Confucianism Today: Culturally Relevant? - A Round Table Discussion with Noted Visiting Chinese Scholar Yu Dan

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DATE   Thursday, 3 August, 2017
TIME   6pm-8pm
VENUE Theatrette, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW
Attendance is free but registration is required due to limited seating capacity. Please RSVP HERE (opens in a new window).

Confucian ethics and Confucian values have experienced a revival in China in recent years. This philosophical system dates back over two thousand years. Its original essence is however contested in academic circles. A panel of Australian experts and a well-known Beijing-based scholar will discuss how Confucianism should be understood today, and whether it has any relevance to life in modern Australia.

The discussion will be in Chinese and English, with interpretation.

The panel will comprise:

Yu Dan于丹, Professor, Vice Dean of Art and Communication School, Beijing Normal University; Dean of Beijing Institute of Culture Innovation and Communication

Shirley Chan 陈慧, Associate Professor, Chinese Studies, Macquarie University; President, Chinese Studies Association of Australia

Sean Moores周思频, Lecturer in Chinese and East Asian Thought, Asian Studies Program, University of Sydney

Dimitris Vardoulakis, Associate Professor, Deputy Chair of Philosophy, Western Sydney University

Moderator: Jocelyn Chey 梅卓琳, Professor, Director of Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University