Marxism and Confucianism Today: Comparative Philosophies in the Eurasian Realm





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Uploaded on Apr 15, 2010

At this historical moment, with China undergoing dynamic change and internal challenges, its philosophical underpinnings are revisited. Speakers from Tsinghua discuss Marxism and Confucianism as understood in China, historically and within the contemporary context. Marxism ­ shared as a central organizing philosophy by much of Eurasia until the late 20th century ­ is discussed by Berkeley respondents in a wide-ranging conversation on comparative theory and practice. Cosponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the Institute of European Studies.

Lecturers: Zhengxiang Wei, School of Marxism, Tsinghua: Marxism and the

Modernization of Chinese Traditional Philosophies

Daniel Bell, Philosophy, Tsinghua: Reviving Tradition in China: Towards a progressive and humane Confucian ethics?

Respondents: Martin E. Jay, History

John Connelly, History

Wen-hsin Yeh, History, and Director, Institute of East Asian Studies

Jason Wittenberg, Political Science

D. Paul Thomas, Political Science
Moderator: Carla Hesse, Professor, History, and Dean of the Social Sciences Division of the College of Letters and Science


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