CHEN Yun   East China Normal University, China
    Title: The Subjective Condition of Truth: On the Zhuangzi’s Proposition “there are Sincere People and then there is True Knowledge”
  2. Andrei Gomouline   The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Title: Laozi and the Development of Cosmogonic Argument in Early China
  3. Wai Wai Chiu    Lingnan University, Hong Kong
    Title: Zhuangzi’s Knowledge and Its Evaluation of qing
  4. I Xuan Chong   University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    Title: Skepticism in the Zhuangzi and “Life-form”

Session J3

Emotion and Cognition in Confucianism

Chair: Liu Liangjian    East China Normal University, China

  1. Liu Liangjian    East China Normal University, China
    Title: Techne, Philological Study and the Knowledge of Affective Mindset and Nature: Different Aspects of the Understanding of Knowledge as well as Their Tension in the Early Qing Dynasty
  2. Kai Wang    School of philosophy, Beijing Normal University
    Title: Xuncian Concept of daoxin 道心
  3. Qingjie James Wang    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Moral Dilemma, Justice and the Confucius’s “Kin Concealment of Offences”

Session J4

王阳明的道德知識論

  1. 廖璨璨  武汉大学 哲学学院
    题目:从“至善统善恶”探讨王阳明论心体之“善”的两个层面
  2. 苏晓冰  西安电子科技大学
    题目:从知识到德性:王阳明对“知识化”圣人观的反思
  3. 王振钰  华东师范大学哲学系
    题目:良知与真知—阳明心学道德知识论研究
  4. 賴柯助國立中正大學中國文學系
    题目:從Korsgaard的實踐哲學論王陽明的知行合一:道德認同完整性的確立

Session J5

中国哲学天道与实践

  1. 王毅  四川外国语大学
    题目:中国哲学的原初构架及其核心概念 —“道、阴阳、五行、中和”及其相互依存
  2. 龚建平西安交通大学人文社会科学学院
    题目:论儒家道德认识之必要与可能
  3. 张清江  中山大学哲学系
    题目:儒耶生死论辩中的知识与信仰 —以《正学鏐石》”释生死魂魄之辩”为中心

Session J6

中国哲学的运用

  1. 何萍 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:中国传统科学方法的现代意义
  2. 朱承 上海大学哲学系
    题目:万物一体视域下的人工智能
  3. 谭延庚  山东师范大学
    题目:人工智能的内在限制与中国哲学视域的审视
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ISCP 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy
Tuesday 2nd July- Friday 5th July, 2019
Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion:
Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy

University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland

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ISCP 2019 Initial List of Papers

Below is the list of English/Chinese papers and panels that have been accepted for presentation at the ISCP 2019 Conference at the University of Berne in Switzerland. The list will be updated continuously as we receive corrections from participants. Note: This is not the final program yet.

Participants need to pay for conference registration fees (details below). They are also responsible for travel expenses, lodging and meals during the conference.

与会学者必须缴大会注册费。由于经费有限,参会者的往返交通费,住宿费以及会期中的餐饮请自理。

Payable on registration:

Registration Fees:

Regular US$200

Students (including young scholars) US$100

Members of ISCP US$150

Student Members of ISCP (including young scholars): US$50
 
(The registration fee includes drinks on the first evening, tea breaks and lunch on the four days of the conference. The closing dinner is not included.)

English papers: [In the order of the date of submission]

  1. Dawid Rogacz, Graduate Student, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
    Title: Operating names. The Chinese Way of Defining Things.
  2. Rina Marie Camus, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Title: What did Bo Yu ‘roll up and hide’? Metaphoric comprehension and Analects 15.6.
  3. Zhen Chen (陳真) and Xianxia Shao (邵顯俠), Department of Philosophy, Research Institute for Moral Education, Nanjing Normal University, China
    Title: Wang Yangming’s Theory of Moral Knowledge
  4. Ranie Villaver, Assistant Professor, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines
    Title: The Zhuangzi Primitivist Rejection of Knowledge.
  5. Raphaël VAN DAELE戴若飛, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale (EHESS)
    Title: What Does it Mean to Be Self-So? The Nature of Reality in Guo Xiang’s Commentary on the Zhuangzi.
  6. Carlo Cogliati, King’s College London, Department of Philosophy
    Title: The Metaphysics and the Logic of ex nihiloand Dependent Origination: Aquinas and Fazang on Beings.
  7. Eugenia Werzner, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute of Chinese Studies
    Title: Observe the Odes to Grasp the Significance of Things: Some Remarks on the Relation of Knowledge and Value in Late Qing commentaries on the “Airs of the States” (guofeng 國風).
  8. Buqun Zhou 周博群, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
    Title: Mohist Optics and the Origin of Analogical Reasoning in China.
  9. LiuLiangjian, Professor of Philosophy, East China Normal University
    Title: Techne, Philological Study and the Knowledge of Affective Mindset and Nature: Different Aspects of the Understanding of Knowledge as well as Their Tension in the Early Qing Dynasty.
  10. CHEN Yun, Professor of Philosophy, East China Normal University
    Title: Subjective Condition of Truth: On Zhuangzi’s Proposition “there are Sincere People and then Have True Knowledge”.
  11. Zhihua Yao, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Two Buddhist Arguments for Consciousness.
  12. Li Lizhu, Department of Philosophy, Peking University
    Title: A Study Comparing Zhu Xi’s with Zhang Shi’s TaijiConcepts.
  13. Wai Wai Chiu, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
    Title: Zhuangzi’s knowledge and its evaluation of qing.
  14. Matthew Steggles, PhD Student. The University of Sydney
    Title: Yan Yuan’s顏元Criticisms of Zhu Xi’s Moral Epistemology
  15. Yuhan Liang, PhD student in Philosophy Dept, University of Connecticut
    Title: What makes moral judgment right: Zhu Xi’s understanding of moral knowledge.
  16. Chung-ying Cheng, Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Title: On Primary Cosmology in Chinese Philosophy: To Be is To Become
  17. Lea Cantor, PhD student at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
    Title: Why Human Subjectivity is a Bit Fishy.
  18. Tao Jiang, Professor, Religious Studies, Rutgers University
    Title: Contesting Ren in Classical Chinese Philosophy
  19. Yao-Cheng Chang, PhD student, University of Leuven
    Title: Ears and Eyes: The Mohist Arguments in Chinese Tradition
  20. Margaret Goralski& Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska, Quinnipiac University & Southern Connecticut State University
    Title: Happiness of the Fish in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
  21. Jinli He, Trinity University
    Title: The Issue of Modernization and Westernization in Chinese Philosophy: Case Study of the Early 20th Century
  22. WANG Kai-li, The Department of Philosophy, Xiamen University
    Title: Moral Knowing, Moral Practice and Self-Deception: An Analysis of Zhu Xi’s Conception of Self-Deception
  23. Chew Sihao, PhD student, Oxford University
    Title: Song Neo-Confucian metaphysical account on the 理一分殊liyifenshu: 2 Types of One-many Account.
  24. Robert Carleo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: The Metaphysics of Confucian Morals: A Contemporary Debate
  25. Mercedes Valmisa, Gettysburg College, Philosophy Department
    Title: The Non-Subjective Agency of Fate (ming 命): Can Objects be Agents?
  26. Christian Helmut Wenzel, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
    Title: Two Concepts of Knowledge in Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish.
  27. Tak-Lap Yeung, Freie Universität Berlin
    Title: Overcoming the limit of knowledge: Mou’s modification of Kantian philosophy and its capability of responding to the crisis of technology in the 21st century.
  28. Marcus Düwell, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
    Title: Philosophical Anthropology as a Framework for Comparative Philosophy?
  29. Yumi SUZUKI, The University of Hong Kong / (East China Normal University)
    Title: Is Mengzi’s bian 辯Philosophy or Rhetorical Persuasion? – Undermining an Argument through Its Own Reasoning.
  30. Dascha Düring, Ethics Institute, University of Utrecht
    Title: The Epistemic Import of the Aesthetic in Chinese Philosophy.
  31. Yinya Liu, Lecturer, Chinese Studies, Maynooth University, Ireland
    Title: The Insight of “Knowledge Problem” in Zhuangzi’s Epistemology and its Significance for Artificial Intelligence.
  32. Rafal Felbur, Religious Studies, Stanford University
    Title: Identity or Intimacy? On the Term ji即in the Zhaolun 肇論.
  33. Laura Catharina Han, Department for History and Cultural Studies, Free University Berlin
    Title: Escaping Confucian Ethics or Why doing away with knowledge does not equal not knowing: Zuowang, Xinzhai, Wuzhi and Wuwei in the Zhuangzi.
  34. Wu Yun, Philosophy Department, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Title: Yan (言) and Yi (义)—An Analysis of the Mohist Theory of Correcting Names.
  35. Suparjono Rusly, Philosophy Department at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nanyang Technological University
    Title: Putting Yogācāra Buddhist philosophy back into its Representationalist reading.
  36. CHEN I-Hsin, Assistant Professor Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Translation, Argument, and the Epistemic Reconstruction of Contents of Knowing: Wing-tsit Chan’s Argumentative Translation of Zhu Xi’s Concept of Li理.
  37. Tsung-Hsing Ho, Department of Philosophy, National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan)
    Title: A Game-Theoretic Defense of Confucianism.
  38. Jan Vihan, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague
    Title: 識意也意志也Systematisation of Basic Signs in Shuowen: the case of “will” as “cognition”.
  39. Diego Castro Amenábar & Yu Shiyang, Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands & Ph.D. Student, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
    Title: Guiguzi’s indirect persuasion as a solution to deep disagreements.
  40. Andrei Gomouline, The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Title: Laozi and the Development of Cosmogonic Argument in Early China.
  41. Philippe Brunozzi, Philosophy department, University of Kassel
    Title: The Aim of Moral Theorizing in Confucianism.
  42. Polina Lukicheva, University of Zürich
    Title: A World without Space for Being and Nonbeing.
  43. I Xuan Chong, University of St. Andrews
    Title: Skepticism in the Zhuangzi and “Life-form”.
  44. Jingjing Li, School of Religious Studies, McGill University
    Title: Through the Mirror: The Account of Other Minds in Chinese Yogācāra Buddhism.
  45. Paul Turner, DePaul University
    Title: The Argumentative Structure of Perspective in the “ Qiwulun 齊物論”.
  46. Jinmei Yuan, Creighton University
    Title: On An Alternative Logic of Knowing (知Zhi) Possible Worlds in Zhuang Zi: Reading The Inner Chapters from A Perspective of the Concept of Sets.
  47. Massimiliano Lacertosa, SOAS University of London
    Title: The Aesthetic Knowledge of the Zhuangzi.
  48. Robert Elliott Allinson, Professor of Philosophy, Chinese and Comparative Philosophy and Ethics, Soka University of America
    Title: To Know or Not to Know: Non-Skeptical and Skeptical Vantage Points in the Zhuangzi.
  49. Weimin Sun, Department of Philosophy, California State University Northridge
    Title: The Nature of Chinese Logic—Inference of Kind
  50. Zemian Zheng, School of Philosophy, Wuhan University
    Title: Space-metaphor and Perspective-taking in Zhuangzi’s Notion of Truth.
  51. Lincoln Rathnam, Duke Kunshan University
    Title: Classical Confucianism and The Limits of Persuasion.
  52. Verena Xiwen Zhang, Department of Philosophy, Tunghai University
    Title: On Zhuangzi’s Perspectives on Life and Death: Through Zhuangzi’s Epistemology to his Life of Philosophy.
  53. Haiming Wen, School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China
    Title: Interpreting the Confucian “Rectifying Names”: A New Perspective.
  54. Kai Shmushko, Tel Aviv University
    Title: Exploration of the Epistemological Toolbox in the Buzhenkonglun《不真空論》
  55. Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University
    Title: Confucian Moral Psychology and Neuroscience of Embodied Empathy.
  56. YU Zhenhua, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University
    Title: Knowing to or Moral Knowing How?A Critical Examination of Prof. Huang Yong’s Interpretation of Yang Yangming’s Conception of Liangzhi.
  57. Jakub Zamorski, Jagiellonian University
    Title: How to believe in the Pure Land: The criteria of “correct belief” according to early modern Chinese Buddhists.
  58. Chaehyun Chong (Sogang University, South Korea),
    Title: Mohist Bian(辯classifying) and the Generic Use of Nouns.
  59. PARK So Jeong (Sungkyunkwan University).
    Title: The Use of “Er 而” to Bridge Two Opposite Ideas in Classical Chinese Thought.
  60. Anders Sydskjør, University of Bern
    Title: The Contribution of Knowledge in the Xunzi ‘Undoing Blindness’.
  61. Margus Ott, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University
    Title: Im- and Explicating Energy: Neo-Confucian School of Qi.
  62. Iso Kern,
    Title: Wang Yangming, Luo Qinshun und Ouyang De. Controversies about the bases of ethical action.
  63. Ai YUAN, PhD student, University of Oxford
    Title: Argumentative and Persuasive Power of Silence.
  64. Chris Kang, Singapore Institute of Technology
    Title: The moon is always bright: Chinese philosophy illuminates an emancipatory epistemological pedagogy for countering techno-disruptive futures
  65. Albert Galvany, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
    Title: The Art of Philosophical Dialogue: Language, Fiction and Reality in the Zhuangzi
  66. Qingjie James Wang, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Moral Dilemma, Justice and the Confucius’s “Kin Concealment of Offences”
  67. Wusi Tseng, School of Philosophy, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
    Title: On the logic of Nagarjuna’s Midway
  68. Fang-Ru Kuo, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica & Center for General Education, Chung Yuan Christian University
    Title: The Dual Aspect of Tian: A Problem of Interpretation.
  69. Xianxia Shao, Department of Philosophy, Nanjing Normal University
    Title: Mohists’ Arguments for Their Cosmopolitanism.
  70. Rafal Banka, Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University
    Title: The Aesthetic Aspect of Confucian Practice in Li Zehou’s Psychological Construction.
  71. Meng Zhang, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
    Title: Mengzi’s Ethical Naturalist Constructivism and Its Ambiguity.
  72. Wan-hsian Chi, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
    Title: Wang Yangning’s Metaphysics of Mind and Neo-Confucian Dialogues on Becoming a Sage: A Philosophical Hermeneutic Study.
  73. Yuet Keung Lo, National University of Singapore
    Title: From the Lion’s Roar to Heavenly Piping: Sound in Chinese Buddhism.
  74. Sun Qingjuan, Nanyang Technological University
    Title: The Exhaustive Rule: The Inner-heart and the Outer-heart Principles.
  75. Sharon Y. Small, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University
    Title: The framework of Wu: From “Non-existence” to “non-action” and the “nameless” to “no-self”.
  76. Siufu TANG, The University of Hong Kong
    Title: Xunzi’s Confucian Constructivism: An Initial Sketch.
  77. Jorg Schumacher, Retired from  the University of Geneva
    Title: Defining a space of innocence—About the philosophical meaning of the wordfang
  78. Yong Li, Assistant Dean, School of Philosophy, Wuhan University
    Title: Moral Ambivalence, Moral Relativism and Moral Knowledge.
  79. Anton Heinrich L. Rennesland, Graduate Student, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
    Title: Zhuangzi’s Dream Argument as Hypothesis: Perspective, existence, freedom.
  80. Ivana Buljan, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Title: Counterfactual Reasoning in Early Chinese Philosophy.
  81. Harold W. Baillie, The University of Scranton
    Title: Zhuangzi: Plato’s Mature Philosopher.
  82. James D. Sellmann, The University of Guam
    Title: Rebuttal by Non-Rebuttal: The Zhuangzi as a Commentary on Kongzi Not knowing Complete Virtue.
  83. Yves Vende, Centre Sèvres (Paris), Philosophy department
    Title: Zhu Xi’s General and Particular Reading Method.
  84. Katarzyna Pejda, Sinology, Institute of Classical and Oriental Studies, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
    Title: Constructing a Moral Person in Analects and Mengzi Texts.
  85. Jean-Yves Heurtebise, FuJen Catholic University (Taiwan) & Associate Researcher, CEFC 法國現代中國研究中心(Hong-Kong)
    Title: Deconstructing the assumptions of the Chinese term西藥. Comparative Perspectives on European/Chinese & Traditional/Modern Medicine.
  86. Philippe Major, Fellow, University of Basel
    Title: Philosophical Textuality between Heaven and Earth: Reading Tang Junyi.
  87. Jing Hu, Philosophy Department, Concordia University
    Title: Shameless Bullies and Shameless Heroes—a Discussion of Shame’s Communal Moral Value.
  88. Kai Wang, School of philosophy, Beijing Normal University
    Title: Xuncian Concept of daoxin 道心.
  89. Liang Cai, Department of History, University of Notre Dame
    Title: Technical Merit, Moral Virtue and Bureaucratic Hierarchy.
  90. Alexa Nord-Bronzyk, Nanyang Technological University
    Title: Guo Xiang on Fasting of the Xin: A Focus on Translation Comparison
  91. JianMing ZHOU, Yu LI, Université de Picardie Jules Verne
    Title: « White Horse vs Horse » and « P vs NP » – Modern Interpretation of Chinese Traditional Logic
  92. Shuhong Zheng, Department of Philosophy at Sun Yat-sen University
    Title: The Making of Neo-Confucianism: Commentaries, Concepts and Questions.
  93. Yinghua Lu, Si-Mian Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, East China Normal University
    Title: How Does the Substance as Genuineness (誠) Act? ——A Clarification of the Phenomenon of Genuineness Based on Zhong Yong 
  94. Sandra A. Wawrytko, Director, Center for Asian & Pacific Studies. Professor, Department of Philosophy; San Diego State University
    Title: Critical Thinking in Buddhist Philosophy: Provoking an Attentional Shift Through Cognitive Dissonance
  95. Tze-ki Hon, Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong|
    Title: Coping with Contingency and Uncertainty: The Yijing Hexagrams on Decay and Discordance

 

Proposed Panels:

  1. Panel 1:
    Modernization and Westernization in the 20th Century and Beyond:
    Modern New Confucianism and the Evolvement of Scientific and Moral Knowledge
    • Eric Nelson (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology):
      Title: Conflicting Modernities: Zhang Junmai and the Debate over Life and Science
    • Téa Sernelj (University of Ljubljana):
      Title: Xu Fuguan’s Interpretation of the Concept Qinyun shengdong: A Fusion of Ethics and Aesthetics?
    • Ady van den Stock (Ghent University):
      Title: The Temptation of Metaphysics: Mou Zongsan’s Deductions of the Absolute in the Critique of the Cognitive Mind

    Panel 2: Modernization and Westernization in the 20th Century and Beyond:
    Modern New Confucianism and the Evolvement of Scientific and Moral Knowledge

    • Bart Dessein (Ghent University):
      Title: ‘Confucianism for the Nation’ and ‘Confucianism for the People’: The Heritage of Wang Yangming in Mou Zongsan, and Beyond
    • Ouyang Xiao (University of Cork):
      Title: Contemporary Confucianism and Metaphysical Aesthetics:  an Aesthetic Investigation of Chen Lai’s Ren-ism
    • Jana S. Rošker (University of Ljubljana):
      Title: Confucian Revivals in Taiwan and mainland China: Chen Lai’s and Li Zehou’s upgrading of Mou Zongsan’s metaphysics of morality

    Panel 3:
    Passion for comparative Philosophy—In Memory of Walter Benesch

    • Roger Ames (Peking University)
      Title: The Comparative Philosophy Movement and Fairbanks’s SocratesWalter Benesch
    • Oleg Benesch (York University)
      Title: Philosophizing the Martial Arts in China, Japan, and the West
    • Chenyang Li (Nanyang Technological University)
      Title: Walter Benesch: An Authentic Comparative Philosopher in the Comparative Age

    Panel 4: “Knowledge and Virtue in Early Chinese Philosophy”
    Panel Chair/Moderator:
    Xinzhong Yao, Renmin University, Beijing

    • Robin R Wang, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
      Title: Daoist Way: Rou 柔 (Supple or Pliant) As A Source of Knowing and Intellectual Virtue
    • Ming Chao Lin, National Taiwan University, Taipei
      Title: Reflection on the Self and Ethical Implications in the Zhuangzi
    • David Chai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
      Title: Neo-Daoist Ji Kang’s “Essay on Dispelling Self-Interest”
    • Ann A. Pang-White, The University of Scranton, Pennsylvania
      Title: Knowledge, Virtue, and Akrasia in Early Confucian Ethics

    Panel 5:
    Deepening the Daoist-Stoic Comparative Project

    • Lauren Pfister, Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Religion and Philosophy
      Title: Visions of Reality that Cause Politicians to Squirm: Comparative Concerns drawn from Marcus Aurelius’ kosmopolis,the Zhuangzi’s Daquna, Feng Youlan’s Tiandì jìngjie天地境界,and Hans-George Möller’s (A-Moral) Moral Fool (yúshèng愚聖)
    • David Machek, University of Bern, Institute of Philosophy
      Title: Stoics and Daoists on Doing Things Well
    • Kathryn Muyskens, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Humanities, NTU Philosophy Group
      Title: Self-Cultivation Towards the Ideal Self in Seneca and the Huainanzi

    Commentator:

    • David Chai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Philosophy

    Panel 6:
    Chinese Philosophy of Mind—Nature, Mind, emotion, Desire

    • Xinzhong Yao (School of Philosophy, Renmin University of Cina)
      Title: The Embodied Mind and the Embodied Knowing_xin and zhi in the book of Mencius
    • Dennis Schilling (School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China)
      Title: Life and Consciousness in Early Chinese Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Jifen Li (School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China)
      Title: The Transcoding of Motherly Love to Elder Brotherly Love in the Xunzi

    Panel 7:
    Nomina sunt omina: New Perspectives on Naming and the Theory of Zhèngmíng 正名 (“rectification of names”) in Classical Chinese Philosophy

    • Gian Carlo Danuser (University of Zurich)
      Title: Time and significance in Early Chinese Texts
    • Kateřina Gajdošová (Charles University, Prague)
      Title: Names and the Nameless: Ontological Role of Names from the Perspective of the Excavated Cosmologies
    • Lisa Indraccolo (University of Zurich)
      Title: Getting real – Names and Actualities in the Gōngsūn Lóngzǐ 公孫龍子and Other Logicians’ Writings
    • Zhenxu Xu (University of Basel)
      Title: Rectification of Names vs. Nullification of Names: Xúnzǐ 荀子 and Zhuāngzǐ 莊子 as Two Responses to the School of Names

    Chair/Discussant:
    Rafael Suter (University of Zurich)

    Panel 8:
    Knowledge Organization in Pre-Modern China

    • Hur-li Lee, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    • Stefano Gandolfo, Doctoral (DPhil) Candidate, Oriental Studies (Chinese Philosophy), University of Oxford

    Panel 9:
    Power Rhetoric and The Rhetoric of Power of the Hánfēizǐ 韓非子

    • Federico Brusadelli (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
      Title: The Will and the Centre: Understanding Yào要in the Hán Fēizǐ 韓非子
    • Lisa Indraccolo (University of Zurich)
      Title: Tough Talk – Power relations, political rhetoric and cunning speech in the Hán Fēizǐ 韓非子”
    • Yuri Pines (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
      Title: Worth vs. Power: Hán Fēi’s ‘Critique of Positional Power’ Revisited
    • Romain Graziani (Ecole Normale Supériore de Lyon /University of Geneva)
      Title: Medicine and Politics – Reflections on the rhetoric of health and disease in the Hán Fēizǐ 韓非子
    • Chair/Discussant:
      Wolfgang Behr (University of Zurich)

    Panel 10:
    The Art of writing New Confucianism in the Twentieth Century: Textuality and Institutions

    • Rafael Suter (Zürich University)
      Title: Arbitrariness of Form and Content? Modes of Linguistic Expression in Xiong Shili’s Contemporary Confucianism
    • Joseph Ciaudo (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
      Title: Writing Confucian philosophy for a Western audience: Some remarks on the multiples histories of Confucian philosophy written by Zhang Junmai
    • Philippe Major (University of Basel)
      Title: Philosophical Textuality between Heaven and Earth: Reading Tang Junyi
    • Chan Hok Yin (City University of Hong Kong)
      Title: To win hearts and mind: Tang Junyi’s Philosophy of Education in Cold War Hong Kong, 1950-1970

    Discussant:

    • Thomas Fröhlich (Hamburg University)

    Panel 11:
    Guo Xiang and Wang Bi on Nothingness, Contentedness and Knowledge

    • Benjamin Coles (寇哲明), School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing
      Title: Between Fish and Sage: On Knowledge and Contentment in Guo Xiang and Spinoza
    • Kai Marchal (馬愷之), Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taipei
      Title: Once again on Nothingness in Wang Bi (226-249)
    • Dennis Schilling (謝林德), School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing
      Title: ‘Non-Consciousness’(wú xīn,無心) or the IncongruityBetween Existence and Knowledgein the Philosophy of Guō Xiàng
    • Christine Abigail Lee Tan (陳美安), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
      Title: Guo Xiang and the Ontology of Epistemic Injustice
    • Yuxiao Wang (王雨萧), School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijin
      Title: Changes of Xiāoyáo— ‘Wandering at Ease’ in the Philosophy of Guō Xiàng

    Discussant:

    • Thomas Michael, School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University

    Panel 12: Persuasion in Politics:
    On the Role of the Advisor in Pre-Imperial and Late Imperial China

    • Kai Vogelsang (Hamburg University)
      Title: The Smart, the Stupid, and the Enlightened: On the Origins of Political Consultation in Ancient China
    • Ralph Weber (University of Basel)
      Title: Huang Zongxi’s Critique of Fellow Confucians as Failed Advisors
    • Thomas Fröhlich (Hamburg University)
      Title: Huang Zongxi on the Relation between Authoritative Advice and Ruling Power
    • Stefan Christ (Hamburg University)
      Title: The Huangchao jingshi wenbian as a Work of Political Advice

    Panel 13:
    Metaphysical Explorations of Reality in Post-Han Daoism

    • David Chai (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Philosophy)
      Title: Metaphysical Ecology in the Huanglao Boshu
    • Thomas Michael (School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University)
      Title: Heshang Gong
    • James Miller (Duke Kunshan University)
      Title: Nature and Pervasion (tong通) in Highest Clarity Daoism

    Panel 14:
    Evidential Frameworks and Patterns in Diagnostic, Divinatory, and Introspective Techniques

    • Leslie de Vries, Dept of Religious Studies University of Kent
      Title: Introspective Techniques, Clinical Evidence and Changing Perceptions on Cosmology in Late Ming China
    • Wang Xing, Fudan University, Shanghai
      Title: Understanding Disorders (bing) in a Ming Physiognomic Context
    • Rodo Pfister, Research Institute on the History of Afroeurasian Life Sciences, Basel
      Title: Introducing the Inner Worlds of Chen Pu: Language and Philosophy of Mind in «Mr Chen’s Instructions on the Inner Cinnabar»
    • Elisabeth Hsu, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
      Title: Suo yi zhi “the means whereby I recognised”: What counts as evidence for diagnosing different disorders (bing) in Han China?
    • Catherine  Despeux, INALCO, Paris
      Title: Correlation or Causality: Epistemological Reasoning about the Disease and its Origins in a 7th century Nosological Treatise, the Zhubing yuanhou lun

Chinese Papers: 【中文論文。依照登錄提交大綱日期排列】 

  1. 程旺 北京中医药大学
    题目:持志以定心 ——王船山的“正心教”及其定位
  2. 肖雄 湖北大学哲学学院
    题目:试论牟宗三的圆教认(知)识论
  3. 陳起行 台灣國立政治大學法學院
    题目:荀子論法與先秦思想融合
  4. 吕锡琛 中南大学公共管理学院教授
    题目:试探虚静修道的心理保健功能及其机理
  5. 郑朝晖 广西大学哲学系
    题目:论易经的互文言说
  6. 王开元 河北大学哲学系
    题目:孟子对人性的规定
  7. 张斯珉 西安电子科技大学人文学院哲学系
    题目:理学视域下的“中和”新解——论程颐的中和思想
  8. 丁威仁 台灣清華大學華文文學研究所
    题目:中國古代房中思想的知識建構
  9. 张志强 内蒙古大学哲学学院
    题目:孟荀庄“是非”观念探析
  10. 郑济洲 (中共福建省委党校),黎红雷(中山大学)
    题目:董仲舒公羊学的阴阳之道
  11. 张新国 南昌大学哲学系
    题目:朱子晚年仁学宇宙论的建构——以《玉山讲义》为中心的考察
  12. 杨少涵 华侨大学国际儒学研究院
    题目:道不远人”的思想实验与证成方案
  13. 劉保禧 台灣東吳大學哲學系
    题目:論胡適的「名學方法」
  14. 袁新国 浙江省社会科学院
    题目:王阳明“实行”哲学观的新辨析
  15. 鍾健文 香港中文大學哲學系
    题目:論情感在儒家道德直觀中之作用與地位: 以先秦儒家哲學為例
  16. 张锦枝 上海社会科学院哲学研究所
    题目:自我与无我:理学工夫论的三个层次
  17. 张俊 湖南大学岳麓书院教授
    题目:分别智与圆融智:哲学精神的类型学反思
  18. 吳忠偉 蘇州大學哲學系
    题目:[兼知」與「因知」——戰國後期的兩種「認知分工」論
  19. 李明书 华中科技大学哲学系
    题目:《佛说摩邓女经》论证佛教的说服如何可能
  20. 潘小慧 輔仁大學哲學系
    题目:由「知」到「智」–論《孟子》哲學中的「知」與「智」及其內在關聯
  21. 张慕良 吉林大学哲学社会学院
    题目:中国传统哲学宇宙论的特征
  22. 王博 空军军医大学基础医学院
    题目:从仲景对五行的拒斥看医理与哲理的冲突—兼论阴阳五行合流的根本困难
  23. 李翚 南京理工大学设计艺术与传媒学院
    题目:情-性-心-行:儒家的认知进路及其论证方式
  24. 杨本华 南京大学哲学系
    题目:论憨山德清会通三教的辩证理路
  25. 郭沂 韩国首尔国立大学哲学系
    题目:道体、性体与心体——道哲学的观念
  26. 王振钰 华东师范大学哲学系
    题目:良知与真知——阳明心学道德知识论研究
  27. 刘增光 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:“原日身体”与身的形上化—以身体现象学为鉴思考阳明学身心观念的发展
  28. 于文博 北京化工大学
    题目:心性结构的探索与道德主体的确立——以朱子“性之德”和马一浮“性德”为例
  29. 郭齐勇 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:“明类”与“比类”——先秦知识论的不同取向
  30. 孟领 北京石油化工学院
    题目:唯识学对早期佛教因果理论的发展
  31. 陈少明 中山大学哲学系
    题目:广“小大之辩”
  32. 徐亚豪 北京大学哲学系
    题目:道德与知识的张力——论王阳明对朱子格物说的内在化转向
  33. 朱承 上海大学哲学系
    题目:万物一体视域下的人工智能
  34. 姚才剛 湖北大學哲學學院
    题目:“天道性命”之說
  35. 任蜜林 中国社会科学院哲学研究所
    题目:早期儒家人性论的两种模式及其影响——以《中庸》、孟子为中心
  36. 陈苏珍 福建师范大学马克思主义学院
    题目:自然与心性的融合:朱子对善恶本体意蕴的探讨
  37. 陈立胜 中山大学哲学系
    题目:“以心求心”如何可能?
  38. 曾丽娜 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:佛教与西方因果关系之比较  ——以因明为论证工具进行阐释
  39. 龚建平 西安交通大学人文社会科学学院
    题目:论儒家道德认识之必要与可能
  40. 曹政 浙江大学人文学院
    题目:吠檀多“幻论”与道家“道生论”对比分析
  41. 郭清香 中国人民大学哲学院教
    题目:朱熹与王阳明的“格物”之争——兼论道德认识的可能性
  42. 黄宁园 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:“天籁”的语言秘密:人对真理的诠释
  43. 方朝晖 清华大学人文院历史系
    题目:如何理解先秦的“性”概念?
  44. 殷慧 湖南大学哲学系
    题目:汉宋礼学发展视域中的性情论:以郑玄、朱熹、戴震为中心
  45. 陈乔见 华东师范大学哲学系
    题目:正义、功利与逻辑——墨家非攻的理由与战争伦理
  46. 杨泽 内蒙古大学哲学学院
    题目:关于朱熹与陆九渊天理观的探讨
  47. 尤煌傑 輔仁大學哲學系
    题目:以「運動」與「變化」考察中國原始儒家思想與亞里斯多德哲學的理論對比
  48. 席玥桐 中国人民大学哲学学院
    题目:从王阳明的良知观看德性与闻见之辩
  49. 冯达文 中山大学哲学系
    题目:中国古典哲学的宇宙论的多重意蕴
  50. 吴根友 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:当代中国的几种形上学述评
  51. 陈仁仁 湖南大学岳麓书院
    题目:孔子的仁论与君子内涵的转向
  52. 向净卿 中国人民大学国学院
    题目:清华简《命训》与儒家的内在超越、外在超越
  53. 苏晓冰 西安电子科技大学
    题目:从知识到德性:王阳明对“知识化”圣人观的反思
  54. 陈志雄 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:《管子》四篇道气关系论辨正
  55. 宋霞 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:心道相合、止其所止——论白玉蟾的心性养炼思想
  56. 刘旭 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:知识与德性 :论徐复观对朱陆异同的考察
  57. 张清江 中山大学哲学系
    题目:儒耶生死论辩中的知识与信仰 —以《正学鏐石》”释生死魂魄之辩”为中心
  58. 肖航 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:论东汉阴阳五行思想的发展 ——以《白虎通义》为中心
  59. 刘楚昕 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:道家“名实”思想研究
  60. 雷静 华南农业大学哲学系
    题目:悟道诗、身体与本体:理学家彼此印证的理路
  61. 解启扬 中国政法大学
    题目:墨荀韩人性思想的历史与逻辑
  62. 陳志強 國立臺灣大學哲學系
    题目:習與性成:清代儒學論「知識」與「過惡」的理論關係
  63. 何新宇 贵州大学哲学与社会发展学院
    题目:墨家逻辑的道义取向
  64. 賴柯助 國立中正大學中國文學系
    题目:從Korsgaard的實踐哲學論王陽明的知行合一:道德認同完整性的確立
  65. 王博 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:试论王夫之的“体知论”
  66. 梁奮程 台灣中央研究院中國文哲研究所
    题目:論朱子倫理學中「真知」的證成意涵
  67. 李维武 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:严复与中国哲学本体论的古今之变
  68. 李刚 遵义医学院人文医学研究中心
    题目:论《庄子》中精纯之“气”的属性
  69. 姜含琪 大连理工大学
    题目:王夫之易学体系中的认识论思想探析 ——以王夫之《易》、佛会通为中心
  70. 何萍 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:中国传统科学方法的现代意义
  71. 和溪 厦门大学哲学系
    题目:是非与道德 —朱子智德的认识论意义
  72. 朱人求 厦门大学哲学系
    题目:中国哲学的认知与悟道  —朱子格物致知的理论旨趣
  73. 曾暐傑 國立臺灣師範大學國文學系
    题目:在說服中建構實在── 作為知識的「性善身體觀」在漢語哲學場域中之源流、論辨與典範
  74. 丁为祥 陕西师范大学哲学系
    题目:“思则得之”―儒家人文精神的确立与拓展
  75. 曹剑波 厦门大学哲学系
    题目:《庄子》怀疑主义的当代解读
  76. 荆雨 东北师范大学哲学学院
    题目:道、法、名、理—荀子之法的论证逻辑
  77. 王晨光 西安電子科技大學
    题目:当代新儒家关于形上学论证的方法分歧 —徐復觀與學界的雙重論戰
  78. 劉錦源 臺北馬偕醫護管理專科學校通識教育中心
    题目:董仲舒天人相應論
  79. 乐旭顺 武汉大学 哲学学院
    题目:论庄子的“吊诡”哲学
  80. 廖璨璨 武汉大学 哲学学院
    题目:从“至善统善恶”探讨王阳明论心体之“善”的两个层面
  81. 陳志杰 台湾中央大學哲研所
    题目:論朱子的人心道心之說-兼論朱子對治「欲」的工夫
  82. 鍾振宇 台灣中央研究院中國文哲研究所
    题目:用的存有論差異:由海德格的角度解析莊惠論辯的現代意義
  83. 谭延庚 山东师范大学
    题目:人工智能的内在限制与中国哲学视域的审视
  84. 陈之斌 湖南大学岳麓书院
    题目:论庄子对语言的质疑与批判
  85. 李政勋 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:以“中观”之法分析魏晋南北朝形神关系之争
  86. 王奇琦 厦门大学马克思主义学院
    题目:孟子的直觉之知—从“孺子入井”谈起
  87. 李雨鍾 台灣國立政治大學中文系
    题目:「氣」如何進入權力的生產機制:《管子·內業》的宇宙論話語
  88. 汪伟 北京大学哲学系
    题目:支遁的思想方法研究
  89. 高毅 武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:中医基础理论的“理性化”探索
  90. 贾桠钊 北京体育大学马克思主义学院
    题目:《近思录》视角下的宋代道学有机整体宇宙论
  91. 张佳 东南大学人文学院
    题目:从扶乩到灵学:近代科玄论战下的知识与理性
  92. 杨柳岸 湖南大学岳麓书院哲学系
    题目:王夫之论德福关系
  93. 陈绘宇 台灣中央大學
    题目:韓儒奇蘆沙「理一分殊」在「四七論」的展開
  94. 竇逸凡 國立臺灣大學哲學系
    题目:從明辨是非到體道反性——以《淮南子》中的是非之辨為論
  95. 向世陵 人民大学哲学院
    题目:羽雪玉之白与犬牛人之性——孟、告之辩一议
  96. 周詠盛 臺灣大學哲學所
    题目:論《莊子》「魚樂」為一譬喻
  97. 鄒嘯宇 湖南師範大學公共管理學院哲學系
    题目:試論朱子應對人禽之辨問題的效力與困難
  98. 徐波 复旦大学哲学学院
    题目:从“不可说”与“非分别说”看中国传统哲学中的语言与知识
  99. 郑博思 中国社科院研究生院
    题目:《老子》的“自-然”与《庄子》的“自然”——管窥“自然”概念在《老》《庄》中的发展和演变
  100. 李秋红 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:小辨而毁大道”:《孔丛子·公孙龙》中的名儒论辩
  101. 沈庭 武汉大学国学院
    题目:中国佛教真理观的近代转向——以欧阳竟无为中心
  102. 赵中国 北京中医药大学马克思主义学院
    题目:论张载道学的三个论域:天学、仁学和礼学
  103. 张焱 北京师范大学哲学学院
    题目:中国古代道德推理的有效性——《论语》中一个经典案例分析
  104. 文碧芳 武漢大學哲學學院
    题目:康德“根本惡”思想與宋明理學家關於自欺和偽善的探討
  105. 蔡妙坤 台灣大學
    题目:《論語》中的「厚」與「薄」
  106. 胡建萍 新加坡南洋理工大学哲学系
    题目:人力与天命的抗争——论荀子与张湛的力命之辩
  107. 許家瑜 北京大學哲學系
    题目:待而後當,所待未定:《莊子》之「知」與「化」
  108. 傅晓微 四川外国语大学
    题目:杨朱“一毛不拔”的逻辑进路——兼论杨朱“贵己、为我”类观念的谬误
  109. 金生亮 中山大学哲学系
    题目:对“说服”与“知识”的考察—以《孟子》为例
  110. 邹海燕 内蒙古大学哲学学院
    题目:辩证的总体性:王船山能所关系探析
  111. 王毅 四川外国语大学
    题目:中国哲学的原初构架及其核心概念 —“道、阴阳、五行、中和”及其相互依存
  112. 葉人豪 清華大學中國文學系
    题目:再議朱子的氣質之性-以張載、程頤為起點的討論
  113. 毕梦曦 北京大学哲学系
    题目:同出一理”与“一体相关:二程同体思想研究
  114. 鄭宗義 香港中文大學哲學系
    题目:重探儒墨之是非
  115. 李兰芬  广州中山大学哲学系教授
    题目:王弼哲学中的道”“体”“无
  1. Proposed Chinese Panels: 【中文專題討論提案】

