Activities

Professor Tu has participated in numerous conferences and committees as moderator, chair, panelist, and speaker. This list highlights his activities in the last few years. Year 2003

  • Chair, International Advisory Board of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • Co-Moderator, Aspen Institute Executive Seminar Asia.
  • Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute.
  • External Reviewer of Republic of China Ministry of Education’s “Project of University’s Pursuit of Academic Excellency”.
  • Member of Advisory Board of Chinese Cultural Quarterly (China).
  • Member of Advisory Board of Contemporary (Taiwan).
  • Member of Advisory Board of Cultural China (Canada).
  • Member of Advisory Board of Journal of Chinese Management (Hong Kong).
  • Member of Advisory Board of Journal of Humanities (Hong Kong).
  • Member of Advisory Board of Social Theory (China).
  • Member of Advisory Board of Tendency.
  • Member of Advisory Board of Twenty-First Century (Hong Kong).
  • Member of Committee of 100.
  • Member of Editorial Board of Asian Thought and Society.
  • Member of Editorial Board of Philosophy East and West.
  • Member of International Advisory Board of the Chinese Heritage Center (Singapore).
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the Harvard-Yenching Library.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee to the Program Committee of the Eastern Section of American Philosophical Association.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics.
  • Member of the Committee on Ethnic Studies.
  • Member of the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies.
  • Member of the Council on Asian Studies (John B. Fox, JR).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Asia Center.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.
  • Member of the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute.
  • Member of the Publication Program Committee of the Asia Center.
  • Member of the Standing Committee on the Study of Religion.
  • Moderator of the Harvard Seminar in Confucian Studies.
  • The Group of Eminent Persons selected by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the year of Dialogue among Civilizations.
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Confucian Association in Beijing.

Year 2002

  • Beijing Harvard University Alumni Reunion, May 13-15.
  • Chair, International Advisory Board of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • Chinese Institute of Engineers in San francisco, January 19.
  • Co-Moderator, Aspen Institute Executive Seminar Asia.
  • External Reviewer of Republic of China Ministry of Education’s “Project of University’s Pursuit of Academic Excellency”.
  • External Reviewer of the Radcliff Institute Fellowship.
  • Guest Speaker at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College.
  • Guest speaker at the conference “The Dialogue among Civilizations: Diversity and Common Values” at the Goethe Institute and Boston University.
  • Harvard Taiwanese Society, Keynote speaker, February 16.
  • International Forum for Social Development in NYC, February 7-8.
  • Keynote speaker at Reverence for Life Seminar at Salado Institute.
  • Member of Committee of 100.
  • Member of International Advisory Board of the Chinese Heritage Center (Singapore).
  • Member of the Advisory Committee to the Program Committee of the Eastern Section of American Philosophical Association.
  • Member of the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute.
  • Selection Committee of the American Coucl of Learned Societies.
  • Talk at Berea College, April 4.
  • The Academia Sinica conference, January 7.
  • The Confucian Humanism and the Contemporary World conference, February 28 – March 1. Co-sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and China’s Friendship Association with Foreign Countries at the AAAS.
  • The Confucian Seminar Annual Workshop, May 28.
  • The Dewey conference co-sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and Boston Research Center, April 5-6.
  • The Global Culture and the US Security conference in Washington, D.C, April 18.
  • The Triglav meeting at the AAAS, March 8-9.
  • The UN meeting on Dialogue among Civilizations, Berlin, Germany, May 15-17.
  • University of Missouri at St. Louis, Symposium on East Asina Studies and Policy Making, February 9.
  • University of the South, speaking on “A Confucian Perspective on Human Rights”, April 11.
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Confucian Association in Beijing.
  • Wing Tsit Chan lecture at University of Pittsburg, March 14.
  • Workshop on Globalization and the Dialogue Among Civilizations and the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedies, March 15-16.

Year 2001

  • An Exploration, Talk jointly sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Korean Institute, Harvard University, December 11. “Yi T’oegye’s Intellectual Self-Definition.
  • Conference on Multiple Modernities, Berlin, Germany, May 10.
  • East Asian Studies Program Sophomore Tutorial Lecture on Neo-Confucianism, December 11.
  • Fengqi Lectures in East China Normal University (Huadong Shifan Daxue, Shanghai), October 22-23.
  • Globalization and China
  • Hong Kong Institute of Education, November 30.
  • Interviews with the 2002-2003 Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar program candidates in China, September.
  • Keynote speaker at the Kanagawa Foundation, November 10.
  • Keynote speaker, Joint Alumni Association of Chinese Universities and College in Northern California, San Francisco, CA, January 6. “Cultural China and the Public Intellectual.”
  • Lecture at Bowdoin College, November 15.
  • Lecture on Human Civility and the World at Harvard Humanist Forum, November 18.
  • Lectures in the “Fifth Tasan Memorial Lectures in Philosophy” Series, November 3-7. “The Ecological Turn in New Confucian Humanism
  • Nuclear Disarmament Forum in Kandersteg, Switzerland, July 29-30.
  • The “What is Classics?” conference in Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, P. R. China, December 15-16.
  • The 14th Symposium on Chinese Social Sciences (Tokyo, Japan), December 21.
  • The Academia Sinica Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, June 29-July 4.
  • The Confucian-Islamic Dialogue Conference in New York, August 12-13.
  • The Confucius and the 21st Century symposium in Qufu, Shandong province, P. R. China, September 26-28.
  • The Daedalus Conference in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, September 24.
  • The Dialogue among Civilizations Conference in Dublin and New Jersey, May 28-June 3.
  • The Executive Seminar on Asia, the Aspen Institute, August 17-24.
  • The Ninth International T’oegye Studies Award ceremony, October 14-16.
  • The Triglav conference at the AAAS, November 16-17.
  • The UN Dialogue among Civilizations Conference in Beijing, September 11-12.
  • The UN Dialogue among Civilizations Conference in Qatar, September 3-6.
  • The Zhuzi conference (Malaysia), December 1.
  • The conference on Neo-confucianism in Singapore, October 28.
  • World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland), January 25-30. “How Do Different Religions Shape Us,” Panelist; “What is the Essence of Chinese Culture,” Panelist; “No More Heroes in the World,” Panelist; “Writing History the Right Way,” Panelist.

