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China in Conversation 'Confucianism: Values and Democracy'

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Chinese political leaders and intellectuals continue to struggle with how ‘Chinese values’ fit with ‘universal values’ and by extension, global institutions. Is there a single global modernity that perhaps China can shape? Or are there multiple modernities and multiple, perhaps competitive, values that political systems aspire to?

In the past, debates have focused on the question of whether Confucianism is in conflict or compatible with democracy. However, these debates are increasingly becoming more complex in response to new political and social forces and new questions concerning the relationship between democracy and Confucianism.

Join in the conversation and see how Confucianism and democracy are shaping our understanding of China today.

Illustration: Manny Francisco,‘Can Confucianism save the world?’ The Strait Times

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何包钢

Baogang He is Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in International Relations at Deakin University, Australia.

Professor He graduated with a PhD in Political Science from Australian National University in 1994, and has become widely known for his work in Chinese democratisation and politics, in particular the deliberative politics in China. His co-authored paper on authoritarian deliberation is now in the top 1% of the most cited articles in the Social Science Citation Index.

His publications are found in top journals including the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Political Theory, and Perspectives on Politics. In addition, he has published 3 books, 15 book chapters and 63 journal papers in Chinese. Professor He has also held several honorary appointments and research fellowships at renowned universities including Stanford University, University of Cambridge, Columbia University, Leiden and Sussex University.




梅约翰
Professor John Makeham
is Chair and Director of the China Studies Research Centre at La Trobe University and President of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia.

Professor Makeham is a specialist in Chinese intellectual history, he has a particular interest in Confucian thought throughout Chinese history and, in more recent years, in the influence of Buddhist thought on pre-modern and modern Confucian philosophy.

Educated in Australia, China, Taiwan and Japan, he has held academic positions at Victoria University of Wellington, University of Adelaide, National Taiwan University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Australian National University (ANU).

Professor Makeham is a recipient of the Joseph Levenson Prize and the Special Book Award of China, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and an Emeritus Professor at ANU.

This event is proudly presented by the Confucius Institute at UWA in partnership with the UWA Law School.


Confucius Institute is dedicated to the strengthening of cultural and educational ties between China and Western Australia, especially in the area of cross-cultural awareness.Each China in Conversation public event opens a dialogue between a Chinese and an Australian expert on topical subjects, from culture to education and from science to economics.


Entry is free, but RSVP is essential for catering purposes.

Event to commence at 6pm with refreshments served from 7.30pm.

www.confuciusinstitute.uwa.edu.au

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