Roots Seminar: Humanism Vs. Legalism
Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny St.,
3rd floor of the Hilton Hotel
Part of the Him Mark Lai Learning Center
Please join us for a fascinating upcoming talk, “Humanism vs. Legalism,” on the Chinese legal system, featuring Tom Klitgaard Esq.
Among the subjects that will be covered are the increasing emphasis on fairness rather than rights; solving problems in lieu of just resolving legal issues; pragmatism vs. mental gymnastics; learning from the evolving comparisons of legal systems in Hong Kong and Macao; as well as looking at effects from China’s wealth.
As a founding director of the San Francisco-Shanghai Sister City Committee, Tom is a pioneer in cultural bridge building and has made unparalleled contributions in promoting relations between China and the United States for over 30 years.
“…I think the Chinese government is absolutely on the right track of cracking down on corruption,” said Tom Kiltgaard, a Chinese legal expert and adjunct law professor at University of San Francisco. “What they need to do is to cooperate with the US government, tracking down people who come over here and hide money…” (Exerpt from China Daily.)