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Noted Confucian Scholar Henry Rosemont Jr. to Speak Monday

Noted Confucian Scholar Henry Rosemont Jr. to Speak Monday

March 2, 2010

Henry Rosemont bw.jpgMarch 2, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Henry Rosemont Jr., who is regarded as one of the world's top Confucian scholars, will visit DePauw University on Monday, March 8.  Dr. Rosemont will discuss "Why We Need a New (or very old) Moral Vision for a 21st Century: A Confucian Perspective" at 4:15 p.m. in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media's Watson Forum. The event is sponsored by the Ann and David Johnson Speaker Fund.

Rosemont is visiting professor of religious studies at Brown University and senior consulting professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Washington and an honors A.B. from the University of Illinois. He pursued post-doctoral studies in linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969-71, studying with Noam Chomsky.

The professor's books include A Chinese Mirror; Rationality and Religious Experience; Radical Confucianism and The Chinese Classic Of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation Of The Xiaojing, as well as more than 60 articles and reviews in anthologies and scholarly journals.