NEH - Confucian Asia: Traditions and Transformations


Confucius. Photo credit:
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Institute Dates: June 13 - July 15, 2016

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Project Co-Directors: Roger Ames (University of Hawaii) and Peter Hershock (East-West Center)

This multidisciplinary program will facilitate deep and context-rich engagement with key traditions and primary texts (in translation), enabling participants to appreciate how common Confucian values were given different practical and institutional expression as they were carried from China to Korea, Japan and Vietnam, and as East Asia adopted and adapted the global ideals of modernization and industrialization. Designed to strike a balance between the needs both for breadth and depth in engaging traditions that are culturally and historically distant, the Institute will introduce participants to current scholarship on Confucianism and provide abundant resources for developing course materials for use in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines.