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News for November 2010

Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture vol. 14 (Aug. 2010)

by , 20 Nov 2010 | in periodicals | no comments yet

We have just received (on surface) the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, vol. 14 / August 2010, which is published by the Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture of Sungkyunkwan University, a private academia located in Seoul and Suwon, South Korea, which was established in 1398 and is considered one of the foremost universities in the country. Here (in pdf) a paper on the institution, its aims and its history.

The papers of the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture deal with Confucianism, its idea and idealsand the more recent studies on it. They are written either in Korean with a summary in English, or in English.

Table of contents, papers: "Thoughts of Rite and Economic Activities" by Kakumyo Kanno; "Postmodernity of Confucian Sociology" by Lee Young-chan; "About the Source of Liji - Yueji's "Li" Ideology and.." by Wang yi; "Zhu Xi's Theory of Li & Qi's Sameness and Difference..." by Xing Liju; "Speculation on the Identity of the Compiler of Zhu Ru Ming Dao" by Tian Zhizhong; "primary Study on Lin Dong-cheng's Mind..." by Jia Qianchu, Chen Hanming; "The Introduction and Introspection to the Confucianism Cncepts of Kang Youwei" by Wei Yixia; "The Discourse of Modernity and the Conceptualization of Asia by Chinese Intellectuals" by Cho Keong Ran; "Modern Japan and Transforming Confucianism" by Baiyeong Park; "The Inherent Characters of the Human Mind As the Defining Characteristic..." (in English) by Kim Yon-jae.


Innovation via Sanskrit: The World Sanskrit Book Fair, Bangalore, January 7-11, 2011

by , 4 Nov 2010 | in exhibition | no comments yet

Sanskrit as a modern language to popularize and stimulate innovation enabled by Sanskrit and its rich knowledge base: this is the main object of the 1st World Sanskrit Book Fair, which will be held in Bangalore, India, on January 7-11, 2011. The fair is expected to promote modern Sanskrit Literature and showcase the learning of the language based on new methods and approaches.

The Sanskrit Book Fair is sponsored by th The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and the goverment of Karnataka. This is an interview on the initiative by Mallepuram G. Venkatesh, vice-chancellor of Karnataka Sanskrit University. Here two articles on the event from the Deccan Herald and The Hindu.