Tao Jiang publishes a new book, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China

03 September 2021
Tao Jiang's new book, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China: Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom, is just published by Oxford University Press. It is available in both paperback and hardcover. From the publisher's website: This book rewrites the story of classical Chinese philosophy, which has always been considered the single most creative and vibrant...

Pandemic Lives in Chinese and English: International Workshop Series uses Keywords Method to Unearth COVID Differences between China, the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan

23 June 2021
Over Spring 2021, the Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies teamed up with the University of Michigan Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC) for a dynamic series of international workshops entitled “Covid Tech & China.” A series affiliated with the Chinese-English Keywords Project (CEKP), the four 2-hour zoom workshops took place between February and April and were co-organized by Silvia...

From President and Chancellors: Affirming Our Asian Community

11 March 2021
March 11, 2021 Members of the Rutgers Community: We are deeply troubled by the rising anti-Asian sentiment and increasingly violent hate crimes targeting the Asian community. These heinous acts cannot be ignored, and our hearts go out to the victims of these crimes, and all members of the Asian community who find themselves questioning their basic safety during an already distressing time. Harm...

Rutgers Global Grants 2021 (deadline March 19)

15 February 2021
From Rick Lee (Director of Global Programs and Partnerships at Rutgers Global): Rutgers Global is pleased to announce the 2021 Rutgers Global Grants. These modest seed grants are offered yearly to all tenured, tenure-track, clinical, or NTT faculty with Rutgers appointments. This year, there are four categories of grants: International Collaborative Research Grants, Global Health Seed Grants,...

An Expanded Sexualities Classroom Encounters China’s Gay Scene

18 November 2020
The mediated lives of gay men in China came in for nuanced treatment when Brown University’s Cai Yifeng made a visit to Louisa Schein’s class “Introduction to Critical Sexualities Studies” on November 11th - all the way from Shanghai. Anthropology PhD candidate Cai - who is conducting fieldwork, writing his dissertation and otherwise situated in China because of the pandemic - was generous enough...

Avery Goldstein on US-China Relations

17 October 2020
On October 14, Avery Goldstein, a prominent scholar of International Politics from University of Pennsylvania, spoke to a broad audience on the US-China relations through Zoom, moderated by Xian HUANG (Rutgers Political Science). In his talk, titled "The Present as Prologue: The Gloomy Outlook for US-China Relations," Goldstein reviewed the evolution of US-China relations in the past decades...

Party versus wealth? David Goodman rethinks reform in China

05 October 2020
As he watched the sunrise in Suzhou, China, Professor David S. G. Goodman spoke eloquently to an evening crowd on the east coast of the United States and to audience members around the world. A truly international individual himself, Dr. Goodman hails from Britain, was educated at University of Manchester, Peking University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London, but...

A Conversation with Ian Johnson, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, on China

27 September 2020
On Friday, September 25, 2020, Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies (RCCS) virtually hosted Ian Johnson, a Pulitzer-Prize winner and one of the most prominent Western journalists on China, in front of a global audience. People participated in the Zoom webinar from diverse locations in Canada, mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, United...

A Virtual Trans-Pacific Conversation on Pandemic Technologies Held Saturday

21 September 2020
Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies (RCCS) hosted a truly global workshop on Chinese-English Keywords on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Co-hosted by Louisa Schein of Rutgers and Fan Yang of University of Maryland Baltimore County, the event was titled “Pandemic Technologies in Two Social Registers: A Chinese-English Keywords Project Workshop.” The event was the 19th in a series of international workshops...

Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies Hits the Runway with Global Programming

14 September 2020
On Thursday evening, September 10, the RCCS inaugurated its plan for global programming this year co-sponsored by Rutgers Global-China Office, making the best of the university demands for virtual meetings and social distancing. Professor GUAN Kai, Dean at Yunnan University, spoke on “Will COVID-19 Reconfigure Social Institutions? A View from China”. Dr. Guan has degrees in French Literature (Peking...

Louisa Schein and team received a social science research award to study the impacts of Covid-19

22 August 2020
Congratulations to Louisa Schein and her colleagues for receiving a Rutgers grant to study the impact of Coronavirus! Schein drafted and received this grant with Bridget Purcell of Anthropology on behalf of eleven diverse Rutgers faculty. The project now includes 5 research assistants as well.

Xian HUANG publishes a book, Social Protection under Authoritarianism: Health Politics and Policy in China

21 July 2020
Congratulations to Xian HUANG, whose book, Social Protection under Authoritarianism: Health Politics and Policy in China, is published by Oxford University Press!

Kuang Yu Chen's contribution to the study of oracle bone inscriptions

16 June 2020
Kuang Yu Chen, distinguished professor (emeritus) of chemistry and Asian studies, was invited as one of the keynote speakers in an international conference at Anyang, the last capital of Shang Dynasty (1600-1146 BCE), as part of celebration of the 120th anniversary of the discovery of Shang oracle bone inscriptions (OBI) in October 2019.

Wendy Swartz interviewed by Esquire Magazine

12 May 2020
Wendy Swartz, professor of medieval Chinese literature in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, was interviewed by Esquire. The interview appears in an article on heroism, "On Their Best Behaviour," in the April edition of Esquire (Singapore, International Edition).

Tao Jiang interviewed by The Philadelphia Inquirer

21 April 2020
Tao Jiang, director of Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies, was interviewed by The Philadelphia Inquirer about some alarming racist incidents against Chinese and people of Chinese and other East Asian descent in the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Nancy Yunhwa Rao received NEH fellowship

21 January 2020
Nancy Yunhwa Rao, a professor of musicology in Mason Gross School of the Arts, received this year's National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Congratulations, Professor Rao! During her fellowship leave, she will work on her book, Transpacific Operatic Imagination: Chinese Americans in Opera.

Tao JIANG interviewed by Hong Kong iFeng News

15 August 2019
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.

Two major online Chinese dictionaries available at Rutgers

23 May 2019
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.

China Data Online

26 March 2019
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. 

Eddy Keming Chen (Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2019) accepts a tenure-track position at UCSD

22 March 2019
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

22 February 2019
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.

Workshop “Sinoglossic Narrative in Modern Chinese and Comparative Literature” (pictures)

15 November 2018
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. Click here for the workshop program and poster.

Tao JIANG participated in a panel discussion on Chinese religion at the China Institute in NYC

12 June 2018
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.

Fourth Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (pictures)

16 April 2018
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.

Wendy Swartz publishes a new book, “Reading Philosophy, Writing Poetry”

30 March 2018
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!

Louisa Schein's International Workshop in Hong Kong: "The Social Lives of Keywords: Lenses on China"

19 January 2018
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.

Workshop, “Confucianism: Joy along the Way”

16 November 2017
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.

Third Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (pictures)

29 April 2016
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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