Lecture by James A. Benn
Friday, June 2, 2017
Location: Allen 140
The Tang Dynasty (618-907) is considered the Golden Age of Chinese poetry with such poets as Li Bai and Du Fu. The values associated with tea today were found in the poetry of the period. Literati, poets, and Buddhist monks developed new standards of appreciation and connoisseurship as they celebrated tea’s virtues in verse, in all levels of society
Lecture by Zhenhua Yu, East China Normal University
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Location: Eugene Public Library
This talk will introduce the evolvement of the Chinese Mind from the Axial Age to the present in the perspective of world philosophy. It will focus on traditional Chinese wisdom in Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in ancient China and its interaction with Western thought since 17th century, and underline some important features of the Chinese Mind on the basis of the rich intellectual history of China.
Dr. Yu Zhenhua, Professor and Dean of the Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University (ECNU); Yangtze River Scholar, Ministry of Education of China; Fulbright Research Scholar, New York University (2016-2017); Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute (2006-2007). Co-director of Knowledge and Action Lab, Joriss, between ECNU and Ecole Normale Superieure/Lyon, France. His fields of interest include epistemology, metaphysics and comparative philosophy. He has published books How is Metaphysical Wisdom Possible? (2000, 2015), The Tacit Dimension of Human Knowledge (2012), and dozens of articles in Chinese and international journals.