Translating China I

   We are especially pleased to have been able to engage a whole list of translators which reads like the international "Who is Who" of the current discourse on Chinese philosophy in the West and in China: Paul J. D'Ambrosio (East China Normal University), Bobby Carleo (The Chinese University of Hongkong), Daniel Bell (Tsinghua University and Shandong University), Andrew Lambert (The City University of New York), Jeanne Allen (McMaster University), Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau), Kirill Thompson (National Taiwan University), Martyna Świątczak (Fudan University), Chad Meyers (East China Normal University), Dan Sarafinas (Central South University of China), Asia Guzowska (University of Warsaw), Dimitra Amarantidou, (East China Normal University), Sharon Small (Beijing University), Stefano Gandolfo (Oxford University), Jana Rosker (University of Ljubljana), Christopher Ahn (Sunpress, NY).


   The first workshop which will bring together all of the translators, will be held at the Confucius Research Institute in Qufu from January 19thto 21st, 2017. It will be a great event and is of utmost importance to have a good start with the whole projects. The workshop will point the way to a successful future project.


   We expect the translation project to be a historical event in the development of a persistent Sino-Western discourse in philosophy in the 21stcentury. It will show the modern characteristics of the Chinese spirit which at the same time is rooted in the age-old traditions of the Chinese people and is embracing the future in a multipolar and multicultural world-civilization.

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 Tzu andTao 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 the "Confucius Culture Award" by the 6th World Confucian Congress. Then he won the second "Huilin Prize Award" in 2016.…
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