1st Annual Midwest Conference on East Asian Thought

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

April 16-17, 2004

Friday, April 16

Courtelyou Commons, South Room


1:00-2:45  Panel discussion

      David Elstein University of Michigan, "Zhuangzi’s Pipes of Heaven"

      Hans-Georg Moeller,Brock University, "The Tao of Sex: Sexuality in the Laozi"

      (Chair: Joo Lee, Wilbur Wright College, Humanities)

3:00-4:45  Panel discussion

      Tao Jiang, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, "Access to the Unconscious in Husserl, Freud and Xuanzang: The Problematics of Transcendence and Immanence."

      Michael Berman,Brock University, "Merleau-Ponty’s Hermeneutics of Comparative Philosophy Revisited"

      (Chair: Mary Jeanne Larrabee, DePaul University, Philosophy)

5:00 – 7:00 Keynote Address

      Robert Eno, Indiana University, "Theoretical Cogency and the Philological Eye: Methodological Issues in Research on Chinese Thought"

      (Chair: Franklin Perkins, DePaul University, Philosophy)

Saturday, April 17

9:00-9:45        Breakfast

9:45 – 11:30  Panel discussion

     Angelika Cedzic, DePaul University, "About the Creation of Gods and Novels in China"

     Patti Kameya, University of Chicago, "Poetics as Moral Practice in Eccentrics of Our Times, Late Eighteenth-Century Japan"

     (Chair: Elena Valussi, Columbia College, Religious Studies)

11:30 – 12:45 Lunch Break

12:45 – 2:30  Panel discussion

     Yang Xiao, Kenyon College, "How Confucius Does Things with Words"

     Lucy Xing Lu, DePaul University, "Moral Philosophy and Moral Persuasion: An Examination of Confucian Philosophers and Their Rhetorical Formulations"

     (Chair: Jane Wu, College of DuPage, Humanities)

2:45 – 4:30  Panel discussion

     Youru Wang, Rowan University, Philosophy and Religion, "The Strategies of “Goblet Words”: Indirect Communication in the Zhuangzi"

     Travis Smith, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Philosophy, "The Locus of Knowledge in Zhuangzi's Qiwu Lun"

     (Chair: Brian Hoffert, North Central College, History/Religious Studies)