    Panel 1:

    中国古代对于“实在”问题的认识(一)──關於出土資料中有關宇宙生成、神秘世界的認識

        • 白奚 (首都师范大学哲学系教授)
          题目:《太一生水》宇宙生成论琐议
        • 曹峰 (中国人民大学哲学院教授)
          题目:清华简《汤在啻门》所见「五」的观念研究
        • 李若晖 (厦门大学哲学学院教授)
          题目:人何以能质疑鬼神——上博竹书《鬼神之明》中的人之知
        • 李巍 (中山大学哲学系副教授)
          题目:有无之辨与中国古代的本体论思考——结合出土文献的新论述

    Panel 2:
    中国古代对于“实在”问题的认识(二)──出土资料中有关人的心灵与活动的认识

        • 孟庆楠 (北京大学哲学系副教授)
          题目:天道与人心:生成论背景下的早期儒家人性观念
        • 王威威 (华北电力大学国学研究中心教授)
          题目:“虚无形”之道与“虚静”之心——《黄帝四经》的心灵哲学
        • 王中江 (北京大学哲学系教授)
          题目:出土文献与晚周“心灵”模式的多样性
        • 叶树勋 (南开大学哲学院副教授)
          题目:“活动”的哲学——上博楚简《恒先》中“作”的意蕴探析

    Panel 3:
    中國古代對於“實在”問題的認識(三)──關於出土資料中有關人文世界的處世與感受之認識

        • 林啟屏 (臺灣國立政治大學中文系特聘教授)
          题目:中國古代禮樂文明中的感受性問題:以孔子的詩論為分析焦點
        • 郭梨華 (臺灣輔仁大學哲學系教授)
          题目:清華簡(六)中鄭國之為政思想及其形上基礎
        • 袁青 (上海師範大學哲學系副教授)
          题目:清華簡《殷高宗問于三壽》“揆中水衡”與先秦黃老學的公正思想

    Panel 4:
    对话与变革——中国哲学中形而上学思想的回顾与展望

        • 杨浩 北京大学哲学系助理教授
          题目:融“无”入“有”—三教关系视域下郭象哲学有无问题新探
        • 汤元宋 中国人民大学国学院助理教授
          题目:从“道之体”到“与道为体”—朱子学道体观中的动静新诠
        • 刘莹 北京大学博士生
          题目:道之“制作”与“天下惟器”—从徂徕学的“制作”说看王船山的形而上学内涵
        • 张丽丽 新加坡南洋理工大学博士生
          题目:互镜与融通——从“一多关系”看中西形而上学的异同

    Panel 5:
    中國哲學中的語言、論辯與認知

        • 李賢中 臺灣大學哲學系教授
          题目:中國古代「物論」探析
        • Jana S. Rošker, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Department of Asian Studies
          题目:Modern Confucian Epistemology: From Intuition to Reason – And Back
        • 林明照 臺灣大學哲學系教授
          题目:《莊子・齊物論》中「不言」與「嘗言之」的語言反思
        • 吳惠齡 輔仁大學哲學系專案助理教授
          题目:論《鬼谷子》對《老子》之思維模式的繼承與轉化­­—以「相反相成」為核心

    Panel 6:
    “新子学”與“中國哲學”的自我反思與發展

        • 方勇 华东师范大学先秦诸子学研究中心
          题目:“新子学”的思路与目标
        • 刘思禾 东北师范大学古籍所
          题目:中国哲学、哲学史与“新子学”的异同之辨
        • 方达 华东师范大学先秦诸子研究中心
          题目:“新子学”与“中国性”—现代性与后现代性之下中国哲学的发展路向

    Panel 7:
    诠释与建构——儒学在日本的展开及其官学化

        • 刘莹 北京大学哲学系、东京大学人文系社会研究科联合培养博士
          题目:“学以致道”与“习以成德”——以《论语徵》为例试析荻生徂徕之“道”
        • 佐藤由隆 日本大阪大学大学院文学研究科博士、北京大学高级进修生
          题目:日本怀德堂学派的知行论
        • 王茂林 中国人民大学哲学院博士、日本东洋大学交换留学生
          题目:宽政异学之禁下的儒学发展 ——以松平定信为视角

    评议人:
    汤浅邦弘教授  (大阪大学)

    Panel 8:

    事情本身”与“他者表述”—儒佛会通中的文本诠释与话语建构

        • 王皓 枣庄学院助理教授
          题目:儒佛会通视域下佛教语言对儒家经典意义世界的开启——以契嵩《中庸解》为中心
        • 李瑛 西华师范大学政治与行政学院助理教授
          题目:明为一理,密辨深浅——论蕅益智旭儒佛会通思想
        • 刘莹 北京大学哲学系、东京大学人文系联合培养博士
          题目:“归儒”何必“排佛”——藤原惺窝之“排佛”辨
        • 释法幢(谢謦后) 佛光大学佛教研究中心博士后研究员
          题目:何为护法?——《硕揆禅师语录》尺牍中的儒佛关系

    Panel 9:
    情感人视域——中国哲学中情感问题研究

        • 王广 山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
          题目:从“与物同体”论中国哲学“实在”澄明中的情感机制
        • 黄维元 山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
          题目:即情显性与即情成性——思孟性学中的情感机制
        • 苏晓晗 山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
          题目:性善情不善,徇情以定性——王夫之的情论思想
        • 沈大光 山东财经大学马克思主义学院国际政治关系研究所教授
          题目:论原始儒家情感教育的两重机制
        • 陈琼霞 辅仁大学哲学博士,中山大学哲学系副研究员
          题目:由《管子》之“情”观现代医疗中的医患关系

    Panel 10:
    中西问答学、论说及认识

        • 李浦群 加拿大昆特兰理工大学
          题目:The Limits of Rational Argumentation and the Importance of Persuasion–From the Perspectives of Wittgenstein and Confucius
        • 张耀南 北京航空航天大学
          题目:中华问答学之“三款六式”
        • 杨武金 中国人民大学
          题目:墨家认识论的独特性

Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion: Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy

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ISCP 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy
Tuesday 2nd July- Friday 5th July, 2019

“Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion:
Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy”

University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland

Host Organization Website

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.

 

Invited speakers:

Karine Chemla, SPHERE, CNRS & University Paris Diderot, France
Anne Cheng, Collège de France, France
Karyn Lai, School of Humanities & Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Sir Geoffrey Lloyd, Scholar in Residence, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK
Paul Unschuld,   Institute for Chinese Life Sciences, Charité-Medical University, Berlin, Germany
Yang Guorong, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
Jenny Zhao, Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, UK

 

Venue:  Lerchenweg 36, 3000 Berne 12, Switzerland

www.philosophie.unibe.ch

 

Payable on registration:

Registration Fees:

Regular US$200

Students (including young scholars) US$100

Members of ISCP US$150

Student Members of ISCP (including young scholars): US$50
 
(The registration fee includes drinks on the first evening, tea breaks and lunch on the four days of the conference. The closing dinner is not included.)

Topics include the following:

Reality:

  • Yin-yang, Five elements, and Yijing (and other similar systems) as systems of classification
  • Chinese ontology (you/wu—being/nonbeing)
  • Chinese idea of the Ultimate Reality: Dao, Li, Taiji, the relation between One and Many
  • Chinese cosmology
  • Philosophical anthropology—Man’s relation to Heaven/Nature
  • Chinese Philosophy of Mind—nature, mind, emotion, desire.

Knowledge:

  • Theories of knowledge, perception and experience in Chinese philosophy
  • Epistemic reasoning and justification in Chinese philosophy
  • Theories of truth in Chinese philosophy
  • Concerns over scepticism
  • Knowledge and virtues
  • Knowledge, skills, and values
  • Moral knowledge
  • Early Encounters with Western Sciences: 16th-18th Centuries
  • Modernization and Westernization in the early 20th Century
  • Technology of the 21st Century: Chinese Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence

Argumentation and Persuasion:

  • Argument and knowledge
  • Analysis of particular arguments in philosophical texts from Pre-Qin to Contemporary
  • Persuasion and therapy
  • Persuasion and knowledge
  • Persuasion and power
  • Rhetoric – political, ethical, religious, legal, aesthetic
  • Of particular interest: Mohist Theories of argumentation, Theory of Names, Daoist methodology of debate, and specific argumentation in Buddhism

Timeline:
Paper abstract/panel proposal (with all paper abstracts) due (500 words)—English or Chinese: September 15, 2018 [Submission Email address iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch]
Acceptance by November 15, 2018
Final version of paper due: March 1, 2019
Hotel registration deadline: March 15, 2019

Organizers:
R. A. H. King, University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland
JeeLoo Liu, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton, USA
Ann Pang-White, Department of Philosophy, The University of Scranton, USA
Weimin Sun, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Northridge, USA
Jinli He, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Trinity University, USA
Genyou Wu, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
Zemian Zheng, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China

If you have any inquiry, please contact: Richard King  Or JeeLoo Liu


国际中国哲学会第二十一届国际哲学大会:201972-5
主题:实在,论证,说服:中国哲学中的形上探讨与知识论的参与
地点:瑞士波恩大学

中国哲学对知识论辩的关注可溯及先秦时代, 庄子与惠施对知鱼之乐的辩论即是实例。他们两人的争辩涉及人们所知与所不知的领域。当我们谈论知识, 必然涉及所知的对象—不管是庄惠辩论之中的鱼之乐, 先秦诸哲所关注的王者之德, 礼法之规范性, 行为之准则, 是非判断的基础, 通一万物的道及理, 还是种种人类系统性的知识, 如历史、宇宙论、医药、数学等等。知识论与所知的领域是不可分割的。然而, 中国的实在论与知识论至目前为止还未受到足够的哲学肯定与研析。种种中国知识论上的问题—比如知识的内容与可能性,【知识】的概念分析,知识在不同概念架构中所扮演的角色,以及怀疑论者对知识的挑战—都尚未受到哲学家的足够关注。本次ISCP国际哲学大会意图弥补这项缺失。本次大会的议题检视中国哲学中的知识概念,包括所知的对象,知识在概念架构中的角色,以及种种挑战知识可能的怀疑论立场。怀疑论为区分有效论证与纯粹修辞提供了探讨空间。同时需要专注的是中国思想史上有系统性的知识体系(如数学, 医学, 宇宙论, 自然科学, 等等),不仅在中国传承中地位重要,而且非常具有哲学性。本次ISCP国际哲学大会希望能能到众多学者的支持,藉由对这些重点哲学问题的探讨,推动中国哲学在新世纪全球化的蓬勃发展。

特邀主题演讲专家:

Anne Cheng, Collège de France, France
Karyn Lai, School of Humanities & Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Austria
Sir Geoffrey Lloyd, Scholar in Residence, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Paul Unschuld,   Institute for Chinese Life Sciences, Charité -Medical University, Berlin, Germany
Guorong Yang 杨国荣, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
Jenny Zhao, Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

建议分项议题

【实在】

  • 阴阳, 五行, 易经
  • 中国宇宙论
  • 中国有无之辩
  • 终极实在的探讨:道, 理, 太极, 一与万殊
  • 中国哲学人类学:人与自然
  • 中国心灵哲学:人性, 人心, 情欲

【知识】

  • 中国哲学的知识, 知觉, 经验论
  • 中国哲学中对知识的思考与验证
  • 中国哲学中的真理论
  • 中国哲学中对怀疑论的关注
  • 知识与德性
  • 知识, 技能, 与价值
  • 道德知识的可能性
  • 16-18世纪中国学术对西方科学的吸收与反应
  • 20世纪中国学术的现代化与西学化
  • 21世纪的关怀:中国哲学与人工智能

【论证与说服】

  • 论证与知识
  • 对中国哲学文献中的特别论证的分析
  • 说服与治疗
  • 说服与知识
  • 说服与权力
  • 修辞学:政治, 伦理, 宗教, 法律, 美学
  • 墨辩
  • 名家理论
  • 道家论证法
  • 佛家辩证法

时间表:

  • 500字【中英文不拘】论文大纲与专题讨论提案(必须包含所有论文大纲)截止日期:2018年9月15日 【收件电邮: iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch
  • 审核结果宣布:2018年11月15日
  • 完整论文截止日期:2019年2月1日
  • 特价旅馆预订截止日期:2019年3月15日

会议组织委员会:

  • A. H. King 金瑞, University of Berne, Institute of Philosophy, Switzerland
  • JeeLoo Liu 刘纪璐, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton, USA
  • Ann Pang-White 庞安安, Department of Philosophy, The University of Scranton, USA
  • Weimin Sun 孙卫民, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Northridge, USA
  • Jinli He 何金俐, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Trinity University, USA
  • Genyou Wu 吴根友, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
  • Zemian Zheng 郑泽绵, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China

联络人:刘纪璐 JeeLoo Liu (jeelooliu@gmail.com)

ISCP 2019 Fu Foundation Young Scholars Essay Award

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ISCP 2019 Fu Foundation Young Scholars Essay Award

The Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) are pleased to announce the 2019 ISCP Essay Contest in Chinese Philosophy.

