ISCP 17th conference volume

ISCP 17th Conference volume on “Inter-culturality and Philosophic Discourse” is available now, on Cambridge SP website:

http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Inter-culturality-and-Philosophic-Discourse1-4438-4895-6.htm

This volume follows ISCP 17th Conference that was held in July 2011 in Paris EHESS (more than 150 participants) on the same topic (http://zhe-xue.thotm.net/english/index.htm).

 

Inter-culturality and Philosophic Discourse

Editor: Yolaine Escande, Vincent Shen and Chenyang Li

Isbn13: 978-1-4438-4895-4

Isbn: 1-4438-4895-6

Responding to a deep and universal need of philosophizing in the context of intensive intercultural interaction among all philosophical traditions in the process of globalization, this timely book offers a unique collection of excellent papers on inter-translatability, art, and ethics; subjects which are most crucial for intercultural conversations today. Instead of opting for a “comparative philosophy” that suggests the superiority of philosophy in comparison with other forms of thought, this book explores “inter-translatability” between East and West, given that any dialogue between heterogeneous cultures and systems of thought has to start with translation, which constitutes the first part of this book.

Art and ethics are the two areas that most obviously link philosophies of the past and the present and constitute a fundamental part of Chinese long-living and practical philosophy. The value of art and aesthetic appreciation, no less than ethics, is at the core of Chinese culture and, indeed, promises a great deal for the future world. Thus, they are dealt with here in the second and third parts.

This book is also relevant to inter-culturalism in philosophy itself, as the contributors, firstly, come from several different continents and, secondly, though most of them are philosophers, all contributors are well-versed in other disciplines, such as anthropology, literature, religion, aesthetics, history of art, sinology, cognitive sciences, and social sciences.

Yolaine Escande is a Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She has translated a collection of fundamental treatises on Chinese calligraphy and painting from Chinese into French. Her research centers on the artistic, philosophical, aesthetic and cultural interactions of Chinese artistic principles with Western art. She is a member of the editorial board of Universitas Monthly Review on Philosophy and Culture, for which she has co-edited special issues in English and in Chinese.

Vincent Shen received his PhD from the Université Catholique de Louvain in 1980 and taught philosophy in Taiwan. He has held the Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture in the Department of East Asian Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto since 2000.

His publications include Essays on Philosophy East and West; Contrast, Strangification and Dialogue; and Essays on Intercultural Philosophy and Religion.

Chenyang Li is the founding Director of the Philosophy program at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has previously served as Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Central Washington University. His main research interests are Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. His publications include The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony, The Tao Encounters the West: Explorations in Comparative Philosophy, The Sage and the Second Sex, and The East Asian Challenge for Democracy: Political Meritocracy in Comparative Perspective (co-edited with Daniel Bell).

 

 

 

Minutes on the 18th ISCP Conference Business Meeting (2013)

 

ISCP and the University of Buffalo co-sponsored the 18th ISCP international conference entitled “Chinese Philosophy and the Way of living” in Buffalo, NY from July 21 to 24, 2013. More than 100 scholars from more than 20 countries and areas (Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, mainland China, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Singapore, Swiss, Taiwan, U. K. and U. S.) attended the conference.  In the opening session, Robert Neville, Michael Slote, Cheng Chung-Ying, and David Wong delivered plenary speeches. Vincent Shen gave a plenary speech on the second day of the conference. More than 80 session-papers were presented during the conference. Sandra Wawrytko on behalf of the Fu Foundation presented the Fu Foundation Essay Contest awards to three awardees in a brief ceremony. The three awardees presented their winning essays in a special session of the conference. On the last day of the conference Kwong-loi Shun, Bryan Van Norden, Jiyuan Yu and Chenyang Li delivered plenary speeches.

The conference ended with the 2013 business meeting. The director Jiyuan Yu delivered the open remarks. A brief ceremony of appreciation followed and an honorary plaque was presented to Jiyuan Yu to thank him for organizing the 18th ISCP conference, his outstanding leadership and excellent services as the President of ISCP (2011-2013). The Secretary Xiaomei Yang, the Treasurer Ann Pang-White, and the Director Jiyuan Yu gave the secretary’s, treasurer’s and director’s report, respectively. Jiyuan Yu then proposed the motions to nominate the candidates for 2014-2015 President (Kwong-loi Shun) and vice-President (Chenyang Li) of ISCP, and announced the 19th and 20th ISCP conference sites (Hong Kong in 2015 and Singapore in 2017). The business meeting ended with a brief ceremony of passing on the ISCP flag from the current president of ISCP Jiyuan Yu to the next president Kwong-loi Shun, who will be organizing the 19th ISCP international conference in 2015.

The Board of ISCP thanks the University of Buffalo, the organizer of the conference, all people who helped organizing the conference for their support and hard work.  The Board also thanks all the participants of the conference for their participation.   

For the conference photo album, please go to http://www.philosophy.buffalo.edu/gallery .

Director’s report

Regarding ISCP leadership team, since Professor Xiaomei Yang is the Society’s secretary, the Board appointed Professor Jinmei Yuan as our APA Eastern Liaison. Professor Robin Wang has agreed to continue her duty as the liaison to the APA Pacific Meeting. Professor Huiyu Wang agreed to continue his duty as the Liaison to the APA Central Meeting. Professor Eric Nelson agreed to be the Liaison to the American Academy of Religion. Professor Chung-ying Cheng is appointed as the official representative of ISCP to FISP. The Society has also nominated Professor Chung-ying Cheng as a candidate for the membership of the Steering Committee of FISP.

The Board has selected the official nominees for next president (2014-2015) and vice-president (2014-2015)/ the 2017 ISCP conference site. The term for the current presidency will expire at the end of 2013. The ISCP Constitution, Section 4 (a) states: “Nominations of the President, Vice-President(s), the Secretary and the Treasurer shall be made by the members of an ad hoc Nominating Committee appointed by the Executive Committee. The nominating Committee shall recommend no more than two candidates for each position. All nominations shall be voted upon in a manner established for all members of the ISCP.”

In accordance with the ISCP Constitution, Section 4 (a), the Executive Board appointed an Ad Hoc Nomination and Selection Committee. The Committee members were Professors Vincent Shen (Toronto, Chair), Karyn Lai, and Brook A. Ziporyn. The Ad Hoc Committee has approved our current vice-president Professor Kwong-loi Shun, who is also organizing the ISCP 19th International Conference, as the official candidate for our next president (2014-15) and has selected Professor Chenyan Li as the official candidate for ISCP’s next vice-president (2014-2015).

 Secretary’s Report

Since the 17th ISCP International Conference in Paris in 2011, this Secretary of ISCP has assisted the ISCP board to accomplish the following operations. (1) This secretary assisted ISCP to complete its transition from the previous Board (Professors Vincent Shen, Xinyan Jiang and Chenyang Li) to the current board (Professor Jiyuan Yu, our new executive director; Professor Ann Pang-White, our new treasurer; and Professor Xiaomei Yang, our new secretary). (2) This secretary has assisted the board in making some personnel changes (see Director’s Report). (3) This secretary assisted the board in selecting the organizer, location of the next ISCP conference and next vice-president of ISCP. The ISCP board issued an open call for nomination for the candidacy for ISCP’s next vice-president (2014-2015). (4) This secretary assisted the organizer of the 18th ISCP International Conference in organizing the conference. Jiyuan Yu on behalf of ISCP organized the 18th ISCP International Conference on Chinese Philosophy, entitled “Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living” in Buffalo, New York from July 21 to July 24. We received a large number of submissions. This secretary with Jiyuan Yu and Ann Pang-White carefully reviewed all the submissions. (5) This secretary assisted the board in organizing the 2013 Charles Fu Foundation’s Best Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy. The ISCP board formed two blind review committees, one for submissions in Chinese language (Peimin Ni served as the chair of the review committee, Dong Ping and Qingjie Wang served as members of the committee) and the other for English language (Sandra Wawrytko reviewed submissions). Two committees selected 3 awardees from 8 entries. (6) Our website URL address remains as http://www.iscp-online.org/. It is in operation. This secretary renewed the domain of our site in 2011 for two years and the domain needs to be renewed next year. Before ISCP find a web master to manage the site, this secretary currently manages the website and will continue to be the site’s maintainer before ISCP finds a web master to manage the site.

