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'Resonating Wisdoms: Early Confucianism Dialogue with Yup'ik and Inupiaq Cultures'

At this event, UAA faculty Kristin Helweg Hanson and Phyllis Fast, along with UAA student presenters Josephine Hishon and Brittany Burns, will examine and contrast Chinese and Alaska Native classical and traditional worldviews.

The Chinese culture and the Yup'ik and Inupiaq cultures have existed for more than 4,000 years. Given their markedly different environments and contrasting status on the world stage, what dialogue would classical Confucian philosophy have with equally ancient Inupiaq and Yup'ik constructs? What insights emerge when Confucian and Inupiaq/Yup'ik cultures are juxtaposed? These intriguing questions will be the topics for this fascinating event that contrasts classical and traditional worldviews. This event is sponsored with the UAA Ethics Center and UAA Philosophy Department.

The UAA Campus Bookstore actively organizes free special events to promote expression and engaged discussion within UAA and the community. With topics ranging from chocolate to Alaska Restricting Laws, there’s something of interest for everybody. Check out the full schedule of November events below.

For more information, contact Rachel Epstein at or (907) 786-4782. There is also free parking for bookstore events in the South Lot, the West Campus Central Lot (behind Rasmuson Hall), the Sports Lot and the Sports NW Lot.

Thu Jan 30, 2014 5pm – 7pm Alaska Time
UAA Campus Bookstore (2921 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK, United States) (map)