Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Asian Studies Minor along with the Dr. Richard Watson Distinguished Speaker Series presents,
Confucian Role Ethics
, with guest lecturer Roger Ames, Ph.D. on Wednesday, October 10 in the Bush Conference Center of Beckman Hall, room 404. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m. (This event is free, however, you must RSVP.
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Professor Roger Ames is recognized internationally as a distinguished leader of the comparative philosophy movement and one of the preeminent classicists of his generation. His name is synonymous with research in Chinese philosophy both in China and the West. His more than 30 monograph length publications fall into three main categories: interpretive studies of Chinese philosophy, translation of the Chinese philosophical classics, and edited volumes of the most recent
research in Chinese philosophy and culture. His 66 book chapters, 82 articles in refereed journals, the many entries in dictionaries and encyclopedias, and several documentary films add to the reach and influence of his research. His works are recognized both nationally and internationally by research panels, scholars and associations. Ames has been a Fulbright professor at Peking University and at Wuhan University, and the distinguished Eu Tong Sen professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong. His recent works include translations of Chinese classics: Sun-tzu: The Art of Warfare,
Sun Pin: The Art of Warfare, and the Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing. His most recent publication Confucian Role Ethics: A Vocabulary is a monograph that evolved from the endowed Ch’ien Mu lectures at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to his own research Professor Ames has served for the past 25 years as professor and editor of Philosophy East and West, one of the University of Hawaii’s oldest and most prestigious journals.

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