Zhao Tingyang Lecture at Harvard this Wednesday

How to Make a World of Perpetual Peace

Prof. Zhao Tingyang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; HYI Visiting Professor of East Asian Thought)
Discussant: Professor Stephen Angle (Philosophy and East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University)

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

The new problem of our times is that of a failed world rather than failed states. Globalization has brought us to the unpleasant fact that our supposed world is actually a non-world. Rather than dealing with the problems of globality by means of modernity, we must make a world, one of perpetual peace, with an ‘all-under-heaven’ system that reaches beyond the nation state system, with relational rationality emphasized more than individual rationality.

2 replies on “Zhao Tingyang Lecture at Harvard this Wednesday”

  1. I am sorry I missed this fascinating lecture and would like to hear if Prof Zhao Tingyang is going to give another.
    But in the meantime I would like to extend an invitation to him. Our common friend in France Prune Berge told me i should try to contact him but I do not have his email address.
    If it is at all possible please give him my telephone number which is:
    508 6361353

    Warm greetings to him

    Svetlana Rockwell

    • Dear Svetlana, Please email me directly (see the “Contributors” page for my contact info) and I’d be happy to send you his email address.

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