Past Event

The Essential Differences Between Eastern Asian and Western Civilizations

A Road Scholar Program by Dr. Xiaosi Yang

Join Xiaosi Yang as he discusses the six dimensions of culture and their formation into distinct societies. The inclusion of the individual, family, political society and the "human" world are four of the dimensions by which every culture necessarily defines itself. Throughout history, however, Eastern Asian and Western cultures have emphasized a different formulation of these dimensions. This separate emphasis is a useful tool in assessing the different strengths and weaknesses of Easterners and Westerners.

Xiaosi Yang holds a PhD in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and teaches in the Humanities Department at Harold Washington College. He is the former Director of the Asian Studies Center at Lake Forest College, and has been active in cultural awareness projects in the Chicago area for many years. His research interests include the philosophy of family, Asian thought, comparative philosophy, and geo-political analysis of Asia.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Eileen Gallagher, 847.382.1300.