17th International Conference for Chinese Philosopher was held successfully in Paris, 4-8 July 2011

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The 17th International Conference for Chinese Philosopher was held successfully in Paris, 4-8 July 2011. The conference theme was “Inter-culturalism and Philosophic Discourse: Retrospect and Prospect.” Over 200 participants attended the event.

2007 ISCP Business Meeting

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Minutes of ISCP Business Meeting (June 26, 2007, Wuhan, China)

Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation-ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy 2009

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CHINESE SUBMISSIONS
YOUNG SCHOLAR
“The Logic Structure ofShi as a concept in Chinese Philosophy”
Li Xi, graduate student, Aesthetics Research Center, Department of Philosophy, Peking University

ENGLISH SUBMISSIONS
YOUNG SCHOLAR
The prize will be shared between two entries
Honorable Mention

“’Not Laugh, Not be Tao’:
The Application of theTao Te Ching in the Drawings of Yue Minjun”
Francis Li Chung-hung, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

“Reconciling the ‘Self’ in Western Psychology and Buddhism”
Tonya Warren, M.A. student, Department of Philosophy, San Diego State University

ESTABLISHED SCHOLAR
“Confucian Care: Beyond the Colonial Politics of Feminism”
Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii—West Oahu

ISCP Banner

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President Bernard Li (left) has over the official ISCP banner to Vice President Yolaine

Escande (right), with Executive Director Vincent Shen present.

ISCP Business Meeting Minutes

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July 11, 16.00-16.30 p.m., Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei.

Presiding panel: ISCP President Bernard C. C. Li, Vice President Yolaine Escande, Executive Director Vincent Shen, Secretary Chenyang Li.

Vincent Shen called the meeting to order at 16.00p.m.

Bernard Li reported the process of preparing and holding the 16th international conference and thanked the staff for their contributions to the conference. He made two suggestions. First, he proposed that ISCP take upon the function of evaluating Chinese philosophy programs in higher education. As a reputable international organization, ISCP has the expertise for such a task. In doing so, it can protect Chinese philosophy programs from political interferences. Second, as an international academic organization, ISCP should become more active in leading scholarly research.

Vincent Shen began by thanking members of the ISCP executive committee and the conference team for their work. He made the following report. First, in accordance with a resolution at the 2007 Wuhan conference, last year a constitutional amendment was approved by members to add language of racial and gender equality in Section II. Second, ISCP has organized numerous successful conference panels at the American Philosophical Association’s meetings. It has appointed Dr. Yu Jiyuan as liaison to the APA Eastern Division, and Dr. Eric Nelson as liaison to the American Academy of Religion. Dr. Linyu Gu, managing editor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy has joined the executive committee as representative of the Journal. The year, ISCP will organize a small research conference in China. Although the conference will invite a limited number of scholars to present papers on a specific topic, all members are invited to attend.

Chenyang Li began by welcoming new members to ISCP and made the following report. The secretary has performed the following duties: maintaining communication with members, professional organizations such as FISP, and other interested parties; maintaining ISCP Website and Listserv; working with the nomination committee (Karyn Lai, Chen Lai, and Ann Pang-White) in carrying out the process of electing the president and vice president; working with Treasurer Xinyan Jiang in maintaining the membership record; and facilitating the 2009 Charles Fu Foundation essay contest. He asked for volunteers to help with the ISCP Website. He also asked members to spread word that now people can join ISCP or renew their membership through our website at WWW.ISCP-ONLINE.ORG. He announced that ISCP members can subscribe to the Journal of Chinese Philosophy at a discount rate.

Li also made the biannual financial report on behalf of the Treasurer Xinyan Jiang. There was not question from the audience.

After presenting their CVs, Shen moved to nominate Yolaine Escande as the next president and Yu Jiyuan as vice president. The motions were approved by acclamation. In accordance with the ISCP constitution, an Ad Hoc nomination committee will be established to examine candidates’ qualifications and to process the election.

