Teacher's Day Special | PKU Stories of Foreign Experts
September 10th is China's Teacher's Day. On this special occasion when we pay tribute to all the educators in our lives, we hope to share with you the stories of six Peking University foreign experts who have made valuable contributions to the University. Towards the end of 2018, the University established the "Peking University Friendship Award" to recognize and honor foreign experts who have achieved outstanding results in research and teaching, and have dedicated themselves to the promotion and development of Peking University.
Lifetime achievement award for Chinese philosophy scholar
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Roger T. Ames received the 2019 John Dewey Society (JDS) Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career as a scholar-practitioner, working and living in both the Deweyan and Confucian traditions.
A foreign professor's life-time love of Chinese classics: Roger T. Ames - People's Daily Online
“Dear specialists, dear teachers and dear friends, hello everyone!” The tall foreign professor before us bows low to the audience, delivering his opening speech with a “Chinese flavor” expertly. It’s obvious that he knows a lot about Chinese greetings.
This man, evaluated by Chinese scholars as “gentle like spring wind with the feeling of a noble gentleman,” who has translated traditional Chinese classics like "The Analects" and "The Art of War", and has been awarded the “Confucius Culture Prize” at the World Confucian Conference, is the renowned American sinologist Roger T. Ames.
Nishan Confucian Studies Institute International Program for Teachers of Chinese Culture
In the first decade of the 21st century, as a rising China has begun to be a strong presence in the world’s economic and political fields, what influence will this antique civilization exert on an emerging world culture? Anticipating the weight and measure of China’s growing influence has become a serious academic concern.
Translating China: some of the most important philosophical works of Chinese thinkers into English
China and Chinese culture—arguably the most antique and persistent cultural tradition in human history—is relatively unknown and often misunderstood outside of China.
Roger T· Ames (Roger T．Ames)
Roger T. Ames was born in 1947 in Toronto,
Canada. As a professor at the University of Hawaii, an advisor to Nishan
Shengyuan Academy, Chairman of the World Association of Confucian Culture
Studies and Vice Chairman of the International Confucian Association, he is an
internationally famous expert in Sinology.
He is a leading figure in Chinese & Western
philosophy and is famous in China and abroad for his translation of books such
as theAnalects of Confucius,Sun
Tzu’s Art of War,Huainan
Te Ching He was the Chief Editor toPhilosophy of the Occident and Orientas well as theInternational Chinese Book
Reviewand the author ofConfucian
Philosophical Thinking,Thinking from
the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture,Anticipating China: Thinking Through the
Narratives of Chinese and Western Culture,the Art of Rulership: A Study into Chinese Political ThoughtandDemocracy if the Dead: Dewey, Confucius and
the Hope for Democracy in China. Roger T. Ames once received the guidance
of Liu Dianjue and became proficient in classical Chinese, then to one of the
most outstanding modern scholars of Classical Studies. In 2013, he was awarded
Culture Award" by the 6th World Confucian Congress. Then he won the second
"Huilin Prize Award" in 2016.…+ Learn more