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[Related Event] International Workshop on the Research of Chinese Philosophy in Japan and Taiwan: With Critical Retrospections and Future Prospect

March 20–21, 2010
Harvard University, Yenching Common Room (2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA)


First Day (Saturday, 20 March 2010)

10:00–10:10 Opening remarks from the Conference Organizers

Session One
Inquiry into Mind-Body Relationship in Chinese Philosophical Tradition
Chair and Commentator: James Robson, Harvard University
Presenter (1) : Masami Tateno, Nihon University, Japan
Myth in the Tao: Mind-body and Language in Chuang-tzu’s Tao
Presenter (2) : Yao-ming Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
A Reflection on Buddhist Approaches to the Mind-Body Relationship

12:10–13:20 Lunch break:

13: 20–14:20 Session Two
Role of Language in Early Chinese Philosophical Discourse
Chair and Commentator: Michael Puett, Harvard University
Presenter: Wim De Reu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Paradoxical Language on Language: A Study in Early Daoist Meta-language

14:20–14:40 Coffee break

14:40–16:40 Session Three
New Materials with New Perspectives: Japanese Perspectives on Chinese Philosophy Research
Chair and Commentator: Kurtis Hagen, SUNY Plattsburgh
Presenter (1): Takayasu Suenaga, Kagoshima University, Japan
On the Impact and Implication of the Discovery of the Guodian Manuscripts:
A Critical Reflection on the Current State of Japanese Research on the History of Pre-Qin Thought
Presenter (2): Keiji Hashimoto, Hiroshima University, Japan
Action in Wang Yangming: Encounter and Co-existence
17:00–18:30 Reception

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Second Day (Sunday, 21 March 2010)

10:00–12:00 Session Four
Future Possibility and Limitation of Contemporary Neo-Confucian Research in the 21st Century
Chair and Commentator: Stephen C. Angle, Wesleyan University
Presenter (1): Bau-ruei Duh, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Modern Neo-Confucianism: Its Influence at Taiwan and Theoretical Reflection
Presenter (2): Takahiro Nakajima, The University of Tokyo, Japan
New Confucianism in Modern Japan

12:10–13:20 Lunch break

13: 20–15:20 Session Five
Guideline for Life? or Texts for Philological Inquiry?: Japanese and Taiwanese
State-of-the-field of Yangming Neo-Confucianism
Chair and Commentator: Peter K. Bol, Harvard University
Presenter (1): Masaya Mabuchi, Gakushuin University, Japan
Post-War Japanese Research of Wang Yangming Neo-Confucianism Past and Present
Presenter (2): Ping-tzu Chu, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan
The Future of Confucianism in Taiwan

15:20–15:40 Coffee break

15:40–16:40 Session Six
Can Japanese Research on Chinese Philosophy Survive 21st Century?
Chair and Commentator: Takahiro Nakajima, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Presenter: Masayuki Sato, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
The Rise and Fall of Japanese Research on Chinese Philosophy: A Critical Look Back at Its Peculiarities

16:40–17:40 Roundtable Discussion
Co-Chaired by Masayuki Sato and Ping-tzu Chu
Discussants: Kurtis Hagen, Stephen Angle, Michael Puett

Harvard-Yenching Institute

Co-operated with
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)

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