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Confucius Institute Talk: Lao Zi - The law governing all laws

16 Oct 2019

The latest Confucius Institute Talk will take place on Tuesday, 22 October at 6pm

Lao Zi, the first philosopher of Chinese Daoism has shaped Chinese philosophy and is highly respected in all circles in China; he was a venerated philosopher to the Confucians; to the people he was a saint or a god and to the Daoists he was an emanation of the Dao and one of their greatest divinities.

In this public talk the speaker examines Lao Zi’s believe in the duality of human nature and argues that we are not our own as we depend on the laws governing happiness, something we all strive towards. Piñol explores Lao Zi’s Dao as it relates to human beings and the fact that happiness is within everyone’s reach.

Manuel Parreño Piñol graduated from Xiangtan University with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Philosophy, focussing on the Meaning and Value of Goodness in Lao Zi’s Philosophy.