Prof. Tu Weiming will give a keynote speech at the 2011 National Chinese Language Conference. The conference will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Tel: 1-415-771-1400.
Professor Tu will give his speech in Plenary Session:
Date: April 15, 2011,
Time: 12:30 – 2:15 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon B, Ballroom Level
New Confucianism in a Global Age: A Conversation with Professor Tu Weiming
Professor Tu Weiming of Harvard University and Peking University is a world-renowned scholar of Confucianism and its relevance to contemporary society. He has been instrumental in developing a dialogue among civilizations, particularly between the post-Enlightenment culture of the Western world and the modern transformations of Confucian humanism in the countries of East Asia. He has called for what he terms “New Confucian Humanism” to become “a source of inspiration for human flourishing in the twenty-first century” by contributing to the development of a worldwide “culture of peace that emphasizes communication, negotiation, dialogue, and reconciliation.” Join us for an engaging and insightful conversation with one of the leading thinkers of the modern age and learn what our students need to understand about how the Confucian values that have defined East Asian civilization for millennia continue to have resonance for the contemporary world.