Finally, this secretary takes this opportunity to express her sincere thanks to her colleagues Jiyuan Yu and Ann Pang-White for their selfless assistance, understanding, and friendship. It has been a great pleasure working with both of them as ISCP officers. This secretary also takes this opportunity to express her sincere thanks to Chenyang Li, the previous Secretary of ISCP, for his help with managing the website of ISCP during the transition time.

 Treasurer’s Report

Professor/Dr. Ann Pang-White was elected as the new treasurer of ISCP and a member of the executive board in 2011.  She is grateful for the tremendous help that she received from the former treasurer, Dr. Xinyang Jiang, who ensured all transitional matters were taken care of smoothly.  For security reasons, it took quite much time, labor, and paper work during 2011 to transfer the bank account to the new board.  Professor Pang-White took great labor to bring the whole process to fruition.  In 2011, she also assisted the board in evaluating the abstracts for the APA Eastern Division ISCP panel.  She served on the review committee in reviewing abstracts for the 18th International Conference for Chinese Philosophy to take place at the University of Buffalo-SUNY.  She was also a member of the organizing committee for the conference.  Together with the Society’s secretary, Dr. Xiaomei Yang, Professor Pang-White assisted President Jiyuan Yu, who is also the executive director of ISCP, in the planning of the 18th conference.  Her other works during 2011-2012 includes communicating with members for various inquiries concerning membership, sending receipts for received membership dues, updating membership list with the secretary, preparing documents for filing tax return, working with CPA to file ISCP annual tax return accurately, paying ISCP institution membership fee to professional academic organizations including wire transferring, handling reimbursement, keeping all financial records, and maintain email communications with board members and society members regarding various matters, etc.  During the 18th International Conference for Chinese Philosophy, Dr. Pang-White reported the financial state of the Society. The revenues are from membership and the expenses include annual tax filing and preparation fee, advertisement on Honolulu newspaper for ISCP tax exempt status as required by the law, institution membership fee at FISP and others academic organizations, ISCP website domain fee, ISCP bi-annual conference closing reception and other miscellaneous expenses.  In sum, the Society’s financial state is healthy. The report is available upon request.

 

 

ISCP Annual Report

 

Dear ISCP members:

On behalf of the Executive Board, I wish you a happy and healthy year of Snake!  蛇年吉祥, 阖家幸 福!

I would like to take this chance to report you briefly our main works in 2012.

(1) We have completed the transition, thanks to the support of the previous Board (Professors Vincent Shen, Xinyan Jiang and Chenyang Li). Professor Ann Pang-White (our treasurer) and Professor Xiaomei Yang (our secretary) worked hard to ensure a smooth transition.

(2) Since Professor Xiaomei Yang is the Society’s secretary, the Board appointed Professor Jinmei Yuan as our APA Eastern Liaison. Dr. Yuan effectively organized two ISCP panels in 2012 APA Eastern meeting.  Xiaomei Yang, Ann Pang-White (our Treasurer and me served as the Review Committee members. Bothe panels were well-attended and well-received.  Professor Yuan made a special trip to Atlanta to chair a session.

(3) In the absence of Professor Robin Wang (our liaison to APA) who was on sabbatical leave last year, the Executive Board  reviewed and selected two panels  to be presented at the forthcoming APA Pacific Meeting.

(4) Professor Eric Nelson (ISCP liaison to AAR) organized  a panel at 2012 AAR Meeting in Chicago.

