Can Confucianism Save the World? Reflections by Three Contemporary Political Thinkers
- Prof Daniel A. Bell, Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy; Director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Philosophy, Tsinghua University
- Prof Joseph Chan, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
- Prof Tongdong Bai, Dongfang Chair Professor of Philosophy, Fudan University
Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014
Venue: Lobby, Oei Tiong Ham Building, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Now this is really a bold title for a conference! To quote Haun Saussy: doesn’t such a title almost unavoidably “bid” Confucian statements “unrealistically high”? And Saussy has many more interesting thoughts on such gestures (see his Great Walls of Discourse and Other Adventures in Cultural China, 2001, pp. 118-145).
I thought that title sounded familiar: http://warpweftandway.com/2009/06/26/confucianism-saving-the-planet/