3rd Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP)

Friday, April 15, 2016

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Brower Commons, Conference Rooms A&B (2nd Floor)
145 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901


Tao Jiang (Rutgers University, Religion)
Ruth Chang (Rutgers University, Philosophy)
Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University, Philosophy)


Eddy Keming Chen (Doctoral Student, Rutgers University, Philosohy)


Breakfast/Coffee – 8:30

8:55 a.m. Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PANEL 1

 Click to read:   Wagging Tails and Riding Elephants: Why Study Non-Western Philosophy?

Presenter: Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)
Conversant: Owen Flanagan (Duke University)

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. –TEA BREAK

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PANEL 2

 Click to read:   A Substantive Pluralist Theory of Truth in Early Chinese Philosophy: Wang Chong on 實 (Shi)

Presenter: Alexus McLeod (Colorado State University)
Conversant: Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego)

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH (on site)

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. PANEL 3

Click to Read:  Yuan 怨 in Early Confucian Thought: With Insights into Escaping the Predicament

Presenter: Winnie Sung (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Conversant: Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley)

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. TEA BREAK

4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PANEL 4

 Click to read:  Harmony, Relativism, and Natural Daos

Presenter: Hagop Sarkissian (City University of New York, Baruch College)
Conversant: David Velleman (New York University)

6:15 p.m. DINNER (by invitation only)

Special thanks to our sponsors whose generous support has made this workshop possible:

Confucius Institute of Rutgers University
Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies
School of Arts and Sciences Humanities Dean
Rutgers China Office
Department of Religion
Department of Philosophy

Please RSVP to Ms. Susan Rosario at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, April 4 if you plan to attend. Seating is limited. All inquiries should be directed to Ms. Rosario. Update: As of 3/18/16, we are starting a waiting list as the RSVP list has reached capacity.