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) .

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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。

 

 

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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