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Confucian China in a Changing World Cultural Order
October 13, 2016 - 08:00-17:00
By Roger T. Ames
The Professor Roger T. Ames’ unique interpretations and translations of classical Chinese texts written by Confucius, Lao Zi and Sun Zi have changed a whole generation’s view of Chinese philosophy in the West and have made Chinese classics more accessible to Western readers. His works have addressed centuries-long misunderstandings of Chinese philosophical ideas that have prevailed in the West. Says Professor Ames: “Greek philosophy is basically about spiritual and theoretical development. In many Western religions the ultimate goal is the salvation that will bike one to another world after death. Confucianism is different. It focuses on our present life. Confucianism is about full social participation. In my opinion, the primacy given to vital relations in Confucian philosophy may revolutionize our understanding of global relations.
This lecture is free of charge. Last day for registration is November 7th 2016.