International Conference on the HOLIC Workshop 2022 “Textual Analysis as the Basis for Understanding Chinese Logical Thought”

Online | Tsinghua University
15–17th Jan 2022

The logic research centre of Tsinghua University warmly invites you to join us in attending the “Textual Analysis as the Basis for Understanding Chinese Logical Thought” international workshop. 

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Jana S. Rošker, Christoph Harbsmeier, Yiu-ming Fung, Fenrong Liu, Dirk Meyer, and Joachim Gentz in order of presentation.

For the full program, please check our workshop website:


The conference will be held online on January 15-17, 2022, 16:30-21:00PM (Beijing Standard Time).  

       The conference will be held on Zoom platform (Meeting ID:894 1963 2234). Registration is required from here:

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the organizers, Jeremy Seligman 谢立民 Ai Yuan 袁艾; Yinlin Guan 管银霖


The schedule is as follows:


Jana S. Rošker (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Methodological Problems in Transcultural philosophy: (post)Comparative Approaches and the Method of Sublation

Wenqing Zhao (Whitman College, USA)
A Confucian Perspective on the Right to Bereavement

Michaël Schapers (Tsinghua University, China)
The Fullest Extend of Truth: Applying Text-Structural Analysis for an Aesthetic Interpretation of the Xunzi’s Argument of ‘cheng 诚’

Christoph Harbsmeier (University of Oslo, Norway)
Towards a Logical Typology of Philosophical Speech Genres

Lisa Indraccolo (Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University)
Taxonomies, Attributes and Conceptual Categories in the Gōngsūn Lóngzǐ 公孫龍子

Ai YUAN(Tsinghua University, China)
Rhetorical Questions in the Daodejing: Argument Construction, Dialogical Insertion, and Sentimental Expression 

Yiu-ming Fung (Tunghai University, China)
Naming and Propositional Attitudes in Ancient Chinese Philosophy

Zhiqiang Sun (Tsinghua University, China)
The Inference Pattern mou in Mohist Logic – A Monotonicity Reasoning View

Maëlle Havelange (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Comparison between Chinese and Western Logic/Philosophy, With a Case Study Example of the “White Horse Discourse”

Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University, China)
Lost in Translation:  Logic, Ancient Chinese and Modern Authors 

Avital Rom (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Without a Sound: Musical Silence as an Agent of Sound in Early Chinese Thought

Yun Xie (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Argument by Analogy in Ancient China

Dirk Meyer (University of Oxford, UK)
Dialectics in Chinese Philosophy: The Case of *Mìng xùn

Jacob Bender (Peking University, China)
Alienation and Attunement in the Zhuangzi, “Webbed Toes” (駢拇)

Yinlin Guan (Tsinghua University, China)
Zhi 知 in the Laozi

Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Parallelism as Means of Including the Middle

Xie Kaibo (Tsinghua University, China) and Peter van Emde Boas (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Logic, Patterns, and Text Tree Mind Maps: Analyzing the Logic of Sun Tzu, “the Art of War”