Year 2000

  • Baccalaureate Speaker, Lehigh University Commencement, June 3-4.
  • Co-Moderator, Aspen Institute “Asia Seminar”, Maryland, March 24-31.
  • Co-Moderator, Aspen Institute Executive Seminar Asia/50th Anniversary Symposium, Aspen, Colorado, August 13-18.
  • Commemoration of the 870th Anniversary of the Death of Philosopher Zhi Xi, East China Normal University, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, October 7-12.
  • Conference on Sinology, New Tendencies in World Culture, Contemporary Confucianism and World Culture, Academia Sinica, June 29 – July 1.
  • Copenhagen Seminars in conjunction with World Summit for Social Development of UN, Geneva, June 26-28.
  • Fudan University, October 9-10. Chinese Contributions to America: An International Academic Conference, New York City, October 20-21. Keynote Speech Topic: “The Dialogue of Civilizations and Cultural China;”Lecture Topic: “Implications of the Harvard-Yenching Institute’s Humanities Idea for American Culture.”
  • Interfaith Council’s forum: Enlightened Leadership and Human Responsibilities, Harvard JFK School, May 10-11.
  • Islamic-Confucian Dialogue, Harvard University, May 22-23.
  • Keynote Speaker at the International Conference of Religious Studies: Meeting the Millennium, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 30 ?January 1. Topic: Dialogue among Civilizations in the New Axial Age.
  • Keynote Speaker, Conference on Ethics and Religion for a Global 21st Century, Chapman University, March 23-25.
  • Keynote Speaker, International Symposium on Religions in Our Future Society, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea, September 21-22. Topic: “Globalization and the Dialogues Among Civilizations: Vision for the Culture of Spirituality in the 21st Century.”
  • Keynote speaker, “Developing a Peaceful, Democratic and Prosperous Chinese Community,” Taipei City Government Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, November 12-13. Topic: “Cultural Issues Pertaining to the Cross- Strait Relationship.”
  • Keynote speaker, Dialogue of Civilizations: The Global Significance of Local Knowledge; Third Conference of Harvard-Yenching Alumni in China Suzhou, China, August 24-27.
  • Keynote speaker, Searching for New Directions of East Asian Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, November 23-24. Topic: “The Global Significance of Local Knowledge: A New Perspective on Confucian Humanism.”
  • Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders United Nations, New York City, August 28-31.
  • Panelist at the Toda Institute’s Conference on Dialogue among Civilizations: A New Peace Agenda for a New Millennium, Okinawa, Japan, February 11-13.
  • Panelist, Cortona 2000: Science and the Wholeness of Life, Cortona, Italy, September 13-17.
  • Panelist, UN Universal Ethics Millennium Conference, New York, April 12. Topic: “Ethical Dimensions of Global Problems.”
  • Plenary Speaker at the International Congress on Culture and Humanity in the New Millennium: The Future of Human Values, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, January8-10. Topic: “Confucianism Humanism in the 21st Century: Dialogue among Civilizations and the Public Intellectual.”
  • Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, April 20-22. Topic: “A Confucian Critique of Enlightenment Mentality.”
  • Seminar on Values and Market Economies, The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Paris, January 19-21.
  • South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China, September 25.
  • Speaker and Panelist, “Religion and Politics in Asia”, Images of the World Festival, Copenhagen, August 4-6.
  • Special Seminar on China-European Union, Aspen Institute Italia Cernobbio, Italy, November 10-11.
  • Studies of Zhu Xi and East Asian Culture Seminar: Commemorating the 800th Anniversary of the Death of Zhi Xi, Taipei, Taiwan, November 16-18.
  • Tenth Anniversary of University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, April 27-28.
  • The 20th International Advisory Board Meeting, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, January 7.
  • The 8th East-West Philosophers’ Conference, Hawaii, January 9-21.
  • Thomas Berry Lecturer and Recipient of the Thomas Berry Award, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City, August 30.
  • Thomas Clark Lecturer, University of Kentucky, April 13-14.
  • Triglav Biannual Meeting, Harvard Business School, April 14-15.
  • Wei Lun Memorial Lecturer, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong September 25 – October 5. Topic: “Implications of the dialogue Among Civilizations for Cultural China.”
  • World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, January 27-28.

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