This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The Age of Confucius Evening Lecture/Seminar Monday, August 22, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1J0194 Select Your Tickets Resize text Mencius from the album Half Portraits of the Great Sage and Virtuous Men of Old, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) Confucius is famous throughout the world for his philosophy’s enduring impact throughout Chinese history. But his ideas did not exist in a vacuum, and many other brilliant minds challenged or reworked his prescriptions in ancient China. Justin M. Jacobs, an associate professor of history at American University, analyzes the exciting intellectual ferment of the age of Confucius and the thinkers who followed in his footsteps during the Warring States era (475–221 B.C.): Mozi, Mencius, Zhuangzi, Xunzi, and Han Feizi. Learn about their perspectives on the meaning of life, the role of the state, the origins of civilization, social relationships, and how to gain and maintain power. The lively exchange of ideas among these philosophers helped define Chinese civilization itself and set the stage for the next two thousand years of dynasties and empires. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.