Hans Dao
Hans und Dao © Wang Liping
Lecture by the literary scholar Wang Liping

Is Hans stupid? Artists who consider him an antihero and his history a mere farce would probably say yes. But in light of Chinese Daoist philosophy, he is wise. In what way? The literary scholar and fairy-tale researcher Dr Liping Wang from Beijing offers one possible answer to this question in her presentation, which, with the programmatic title “Hans and Dao” is dedicated to the theme of “humanity and fortune.” To illustrate the subject, a Chinese fable will be considered in more detail that presents Hans’s Asian soul mate.

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