Liberating Confucius: Must Hierarchy be Hostile to Feminism?

Presented by  Joanna Crosby

Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University

Graduate Coordinator of International Studies Program

Coordinator of the Institute for East Asian Studies.

Confucianism has been the basis of Chinese social thought and morality for thousands of years. Its emphasis on strict hierarchies in social relationships traditionally place women in a subordinate role to men. However, as China adapts and changes its traditions change with it. Prof. Joanna Crosby will discuss how Confucianism and Feminism can find a way to co-exist in modern Chinese society.

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm, April 7th, 2011

Location: RH 101, UAA Main Campus