A total of three prizes of $2,000 each are offered for the best essays in the area of Chinese philosophy, including two awards for graduate students or junior faculty within five years of receipt of the 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. Funding up to $1000 also will be provided for the winners to travel to the 2019 biennial ISCP conference at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

All awardees are required to attend the 2019 Bern conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy conference to present their winning essays.

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to scholars at all levels, including independent scholars. However preference will be given to junior scholars beginning their careers, such as graduate students or assistant professors within five years of graduation, and one senior scholar who require funding to attend the conference.

SUBMISSIONS

All submissions should be sent to iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch, with “Fu Contest Essay” in the subject line. Decisions will be rendered by separate committees 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, 2019.

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 help 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 comparative analysis.
  2. COHERENCE a cogent, well-argued presentation.
  3. SCHOLARSHIP competence in dealing with philosophical texts and interpretations.

Please visit the Fu Foundation website to learn more about its programmes: http://www.charleswei-hsunfufoundation.net/birth.html

偉勳基金國際學會洲哲競賽

傅偉勳基金會與國際中國哲學會(ISCP)很高興宣佈2019年ISCP中國哲學的論文競賽。

三項各為兩千美元的獎項分別頒發給最佳中國哲學論文,第一項獎金頒給年輕教員(取得博士學位後五年之內,中英文作者各一位),第二項獎金頒發給在讀研究生(中英文作者各一位),第三項獎金頒給資深學者(中英文皆可)。獎金得主尚可取得一千美元為限的旅費補助以參加兩年一度的國際中國哲學會會議。

所有金得主必須參2019年在瑞士伯恩大學行的國際學會會議表他的得獎論文。

參選資

本競賽開放給所有學者,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),以及一位需要補助以參加本次會議的資深學者。

文提交

所有參賽論文請發送至iscp2019@philo.unibe.ch,在郵件標題上注明“Fu Contest Essay”。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2019年3月1日。

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,例如對比分析的深度。
  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:charleswei-hsunfufoundation.org

ISCP Program at the 24th World Congress of Philosophy

 
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ISCP Program at the 24th World Congress of Philosophy
Beijing, China
August 13-17, 2018

AUGUST 14 • TUESDAY

9:00am – 10:50am

C 070029 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (I) INNOVATIVE COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO CHINESE PHILOSOPHY

SESSION I: THEMATIC COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY ON EARLY CONFUCIANISM
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Weimin Sun, California State University-Northridge, USA

  1. Puqun Li (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada): “Dwelling in Peace and Joy (an 安、le乐) in the Analects—Confucius’ Positive Psychology”
  2. May Sim (College of the Holy Cross, USA): “Wise Agents East & West: From Individual to Cosmic Agency”
  3. Kai Wang (Beijing Normal University, China): “Xunzi’s Notion of Self-cultivation in the Perspective of Aristotelian Virtue Ethics”
  4. Chi-Shing Chen (National Chengchi University, Taiwan): “Virtue Jurisprudence: Aristotelian Equity and Category of Xunzi”

 

11:10am – 1:00pm

070030 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (II) INNOVATIVE COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO CHINESE PHILOSOPHY

SESSION II: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS OF THE OTHER
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Tzuli Chang, Fudan University, China

  1. Douglas L. Berger (Leiden University, Netherlands):
    Paramārtha / 真諦and Schopenhauer: A Case Study of Western Misrepresentations of Buddhism”
  2. Roy Tseng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan): “Toward a Confucian Liberalism”
  3. Tzuli Chang (Fudan University, China): “A Confucian Response to Rawls’ Conception of Moral Persons”
  4. Carl Joseph Helsing (High Point University, North Carolina, U.S): “Language Games and Liberation: Linguistic Strategies of Utility, Therapy, and Creativity in the Zhuāngzi’s Inner Chapters”

 

2:00pm – 3:50pm

070031 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (III) INNOVATIVE COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO CHINESE PHILOSOPHY 

SESSION III: COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY IN CONTEXT
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Xinyan Jiang, University of Redlands, USA

  1. Xinyan Jiang (University of Redlands, USA), “Comparing Chinese and Western Philosophy in Context”
  2. Yao-Cheng Chang (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Standards of Argumentation: The Rising Importance of San Biao in Modern Mohist Studies”
  3. Rina Marie Camus (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong): “Is there Zhi 志 in Western Philosophy? An Asymmetric Comparison from East to West”

 

4:10pm – 6:00pm

070032 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (IV): GENDER STUDIES, WOMEN ISSUES, AND CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Ann Pang-White, The University of Scranton, USA

  1. Ranjoo Herr (Bentley University, USA): “Does A Feminist Future in East Asia Require Western Feminism?”
  2. Ann Pang-White (The University of Scranton, USA): “Female Chastity in the Yijing and Other Confucian Texts: Genealogy and Radicalization”
  3. Lili Zhang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): “Revisit Yin-Yang Relation in the Yijing
  4. Yuanfang Dai (Michigan State University, USA): “Rethinking Difference and Solidarity in Feminist Philosophy: Connecting East and West with a Chinese Transcultural Perspective”

 

AUGUST 15 • WEDNESDAY

9:00am – 10:50am

C 070033 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (V): REDISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS

SESSION I: HOW TO BECOME A PHILOSOPHER: THE MANY LIVES OF YANG ZHU
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Richard King, The University of Bern, Switzerland

  1. Carine Defoort (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Unfounded and Unfollowed Mencius’s Portrayal of Yang Zhu and Mo Di”
  2. Attilio Andreini (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy): “Beyond the Mengzi: Another Side of the Yang-Mo Symbol”
  3. Jongchul Park (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “The Ethical Features in Yang Zhu’s Philosophy Based on His Mingshi Theory(名實論)”
  4. Abigail Wang 王曉薇 (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Republican Intellectuals on Yang Zhu: Mencius’ Critique on Yang and Mo Revisited (1903-1940)”

 

11:10am – 1:00pm

070034 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (VI)REDISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS SESSION II: WANG FUZHI’S PHILOSOPHY FOR THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: JeeLoo Liu, California State University-Fullerton, USA

  1. Liangjian Liu (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China), “A Moral Philosophy Based on the Doctrine of Vital Energy (Qi) and Affective Mindset (Xin): Wang Fuzhi’s Study of Mencius and Its Contemporary Significance”
  2. Dawid Rogacz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland): “Wang Fuzhi’s Philosophy of History — A Distinctive Form of Historical Materialism?”
  3. Tian Feng 田豐 (Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China), “The Significance of Wang Chuanshan’s Historical Cultivation to Modern Personality”
  4. Nicholas Brasovan (The University of Central Arkansas), “Ecological Humanism in the Philosophy of Wang Fuzhi”

 

2:00pm – 3:50pm

070035 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (VII): REDISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS SESSION III
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Jinli He, Trinity University, USA

  1. Heawon Choi (University of British Columbia, Canada): “Misinterpreter or Reinterpreter? Zhi Dun and His Buddhist Philosophy Reconsidered.”
  2. Jinli He (Trinity University, USA): “Wang Guowei on Ziran”
  3. Rafal Banka (Jagiellonian University, Poland): “Li Zehou’s Philosophical Aesthetics and Consciousness”
  4. Yao-nan Zhang張耀南 (Beihang University, China) and Shuang Qian錢爽(Ghent University, Belgium): “Tetralogy of ZHANG Dong-sun’s Four Declarations of Knowledge and Logic”

 

4:10pm – 6:00pm

070036 ISCP: CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE (VIII):
RELEVANCE OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY IN THE MODERN WORLD
Room E232A, China National Convention Center

Chair: Geir Sigurðsson, University of Iceland, Iceland

  1. Geir Sigurðsson (University of Iceland, Iceland): “Future Aging on Ancient Terms? Confucian Filiality and Senescence”
  2. Jaeyong Song (McMaster University, Canada): “‘Share and Rule’: The Implications of the Fengjian Discourse for the Modern World”
  3. Guo Wu (Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, USA): “Ontology of Sensibilities: How Can Chinese Philosophy Influence the Modern World?”
  4. Chi-Fang Tseng (Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan): “Buddhism Approach to Differentiation in the Modern World”

24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP 2018)

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Beijing, 13 – 20 August 2018
Department of Philosophy, Peking University

 

 


 

ISCP WCP Program [August 14-15, 2018]

Day 1 (August 14, 2018)

ISCP Panel I: Innovative Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, Session I

Thematic Comparative Philosophy on Early Confucianism

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Puqun Li (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada): “Dwelling in Peace and Joy (an 安、le乐) in the Analects—Confucius’ Positive Psychology”
  2. May Sim (College of the Holy Cross, USA): “Wise Agents East & West: From Individual to Cosmic Agency”
  3. Kai Wang (Beijing Normal University, China): “Xunzi’s Notion of Self-cultivation in the Perspective of Aristotelian Virtue Ethics”
  4. Chi-Shing Chen (National Chengchi University, Taiwan): “Virtue Jurisprudence: Aristotelian Equity and Category of Xunzi”

 

ISCP Panel II: Innovative Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, Session II

Through the Looking Glass of the Other

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Douglas L. Berger (Leiden University, Netherlands):
    Paramārtha / 真諦and Schopenhauer: A Case Study of Western Misrepresentations of Buddhism”
  2. Roy Tseng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan): “Toward a Confucian Liberalism”
  3. Tzuli Chang (Fudan University, China): “A Confucian Response to Rawls’ Conception of Moral Persons”
  4. Carl Joseph Helsing (High Point University, North Carolina, U.S): “Language Games and Liberation: Linguistic Strategies of Utility, Therapy, and Creativity in the Zhuāngzi’s Inner Chapters”

 

ISCP Panel III: Innovative Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, Session III

Comparative Philosophy in Context

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Xinyan Jiang (University of Redlands, USA), “Comparing Chinese and Western Philosophy in Context”
  2. Yao-Cheng Chang (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Standards of Argumentation: The Rising Importance of San Biao in Modern Mohist Studies”
  3. Rina Marie Camus (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong): “Is there Zhi 志 in Western Philosophy? An Asymmetric Comparison from East to West”
  4. Philipp Renninger (Cotutelle Universities of Lucerne (CH) and Freiburg (DE)): “Comparing Legal Philosophical Traditions in the Chinese and the German-speaking World”

 

ISCP Panel IV: Gender Studies, Women Issues, and Chinese Philosophy

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Ranjoo Herr (Bentley University, USA): “Does A Feminist Future in East Asia Require Western Feminism?”
  2. Ann Pang-White (The University of Scranton, USA): “Female Chastity in the Yijing and Other Confucian Texts: Genealogy and Radicalization”
  3. Lili Zhang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): “Revisit Yin-Yang Relation in the Yijing
  4. Yuanfang Dai (Michigan State University, USA): “Rethinking Difference and Solidarity in Feminist Philosophy: Connecting East and West with a Chinese Transcultural Perspective”

 

Day 2 (August 15, 2018)

ISCP Panel V: “Rediscovering the Forgotten Chinese Philosophers” Session I

Time: 1:50 p.m.

How to Become a Philosopher: The Many Lives of Yang Zhu

  1. Carine Defoort (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Unfounded and Unfollowed Mencius’s Portrayal of Yang Zhu and Mo Di”
  2. Attilio Andreini (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy): “Beyond the Mengzi: Another Side of the Yang-Mo Symbol”
  3. Jongchul Park (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “The Ethical Features in Yang Zhu’s Philosophy Based on His Mingshi Theory(名實論)”
  4. Abigail Wang 王曉薇 (The University of Leuven, Belgium): “Republican Intellectuals on Yang Zhu: Mencius’ Critique on Yang and Mo Revisited (1903-1940)”

 

ISCP Panel VI: “Rediscovering the Forgotten Chinese Philosophers” Session II

Time: 1:50 p.m.

Wang Fuzhi’s Philosophy for the Contemporary World

  1. Liangjian Liu (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China), “A Moral Philosophy Based on the Doctrine of Vital Energy (Qi) and Affective Mindset (Xin): Wang Fuzhi’s Study of Mencius and Its Contemporary Significance”
  2. Dawid Rogacz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland): “Wang Fuzhi’s Philosophy of History — A Distinctive Form of Historical Materialism?”
  3. Tian Feng 田豐 (Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China), “The Significance of Wang Chuanshan’s Historical Cultivation to Modern Personality”
  4. Nicholas Brasovan (The University of Central Arkansas), “Ecological Humanism in the Philosophy of Wang Fuzhi”
  5. JeeLoo Liu (California State University-Fullerton, USA), “What Can We Learn from Wang Fuzhi’s Moral Sentimentalism?”

 

ISCP Panel VII: “Rediscovering the Forgotten Chinese Philosophers” Session III

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Heawon Choi (University of British Columbia, Canada): “Misinterpreter or Reinterpreter? Zhi Dun and His Buddhist Philosophy Reconsidered.”
  2. Jinli He (Trinity University, USA): “Wang Guowei on Ziran”
  3. Rafal Banka (Jagiellonian University, Poland): “Li Zehou’s Philosophical Aesthetics and Consciousness”
  4. Yao-nan Zhang 張耀南 (Beihang University, China) and Shuang Qian 錢爽(Ghent University, Belgium): “Tetralogy of ZHANG Dong-sun’s Four Declarations of Knowledge and Logic”

 

ISCP Panel VIII: Relevance of Chinese Philosophy in the Modern World

Time: 1:50 p.m.

  1. Geir Sigurðsson (University of Iceland, Iceland): “Future Aging on Ancient Terms? Confucian Filiality and Senescence”
  2. Jaeyong Song (McMaster University, Canada): “‘Share and Rule’: The Implications of the Fengjian Discourse for the Modern World”
  3. Guo Wu (Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, USA): “Ontology of Sensibilities: How Can Chinese Philosophy Influence the Modern World?”
  4. Chi-Fang Tseng (Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan): “Buddhism Approach to Differentiation in the Modern World”

Call for Papers—ISCP Panels at 24th World Congress of Philosophy

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The World Congress of Philosophy is organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) in collaboration with one of its member societies. The XXIV World Congress will be held in Beijing, China, from August 13 to August 20, 2018. More details can be found at http://wcp2018.pku.edu.cn/yw/index.htm.

The International Society for Chinese Philosophy plans to hold consecutive panels for one or two days at WCP, and welcome all of you to submit your paper and panel proposals. The papers and panels should be consistent with the following themes:

Chinese Philosophy, from the Past to the Future
Key Themes:
1. Innovative Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy
2. Rediscovering the Forgotten Chinese Philosophers
3. Relevance of Chinese Philosophy in the Modern World
4. Gender Studies, Women Issues, and Chinese Philosophy

Deadline for Paper abstracts (300 words)/Panel proposals: Nov. 1, 2017

Completed drafts for all accepted papers are due by Jan. 31, 2018

All ISCP programs will be finalize before March 1, 2018.

