Event cancelled: Xiong Shili and Cultural Nationalism in Modern China

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China Studies Research Centre Seminar Series

Thursday 26 March 2020 02:30 pm until Thursday 26 March 2020 04:00 pm (Add to calendar)
China Studies Research Centre
csrc@latrobe.edu.au; 94793889
Presented by:
Dr Yu Sang
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COVID-19 Update

The situation with COVID-19 continues to change at a rapid pace. It is posing unprecedented challenges for the health and wellbeing of our communities and for the continuing operations of La Trobe University. Events over the weekend and earlier this week have necessitated a rapid review of the University’s response – in particular the ban on large scale events, compulsory self-isolation for all visitors to Australia, and the Premier’s announcement of a State of Emergency.

La Trobe is therefore announcing a range of measures to help members of our community remain as safe as possible, while ensuring minimal disruption to teaching and research activities. Our campuses will remain open and our teaching and research will continue, but with some significant changes to the way we work. As a precautionary measure, from Tuesday 17 March onwards all non-essential events that do not involve delivery or support of teaching or research activity will be cancelled or postponed until the end of June, regardless of the number of participants. This includes events such as graduation ceremonies; public lectures and events; events run by all Student Union Associations and student clubs and societies; sporting events and planned ceremonies.

As a result of this decision, the 'Xiong Shili and Cultural Nationalism in Modern China' event on 26 March 2020 is now cancelled. We thank you for your understanding and hope you will be able to join us at another La Trobe event in the future. All ticket holders will be refunded.

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Xiong Shili 熊十力 (1885-1968) was one of the most important Chinese philosophers of the twentieth century, and a founding figure of the modern New Confucian school of philosophy. He lived and worked at a time when cultural nationalism arose in response to the many social, economic, political, and cultural problems that China faced in the first half of the twentieth century. In this seminar, I will discuss how cultural nationalism was reflected in Xiong’s thought while he was developing his metaphysics. I will also consider how an understanding of this context enables us to understand Xiong’s metaphysics more precisely.

About the Speaker

SANG Yu is a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Philosophy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, and a visiting scholar in the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University. She holds a PhD awarded by the ANU (2019) and an MA awarded by the University of Sydney (2012). Her research focuses on Chinese philosophy, in particular Buddhism and New Confucianism, and the intellectual history of modern China.

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