The Future of Global Language and the Rise of Chinese Terminologies

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 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.

讲座人介绍

裴德思Pattberg, Thorsten)、德国籍、语言学者以及作家,北京大学高等人文研究院研究人员。北京大学文学博士。专攻中西方比较文化与语言文学。北京大学、东京大学,哈佛大学的校友。