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[活動回放]The Philosophy of Reading: Interpretation and Hermeneutics in Classical China







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School of Chinese Seminar


The Philosophy of Reading: Interpretation and Hermeneutics in Classical China


Speaker: Professor Michael Puett (Harvard University)

Moderator: Professor Siu Fu Tang (HKU)


Date: February 29, 2024 (Thur)

Time: 17:00 - 18:30


Language: English


Venue: CRT-7.30, 7/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU


Meeting ID: 956 4021 0304

Password: 189205



Over the course of the classical Chinese tradition, an extraordinarily complex set of debates developed around the art of interpretation – how to interpret the past and how to interpret texts from the past.  The goal of my paper will be to explore these debates concerning the theory and practice of interpretation and to discuss their larger comparative implications.



Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology at Harvard University. His interests are focused on the inter-relations between religion, philosophy, anthropology, and history, with the hope of bringing the study of China into larger historical and comparative frameworks.


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