(5)  To make ISCP a more democratic organization, we issued an open call for nomination for the candidacy for ISCP’s next vice-president (2014-2015). The Executive Board appointed an Ad Hoc Nomination and Selection Committee, composed of Professors Vincent Shen (Chair), Karyn Lai, and Brook A. Ziporyn.  The Ad Hoc Committee has approved our current vice-president Professor Kwong-loi Shun, who is also organizing the ISCP 19th International Conference, as the official candidate for our next president (2014-15) and has selected Professor Chenyan Li as the official candidate for ISCP’s next vice-president (2014-2015). We wish to thank the Ad Hoc Committee members for their dedicated service and thank all those who are willing to be considered.

(6) ISCP held a joint international Conference with Zhejing University, China in June 8-12, 2012. The conference was entitled “Communication and Creativity: Dialogues between Chinese and Western Philosophies.” The main organizers are Professor Doing Ping at Zheda and Professor Vincent Shen ( The former Executive Director of the ISCP).  

(7)  The preparation of the 18th ISCP International Conference on Chinese Philosophy, entitled “Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living,” is well under way.  We received a large number of submissions. I wish to thank Ann and Xiaomei who worked with me to carefully  review all the submissions. To date we have mailed out all the acceptance letters. The conference is expected to have more than 100 speakers.

(8)  Professor On-Cho NG has joined the Executive Board as JCP Liaison.

 We wish to continue to enjoy your support in the new year. Your criticism and suggestions are cordially welcome. Let us continue to work together for the prosperity of the ISCP.

 

Jiyuan

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Jiyuan Yu
Professor of Philosophy
SUNY Buffalo
President and Executive Director
International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)
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Buffalo, NY 14260
 
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Information about Buffalo Conference

Call for Papers

 18th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy By the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)

 Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living

July 21-24, 2013 State University of New York at Buffalo

Deadline for submission of the abstracts and symposium proposals:

November 30th, 2012.

Please send to  buffaloiscpconference@yahoo.com

 For details, please visit the Conference website:

http://iscp.philosophy.buffalo.edu/

 The theme of the conference

One major characteristic of Chinese philosophical tradition is that it is not just a matter of theoretical pursuit, but is more a practical enterprise. Philosophy is thought to be a “Learning of Living” (生命的学问), and doing philosophy is to practice a way of life that one chooses and to cultivate and transform character. The central question of Chinese philosophy is “what is the Dao?” and dao (literally, road or way) is the way in which human beings should lead their lives. This conception of philosophy differs from the prevailing modern university conception of philosophy, according to which philosophy is mainly a theoretical discipline and philosophical reflection is peripheral to life.

The conception of philosophy is worth studying, keeping alive, and reviving as an alternative way of doing philosophy. It is similar to the idea that philosophy is the “art of living,” which was prominent in ancient Greek/Roman philosophy, especially in the spirit of Socrates. His motto that “the unexamined life is not worth living” clearly shows that what is examined is “life” rather than “knowledge” or “proposition.” The Jewish tradition is also characteristic of the idea that letter and spirit, idea and life, are inseparable. In the West this conception has been marginalized in modern times, but seems to have experienced a sort of renaissance, as can be seen in the works of (to name only a few) P. Hadot, A. Nehamas, M. Nussbaum, and others.

 The Buffalo conference is to explore in details and in depth Chinese conception of philosophy as a learning of living. It seeks not only to deepen our understanding of the nature of Chinese philosophy, but also, through a cross-cultural comparative approach, to enrich the conception of philosophy as a way of living and contribute its revival in contemporary philosophy.

