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Chinese Values and Their World Meanings

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Kang Ouyang
Professor and Director of the Institute of Philosophy
Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Confucius Institute, 113 UB Commons, North Campus

Chinese values are grounded in 5,000 years of traditional culture and scholarship, shaped by the dominant practice of contemporary Chinese socialist modernization, and influenced by modern western ideas and practices. These values are not only leading a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, but also are having a significant impact on global governance, peace and stability, and quality of life. In the lecture, Dr. Ouyang will explain how contemporary Chinese thought and values influenced the proceedings and outcomes of the recent 19th Communist Party of China National Congress.

Dr. Ouyang Kang holds several positions at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), including Dean of the Institute of State Governance, Professor and Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Director of the Institute of Social Information Studies, a Chief Editor of the Journal of HUST for Social Sciences. Dr. Ouyang is a leading scholar in the fields of national spirit, cross-culture studies, social epistemology, social information and philosophy in China. He has published more than 10 books, including Dialog and Reflection: Contemporary British and American Philosophy, Culture and Others (对话与反思:当代英美哲学、文化及其他, 2005), An Introduction to Social Informatics (社会系统与社会信息:社会信息论导, 2011), On the Chinese Road (中国道路——思想前提、价值意蕴与方法论反思, 2013). He also has edited several volumes, including Philosophy of Social Science and Humanities (人文社会科学哲学, 2001) and Map of Contemporary British and American Philosophy (当代英美哲学地图, 2005). He has published more than 300 papers in English and Chinese, directed more than 10 national and international research projects, and visited more than 30 countries for international conferences, academic lectures and cooperative research.


November 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Confucius Institute
113 UB Commons
Buffalo, NY 14228 United States


Confucius Institute, University at Buffalo