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An insider's look at academic life and Confucianism at Peking University, the mother lode of Chinese education.


BEIJING -- This video clip, filmed on a bright Monday morning in June 2013 at Peking University, in one take, is a diary full of light and dark allusions, symbolism, and metaphors for China, China studies, and Confucianism.

At the same time it was meant as instruction manual on Chinese spiritualism, PKU's way of life, the problems of Chinese academia, translation studies, and about some of the most fundamental concepts in the Chinese tradition -- rujia, shengren, junzi. [WATCH VIDEO] [READ FULL TRANSCRIPT]


Dr. Thorsten Pattberg, East-West, is a linguist (PhD, Peking University) and the author of 'The East-West dichotomy', 'Shengren', and 'Inside Peking University'. He is also an alumnus of Harvard University, The University of Edinburgh, and The (more...)
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