In June I delivered one of the keynote addresses for the International Society for Chinese Philosophy conference held at UC Riverside, June 20-23. I'm grateful to Lisa Raphals for the invitation to contribute and to Cheng Chung-ying, Tang Siufu, and other audience members for stimulating questions.
My talk was titled "Standards Cannot Stand on Their Own." It surveys selected contributions to Ruist philosophy of laws and institutional standards, from Xunzi through to the Qing dynasty figures Gu Yanwu and Huang Zongxi. The talk is adapted from a book project in progress. The slides are here.