In responding to Bernard Li’s suggestions, Shen moved that an exploratory committee be established to look into ISCP’s new function as an evaluative agency. His motion passed by acclamation.

Yolaine Escande said that she was glad to be hosting the 17th International Conference of Chinese Philosophy in Paris in 2011. She announced that the theme of the 17th conference will be “Interculturalism and Philosophic Discourse: Retrospect and Prospect.”

Finally, Bernard Li handed over the official ISCP banner to Yolaine Escande.

The meeting adjourned at 16.30p.m.

Respectfully prepared by Chenyang Li

16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy

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The 16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy “Towards the World: Philosophical Dialogue and Culture Conversation,” was held at Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, July 7-15, 2009. For more information, reports and photos see “Recent Events”

Vincent Shen hosts banquet

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ISCP Executive Director Vincent Shen hosts banquet in appreciation of the Local host of the 16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy (Taipei, December, 2009)

ISCP Elects New President and Vice President!

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Dear ISCP Members,

It is a great pleasure for me to announce, as the results communicated to me by Prof. Ivanhoe, Prof. Johanna Liu and Prof. Hsiao-hui Pan, members of the ISCP Ad Hoc Committee for 2009 election, that Professor Yolaine Escande, of French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) and Graduate School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences(EHESS), has been elected unanimously as the new ISCP President, and Prof. Jiyuan Yu, of New York State University at Buffalo, as the new ISCP Vice-President, both for a term of two years beginning from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. Congratulations to Prof. Yolaine Escande and Prof. Jiyuan Yu!!! Also I want to use this occasion to thank deeply, in the name of ISCP, Professor Bernard Li, who has served as ISCP President, and Prof. Yolaine Escande, who has served as ISCP Vice-President, in the past two years, for their dedicated service and excellent leadership. Their term will end on December 31, 2009. Let me say thank you, to Prof. Ivanhoe, Prof. Liu and Prof. Pan, for having done a great job as members of the Ad Hoc committee in this process of ISCP 2009 election. Looking forward to seeing you all soon, at the latest in two years at the ISCP international Conference of Chinese Philosophy to take place in Paris in 2011 summer.

Vincent Shen ISCP Executive Director Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture Department of Philosophy and Department of East Asian Studies University of Toronto

Constitution

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Constitution of
International Society for Chinese Philosophy

(Revision effective since December 13, 2007)

 

ARTICLE I

NAME AND OBJECTIVES

SECTION 1 NAME

This Society will be known as the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (hereafter abbreviated as ISCP). By “Chinese Philosophy” is meant the whole philosophical tradition and heritage within the span of Chinese history and the spectrum of Chinese civilization. The term “Chinese Philosophy” will also connote the logical, metaphysical, ethical, aesthetical, and epistemological thinking and reflection in reference to the Chinese philosophical tradition and heritage, Chinese language, Chinese society, and Chinese civilization.

SECTION 2  OBJECTIVES

This Society (ISCP) will be a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed for the purpose of uniting persons affiliated with the study and research of Chinese Philosophy or interested in promoting the study and research of Chinese Philosophy in both academic and non-academic circles. This society encourages creativity, innovation, and respects people’s difference in belief. It is firmly committed to sexual and racial equality, prohibits any discriminatory practice in all its activities and officer appointment.

The objectives of ISCP are set forth as follows:

a. To support, sponsor or co-sponsor conferences, seminars, workshops and the like on Chinese Philosophy solely or in cooperation with local, national, or international philosophical congresses or academic institutions.

b. To sponsor or co-sponsor philosophical, educational, cultural or scientific activities in cooperation with educational, cultural, philosophical, or scientific institutions or organizations in connection with the study and research of Chinese Philosophy.

c. To support and sponsor the editing and publication of the international research journal known as the Journal of Chinese Philosophy for the philosophical and scholarly community interested in Chinese Philosophy.

d. To support and sponsor the editing and publication of a periodic newsletter for the ISCP which will report on the academic activities of the members of this Society and other pertinent matters in the field of Chinese Philosophy.

