Wednesday Lunch Talk -- A Sinicized Enlightenment Education for the New Republic: Cai Yuanpei in 1912
A presentation by Chaohua Wang
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Similar to the fact that Cai Yuanpei's appointment as the first Republican Education Minister in January 1912 was the result of political compromise, his program of educational reform then was an intellectual mixture. The current research traces the roots of Cai's 1912 program to four intellectual sources: the new Confucian self-cultivation tradition; historical studies of the east Zhejiang school of the Qing times; the 19th-century German educational reform program of Humboldt University; and the Kantian philosophical tradition of secular enlightenment. By presenting these traditions as complimentary to each other, Cai managed to take some drastic modernizing measures in a short time, leaving lasting impact upon modern China's educational system.
Chaohua Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese literature, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA.
Open to UCLA students and faculty, and others by invitation
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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies