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Modern Judaism and Its Significance for Chinese Culture

May 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Professor Youde Fu
Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies
Shandong University
Samuel Friedman Library
7th Floor, Clemens Hall
University at Buffalo, North Campus
Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture
Free and open to the public

Modern Judaism, with a variety of movements, is a product of transformation of modern times. In the process of transformation, generally speaking, the Jewish people have successfully dealt with the tensions between tradition and modernity and between ethnicity and universality. The transformation of Judaism is considerably significant to the reconstruction of Chinese tradition today.

Professor Youde Fu is founding director of the Judaic and Inter-Religious Studies Program and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Shandong University in Jinan, China. He has been Taishan Scholar Professor of Shandong Province since 2005 and was named China Yangtze River Chair Professor in 2012. Professor Fu is founder and editor in chief of the Chinese Journal of Jewish Studies, vice-president of the China Society of Religious Studies, and a member of the Standing Committee of the China Western Philosophy Society. He earned his PhD in Philosophy at Peking University and has held visiting professor positions and lectured at universities around the world, including the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Trinity College in Dublin, Brandeis University and Haifa University.

Cosponsored by the UB Department of Jewish Thought.


May 9, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Samuel Friedman Library, Clemens Hall, 7th floor
University at Buffalo North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260 United States