e. To support and sponsor research projects in Chinese Philosophy as well as projects on research tools in Chinese Philosophy such as bibliographies, chronicles, directories, indices, and the like.

f. To support and sponsor travel to and from national and international conferences, and the like for the purpose of promoting the study and research of Chinese Philosophy.

g. To support, sponsor or co-sponsor community-oriented activities which are meaningful and fruitful from the point of view of promoting or enriching Chinese Philosophy and which will enhance the cultural values of Chinese Philosophy.

h. To promote and support all other scientific, literary, educational and philosophical activities complementary with the foregoing objectives.

ARTICLE II

LOCATION AND (PERMANENT) OFFICE

SECTION 1

The permanent office of ISCP is located on the premises of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. Any official documentation should be sent to this office in Hawaii for permanent filing.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1 CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP

The membership of ISCP shall be classified as follows: (1) Regular, (2) Life, (3) Institutional, (4) Student, (5) Associate, and (6) Affiliate.

 

SECTION 2 DEFINITION OF MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

(a) Regular Members: Regular membership will be open to any person who wishes to be affiliated with actual study and research of Chinese Philosophy or the promotion of such.

(b) Life Members: Life membership will be open to any person who wishes to make a financial contribution to the ISCP in the amount specified by its Executive Committee.

(c) Institutional Members: Institutional membership will be open to any bona fide institution which subscribes to the Journal of Chinese Philosophy and which wishes to make an annual financial contribution to the ISCP at a minimum amount as determined by its Executive Committee.

(d) Student Members: Student membership will be open to any student enrolled in an educational institution who has an interest in Chinese Philosophy.

(e) Associate Members: Associate membership is open to any person who does not wish to be a regular member but still wants to enjoy some of its privileges.

(f) Affiliate Members: Affiliate membership is a dues-exempt associate membership granted to advisors, corresponding members and other individuals by the authority of the Executive Committee.

All application for membership is subject to the review and approval of the Executive Committee.

 

SECTION 3 ANNUAL DUES

The annual dues for each of the five classes of paying membership shall be established by the Executive Committee of the Society and shall be renewable on January 1 each year. Membership status will be acknowledged after submission of a membership application form and payment of appropriate dues.

 

SECTION 4 THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND TO HOLD OFFICE

Only regular and life members are eligible to vote and to be an elected officer of the ISCP.

ARTICLE IV

BOARD OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

The governing body of the ISCP shall be a Board of Officers, which shall consist of the following:

The last six past presidents of the ISCP who are available and willing to serve;

The Vice-President or Vice-Presidents (if more than one has been nominated and elected) of the ISCP, during the term of office;

The President of the ISCP, during the term of office;

The various regional representatives of the ISCP, during the term of office;

The Secretary and the Treasurer of the ISCP, during the term of office;

The Executive Director of the ISCP, during the term of office;

And the Chair of the Board of Officers of the ISCP, during the term of office.

 

SECTION 2 ELIGIBILITY

Only regular and life members of the ISCP are eligible to hold office.

 

SECTION 3 TERM OF OFFICE

The Vice-President(s) shall be elected by the membership for a non-renewable two-year term;

The President shall be elected by the membership for a non-renewable two-year term;

The various regional representatives shall be appointed by the Board for a renewable three-year term;

The Secretary and the Treasurer shall be elected by the membership for a renewable five-year term;

The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Board for a renewable five year term;

The Chair of the Board of Officers shall be elected by the Board from among past presidents (who need not be among the last six) for a three-year term, once renewable. When the terms of office of the Chair and the Executive Director terminate simultaneously, the term of the Chair shall be extended for one year.

