Profs & Pints Matinee: Ancient Chinese Philosophy
Profs and Pints presents, Ancient Chinese Philosophy, with Justin Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University and scholar of ancient China and the Silk Road.
Saturday, January 25th ushers in the Chinese New Year. Why not put yourself in the right mindset with a special matinee Profs and Pints talk on ancient Chinese philosophers, who left an enduring legacy still with us today?
Your guide to understanding these leading thinkers will be Justin Jacobs, who also has left Profs and Pints audiences spellbound with his talks on the Silk Road, the real Indiana Jones, and the history of Tibetan Buddhism.
Hell introduce some of the most important thinkers from ancient Chinaincluding Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Xunzi, Zhuangzi, and Han Feiziand hell discuss how they tried to change the world they lived in. Hell examine what they had to say about the meaning of life, the role of the state, the importance of civilization, relationships among people, and how to gain and maintain power.
His talk also will cover one of the most violent and innovative periods in Chinese historythe Warring States era of 475221 B.C.and how its conclusion ushered in the age of empires in East Asia.
Youll enter the Year of the Rat with the insights of a great professor, starting it off right. (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15. Save $2 with student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please arrive in plenty of time to place any order and be seated and settled before the talk begins.)
The Bier Baron Tavern (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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