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.
On Feb. 16, 2011, Prof. Tu Weiming, an internationally recognized expert on Confucianism, delivered the Annual Lecture on Eastern Religious Thought at the University of Toledo. In his lecture, Prof. Tu discussed “Listening to Confucius”. To see the video, click here.
Faith Matters is a new WGTE series that explores contemporary religious issues, beliefs and practices of the great religious traditions of the world. Discussions include Religion & Violence, Religion & Consumerism, Contemporary Islam & Women.
In an upcoming episode “Confucianism & Prof. Tu Weiming“, Dr. Jeanine Diller, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy & Program in Religious Studies at the University of Toledo talks with Professor Tu Weiming, Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University and Professor of Harvard University about traditional Confucianism and the development of Confucianism in modern life.
Korea’s English language newspaper, Korea Herald, published on 2011-02-28 an interview with Prof. Tu Weiming titled “Confucianism helped Korea in financial crisis” (you can read the interview here). In the interview, Prof. Tu Weiming argues that Korea was able to overcome the recent global financial crisis due in part to Confucian influence on Korean society, where people generally work hard without expecting immediate reward.
Dr. Tu Weiming delivered the Annual Lecture on Eastern Religious Thought on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Prof. Tu discussed “Listening to Confucius” in the Student Union Auditorium (see the announcement here).
While in Toldeo, he also recorded the fifth episode of “Faith Matters.” “Faith Matters” is a TV mini-series about contemporary religious issues that airs monthly on WGTE Public Media.
A dialogue between Prof. Tu Weiming and Prof. Homi Bhabha was held at 2010 Beijing Forum at Peking University on May 20th, 2010. The dialogue was moderated by Prof. Wu Zhipan. Prof. Tu Weiming is the Director of Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and a Lifetime Professor of Philosophy Peking University. He is also Research Professor and Senior Fellow of Asia Center at Harvard University. Prof. Homi Bhabha is the Director of the Humanities Center and the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. The dialogue is in English, while moderator communicates in both English and Chinese. Recorded in PAL.
Dr. Lee Samuel is the General Director of Ecopeace Asia Corporation and a philosopher. In November 2009, both Dr. Lee Samuel and Prof. Tu Weiming attended World Philosophy Day in Moscow. During a break between the events, Prof. Tu and Dr. Lee carried out the scholarly dialogue recorded in the video. The dialogue is in English.
Peking University Law School Reports:
December 21, 2010, at the joint invitation of associate professor Bin Ling of Peking University Law School and the Charity, Sports and Legal Research Center of Peking University, Professor Tu Weiming and the chief partner of S&P Law Firm Li Qing lectured at Peking University Law School. The theme of the lecture was “the Great Learning and the Confucianist Way of Governance.” Prof. Tu and Mr. Li discussed their interpretations and understandings of Confucius “Great Learning” and the implications of the classic in today’s governing practice.
World Philosophy Day is annually observed on the third Thursday of November to honor philosophical reflections around the world. It is a day for people to share thoughts, openly explore and discuss new ideas and inspire public debate or discussion on society’s challenges.
World Philosophy Day 2011 is on Thursday, November 17, 2011.