Carine Defoort is Full Professor in Sinology at the KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium. She studied sinology and philosophy at KU Leuven, National Taiwan University, and the University of Hawaii. Her fields of interest are, primarily, early Chinese thought and, secondarily, the modern period interpretation of that thought. Some of her research topics are the Heguanzi, the “legitimacy of Chinese philosophy,” and the Mozi. She is the editor of Contemporary Chinese Thought (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, since 1997) and corresponding editor for Europe of China Review International (Honolulu, University of Hawaii, since 1994).
Defoort, professor of sinology at the University of Leuven, Belgium, will discuss the potential of words to influence Chinese intellectual history and affect our understanding of ancient texts.
This presentation focuses upon two particularly interesting points: first, some major evolutions that have taken place in Chinese history under the cover of apparently unchanged ideology; and second, the intellectual suspension created by masters who rejected the then current understanding of a term without providing an alternative.
Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Oxford at Crossroads Centre Apartments in Waxahachie, Texas for the day! This event is coming to town on Wednesday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Jonsson Performance Hall (UT Dallas)
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080