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The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life with Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh

June 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, June 7, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Speaker(s) Name: Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh
Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard?

It’s because the course challenges all our modern assumptions about what it takes to flourish. As Professor Michael Puett says to his students, “The encounter with these ideas will change your life.”

Chinese philosophical thinking is among the most powerful and influential in human history – and its ideas challenge many of the widely held assumptions Westerners have about the self and how to lead a flourishing life. Join China Institute on Tuesday June 7, as we welcome Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh to discuss their recent work, The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life. For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today.

Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. He is the recipient of a Harvard College Professorship for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Christine Gross-Loh is a freelance journalist and author. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and the Huffington Post. She has a PhD from Harvard University in East Asian history.

For questions or to register by phone, please contact Aaron Nicholson at 212-744-8181 ext. 138 or by email at [email protected]

This program is supported by Hanban.



June 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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