Daoist Answers to American Questions: How the Daodejing and Zhuangzi Might Respond to Contemporary Social Issues | The Courtyard Institute

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by Project Pengyou on July 15th, 2015   363 views

When and Where

  • 15/07/2015
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • The Courtyard Institute
    北京市东城区中老胡同28号
    Beijing
    China
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Daoist Answers to American Questions: How the Daodejing and Zhuangzi Might Respond to Contemporary Social Issues | The Courtyard Institute

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You’re invited to talk by Dr. Sam Crane on “Daoist Answers to American Questions,” in which he will explore how the Daodejing and Zhuangzi can cast light on contemporary American social debates.

Can Laozi offer any insights into the debate on abortion in the US?  What could Zhuangzi contribute to the controversy over same sex marriage?  These are not questions the ancient philosophers pondered themselves, but the books they left us can provide new perspectives on contentious modern controversies.

You’re invited to talk by Dr. Sam Crane on “Daoist Answers to American Questions,” in which he will explore how the Daodejing and Zhuangzi can cast light on contemporary American social debates.

Dr. Sam Crane is a professor of political science at Williams College in Massachusetts, where he teaches courses on Chinese politics, East Asian international relations, and ancient Chinese philosophy.  His most recent book – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life (Wiley, 2013) – uses insights from pre-Qin Confucian and Daoist texts to reflect upon contemporary US social and ethical issues.

Courtesy to the Legation Quarter for event information.

Please RSVP here https://yoopay.cn/event/76897859

 

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