Asian studies in Lithuania

Can You Escape form the Destiny? Confucian ming 命 Concept and Life in the Face of Inevitable

Date and time: 2021-10-27 15:00 - 2021-10-27 16:30

Location: Zoom platforma

One of the most important traditional Chinese terms ming 命 is often explained and translated as “destiny”. In this discussion, first of all we will look at how term “destiny” is perceived by contemporary Western studies of philosophy, psychology, anthropology. Then we will provide an explanation of term ming  命 which can be found in classical Confucian writings.

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Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU