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Confucius as a Cosmopolitan: Thought and Practice (Seminar)

Medium: The seminar will be delivered in English and face-to-face only

Registration: If you are interested to join, please register at: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13684644 by 17 April 2024 (Wednesday).

Tel: 3943 7149
Email: rccpc@cuhk.edu.hk


Drawing from the Analects and other classical texts related to Confucius, this lecture explores the characteristics and significance of what we term “rooted cosmopolitanism” as manifested in Confucius’ thought and practice. This nuanced perspective not only encompasses cosmopolitan ideals of transcending territorial and ethnic boundaries but also maintains a delicate equilibrium between unity and diversity, often overlooked in more radical interpretations of cosmopolitanism. Additionally, a comparative analysis with contemporary perspectives on rooted cosmopolitanism, such as those proposed by Appiah, will be briefly explored. By delving into Confucian rooted cosmopolitanism, this lecture illuminates the connection between Confucianism and global perspectives, highlighting its enduring relevance in contemporary discussions on cosmopolitanism.
Organized by Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture (RCCPC)
Delivered in English.
All are welcome.