Articles on Confucianism and Just War
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by Steve Angle
4d ago
Two articles on Confucianism and Just War have been published in the latest Philosophy Compass: Sungmoon Kim, “The Violence of the Benevolent Ruler: Classical Confucianism and Punitive Expedition“ Kurtis Hagen, “Mencius and Xunzi on the legitimate use of offensive force: A pacifistic critique of recent just war interpretations“ Enjoy ..read more
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ToC: Asian Philosophy 33:1
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by Aris Dashiell
1w ago
Issue 33:1 of Asian Philosophy has been published. In this issue, published in January 2023, there are six articles. Read below for the table of contents. A Mou Zongsan’s criticism of Xunzi: ‘Morality is external’ Burcin Bedel Reading Nishida Kitarō as a New Confucian: With a Focus on His Early Moral Philosophy Wing Keung Lam ..read more
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Article of Interest: Extending Kindness: A Confucian Account
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by Aris Dashiell
1w ago
Waldemar Brys’ article “Extending Kindness: A Confucian Account” has recently been published in the Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. In this article, Brys argues that kindness cannot do all the theoretical work that Mengzi wants it to do if one interprets it as an emotion. Brys concludes in this article that the notion of extending kindness is ..read more
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Workshop on Jiwei Ci’s Political Philosophy
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by Steve Angle
3w ago
On February 6 (10:00-18:00 PT), there will be a hybrid workshop dedicated to Professor Jiwei Ci’s political philosophy at UC Berkeley. Scan the QR Code in the poster or use this link to register for Zoom participation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhG-aRrcDNOWEU7THIJlVlLI_AOHlAFm-rhEOSvmcq9oQsSw/viewform Prof. Ci recently retired from the Department of Philosophy at HKU, where he had taught for decades ..read more
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Online Lecture: How to Produce Learning: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Neo-Confucian Knowledge Culture
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by Steve Angle
3w ago
How to Produce Learning: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Neo-Confucian Knowledge Culture (1200-1700) Speaker: Dr. Lianbin Dai, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria Moderator: Prof. Nathan Vedal, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto Time: 2:00-3:30 P.M. EST, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Registration: https://bit.ly/3iwxpod Sponsors: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University ..read more
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New Book: Acharya, et al, eds., Bridging Two Worlds
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by Steve Angle
3w ago
The University of California Press with support from the Berggruen Institute has published Amitav Acharya, Daniel A. Bell, Rajeev Bhargava, and Yan Xuetong, eds., Bridging Two Worlds: Comparing Classical Political Thought and Statecraft in India and China. The full text is available for download here; the Table of Contents is below. Table of Contents Acknowledgments ..read more
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Fischer, Self-Cultivation in Early China now out in paperback
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by Steve Angle
1M ago
Paul Fischer, Self-Cultivation in Early China (SUNY) is now out in paperback, and a 30% off coupon is available to blog readers here ..read more
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Ziran – Paperback Edition
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by Brian Bruya
1M ago
The paperback edition of Ziran has just been announced! Exam, desk, and review copies are available if you are considering adopting or reviewing it ..read more
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Getting Chinese-language books outside of East Asia
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by Steve Angle
1M ago
A colleague wrote to me asking about acquiring Chinese-language books (he was asking especially about Zhu Xi, but it’s a more general issue) from within the US. Until the pandemic I travelled often enough to China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong that I was able to pick things up there, and have never ordered from the ..read more
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Jin on Mou’s Confucian Democracy in Political Theory
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by Steve Angle
1M ago
Yutang Jin’s article “Self-Restriction, Political Myth, and the Politics of the Ordinary: Mou Zongsan’s Confucian Democracy” has been published in Political Theory; read on for the abstract. This essay examines prominent New Confucian Mou Zongsan’s account of Confucian democracy by focusing on his key notion of “self-restriction.” According to Mou, true sage-kings would willingly respect ordinary ..read more
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