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Professor Mr Quan Wang 27 February 2024

IICS Public Lecture Series / 53rd Confucius PhD Forum

Speaker: Professor Quan Wang, English and Comparative Literature, Beihang University

Time: 6-7pm, Tuesday 27 February 2024

          7.30pm, Complimentary Chinese Dinner

Venue: 004 Theatre, UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

            Please register (opens in a new window)here if attending in person

            Hybrid event, zoom link (opens in a new window)here 

Dive deep into the realms of ancient Chinese philosophy with the esteemed Professor Quan Wang from Beihang University, as we present the 53rd Confucius PhD Forum. This enlightening lecture, "The Eye/I in Ancient Chinese Thought," will explore the intricate ways vision and perception have shaped individual subjectivity within ancient Chinese classics.

Event Highlights:

  • Insightful Lecture:Professor Wang will dissect how figures like Confucius and Hanfeizi conceptualize vision, not just as a physical act but as a profound mechanism for understanding the world and oneself. The discussion will extend to Zhuangzi's narrative techniques that unveil different perspectives of seeing, comparing these ancient insights with modern philosophies of Foucault and Lacan on sight, gaze, and subject formation.
  • Interactive Q&A Session:Following the lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with Professor Wang, delving deeper into the themes discussed and exploring their relevance in today's world.
  • Complimentary Chinese Dinner:To round off the evening, join us for a complimentary Chinese dinner at 7:30 pm, offering a taste of China's rich culinary heritage. It's not just a meal, but a chance to mingle, discuss the lecture's themes further, and connect with fellow attendees sharing similar interests.
  • Hybrid Event:For those who cannot join us in person, we offer a hybrid option with a live Zoom link. Whether you're with us at the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland or joining virtually, you won't miss out on this captivating exploration of ancient Chinese thought.

This event promises to be a thought-provoking journey through the philosophical underpinnings of how we see and understand our world and ourselves. Whether you're a student of philosophy, a lover of Chinese culture, or simply curious, this evening is sure to provide rich insights and stimulating conversation.

Register now to secure your spot for an evening of intellectual exploration, cultural immersion, and delightful dining.