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Conference: “Between Appropriation and Refutation – On the Significance and Reception of Max Weber in China”
20–21st Mar 2018
Organizers: Max Weber Foundation / China Branch Office and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Peking University
Max Weber himself has dealt with China in his study on “Confucianism and Taoism” (1915/1920). However, more important for the reception in China is his famous book “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, which alone has been translated into Chinese twenty times. This raises the question of what Weber’s reception in the People’s Republic of China (which began in the 1980s)