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Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture Series - Professor Kai Vogelsang

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Date: Thursday, 19 May, 2016 - Thursday, 19 May, 2016

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Location: University of Edinburgh, Project Room, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

'Legalism' is a stepchild of Chinese tradition. Long neglected by Chinese and Western scholars alike, it has until today not been properly understood. The burden of traditional terminology especially seems to have weighted down sinological scholarship and blocked inter-disciplinary approaches to the topic.

This talk will focus on some central terms of 'legalist' discourse - including 'legalism' itself - in an attempt to reach a clearer understanding of this part of Chinese tradition which is by no means a quantité negligéable.

All welcome. No booking required.