21st International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy

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Conference dates: July 2nd-5th, 2019
Location: University of Bern, Switzerland

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Registration fees:
Regular Registration US $200
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Student Registration US $100
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Hotel Information 

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Travel Information:

  1. There is no international airport in Berne (local spelling with an ‘e’), so you will need to fly to Zurich (one hour by train to Berne), Basel (one hour, with a short bus ride to the station in Basel), or to Geneva (2 hours by train to Berne). In Geneva and Zurich the rail station is in the airport, and very convenient. Tickets can be bought from machines using credit cards. Or else there is also an app (SBB Moble)
  2. The railway station in Berne is ten minutes by foot from the conference venue (Unitobler), and five minutes from the town centre where the hotels are.


Arrival: July 1st 2019

Day 1 (Tuesday, July 2nd 2019)






(2 HR)

Session A1

Forms of Persuasion

  1. Lincoln Rathnam   Duke Kunshan University, China
    Title: Classical Confucianism and The Limits of Persuasion
  2. Diego Castro Amenábar   Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands & Yu Shiyang   Ph.D. Student, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
    Title: Guiguzi’s Indirect Persuasion as a Solution to Deep Disagreements
  3. Yumi SUZUKI   The University of Hong Kong / East China Normal University, China
    Title: Is Mengzi’s bian 辯 Philosophy or Rhetorical Persuasion? – Undermining an Argument through Its Own Reasoning.
  4. Ai YUAN   Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Title: Argumentative and Persuasive Power of Silence


Session A2

Chinese Logic and Reasoning

  1. Weimin Sun   Department of Philosophy, California State University Northridge, US
    Title: The Nature of Chinese Logic—Inference of Kind
  2. JianMing ZHOU & Yu LI   Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
    Title: « White Horse vs Horse » and « P vs NP » – Modern Interpretation of Chinese Traditional Logic
  3. Ivana Buljan   University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Title: Counterfactual Reasoning in Early Chinese Philosophy
  4. Jinmei Yuan   Creighton University, US
    Title: On An Alternative Logic of Knowing (知 Zhi) Possible Worlds in Zhuangzi: Reading The Inner Chapters from A Perspective of the Concept of Sets


Session A3

 Being, Nonbeing and Space in Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Zemian Zheng   School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China

  1. Polina Lukicheva   University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Title: A World without Space for Being and Nonbeing
  2. Zemian Zheng   School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
    Title: Space-metaphor and Perspective-taking in Zhuangzi’s Notion of Truth
  3. Sharon Y. Small   Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
    Title: Wu (无) as a Philosophical Framework: Explorations in Early Daoist Thought
  4. Jorg Schumacher    Emeritus, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Title: Defining a Space of Innocence—About the Philosophical Meaning of the Word fang


Session A4

Mohist Rhetoric 

  1. Boqun Zhou 周博群   PhD Student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, US
    Title: Mohist Optics and the Origin of Analogical Reasoning in China
  2. Yao-Cheng Chang    PhD Student, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Title: Ears and Eyes: The Mohist Arguments in Chinese Tradition
  3. Chaehyun Chong   Sogang University, South Korea
    Title: Mohist Bian (辯classifying) and the Generic Use of Nouns
  4. Xianxia Shao     Department of Philosophy, Nanjing Normal University, China
    Title: Mohists’ Arguments for Their Cosmopolitanism


Session A5


主持人: 李晨阳   新加坡南洋理工大学

  1. 吴根友 武汉大学哲学学院
  2. 杨浩   北京大学哲学系
  3. 汤元宋   中国人民大学国学院
  4. 刘莹   北京大学博士生
  5. 张丽丽   新加坡南洋理工大学博士生


Session A6


  1. 李维武   武汉大学哲学学院
  2. 王晨光   西安電子科技大學
  3. 沈庭   武汉大学国学院
  4. 张佳  东南大学人文学院


Session A7


  1. 孟领 北京石油化工学院
  2. 汪伟 北京大学哲学系
  3. 曹政 浙江大学人文学院


Session A8


  1. 白奚   首都师范大学哲学系教授
  2. 曹峰   中国人民大学哲学院教授
  3. 李若晖   厦门大学哲学学院教授
  4. 李巍   中山大学哲学系副教授
11:30-1:00 pm  



1:00-2:30 pm

(90 M)

Session B1

Modernization and Westernization in the 20th Century and Beyond:
Modern New Confucianism and the Evolvement of Scientific and Moral Knowledge

  1. Eric Nelson   Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
    Title: Conflicting Modernities: Zhang Junmai and the Debate over Life and Science
  2. Téa Sernelj   University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Title: Xu Fuguan’s Interpretation of the Concept Qinyun shengdong: A Fusion of Ethics and Aesthetics?
  3. Ady van den Stock   Ghent University, Belgium
    Title: The Temptation of Metaphysics: Mou Zongsan’s Deductions of the Absolute in the Critique of the Cognitive Mind


Session B2

Passion for comparative Philosophy—In Memory of Walter Benesch

  1. Roger Ames   Peking University, China
    Title: The Comparative Philosophy Movement and Fairbanks’s Socrates, Walter Benesch
  2. Oleg Benesch   York University, UK
    Title: Philosophizing the Martial Arts in China, Japan, and the West
  3. Chenyang Li   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: Walter Benesch: An Authentic Comparative Philosopher in the Comparative Age


Session B3

Aesthetics and Knowledge

  1. Dascha Düring   Ethics Institute, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
    Title: The Epistemic Import of the Aesthetic in Chinese Philosophy
  2. Massimiliano Lacertosa   SOAS University of London, UK
    Title: The Aesthetic Knowledge of the Zhuangzi
  3. Rafal Banka    Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Title: The Aesthetic Aspect of Confucian Practice in Li Zehou’s Psychological Construction


Session B4

Reexamining Early Confucianism

  1. Anders Sydskjør   University of Bern, Switzerland
    Title: The Contribution of Knowledge in the Xunzi ‘Undoing Blindness’
  2. Qingjie James Wang    Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Moral Dilemma, Justice and the Confucius’s “Kin Concealment of Offences”
  3. Tao Jiang    Religious Studies, Rutgers University, US
    Title: Contesting Ren in Classical Chinese Philosophy


Session B5


  1. 乐旭顺 武汉大学 哲学学院
  2. 陈之斌 湖南大学岳麓书院
  3. 曹剑波 厦门大学哲学系


Session B6


  1. 胡建萍 新加坡南洋理工大学哲学系
  2. 陳起行 台灣國立政治大學法學院
  3. 张志强 内蒙古大学哲学学院


Session B7


  1. 张新国  南昌大学哲学系
  2. 毕梦曦  北京大学哲学系
  3. 陈立胜  中山大学哲学系
2:30-3:00 pm  





3:30-4:30 pm


4:30-4:40 pm

 Memorial Session for Vincent Shen



Award Ceremony for Former President Chenyang Li


4:40-5:00 pm  





5:00-7:00 pm

 Keynote Panel #1: Rationality


Paul Unschuld     Institute for Chinese Life Sciences, Charité-Medical University, Berlin, Germany:
Chinese Medicine and Philosophy


Jenny Zhao      Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Needham Research Institute, Darwin College, Cambridge, UK:
Humans as Rational Beings


Yang Guorong 楊國榮   Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China:
The Epistemological Orientation of Chinese Culture


Karyn Lai     School of Humanities & Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia:
Thinking and Acting Skilfully: Mastery in the Zhuangzi




Day 2 (Wednesday July 3rd 2019)


9:00-11:00 am (2 HR) Session C1

Comparative Philosophy

  1. Sandra A. Wawrytko   Director, Center for Asian & Pacific Studies. Professor, Department of Philosophy; San Diego State University
    Title: Critical Thinking in Buddhist Philosophy: Provoking an Attentional Shift Through Cognitive Dissonance
  2. Marcus Düwell   University of Utrecht, Netherlands
    Title: Philosophical Anthropology as a Framework for Comparative Philosophy?
  3. Jean-Yves Heurtebis    Associate Researcher, FuJen Catholic University, Taiwan & CEFC 法國現代中國研究中心, Hong-Kong
    Title: Deconstructing the Assumptions of the Chinese Term 西藥 Comparative Perspectives on European/Chinese & Traditional/Modern Medicine.
  4. Yuet Keung Lo    National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Title: From the Lion’s Roar to Heavenly Piping: Sound in Chinese Buddhism


Session C2

Metaphysics and Epistemology in Buddhism

  1. Suparjono Rusly    Philosophy Department at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: Putting Yogācāra Buddhist Philosophy Back into Its Representationalist Reading
  2. Jingjing Li    School of Religious Studies, McGill University, Canada
    Title: Through the Mirror: The Account of Other Minds in Chinese Yogācāra Buddhism
  3. Kai Shmushko    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Title: Exploration of the Epistemological Toolbox in the Buzhenkonglun《不真空論》
  4. Jakub Zamorski    Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Title: How to Believe in the Pure Land: The Criteria of “Correct Belief” according to Early Modern Chinese Buddhists


Session C3

Zhu Xi’s Moral Epistemology

  1. Yuhan Liang     PhD student, Philosophy Department, University of Connecticut, US
    Title: What Makes Moral Judgment Right: Zhu Xi’s Understanding of Moral Knowledge
  2. WANG Kai-li   The Department of Philosophy, Xiamen University, China
    Title: Moral Knowing, Moral Practice and Self-Deception: An Analysis of Zhu Xi’s Conception of Self-Deception
  3. Matthew Steggles    PhD Student, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Title: Yan Yuan’ Criticisms of Zhu Xi’s Moral Epistemology
  4. Yves Vende     Philosophy Department, Centre Sèvres, Paris, France
    Title: Zhu Xi’s General and Particular Reading Method


