Translation and the Death of Cultures (Video)

December 2, 2014

Many Chinese ideas are deceased in world history yet behave in China as if alive: they are truly undead concepts. The West’s disregard for foreign socio-cultural originality has become a real problem for the rest […]

Ode to the Shengren (圣人)

November 24, 2014

NEW VIDEO: “In January 2012, Mr. Pattberg presented a rough manuscript, ‘Shengren‘, to a committee of professors at Peking University, in which he proposed the revival of the Confucian 圣人 and the return of Chinese […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Apply For Yenching Academy

July 8, 2014

BEIJING – I am as excited as you are that the new Yenching Academy of Peking University (PKU) [北京大学燕京学堂] has been successful established and is now recruiting its first 100 graduate students. This will be the […]

东风与西风:一个德国人眼中的中西方文化 (裴德思)

November 18, 2013

NEW The East-West Dichotomy manifesto available from Foreign Language Press: 东风与西风:一个德国人眼中的中西方文化 East Wind and West Wind: A German Scholar’s Meditations on the Differences between China and the West A UNIVERSE of differences separates the […]

The Coming of Post-Translational Society and The Rise of Chinese Terminologies

October 19, 2013

公开讲座:后翻译时代的到来以及中文术语的崛起 The Coming of Post-Translational Society and The Rise of Chinese Terminologies 【主 题】后翻译时代的到来以及中文术语的崛起 【主讲人】裴德思 博士 (Pattberg,Thorsten) 【时  间】2013年10月19日(周六),下午15:00-17:00 【地  点】云英语,北京市海淀区五道口华清嘉园商务会馆801 【工作语言】英文/中文 【主办方】云英语 讲座文章摘要 The English language is rich of foreign loanwords. Some languages were traditionally […]

The Future of Global Language and the Rise of Chinese Terminologies

October 15, 2013

北京大学高等人文研究院讲座:未来的全球语言与中文术语的崛起 The Future of Global Language and the Rise of Chinese Terminologies 【主讲人】裴德思 博士 (Pattberg,Thorsten) 【时  间】2013年10月17日(周四),下午15:00-17:00 【地  点】高等人文研究院,北京大学守仁国际研究中心 【主办方】北京大学高等人文研究院 讲座文章摘要 Chinese words are underrepresented in the English language for a variety of reasons but […]

On Creativity in China (Shanghai Daily)

September 3, 2013

Stop Translation, Adopt Foreign Key Terms, Create Global Language (Shanghai Daily, Sept 2, 2013) “…the creator, when he arises, always finds himself overwhelmingly outnumbered by the inert uncreative mass…” –Arnold J. Toynbee I have been […]

Making a nation’s dream come true (China Daily)

August 12, 2013

Definition and Universality of the Zhongguo Meng “Promoting Chinese concepts in the rest of the world is not very difficult – stop translating key Chinese terminologies!” BEIJING – Latest op-ed for China Daily discusses Chinese […]

Pluralism, Civil Society and NGOs in China

June 9, 2013

Government Organized ‘Non-Governmental Organizations’ (NGOs) in China “Pluralism or Civil society may NOT fit China.” BEIJING – Zhang Changdong (张长东), Professor of Political Studies at Peking University, gave a talk in Wudaokou’s famed Bridge Café […]

Foreign Language Press Endorses East-West dichotomy

April 30, 2013

China‘s Foreign Language Press endorses The East-West dichotomy BEIJING- China’s Foreign Language Press (FLP) is publishing a revised edition of The East-West dichotomy, a globalist text that has become one of the most widely read […]

Ezra Vogel: The Joy of the Biographers

April 28, 2013

Ezra Vogel: The Joy of the Biographers (Peking University) Peking University, Stanford Center: Ezra Vogel talks about his latest book on Deng Xiaoping and the joy of the biographers On the joys of the biographers: […]

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April 22, 2013

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Ezra Vogel draws crowds at Peking University, April 2013

April 21, 2013

Ezra Vogel draws crowds at Peking University, April 2013 BEIJING – Ezra Vogel, Harvard professor emeritus, political analyst, and one of America’s best-known public intellectuals on Asia, drew crowds today at Peking University, China’s leading […]

Josef Wieland: The Rules of the (Business) Game

March 28, 2013

Josef Wieland: The Rules of the (Business) Game PEKING UNIVERSITY – Prof. Dr. Wieland spoke today on international ‘Standards, Concepts, and Best Practice in Business.’ March 26, 2013, Moonlight Hall, Yingjie Exchange Center, PKU.  “Business ethics […]