Thank you for your support to ISCP. Please send your paper/panel proposals to all four of the following ISCP board members by Nov. 1, 2017.

Dr. JeeLoo Liu: jeelooliu@gmail.com
Dr. Jinli He: jhe@trinity.edu
Dr. Ann Pang-White: pangwhitea2@scranton.edu
Dr. Weimin Sun: Weimin.sun@csun.edu

20th International ISCP, Day 2 – 4

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20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Final Report: 

The 20th ISCP conference has successfully concluded on July 7, 2017.  In the four days of the conference, there were many concurrent sessions covering a rich array of topics from the comparative angle, the hermeneutic angle, the angle of textual analysis, the angle of reconstructive reading, and the philosophical angle.  The distribution of Chinese and English sessions is about 50-50.  A distinctive feature of this conference is to showcase junior scholars and advance graduate students amidst established scholars. These junior scholars carry themselves impressively well, presenting refreshing approaches and novel ideas. The ISCP aims to continue this direction set by this conference to integrate junior and senior scholars.

At the business meeting, it is announced that the next ISCP conference will be held at the University of Bern in Switzerland in 2019.  Professor Richard King, our current Vice President, will be the key organizer of this conference, and the tentative theme is “Knowledge, Persuasion, and Argument in Chinese Philosophy.”  More information will be updated on our website when available.  The Nomination Committee also decided to nominate Professor Yang Guorong from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China to be considered for the next VP after Professor Chenyang Li finishes his term at the end of 2017.  There will be an official e-vote among current members in November.

It is also announced that starting January 1, 2018, we will raise our membership fees to $30 a year. There will be a membership page posted on our website, and everyone can consult the page to see the status of his or her membership.

The 24th World Congress of Philosophy will take place in Beijing (Peking University), China, on August 13-20, 2018, and the ISCP will propose a one-day mini-conference at this venue.  We aim to produce a philosophically attractive and engaging mini-conference, with four sub-themes and high quality papers. We welcome suggestions on innovative themes. Once we have chosen the themes, we will do a call for papers and the selection will be rigorous.  To expose Chinese philosophy to philosophers outside of this area of expertise, all papers will be written and read in English.

At the conclusion of this conference, the ISCP banner was passed from Chenyang Li to Richard King, to symbolize the passing of the torch. It is with great commitment that the ISCP officers will continue the professionalism and academic rigor exemplified in this conference, and we look forward to seeing more participants at the next conference in Bern in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Other Plenary Talks:

The third plenary session was held on July 5th, the second day of ISCP conference. The session was chaired by Carine Defoort from University of Leuven, who introduced the first speaker, Prof. Vincent Shen (沈清松) from the University of Toronto, and the second speaker, Prof. Bryan van Norden (萬百安) from Vassar College and Yale-NUS. Prof. Shen, in his lecture “Daxue: The Great Learning for University Today,” emphasizes the significance of Daxue in today’s higher education, as well as in the modern society of globalization. Prof. Shen promotes the method of strangification as the ideal way to handle various issues encountered in today’s multicultural society. The method of strangification, inspired by Daxue, is understood as a method of consensus building through the process of universalization. It is also called waitui (外推), since strangification is rooted from one’s own generosity and extends from one to the others with the principle of reciprocity. Prof. Shen compares his theory with Habermas’ theory of communicative action and considers his own theory superior. Shen’s talk generated a lot of interesting questions from the audience.

Prof. van Norden, in his lecture, “Like Loving a Lovely Sight: Simile and Metaphor in Chinese Philosophy,” gave a vivid presentation on the use of metaphor and simile in Chinese philosophy, particularly in the Confucian tradition. van Norden focused on a popular and influential statement made in Daxue, “It is s like hating a bad odor, or loving a lovely sight” (如恶恶臭如好好色), and elaborated various ways of interpreting this statement. He found the traditional interpretations of “loving a lovely sight” inadequate as they tend to avoid the sexual reference implicit in the statement (se 色 means a beautiful woman rather than a beautiful color), and so in such interpretations the immediate connection between perception (seeing a beauty) and action (loving the beauty) is missing. The intended parallel between hating a bad odor and loving a lovely sight is also absent under traditional interpretations. van Norden further examined Chen Yi’s idea of true knowledge with Chen’s example of a farmer once mauled by a tiger, Zhu Xi’s discussions on deeper understanding, and Wang Yangming’s claim that there is a direct link between knowing and action. This relates well to the perennial issue of knowledge and action, and van Norden’s presentation generated lots of discussion.

On Day 4, July 7, there were three plenary talks.  Professor Haifeng Jing gave the talk on the three dimensions of hermeneutical reconstruction of Chinese classics: First, it should respond to the challenge of modern Western culture, such that it can have a dialogue and correspondence with Western hermeneutics in terms of its domain of problems and its means of expression. Second, it should be enriched by the profound Chinese cultural heritage by which it can mobilize all past interpretations of Chinese classics inclusively with regard to past records and modes. Among the traditions, Confucian classics should be its core, but not the sole element, whereas elementary studies of the texts and words (xiaoxue) should provide a foundation, but not to set the limitation.  Third, it should have an explicit aim.  The reinterpretation of Chinese classics is not meant to sort out national cultural heritage, but to shed light on the philosophical import and core essence of past thinking, so as to establish the identity of contemporary Chinese culture, to provide written testimony and to explore its modern significance.  He argues that the philosophical imports of the Confucian classics might be better preserved by neo-Confucianism of the Song-Ming era. If we want to further develop the philosophical dimensions of Chinese hermeneutics of the classics (jingxue), we need to draw upon the texts of neo-Confucianism (zixue).  The study of neo-Confucian texts can enhance our hermeneutic reconstruction of Confucian classics. He concludes that “philosophizing” Confucian classics is already a trend, a “must”, not an option and not in dispute. Nowadays we must acknowledge Confucianism as philosophy, not merely a form of religion or a way of life.

Professor Karyn Lai’s talk is entitled “The Devil is in the Detail: the Significance of the Analects for Moral Theory and Practice.”  She begins by citing Immanuel Kant’s derogative and dismissive attitude toward Chinese philosophy, in particular, his denouncing the existence of Chinese ethics.  She continues to present the negative assessment of Chinese ethics, especially in the Analects, that is echoed in many other earlier scholars on Chinese philosophy.  However, in all these criticisms, there are some presuppositions on what “ethics” should have and what the Analects is lacking.  Lai suggests that we take a different approach: study the text of the Analects closely to see what it does offer. She points out that the Analects manifests the paradigm of examples and situationality.  Book Ten of the Analects, for example, is filled with trivial examples of etiquette and Confucius’ demeanor in various situations.  According to Lai, an important route to becoming moral is to learn from examples — familiarizing oneself with norms of behavioral propriety, practicing what one learns, having discourse with others — which in turn builds a repository of appropriate behavior.  Stories in the Analects are not meant to set up normativity in all situations, nor to define various virtues. If we take it to be doing the latter tasks, then of course we would be disappointed.  It is time that we go beyond seeking moral “theory” in the Analects.  She emphasizes that it is not that norms are not important; however, moral principles often cannot help us to make moral decisions in particular situations.  She cites Linda Zagzebski’s view that moral theory is like a world map — it helps us to situate ourselves in the world, but cannot offer us practical guidance.  She concludes that moral theory by itself is never sufficient and we need many examples to help guide us through the multiple ethical situations in life.  And the Analects offers us a rich moral repertoire.

Professor Chung-ying Cheng gave the final plenary talk on the anthropic roots of Confucianism. What he means by anthropic principle (AP) is his rendition of the Chinese phrase: tianrenheyi, which means literally the unity of heaven and human.  He suggests that there are two versions of the AP: The strong anthropic principle suggests that this universe has a power and age and cosmological constants to accommodate human emergence and development.  The weak anthropic principle suggests that this universe must be consistent with our capability and performance in observing and knowing this universe so that what we know cosmologically is true of the universe.  Heaven is the root of our emergence, and at the same time, human ought to aim for cultivating the virtues of Heaven to perfection.  Hence, the unity of heaven and human is basically the unification of virtues in nature and in human conduct.  In the history of Chinese philosophy, many Confucians emphasize unification in various aspects.  Unification is a matter of grounding humanity and its moral efforts for completion and perfection. Cheng suggests that this principle can better explain the world than current scientific models, because it enables us to answer the initial questions of human being, human understanding and human action.

Respectfully submitted,

JeeLoo Liu
Executive Director of the ISCP
Weimin Sun
Secretary of the ISCP

20th International ISCP, Day 1

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Dear All

Here is a brief report on the first day of the ISCP 2017 conference held at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore: Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World. Those of you who could not make it this time can get a sense of what is going on here.

20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Day 1, July 4th, 2017

Opening Ceremony

President Chenyang Li opened the conference with remembrance of two former presidents of the ISCP: Professor Shu-hsien Liu and Professor Jiyuan Yu, both passed away in 2016.  He also shared the sad news of the recent passing of Henry Rosemont, Jr. (1934-2017).  All participants were asked to rise up to give a two-minute silence in memoriam.

Dean Alan Chan gave a welcoming speech next. He explained that this 20th ISCP conference, with more than 200 participants from various countries, is the largest ISCP international conference to date. He attributed this phenomenal success to Chenyang Li and his team. He also thanked the sponsors of this conference: Center for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Confucian Association, Singapore, Pei Hwa Foundation, and Modern Confucianism Foundation Ltd.

Chenyang Li explained that this is a Green conference; hence, no paper or abstract is printed out. Instead, they are available on the website. The organizers also provided the gift of a smartly designed square refillable water bottle for all participants to reduce the wasteful production of plastic bottles.  This is really a model that other conference organizers should emulate.

The first plenary speaker is Dr. Robert C. Neville from Boston University, a long-time leader of the ISCP.  The title of Neville’s talk is “Ritual and Creativity.” He explains that whereas rituals dictate rules of human interactions, creativity is needed for individual space and personal integration.  Rituals are in all aspects of our lives; our life is fundamentally a ritualized life. Creativity is required for individual expressions and maneuvers of rituals. There are of course certain rituals that are harmful, such as racism and sexism. Critical analysis of rituals requires creativity that stands outside the box. Thirdly, the invention of new rituals requires creativity. Sometimes the old rituals and the new ones do not cohere with one another. Nevertheless, we should not be afraid to open new paths. Furthermore, rituals support spontaneity. A well-played life provides leisure and leisure allows spontaneity. Neville suggests that the dichotomy between individualism and participation is mistaken. Each of us in our core has all sorts of ritual forms that make us complete. Over lifetime, we make who we are by the choices we make and the paths we take.  The days are over when people are forced to take the paths that their parents set for them. Each of us gives personal integration of various rituals in our life. We humans leave environmental footprints (so it is good that this is a Green conference). Many of our effects on others and on the world are of course out of our control. Nevertheless, the best way to make ourselves better people is to take what we can control and to make the best of it by our personal and conjoined actions. Such creativity does not stand in opposition of ritualized life; on the contrary, creativity can enhance the richness of our ritualized life.

The second plenary session includes two keynote speakers: Professor Carine Defoort from KU Leuven and Professor Tao Liang from Renmin University.  Defoort’s talk argues that Confucianism and Mohism should not regard each other as archenemies. She analyzes the connection between Kongzi and Mozi and suggests that the negative references of each other in the texts should be read as “constructions,” rather than literally. The two schools have more in common than disagreement.  She cites Kang Youwei’s (1858-1927) view that Mozi was a religious leader, and that Confucius was not any less a religious leader too.  In Kang’s view, for Confucianism to emerge as a religion, it needs a rival religion; hence, Mohism was treated as an opposing school.  Defoort further argues that it was Mencius who presented Mohism as a foe, highlighting the latter’s theory of “care without gradations.” In Mencius’ characterization, Mohism is demonized and oversimplified. Some later Confucian scholars did raise doubt about Mencius’ reading of Mohism. In the West, beginning in the 19th century, scholars raised serious objections to Mencius’ reading of Mohism and his “unjust” accusation. The key doctrine of Mohism should be on inclusiveness rather than equality in one’s love and care of others. She concludes that we need to do more careful study on the philosophical differences between the two schools.

Professor Liang Tao talks about the integration of Mencius and Xunzi. He said that he has been advocating a new Confucian lineage: The old lineage for Confucians is Kongzi — Zengzi — Zisi — Mengzi. New lineage for the transition of Dao is Kongzi — 72 disciples — Zisi — Mencius — Xunzi. Liang further suggests that we adopt new “Four Books”: AnalectsBook of RitesMengzi, and Xunzi.  An obvious difficulty for his integration of Mencius and Xunzi is of course the apparent disagreement of their view on human nature. Liang argues that Xunzi’s view is not really that human nature is evil, and that good is the result of external efforts. He cites the excavated text and Pang Pu’s interpretation that what Xunzi meant by effort (“wei”) was not external efforts, but “conscious exertion.”  The term ‘wei’ refers to activities of heart-mind. So Xunzi’s view should be read as “human nature is bad and heart-mind is good.”  The heart-mind for Xunzi is moral and intelligent, being inclined to goodness. So the debate between Mencius and Xunzi is actually not on whether human nature is good or bad; rather, it is on whether morality is based on human nature of human heart-mind.

The host has been very generous in providing tea breaks and luncheon. Tea breaks came with delicious appetizers, desserts, fresh fruit, in addition to coffee and tea. The luncheon was a huge buffet with three options: Western, Asian and Vegetarian. The breaks and lunch are set in a casual atmosphere conducive to interpersonal exchanges. Many participants are able to catch up with old acquaintances or make new ones.

The afternoon program consists of two time slots, each with six concurrent sessions, some in Chinese and some in English. The rest of the conference will be mostly similar to the first day — one plenary session and several concurrent sessions. The conference closes on July 7th.  A final report will be given after the conference is concluded.

Respectfully submitted
JeeLoo Liu
Executive Director of the ISCP

20th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy Programme

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The program for the 20th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy is now posted on the conference page.

View the Conference Programme 會議議程

 

Condolences to the passing of Professor Jiyuan Yu

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Condolences from Professor Guo Qiyong

沈清松先生、李晨阳先生:有学生告诉我,网上发布了余纪元教授不幸逝世的信息。惊闻噩耗,不胜震悼!

纪元教授英年早逝,是哲学界的重大损失,也是国际中国哲学会的重大损失!纪元教授好学深思,心知其意,

贯通中西,掘井及泉,在古希腊哲学与儒学方面造诣甚深。他刻苦钻研,为人谦和,教书育人,积极奉献。

他曾两度应我的邀请来敝校参加国际中国哲学大会及“近30年来中国哲学的发展”国际学术会议并发表论文,

又作演讲,并在我主编的《儒家文化研究》上发表《英美儒家哲学研究评析》的长文。他曾把他大著的中译

本《德性之镜》赠我。我虽因事未能出席他主持的布法罗的那届国际中国哲学大会,但我推荐了几位学生去,

都得到他的热情照顾与关怀。他的逝世,使我十分悲痛!深切悼念纪元教授,祝愿逝者安息!请代问候余教授

的亲属!敬颂

冬安!

郭齐勇敬上

 

Condolences from ACPA

Dear colleagues of ACPA,

I am shocked and greatly saddened by the news that Prof. Jiyuan Yu (SUNY Buffalo) has passed away.

My sincere condolences to his family, his friends and all those who know him.

Bongrae Seok (Vice President ACPA, Alvernia University)

Please see the message below by our secretary/treasurer Suk Choi (Towson University):

I am heartbroken to share the sad news that my teacher and mentor,

Professor Jiyuan Yu, Dept. of Philosophy at University at Buffalo, State

University of New York, passed away on November 3, 2016, after a long and

courageous battle with cancer. He was an exemplary scholar, teacher,

friend, and an incredible person. Without his warm-hearted advisement and

encouragement, I would not be where I am today. He will be missed not

only by me, but by many friends who have shared many years of cherished

memories with him.

(Suk Gabriel Choi, Treasurer/Secretary of ACPA Towson University)

Sad News

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Dear friends,

I am extremely saddened to share the news that ISCP executive director and executive committee chair, Professor Jiyuan Yu passed away on 3 November 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.

His passing is a major loss to our organization. Professor Jiyuan Yu also served as the president of ISCP in 2012-2013 and hosted the 18th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy in Buffalo, New York in 2013. He will be remembered dearly by his friends and colleagues. A panel will be organized in his honor at the upcoming 20th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy in Singapore, 4-7 July 2017.

Thank you, Jiyuan and farewell, our dear friend!

Chenyang Li

President of ISCP

Jiyuan Yu (1964-November 3, 2016) was a moral philosopher noted for his work on virtue ethics. Yu was a long-time and highly admired Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York, starting in 1997. Prior to his professorship, Yu completed a three-year post as a research fellow at the University of Oxford, England (1994-1997). He received his education in China at both Shandong University and Renmin University, in Italy at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and in Canada at the University of Guelph. His primary areas of research and teaching included Ancient Greek Philosophy (esp. Plato, Aristotle), and Ancient Chinese Philosophy (esp. Classical Confucianism).

