Professor Kenneth Dean will give a lecture to share the academic journey and Taoist contributions of his teacher, Professor Kristofer Schipper, one of the three great Sinologists in Europe.
Kristofer Schipper (Kristofer Marinus Schipper, October 23, 1934 – February 18, 2021) was born in Sweden with Dutch heritage. In 1962, he went to Tainan, Taiwan, to study and became ordained as a Taoist priest. In 1976, Taoist Master Kristofer Schipper founded the European Association of Chinese Studies in Paris, France. In 1979, he traveled to China and established the specialized field of Sinology, focusing on “The Sacred City of Beijing,” through collaborations with the French National Center for Scientific Research, Leiden University in the Netherlands, Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Kristofer Schipper was not only a rigorous scholar of religion but also a devout practitioner of Taoism. He made significant contributions to the dissemination and development of Taoist culture in Europe, with disciples spread across the globe. Professor Kenneth Dean is one of his disciples.
In this lecture, Professor Kenneth Dean will share the academic experiences and Taoist beliefs of Master Kristofer Schipper, drawing from his own learning journey and research achievements. Taoist practitioners and students are warmly welcomed to attend.
Lecturer: Professor Kenneth Dean
Date: 10:00am-12:00pm, March 28, 2021
Address: Taoist College Singapore
Lorong Koo Chye Sheng Hong Temple
Administration Building, 4th Floor
15 Arumugam Road Singapore 409960
To comply with government requirements for epidemic prevention, all attendees of the lecture must undergo temperature measurement, wear masks throughout the entire event, and follow the seating arrangements made by the staff.
The lecture is free of charge, and early registration is encouraged.