Session C4

Power Rhetoric and The Rhetoric of Power of the Han Feizi 韓非子

  1. Federico Brusadelli   Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Title: The Will and the Centre: Understanding Yao要in the Han Feizi韓非子
  2. Lisa Indraccolo   University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Title: Tough Talk – Power relations, political rhetoric and cunning speech in the Han Feizi韓非子”
  3. Yuri Pines    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Title: Worth vs. Power: Han Feizi’s ‘Critique of Positional Power’ Revisited
  4. Romain Graziani    Ecole Normale Supériore de Lyon /University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Title: Medicine and Politics – Reflections on the rhetoric of health and disease in the Han Feizi韓非子

Wolfgang Behr
   University of Zurich, Switzerland


Session C5


  1. 向世陵   人民大学哲学院
  2. 鍾健文   香港中文大學哲學系
    题目:論情感在儒家道德直觀中之作用與地位: 以先秦儒家哲學為例
  3. 殷慧   湖南大学哲学系
  4. 陳志強   國立臺灣大學哲學系


Session C6


  1. 孟庆楠   北京大学哲学系副教授
  2. 王威威   华北电力大学国学研究中心教授
  3. 王中江   北京大学哲学系教授
  4. 叶树勋   南开大学哲学院副教授


Session C7 


  1. 王广     山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
  2. 黄维元    山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
  3. 苏晓晗     山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
  4. 沈大光     山东财经大学马克思主义学院国际政治关系研究所教授
  5. 陈琼霞     辅仁大学哲学博士,中山大学哲学系副研究员


Session C8


  1. 李賢中    臺灣大學哲學系教授
  2. Jana S. Rošker     Professor, University of Ljubljana, Department of Asian Studies
    题目:Modern Confucian Epistemology: From Intuition to Reason – And Back
  3. 林明照    臺灣大學哲學系教授
  4. 吳惠齡     輔仁大學哲學系專案助理教授
11:00-11:20 am  



11:20-12:50 pm

(90 M)

Session D1

Chinese Philosophy of Mind—Nature, Mind, Emotion, Desire

  1. Xinzhong Yao   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China
    Title: The Embodied Mind and the Embodied Knowing_xin and zhi in the Book of Mencius
  2. Dennis Schilling   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China
    Title: Life and Consciousness in Early Chinese Mahāyāna Buddhism
  3. Jifen Li   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China
    Title: The Transcoding of Motherly Love to Elder Brotherly Love in the Xunzi


Session D2

Name and Naming

  1. Haiming Wen   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China
    Title: Interpreting the Confucian “Rectifying Names”: A New Perspective
  2. Dawid Rogacz    Graduate Student, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
    Title: Operating Names—The Chinese Way of Defining Things
  3. Wu Yun    Philosophy Department, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Title: Yan (言) and Yi (义)—An Analysis of the Mohist Theory of Correcting Names


Session D3

Subjectivity and Subjective Emotions

  1. Lea Cantor   PhD student, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: Why Human Subjectivity is a Bit Fishy
  2. Mercedes Valmisa    Philosophy Department, Gettysburg College, US
    Title: The Non-Subjective Agency of Fate (ming 命): Can Objects be Agents?
  3. Jing Hu   Philosophy Department, Concordia University, US
    Title: Shameless Bullies and Shameless Heroes—A Discussion of Shame’s Communal Moral Value


Session D4

Neo-Confucian Metaphysics  

  1. Chew Sihao   PhD Student, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: Zhu Xi’s Tripartite Model of Understanding of Li (理)
  2. Margus Ott    Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia
    Title: Im- and Explicating Energy: Neo-Confucian School of Qi
  3. Li Lizhu    Department of Philosophy, Peking University, China
    Title: A Study Comparing Zhu Xi’s with Zhang Shi’s Taiji Concepts


Session D5


  1. 林啟屏   臺灣國立政治大學中文系
  2. 郭梨華   臺灣輔仁大學哲學系
  3. 袁青    上海師範大學哲學系


Session D6


  1. 方勇     华东师范大学先秦诸子学研究中心
  2. 刘兵     东北师范大学古籍所
  3. 方达     华东师范大学先秦诸子研究中心


Session D7


  1. 肖雄   湖北大学哲学学院
  2. 劉保禧   台灣東吳大學哲學系
  3. 刘旭   武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:知识与德性 :论徐复观对朱陆异同的考察


