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Spring 2020 courses

We have compiled a list of courses in spring 2020 that either are on China or have a significant China component (not including language courses). They are sorted by subject codes as some departments have several subject areas. 500-level are graduate courses.

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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).

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Two major online Chinese dictionaries available at Rutgers

From Tao YANG, East Asian Librarian:

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.

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China Data Online

From Tao YANG, East Asian Librarian:

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. 

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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

From Tao YANG, East Asian Librarian:

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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