Faces of Confucius Lecture Series – April – July 2008

A series of six public talks by internationally renowned Sinologists from universities in the USA, Europe and Asia organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland will take place in the Raeburn Room, Old College, Edinburgh over April, May and June.

Lecture 1: Confucius Envy: The burden of the Chinese commentator to shape the sage

Monday 14 April 2008, 6pm – 7.30pm
Speaker: Prof Rudolph G Wagner, Heidelberg University.

Lecture 2: Cultic Confucius

Monday 21 April 2008, 6pm – 7.30pm
Speaker: Prof Thomas A Wilson, Hamilton College.

Lecture 3: The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism

Monday 19 May 2008, 6pm – 7.30pm
Speaker: Prof John Berthrong, Boston University.

Lecture 4: Lives of Confucius: The Analects vs the Historical Records` Accounts

Tuesday 3 June 2008, 6pm – 7.30pm
Speaker: Prof Michael Nylan, Berkeley University.

Lecture 5: Confucius the Enlightened Philosopher

Monday 9 June 2008, 6pm – 7.30pm
Speaker: Prof Joachim Gentz, University of Edinburgh

Lecture 6: Confucianism in China today

Thursday 10 July 2008, 5.30pm – 7pm
Speaker: Prof Wang Hui, Tsinghua University.