Journal of Chinese Philosophy

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Edited By: Chung-Ying Cheng

Online ISSN: 1540-6253

JCP Supplement Series

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Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Series Editor: Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

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JOCP 33:S1 (Dec 2006)—Hermeneutical Thinking in Chinese Philosophy
Editor: Lauren F. Pfister (Hong Kong Baptist University)

This volume is devoted to studying the emergence and flourishing of new, humanistically informed developments in philosophical hermeneutics within contemporary Chinese philosophy. The focus of the volume centers on issues arising in early Ruist (“Confucian”) and Daoist texts – the Analects and the Zhuangzi – and then moves to examine hermeneutic claims asserted in the synthetic philosophical efforts of Zhu Xi (1130-1200). Collecting seminal articles previously published in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy as well new pieces written by philosophers and Sinologists, together these papers raise questions about the nature of philosophical understanding and the diversity of hermeneutic options in Chinese indigenous teachings.

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JOCP 34:S1 (Dec. 2007)—Chinese Philosophy: New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Editor: Karyn L. Lai (University of New South Wales)

This anthology presents the distinctive insights of Chinese philosophy and their relevance to contemporary issues in a range of areas: moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, environmental ethics, medicine, and psychological health. Increased collaboration between scholars has initiated many fresh and insightful dialogues, and this anthology reflects those innovations in recent research. Scholars draw on philosophical resources from the Chinese traditions, including their conceptual frameworks, logical structures, reasoning strategies, meta-ethical insights, and epistemological devices. An important addition to scholarly resources in the field, this volume will serve as a key resource for those wishing to explore directions for future interdisciplinary research.

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JOCP 35:S1 (Dec 2008)—Lévinas: Chinese and Western Perspectives
Editors: Nicholas Bunnin (University of Oxford), Dachun Yang (Zhejiang University), Linyu Gu (Journal of Chinese Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Leading Chinese and Western philosophers work alongside one another to explore the writings of one of the twentieth century’s most perplexing and original ethical and metaphysical thinkers. For Chinese philosophers, there are special reasons to pursue an interest in Lévinas, centering on his regard for ethics, rather than Husserlian epistemology or Heideggerian ontology, as first philosophy, a perspective that can be compared to the priority of a moral metaphysics for major figures in contemporary Neo-Confucianism. The thirteen outstanding contributors explain and assess other crucial features of Lévinas’s philosophy with clarity, elegance, and powerful insight.

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JOCP 36:S1 (Dec 2009)—Philosophy of the Yi 易: Unity and Dialectics
Editors: Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa), On-Cho Ng (Pennsylvania State University)

This volume brings together trenchant interpretations of the philosophy of the Yijing. The ancient Classic offers a graphically vivid and conceptually dynamic dramaturgy of the ways in which the natural world works in conjunction with the human one. Its philosophical worldview continues to have enormous purchase on our current imagination, even though centuries of interpretation and analysis have discerned multiple significances in the text, catering to diverse readerships and clienteles. Nonetheless, the essays in this volume lay bare some of the original authorly insights of the Yijing, clearly showing their deep grasp of the cosmos and the human condition.

 December 2010

JOCP 37:S1 (Dec 2010)—Chinese Philosophy in Excavated Early Texts
Editors: Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Franklin Perkins (DePaul University)

Recent excavations in China of Classical Confucian and Daoist texts have led to a rich outpouring of exegesis, emendation, textual re-reading, and re-interpretation with regard to philological and historical scholarship. Full of inquisitive intelligence and insight into humanity, these texts deepen our knowledge of Confucianism and Daoism as both ways and contents of thinking. But remarkably, until the present volume, no systematic philosophical reflections on these texts have been undertaken. The essays in this volume seek to address a crucial gap in the scholarly literature and to explore how issues of virtue, self, people, destiny, political rule, the nature of humanity, and creativity are proposed, formed, and even transformed in classical Confucianism and Daoism.

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JOCP 38:S1 (Dec 2011)—Confucian Philosophy: Innovations and Transformations
Editors: Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University)

This volume illustrates a way of doing Confucian philosophy that is sometimes neglected in contemporary scholarship, one that lets Confucianism itself set the philosophical agenda, pointing the way to the big questions that philosophy must address and providing philosophers with the theories that must be grappled with. The book brings together cutting edge work in areas of inquiry at the heart of Confucian thought both new and old, including onto-generative cosmology, moral psychology, moral cultivation, human nature, politics and human creativity. Its contributors adopt dynamic approaches to their scholarship, bringing Confucianism to bear on issues in philology, theology, and psychology.