A book launch workshop Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought: Contributions to a Global Discourse? will take place from 5.30pm to 7pm, Friday, 29th November 2013 followed by a drinks reception at the Confucius Institute for Scotland. All welcome.
The topic of this recently published book is not about the diversity of Chinese religions but rather how the various religious traditions of China in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary times have reflected on and reacted to the fact of religious diversity.
The event will be introduced by Dr.Steven Sutcliffe (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh)and contributors of the book chapters will speak at the event.
Prof. Barend Ter Haar (Chair of Chinese at the University of Oxford)
Dr. Adam Yuet Chau (University Lecturer in the Anthropology of Modern China at the University of Cambridge)
Prof. Perry Schmidt-Leukel (Head of the Centre for Religious Studies and Inter-faith Theology at the University of Glasgow until 2009, and now Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Muenster, Germany)
Prof. Joachim Gentz (Junior professor in Religious Studies at Goettingen University until 2006, and now Reader in Chinese at the Asian Studies Department at the University of Edinburgh).
The book is already out of stock but we will have copies available at the launch event at 30 pound per copy (50% off from the original price).