CAPS talk Oct. 1 explores Classical Daoist Mediation

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The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies would like to invite everyone to a public talk entitled "Classical Daoist Mediation: How and Why the Huainanzi is a Daoist Text," by Harold Roth, Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies, Brown University. The talk will take place in the Religious Studies Atrium, 3rd floor, Gilmore Hall, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Iowa. Refreshments will be served and the talk is free and open to the public. Please let us know if you have any questions about attending the talk. Thanks. Dongwang Liu

Public Lecture: "Classical Daoist Mediation: How and Why the Huainanzi is a Daoist Text"
By Harold Roth, Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies, Brown University
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Location: Atrium 3rd Floor, Gilmore Hall, The University of Iowa Campus.

Harold D. Roth is Professor of Religious Studies and the Director of the Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University. Roth is a specialist in Early Chinese Religious Thought, Daoism, the History of East Asian Religions, the Comparative Study of Mysticism and a pioneer in the developing field of Contemplative Studies. His publications include six books, The Textual History of the Huai-nan Tzu (Association for Asian Studies, 1992), Original Tao: “Inward Training” and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism (Columbia University Press, 1999),  Daoist Identity: Cosmology. Lineage, and Ritual  (w/Livia Kohn) (University of Hawaii Press, 2002), A Companion to Angus C. Graham's Chuang Tzu: the Inner Chapters (Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, 2003), and The Huainanzi: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Government in Early Han China, by Liu An, King of Huainan. (w/John S Major, Sarah Queen, and Andrew S. Meyer, Columbia UP, 2010) and an abridged version of this book entitled, The Essential Huainanzi (Columbia UP, 2012). He has also published more than 45 articles on the early history and religious thought of the Daoist tradition and on the textual history and textual criticism of classical Chinese works, and on dimensions of Contemplative Pedagogy.

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