Co-Authors to Discuss Chinese Philosophy at First Wednesday Talk
Harvard Professor of Chinese History Michael Puett and journalist Christine Gross-Loh will discuss the impact of Chinese philosophy in a talk at Manchester’s First Congregational Church on Wednesday, October 5, at 7 p.m. Their talk is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series hosted by Manchester Community Library, and is free and open to the public. Puett and Gross-Loh are co-authors of the international bestseller ‘The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life,’ will share how Puett’s hugely popular course on Chinese philosophy is life-changing for many of his students.
Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University.Gross-Loh is a journalist and author whose writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and The Guardian. She has a PhD from Harvard University in East Asian history and is the author of ‘Parenting without Borders: What Parents around the World Can Teach Us.’
The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Manchester are held at First Congregational Church (unless otherwise noted) and are hosted by Manchester Community Library. For details, call MCL at 802-362-2607 or visit vermonthumanities.org