 Sub-themes of the conference include but are not limited to:

 1.    Chinese philosophy as a learning of living

2. Philosophical discourses and philosophical practicality 3.  Justifying a way of living: metaphysics, aesthetics, and rhetoric 4. Practical wisdom 5.  Moral psychology 6. Formation of self, character, and virtue 7. Happiness, death and suicide 8. Politics and the way of living 9.  Philosophical therapy and spiritual practice 10. The Art of Living: Chinese and Greek 11. The Art of living:  Chinese and Jewish

12. Methodology of comparative study

Report on Zheda Conference in 2012

ISCP and Zhejiang University co-organized a conference “Communication and creation: dialogues between Chinese and Western Philosophies International conference” at Zhejiang university from June 8th to June 12th. Scholars from Qinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Wuhan University, Shandong University, Huadong Normal University, Zhejiang University, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and America attended the conference. The papers presented at the conference addressed a wide range of philosophical issues. All papers presented at the conference are collected in one volume “Proceedings of International Conference on Communication and creation: dialogues between Chinese and Western Philosophies”, and all papers presented in the conference will be published on “浙东学术”(第三辑), which is an academic journal regularly published by Zhejiang University Press.

On 6/10, at the ending session of the Conference, on behalf of the current executive board of ISCP, the President and the Executive Director of ISCP Jiyuan Yu, and the Conference co-organizer and the main sponsor, Professor Dong Ping (as the honorary guest), together present the plaques to the previous board members, Vincent Shen (Executive Director of ISCP from 2001-2011), Chenyang Li (Secretary of ISCP from 2002-2011), and Xinyan Jiang (reasurer of ISCP from 2002-2011), to honor their excellent leadership and dedicate services to ISCP.

The Board of ISCP on behalf of all participants of the conference thanks Professor Dong Ping and the Department of Philosophy at Zhejiang University for co-organizing the conference. Our thanks also go to the students at the Department of Philosophy at Zhejiang University for their hard work during the conference.

Conference Photos

ISCP Elects New Officers!

Dear ISCP Members,

It is a great pleasure for me to announce the results of election
communicated to me by the ISCP Ad Hoc Committee for 2011 Election
constituted by Prof. Huaiyu Wang, Prof. Sandra Wawrytko, Prof. Wenyu Xie. The results are all unanimously positive for:

1. Prof. Jiyuan Yu, of the New York State University at Buffalo, as
new ISCP President;
2. Prof. Kwong-loi Shun, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as
new ISCP Vice-President;
3. Prof. Xiao-mei Yang, of the Southern Connecticut State University,
as new ISCP Secretary;
4. Prof. Ann Pang-White, of the University of Scranton, as new ISCP Treasurer.

Their terms will start on January 1st, 2012.

Congratulations to Prof. Jiyuan Yu, Prof. Kwong-loi Shun, Prof.
Xiao-mei Yang and Prof. Ann Pang-White!!!

Also I want to thank, in the name of ISCP, Professor Yolaine Escande for her excellent service as president in the last two years.

Vincent Shen, Executive Director

 

Business Meeting Report at paris Conference July 2011

ISCP Business Meeting 2011 Report

 The business meeting of ISCP at the 17th ISCP Conference took place at 17.00-18.00pm, July 8, 2011, at the Amphitheatre François Furet, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.  Called to order and chaired by Prof. Vincent Shen, ISCP Executive Director, the meeting proceeded first with the ceremony of appreciation, then reports from the executive director, secretary and the treasurer respectively, then moves in regard to the nomination of new ISCP President and Vice President, before the Announcement of the 18th ISCP Conference and Recommendation for the 19th Conference and ended with the transmission of ISCP Flag.

 I. Ceremony of Appreciation

The meetings started with the ceremony of appreciation to Professor Yolaine Escande, ISCP President and chief organizer of the Conference. After Professor Vincent Shen’s speech of appreciation, a plaque inscribed “In Appreciation to the Dedicated Service and Excellent Leadership” was offered to Prof. Yolaine Escande.

In his speech of appreciation, Vincent Shen mentioned that the conference was so well organized, not only in respect to the wonderful program with great keynote speakers and well-arranged and logically structured sessions and presentations, but also because of the delicious lunches and dinners, and the aesthetics values of the posters, the program handbook and the conference environment. Vincent Shen said that the program handbook of this year was the most beautiful of all conferences organized by ISCP till now.

