Gates Lecturer: Michael Puett, Harvard University

January 09, 2020

Event Information

Title: Ritual, Sincerity, and Human Flourishing:  What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020
Place: Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Title: Creating Worlds:  Imagination and Interpretation in Classical China

Time: 11 a.m.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
Place: Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Religious Studies guest and Gates Lecturer Michael Puett is the chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. His interests are focused on the inter-relations between philosophy, anthropology, history, and religion, with the hope of bringing the study of China into larger historical and comparative frameworks. His popular books include To Become a God: Cosmology, Sacrifice, and Self-Divinization in Early China and The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life. Since 2012 his course, Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory, has been the third most enrolled undergraduate course at Harvard.

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