New lecture series: Centuries of Dialogue: Asia and the West

New lecture series: Centuries of Dialogue: Asia and the West

A new lecture series taking place this autumn, Centuries of Dialogue: Asia and the West, will take listeners on a fascinating intellectual journey  through 500 years of encounters between South and East Asian philosophical traditions and Western thinkers.

Discover how these encounters have helped to shape and transform European, North American, and Asian cultures. Explore the extent of Western understanding of ancient Asian ideas and practices through the study of classical and modern Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist traditions of thought.

A number of nationally and internationally renowned scholars will lead the journey:



11 September 2014:   Simon Kow, University of King’s College
“China in Enlightenment Political Thought”

2 October 2014:         Dhruv Raina, JNU, Delhi, India and Ruprecht-Karls Universität, Heidelberg
“Rewriting the History of Science and Philosophy in Late Colonial India”

16 October 2014:       Robin Wang, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
“Yinyang: The Way of Ways”

23 October 2014:       Roger Ames, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
“Confucian China in a Changing World Cultural Order”

6 November 2014:      Sundar Sarukkai, Manipal Center for Philosophy and Humanities, India
“Indian Logic as Semiotics” (via video)

20 November 2014:     Christopher Austin, Dalhousie University
“The Brahmin Sannyasi: The Role of Renunciation in Orthodox Hindu Philosophy”

All lectures will be held at 7.00 PM in the KTS Lecture Hall, Academic Building, University of King’s College.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact, Douglas Berger.

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