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Philosophy, Writing and Wayward Curiosities from Will Buckingham

The Duracell Bunny and the Deputy Political Commissar

The Duracell Bunny and the Deputy Political Commissar

In which I give a speech about Viagra and the Duracell Bunny for the benefit of the Deputy Political Commissar of the Armed Police General Armament Department.

A. C. Graham on the Uses of Divination

A. C. Graham on the Uses of Divination

A note on divination from the scholar of Chinese philosophy, A. C. Graham

Under the Radar, Close to the Ground

Under the Radar, Close to the Ground

So, I'm leaving academia. Let's see what happens next.

New Year Thoughts on Grief and Friendship

New Year Thoughts on Grief and Friendship

Grief, friendship, Chinese food and the turning of the year.

The Cheerfulness that Keeps Breaking Through

The Cheerfulness that Keeps Breaking Through

In memory of Leonard Cohen and Elee Kirk.

A Poem for Elee

A Poem for Elee

A translation of a poem by Zhang Rong, in memory of Elee Kirk.

The Flaws of Writers

The Flaws of Writers

The medieval Chinese writer on the flaws of writers.

On Vacation: Reeling in the Mind

On Vacation: Reeling in the Mind

Nourishing life to nourish your writing, and nourishing writing to nourish your life.

Giving Thanks at Thirty Thousand Feet

Giving Thanks at Thirty Thousand Feet

A thanksgiving gift, from Chengdu Airlines.

The Hard Cross-Cultural Problem in Philosophy

The Hard Cross-Cultural Problem in Philosophy

The monoculture of the global academy, and the challenge of doing philosophy cross-culturally.

Writing, Work and Ease: Liu Xie

Writing, Work and Ease: Liu Xie

The Chinese writer Liu Xie on writing without the struggle.

Two Tales of Horse-Training

Two Tales of Horse-Training

Contrasting thoughts on the metaphor of horse-training, from Buddhism and Daoism.