Session D8


  1. 和溪   厦门大学哲学系
    题目:是非与道德 —朱子智德的认识论意义
  2. 朱人求   厦门大学哲学系
  3. 陳志杰   台湾中央大學哲研所



1:00-2:00 pm








Day 3 (Thursday, July 4th  2019)


9:00-11:00 am

(2 HR)

Session E1

Logic and Argument in Chinese Buddhism

  1. Carlo Cogliati    Department of Philosophy, King’s College London, UK
    Title: The Metaphysics and the Logic of ex nihilo and Dependent Origination: Aquinas and Fazang on Beings
  2. Zhihua Yao    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Two Buddhist Arguments for Consciousness
  3. Rafal Felbur    Religious Studies, Stanford University, US
    Title: Identity or Intimacy? On the Term ji 即in the Zhaolun 肇論
  4. Wusi Tseng    School of Philosophy, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
    Title: On the logic of Nagarjuna’s Midway


Session E2

Inspirations from Wang Yangming’s Philosophy

  1. Iso Kern   University of Bern, Switzerland
    Title: Wang Yangming, Luo Qinshun and Ouyang De: Controversies about the Bases of Ethical Action
  2. Zhen Chen (陳真)and Xianxia Shao (邵顯俠)  Department of Philosophy, Research Institute for Moral Education, Nanjing Normal University, China
    Title: Wang Yangming’s Theory of Moral Knowledge
  3. YU Zhenhua    Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
    Title: Knowing To or Moral Knowing How? A Critical Examination of Prof. Huang Yong’s Interpretation of Wang Yangming’s Conception of Liangzhi
  4. Wan-hsian Chi       National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
    Title: Wang Yangming’s Metaphysics of Mind and Neo-Confucian Dialogues on Becoming a Sage: A Philosophical Hermeneutic Study


Session E3

Metaphysics and Morality in Confucianism

  1. Robert Carleo   The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: The Metaphysics of Confucian Morals: A Contemporary Debate
  2. Philippe Brunozzi    Philosophy Department, University of Kassel, Germany
    Title: The Aim of Moral Theorizing in Confucianism
  3. Yinghua Lu     Si-Mian Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, East China Normal University
    Title: How Does the Substance as Genuineness (誠) Act? —A Clarification of the Phenomenon of Genuineness Based on Zhong Yong
  4. Tsung-Hsing Ho    Department of Philosophy, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
    Title: A Game-Theoretic Defense of Confucianism


Session E4

The Art of Writing New Confucianism in the Twentieth Century: Textuality and Institutions

  1. Rafael Suter     Zürich University, Switzerland
    Title: Arbitrariness of Form and Content? Modes of Linguistic Expression in Xiong Shili’s Contemporary Confucianism
  2. Joseph Ciaudo     Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France
    Title: Writing Confucian philosophy for a Western audience: Some remarks on the multiples histories of Confucian philosophy written by Zhang Junmai
  3. Philippe Major     University of Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Philosophical Textuality between Heaven and Earth: Reading Tang Junyi
  4. Chan Hok Yin     City University of Hong Kong
    Title: To win hearts and mind: Tang Junyi’s Philosophy of Education in Cold War Hong Kong, 1950-1970

Thomas Fröhlich Hamburg University, Germany


Session E5


  1. 丁为祥   陕西师范大学哲学系
  2. 陈仁仁   湖南大学岳麓书院
  3. 向净卿   中国人民大学国学院
  4. 张焱   北京师范大学哲学学院


Session E6


  1. 郑朝晖   广西大学哲学系
  2. 徐波   复旦大学哲学学院
  3. 李秋红   中国人民大学哲学院
  4. 曾暐傑   國立臺灣師範大學國文學系


Session E7


  1. 张斯珉   西安电子科技大学人文学院哲学系
  2. 李翚   南京理工大学设计艺术与传媒学院
  3. 张锦枝   上海社会科学院哲学研究所
  4. 雷静   华南农业大学哲学系


Session E8


  1. 方朝晖   清华大学人文院历史系
  2. 王开元   河北大学哲学系
  3. 解启扬   中国政法大学
  4. 任蜜林   中国社会科学院哲学研究所

11:00-11:30 am




11:30-1:00 pm

(90 M)


Session F1

ISCP Founder’s Speech

Chung-ying Cheng   University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
Title: On Primary Cosmology in Chinese Philosophy: To Be is To Become


Session F2

20th Century Chinese Philosophy 

  1. Jinli He   Trinity University, US
    Title: The Issue of Modernization and Westernization in Chinese Philosophy: Case Study of the Early 20th Century
  2. Tak-Lap Yeung   Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    Title: Overcoming the Limit of Knowledge: Mou’s Modification of Kantian Philosophy and its Capability of Responding to the Crisis of Technology in the 21st Century
  3. JeeLoo Liu  California State University, Fullerton
    Title: Xiong Shili’s Neutral Monism and Primacy of the Whole  


Session F3

Knowledge Organization in Pre-Modern China

  1. Hur-li Lee   School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US
    Title: Knowledge Organization in the Seven Epitomes (Qilue)
  2. Stefano Gandolfo   Doctoral Candidate, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: Knowledge Organization in the Complete Writings of the Four Repositories
  3. Paul Turner   DePaul University, US
    Title: The Argumentative Structure of Perspective in the Qiwulun 齊物論


Session F4

Explorations in Neo-Confucianism

  1. Shuhong Zheng    Department of Philosophy at Sun Yat-sen University, China
    Title: The Making of Neo-Confucianism: Commentaries, Concepts and Questions
  2. CHEN I-Hsin    Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Translation, Argument, and the Epistemic Reconstruction of Contents of Knowing: Wing-tsit Chan’s Argumentative Translation of Zhu Xi’s Concept of Li
  3. Fang-Ru Kuo   Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica & Center for General Education, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
    Title: The Dual Aspect of Tian: A Problem of Interpretation


Session F5

Metaphysical Explorations of Reality in Post-Han Daoism

  1. David Chai   Department of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Metaphysical Ecology in the Huanglao Boshu
  2. Thomas Michael   School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University, China
    Title: Heshang Gong
  3. James Miller   Duke Kunshan University, China
    Title: Nature and Pervasion (tong) in Highest Clarity Daoism


Session F6


  1. 梁奮程   台灣中央研究院中國文哲研究所
  2. 鄒嘯宇   湖南師範大學公共管理學院哲學系
  3. 郭清香   中国人民大学哲学院


Session F7


主持人:钱爽   比利时根特大学艺术与哲学学院东方语言文化系博士研究生

  1. 李浦群    加拿大昆特兰理工大学
    题目:The Limits of Rational Argumentation and the Importance of Persuasion–From the Perspectives of Wittgenstein and Confucius
  2. 张耀南    北京航空航天大学
  3. 杨武金   中国人民大学


Session F8


  1. 郑济洲  中共福建省委党校 & 黎红雷  中山大学
  2. 肖航   武汉大学哲学学院
    题目:论东汉阴阳五行思想的发展 ——以《白虎通义》为中心
  3. 劉錦源   臺北馬偕醫護管理專科學校通識教育中心


1:00-2:00 pm  



2:00-4:00 pm

(2 HR)

Session G1

Moral Constructivism and Moral Skepticism  

  1. Meng Zhang   Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, US
    Title: Mengzi’s Ethical Naturalist Constructivism and Its Ambiguity
  2. Siufu TANG   The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Xunzi’s Confucian Constructivism: An Initial Sketch.
  3. Yong Li    School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
    Title: Moral Ambivalence, Moral Relativism and Moral Knowledge
  4. Katarzyna Pejda    Sinology,  Institute of Classical and Oriental Studies, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
    Title: Constructing a Moral Person in Analects and Mengzi Texts


Session G2

Nomina sunt omina: New Perspectives on Naming and the Theory of Zhèngmíng 正名 (“rectification of names”) in Classical Chinese Philosophy

  1. Gian Carlo Danuser    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Title: Time and Significance in Early Chinese Texts
  2. Kateřina Gajdošová    Charles University, Prague
    Title: Names and the Nameless: Ontological Role of Names from the Perspective of the Excavated Cosmologies
  3. Lisa Indraccolo    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Title: Getting real – Names and Actualities in the Gōngsūn Lóngzǐ and Other Logicians’s Writings
  4. Zhenxu Xu    University of Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Rectification of Names vs. Nullification of Names: Xúnzǐ and Zhuāngzǐ as Two Responses to the School of Names

Rafael Suter   University of Zurich, Switzerland


Session G3

Guo Xiang and Wang Bi on Nothingness, Contentedness and Knowledge

Chair and Discussant: Thomas Michael    School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University, China

  1. Benjamin Coles (寇哲明)   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
    Title: Between Fish and Sage: On Knowledge and Contentment in Guo Xiang and Spinoza
  2. Kai Marchal (馬愷之)   Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
    Title: Once again on Nothingness in Wang Bi (226-249)
  3. Dennis Schilling (謝林德)   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
    Title: ‘Non-Consciousness’(wú xīn 無心) or the Incongruity Between Existence and Knowledge in the Philosophy of Guo Xiàng
  4. Christine Abigail Lee Tan (陳美安 School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: Guo Xiang and the Ontology of Epistemic Injustice
  5. Yuxiao Wang (王雨萧)   School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
    Title: Changes of Xiāoyáo— ‘Wandering at Ease’ in the Philosophy of Guō Xiàng


Session G4

Persuasion in Politics:
On the Role of the Advisor in Pre-Imperial and Late Imperial China

