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Peking University lecture info (Oct. 17-23, 2013)

>> The Future Rise of Global Language and Chinese Terminology

Speaker: Dr. Thorsten Pattberg

Venue: Conference Room, Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies

Date: Oct. 17, 2013

Time: 15:00-17:00

Organizer: Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University


Thorsten Pattberg, a German writer and researcher in languages, is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies. His studies mainly centers on the comparison between the Chinese culture and western culture and literature.


“Chinese words are underrepresented in the English language for a variety of reasons but mainly because — commencing from the 17th century - the entire Confucian tradition has been meticulously translated into convenient and familiar European vocabularies. For example, China’s single most important archetypes of wisdom, the ‘shengren,’ have been rendered as “saints,” “philosophers,” or “sages;” likewise the Confucian ‘junzi’ have been called “gentlemen,” “superior personalities,” or “noble people;” and so on. It will be argued, however, that the original terms and correct names should matter to the Chinese world, especially in today’s age of knowledge, branding and intellectual property rights, which surely extend, or should extend, into the realms of Culture. Henceforth, this talk supports the notion that more Chinese key concepts should be adopted into the future Global language.”



>> Kunqu Opera and A Dream of Red Mansions

Speaker: Li Hongliang (State First-Class Artist)

Co-Speakers: Kong Aiping (State First-Class Artist, Opera Plum Blossom Prize Winner)

                     Gu Yu (State Second-Class Artist)

                     Chi Lingyun (Outstanding Flute Player of Jiangsu Performing Arts Group Co., Ltd.)

Venue: Room 102, Classroom Building No. 2

Date: Oct. 17, 2013

Time: 19:00-20:00



>> Why did the U.S. Government Shut Down?–Peking University Forum of Fiscal   and Tax Laws

Speaker: Liu Jianwen, Professor at PKU Law School

Co-Speakers: Joseph L. Pratt (Doctor of Jurisprudence, Northwestern University; Now professor at PKU Law School),

Wang Lei (Professor at PKU Law School), Xu Aiguo (Professor at PKU Law School),

Xia Cong (Senior Partner at M&T Lawyers)

Venue: Lecture Hall, Leo KoGuan Building (of Law School)

Date: Oct. 17, 2013

Time: 19:00-21:00

Organizer: Peking University Law School


On October 1, the U.S. government shut down for the first time in recent 17 years.


Is it because of the tight budget caused by the healthcare reform? Or is it the increasingly serious gridlock between the two parties?

Where would the market go if the U.S. government shut down?

What influence does the shutdown have on the Pacific-Asian region, especially China?

Are there any legal issues behind this?


This forum will answer these questions.



>> Suning: The Internet Era and the Opportunities Brought to China

Speaker: Sun Weimin

Venue: Qiulin Lecture Hall, Valori Building

Date: Oct. 17, 2013

Time: 19:00-21:00

Organizer: PKU Postgraduate Association


Sun Weimin, who graduated from Beijing Normal University as Mater of Psychological Science, is now vice chairman of the Board of Suning Commerce Group Co., Ltd. and vice chairman of China Chain Store & Franchise Association.



>> Carbon Nanomaterials for High Performance and Unusual Format Electronics

Speaker: Prof. John A. Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Venue: Room 204/206, Chemistry Building A

Date: Oct. 18, 2013

Time: 14:00-15:30

Organizer: College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University



>> 16th~18th Century Deutsch Merchants and Oriental Trading

Speaker: Prof. Xu Jian

Venue: Room 406, Lijiao Building (Natural Science Classroom Building)

Date: Oct. 23, 2013

Time: 19:00-21:00

Organizer: Center for German Studies, Peking University


Xu Jian, professor from the Department of History at PKU, mainly focuses on modern history of the world, the history and development of capitalism, and the history of Germany.



Written by: Li Chiyang

Edited by: Arthars

Source: PKU Lecture Hall