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Nov. 22: 2017Sinyi Lecture: Confucian Tradition and the Entrepreneurship

Introduction: Sinyi Lecture provides a platform for advanced exchanges and dialogues around the theme of the modern destiny, mission, and transformation of the Confucian tradition in the business context. It invites distinguished scholars and business leaders to discuss topics relevant to business practices, with the hope to span across disciplinary boundaries, to close the gap between theory and practice, and to uncover, enrich, and apply traditional Confucian resources in spirituality, morality, ethics, and social institutions to business. The lecture aims at advocating and broadening the value of ren (human-heartedness or humanity), and promoting exploration and construction of a new business ethics under the perspective of spiritual humanism. This is the second lecture of Sinyi Lecture Series, Professor Paul Hsu, the founding dean of the School of Management of Taiwan University, will give a speech on the ethical basis of internet economy. After speech, Professor Hsu will join the dialogue on Confucian tradition and the entrepreneurship together with Professor Tu Weiming.

Topic: Confucian Tradition and the Entrepreneurship
Time & Date: 19:00-21:30, Nov.22, 2017 (Wednesday)
Venue: Sunlight Hall, Overseas Exchange Center, Peking University
Host: Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University
Organizers: Sinyi Center for Culture Studies of Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University, World Ethics Institute Beijing at Peking University

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      Lecture:An Ethical Basis of the Internet Economy     

     Lecturer:Paul S.C.HSU(Founding Dean of College of Management at Taiwan University)     

     Host:TU Weiming(Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University)     


     Dialogue:Confucian Tradition and the Entrepreneurship     


     TU Weiming(Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University)      

     Paul S.C.HSU(Founding Dean of College of Management at Taiwan University)     

Induction to all Participants:

Paul S.C.HSU

Professor Paul S.C.Hsu was born in November 1936, with an ancestry in Qingyuan, Hebei Province in China mainland. As a prominent managerialist and educator, Professor Hsu now is the Kao Reyan Chair professor of Feng Chia University, Chairman of the Taiwan Institute of Directors, and the Chairman of Chinese Business Ethics Education Association. He has been a pivotal figure in pushing forward Taiwan’s management education and promoting business ethics in Taiwan.
Professor Hsu received his Ph.D. in management from the University of Michigan in 1974. He served as a Professor and Head of NCCU Department of Business Administration (1969-1974), Dean of the NCCU Graduate School of Business Administration (1974-1979), Associate Professor of the Faculty of Business Administration at National University of Singapore (1980-1987), Founding Dean of College of Management at Taiwan University (1987-1993). He has been dedicated to the research and teaching of management for more than 50 years and was awarded the 6th Management Medal by the Taiwan Management Association in 1990.
During his tenure, Professor Hsu has worked as consultants in various governmental and business organizations, including Director of the Board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (1992-1995), Standing Committee Member of the Academic Review Committee of Taiwan Education Commission (1992-1995), Chairman of the Board, Bank of Kaohsiung (1995-1998), Chairman, Chinese Management Association (1997-2004), and Counselor of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (1993-2010) and etc.
Due to his high reputation in academic and practice, Professor Hsu is reputed as "the Father of Taiwan's Management Science". His research interests include marketing, strategy, organization, international business, business ethics, family business and etc.

TU Weiming

TU Weiming was born in 1940 in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China(With ancestors’ home in Nanhai, Guangdong Province). Tu is a preeminent Chinese scholar, a representative figure of contemporary New Confucianism, and a crucial practitioner on the research and transmission of Confucian culture.
After graduation from Harvard University, Professor Tu taught at Princeton University (1967-71) and the University of California, Berkeley (1971-81). He became a Harvard Professor in both Chinese History & Philosophy studies and Religious Studies in 1981. Later, he served as the Chairman of Harvard Research Committee of Religious Studies (1984-87), the Chairman of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (1986-89), and the Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (1996-2008).
Professor Tu is currently the Peking University Chair Professor (2010- ), the Founder and Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies (IAHS, 2010- ), the Director of World Ethics Center of Peking University (2010- ). So far, Professor Tu Weiming has supervised over 30 PhD and Post-doctorate students and educated thousands of undergraduates all over the world.
For over 50 years, Professor Tu has devoted himself to the interpretation of Confucian Classics, to the evaluation of Confucianism from a perspective of cultural diversity in the world, and to the revival of Chinese culture by a creative transformation of the ancient tradition. The intellectual activities and academic discourses advocated by him, such as “Cultural China”, “Civilizational Dialogue”, “Reflections on the Enlightenment”, and “the Third Phase of Confucianism”, have rendered profound influence in the international circle of thoughts. His broad scope of academic interests, his sympathetic concern towards both empirical and transcendental knowledge, his retrospection and strategic vision of human civilization, made him one of the most insightful and influential thinkers in the world.


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