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College hosts Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought this weekend

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The College’s East Asian studies program will host the seventh annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, May 6-7. The free, two-day conference seeks to foster dialogue and interaction among scholars and students and will feature Michael Puett, professor of Chinese history at Harvard University, in a keynote address at 4:30 Saturday, May 7. The title of his talk is “Ancestors, Fathers and Sons: Ritual Theory and Philosophy in Early China.”

The conference takes place from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, and continues from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in room 129 at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. Click here to view the complete lineup of speakers, panels and activities. Presenters include faculty from Indiana University, University of Chicago, California State University-Fullerton, DePaul University, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Tel Aviv University and more.

For more information contact Brian Hoffert, North Central associate professor of religious studies and history, at