Two Lectures in Boston on Thursday

An embarrassment of riches! This coming Thursday, interested folks in the Boston area can choose from the following two options (Prof. Ci’s lecture is part of the series he has been giving at Harvard; see here; see also here for a related conference on Friday):

Thursday, November 12, 4:30 p.m.

A Realistic Utopia for China, Democratic or Otherwise

Ci Jiwei, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong

Commentator: Stephen Angle, Professor of Philosophy and Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University

Harvard Law School, Austin Hall, The Morgan Courtroom

Thursday, November 12, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Values of Spontaneity

Professor Philip J. Ivanhoe, Chair Professor of East Asian and Comparative Philosophy & Religion, City University of Hong Kong; Director of the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP); Director of the Laboratory on Korean Philosophy in Comparative Perspectives

This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confucian and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period.

The Daniel C Morrissey ’88 and Chanannait Paisansathan, MD Lecture Series in Asian Studies, Boston College

Fulton 511, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA

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