DeBary at Columbia Neo-Confucianism Seminar

The first session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies for the 2014-2015 academic year will convene Friday, October 3 from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. At this session we will celebrate the work of Prof. Wm. Theodore de Bary, who was recently awarded a 2013 National Humanities Medal.

He will discuss the award and what it is based on, and we will have a small reception for him.   For more information on the medal, please visit the following website:

All are welcome to attend.   Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues.  Please join us immediately after the seminar for dinner at a location to be announced.

We usually meet on the first Friday of the month.  Here are our future dates: November 7, 2014; December 5, 2014; February 6, 2015; March 6, 2015, and April 3, 2015. We usually meet in the Board Room of the Heyman Center, which is located on the main Columbia University campus just north of 116th Street and east of Amsterdam Avenue.

If you have any questions, you may contact one of our co-organizers: Ari Borrell (, Tao Jiang (, or Deborah Sommer (

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