3rd Annual Midwest Conference on East Asian Thought

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

March 31 – April 1, 2006

Friday, March 31


3:15 – 4:45:  Zen Buddhism

 Joel Krueger, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, "The Extended (No-)Self in Classical Zen Buddhism and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind"

 Tao Jiang, Rutgers University, "Linji’s Synchronic Approach to Emptiness"

5:15:  KEYNOTE

 Thomas Kasulis, Ohio State University

Saturday April, 1

9:30 – 11:00:  Chinese Thought in Literary Works

 Jingsong Ma, University of Toronto, "Literature Originates in Dao"

 Keith Knapp, The Citadel, "The Subtle Art of Avoiding Profit: The Mercantile Adventures of a Pair of Fifth-century Confucian Exemplars"

11:15 – 12:45:  Daoism

 Brian Hoffert, Naperville College, "Zhuangz’s Response to the Warring States Problematique"

 Robin Wang, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, "Dancing with Yingyang: The Art of Emergence"

12:45 – 2:15:  Lunch

2:15 – 3:45:  Japanese Perspectives

 Jennifer Cullen, University of California Los Angeles, "The “Chastity Debate” of Japan"

 Aiko Okamoto MacPhail. Indiana University, "Philosophy of Language in Arai Hakuseki"

4:00 – 6:30:  Mencius

 Dan Robins, University of Michigan, "The Roots of Mohism"

 Tongdong Bai, Xavier University, "A Mencian Version of Limited Democracy"

 Franklin Perkins, DePaul University, Mencius on the Body and the Self"