Forum III: Enlightenment and Its Chinese History

Date: September 9th, 2011, 9 am to 12 am

This forum is dedicated to Chinese facets of the Enlightenment. In this sense, enlightenment is an omnipresent phenomenon that cannot be limited to a single event in European history. Were there instances when a kind of enlightenment was evident in China at an early stage in Chinese intellectual history, even before the so-called Chinese Enlightenment Era before and after the turn of the 20th century?

Programme

Speeches
Professor Rudolf G. Wagner Ph. D., Senior Professor Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University, Co-Director Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows”, Heidelberg University

Professor Tang Yijie, Director of the Research Institute for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, Philosophy Department, Peking University

Panel discussion

Chair:

Chen Lusheng, Vice Director, National Museum of China

Michael Kahn-Ackermann, Former Regional Director Goethe-Institut China, Senior Advisor to the Confucius Institute

Panel discussion with:

Professor Rudolf G. Wagner Ph. D., Senior Professor Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University, Co-Director Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows”, Heidelberg University, Germany

Professor Tang Yijie, Director of the Research Institute for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, Philosophy Department, Peking University

Dr. Henrik Jaeger, Institute for Philosophy, University of Hildesheim

Professor Chen Lai, Director of the Department of Philosophy, Tsinghua University (The Tsinghua Academy of Chinese Learning)

Contact

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dialog@stiftung-mercator.de
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Programme

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