On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the GW Confucius Institute hosted expert speaker, Dr. Liu Zhen, a professor China University of Political Science & Law, for a lecture on I Ching, also known as the Classic of Changes. 

Dating back to 10th century BC, I-Ching is one of the oldest Chinese classics, influencing the fields of religion, psychoanalysis, business, literature and art. And it kept shadowing it perspectives for thousands of years in Chinese culture.

With Dr. Huiying HAN’s translation, all the participants were more than active throughout the entire event. Sergio Waisman, Professor f Spanish & International Affairs, who had previously heard of the I-Ching while attending lectures on Western philosophy, joined the event again and shared his perspective with the speaker. Mark Jarvis, GW Confucius Institute Student, became interested in I-Ching after hearing a podcast about it. He heard it was one of the few cultural concept that while ubiquitous in China, is largely unknown in the US, and hence being deeply attracted. Chen Yang, Professor of EALL had attended the lecture with students and shared his understanding afterwards as well.




在韩慧英博士的翻译下,在场来宾对讲座保持了高涨的兴趣。西班牙语及国际关系教授Sergio Waisman博士,在参加过多场易经与西方哲学思想主题的系列讲座后,参加了本场讲座并与刘博士探讨了对易经的理解。乔治·华盛顿大学孔子学院学生Mark Jarvis,在听过音频讲座后了解到易经仍是少数在中国也较少被了解的文化瑰宝后产生了浓厚的兴趣因而积极参加了易经主题讲座。东亚语言文学部教授杨辰教授与学生们一起参加了活动,并在讲座后与大家共同探讨对易经的了解。