Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Two lectures on Monday after Thanksgiving

on Monday November 27:


at noon:
Lecture--Beyond the Analects: Unusual Faces of Confucius, a talk by Deborah Sommer, Gettysburg College
202 Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored by: Asian Studies Center

Was Confucius really a child-killer and devotee of Tibetan Bon? What was he doing in Vairocana's court? In Lin Biao's bedroom? Are his child-bestowing powers greater than Guanyin's? From the perspective of written texts, Confucius has often been understood as a paragon of wisdom and moral values. But looking at him from the perspective of the visual record, one can find that Confucius had many more faces than just that of "Sage." Deborah Sommer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Religion Department, Gettysburg College. This event is sponsored by the China Council, the Departments of History of Art and Architecture, History, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Religious Studies, and the Asian Studies Center.


at 4 pm:
The Department of Religious Studies and the Program in Jewish Studies present:
Moshe Ma'oz
"Islam in the West: Conflict or Dialogue"
Mervis Hall Rm 115

Moshe Ma'oz is Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Rooney Visiting Scholar at Robert Morris University (Fall 2006). He is the author of Ottoman Reform in Syria and Palestine (1968), Syria under Hafez al-Assad (1975), and Syria and Israel: From War to Peacemaking (1995).
Cosponsored by University Center for International Studies, the Global Studies Program, and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

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