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Faces of Confucius Lecture Series

A series of six public talks by internationally renowned Sinologists from universities in the USA, Europe and Asia.

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The speakers will discuss central aspects of the diversity of Confucianism.

 

 

Confucianism in China today - change of date and venue

Confucianism in China today will now be held on Thursday 10 July at the Confucius Institute for Scotland.

The papers from this lecture series will be published.

These events are presented by the the University's Confucius Institute for Scotland.

Venues

The first five talks will take place in the Raeburn Room, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.

The sixth and final talk will take place in the Confucius Institute for Scotland, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh.

Event details

Lecture 1: Confucius Envy: The burden of the Chinese commentator to shape the sage

Speaker: Prof Rudolph G Wagner, Heidelberg University.Online booking for this event has now closed.

Monday 14 April 2008, 5.00pm

Monday 14 April 2008, 6.30pm

Lecture 2: Cultic Confucius

Speaker: Prof Thomas A Wilson, Hamilton College. Online booking for this event has now closed.

Monday 21 April 2008, 5.00pm

Monday 21 April 2008, 6.30pm

Lecture 3: The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism

Speaker: Prof John Berthrong, Boston University.Online booking for this event has now closed.

Monday 19 May 2008, 5.00pm

Monday 19 May 2008, 6.30pm

Lecture 4: Lives of Confucius: The Analects vs the Historical Records' Accounts

Speaker: Prof Michael Nylan, Berkeley University.Online booking for this event has now closed.

Tuesday 3 June 2008, 5.00pm

Tuesday 3 June 2008, 6.30pm

Lecture 5: Confucius the Enlightened Philosopher

Speaker: Prof Joachim Gentz, University of EdinburghOnline booking for this event has now closed.

Monday 9 June 2008, 5.00pm

Monday 9 June 2008, 6.30pm

New date and venue confirmed

Lecture 6: Confucianism in China today

Speaker: Prof Wang Hui, Tsinghua University.Online booking for this event has now closed.

Thursday 10 July 2008, 4.30pm

Thursday 10 July 2008, 6.00pm

Confucius Institute for Scotland, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 5HP.

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Speaker biographies

Biographies of all speakers are available on the Confucius Institute website.

Contact details

For more information on this event, including any accessibility enquiries, please contact Ms Mingjie Johnson.

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The Confucius Institute for Scotland

The Confucius Institute for Scotland is a national centre to promote economic, educational and cultural ties between Scotland and China.

The Institute organises events in culture, politics and business and also offers tailor-made courses.