Newsletter June 2022

Dear all,

We want to thank everyone who interacted in the process of organizing as well as during the two days of the 2022 Online Symposium of the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy. We wrote a short feedback here. We are also working on some video presentations that we will publish soon.

We will organize an open discussion online to discuss what to do as our next common project (for instance along the lines of our previous project on the meanings of Nature in East and South-East Asia). If you are interested in collaborating on our next common project, please fill up your availabilities here by July 6th.

Other upcoming events and calls:

As usual, if you have any question, suggestions, event, publications, call for paper, ideas for projects or anything else to share, please feel free to contact us!

Best wishes,

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz 
Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

Invitation to the Online Symposium of the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

Dear all,

The program for NAEP’s first Online Symposium on 17-18 June 2022 is ready!

We will explore the diversity of environmental philosophies in Asia thanks to over twenty presenters from a dozen countries, from India to Japan. The program includes special sessions to approach Asian Environmental Philosophy from the perspective of philosophical traditions, policy, indigenous knowledge, as well as movies and literature. We will also hold two interactive workshops to debate about “Nationalism and Environmental Philosophy in Asia” and discuss the meanings of “nature” in Asia as well as future projects of the network.

Participation is free and online.

Please register and download the full program from here.

Everyone is welcome. Share widely!

As usual, if you have any question, suggestions, event, publications, call for paper, ideas for projects or anything else to share, please feel free to contact us (asiaenviphilo@gmail.com)!

We are looking forward to your participation!

Best wishes,

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz 
Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

December 2021 Newsletter

Dear all,

We are excited to announce that we are organizing NAEP’s first public Online Symposium, on 17-18 June 2022 on the theme “Diversity of Environmental Philosophies in Asia”. We welcome abstracts (200-250 words) for individual presentations, panels and workshops proposals (submission by email to asiaenviphilo@gmail.com, by February 21st 2022). Participation is free and the primary language is English, but we welcome suggestions in other languages. We are interested in a broad range of questions including but not limited to:

  • Can we speak of “Asian Environmental Philosophy”?
  • How is environmental philosophy conducted and practised in different contexts and traditions in Asia?
  • What are the influences of these ideas on the local ways of life?
  • What could be the role of Asian environmental philosophies in a global context?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities faced by environmental philosophy scholars in Asia?
  • What is the role of Indigenous knowledge in Asia to address environmental issues? 

Please share the Call for Papers widely. You can download the document and the poster from here !

Other upcoming events and calls:

If you have any question, suggestions, event, publications, call for paper, idea for projects or anything else to share, please feel free to contact us (asiaenviphilo@gmail.com)!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz 
Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

September 2021 Newsletter

Dear all,

Welcome to our new members!

The network’s project on the diversity of conceptions of “nature” in East Asia and South-East Asia is progressing, and we are looking forward to sharing with you later the outputs of our working group. Meanwhile, if you would like to join us, just write to us!

Upcoming events and calls:

If you have any question, suggestions, event, publications, call for paper, idea for projects or anything else to share, please feel free to contact us (asiaenviphilo@gmail.com)!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz 
Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

June 2021 Newsletter

Dear all,

We have exciting news! We are organizing a workshop on the Meanings of Nature in East and South-East Asia. This project aims to show the high diversity of conceptions of “nature” (and therefore of conceptions of humans) in East Asia and South-East Asia.

Please find the invitation with the details here. To facilitate the discussions during the workshop, we would like to collect draft contributions in advance. If you are interested in contributing and if you have any question, concern or suggestion, please send us an email as soon as possible (asiaenviphilo@gmail.com), and we will be in touch.

Outputs:

  • Get to know each other, encourage collaboration, and develop NAEP.
  • Online workshop around July 21-31. Fill up the doodle by June 20th!
  • Publish a co-authored peer-reviewed paper with the results of the contributions and discussions.
  • Feature each contribution on NAEP’s website.

Other upcoming events and calls:

  • Virtual Event “Writing with Water: Postcolonial Eco-literature in Taiwan” on June 29 2021.
  • Call for paper for the Online Critical Legal Conference “Ecocide/Speciesism: Legislating Hierarchy, Interdependence, Death” on 2–4 September 2021 (Deadline: 30 June 2021).
  • Call for paper for the Palgrave Handbook of Southern Green Criminology (Deadline abstracts: 1 July 2021).
  • Call for paper for the Special issue of the Journal Criminological Encounters “Critical green criminology goes rural: environmental crimes, harms and conflicts in rural areas and communities” (Deadline abstracts: July 28, 2021).
  • Call for Papers: Journal of Ecohumanism (Deadline: 30 September 2021).
  • Call for paper for the Fourth International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life on January 17-19, 2022 (Deadline: October 1, 2021).

Any upcoming event, publications or call for paper to share? Please feel free to contact us, and we will share them widely.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz 
Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

Newsletter February 2021

Dear all,

Happy new year! 明けましておめでとうございます。新年快乐! 

Do you have any stories about the worldviews of nature? Any upcoming event, publications or call for paper to share? Please feel free to contact us, and we will share them widely.


Upcoming:

  • March 3-4: Event on animal ethics in Japan (in Japanese), no registration needed
  • By March 25th: Call for Paper for the The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature
  • By April 1st: Applications for the Mind & Life Summer Research Institute 2021, online, are open (scholarships are available)
  • Readings: A few chapters of the book Environmental Ethics are about Asian environmental philosophy: Cross-cultural Explorations are about Asian environmental philosophy (Kirloskar-Steinbach M., Diaconu M., ed. 2020). Check them out here.

We wish you a wonderful year 2021,

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz

Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

June Newsletter

Dear all,

Welcome to our new members! Thank you for joining us and continue to spread the word!

This time, we travel to Mongolia. In Mongolian, “nature” can be expressed as “baigali” (Байгаль, ᠪᠠᠶᠢᠭᠠᠯᠢ), echoing the name of Lake Baikal.

If you want to share your stories about the worldviews of nature, please feel free to contact us. Texts can be short and the format is free.

If you have any other information to share with the network (events, new publications, conferences, call for paper, etc.), let us know and we will spread the word.

Upcoming

  • Call for paper for the Asia Pacific Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (APSAFE) Virtual Conference, Dec. 3-16th 2020, online. Deadline for submissions: June 30th.
  • Online lecture on July 3rd 2020 (in Japanese) on “After Covid19: Minamata patients’ ecological philosophy” by Orika Komatsubara. Register by July 2nd.
  • “Coursera” Online Free course on “Asian Environmental Humanities: Landscapes in Transition”, Start on July 20th 2020.
  • Call for paper for a Special Issue of the Asian Affairs Journal on the subject of “The Environment and Social Justice in Asia”. Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2020.
  • Call for a Special Issue for the Journal “Ethical Theory and Moral Practice” on Ethics in Asian Philosophical Traditions. Deadline for the first round of applications: October 1, 2020.

Have a beautiful day!


Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz

Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

March Newsletter

Dear all,
Welcome to our new members! Thank you for joining us and continue to spread the word!
Did you know that in the Philippines, animals are sometimes considered as the gods’ pets? Thanks Mira Reyes for her inspiring short article about environmental thought in the Philippines.

We are still looking for short presentations about the state of environmental philosophy in each country/culture. Please let us know if you are interested in writing a short summary about environmental philosophy in your country (about 500 words or less)

If you are have some information to share with the network (events, new publications, conferences, call for paper, etc.), let us know! We will share it on our website, mailing list and Facebook page.

Upcoming:
– Call for Papers “Towards Climate Justice: Eco-Strategies for Survival” by March 31st 2020.
– Some of our members will speak about environmental justice at the Annual Conference on Asian Criminology Society, October 2-5 2020 in Kyoto, Japan.
– The Conference of Asian Contemporary Philosophy will be held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), on Sept. 1-3 2020. Some talks will also approach Asian environmental philosophy. The Call for Paper should come soon.
Have a beautiful day!

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz 
Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

Call for members

We are developing a Network for Asian Environmental Philosophy, to facilitate exchanges between scholars, and to make their work more visible. Our primary goal is to support works related to environmental philosophy within Asian traditions of thoughts broadly conceived or related to grassroots perspectives on environmental issues in Asia. We want to provide a platform to foster communication and exchanges between people working in Asian environmental philosophy.

Would you be interested in joining us?

We plan to create a mailing list to share with each other new publications and events related to Asian Environmental Philosophy. If you agree, we would also like to add your name, interests and publications on the website (www.asiaenviphilo.com), so that other scholars can find you easily. 

If you are interested, please fill the form on the website (https://asiaenviphilo.com/get-connected/).

The network is fully non-profit and based on volunteer work by some members. We use English as communication language, but we are very happy to include your publications in other languages.

If you know anybody else who might be interested in our project, feel free to share this information with them and in your own network.

Feel free to contact us if you have any question or comment.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

            Laÿna Droz and Orika Komatsubara

Join us!

Welcome! We created this network because we felt the need to have a platform to share, exchange and make visible Asian environmental philosophy. We are just getting started, so feel free to follow us and join us!
We are also looking for active members to help us develop the network and manage the (coming) website and social media, so if you are interested, please do contact us!
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

みなさん、こんにちは!
私たちはページを立ち上げました。アジアの環境哲学の情報を英語で発信するページです。これから各地でアジアの環境哲学を研究しているみなさんの情報を共有し、お互いに交流するためのプラットフォームを目に見える形で作っていく予定です。
始めたばかりですが、どうぞフォロー・参加してくださいそして、これからこのネットワークを広げ、制作中のウェブサイトやソーシャルメディアをいっしょに運営してくれる人を探しています。また多言語を加えることも考えています。急ぎませんので、もし興味がある方がおられたら、ご連絡ください。よろしくお願いします。

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