Neo-Confucianism Seminar Next Friday

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday, May 4, from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

We will have two presenters (listed here in alphabetical order):

  • Agnes Chalier will present the paper “Many Voices of Earlier Chinese Texts and their Relationship to China, Today.”
  • Wen-Sheng Wang of National Chengchi University, Taiwan will present the paper “How Can we Express What is Implied in Our Life?   A Comparative Examination of Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt, and Tang Chun-I.”

The earlier start time will enable interested members to attend the Comparative Philosophy Seminar at 5:45pm.

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

For further information, and to obtain copies of the papers, you may contact one of our three co-chairs: Yong Huang of Kutztown University, Tao Jiang at, or On-cho Ng at

One reply

  1. Although she deals with slightly later texts than the Warring States texts on which Stephen Walker focuses, Agnes Challer’s paper might be seen in some ways a rebuttal to the strong claims of “misology” (hatred of reasoning) that Stephen has been defending (most recently at the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought).

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