Asian-American/Asian Research Institute

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Experimental Workshop Series on Asian Civilizations:
Introductory Exploration of the Chinese Mind

Workshop Schedule

Date: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26;
May 3, 2005 (Five Sessions)

Time: 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

Fee: $25 (To Cover Cost of Materials)
- Seating not guranteed unless payment received. Non-refundable after first session. -

Make check payable to: Queens College Agency - AO17
Mail to: Asian American / Asian Research Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1827, New York, NY 10036

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This is an abbreviated survey of what constitutes the terrain of the so called Chinese mind.  As revolutions come and go, dynasties rise and fall, for thousands of years, a relatively common theme threads through the lives of people in China.  Facilitator will lead a workshop discussion to explore the major schools of thought in the Chinese society, including Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. 

The following books will be used for reference and points of departure:

1)  A Short History of Chinese Philosophy: A Systemic Account of Chinese Thought from Origins to the Present Day.  by Fung Yu-Lan, edited by Derk Bedde.

2) Analects of Confucius.  Translated by D.C. Lau.

3)  Mencius. Translated by Emile Zola and D.C. Lau.

4)  Tao Te Ching.  Translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English.

5)  Way of Chuang Tzu.  Translated by Thomas Merton.

6)  The Way to Buddhahood. By Rev. Yin Shun, and translated by Wing Yeung.

Workshop Facilitator:

Thomas Tam is Chairman of Asian American Higher Education Council, and Executive Director of Asian American/Asian Research Institute, as well as the President of Oishi Movies, Inc. which produced a feature: Sunrise on Mulberry Street. He received his Ph.D. degree in SocioMedical Sciences with honors from Columbia University, and other degrees in Filmmaking, Public Health, and Physics from Montclair State University, Columbia, and City College of New York.

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