Joanna Crosby presents 'Liberating Confucius: Must Hierarchy be Hostile to Feminism?' - April 7, 2011
by Kathleen McCoy |
Thursday, April 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Rasmuson Hall, Room 101
Presented by Joanna Crosby. Crosby is a professor of philosophy and religious studies at Morgan State University, graduate coordinator of International Studies Program and 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. Professor Crosby will discuss how Confucianism and Feminism can find a way to co-exist in modern Chinese society.