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Power, Wealth, and a Confucius for Today
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:30pm
Power, Wealth, and a Confucius for Today

The Institute for Asian Studies at Portland State University celebrates 15 years of programming excellence and the launch of our 2012-2013 programming season.

Please join us for a special lecture by
Peter K.  Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages & Civilization at Harvard University

Power, Wealth, and a Confucius for Today

Peter K.  Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages & Civilization at Harvard University

DATE:  Friday, October 26, 2012

TIME:  6:30-8:00 PM

LOCATION:  Portland State University, Lincoln Hall, room 75 (1620 SW Park Ave)

FREE and open to the public.

Description:
Over the last 2500 years Confucius has been several times reinterpreted to make him speak to the present. And so it is again today. There is a Confucius for authoritarians and a Confucius for the liberal critics of authoritarianism. But does Confucius and the Confucian tradition really have anything to say today?

Dr. Peter K. Bol is a renowned scholar of Neo-Confucianism and Chinese history. His research is centered on the history of Chinese thought and society from the 8th through the 17th centuries.  He is the author of Neo-Confucianism in History.  In addition to his work as a professor and researcher; Dr. Bol directs the Center for Geographic Analysis, the China Historical Geographic Information Systems project, and the China Biographical Database project.

 PSU Parking is FREE on Friday's after 5:00 PM.  View PSU parking lot locations >>

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Sponsored by the PSU Institute for Asian Studies and the Confucius Institute at Portland State University.

Promotional co-sponsorship by: Portland Center for Public Humanities at Portland State University, World Affairs Council of Oregon, and the NW China Council.

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