Confucius Day Celebration

September 28, 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Shidler College of Business A-101

Celebrate Confucius Day at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

September 28, 2007
Shidler College of Business A-101
3 - 6:30 p.m.

-Presentation of inaugural “Distinguished Teacher Award”
-World Premiere screening of the documentary film: “Living Chinese Philosophy”
-Post-film discussion led by Roger T. Ames
-Wushu and Taichi demonstrations, Chinese poetry reading, quotations from the Confucian Analects, and Chinese music performance by UHM students

Reception to follow performances.

Filmed on location in the provinces of Hubei, Si-chuan, and Shandong, and in Shanghai and Beijing, “Living Chinese Philosophy” stresses the relevance of an understanding of Confucianism and Daoism in assaying China’s responses to the pressing issues of modernization. The guiding premise of this documentary is that these ancient philosophies are very much alive and well in the ways of thinking and living of the Chinese people.

UHM professor Roger T. Ames with a lifetime interest in Chinese philosophy takes us into these traditions, providing a vocabulary for understanding Confucianism and Daoism. The film looks at the pervasive influence of these ideas on the ordinary life of the people in the preparation of food for the dinner table, in the important role of music and musical performance, and in the practices of traditional Chinese medicine.

The film uses culture to interpret several of China’s responses to the most pressing problems of the day: the impact of economic development, the degradation of the environment, the ongoing process of democratization, and human rights issues.

Event parking in Zone 2 (entrance off of University Ave. just mauka of the Architecture School) for $3.00.

Ticket Information
Free admission

Event Sponsor
Center for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute, UH Manoa

More Information
Daniel Tschudi, 956-8891,

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