Messages from the Current board (2012-14)
President: Tongdong Bai, Fudan University
1. Continue with the transformation of ACPA. ACPA was founded mainly as
an association of philosophers who are ethnically Chinese and are doing
philosophy in North America. Working with two other ACPA board members, I
have been helping to transform it to an association that promotes Chinese
philosophy and comparative philosophy in America. The works include:
establishing an emailing list, organizing panels at APA, etc. In particular,
we have been working with other Chinese philosophy organizations (such as
ISCWP), and have organized a stealth-mini-conference on political realism
(Han Fei Zi, Machiavelli, and Hobbes) (APA Pacific 2010) that will encourage
comparative engagements. I will work with other elected board members to
continue with these works. 2. Continue with our coordination with other
Chinese philosophy groups.
3. Explore the opportunity to start an annual international conference of Chinese philosophy.
4. Establish closer connections with philosophers and philosophy institutions in the Chinese-speaking world by organizing conferences, establishing visiting programs, and promoting book projects and other publication venues.
Vice President: Huaiyu Wang, Georgia College & State UniversityI will keep up my service for the community of philosophers working in the area of Chinese philosophy. As I fulfill various duties of ACPA such as organizing APA panels and maintaining the well development of the organization, the primary orientation of my service is to facilitate the communication among scholars and students working in the field of Chinese philosophy and to promote the status of Chinese philosophy in contemporary philosophical research.
Secretary/Treasurer: Steven Geisz, University of Tampa
I work in Chinese philosophy, philosophy of mind, and political philosophy, and my current research focuses on philosophical psychology and conceptions of embodiment in early Confucianism and various stages of Daoism.