The Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Annual China Lecture Series 2018: New Confucianism and the 21st Century Civilizational Dialogue
Date October 26, 2018 Time 3.00p.m. Venue Tun Muhamed Suffian Auditorium, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Language English
Sidelined for much of 20th century, Confucianism is gradually re-entering modern China center-stage. And as the People’s Republic of China footprints expand abroad, this revived ancient Chinese philosophical tradition is likely to bear significant impacts upon the 21st century world order. What does this entail in terms of civilizational dialogue? With a resurgent Confucian China, what are the possibilities as well as risks that await interreligious interaction in Asia broadly, and Malaysia specifically? And how would these dynamics fit into Beijing's much touted vision of the harmonious co-existence of world civilizations?