March 1, 2012 – The UCA Confucius Institute for Arkansas hosted a public lecture by Dr. Clayton Crockett, an Associate Professor and the Director of the Religious Studies Program here at the University of Central Arkansas.
His lecture, which was entitled “Chinese Postmodernism”, was held in room 213 in the UCA Student Center during X-Period. Dr. Crockett’s lecture consisted of two parts. The first was a brief historical survey of Chinese and French thought from 1967 to the present, including statements on French and Chinese revolution as compared to the revolutionary fervor that was occurring throughout the world, particularly in the United States.
The second half of Dr. Crockett’s lecture discussed the contributions of the French Sinologist François Jullien for understanding French philosophy in light of Chinese thought and culture.