  1. Kai Vogelsang   Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: The Smart, the Stupid, and the Enlightened: On the Origins of Political Consultation in Ancient China
  2. Ralph Weber    University of Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Huang Zongxi’s Critique of Fellow Confucians as Failed Advisors
  3. Thomas Fröhlich    Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: Huang Zongxi on the Relation between Authoritative Advice and Ruling Power
  4. Stefan Christ    Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: The Huangchao jingshi wenbian as a Work of Political Advice


Session G5


  1. 贾桠钊  北京体育大学马克思主义学院
  2. 陈绘宇  台灣中央大學
  3. 文碧芳  武漢大學哲學學院


Session G6


  1. 潘小慧  輔仁大學哲學系
    题目:由「知」到「智」— 論《孟子》哲學中的「知」與「智」及其內在關聯
  2. 王奇琦  厦门大学马克思主义学院
  3. 荆雨  东北师范大学哲学学院
  4. 金生亮  中山大学哲学系
  5. 题目:


Session G7


  1. 李明书 华中科技大学哲学系
  2. 杨本华 南京大学哲学系
  3. 张俊 湖南大学岳麓书院教授
  4. 曾丽娜 中国人民大学哲学院
    题目:佛教与西方因果关系之比较  ——以因明为论证工具进行阐释


Session G8


  1. 陈乔见 华东师范大学哲学系
  2. 何新宇 贵州大学哲学与社会发展学院
  3. 鄭宗義 香港中文大學哲學系
  4. 傅晓微 四川外国语大学


Session G9


  1. 郭沂  韩国首尔国立大学哲学系
  2. 刘楚昕  武汉大学哲学学院
  3. 陈志雄  中国人民大学哲学院
  4. 黄宁园  武汉大学哲学学院


4:00-4:30 pm  









5:00-7:00 pm

Keynote Panel #2 Science

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd   Scholar in Residence, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK:
Ancient Greek and Chinese Views on the Modalities of Persuasion

Anne Cheng   Collège de France, France:
The Argumentative Chinese 

Karine Chemla   SPHERE, CNRS & University Paris Diderot, France: Science and Chinese Philosophy



Day 4 (Friday, July 5th 2019)


9:00-11:00 am

(2 HR)

Session H1

Emotion and Cognition in Confucianism

  1. Bongrae Seok   Alvernia University
    Title: Confucian Moral Psychology and Neuroscience of Embodied Empathy
  2. Sun Qingjuan    Nanyang Technological University
    Title: The Exhaustive Rule: The Inner-heart and the Outer-heart Principles
  3. Liu Liangjian    School of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
    Title: Techne, Philological Study and the Knowledge of Affective Mindset and Nature: Different Aspects of the Understanding of Knowledge as well as Their Tension in the Early Qing Dynasty
  4. Kai Wang    School of philosophy, Beijing Normal University
    Title: Xuncian Concept of daoxin 道心


Session H2

Philosophy of Life in the Zhuangzi

  1. Verena Xiwen Zhang   Department of Philosophy, Tunghai University, Taiwan
    Title: On Zhuangzi’s Perspectives on Life and Death: Through Zhuangzi’s Epistemology to His Life of Philosophy
  2. Anton Heinrich L. Rennesland   Graduate Student, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
    Title: Zhuangzi’s Dream Argument as Hypothesis: Perspective, Existence, Freedom
  3. Harold W. Baillie    The University of Scranton, US
    Title: Zhuangzi: Plato’s Mature Philosopher
  4. James D. Sellmann    The University of Guam, US
    Title: Rebuttal by Non-Rebuttal: The Zhuangzi as a Commentary on Kongzi Not knowing Complete Virtue


Session H3

Knowledge and Virtue in Early Chinese Philosophy

Panel Chair/Moderator:
Xinzhong Yao 
 Renmin University, Beijing, China

  1. Robin R Wang   Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, US
    Title: Daoist Way: Rou 柔 (Supple or Pliant) As A Source of Knowing and Intellectual Virtue
  2. Ming Chao Lin   National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    Title: Reflection on the Self and Ethical Implications in the Zhuangzi
  3. David Chai    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Neo-Daoist Ji Kang’s “Essay on Dispelling Self-Interest”
  4. Ann A. Pang-White   The University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, US
    Title: Knowledge, Virtue, and Akrasia in Early Confucian Ethics


Session H4


  1. 郑博思  中国社科院研究生院
  2. 李兰芬  广州中山大学哲学系教授
  3. 李刚  遵义医学院人文医学研究中心
  4. 竇逸凡 國立臺灣大學哲學系


Session H5


  1. 程旺  北京中医药大学
    题目:持志以定心 ——王船山的“正心教”及其定位
  2. 杨柳岸  湖南大学岳麓书院哲学系
  3. 邹海燕  内蒙古大学哲学学院
  4. 王博  中国人民大学哲学院


