UNCG Campus Weekly

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‘Sustainability and the Crisis of Transcendence: The Long View from Asia’

Dr. Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Professor of East Asian Studies at Duke University, will give a lecture at UNCG on Tuesday, March 28, titled “Sustainability and the Crisis of Transcendence: The Long View from Asia.”

Duara’s research focuses on modernity, global changes and environmental responsibility, looking at the values and resources in Asian traditions, particularly of China and India. His latest book is “The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future,” published by Cambridge University Press. The New York Times interviewed Durara this past October and referred to him as “one of the most original thinkers on culture and religion in Asia.”

His talk at UNCG, which will be March 28 at 5 p.m. in the Weatherspoon Art Museum, will address the relationship between the personal, ecological and universal.