Join the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) in welcoming Dr. Robin R. Wang as the first speaker in the 2015 Distinguished Scholars Series. Her lecture, entitled Yinyang: The Way of Ways, and discussion will take place on Friday, Oct. 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm in the Patterson Office Tower 18th Floor, West-End Lobby, with a reception to follow. Please see the attached poster and the article on UKNow at the following link for more information: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/confucius-institute-lecture-explores-origin...
About the Speaker: Dr. Wang is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Asian Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University, and President of Society For Asian and Comparative Philosophy. She is the author of Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and the editor of Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization (SUNY Press, 2004) and Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period to the Song Dynasty (Hackett, 2003). She has published many essays at academic journals and regularly given presentations in North America, Europe, and Asia. She has also been a consultant for the media, law firms, museums, K-12 educators, and health care professionals, and was a credited Cultural Consultant for the movie Karate Kid, 2010.
About the Lecture: Based on careful research and Professor Wang's published book, entitled Yinyang: The Way of Ways, this talk will trace the historical development and diversified manifestations of yinyang, drawing together its different uses and models, starting from its origins in early classical texts to lay out the ways in which yinyang functioned as the warp and woof of Chinese thought and culture.