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Chinese Translation of Wilson’s Lives of Confucius to be Published

The Chinese translation of Lives of Confucius (Doubleday), a book to be published by Professor of History Thomas Wilson and co-author Michael Nylan of the University of California, Berkeley, passed external review by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press (CUHK).  More ...

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Chicago Tribune Interviews Wilson on Confucian Philosophy

Professor of History Thomas Wilson spoke about Confucian philosophy has influenced modern Chinese cuisine and how “…Confucius has become a brand in a sense," in an article in the Chicago Tribune. In “Philosophy influenced Chinese cuisine,” published on Jan. 10, Wilson summarized the trend.  "It's marketable, and Confucius is the friendly face of civility that kind of replaces the scary face of Mao in past days."  More ...

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Agence France-Presse Quotes Wilson on "Confucius Cuisine"

Professor of History Thomas Wilson spoke about the “Confucius cuisine” dining trend in China in an Agence France-Presse (AFP) article titled “Confucius makes comeback at Chinese tables.” The Sept. 11 article addressed how the new fine-dining trend “reflects how the ruling Communist party -- which long saw the sage as a reactionary force -- has drafted him into its modern campaign to boost what President Xi Jinping has called China's ‘cultural soft power.’”  More ...

Conference at the site of Songyang Academy in China
Wilson Presents at Songyang Academy

Professor of History Thomas Wilson presented a paper on Confucian rituals at a conference on the “Spiritual and Intellectual World of 16th- and 17th-century China.”  More ...

Thomas Wilson (seated, left) presented during a seminar in Taipei.
Wilson Conducts Research in China

Professor of History Thomas Wilson spent the summer as a visiting scholar conducting research at the National Central Library in Taipei, Taiwan. He gave a presentation of his research in a seminar on Aug. 1.  More ...

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Wilson Awarded Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

Professor of History Thomas Wilson received a Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies from the Center for Chinese Studies at the National Central Library, Taiwan.  More ...

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Wilson Contributes Chapter in Chinese-Language Publication

A chapter written by Professor of History Thomas Wilson was published in the Chinese-language publication Western Scholarship on Chinese History.  More ...

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Plate Awarded Grants

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently received grants from the American Philosophical Society and the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for two projects.  More ...

Students examine artifacts at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Students in Asian Temples in a Virtual World Class Visit D.C. Museums

Six students in Thomas Wilson’s seminar, Asian Temples in a Virtual World, travelled to Washington, D.C., from March 8-12 to visit museums in conjunction with their research projects. The trip featured a private viewing of 16 artifacts in the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler collections.  More ...

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Wilson Re-elected Co-Chair of Confucian Traditions Group

Professor of History Thomas Wilson was re-elected co-chair of the Confucian Traditions Group of the American Academy of Religions. He was nominated to run at the annual meeting in San Francisco in November. The election was conducted by email last week.  More ...

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