DeBary at Oct 5 Neo-Confucianism Seminar

Wm. Theodore de Bary, among the most influential scholars of Confucianism in the United States, will be discussing a paper titled “Neo-Confucianism and the Core Curriculum” at the Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar on Friday, October 5. These seminars are open to any interested parties; contact the organizers for a copy of the paper (which should be read in advance). Details follow. (Also, note that the organizers are soliciting ideas for future sessions this year.)

The first session of the 2012-2013 academic year of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday, October 5, from 3:30 to 5:30pm.  We will meet in the Board Room on the first floor of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.  Please note the earlier starting time.

Our presenter for this session is Professor Wm. Theodore de Bary.  His paper is titled “Neo-Confucianism and the Core Curriculum.”

All are welcome to attend.   Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues.  Please join us after the seminar for dinner at the Columbia Cottage restaurant, which is located on the corner of Amsterdam and 111th Streets.

Here is our schedule for the coming year.  All sessions are in the Heyman Center.

  • Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, 4:00-6:00pm — Common Room
  • Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 4:00-6:00pm — Board Room
  • Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 4:00-6:00pm — Board Room
  • Friday, March 1, 2012, 4:00-6:00pm — Board Room
  • Friday, April 12, 4:00-6:00pm — Komoda Room
  • Friday, May 3, 4:00-6:00pm –To be announced

Many of our sessions are still open.  We can schedule up to two speakers per session.  If you have a paper or work in progress that you would like to present, please contact one of our organizers: Yong Huang, (, Tao Jiang (, On-cho Ng (<>), or Deborah Sommer (<> or<>).   We welcome papers from any period related to Confucian studies.

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