UCA Presents ‘Western Gazes Upon China’

CONWAY – The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas continues the “Exploring Our World” series with a free public lecture on the reception of Chinese philosophies and religions by European scholars. The lecture, Western Gazes upon China, will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center located on the UCA campus.

A panel of faculty members, sponsored by the Confucius Institute and Humanities and World Cultures Institute at UCA, will discuss western responses to Chinese philosophies through modern and post-modern intellectual history.

Beginning chronologically, Dr. Crockett, associate professor of Religious Studies, will present on “Leibniz’s Writings on China.” Dr. Deitrick, associate professor of Philosophy and Religion, will then follow up with a talk on “‘Oriental Philosophy’ in the Writings of Hegel.” Dr. Zhuang, director of the Confucius Institute at UCA, then shifts the discussion into the twentieth century with “Betrand Russel’s Romance with China.” Dr. Brasovan, Director of the UCA Humanities and World Cultures Institute and Regional Center for Asian Studies, will then speak on “Whitehead’s Appropriation of ‘Eastern Asiatic’ Religion.”

As part of the “Exploring Our World” series, Western Gazes upon China is open to the general public at no cost. To register and get more information, visit uca.edu/world or call (501) 450-5261.



Shaneil Ealy
Division of Outreach and Community Engagement
Brewer-Hegeman, Suite 102
201 Donaghey Avenue,
Conway, AR 72035
Phone (501) 450-5275