Session H6


  1. 陈少明 中山大学哲学系
  2. 丁威仁 台灣清華大學華文文學研究所
  3. 吳忠偉 蘇州大學哲學系
  4. 許家瑜 北京大學哲學系
    题目:待而後當, 所待未定:《莊子》之「知」與「化」


Session H7


  1. 王博  空军军医大学基础医学院
  2. 吕锡琛  中南大学公共管理学院教授
  3. 宋霞  中国人民大学哲学院
  4. 高毅  武汉大学哲学学院


Session H8


  1. 王皓   枣庄学院助理教授
  2. 李瑛    西华师范大学政治与行政学院助理教授
  3. 刘莹    北京大学哲学系、东京大学人文系联合培养博士
  4. 释法幢(谢謦后)   佛光大学佛教研究中心博士后研究员


Session H9


  1. 陈苏珍  福建师范大学马克思主义学院
  2. 葉人豪  清華大學中國文學系
  3. 于文博  北京化工大学
  4. 杨泽  内蒙古大学哲学学院
11:00-11:20 am  




(90 M)

Session I1

Sinology and Interpretation

  1. Jan Vihan   Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague
    Title: 識意也意志也 Systematisation of Basic Signs in Shuowen: the case of “will” as “cognition”.
  2. PARK So Jeong   Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
    Title: The Use of “Er 而” to Bridge Two Opposite Ideas in Classical Chinese Thought
  3. Eugenia Werzner   Institute of Chinese Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    Title: Observe the Odes to Grasp the Significance of Things: Some Remarks on the Relation of Knowledge and Value in Late Qing Commentaries on the “Airs of the States” (guofeng 國風)


Session I2

Guoxiang and the Zhuangzi

  1. Raphaël VAN DAELE戴若飛   Université Libre de Bruxelles [ULB], Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale [EHESS]
    Title: What Does it Mean to Be Self-So? The Nature of Reality in Guo Xiang’s Commentary on the Zhuangzi
  2. Alexa Nord-Bronzyk   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Title: Guo Xiang on Fasting of the Xin: A Focus on Translation Comparison
  3. Albert Galvany   University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Basque
    Title: The Art of Philosophical Dialogue: Language, Fiction and Reality in the Zhuangzi


Session I3

Modernization and Westernization in the 20th Century and Beyond:
Modern New Confucianism and the Evolvement of Scientific and Moral Knowledge

  1. Bart Dessein   Ghent University, Belgium
    Title: ‘Confucianism for the Nation’ and ‘Confucianism for the People’: The Heritage of Wang Yangming in Mou Zongsan, and Beyond
  2. Ouyang Xiao   Postdoc Fellow, University College Cork, Ireland
    Title: Contemporary Confucianism and Metaphysical Aesthetics:  An Aesthetic Investigation of Chen Lai’s Ren-ism
  3. Jana S. Rošker   University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Title: Confucian Revivals in Taiwan and Mainland China: Chen Lai’s and Li Zehou’s Upgrading of Mou Zongsan’s Metaphysics of Morality


Session I4

Knowledge and Reality in the Zhuangzi

  1. Robert Elliott Allinson   Chinese and Comparative Philosophy and Ethics, Soka University of America, US
    Title: To Know or Not to Know: Non-Skeptical and Skeptical Vantage Points in the Zhuangzi
  2. Ranie Villaver   University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines
    Title: The Zhuangzi Primitivist Rejection of Knowledge
  3. CHEN Yun   School of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China
    Title: Subjective Condition of Truth: On Zhuangzi’s Proposition “there are Sincere People and then Have True Knowledge”


Session I5

Ancient Chinese Metaphysics

  1. Andrei Gomouline   The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Title: Laozi and the Development of Cosmogonic Argument in Early China
  2. Tze-ki Hon   Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong
    Title: Coping with Contingency and Uncertainty: The Yijing Hexagrams on Decay and Discordance


Session I6 


主持人与评议人:汤浅邦弘教授 日本大阪大学

  1. 刘莹   北京大学哲学系、东京大学人文系社会研究科联合培养博士
  2. 佐藤由隆   日本大阪大学大学院文学研究科博士、北京大学高级进修生
  3. 王茂林   中国人民大学哲学院博士、日本东洋大学交换留学生
    题目:宽政异学之禁下的儒学发展 ——以松平定信为视角


Session I7


  1. 冯达文  中山大学哲学系
  2. 张慕良   吉林大学哲学社会学院
  3. 李雨鍾  台灣國立政治大學中文系


Session I8


  1. 蔡妙坤  台灣大學
  2. 尤煌傑  輔仁大學哲學系
  3. 张清江  中山大学哲学系
    题目:儒耶生死论辩中的知识与信仰 —以《正学鏐石》”释生死魂魄之辩”为中心


1:00-2:00 pm  



2:00-4:00 pm

(2 HR)