He served on the Editorial Boards of History of Philosophy Quarterly (2002-2005), World Philosophy (2000-present), Frontiers in Philosophy (2006–present), the Chinese translation of the Complete Works of Aristotle (1988-1998), and the book series on Chinese and Comparative Philosophy (New York: Global Publications). He received the University’s Exceptional Scholar (Young Investigator) Award, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences’ Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002. He was appointed a 2003–04 Fellow at the National Humanities Center and a Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow in the spring of 2008.

 

Call For Papers: the 20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (in English & Chinese)

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Call for Papers

The 20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) will be held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on 4 – 7 July 2017.

Conference Theme: Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World

In the 21st century, cultures that originated on different continents are in close contact and people from various philosophical and religious traditions interact on multiple levels. How can Chinese philosophy position and present itself in this multicultural and intercultural world? How does a globalized world affect the study and development of Chinese philosophy? What does Chinese philosophy contribute to the making of a more harmonious and prosperous world? How can Chinese philosophy more effectively interact and communicate with other traditions? What can Chinese philosophy do to further renew and enrich its own traditions? This conference explores such questions, directly and indirectly, from a wide range of perspectives.

Under the general theme of “Chinese Philosophy in a Multicultural World,” the subthemes of this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Chinese philosophy as a cultural tradition
  2. Contemporary challenges for Chinese philosophy
  3. Continuing relevance of Chinese philosophical ideas
  4. Buddhism and the contemporary world
  5. Confucianism and the contemporary world
  6. Daoism and the contemporary world
  7. Chinese philosophy as a world philosophy
  8. Chinese philosophy and philosophies of other cultures
  9. Comparative approaches to Chinese philosophy
  10. Pluralism and diversity in Chinese philosophy
  11. The model of Confucian-Daoist complementarity
  12. The harmony of the three teachings (Buddhism-Confucianism-Daoism)
  13. Society and politics in Chinese philosophy
  14. Multiculturalism in Singapore, East Asia, and Southeast AsiaParticipants may present papers on individual philosophers or thematic topics. The organizers strongly encourage proposals for panels focused on particular thinkers or issues.

Submission guidelines:

The conference languages are both English and Chinese.

English abstracts should be 250 to 300 words; Chinese abstracts should be about 500 characters. Abstracts should include paper title, author’s name, affiliation, and email contact information.

Panel submissions (including “Author-Meets-Critics” sessions) should include the topic, panelists and their affiliations, a summary of the proposed panel in 300-500 words (English) or 800-1000 characters (Chinese), and an abstract for each of the papers (in 250–300 words for papers in English and 400-500 words for papers in Chinese).

Individual paper presentations are 20-25minutes each. Proposed panels can be either 1.5 hours with two presenters (20-25 minutes each) and one commentator (10-15 minutes), or 2 hours with three presenters.

Timeline:

Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals: November 30, 2016

Communication of acceptance: January 31, 2017

Deadline for submitting early-bird registration form: March 31, 2017

Deadline for submission of full papers: May 30, 2017

More logistics information will follow soon. Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg . More information regarding the conference will be available here(http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/philosophy/iscp/Pages/Home.aspx) .

Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation: ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy

The Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy are pleased to announce the 2017 ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy.

A total of three prizes of $2,000 each are offered for the best essays in the area of Asian philosophy, including two awards for graduate students or junior faculty within five years of receipt of the 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. Funding up to $1000 also will be provided for the winners to travel to the 2017 biennial ISCP conference.

All awardees are required to attend the 2017 Singapore conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy conference to present their winning essays.

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to scholars at all levels, including independent scholars. However preference will be given to young scholars beginning their careers, such as graduate students or assistant professors within five years of graduation), and senior scholars who require funding to attend the conference.

SUBMISSIONS

All submissions should be sent to iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg, with “Fu Contest Essay” in the subject line. Decisions will be rendered by separate committees 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, 2017.

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 help 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 comparative analysis.
  2. COHERENCE a cogent, well-argued presentation.
  3. SCHOLARSHIP competence in dealing with philosophical texts and interpretations.

Please visit the Fu Foundation website to learn more about its programs: charleswei-hsunfufoundation. org

 

征稿

国际中国哲学学会第二十届国际会议将于2017年7月4日至7日在新加坡南洋理工大学召开。

会议主题:中国哲学与多元文化世界

二十一世纪,随着起源于不同地区的文化联系日趋紧密,生活在各种哲学和宗教传统下的人们之间的相互交流也在多重层面展开。在多元文化和跨文化的世界中,中国哲学如何定位和呈现自己?世界全球化如何影响中国哲学的研究与发展?中国哲学能否为创造一个更加和谐与繁荣的世界贡献力量?中国哲学与其他传统如何更有效的沟通及相互影响?中国哲学如何持续创新并发展自身传统?本次会议将从广阔的视角直接或间接地探讨这些问题。

本届会议以“中国哲学与多元文化世界”为主题,包含但不局限于以下若干子题:

  1. 中国哲学作为一种文化传统
  2. 中国哲学的现代挑战
  3. 中国哲学思维的持续有效性
  4. 佛教与当代世界
  5. 儒家与当代世界
  6. 道家与当代世界
  7. 中国哲学作为一种世界哲学
  8. 中国哲学与其他的哲学文化
  9. 中国哲学的比较研究和发展
  10. 中国哲学的多元化与多样性
  11. 儒道互补模式研究
  12. 三教(佛教-儒教-道教)的和谐
  13. 中国哲学中的社会政治理论
  14. 新加坡、东南亚和东亚的多元文化

学者可以对个别哲学家或者主题发表论文。同时,主办单位鼓励大家组织和参与针对特别的思想家或哲学问题的专题讨论。

投稿指南:

  1. 会议官方语言为中文和英文。
  2. 英文摘要250-300字;中文摘要约500字。摘要需包括:论文题目,作者姓名,单位,和邮箱等联络信息。
  3. 本会接受专题组別论文个别论文的投稿

(i) 专题组別论文

专题组別论文投稿(包括“作者与评论者面对面”部分)需包括:小组的专题题目,所有参与者的姓名、单位和联系方式,小组专题提案的简介(英文300-500字;中文800-1000字),及每篇论文摘要(英文250-300字;中文约500字)

专题组別的时间分别采取以下两种形式:

1.5小时:两位宣读人,每位发言20-25分钟。一位点评人,发言时间10-15分钟。

2小时:三至四位宣读人,每位发言20-25分钟。

(ii) 个別论文

个別论文投稿者須提供论文题目、作者姓名、单位、联系方式以及论文摘要(英文250-300字;中文约500字)

个人论文宣读限时20-25分钟。

  1. 时间表:

(i) 提交论文摘要及专题组別论文提案:2016年11月30日前

(ii)发送录用通知:2017年1月31日前

(iii) 提交优惠注册登记表:2017年3月31日前

(iv) 提交论文全文:2017年5月30日前

提交论文及查询请联系iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg .

更多的会议相关信息将很快公布。请见http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/philosophy/iscp/Pages/Home.aspx

 

【傅伟勋基金会优秀论文竞赛奖公告】:

 

1.傅伟勋基金会将在2017年国际中国哲学会第二十届国际会议上颁发三份优秀论文奖,奖励立意新颖有益、论证有理有据、材料使用充实得体的优秀论文。

  1. 其中两份为学界新秀特设(包括研究生和年青教师)。奖金各2000美元,外加1000美元以内的参加会议有关费用。得奖者本人必须参加会议并宣读论文。

3.参赛者必须在提交论文到(iscp2017@ntu.edu.sg)时,在电邮主题(subject line)注明“傅伟勋基金会参赛论文”。英文论文不超过5000字;中文论文不超过7000字。参赛截止日期2017年3月1号。

 

Report on the 19th ISCP International Conference & Business Meeting Minutes (2015)

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The International Society for Chinese Philosophy held its 19th international conference with the theme “Chinese Philosophy in Contemporary Society” at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 7/21 to 7/24, 2015. The conference was co-sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. More than 150 scholars from more than 10 countries (Australia, Austria, Brussel, Canada, China including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States) attended the conference. The conference had more than 50 sessions including 6 plenary sessions and about 120-130 formal presentations. Professor Robert Neville delivered the plenary speech “Confucianism and the Feminist Revolution: Ritual Definition and the Social Construction of Gender roles” on the first day of conference. In a joint plenary session on the first day of the conference, Professor Michael Nylan delivered the plenary speech “On the Philosophy of Friendship”, and Professor Hans Sluga delivered the plenary speech “Friendship: East and West”. Professor Guo Qiyong delivered the plenary speech “Spirit and Distinguishing Features of Chinese Philosophy and its Critique of Modernity and Beyond” (中国哲学的精神与特点及其对现代性的批判与超越), and Professor Cheng Chung-ying delivered the plenary speech “Completing Classical Confucian Theory of Human Nature and its Goodness: On Zisi, Mencius and Xunzi in an Interactionist Framework”, on the second day of the conference. Professor Vincent Shen delivered the plenary speech “Self and Many Others: Confucian ‘Learning for Self’ and ‘Learning for Others’” on the third day of the conference. Professor Lisa Raphals delivered the plenary speech “Daoism, Naturalism and Chinese Culture” on the fourth day of the conference.

Sandra Wawrytko on behalf of the Fu Foundation presented the Fu Foundation Essay Contest awards to three awardees in a brief ceremony. The three awardees presented their winning essays in a special session of the conference.

The Board held its business meeting on 7/24. Professor Neville delivered the opening remarks. The executive director of ISCP, Professor Jiyuan Yu, could not attend the conference due to health reason, and the deputy director of ISCP, Professor Robert Neville, chaired the business meeting.

A brief ceremony of appreciation followed and an honorary plaque was presented to Professor Kwong-loi Shun by Professor Neville to thank him for organizing the 19th ISCP international conference, his outstanding leadership and excellent services as the President of ISCP (2014-2015).

Professor Neville made an announcement of the nominees of the next president and the next vice president of ISCP. The current vice president of ISCP, Professor Chenyang Li at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has been nominated as the candidate of the next president by the nomination committee appointed by the Board. After a careful deliberation, the nomination committee has nominated Professor Richard King at Bern University of Switzerland as the nominee of the next vice president. The board will hold an online election of the next president and vice president in 2015 and all members of ISCP will vote electronically on the nominated candidates. After the election, the new president and vice president will assume their duties on 1/1 2016. The current president of ISCP, Professor Kwong-Loi Shun at the University of California-Berkeley will step down in the end of 2015.

The meeting also held a short memorial ceremony in memory of renowned Chinese philosophers who passed away in 2014 and 2015. The attendants of the business meeting held one minute silence for Professor Fang Litian (方立天)at Renmin University, Professor Pang Pu (庞朴)at the Academy of Social Science, Professor Tang Yijie (汤一介) at Beijing University, Professor Wu Kunru (鄔昆如)at the National Taiwan University and Professor Yu Wujin (俞吾金)at Fudan University.

Professor Ann Pang-White gave the treasurer’s report (see the report below) and Xiaomei Yang gave the secretary’s report (see the report below).

Professor Lu Jianyou at Xian Transportation University made a request to host the 22nd ISCP International conference in Xian (西安), China.

The Board of ISCP thanks the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the organizer of the conference, all people who helped organizing the conference for their support and hard work. The Board also thanks all the participants of the conference for their participation.


Treasurer’s Report (2015)_

International Society for Chinese Philosophy Tax Year 2015

(As of June 30, 2015)

Bank of America Accounts Ending Balance: $10,138.28

Business Economy Checking: $6,115.41

Business Investment Account: $4,022.87

Paypal Ending Balance: $1,133.29

= ISCP Total Ending Balance: $11,271.57

This is in line with our previous annual years’ ending balance.

Expenses incurred so far in 2015:

  1. Renewal of FISP (Federation Internationale des Societes de Philosophie) 3-year membership (2015, 2016, 2017): $559.16
  2. Tax Preparation Fee: $565
  3. Sponsoring ISCP HK International Conference Farewell Dinner: $1,000
  4. Plaque of Appreciation for ISCP President Kwong-Loi Shu (host of the HK Conference): $$ (N/A yet)

Detailed financial records, tax-returns, and annual reports from previous years are available upon request.

Respectively submitted by Ann A. Pang-White, treasurer of ISCP

Secretary’s Report (2015)  

Since the 18th ISCP International Conference in Buffalo in 2013, this Secretary of ISCP has assisted the ISCP board to accomplish the following operations.

(1) Professor Ann Pang-White and this secretary together maintain and update the ISCP membership directory. This secretary sends a call for membership renewal annually. Since the 18th conference in 2013, we have welcomed many new members. The number of our members continues to go up since 2013. So far we have more than 100 members who either renewed their membership in 2013, 2014 or 2015, or renewed their membership before 2013 but whose membership remains up to date.

(2) This secretary has assisted the board in making some personnel changes. Our liaison to APA Eastern Meeting, Professor, Jinmei Yuan, our liaison to APA central, Professor Huaiyu Wang, and our liaison to American Academy of Religion, Professor Eric Nelson, all resigned. We thank each of these three dedicated members for their excellent service. The Executive Board has appointed Professor Geir Sigurðsson, University of Iceland, as the new ISCP liaison to the APA Eastern Meeting. Professor Robin Wang continues to be our liaison to the APA Pacific Meeting. The Board also calls for nomination and self-nomination for liaisons to the APA Central and American Academy of Religion.

(3) Professor Kwong-loi Shun on behalf of ISCP organized the 19h ISCP International Conference on Chinese Philosophy, entitled “Chinese Philosophy in the contemporary society”. This secretary assisted the organizer of the 19th ISCP International Conference in organizing the conference.

(4) This secretary assisted the board in organizing the 2015 Charles Fu Foundation’s Best Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy. The ISCP board formed two blind review committees, one for submissions in Chinese language and the other for English language. The committee for submissions in Chinese could not select a winner from total 3 submissions after a careful review and all three awardees were selected from 11 submissions in English.

(5) Our website URL address remains as http://www.iscp-online.org/. It is in operation. This secretary renewed the domain of our site in 2014 for two years and the domain needs to be renewed next year. Before ISCP find a web master to manage the site, this secretary currently manages the website and will continue to be the site’s maintainer.

Finally, this secretary takes this opportunity to express her sincere thanks to her colleagues Jiyuan Yu and Ann Pang-White for their selfless assistance, understanding, and friendship. It has been a great pleasure working with both of them as ISCP officers.

Submitted by Xiaomei Yang, Secretary of ISCP

 

ISCP 17th conference volume

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ISCP 17th Conference volume on “Inter-culturality and Philosophic Discourse” is available now, on Cambridge SP website:

http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Inter-culturality-and-Philosophic-Discourse1-4438-4895-6.htm

This volume follows ISCP 17th Conference that was held in July 2011 in Paris EHESS (more than 150 participants) on the same topic (http://zhe-xue.thotm.net/english/index.htm).

Inter-culturality and Philosophic Discourse

Editor: Yolaine Escande, Vincent Shen and Chenyang Li

Isbn13: 978-1-4438-4895-4

Isbn: 1-4438-4895-6

Responding to a deep and universal need of philosophizing in the context of intensive intercultural interaction among all philosophical traditions in the process of globalization, this timely book offers a unique collection of excellent papers on inter-translatability, art, and ethics; subjects which are most crucial for intercultural conversations today. Instead of opting for a “comparative philosophy” that suggests the superiority of philosophy in comparison with other forms of thought, this book explores “inter-translatability” between East and West, given that any dialogue between heterogeneous cultures and systems of thought has to start with translation, which constitutes the first part of this book.

Art and ethics are the two areas that most obviously link philosophies of the past and the present and constitute a fundamental part of Chinese long-living and practical philosophy. The value of art and aesthetic appreciation, no less than ethics, is at the core of Chinese culture and, indeed, promises a great deal for the future world. Thus, they are dealt with here in the second and third parts.

This book is also relevant to inter-culturalism in philosophy itself, as the contributors, firstly, come from several different continents and, secondly, though most of them are philosophers, all contributors are well-versed in other disciplines, such as anthropology, literature, religion, aesthetics, history of art, sinology, cognitive sciences, and social sciences.

Yolaine Escande is a Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She has translated a collection of fundamental treatises on Chinese calligraphy and painting from Chinese into French. Her research centers on the artistic, philosophical, aesthetic and cultural interactions of Chinese artistic principles with Western art. She is a member of the editorial board of Universitas Monthly Review on Philosophy and Culture, for which she has co-edited special issues in English and in Chinese.

Vincent Shen received his PhD from the Université Catholique de Louvain in 1980 and taught philosophy in Taiwan. He has held the Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture in the Department of East Asian Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto since 2000.

His publications include Essays on Philosophy East and West; Contrast, Strangification and Dialogue; and Essays on Intercultural Philosophy and Religion.

Chenyang Li is the founding Director of the Philosophy program at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has previously served as Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Central Washington University. His main research interests are Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. His publications include The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony, The Tao Encounters the West: Explorations in Comparative Philosophy, The Sage and the Second Sex, and The East Asian Challenge for Democracy: Political Meritocracy in Comparative Perspective (co-edited with Daniel Bell).

