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Symposium on Chinese Philosophy: In Memory of Jiyuan Yu

November 3, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 6:00 pm


107 Capen Hall
Honors College Seminar Room
UB North Campus

The Confucius Institute and the Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo are pleased to announce a Symposium on Chinese Philosophy in Memory of Jiyuan Yu on Friday, November 3, 2017. Co-sponsored by the UB Confucius Institute, Department of Philosophy, and Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature. Papers and additional details will be announced soon.

The event is free and open to the public.

View a symposium poster here


Opening remarks
John J. Wood, Senior Associate Vice Provost for International Education, University at Buffalo
James Beebe, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo

JeeLoo Liu (California State University, Fullerton)
“Confucian Value Realism”

Yong Huang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
“Aristotle and Zhu Xi: Who Has a Genuine Virtue Ethics?”

11:00 – 11:15
Coffee and tea break

Timothy Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)
“Theoria and Praxis in the Comparative Philosophy of Jiyuan Yu”

12:15 – 2:15

Jinmei Yuan (Creighton University)
“A Discussion on the Lack of the Law of Identify in Chinese Logic: Jiyuan Yu’s Contribution in Clarifying the Structure of Being in Aristotle”

Richard Kim (Saint Louis University)
“Is the Dao Good For You?”

4:15 – 4:30
Coffee and tea break

4:30 – 6:00
Roundtable Discussion

Kang Ouyang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
“The Philosophical Life and the Philosophy of Life—A Re-call to Professor Jiyuan Yu”

Yi Wang (Sichuan International Studies University)
“Living Well in Aristotle and Yue in Confucius: How Jiyuan Yu Does Philosophy”

Yi Jiang (Beijing Normal University)
“Jiyuan’s Examined Life in the Socratic Way”


Organizers: Nicolas Bommarito (Philosophy, University at Buffalo), James Beebe (Philosophy, University at Buffalo), Jorge Gracia (Philosophy and Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo), Neil Williams (Philosophy, University at Buffalo), University at Buffalo Confucius Institute

Sponsors: University at Buffalo Confucius Institute, University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy, The Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature

Questions: Nicolas Bommarito ( or James Beebe (


November 3, 2017
8:45 am - 6:00 pm


107 Capen Hall (inside Silverman Library)
UB Honors College
UB North Campus, NY 14260 United States