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.