 

SECTION 4 NOMINATION OF OFFICERS

a) Nominations of the President, Vice-President(s), the Secretary and the Treasurer shall be made by the members of an ad hoc Nominating Committee appointed by the Executive Committee. The nominating Committee shall recommend no more than two candidates for each position. All nominations shall be voted upon in a manner established for all members of the ISCP.

b) Nomination of the Executive Director to the Board of Officers shall be made by the Chair of the Board of Officers who shall appoint the selected candidate on behalf of the Board.

c) Nomination of the Chair of the Board of Officers shall be made by the members of an ad hoc Steering Committee composed of the last six presidents.

 

SECTION 5 DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

The President shall preside at annual and special meetings of the ISCP and shall act as representative of the ISCP at the meetings or conferences of learned or academic societies with which ISCP is affiliated. The biennial congress of the ISCP is a primary responsibility of his/her presidency. He/She shall organize a program committee, and appoint the program committee chair and coordinator of the biennial congress of the ISCP. He/She shall keep the executive committee informed about progress in the organization of the biennial congress of the ISCP and be receptive to inputs of the executive committee.

 

SECTION 6 DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT

It shall be the duty of the Vice-President(s) to perform all the duties of the President either on his/her behalf or during his/her absence.

SECTION 7 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY AND THE TREASURER

The Secretary of the Society shall keep the minutes of all officially convened meetings. He/she shall see to it that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution. He/she shall keep a membership roll which shall be current at all times. He/she shall, in general, perform all duties incidental to the office of the Secretary and such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to that office by the Chair of the Executive Committee.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for the custody of all funds belonging to the Society. He/she shall disburse funds only in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution and the rules established by the Executive Committee, and he/she shall make a full written annual financial report to the Society.

Deputy Secretary and Secretary Assistants may be appointed by the Executive Committee to assist the Secretary should the need arise.

 

SECTION 8 DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director is the overseer of the Society both in its day-to-day administrative functions and in the execution of its long-term plans or projects. He/She shall act as Chair of the Executive Committee and shall appoint on behalf of the Board, in consultation with the current officers, the various regional representatives of the Society as well as such standing and ad hoc committees as authorized by the Constitution of the ISCP or by its Executive Committee. He/She is automatically a member of the program committee of the biennial congress of the ISCP and responsible for communication between the program committee and the executive committee.

Two deputy executive directors, one from the region of North America, another from the region of China, shall be appointed for a renewable five year term by the Chair of the Executive Committee in consultation with the current officers. It shall be the duty of these two deputy executive directors to assist in their respective region the executive director and to perform there all the duties of the executive director either on his/her behalf or during his/her absence.

 

SECTION 9DUTIES OF THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF OFFICERS

In addition to serving as Chair at Board meetings, the Chair shall be responsible for the nomination and appointment of the Executive Director on behalf of the Board.

ARTICLE V

THE HONORARY PRESIDENT

SECTION 1

The Society retains the option of electing an Honorary President for the purpose of honoring a senior distinguished scholar in the field of Chinese Philosophy. The Honorary President is a titular position carrying no duties whatsoever.

ARTICLE VI

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

The Society shall have a Board of Directors consisting of founding and incorporating members and more members elected by them. Founding Directors will serve on a permanent basis and the elected Directors will serve for a tenure of four years and in the fourth year the Board will elect their replacement. The Board of Directors is headed by a Chairman elected by the Directors.

 

SECTION 2 DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

The Board of Directors is instituted for the purpose of inaugurating officers of the Society, supervising major decisions and major policy changes of the Society, and protecting the general stability and well-being of the Society.

ARTICLE VII

BOARD OF ADVISORS AND BOARD OF SPONSORS

(A) BOARD OF ADVISORS

 

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

There shall be a Board of Advisors consisting of all past presidents, selected past officers of the Society, and other experienced individuals invited by the Executive Director on behalf of the Society during his/her term of office.

SECTION 2DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

The Board of Advisors shall advise the Society and its Executive Committee in all matters pertaining to the policies of the Society and the attainment of the objectives of the Society.

 

(B) BOARD OF SPONSORS

 

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

There shall be a Board of Sponsors consisting of life?time members and other individuals or institutions who have made substantial contributions to the Society.