Session J1

Moral Epistemology in the Zhuangzi

  1. Wai Wai Chiu    Lingnan University, Hong Kong
    Title: Zhuangzi’s Knowledge and its Evaluation of qing
  2. Christian Helmut Wenzel    Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    Title: Two Concepts of Knowledge in Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish
  3. Laura Catharina Han   Department for History and Cultural Studies, Free University Berlin, Germany
    Title: Escaping Confucian Ethics or Why Doing away with Knowledge does not Equal not Knowing: Zuowang, Xinzhai, Wuzhi and Wuwei in the Zhuangzi
  4. I Xuan Chong   University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    Title: Skepticism in the Zhuangzi and “Life-form”


Session J2

Evidential Frameworks and Patterns in Diagnostic, Divinatory, and Introspective Techniques

  1. Leslie de Vries  Department of Religious Studies, University of Kent
    Title: Introspective Techniques, Clinical Evidence and Changing Perceptions on Cosmology in Late Ming China
  2. Wang Xing   Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Title: Understanding Disorders (bing 病) in a Ming Physiognomic Context
  3. Rodo Pfister    Research Institute on the History of Afroeurasian Life Sciences, Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Introducing the Inner Worlds of Chen Pu: Language and Philosophy of Mind in «Mr Chen’s Instructions on the Inner Cinnabar»
  4. Elisabeth Hsu    School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: Suo yi zhi “the means whereby I recognised”: What counts as evidence for diagnosing different disorders (bing病) in Han China?
  5. Catherine Despeux     INALCO, Paris, France
    Title: Correlation or Causality: Epistemological Reasoning about the Disease and its Origins in a 7th century Nosological Treatise, the Zhubing yuanhou lun


Session J3

Chinese Philosophy and the Future

  1. Chris Kang   Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
    Title: The moon is Always Bright: Chinese Philosophy Illuminates an Emancipatory Epistemological Pedagogy for Countering Techno-disruptive Futures
  2. Liang Cai   Department of History, University of Notre Dame, US
    Title: Technical Merit, Moral Virtue and Bureaucratic Hierarchy
  3. Margaret Goralski & Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska     Quinnipiac University & Southern Connecticut State University, US
    Title: Happiness of the Fish in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
  4. Yinya Liu   Chinese Studies, Maynooth University, Ireland
    Title: The Insight of “Knowledge Problem” in Zhuangzi’s Epistemology and its Significance for Artificial Intelligence


Session J4

Deepening the Daoist-Stoic Comparative Project

Chair: Jesse Ciccotti   Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Religion and Philosophy

  1. Lauren Pfister     Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Religion and Philosophy
    Title: Visions of Reality that Cause Politicians to Squirm: Comparative Concerns drawn from Marcus Aurelius’ kosmopolis, the Zhuangzi’s Daquna, Feng Youlan’s Tiandì jìngjie, and Hans-George Möller’s (A-Moral) Moral Fool (yusheng)
  2. David Machek    University of Bern, Institute of Philosophy
    Title: Stoics and Daoists on Doing Things Well
  3. Kathryn Muyskens    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Humanities, NTU Philosophy Group
    Title: Self-Cultivation Towards the Ideal Self in Seneca and the Huainanzi


David Chai  Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Philosophy


Session J5


  1. 廖璨璨  武汉大学 哲学学院
  2. 苏晓冰  西安电子科技大学
  3. 袁新国  浙江省社会科学院
  4. 王振钰  华东师范大学哲学系


Session J6


  1. 王毅  四川外国语大学
    题目:中国哲学的原初构架及其核心概念 —“道、阴阳、五行、中和”及其相互依存
  2. 龚建平   西安交通大学人文社会科学学
  3. 姚才剛   湖北大學哲學學院
  4. 姜含琪  大连理工大学
    题目:王夫之易学体系中的认识论思想探析 ——以王夫之《易》、佛会通为中心


Session J7


  1. 王广   山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
  2. 黄维元   山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
  3. 苏晓晗   山东财经大学马克思主义学院中国传统文化研究所副教授
  4. 沈大光   山东财经大学马克思主义学院国际政治关系研究所教授
  5. 陈琼霞   辅仁大学哲学博士,中山大学哲学系副研究员


Session J8


  1. 何萍   武汉大学哲学学院
  2. 朱承   上海大学哲学系
  3. 谭延庚  山东师范大学
  4. 杨少涵  华侨大学国际儒学研究院


Session J9


  1. 刘增光   中国人民大学哲学院
  2. 賴柯助   國立中正大學中國文學系
  3. 徐亚豪   北京大学哲学系
  4. 席玥桐   中国人民大学哲学学院





5:00-6:00 pm


Transferring the ISCP flag to President Yang Guorong

Closing Remarks: President Richard King

7:00pm – End  





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