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Confucius Institute (PSU) presents: “Dialectic in Hegel, the Yi Jing, Mao and Beyond"
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 6:30pm to Friday, March 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

By Professor Robert Allinson of the Department of Philosophy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The "Yì Jīng", also known as Zhouyi, is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The lecture will focus on 1) the differences between Hegelian dialectic and the concept of opposites in the Yi Jing; 2) the early pre‐Marxist philosophy of Mao and how he came into contact with German philosophy while still in his teen‐age years; 3) a look at Mao's later adaptation of the Hegelian dialectic and the Yi Jing in his work, 'On Contradiction'; 4) examine the question of whether Hegelian dialectic or the Yi Jing plays a greater role in influencing the subsequent history of China.

Professor Robert Allinson has been invited to be a Visiting Professor at Peking University and Fudan University, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and other universities in China including Nanjing University. His books on Chinese philosophy are now being used at Yale University in their courses as well as numerous universities in the US, Europe and the PRC. His book, Understanding the Chinese Mind with Oxford University Press is in its 10th impression and another of his books is translated into Chinese and Korean.

When: Friday, March 15th, 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm (The CI Chinese Corner starts at 6:00 PM)

Where: School of Business Administration Building, Lecture Hall 490 (631 SW Harrison Street, Portland OR 97201)

Parking is free after 5:00 PM on Fridays at PSU Parking Structures

Free and Open to the Public

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