SECTION 2 ROLE OF THE SPONSORS

The sponsors shall be highly regarded by the Society. They shall, however, in no way be allowed, in their capacity as sponsors, to influence or interfere with the policies of the ISCP.

ARTICLE VIII

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SECTION 1DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION

There shall be an Executive Committee of this Society consisting of the Executive Director, President, Vice President(s), Secretary, Treasurer, Editor and Co?Editor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, the last six presidents who are willing to serve, and other members appointed by the Executive Director who shall serve as its Chair.

 

SECTION 2DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

The Executive Committee shall make appropriate decisions regarding annual membership dues, acceptance of applications for membership into the Society, establishment of ad hoc Committees in accordance with the objectives of the ISCP and provide general guidelines for the preservation and maintenance of the ISCP.

 

SECTION 3 MEETING

The Executive Committee shall be convened at any time and place at the call of the Executive Director of the Society.

ARTICLE IX

STANDING COMMITTEES

SECTION 1 DESIGNATION

There shall be the following Standing Committees in this Society: (1) Academic Publication Committee, (2) Budgeting and Resource Committee, (3) Community and Publicity Committee, (4) Information and Communication Committee, (5) Membership Committee, (6) Program Committee, and (7) Research Committee.

 

SECTION 2 APPOINTMENT

The Chairs, Vice Chairs, and other members of all Standing Committees shall be appointed by the Executive Director on behalf of the Executive Committee.

 

SECTION 3 ADDITIONAL STANDING COMMITTEES

In addition to the Standing Committees listed in Section 1, other Standing Committees may be appointed by the Executive Committee from time to time as the need arises.

 

SECTION 4 TERM OF OFFICE

The term of office for each member of each Standing Committee shall be three years, renewable indefinitely.

 

ARTICLE X

REVISIONS

SECTION 1

Revisions or changes to this Constitution may be made by the Executive Committee and approved by a majority decision of the membership of the Society who have been notified and respond to announcement of such revisions and changes.

ARTICLE XI

LEGAL COUNSEL

SECTION 1

The Board of Directors shall appoint a legal counsel with the approval of the Executive Committee. Such counsel will serve a renewable term of five years from the date of his appointment.

Senior Member Antonio S. Cua Passes Away

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Obituary of Antonio S. Cua

Antonio S. Cua, a professor emeritus of philosophy of the Catholic University of America, an eminent scholar in Chinese philosophy and Comparative philosophy, and the author of many important scholarly works and the chief editor of Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, passed away on March 27, 2007. It is a great lost not only for his family and his friends, but also for the entire community of scholars in Chinese philosophy and Asian Studies, all deeply saddened by this sorrowful event.

Antonio Cua was born on July 23, 1932, in a Filipino Chinese family doing commercial business in Manila, Philippines. As a young man with a thoughtful mind rooted in Chinese culture with openness to the West, he started early to have a noble intellectual curiosity and made up his mind to pursue an intellectual life focusing on the core values of philosophies East and West. In order to understand better western culture and thought, after having his B.A. in philosophy and psychology from the Far Eastern University, Manila, in 1952, he came to the United States for graduate education in1953. He had his M.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1954, before he married with Shoke-Hwee Khaw on June 11, 1956. He has his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley, in 1958. Antonio Cua and Shoke-Hwee Khaw have one daughter, Athene Khaw, married to Greg Walsh.

Antonio Cua taught at Ohio University, Athens, first as instructor from 1958 to 1961, then as assistant professor of philosophy from 1961to 1962. Then he served as professor of philosophy and chairman of department at the State University of New York, College at Oswego, from 1962 to 1969. From 1969 to 1995, he served as professor of philosophy in the School of Philosophy, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, before he retired and became professor emeritus from 1996 until he passed away in March 2007.

