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Tu Wei-Ming - A WORLD OF IDEAS - July 15, 1990
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"I try to take the limitations of who I am as the nutrients, the nourishing forces, for me to become what I ought to become, Tu Wei-Ming explains to Bill Moyers when they conversed in 1990 for the series, A WORLD OF IDEAS.

Tu Wei-Ming was born in mainland China, studied in Taiwan, and pursued an academic career in America at Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley. Now professor of Chinese history and philosophy at Harvard Uninversity, he teaches and writes about Confucianism, the ancient Chinese system of ethics, and its relationship to the modern world.

In Tu's view, the ways in which this humanistic philosophy of the East meshes with Western technology and democratic values tell us much about the future of China and industrial East Asia, and about our survival on an endangered planet.

He returns to China regularly to lecture on Confucian thought.

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