Confucianism in Modern Chinese Culture with Yu Dan
A Talk by Yu Dan
Thursday, July 31, 20084:00 PM
The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium
Fowler Museum, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Yu Dan is a Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Media at Beijing Normal University. She holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Literature and a doctorate in Film and Television Studies. In 2006 her lectures on Confucianism appeared on CCTV’s popular primetime show, Lecture Room, transforming her into cultural icon. From the transcript of these talks, she published Yu Dan’s Reflections on ‘The Analects.’ In this simply written book, she reinterprets the classical text for the common person, sharing personal anecdotes and relating the text to modern day life. Her book, which has been described as a “Confucian chicken soup for the modern Chinese soul,” has sold 4.2 million copies and has been translated into several languages including Korean and Japanese. In addition to her work on Confucius, Yu Dan has also lectured on the philosopher, Zhuangzi, and published a text entitled, Yu Dan’s Reflections on ‘Zhuangzi.' ’Her broadcasts and writings have made Yu Dan a household name in China. She now serves as a media advisor to over 40 regional TV stations in China.
Lecture will be given in Mandarin Chinese. There will be no English Translation.
Parking for the Fowler Museum:
Enter UCLA from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood. Drive ahead to the Parking Information Booth in Lot 4.
Parking = $9
The Fowler Museum is located in the heart of UCLA's north campus. Easy parking is available near the Museum by following these directions:
Enter UCLA from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood. Drive ahead to the Parking Information Booth in Lot 4. Convenient Fowler parking is at the northeast or southeast ends of Lot 4 (see map), where automated pay stations accept $1 and $5 bills and credit cards. The parking fee is a maximum of $9. The Fowler is visible to your left when you ascend from the elevator or stairs (follow pedestrian walkways, indicated by arrows).
The Fowler is a lovely walk from the UCLA Transit Center at Hilgard and Strathmore Avenues, where several public bus lines stop.
Cost : Free
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Institute, UCLA Confucius Institute, China Press