16/05/2024

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The Greeks According to Chinese Nationalist Intellectuals: third webinar in the China Keywords series

China Keywords A TPPI Webinar Series Part of the Telos China Initiative in cooperation with the Danube Institute

Webinar 3: The Greeks

The third webinar of the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute’s “China Keywords” series, entitled “The Greeks according to Chinese Nationalist Intellectuals," will take place on Thursday, May 16, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (16:00 to 17:00 Central European Time). Our guest will be Prof. Shadi Bartsch, who will discuss the reception and use of ancient Greek philosophers in contemporary Chinese political thought. Plato and Aristotle figure prominently in anti-Western polemics.

Prof. Bartsch is the Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago and the author and editor of a dozen books on Greek and Roman Antiquity. For her latest monograph on the reception of the ancient Greeks in China, she spent ten years studying Mandarin. The effort paid off: its fruit is Plato Goes to China: The Greek Classics and Chinese Nationalism (Princeton University Press, 2023).

During the webinar, Prof. Bartsch will be interviewed by Eric Hendriks, the director of TPPI's China Initiative, streaming live from the Danube Institute in Budapest, where he is a fellow. We encourage active participation with an extensive Q & A, providing the webinar audience with ample opportunities to exchange ideas with our guest.

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