Cancellation: Tang Chun-I Visiting Professorship Public Lecture (29/10/2018)


Call for Papers: Philosophy of Negation: The Concept of the Negative in Classical German Philosophy

For conference details, please see.


Obituary of Prof. Fok Tou-hui

The Department of Philosophy mourns the passing of Mr. Fok Tou-hui, retired professor of the Department, on 6 June 2018 in Beijing at the age of 78. We offer our deep condolences to his family.

Mr. Fok was born in Hainan in 1940. He came to Hong Kong in 1957. Since 1964 he was under the tutelage of Mr. Tang Junyi and graduated from New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies two years later. He then went to Otani University, Kyoto in 1969 to pursue his doctoral studies. He began his 27 years of service at the Department in 1972, teaching Chinese philosophy, Buddhism, and Indian philosophy. In 1982 he was co-appointed by New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies as a researcher. As the founder of the Dharmasthiti Group, Mr. Fok was acclaimed for his deep devotion to promoting Confucian studies, life education and xingqing education. In 2009, Mr. Fok and the Dharmasthiti Group participated in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Department and the centenary of Mr. Tang Junyi by co-organizing the international conference “New Directions in Chinese Philosophy” and the exhibition “Guardian of the Spiritual Value of Chinese Culture: Tang Chun-I Centenary Exhibition”. Mr. Fok will be dearly remembered by all of us as an exemplary teacher and a keen supporter of our Department.

May he rest in peace.

Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
8 June 2018


Recruitment of Senior Lecturer / Lecturer (Closing Date: December 11, 2017)

Department / Unit: Department of Philosophy
Closing Date: December 11, 2017

Applicants should have (i) a Master’s degree or above with specialization in Chinese or Western philosophy; (ii) at least ten years’ post-Master teaching experience in tertiary education (for Senior Lecturer rank) or at least four years’ post-Master teaching experience in tertiary education (for Lecturer rank); and (iii) competence to teach a wide range of courses is an advantage. The successful candidate will mainly teach a variety of courses as selected from the department’s curriculum in general education courses, which include Logic, Art and Methodology of Thinking, Chinese Culture and its Philosophy, Outlines of Chinese Culture and so on; in addition to some courses in the philosophy major program as may occasionally be required.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to two years commencing August 2018, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Website: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=170002AV&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00


Recruitment of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Closing Date: November 30, 2017)

Department / Unit: Department of Philosophy
Closing Date: November 30, 2017

Applicants should have a relevant PhD degree and specialize in Chinese philosophy, preferably in Pre-Qin period. Preference will be given to candidates with publications in both Chinese and English. Applicants for Associate Professorship should have good teaching experience and a strong record in research. The appointee will (a) teach undergraduate (including general education) and postgraduate courses; (b) conduct research; and (c) undertake administrative duties. Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing in August 2018, which, subject to mutual aggreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applicants should submit a full CV, publications or sample writings, and 3 letters of recommendation via online application system, or to the Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Website: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700024F&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00






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Obituary of Professor Liu Shu-hsien

The Department of Philosophy mourns the passing of Liu Shu-hsien, Professor Emeritus of the Department, on 6 June 2016, in Taipei, at the age of 82. The Department offers our deepest condolences to Mrs. Liu and his sons, James and Jeff.

Professor Liu was born in Shanghai in 1934. He graduated from the National Taiwan University and received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. He first taught at Tunghai University (1958–1962) and Southern Illinois University (1966–1981) before joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1974, Professor Liu was invited to join the Department and later appointed as the chairman. In 1981, he formally resigned from Southern Illinois University and became Chair Professor of the Department until his retirement in 1999. Professor Liu had served the Department, the Faculty of Arts, New Asia College as well as the University for over two decades. During the time he supervised a number of graduate students, most of whom are now teaching at local universities. His great contribution to the tertiary education of Hong Kong has been remarkable. In terms of research, Professor Liu was a prolific writer, and his works have been the sources of inspiration for generations of students and researchers. In addition, his lifelong effort to reinterpret and reconstruct Confucian humanism has won him the honor of the representative of the third generation of Contemporary Neo-Confucianism. Since his retirement from the University, Professor Liu had moved to Taiwan and become affiliated with the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy of Academia Sinica.

The exemplary role model of Professor Liu as a scholar, teacher, and advisor will be dearly remembered by all of us.

7 June 2016


Call for Papers: “2016 Sngapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy”

Conference Dates: 29–30 Apr, 2016
Submission deadline: 30 Dec, 2015
Notification ofrnacceptance: 31 Jan, 2016


29-30 April 2016

Organized and Sponsored by Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Singapore-Hong Kong Symposium on Chinese Philosophy aims to foster dialogue and
interaction among scholars and advanced graduate students primarily based in Singapore, Hong
Kong, and Macau. Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of Chinese Philosophy, as well as papers dealing with comparative issues that engage Chinese perspectives. Speakers will be selected through a review of abstracts. While preference will be given to those from the region, participants from any geographic areas are welcome. The language of the Conference is English. Speakers coming from abroad will be provided with accommodations during the Conference, and lunches and dinners will be served for all speakers.

Please submit 1-2 pages abstracts for review to SHKConf2016@gmail.com
Submission deadline: 30 Dec 2015
Notification of acceptance: 31 Jan 2016
Should you have any enquiries, please contact HUANG Yong at yonghuang@cuhk.edu.hk

Programme Committee:
CHENG, Chung-yi (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
HUANG, Yong, Committee chairman (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
LOY, Hui-Chieh (National University Singapore)
MOELLER, Hans-Georg (University of Macau)
PERKINS, Franklin (Nanyang Technological University/DePaul University)
ROBINS, Dan (The University of Hong Kong)


ISCP2015 – Call for Papers

19th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)

Theme: Chinese Philosophy in the Contemporary World
Date: July 21 – 24, 2015
Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Submission of panel or paper proposals: by November 30, 2014
Communication of acceptance: by January 31, 2015
Submission of full papers: by May 15, 2015
Registration: by May 31, 2015

For more details, plesae visit http://phil.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/iscp/

Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
International Society for Chinese Philosophy


Graduate Conference – Call for Papers: “Forms of Rationality: Perspectives from German Philosophy and Beyond”

Graduate Conference

“Forms of Rationality: Perspectives from German Philosophy and Beyond”

27–29 May, 2015

A Graduate Philosophy Conference will be hosted by the Department of Philosophy of the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 27­–29 May, 2015. The Conference, with the theme “Forms of Rationality: Perspectives from GermanPhilosophy and Beyond”, is part of a joint project with the Institute ofPhilosophy of the University of Bonn under the Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme. A delegation of seasoned and young scholars from the University of Bonnwill take part in the Conference.

We invite graduate (including both master and doctoral) students working in philosophy to submit papers based on their current research. Papers related to the general theme of the Conference are particularly encouraged, butthose on ANY OTHER topics are also welcome. The language of the Conference is English. Selected papers may be published after the Conference.

Submissions should not exceed 4,000 words. Each paper will be given 20–30 minutes for presentation, plus 10-15 minutes for Q&A. The paper should be submitted with an abstract (150–200 words), an updated CV and a cover letter.

Email submissions to: mycheung@arts.cuhk.edu.hk
Submission deadline: 28 February, 2015
Notification of acceptance: 14 March, 2015

All participants whose papers are accepted for presentation will be provided with meals and accommodations atthe Chinese University of Hong Kong during the Conference. However, they have to make their own travel arrangements as there will be no funding for travel.

For all enquiries, please email:mycheung@arts.cuhk.edu.hk