 

Minutes on the 18th ISCP Conference Business Meeting (2013)

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ISCP and the University of Buffalo co-sponsored the 18th ISCP international conference entitled “Chinese Philosophy and the Way of living” in Buffalo, NY from July 21 to 24, 2013. More than 100 scholars from more than 20 countries and areas (Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, mainland China, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Singapore, Swiss, Taiwan, U. K. and U. S.) attended the conference.  In the opening session, Robert Neville, Michael Slote, Cheng Chung-Ying, and David Wong delivered plenary speeches. Vincent Shen gave a plenary speech on the second day of the conference. More than 80 session-papers were presented during the conference. Sandra Wawrytko on behalf of the Fu Foundation presented the Fu Foundation Essay Contest awards to three awardees in a brief ceremony. The three awardees presented their winning essays in a special session of the conference. On the last day of the conference Kwong-loi Shun, Bryan Van Norden, Jiyuan Yu and Chenyang Li delivered plenary speeches.

The conference ended with the 2013 business meeting. The director Jiyuan Yu delivered the open remarks. A brief ceremony of appreciation followed and an honorary plaque was presented to Jiyuan Yu to thank him for organizing the 18th ISCP conference, his outstanding leadership and excellent services as the President of ISCP (2011-2013). The Secretary Xiaomei Yang, the Treasurer Ann Pang-White, and the Director Jiyuan Yu gave the secretary’s, treasurer’s and director’s report, respectively. Jiyuan Yu then proposed the motions to nominate the candidates for 2014-2015 President (Kwong-loi Shun) and vice-President (Chenyang Li) of ISCP, and announced the 19th and 20th ISCP conference sites (Hong Kong in 2015 and Singapore in 2017). The business meeting ended with a brief ceremony of passing on the ISCP flag from the current president of ISCP Jiyuan Yu to the next president Kwong-loi Shun, who will be organizing the 19th ISCP international conference in 2015.

The Board of ISCP thanks the University of Buffalo, the organizer of the conference, all people who helped organizing the conference for their support and hard work.  The Board also thanks all the participants of the conference for their participation.

For the conference photo album, please go to http://www.philosophy.buffalo.edu/gallery .

Director’s report

Regarding ISCP leadership team, since Professor Xiaomei Yang is the Society’s secretary, the Board appointed Professor Jinmei Yuan as our APA Eastern Liaison. Professor Robin Wang has agreed to continue her duty as the liaison to the APA Pacific Meeting. Professor Huiyu Wang agreed to continue his duty as the Liaison to the APA Central Meeting. Professor Eric Nelson agreed to be the Liaison to the American Academy of Religion. Professor Chung-ying Cheng is appointed as the official representative of ISCP to FISP. The Society has also nominated Professor Chung-ying Cheng as a candidate for the membership of the Steering Committee of FISP.

The Board has selected the official nominees for next president (2014-2015) and vice-president (2014-2015)/ the 2017 ISCP conference site. The term for the current presidency will expire at the end of 2013. The ISCP Constitution, Section 4 (a) states: “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.”

In accordance with the ISCP Constitution, Section 4 (a), the Executive Board appointed an Ad Hoc Nomination and Selection Committee. The Committee members were Professors Vincent Shen (Toronto, Chair), Karyn Lai, and Brook A. Ziporyn. The Ad Hoc Committee has approved our current vice-president Professor Kwong-loi Shun, who is also organizing the ISCP 19th International Conference, as the official candidate for our next president (2014-15) and has selected Professor Chenyan Li as the official candidate for ISCP’s next vice-president (2014-2015).

Secretary’s Report

Since the 17th ISCP International Conference in Paris in 2011, this Secretary of ISCP has assisted the ISCP board to accomplish the following operations. (1) This secretary assisted ISCP to complete its transition from the previous Board (Professors Vincent Shen, Xinyan Jiang and Chenyang Li) to the current board (Professor Jiyuan Yu, our new executive director; Professor Ann Pang-White, our new treasurer; and Professor Xiaomei Yang, our new secretary). (2) This secretary has assisted the board in making some personnel changes (see Director’s Report). (3) This secretary assisted the board in selecting the organizer, location of the next ISCP conference and next vice-president of ISCP. The ISCP board issued an open call for nomination for the candidacy for ISCP’s next vice-president (2014-2015). (4) This secretary assisted the organizer of the 18th ISCP International Conference in organizing the conference. Jiyuan Yu on behalf of ISCP organized the 18th ISCP International Conference on Chinese Philosophy, entitled “Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living” in Buffalo, New York from July 21 to July 24. We received a large number of submissions. This secretary with Jiyuan Yu and Ann Pang-White carefully reviewed all the submissions. (5) This secretary assisted the board in organizing the 2013 Charles Fu Foundation’s Best Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy. The ISCP board formed two blind review committees, one for submissions in Chinese language (Peimin Ni served as the chair of the review committee, Dong Ping and Qingjie Wang served as members of the committee) and the other for English language (Sandra Wawrytko reviewed submissions). Two committees selected 3 awardees from 8 entries. (6) Our website URL address remains as http://www.iscp-online.org/. It is in operation. This secretary renewed the domain of our site in 2011 for two years and the domain needs to be renewed next year. Before ISCP find a web master to manage the site, this secretary currently manages the website and will continue to be the site’s maintainer before ISCP finds a web master to manage the site.

Finally, this secretary takes this opportunity to express her sincere thanks to her colleagues Jiyuan Yu and Ann Pang-White for their selfless assistance, understanding, and friendship. It has been a great pleasure working with both of them as ISCP officers. This secretary also takes this opportunity to express her sincere thanks to Chenyang Li, the previous Secretary of ISCP, for his help with managing the website of ISCP during the transition time.

Treasurer’s Report

Professor/Dr. Ann Pang-White was elected as the new treasurer of ISCP and a member of the executive board in 2011.  She is grateful for the tremendous help that she received from the former treasurer, Dr. Xinyang Jiang, who ensured all transitional matters were taken care of smoothly.  For security reasons, it took quite much time, labor, and paper work during 2011 to transfer the bank account to the new board.  Professor Pang-White took great labor to bring the whole process to fruition.  In 2011, she also assisted the board in evaluating the abstracts for the APA Eastern Division ISCP panel.  She served on the review committee in reviewing abstracts for the 18th International Conference for Chinese Philosophy to take place at the University of Buffalo-SUNY.  She was also a member of the organizing committee for the conference.  Together with the Society’s secretary, Dr. Xiaomei Yang, Professor Pang-White assisted President Jiyuan Yu, who is also the executive director of ISCP, in the planning of the 18th conference.  Her other works during 2011-2012 includes communicating with members for various inquiries concerning membership, sending receipts for received membership dues, updating membership list with the secretary, preparing documents for filing tax return, working with CPA to file ISCP annual tax return accurately, paying ISCP institution membership fee to professional academic organizations including wire transferring, handling reimbursement, keeping all financial records, and maintain email communications with board members and society members regarding various matters, etc.  During the 18th International Conference for Chinese Philosophy, Dr. Pang-White reported the financial state of the Society. The revenues are from membership and the expenses include annual tax filing and preparation fee, advertisement on Honolulu newspaper for ISCP tax exempt status as required by the law, institution membership fee at FISP and others academic organizations, ISCP website domain fee, ISCP bi-annual conference closing reception and other miscellaneous expenses.  In sum, the Society’s financial state is healthy. The report is available upon request.

ISCP Annual Report

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Dear ISCP members:

On behalf of the Executive Board, I wish you a happy and healthy year of Snake!  蛇年吉祥, 阖家幸 福!

I would like to take this chance to report you briefly our main works in 2012.

(1) We have completed the transition, thanks to the support of the previous Board (Professors Vincent Shen, Xinyan Jiang and Chenyang Li). Professor Ann Pang-White (our treasurer) and Professor Xiaomei Yang (our secretary) worked hard to ensure a smooth transition.

(2) Since Professor Xiaomei Yang is the Society’s secretary, the Board appointed Professor Jinmei Yuan as our APA Eastern Liaison. Dr. Yuan effectively organized two ISCP panels in 2012 APA Eastern meeting.  Xiaomei Yang, Ann Pang-White (our Treasurer and me served as the Review Committee members. Bothe panels were well-attended and well-received.  Professor Yuan made a special trip to Atlanta to chair a session.

(3) In the absence of Professor Robin Wang (our liaison to APA) who was on sabbatical leave last year, the Executive Board  reviewed and selected two panels to be presented at the forthcoming APA Pacific Meeting.

(4) Professor Eric Nelson (ISCP liaison to AAR) organized  a panel at 2012 AAR Meeting in Chicago.

(5)  To make ISCP a more democratic organization, we issued an open call for nomination for the candidacy for ISCP’s next vice-president (2014-2015). The Executive Board appointed an Ad Hoc Nomination and Selection Committee, composed of Professors Vincent Shen (Chair), Karyn Lai, and Brook A. Ziporyn.  The Ad Hoc Committee has approved our current vice-president Professor Kwong-loi Shun, who is also organizing the ISCP 19th International Conference, as the official candidate for our next president (2014-15) and has selected Professor Chenyan Li as the official candidate for ISCP’s next vice-president (2014-2015). We wish to thank the Ad Hoc Committee members for their dedicated service and thank all those who are willing to be considered.

(6) ISCP held a joint international Conference with Zhejing University, China in June 8-12, 2012. The conference was entitled “Communication and Creativity: Dialogues between Chinese and Western Philosophies.” The main organizers are Professor Doing Ping at Zheda and Professor Vincent Shen ( The former Executive Director of the ISCP).

(7)  The preparation of the 18th ISCP International Conference on Chinese Philosophy, entitled “Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living,” is well under way.  We received a large number of submissions. I wish to thank Ann and Xiaomei who worked with me to carefully  review all the submissions. To date we have mailed out all the acceptance letters. The conference is expected to have more than 100 speakers.

(8)  Professor On-Cho NG has joined the Executive Board as JCP Liaison.

We wish to continue to enjoy your support in the new year. Your criticism and suggestions are cordially welcome. Let us continue to work together for the prosperity of the ISCP.

 

Jiyuan

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Jiyuan Yu
Professor of Philosophy
SUNY Buffalo
President and Executive Director
International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)
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Information about Buffalo Conference

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Call for Papers

18th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy By the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)

Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living

July 21-24, 2013 State University of New York at Buffalo

Deadline for submission of the abstracts and symposium proposals:

November 30th, 2012.

Please send to  buffaloiscpconference@yahoo.com

For details, please visit the Conference website:

http://iscp.philosophy.buffalo.edu/

The theme of the conference

One major characteristic of Chinese philosophical tradition is that it is not just a matter of theoretical pursuit, but is more a practical enterprise. Philosophy is thought to be a “Learning of Living” (生命的学问), and doing philosophy is to practice a way of life that one chooses and to cultivate and transform character. The central question of Chinese philosophy is “what is the Dao?” and dao (literally, road or way) is the way in which human beings should lead their lives. This conception of philosophy differs from the prevailing modern university conception of philosophy, according to which philosophy is mainly a theoretical discipline and philosophical reflection is peripheral to life.

The conception of philosophy is worth studying, keeping alive, and reviving as an alternative way of doing philosophy. It is similar to the idea that philosophy is the “art of living,” which was prominent in ancient Greek/Roman philosophy, especially in the spirit of Socrates. His motto that “the unexamined life is not worth living” clearly shows that what is examined is “life” rather than “knowledge” or “proposition.” The Jewish tradition is also characteristic of the idea that letter and spirit, idea and life, are inseparable. In the West this conception has been marginalized in modern times, but seems to have experienced a sort of renaissance, as can be seen in the works of (to name only a few) P. Hadot, A. Nehamas, M. Nussbaum, and others.

The Buffalo conference is to explore in details and in depth Chinese conception of philosophy as a learning of living. It seeks not only to deepen our understanding of the nature of Chinese philosophy, but also, through a cross-cultural comparative approach, to enrich the conception of philosophy as a way of living and contribute its revival in contemporary philosophy.

Sub-themes of the conference include but are not limited to:

1.    Chinese philosophy as a learning of living

2. Philosophical discourses and philosophical practicality

3.  Justifying a way of living: metaphysics, aesthetics, and rhetoric

4. Practical wisdom

5.  Moral psychology

6. Formation of self, character, and virtue

7. Happiness, death and suicide

8. Politics and the way of living

9.  Philosophical therapy and spiritual practice

10. The Art of Living: Chinese and Greek

11. The Art of living:  Chinese and Jewish

12. Methodology of comparative study

 

Report on Zheda Conference in 2012

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ISCP and Zhejiang University co-organized a conference “Communication and creation: dialogues between Chinese and Western Philosophies International conference” at Zhejiang university from June 8th to June 12th. Scholars from Qinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Wuhan University, Shandong University, Huadong Normal University, Zhejiang University, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and America attended the conference. The papers presented at the conference addressed a wide range of philosophical issues. All papers presented at the conference are collected in one volume “Proceedings of International Conference on Communication and creation: dialogues between Chinese and Western Philosophies”, and all papers presented in the conference will be published on “浙东学术”(第三辑), which is an academic journal regularly published by Zhejiang University Press.

On 6/10, at the ending session of the Conference, on behalf of the current executive board of ISCP, the President and the Executive Director of ISCP Jiyuan Yu, and the Conference co-organizer and the main sponsor, Professor Dong Ping (as the honorary guest), together present the plaques to the previous board members, Vincent Shen (Executive Director of ISCP from 2001-2011), Chenyang Li (Secretary of ISCP from 2002-2011), and Xinyan Jiang (reasurer of ISCP from 2002-2011), to honor their excellent leadership and dedicate services to ISCP.

The Board of ISCP on behalf of all participants of the conference thanks Professor Dong Ping and the Department of Philosophy at Zhejiang University for co-organizing the conference. Our thanks also go to the students at the Department of Philosophy at Zhejiang University for their hard work during the conference.

 

ISCP Elects New Officers!

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Dear ISCP Members,

It is a great pleasure for me to announce the results of election
communicated to me by the ISCP Ad Hoc Committee for 2011 Election
constituted by Prof. Huaiyu Wang, Prof. Sandra Wawrytko, Prof. Wenyu Xie. The results are all unanimously positive for:

1. Prof. Jiyuan Yu, of the New York State University at Buffalo, as
new ISCP President;
2. Prof. Kwong-loi Shun, of University of California, Berkeley, as
new ISCP Vice-President;
3. Prof. Xiao-mei Yang, of the Southern Connecticut State University,
as new ISCP Secretary;
4. Prof. Ann Pang-White, of the University of Scranton, as new ISCP Treasurer.

Their terms will start on January 1st, 2012.

Congratulations to Prof. Jiyuan Yu, Prof. Kwong-loi Shun, Prof.
Xiao-mei Yang and Prof. Ann Pang-White!!!

Also I want to thank, in the name of ISCP, Professor Yolaine Escande for her excellent service as president in the last two years.

Vincent Shen, Executive Director

 

Business Meeting Report at Paris Conference July 2011

 
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ISCP Business Meeting 2011 Report

The business meeting of ISCP at the 17th ISCP Conference took place at 17.00-18.00pm, July 8, 2011, at the Amphitheatre François Furet, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.  Called to order and chaired by Prof. Vincent Shen, ISCP Executive Director, the meeting proceeded first with the ceremony of appreciation, then reports from the executive director, secretary and the treasurer respectively, then moves in regard to the nomination of new ISCP President and Vice President, before the Announcement of the 18th ISCP Conference and Recommendation for the 19th Conference and ended with the transmission of ISCP Flag.

I. Ceremony of Appreciation

The meetings started with the ceremony of appreciation to Professor Yolaine Escande, ISCP President and chief organizer of the Conference. After Professor Vincent Shen’s speech of appreciation, a plaque inscribed “In Appreciation to the Dedicated Service and Excellent Leadership” was offered to Prof. Yolaine Escande.

In his speech of appreciation, Vincent Shen mentioned that the conference was so well organized, not only in respect to the wonderful program with great keynote speakers and well-arranged and logically structured sessions and presentations, but also because of the delicious lunches and dinners, and the aesthetics values of the posters, the program handbook and the conference environment. Vincent Shen said that the program handbook of this year was the most beautiful of all conferences organized by ISCP till now.

In response to the appreciation, President Yolaine Escande thanked also everybody involved in the organization, including the blind review committee members, and the members of her team, in particular Thierry and Olivier, who not only helped the organization but also designed the website, the handbook and their students’ design posters with the conference theme.

II. Report from ISCP Executive Director

After the ceremony of appreciation, Prof. Vincent Shen proceeded to his report. Since the last business meeting in 2009 atFujenUniversity,Taipei, ISCP had organized regular panels in the annual conferences of APA Eastern, Pacific and Central, andAARannual conference with cutting edge themes in Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. These panels were organized every year and open to all our members for participation and presentation. Call for papers were to be sent on time and he invited the active participation of all members. Besides, ISCP organized also small scale international conference with more specific theme in view of publication since 2010. Last year, withWuhanUniversity, ISCP organized the International Conference on the Development of Chinese Philosophy in Recent 30 Years. For next year, ISCP was making plan with Prof. Dong Ping, Chair of the Department of Philosophy,ZhejiangUniversity, to organize a Conference on the Communication between Chinese and Western Philosophy in his university.