In response to the appreciation, President Yolaine Escande thanked also everybody involved in the organization, including the blind review committee members, and the members of her team, in particular Thierry and Olivier, who not only helped the organization but also designed the website, the handbook and their students’ design posters with the conference theme.

 II. Report from ISCP Executive Director

After the ceremony of appreciation, Prof. Vincent Shen proceeded to his report. Since the last business meeting in 2009 atFujenUniversity,Taipei, ISCP had organized regular panels in the annual conferences of APA Eastern, Pacific and Central, andAARannual conference with cutting edge themes in Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. These panels were organized every year and open to all our members for participation and presentation. Call for papers were to be sent on time and he invited the active participation of all members. Besides, ISCP organized also small scale international conference with more specific theme in view of publication since 2010. Last year, withWuhanUniversity, ISCP organized the International Conference on the Development of Chinese Philosophy in Recent 30 Years. For next year, ISCP was making plan with Prof. Dong Ping, Chair of the Department of Philosophy,ZhejiangUniversity, to organize a Conference on the Communication between Chinese and Western Philosophy in his university.

Also, Prof. Shen reported new appointment: in the past two years, ISCP appointed Prof. Xiaomei Yang as ISCP liasion for APA Eastern meeting, Prof. Huaiyu Wang as liaison for APA Central, and Prof. Oncho Ng as ISCP liaison to the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.

At the end of his report, Prof. Shen said that it had been a great pleasure for him to serve two terms Executive Director of ISCP. He requested to step down at the end of his first term at the business meeting of the 15th ICCP at Wuhan University, but was asked to serve another term. Since his 2nd term would terminate at the end of 2011, he decided to step down at that time. He thanked Prof. Chenyang Li and Prof. Xinyan Jiang, and Vice-Executive Directors Chen Lai, Guo Qiyong, and Jiang Xinyan, for their generous assistance to the end of his 2 terms. Also he thanked all ISCP members for their support in these ten years of his service. According to ISCP Constitution, the new Executive Director shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Officers of the ISCP.

 II. ISCP Secretary Report

Since Prof. Chenyang Li, ISCP Secretary, was unable to make it to come, he asked Prof. Xinyan Jian to read his report:

During the last two years, this secretary has assisted  ISCP in the following operations of the organization.

1. Election of the president and vice present. Nominations were proposed at the 16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy at the Fujen Catholic University in Taipei, July 2009,  were made by an official ISCP Ad Hoc Committee for 2009 election composed of Prof. Ivanhoe, Prof. Johanna Liu and Prof. Hsiao-hui Pan. A formal election took place in December 2009. Professor Yolaine Escande, of French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) and Graduate School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences(EHESS), has been elected unanimously as the new ISCP President, and Prof. Jiyuan Yu, of New York State University at Buffalo, as the new ISCP Vice-President, both for a term of two years beginning from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. 

2. ISCP website migration to new host. Our former host moved on to another business and had to let us move the website. Now the ISCP official website has moved to a new host. Our website URL address remains as http://www.iscp-online.org/ . It is in operation.  We are looking for a web master to manage the site.

3. Responded to route inquiries from individuals and organizations. Liaisoned with other professional organizations  (FISP, etc.). Handled route office work (preparing plaques for outgoing officers, sending out condolences letters, etc.).

4. Provided assistance to the International Conference on “International Symposium on Chinese Philosophy in Recent 30 Years” at Wuhan University, China, June 2010. The conference was co-sponsored with the Society of History of Chinese Philosophy and with WuhanUniversity. The conference was a success. For more information of the conference, see the New Report in Journal of Chinese Philosophy (38.1), March 2011.

5. Organized the 2011 Charles Fu Foundation Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy (composed a blind reviewing committee that selected 3 awardees from 22 entries).

