Tao JIANG interviewed by Hong Kong iFeng News (鳳凰網)
On July 21, 2019, Tao JIANG was interviewed in Mt. Jiuhua by iFeng News 鳳凰網, a popular Chinese-language news network headquartered in Hong Kong. The interview focused on conceptions of freedom and their place in Chinese politics prior to the modern period. The content is loosely based on Jiang's essay, “Isaiah Berlin’s Challenge to the Zhuangzian Freedom,” published in Journal of Chinese Philosophy several years ago. Here is the link to the interview (an illustrated version of the interview can be found here).
Two major online Chinese dictionaries available at Rutgers
I am pleased to announce that Rutgers library has acquired the online Hanyu Da Cidian (漢語大詞典) and Kangxi Zidian (康熙字典). These two dictionaries are useful reference tools for the study of Chinese language, literature, and culture. I would like to thank the faculty and students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures for recommending the online Hanyu Da Cidian and also providing valuable feedback on the electronic version.
China Data Online
We would like to announce that we have subscribed to the database China Data Online. China Data Online provides detailed official statistics on the population and economy of China. It is divided into four parts: China Statistics, Census Data, Free China Maps, and Sample Data. It also includes the newsfeed Latest China Statistical News.
Eddy Keming Chen (Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2019) accepts a tenure-track position at UCSD
Eddy Keming Chen, a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy Department who recently defended his Ph.D. dissertation, has just accepted a tenure-track position at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He will start in July as assistant professor of philosophy there. Congratulations, Eddy!
Access to 2,000 Chinese journals available at Rutgers
Rutgers has acquired university-wide access to the Chinese National Social Sciences Database. Hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the National Social Sciences Database provides about 10 million full-text articles from over 2,000 social sciences and humanities journals.
Workshop “Sinoglossic Narrative in Modern Chinese and Comparative Literature” (pictures)
On Friday, November 9, 2018, Weijie Song and Xiaojue Wang organized a one-day workshop, "Sinoglossic Narrative in Modern Chinese and Comparative Literature." On the workshop, prominent scholars from China shared their research with Rutgers faculty and students.
Tao JIANG participated in a panel discussion on Chinese religion at the China Institute in NYC
On June 7, 2018, Tao JIANG participated in a panel discussion at the China Institute on "Religion and the Rebuilding of China's Moral Foundations," with freelance writer Ian Johnson (Pulitzer-prize winner and the author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao), moderated by Los Angeles Times journalist Barbara Demick (former LA Times Beijing and Seoul bureau chief and the author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea).
Fourth Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (pictures)
The Fourth Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) was held on Friday, April 13, 2018. The theme was “Engagement with Western Philosophers.” The workshop brought together 13 leading scholars in Western analytic philosophy and Chinese philosophy for a vigorous and fruitful engagement. Here is the link to the program.
Louisa Schein's International Workshop in Hong Kong: "The Social Lives of Keywords: Lenses on China"
Louisa Schein organized and convened an international workshop, titled: “The Social Lives of Keywords: Lenses on China,” in Hong Kong on January 9-12, 2018. This was funded by a competitive grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.
Wendy Swartz publishes a new book, “Reading Philosophy, Writing Poetry”
Congratulations to Wendy Swartz, whose book, Reading Philosophy, Writing Poetry: Intertextual Modes of Making Meaning in Early Medieval China, was just published by Harvard University Asia Center!
Workshop, “Confucianism: Joy along the Way”
This workshop is part of a larger research project, “Theology of Joy and the Good Life,” being carried out at Yale University. Our contribution focuses on exploring Confucian conceptions of joy and the good life as well as their critiques. The workshop is the result of collaborations between Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies, Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at City University of Hong Kong and Yale Center for Faith and Culture.
Third Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (pictures)
The Third Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) was held on Friday, April 15, 2016. The theme was “Conversations with Western Philosophers,” The workshop brought together eight leading scholars in Western analytic philosophy and Chinese philosophy and paired them up in order to facilitate fruitful conversations.