Register Form

    Please fill up the form below:

    53nd Confucius PhD Forum

    This Event has been already started.

    53nd Confucius PhD Forum

    UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, CSSA Ireland, UCD Chinese Society
    • 27 Feb 2024, 06:00 pm
    • 004 Theatre, UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

    Whats About

    Join us for an insightful evening exploring 'The Eye/I in Ancient Chinese Thought' with Professor Quan Wang from Beihang University's Department of English and Comparative Literature. This event, part of the IICS Public Lecture Series and the 53rd installment of the Confucius PhD Forum, will delve into the role of sight in constructing subjectivity within ancient Chinese classics. Time: 6-7pm, Tuesday, 27 February 2024 Venue: 004 Theatre, UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Complimentary Chinese Dinner: 7.30 pm Professor Wang will engage with the teachings of Confucius, who promoted varying levels of perception for comprehensive understanding, and Hanfei Zi's advocacy for the subtlety of 'seeing while not being seen' for rulers. He will also discuss Zhuangzi’s narratives that contemplate differing perspectives of observation and the broader implications of sight and gaze across species. The discussion will also involve comparative analyses with Western philosophies of Michel Foucault and Jacques Lacan, considering the interrelations between sight, gaze, and subjectivity. Don't miss this chance for a profound cultural and philosophical exchange. For those who wish to attend in person, please register to secure your place. We are also offering a hybrid experience with a Zoom link for virtual participation. Come and expand your horizons on how seeing affects our place in the world and our understanding of it. Register now for an evening of deep reflection followed by delightful culinary delights.