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ISDP Forum: Ethnic Issues, National Identity and International Relations
September 30, 2014 - 10:00-11:30
With Dr. Tongdong Bai, Professor at the School of Philosophy, Fudan University, China.
In cooperation with the Confucius Institute at Stockholm University, ISDP cordially invites you to a lecture with Professor Bai Tongdong from Fudan University, China. During his presentation, Professor Bai Tongdong will discuss ethnic problems in contemporary China and present his ideas on how to address them by replacing the dominant nation-state model with a Confucian model of state identity. Professor Bai Tongdong will further discuss the treatment of ethnic problems in China, as well as problems of international relations and the world’s perception of China, issues which he sees as interconnected and closely related to each other.
Dr. Tongdong Bai holds a B.S degree in Nuclear Physics and an M.A degree in Philosophy of Science from Peking University, as well as a P.H.D degree in Philosophy from Boston University. He is a former Tenured Associate Professor in Philosophy at Xavier University in Cincinnati before becoming a Full Professor at the School of Philosophy at Fudan University. His research interests include Chinese philosophy and political philosophy, especially the contemporary relevance of Confucian Political Philosophy.
Some of his publications include: China-The Political Philosophy of the Middle Kingdom (Zed Books, 2012), What to Do in an Unjust State?: On Confucius’s and Socrates’s Views on Political Duty (Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, 2010) and Preliminary remarks: Han Fei zi—First Modern Political Philosopher? (Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 2011), among many others.
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RSVP to Ms. Pauline Dupuis at [email protected]
Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka.