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Preliminary Programme

Thursday, 2 November 2017

9:00 – 9:15  Guido Kreis (Aarhus University) and Michael N. Forster (Bonn University/University of Chicago)  
Introduction   
9:15 – 10:30  

Michael N. Forster (Bonn University/University of Chicago)
Chinese Meta-ethics

10:45 – 12:00  

Karyn Lai (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
Confucian knowledge: knowing-to in Confucius’ Analects

13:30 – 14:45  

Guido Kreis (Aarhus University)
Is there a road from aesthetics to morality?
Chinese and Western perspectives

15:00 – 16:15  

Amy Olberding (University of Oklakoma)
Philosophy of Funerals

16:30 – 18:00  

Bai Tongdong (Fudan University)
The Price of Serving Meat
On a Confucian View of Human and Animal “Rights”

Friday, 3 November, 2017

9:15 – 10:30  Kai Marchal (National Chengchi University, Taipei)
Ethical Agency as Confucian Practice - The Case of Wang Hui    

10:45 – 12:00

Bent Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)
On Confucianism and Sinology

13:30 – 14:45

Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau)
Genuine Pretending: A Daoist Mode of Existence

15:00 – 16:15  

Christian Helmut Wenzel (National Taiwan University, Taipeh)
Globalization, Values, and the Idea of a Good Life:         
Ideas from Confucius, Aristotle, Zhuangzi, and the Stoics

16:30 – 18:00

Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
On Benti-Ethics as a Way of Living: from Creativity to Cultivated Practice

Saturday, 4 November 2017

9:15 – 10:30

Erden Miray Yazgan Yalkin (Istanbul University)
The Wise Emperor vs. the Philosopher King

10:45 – 12:00  

Shuchen Xiang (King’s College London/Humboldt University, Berlin)
The Metaphysics of Harmony:
Confucianism, Leibniz, Goethe, Herder, and Ernst Cassirer

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:45

François Thomas (Bonn University)
Voltaire and China

15:00 – 16:15

Hao Liang (Northwestern University)
Constraint, Autonomy and Self-Formation (Bildung):
A Reading of Kant’s Theory of Education

16:30 – 18:00

Tze-Wan Kwan (Chinese University of Hong Kong; currently Free University, Berlin)
Philosophia in sensu cosmico:
Kant’s notion of philosophy with echoes from Chinese antiquity