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Ames on “Kongjiao 孔教” in Boston, April 25

I was intrigued by this announcement:

Wednesday, April 25, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Confucian China in a Changing World Order
Dr. Roger T. Ames, University of Hawai’i
1st Floor Function Room, Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St, Boston

What struck me was the use of “Kongjiao 孔教” to describe the view that Roger is discussing. (I am assuming that he added the Chinese title.) I guess that since “a-theistic religiosity” has long been an important part of his account of Confucianism, perhaps it should be less surprising. But “Kongjiao” resonates historically with efforts to institutionalize Confucian teachings in ways that I am not sure Roger would support. Any thoughts?


April 16, 2012 - Posted by | Contemporary Confucianism, Religion


  1. I too am intrigued by the translation. Not mine. Definitely not mine.


    Roger over and out.

    Comment by Roger T. Ames | April 16, 2012 | Reply

  2. Ah ha! Thanks for letting us know.

    Comment by Steve Angle | April 16, 2012 | Reply

  3. “Confucian China in a Changing World Order”, there is too much that merits debate.

    Comment by Yong Chen | April 22, 2012 | Reply

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