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How Modern Confucian Thought Sees the West: Philippe Major at Workshop in Paris

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Picture: Philippe Major (left) | Japanese painting of Confucius, by Kanō Sansetsu, Integrated Collections Database of the National Museums, Japan (CC BY 4.0)

"Modern Confucian Images of the 'West': On the 'New Confucian Manifesto' (1958)" was the title of a recent presentation by Philippe Major at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Major spoke at a workshop on "Modernity and Philosophy in Contemporary China" on June 25.

The workshop "Modernity and Philosophy in Contemporary China" was part of a series of events titled "Philosophical Writing Facing the Encounter of China and the West" (L'écriture philosophique à l’épreuve de la rencontre entre Chine et Occident). In four sessions, the series investigates how experiencing the "other" shapes philosophical writing in both parts of the world.

Philippe Major is a postdoctoral researcher in the SNSF-funded project The Exterior of Philosophy at the Institute for European Global Studies. His research interests include Modern Chinese Philosophy, Modern Chinese Intellectual History, New Confucianism, Sociology of Philosophy, The Relationship between Modernity and Tradition, as well as Textual Authority.

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