Antonio Cua was an inspiring teacher, a great scholar and an eminent philosopher, and most importantly, a junzi in Confucian sense. His main intellectual interest had been in western moral philosophy, moral psychology and Chinese ethics, in particular Confucian ethics. His first work was Reason and Virtue: A Study in the Ethics of Richard Price(1966, revised 1998), in which he studied Richard Price(1723-1791), a first intuitionist and major British Moralist in the 18th Century. Then, in his second book, Dimensions of Moral Creativity(1978), Antonio Cua devoted his effort to constructing a map of the different aspects of moral experience with an emphasis on moral creativity, cumulating. This is the most favored book of his own, serving as the basis to most of his works in the past two and half decades. In the book, he focused on the role of paradigmatic individual as concrete embodiment of moral principles and ideals.

Antonio Cua took his another book, The Unity of Knowledge and Action(1982), as more personal because it was written under great inspiration in six weeks, somehow like the enlightenment that the philosopher studied in this book, Wang Yangming(1742-1529) himself had experienced. For Antonio Cua, from the academic standpoint, his Ethical Argumentation(1985) is most satisfying because of it’s being the first attempt to develop a Confucian theory of ethical argumentation and moral epistemology.

Antonio Cua was the chief editor of the Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, the first of its kind, which contains 187 long entries on major schools, thinkers, works and concepts in Chinese Philosophy. This is now the most comprehensive and useful scholarly reference book with exact information and original interpretation of Chinese philosophy and its history. Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy has been selected by the CHOICE as an outstanding academic title published in 2003. This encyclopedia was praised by many reviews as a milestone,
an ?poque making event in the history of Chinese philosophy in the English-speaking world, full of philosophical erudition and inspiring wisdom. In his Moral Vision and Tradition, Essays in Chinese Ethics(1998), Cua offered a comprehensive philosophical study of Confucian ethics, its basic insights and its relevance to contemporary western moral philosophy. Here the readers may find an analytical, critical and systematic presentation of Confucian ethics with its cardinal concepts and virtues, featuring intriguingly the vital essence of Confucian virtue ethics. His  contribution makes it possible for a creative interpretation of both Chinese and western traditions in view of a fruitful dialogue and in-depth solution of intercultural conflict. His last work, Human Nature, Ritual and History: Studies in Xunzi and Chinese Philosophy(2005), contains many treatises in depth of most interesting themes like human nature, reason and principle, moral  failure,…etc, showing his mastery and authority in the Studies on Xunzi(310-220BCE), one of the greatest Confucian in ancient China. In particular, Antonio Cua had developed there a theory of the ritual that includes ethical, aesthetical and religious dimensions of li(rites, rules or proper conduct). In short, the entire intellectual life of Antonio Cua consists, in his own words, in working for an “important contribution to the advancement and development of Chinese moral philosophy and comparative philosophy and western philosophy.

Because of his scholarly achievement, Antonio Cua had received many awards and honors, such as State University of New York research awards, 1966 and 1967; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship, 1982; Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Research/Lecture Grant; American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, 1982; Council on Philosophical Studies, 1967. Also, he had served as President of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy from 1978 to 1980; President of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy from 1984 to 1985. He was member of International Society for Chinese Philosophy (member of board of directors, 1978-81, president, 1984-85), American Philosophical Association, Mind Association, Aristotelian Society, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (president, 1978-80), Association for Asian Studies (president, 1978-79), Washington Philosophy Club (member of executive board, 1976-77), International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (advisor, 2001-2007).

The love and friendship of Antonio Cua will be always cherished by his family and friends, and the wisdom contained in his works will continue to inspire generations of scholars and students to come.

In order to pay tribute to this inspiring teacher, great scholar and eminent philosopher, the Journal of Chinese Philosophy will dedicate a special issue in memory of him. Also, Philosophy East and West will present a special feature with photo of Antonio Cua. The International Society for Chinese Philosophy will organize a special session in memory of Antonio Cua both in its international conference organized in late June, 2007, in Wuhan University, China, and the APA Eastern annual conference to take place in Baltimore in late December 2007. (Prepared by Vincent Shen, ISCP executive director)