Conference Confessions from Wuxi

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For those of you who want to know what I’ve been up to in Wuxi, China, I’ve written an extended blog post over on my philosophy blog, Here’s an extract:

I try to picture it. I am standing in front of five hundred scholars, Daoist priests, diviners, geomancers, inventors, poets, financial speculators, management theorists etc. On the stage by my side are the VIP guests of honour: they include a couple of university deans, the Deputy Commander of the Air Force, the Deputy Director of the Central Propaganda Department and the Deputy Political Commissar of the Armed Police General Armament Department. And they are all listening to me talking about erection pills. Erection pills and the Duracell Bunny.

Read the entire post.

(PS, the image is of a notebook I bought in Shanghai Hongqiao airport. The text on the notebook says 學霸真經, or “Scholar-Tyrant of the True Classics”, which seems apposite here).

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