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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | A Confucian Theory of Vulnerability

Michael D.K. Ing, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall Map
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Meaningful things are often vulnerable to powers beyond our control. Coming to terms with vulnerability is a part of life. This presentation will bring Confucian thought to bear on the topic of vulnerability. More specifically, it will spell out the value of vulnerability in activities such as learning (especially learning to be moral), caring for other people (and being cared for by other people), and trusting others (and being trusted).

Michael D. K. Ing (PhD, Harvard 2011) is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University. He is the author of "The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism" (Oxford University Press, 2012) and "The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought" (Oxford University Press, 2017). More recently, he has published several articles about Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian) thought.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, China, Religious Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures