Info. session for Fudan’s English-based MA program in Chinese Philosophy and Tongdong Bai’s Talk

17:30, Friday (Jan. 7, Beijing Time), my colleague and I will first offer an overview of programs at our department for non-Chinese students (especially the English-Taught MA and Visiting Program in Chinese Philosophy https://iso.fudan.edu.cn/_upload/article/files/08/2f/f2fbd7b54c9e896d5fe532b3b048/5eec2f38-196c-4a7a-a47d-f681c0b53583.pdf ). Then, at 17:50 or so, I’ll give a mini-talk on Montesquieu’s claim that China was a despotic country, followed by the Q&A about the programs and my talk.

Zoom Meeting ID: 857 9375 7432

Password: 225850

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Dr. Tongdong Bai is a full professor and the Shanghai Dongfang Chair Professor at the School of Philosophy at Fudan University in China. He held a bachelor degree in nuclear physics and a master degree in the philosophy of science from Peking University, and obtained his doctoral degree in philosophy from Boston University. He was a tenured associate professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati before he moved to Fudan. He was the first and so far the only tenured philosophy teacher from the U.S. who has returned to China as a full time faculty member. His research interests include Chinese philosophy and political philosophy, especially the comparative and contemporary relevance of classical Chinese political philosophy. He has published many articles in some prestigious journals in these areas, and has a book out in Chinese by the Peking University Press, A New Mission of an Old State: the Comparative and Contemporary Relevance of Classical Confucian Political Philosophy. The English and revised version of this book is now under review for its publication in the English-speaking world. He has also finished an introduction to traditional Chinese political philosophy that is presented from a comparative perspective, showing its contemporary relevance (China: The Middle Way of the Middle Kingdom), which is published by Zed Books in its “World Political Theories.” At Fudan, he launched an MA, Visiting Student, and Auditing program in Chinese philosophy with courses taught in English. This program is intended to promote the studies of Chinese philosophy in the world, and is targeted at students who wish to learn Chinese philosophy, but whose Chinese is not good enough yet for them to do so in Chinese. Approaching the second year of its establishment, the program is the most successful program of its kind in China, with students and applicants who major in philosophy, classical studies, East Asian studies, and etc., and who have the honor of Summa Cum Laude or study at the honor programs from their colleges that include Oxford, Columbia, Toronto, Leiden, Tel Aviv, and etc. Dr. Bai can be reached at: baitongdong@gmail.com

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