The Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies

Pattberg is sure that the shengren of China are their own category and cannot be translated, published monograph 'Shengren
Pattberg thinks that the shengren
of China are their own category
and cannot be translated; published monograph Shengren; photo: Song Lipeng

Dr. Pattberg joins the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies (IAHS) at Peking University under its director, Professor Tu Weiming, in August 2012, and becomes a Research Fellow in October 2012.

His main responsibilities are:

1) to conduct research in the fields of ‘Dialogue among civilizations’ and ‘Cultural China’;

2) to make contributions in form of publications;

3) to promote exchange between Chinese and Western scholarship;

4) to explore the fields of Chinese and Western Confucianism and Western translation histories of Chinese key terminologies; in particular his own Shengren Research Project.

The Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies (IAHS) at Peking University has three divisions:

(1) Cultural China

(2) Dialogue between Civilizations

(3) World Ethics

These three pillars of research are complementary: Taking as it starting point Cultural China, facilitating dialogue among civilizations by deepening multi-cultural understanding, and engaging Chinese thought within the framework of new global ethics as its natural conclusion.

The overall objective of IAHS is to engage in international cooperation and to facilitate dialogue among civilizations, to participate in the reconstruction of the cultural and spiritual identity of the Chinese people, to promote Chinese traditional thought in the context of globalization and multiversity in the 21st century, and to research the applications and implications of the spiritual traditions of ancient China on the formation of today’s world ethics.

Contact:

The Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies
Tan Siu Lin Centre for International Studies
PekingUniversity,5 Yiheyuan Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
pattberg’at’pku.edu.cn
Phone: 0086-13146499536