Launch of the "Confucianism in the Context of Globalization" lecture series 2021-2022

3 May 2022
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What are the new challenges facing Confucianism in the context of globalization? How is it practiced in China today and elsewhere? To what extent are new approaches useful in tackling it? These are the main questions that the series of lectures on Confucianism, funded by the Eurasia Foundation (from Asia) and organized by the Inalco Foundation in partnership with UMR IFRAE, aims to answer. Conducted by specialists working from interdisciplinary perspectives on the various aspects of Confucianism, the lectures are open to the public, and in particular to students and researchers working on the history of thought and religion in East Asia.
Calligraphie du lettré fonctionnaire chinois Zhu Zhifan, mort en1626, ambassadeur en Corée. Photo prise dans le hall de lecture de l'Université Sungkyunkwan, ancien collège royal de séoul (Corée)
Calligraphie du lettré fonctionnaire chinois Zhu Zhifan, mort en1626, ambassadeur en Corée. Photo prise dans le hall de lecture de l'Université Sungkyunkwan, ancien collège royal de séoul (Corée) © Frédéric Wang‎
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"Confucianism in the Context of Globalization" Lecture Cycle 2021-2022

Lecture cycle supported by EURASIA Foundation (from Asia)
Organized by the Fondation Inalco in association with the UMR IFRAE - Institut français de recherche sur l'Asie de l'Est

This cycle of fourteen lectures on Confucianism is led by Professor Frédéric Wang, University Professor of the History of Chinese Thought at Inalco.

The lectures will be held face-to-face from 6pm to 8pm and/or as a hybrid from 2pm to 3:30pm.
Location: Amphithéâtre Georges Dumézil - Maison de la Recherche
Inalco, 2 rue de Lille, 75007


September 16, 2021 - 6pm-8pm - (face-to-face)
The invention of Japanese Confucianism in modern Japan (1868 to the present). [The invention of Confucianism in Modern Japan (1868-nowadays)]
by Eddy Dufourmont, HDR Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

September 21, 2021 - 6pm-8pm - (face-to-face)
Political Confucianism at the beginning of the 21st century: a flash in the pan? [Political Confucianism at the beginning of the 21st century: a straw fire?]
by Ji Zhe, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Inalco

October 1, 2021 - 6pm-8pm - (face-to-face)
Globalization, Chinese Character Exchange and Confucianism (lecture given in Chinese)
by Kang Youn-ok, Professor of Chinese Linguistics, Myongji University (Seoul)

October 8, 2021 - 2pm-3:30pm (hybrid)
Why Asian community now? (lecture given in Korean with translation)
by Chung Joon-kon, senior researcher, Eurasia Foundation (from Asia); lecturer, Meiji University

November 23, 2021 - 6-8pm - (face-to-face)
Wang Tingxiang (1474-1544) and the question of Evil
by Frédéric Wang, professor of intellectual history in China, Inalco

December 7, 2021 - 14h-15:30 - (in hybrid)
中日「射」文化傳承與儒學普世性 [The Exchange of Archery Culture between China and Japan and the Universality of Confucianism and Buddhism] (lecture given in Chinese]
by Qin Zhaoxiong, professor of anthropology, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

December 14, 2021 -2:00-3:30 p.m. - (in hybrid)
Exploration of the eternal absolute truth (lecture given in Japanese with translation)
by Yoji SATO, President, Eurasia Foundation (from Asia)

January 25, 2022 - 6pm-8pm - (in hybrid)
Cultural Nationalism and Chinese Exceptionalism: Contemporary Chinese Confucians discussing "Universal Values"
by Christian Soffel, Professor of Chinese Studies, Universität Trier (Germany)

February 1, 2022 - 6pm-8pm - (in hybrid)
"Four Things the Master Cut Short"
by Stéphane Feuillas, Professor of Classical Chinese Literature and Philosophy, University of Paris

March 22, 2022 - 6pm-8pm - (face-to-face)
Heaven and Self: l'origine de la conscience morale
by Kim Daeyeol, Professor in Korean Studies, Inalco

March 29, 2022 - 18h-20h - (in hybrid)
Kong Shangren, historical narrative and vernacular ethics
by Rainier Lanselle, Director of Studies at EPHE, member of CRCAO

April 5, 2022 - 18h-20h - (in hybrid)
The Confucian revival in contemporary China and its relationship to time
by Sébastien Billioud, professor of Chinese studies at Université Paris Cité and member of IFRAE

May 16, 2022 - 18h-20h - (online)
The US Founders and Confucianism
by Dave Wang, manager, Laurelton branch (Queens library); adjunct prof., St. Johns St. Johns University

May 24, 2022 - 6-8pm - (in hybrid)
Gendered Ritual Agency: Women and Confucian Rites in Contemporary China
by Anna Sun, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Duke University

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Project leader interview: 4 questions to... Frédéric wang

Voir la vidéo réalisée par la Fondation Inalco

Cycle de conférences « Confucianism in the Context of Globalization » 2021-2022 - Programme (1.23 MB, .pdf)