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Can Confucianism Save the World? Reflections by Three Contemporary Political Thinkers


Synopsis:

Confucianism has recently become quite prominent again in China, and has never ceased to be prominent in many other countries. Some of its most distinguished advocates have in recent years produced highly insightful works intended for the modern world. Has the time come for a large-scale reception of Confucianism at the global stage? World leaders have enormous difficulties to cooperate in order to solve global problems with the ever increasing technological abilities we have at hand. So we must ask: Can Confucianism save the world? The three political philosophers on this panel are Bai Tongdong, Daniel Bell and Joseph Chan. They develop Confucianism in rather different ways, and the purpose of this panel is to explore how they do that, and how they respectively think Confucianism may save the world. The panel will be moderated by a fourth political philosopher, Mathias Risse.

Speaker(s):

Prof Daniel A. Bell, Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy; Director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Philosophy, Tsinghua University;
Prof Joseph Chan, Professor in the Deparment of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong;
Prof Tongdong Bai, Dongfang Chair Professor of Philosophy, Fudan University

Date:
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Time:
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:

Lobby,
Oei Tiong Ham Building,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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