Also, Prof. Shen reported new appointment: in the past two years, ISCP appointed Prof. Xiaomei Yang as ISCP liasion for APA Eastern meeting, Prof. Huaiyu Wang as liaison for APA Central, and Prof. Oncho Ng as ISCP liaison to the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.

At the end of his report, Prof. Shen said that it had been a great pleasure for him to serve two terms Executive Director of ISCP. He requested to step down at the end of his first term at the business meeting of the 15th ICCP at Wuhan University, but was asked to serve another term. Since his 2nd term would terminate at the end of 2011, he decided to step down at that time. He thanked Prof. Chenyang Li and Prof. Xinyan Jiang, and Vice-Executive Directors Chen Lai, Guo Qiyong, and Jiang Xinyan, for their generous assistance to the end of his 2 terms. Also he thanked all ISCP members for their support in these ten years of his service. According to ISCP Constitution, the new Executive Director shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Officers of the ISCP.

II. ISCP Secretary Report

Since Prof. Chenyang Li, ISCP Secretary, was unable to make it to come, he asked Prof. Xinyan Jian to read his report:

During the last two years, this secretary has assisted  ISCP in the following operations of the organization.

1. Election of the president and vice present. Nominations were proposed at the 16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy at the Fujen Catholic University in Taipei, July 2009,  were made by an official ISCP Ad Hoc Committee for 2009 election composed of Prof. Ivanhoe, Prof. Johanna Liu and Prof. Hsiao-hui Pan. A formal election took place in December 2009. Professor Yolaine Escande, of French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) and Graduate School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences(EHESS), has been elected unanimously as the new ISCP President, and Prof. Jiyuan Yu, of New York State University at Buffalo, as the new ISCP Vice-President, both for a term of two years beginning from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011.

2. ISCP website migration to new host. Our former host moved on to another business and had to let us move the website. Now the ISCP official website has moved to a new host. Our website URL address remains as http://www.iscp-online.org/ . It is in operation.  We are looking for a web master to manage the site.

3. Responded to route inquiries from individuals and organizations. Liaisoned with other professional organizations  (FISP, etc.). Handled route office work (preparing plaques for outgoing officers, sending out condolences letters, etc.).

4. Provided assistance to the International Conference on “International Symposium on Chinese Philosophy in Recent 30 Years” at Wuhan University, China, June 2010. The conference was co-sponsored with the Society of History of Chinese Philosophy and with WuhanUniversity. The conference was a success. For more information of the conference, see the New Report in Journal of Chinese Philosophy (38.1), March 2011.

5. Organized the 2011 Charles Fu Foundation Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy (composed a blind reviewing committee that selected 3 awardees from 22 entries).

6. Provided assistance to organizing the 17th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy inParis, July 2011.

7. Successfully selected an able candidate to step in the role of ISCP secretary as he, the current secretary completes his 10 years of service. Professor Yang Xiaomei has been serving as our liaison to the APA Eastern Division and has kindly agreed to be a candidate for our next secretary. Her CV is attached.

Finally, the secretary takes this opportunity to express his sincere thanks to his colleagues Vincent Shen and Xinyan Jiang for their selfless assistance, understanding, and friendship. It has been a great pleasure working with both of them as ISCP officers.

ISCP Treasurer Report

After she had read loudly ISCP secretary’s report, Prof. Xinyan Jiang, ISCP treasurer, proceeded to report to ISCP members the Annual Financial Statement 2010 of the Society, divided into the income part and the expenses part (report available upon request). 

In addition, she said that she would not continue to serve as Treasurer after her current term ends. She said that it had been a great privilege to serve as ISCP Treasurer for 10 years. She thanked ISCP members’ support for all these years. She gave special thanks to Prof. Vincent Shen, Prof. Chenyang Li, and Prof. Yolaine Escande for making her work for ISCP such a pleasant experience.

 6. Motions:

The meeting had two motions this year. First, the move in regard to the nomination of a new ISCP President. Prof. Jiyuan Yu was nominated with unanimity as the candidate for ISCP new President starting from January 2012.

The second motion in regard to the nomination of the new ISCP Vice President, Prof. Kwong-loi Shun was nominated unanimously as the candidate for ISCP new Vice-President starting from January 2012. According to ISCP Constitution, these two nominations should go through the general election process starting at the end of November, 2011

 7. Announcement of the 18th ISCP Conference and Recommendation for the 19th Conference:

At the end of the meeting, Prof. Vincent Shen announced that the 18th ISCP International Conference will take place at the University of Buffalo under the direction and organization of Prof. Jiyuan Yu, and it was also recommended that the 19th ISCP Conference take place in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. At the end of the meeting, the ISCP flag was transmitted from the hand of Prof. Yolaine Escande to Prof. Jiyuan Yu.

 

17th International Conference for Chinese Philosopher was held successfully in Paris, 4-8 July 2011

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The 17th International Conference for Chinese Philosopher was held successfully in Paris, 4-8 July 2011. The conference theme was “Inter-culturalism and Philosophic Discourse: Retrospect and Prospect.” Over 200 participants attended the event.

 

2007 ISCP Business Meeting

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Minutes of ISCP Business Meeting (June 26, 2007, Wuhan, China)

 

Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation-ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy 2009

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CHINESE SUBMISSIONS
YOUNG SCHOLAR
“The Logic Structure ofShi as a concept in Chinese Philosophy”
Li Xi, graduate student, Aesthetics Research Center, Department of Philosophy, Peking University

ENGLISH SUBMISSIONS
YOUNG SCHOLAR
The prize will be shared between two entries
Honorable Mention

“’Not Laugh, Not be Tao’:
The Application of theTao Te Ching in the Drawings of Yue Minjun”
Francis Li Chung-hung, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

“Reconciling the ‘Self’ in Western Psychology and Buddhism”
Tonya Warren, M.A. student, Department of Philosophy, San Diego State University

ESTABLISHED SCHOLAR
“Confucian Care: Beyond the Colonial Politics of Feminism”
Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii—West Oahu

ISCP Banner

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President Bernard Li (left) has over the official ISCP banner to Vice President Yolaine

Escande (right), with Executive Director Vincent Shen present.

ISCP Business Meeting Minutes

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July 11, 16.00-16.30 p.m., Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei.

Presiding panel: ISCP President Bernard C. C. Li, Vice President Yolaine Escande, Executive Director Vincent Shen, Secretary Chenyang Li.

Vincent Shen called the meeting to order at 16.00p.m.

Bernard Li reported the process of preparing and holding the 16th international conference and thanked the staff for their contributions to the conference. He made two suggestions. First, he proposed that ISCP take upon the function of evaluating Chinese philosophy programs in higher education. As a reputable international organization, ISCP has the expertise for such a task. In doing so, it can protect Chinese philosophy programs from political interferences. Second, as an international academic organization, ISCP should become more active in leading scholarly research.

Vincent Shen began by thanking members of the ISCP executive committee and the conference team for their work. He made the following report. First, in accordance with a resolution at the 2007 Wuhan conference, last year a constitutional amendment was approved by members to add language of racial and gender equality in Section II. Second, ISCP has organized numerous successful conference panels at the American Philosophical Association’s meetings. It has appointed Dr. Yu Jiyuan as liaison to the APA Eastern Division, and Dr. Eric Nelson as liaison to the American Academy of Religion. Dr. Linyu Gu, managing editor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy has joined the executive committee as representative of the Journal. The year, ISCP will organize a small research conference in China. Although the conference will invite a limited number of scholars to present papers on a specific topic, all members are invited to attend.

Chenyang Li began by welcoming new members to ISCP and made the following report. The secretary has performed the following duties: maintaining communication with members, professional organizations such as FISP, and other interested parties; maintaining ISCP Website and Listserv; working with the nomination committee (Karyn Lai, Chen Lai, and Ann Pang-White) in carrying out the process of electing the president and vice president; working with Treasurer Xinyan Jiang in maintaining the membership record; and facilitating the 2009 Charles Fu Foundation essay contest. He asked for volunteers to help with the ISCP Website. He also asked members to spread word that now people can join ISCP or renew their membership through our website at WWW.ISCP-ONLINE.ORG. He announced that ISCP members can subscribe to the Journal of Chinese Philosophy at a discount rate.

Li also made the biannual financial report on behalf of the Treasurer Xinyan Jiang. There was not question from the audience.

After presenting their CVs, Shen moved to nominate Yolaine Escande as the next president and Yu Jiyuan as vice president. The motions were approved by acclamation. In accordance with the ISCP constitution, an Ad Hoc nomination committee will be established to examine candidates’ qualifications and to process the election.

In responding to Bernard Li’s suggestions, Shen moved that an exploratory committee be established to look into ISCP’s new function as an evaluative agency. His motion passed by acclamation.

Yolaine Escande said that she was glad to be hosting the 17th International Conference of Chinese Philosophy in Paris in 2011. She announced that the theme of the 17th conference will be “Interculturalism and Philosophic Discourse: Retrospect and Prospect.”

Finally, Bernard Li handed over the official ISCP banner to Yolaine Escande.

The meeting adjourned at 16.30p.m.

Respectfully prepared by Chenyang Li

 

16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy

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The 16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy “Towards the World: Philosophical Dialogue and Culture Conversation,” was held at Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, July 7-15, 2009. For more information, reports and photos see “Recent Events”

Vincent Shen hosts banquet

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ISCP Executive Director Vincent Shen hosts banquet in appreciation of the Local host of the 16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy (Taipei, December, 2009)

 

ISCP Elects New President and Vice President!

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Dear ISCP Members,

It is a great pleasure for me to announce, as the results communicated to me by Prof. Ivanhoe, Prof. Johanna Liu and Prof. Hsiao-hui Pan, members of the ISCP Ad Hoc Committee for 2009 election, that Professor Yolaine Escande, of French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) and Graduate School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences(EHESS), has been elected unanimously as the new ISCP President, and Prof. Jiyuan Yu, of New York State University at Buffalo, as the new ISCP Vice-President, both for a term of two years beginning from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. Congratulations to Prof. Yolaine Escande and Prof. Jiyuan Yu!!! Also I want to use this occasion to thank deeply, in the name of ISCP, Professor Bernard Li, who has served as ISCP President, and Prof. Yolaine Escande, who has served as ISCP Vice-President, in the past two years, for their dedicated service and excellent leadership. Their term will end on December 31, 2009. Let me say thank you, to Prof. Ivanhoe, Prof. Liu and Prof. Pan, for having done a great job as members of the Ad Hoc committee in this process of ISCP 2009 election. Looking forward to seeing you all soon, at the latest in two years at the ISCP international Conference of Chinese Philosophy to take place in Paris in 2011 summer.

Vincent Shen ISCP Executive Director Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture Department of Philosophy and Department of East Asian Studies University of Toronto

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 9DUTIES 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 2DUTIES 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 1DESIGNATION 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 2DUTIES 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.

Senior Member Antonio S. Cua Passes Away

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Obituary of Antonio S. Cua

Antonio S. Cua, a professor emeritus of philosophy of the Catholic University of America, an eminent scholar in Chinese philosophy and Comparative philosophy, and the author of many important scholarly works and the chief editor of Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, passed away on March 27, 2007. It is a great lost not only for his family and his friends, but also for the entire community of scholars in Chinese philosophy and Asian Studies, all deeply saddened by this sorrowful event.

Antonio Cua was born on July 23, 1932, in a Filipino Chinese family doing commercial business in Manila, Philippines. As a young man with a thoughtful mind rooted in Chinese culture with openness to the West, he started early to have a noble intellectual curiosity and made up his mind to pursue an intellectual life focusing on the core values of philosophies East and West. In order to understand better western culture and thought, after having his B.A. in philosophy and psychology from the Far Eastern University, Manila, in 1952, he came to the United States for graduate education in1953. He had his M.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1954, before he married with Shoke-Hwee Khaw on June 11, 1956. He has his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley, in 1958. Antonio Cua and Shoke-Hwee Khaw have one daughter, Athene Khaw, married to Greg Walsh.

Antonio Cua taught at Ohio University, Athens, first as instructor from 1958 to 1961, then as assistant professor of philosophy from 1961to 1962. Then he served as professor of philosophy and chairman of department at the State University of New York, College at Oswego, from 1962 to 1969. From 1969 to 1995, he served as professor of philosophy in the School of Philosophy, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, before he retired and became professor emeritus from 1996 until he passed away in March 2007.

Antonio Cua was an inspiring teacher, a great scholar and an eminent philosopher, and most importantly, a junzi in Confucian sense. His main intellectual interest had been in western moral philosophy, moral psychology and Chinese ethics, in particular Confucian ethics. His first work was Reason and Virtue: A Study in the Ethics of Richard Price(1966, revised 1998), in which he studied Richard Price(1723-1791), a first intuitionist and major British Moralist in the 18th Century. Then, in his second book, Dimensions of Moral Creativity(1978), Antonio Cua devoted his effort to constructing a map of the different aspects of moral experience with an emphasis on moral creativity, cumulating. This is the most favored book of his own, serving as the basis to most of his works in the past two and half decades. In the book, he focused on the role of paradigmatic individual as concrete embodiment of moral principles and ideals.

Antonio Cua took his another book, The Unity of Knowledge and Action(1982), as more personal because it was written under great inspiration in six weeks, somehow like the enlightenment that the philosopher studied in this book, Wang Yangming(1742-1529) himself had experienced. For Antonio Cua, from the academic standpoint, his Ethical Argumentation(1985) is most satisfying because of it’s being the first attempt to develop a Confucian theory of ethical argumentation and moral epistemology.

Antonio Cua was the chief editor of the Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, the first of its kind, which contains 187 long entries on major schools, thinkers, works and concepts in Chinese Philosophy. This is now the most comprehensive and useful scholarly reference book with exact information and original interpretation of Chinese philosophy and its history. Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy has been selected by the CHOICE as an outstanding academic title published in 2003. This encyclopedia was praised by many reviews as a milestone,
an ?poque making event in the history of Chinese philosophy in the English-speaking world, full of philosophical erudition and inspiring wisdom. In his Moral Vision and Tradition, Essays in Chinese Ethics(1998), Cua offered a comprehensive philosophical study of Confucian ethics, its basic insights and its relevance to contemporary western moral philosophy. Here the readers may find an analytical, critical and systematic presentation of Confucian ethics with its cardinal concepts and virtues, featuring intriguingly the vital essence of Confucian virtue ethics. His  contribution makes it possible for a creative interpretation of both Chinese and western traditions in view of a fruitful dialogue and in-depth solution of intercultural conflict. His last work, Human Nature, Ritual and History: Studies in Xunzi and Chinese Philosophy(2005), contains many treatises in depth of most interesting themes like human nature, reason and principle, moral  failure,…etc, showing his mastery and authority in the Studies on Xunzi(310-220BCE), one of the greatest Confucian in ancient China. In particular, Antonio Cua had developed there a theory of the ritual that includes ethical, aesthetical and religious dimensions of li(rites, rules or proper conduct). In short, the entire intellectual life of Antonio Cua consists, in his own words, in working for an “important contribution to the advancement and development of Chinese moral philosophy and comparative philosophy and western philosophy.

Because of his scholarly achievement, Antonio Cua had received many awards and honors, such as State University of New York research awards, 1966 and 1967; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship, 1982; Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Research/Lecture Grant; American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, 1982; Council on Philosophical Studies, 1967. Also, he had served as President of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy from 1978 to 1980; President of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy from 1984 to 1985. He was member of International Society for Chinese Philosophy (member of board of directors, 1978-81, president, 1984-85), American Philosophical Association, Mind Association, Aristotelian Society, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (president, 1978-80), Association for Asian Studies (president, 1978-79), Washington Philosophy Club (member of executive board, 1976-77), International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (advisor, 2001-2007).

The love and friendship of Antonio Cua will be always cherished by his family and friends, and the wisdom contained in his works will continue to inspire generations of scholars and students to come.

In order to pay tribute to this inspiring teacher, great scholar and eminent philosopher, the Journal of Chinese Philosophy will dedicate a special issue in memory of him. Also, Philosophy East and West will present a special feature with photo of Antonio Cua. The International Society for Chinese Philosophy will organize a special session in memory of Antonio Cua both in its international conference organized in late June, 2007, in Wuhan University, China, and the APA Eastern annual conference to take place in Baltimore in late December 2007. (Prepared by Vincent Shen, ISCP executive director)

 

Executive Director Vincent Shen Presents Plaque to Antonio S. Cua

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After many years of distinguished service as Chairman of Board of Officers, Professor Cua (right) retires from the post in 2006.

Per ISCP Constitution Article IV, Section 3, Board of Officers recently elected Professor Robert Neville as Chairman

Executive Director Vincent Shen Congratulates Wuhan University’s 50th Anniversary (Congratulation Letter)

ISCP Sends Letter of Condolences of Professor Jiang Tianji of Wuhan University

2005 ISCP Business Meeting

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Minutes of ISCP Business Meeting (July 2005)

President Karyn Lai’s Report of the 14th conference

2003 Business Meeting Minutes and Executive Committee Report (2001-2003)

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