Confucius Salon: Forum on Chinese Culture

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: JO 4.102
Admission: Free
Season: 2015-16

Topic: “Jewish Thinkers’ Fascination with Chinese Tradition”

Speaker: Dr. Nils Roemer, Director of Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies

Time: November 7, Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm. Venue: JO 4.102, UT Dallas

“Confucius Salon: Forum on Chinese Culture” has reached a landmark, the 50th session since its inauguration in 2008. For this special session, we are honored to have invited Dr. Nils Roemer, Professor of History and Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies, UT Dallas to give a lecture.

In the first decades of the 20th century, as Europe was hit by a profound sense of cultural crisis, quite a number of Jewish philosophers and writers responded to the crisis by turning toward Chinese tradition and hoped to offer a possible alternative perspective to reevaluate European culture, modern philosophy, and religion. Professor Roemer will address how some Jewish thinkers responded to the European crisis in relation to Chinese tradition and thought in that historical period and reveal how their investigations into Chinese culture were filled with fascination, ambivalence, and insights.

*Free and Open to the Public     *Chinese Tea and Food Served

For more information contact:
Ming Dong Gu
[email protected]

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