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PAST ISCP AWARDEES

The Biennial CHARLES WEI-HSUN FU-ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy

Three prizes of $2,000 each are offered for the best essays in the area of Asian philosophy, two awards for graduate students of begining faculty (within five years of receipt of the Ph.D.), one each in Chinese and English, as well as one award for a senior scholar. Awardees are required to attend the biennial conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy conference to present their winning essays.

Decisions will be rendered by separate panels of scholars, drawn from the membership of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy. Funding (up to $1000) also will be provided for the winners to travel to the biennial ISCP conference.

The 2007 conference is scheduled for Wuhan, People's Republic of China.

ELIGIBILITY
The contest is open to

  1. Young scholars beginning their careers, such as graduate students or assistant professors within five years of receipt of their Ph.D.), as well as independent scholars of comparable standing. Awardees are required to send a conference submission to ISCP and attend the conference to present the winning essay.
  2. Senior scholars in need of funding to attend the conference.

SUBMISSIONS
Three copies of the essay (double-spaced, 12 point Times Roman font), should be sent directly to the Fu Foundation office. Previously published papers are not acceptable. SUBMISSIONS SHOULD NOT EXCEED 5000 WORDS OR 2O PAGES (excluding notes and bibliography).

DEADLINE: October 15, 2006

JUDGING CRITERIA
The purpose of the contest is to encourage young scholars who show promise of making important contributions to the study and development of Chinese philosophy or Asian philosophy related to Chinese thought. Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. CREATIVITY: original philosophical insights, such as East-West comparisons.
  2. COHERENCE: a cogent, well-argued presentation.
  3. SCHOLARSHIP: competence in dealing with philosophical texts and interpretations.

The CHARLES WEI-HSUN FU Annual Essay Contest in Field-Being Philosophy and Non-Substantialist Thought.

Each of the two winners recieves an award of $1000, plus transportation to the conference (up to $500), with board and lodging at the conference provided by IIFB($450):
*2003 conference cancelled

2002 AWARDEES

KYOO E. LEE, PH.D.
London, England
"The Madness of Measuring Madness: Revisiting Foucault vs. Derrida
in Descartes's Madmen as a Field-Being Issue"

PROFESSOR JINMEI YUAN
Department of Philosophy, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska U.S.A.
"Exploring the Logical Space in the Patterns of Classical Chinese Mathematical Art"

PROFESSOR YOURU WANG
Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey U.S.A.
"Dao Must Flow FreelyThe De-substantalization
of Buddha Nature in the Platform Sutra"

 


2001 AWARDEES

WANG QINGJIE
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
"Heng and the Temporality of Dao: Heidegger and Laozi"

Joint Prize

FRANZ RIFFERT
University of Salzburg, Austria
"On Non-Substantialism in Psychology:
Convergencies BetweenWhitehead and Piaget"

JIN Y. PARK
American University, U.S.A.
"Politicizing Kung-an:
Zen Buddhism and Julia Kristeva's Feminist Poetics"

Honorable Mention

WENYU XIE
Fuller Theological Seminary, Arcadia, California
"The Field of Possibility: Zhuangzi and Kierkegaard"


2000 AWARDEES

ROBERT ELLIS
University of Lancaster, Department of Philosophy,UK
"Lakatos and Non-Dualistic Ethics"

SIMON JAMES
University of Duram, Department of Philosophy,UK
"Awakening to Language in Heidegger and Zen"

Honorable Mentions

In Life and Death Studies
MAJA MILCINSKI
Universa v Ljubljana, Filozofska Fakulteta
"Uroboros and the Open Circle: Two ways of Approaching Impermananence"

In Environmental Concerns
ZHIHE WANG
Claremont Graduate University
"John Cobb's Postmodern Eco-economic Theory"