Conference/Workshop events which are sponsored or co-sponsored by ISCWP since July 2023

  • International Workshop: “Comparative Philosophy Forum – Beijing” 2023 Workshop
“比較哲學論壇·北京” 2023年工作坊學術研討會
Theme: “Comparative Studies of Chinese Philosophy Toward World Philosophy”
主題: “走向世界哲學的中國哲學比較研究 ”

Program 日程

(2023-7-27 version)
[For the details on the theme, etc. see the "NEWS" section]

Host & Co-Sponsor: Comparative Philosophy Forum - Beijing Study Group
東道主/主辦方: 比較哲學論壇北京研究組

In Cooperation with 學術合作方:

-International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP) 國際中西哲學比較研究學會

-International Society for Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy (CPWP) 比較哲學暨世界哲學國際學會

-International philosophy journal Comparative Philosophy 國際哲學雜誌《比較哲學》

Main Program [international participants; expected in English; via Zoom through OWL]
1st August 2023, Tuesday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Conference Room of the National Library Hotel (国图宾馆,北京市中关村南大街33号)

(1) To better manage and effectively experiment on this two-track workshop (both on physical scene and through virtual Zoom channel via OWL) and to enhance pre-workshop warming-up preparation for good discussion, interested online participants are expected to make (free) pre-workshop registration by sending one-line email to the coordinating team at <> and <> (the registered online participants are to receive the Zoom link info and pre-workshop warming-up materials).
(2) To have a better understanding and good discussion, the speakers’ detailed outlines will be sent to the core participants for the sake of the participants’ warming-up preview and of good critical discussion on scene.
(3) With consideration of the understanding of international participants of the main program, the language in which to carry out presentations/discussions is English.

Opening Remarks: 09:00-09:05
SUN Wei (
孙伟Philosophy Institute, Beijing Academy of Social Sciences, China)

Session 1 (On the Theme): 09:05-10:15
Chair: SUN, Wei
Speaker: MOU, Bo (牟博San Jose State University, USA)
“On Cross-tradition Engaging Studies of Chinese Philosophy toward World Philosophy” (
论走向世界哲学的中国哲学比較研究 )

Session 2: 10:15-11:00
Chair: DING, Xiaojun (
丁晓军Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
Speakers: YE, Jiabin (
叶甲斌 Sun Yat-sen University, China) & ZHOU, Hongyin (周宏胤Nankai University, China)
“Association of Free Individuals and Tian-Xia: A Possible Dialogue between Two Theories of World” (

Session 3: 11:00-11:45
[remote: 23:00-23:45 US Eastern time]

Chair: ZHOU, Hongyin
Speaker: LUO, Shirong (罗轼融 Simmons University, USA)
“A New Look at the Controversy between Confucianism and Legalism and Its Contemporary Significance” (一个看待儒法之争的新视野及其当代意义)

Session 4: 11:45-12:30
Chair: YUAN, Cheng (袁程Capital Normal University, China)
Speaker: LIU, Yuedi (刘悦笛Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China)
“Living Aesthetics: the World and China” (生活美学:全球与中国)


Session 5: 13:30-14:15

Chair: MEI, Jianhua (梅剑华Shanxi University, China)
Speaker: MASON, Joshua (Loyola Marymount University, USA)
“Coming to Truth through Fusion with Chinese Metaphors” (

Session 6: 14:15-15:00
[remote: 14:15-15:00 Guangdong / Hong Kong time]

Chair: MOU, Bo
Speakers: ODA, Takaharu (小田崇晴 Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China) & ZHENG, Jieyou (郑杰友The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China):
Buddhist Seng Zhao’s Roots in Neo-Daoism: Ex Contradictione Nihil” (僧肇思想的玄学来源无来自于矛盾)

Session 6: 15:00-15:45
[remote: 08:00-08:45 UK London time]

Chair: HE, Haoping (何浩平 Southeast University, China)
Speaker: DAI, Yuanfang (戴远方Michigan State University, USA)
the (Intellectual) Looking Glass: An Argument for Chinese Feminist Philosophy in Transcultural Contexts” (透过(学术之)镜:跨文化语境里关于中国女性哲学的论证)

Session 7: 15:45-16:30

Reflective Dialogue on Comparative Studies of Chinese Philosophy toward World Philosophy
“Free” Dialogue Speakers:
DING, Xiaojun
丁晓军Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
HE, Haoping
何浩平 Southeast University, China)
MEI, Jianhua (梅剑华Shanxi University, China)
YUAN, Cheng (袁程Capital Normal University, China)

Side Program [optional; in Chinese; face-to-face chat]
2nd August 2023, Tuesday

(1) Morning, 9 am – 11am, Salon area (first floor), Mercure Hotel (on scene without zoom)

Informal get-together dialogue chat over some jointly concerned issues related to academic development of Chinese younger scholars in view of the challenges and prospects of the domestic and international academic settings, the issue of philosophical methodology related to cross-tradition engagement, etc.非正式聊天式对谈:关于青年哲学学者在国内外学术环境中学术发展若干问题,关于跨传统交锋-交融的哲学研究方法论问题等。

(2) Afternoon:

A tour with the guide taking a deeper look at one of the main venues for the traditional culture and humanistic scenery in Beijing (“the area of the Eastern Route of the Imperial Inner City & the cultural segment of Wangfujing Street) 北京传统文化人文荟萃地之一深度游 [东皇城根/王府井文化区:隆福寺文化城、中国美术馆、沙滩红楼(五四运动发源地)、北京人艺、明朝东厂、老舍等故居、民盟/民革、]