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 孔教在當代 Dr. Roger T. Ames, University of Hawai’i 1st Floor Function Room, Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St, Boston http://www.suffolk.edu/college/52190.html.
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?