6. Provided assistance to organizing the 17th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy inParis, July 2011.

7. Successfully selected an able candidate to step in the role of ISCP secretary as he, the current secretary completes his 10 years of service. Professor Yang Xiaomei has been serving as our liaison to the APA Eastern Division and has kindly agreed to be a candidate for our next secretary. Her CV is attached.

Finally, the secretary takes this opportunity to express his sincere thanks to his colleagues Vincent Shen and Xinyan Jiang for their selfless assistance, understanding, and friendship. It has been a great pleasure working with both of them as ISCP officers.

 ISCP Treasurer Report

After she had read loudly ISCP secretary’s report, Prof. Xinyan Jiang, ISCP treasurer, proceeded to report to ISCP members the Annual Financial Statement 2010 of the Society, divided into the income part and the expenses part (report available upon request). 

In addition, she said that she would not continue to serve as Treasurer after her current term ends. She said that it had been a great privilege to serve as ISCP Treasurer for 10 years. She thanked ISCP members’ support for all these years. She gave special thanks to Prof. Vincent Shen, Prof. Chenyang Li, and Prof. Yolaine Escande for making her work for ISCP such a pleasant experience.

 6. Movtions:

The meeting had two motions this year. First, the move in regard to the nomination of a new ISCP President. Prof. Jiyuan Yu was nominated with unanimity as the candidate for ISCP new President starting from January 2012.

The second motion in regard to the nomination of the new ISCP Vice President, Prof. Kwong-loi Shun was nominated unanimously as the candidate for ISCP new Vice-President starting from January 2012. According to ISCP Constitution, these two nominations should go through the general election process starting at the end of November, 2011

 7. Announcement of the 18th ISCP Conference and Recommendation for

the 19th Conference:

At the end of the meeting, Prof. Vincent Shen announced that the 18th ISCP International Conference will take place at the Universityof Buffalounder the direction and organization of Prof. Jiyuan Yu, and it was also recommended that the 19th ISCP Conference take place in theChineseUniversity ofHong Kong. At the end of the meeting, the ISCP flag was transmitted from the hand of Prof. Yolaine Escande to Prof. Jiyuan Yu.

17th International Conference for Chinese Philosopher was held successfully in Paris, 4-8 July 2011

The 17th International Conference for Chinese Philosopher was held successfully in Paris, 4-8 July 2011. The conference theme was “Inter-culturalism and Philosophic Discourse: Retrospect and Prospect.” Over 200 participants attended the event. (Photos)

ISCP Elects New President and Vice President!

Dear ISCP Members,

It is a great pleasure for me to announce, as the results communicated to me by Prof. Ivanhoe, Prof. Johanna Liu and Prof. Hsiao-hui Pan, members of the ISCP Ad Hoc Committee for 2009 election, that Professor Yolaine Escande, of French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) and Graduate School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences(EHESS), has been elected unanimously as the new ISCP President, and Prof. Jiyuan Yu, of New York State University at Buffalo, as the new ISCP Vice-President, both for a term of two years beginning from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. Congratulations to Prof. Yolaine Escande and Prof. Jiyuan Yu!!! Also I want to use this occasion to thank deeply, in the name of ISCP, Professor Bernard Li, who has served as ISCP President, and Prof. Yolaine Escande, who has served as ISCP Vice-President, in the past two years, for their dedicated service and excellent leadership. Their term will end on December 31, 2009. Let me say thank you, to Prof. Ivanhoe, Prof. Liu and Prof. Pan, for having done a great job as members of the Ad Hoc committee in this process of ISCP 2009 election. Looking forward to seeing you all soon, at the latest in two years at the ISCP international Conference of Chinese Philosophy to take place in Paris in 2011 summer.

Vincent Shen ISCP Executive Director Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture Department of Philosophy and Department of East Asian Studies University of Toronto

Vincent Shen hosts banquet

ISCP Executive Director Vincent Shen hosts banquet in appreciation of the Local host of the 16th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy (Taipei, December, 2009)