Dr. Nicholas Braso­van gave lec­ture on Neo-​Confucianism

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On Sep 22, at the invi­ta­tion of CIP, Dr. Nicholas Braso­van from the Uni­ver­sity of Cen­tral Arkansas gave a lec­ture on “Eco­log­i­cal Mod­els and Envi­ron­men­tal Ethics in Neo-​Confucianism and Chi­nese Bud­dhism” in Pur­due. As Pur­due alum 2001 from Phi­los­o­phy and Chi­nese, Dr. Braso­van vis­ited the Chi­nese lan­guage classes and shared his expe­ri­ences learn­ing Chi­nese at Pur­due and how this expe­ri­ence helped him with his study abroad and work oppor­tu­ni­ties. Receiv­ing his Ph.D from Uni­ver­sity of Hawaii, Dr. Braso­van stud­ied Asian phi­los­o­phy and dis­cussed how ancient Chi­nese philo­soph­i­cal think­ing about humans and nature, par­tic­u­larly, the Neo-​Confucian ideas about rela­tion­ships between and among eco­log­i­cal sys­tems. More than 80 peo­ple inter­ested in ancient Chi­nese phi­los­o­phy attended this event with inter­ac­tive Q&A ses­sion. CIP hosts schol­arly lec­ture series on Chi­nese Stud­ies with the Chi­nese lan­guage pro­gram each semes­ter, and this one is the kick-​off talk on Con­fu­cian­ism and Bud­dhism from eco­log­i­cal and envi­ron­men­tal perspectives.