Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North Peng Guoxiang to Deliver Lecture, January 26—Dispatch January 13, 2017

Peng Guoxiang will discuss Confucianism as a religious and spiritual tradition, its dialogical nature, and the contributions it can make to the conversation among the world’s religious traditions.

Peng, who held the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center in 2016, will present “Understanding Confucianism as a Religious Tradition: Salient Features and Significance,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, in Room LJ-119 on the First floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.

What:Understanding Confucianism as a Religious Tradition: Salient Features and Significance” a lecture by 2016 Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North Peng Guoxiang.

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.

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Peng Guoxiang is the Qiu Shi Distinguished Professor of Chinese philosophy, intellectual history and religions at Zhejiang University and was professor at Peking University and Tsinghua University. He also serves as the vice-president of the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy and as a board member of many international academic institutions and journals.

The John W. Kluge Center was established at the Library of Congress in 2000 to foster a mutually enriching relationship between the world of ideas and the world of action, between scholars and political leaders. The Center attracts outstanding scholarly figures to Washington, D.C., facilitates their access to the Library’s remarkable collections, and helps them engage in conversation with policymakers and the public. Learn more at: http://www.loc.gov/kluge/.

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