Join us as Tao Jiang, a scholar of Chinese philosophy, maps the life of China’s greatest sage and challenges conventional wisdom about Confucius as the ultimate architect of hierarchies and obedience. In a new book, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China: Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom (Oxford University Press 2021), Jiang portrays Confucius, whose thinking has laid the foundations of Chinese moral-political culture for thousands of years, as a man of his times and beyond, creative, daring, and even subversive in his fight for a more humane and just world. And what does that say about Confucian values today?

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Date: February 22

Time: 6:30 pm

Cost: Free

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China Institute