The relevance of Confucianism for modern times will be the topic
(Nov. 22, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Department of Asian Languages and Cultures will host a lecture by Professor Xiuping Hong, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. Hong is a member of the Department of Philosophy at Nanjing University and a visiting Fulbright scholar at Harvard University.
Hong will speak on “The Humanistic Spirit of Confucianism and its Relevance for Modern Times” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in Stern Hall Room 103, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Coffee, tea, and other refreshments will be available in the first floor foyer of Stern Hall, prior to the lecture.
The work of the Luce Foundation reflects the interests of four generations of the Luce family. These include the interdisciplinary exploration of higher education; increased understanding between Asia and the United States; the study of religion and theology; scholarship in American art; opportunities for women in science and engineering; environmental programs; and public affairs and public policy programs.