21st International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy: Conference Schedule

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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
ISCP members Registration US $150
Student Registration US $100
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Hotel Information 

Note: ISCP does not have any special arrangement with these hotels. Please check Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com for the best available rates.

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.


Conference dates: July 2nd-5th, 2019

Location: University of Bern, Switzerland


Day 1 (Tuesday, July 2nd 2019)



Prof. Dr. Achim Conzelmann, Vice-Rector Development, University of Berne

Richard King, ISCP President, University of Berne

9:30-11:30am (2 HR) Session A1

 Forms of Persuasion

  1. 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
  2. Yumi SUZUKI    East China Normal University, China
    Title: Is Mengzi’s bian 辯 Philosophy or Rhetorical Persuasion? – Undermining an Argument through Its Own Reasoning.
  3. Ai YUAN   Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Title: Argumentative and Persuasive Power of Silence

Session A2

Chinese Logic and Reasoning

Chair: Weimin Sun   California State University Northridge, US

  1. 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
  2. Ivana Buljan   University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Title: Counterfactual Reasoning in Early Chinese Philosophy
  3. 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
  4. Weimin Sun   California State University Northridge, US
    Title: The Nature of Chinese Logic—Inference of Kind

Session A3

Being, Nonbeing and Space in Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Zemian Zheng   Wuhan University, China

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

Session A4

Logic and Argument in Chinese Buddhism

Chair: Zhihua Yao    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  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. Wusi Tseng    School of Philosophy, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
    Title: On the Logic of Nagarjuna’s Midway

Session A5

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 A6


主持人: 李晨阳   新加坡南洋理工大学

  1. 杨浩   北京大学哲学系
  2. 汤元宋   中国人民大学国学院
  3. 刘莹   北京大学博士生
  4. 张慕良   吉林大学哲学社会学院

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

中国古代对于实在问题的认识 以出土文献为中心

主持人:曹峰   中国人民大学哲学院教授

  1. 曹峰   中国人民大学哲学院教授
  2. 林啟屏   臺灣國立政治大學中文系
  3. 郭梨華   臺灣輔仁大學哲學系
  4. 王中江   北京大学哲学系教授
  5. 孟庆楠   北京大学哲学系副教授
11:30-1:00 pm  LUNCH BREAK
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

 Chair: Eric Nelson   Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

  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 Temptations of Metaphysics: Knowledge and Existence in Mou Zongsan’s Critique of the Cognitive Mind

Session B2

Passion for comparative Philosophy—In Memory of Walter Benesch

Chair:  Chenyang Li   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  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

Chair: Rafal Banka    Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Jagiellonian University, Poland

  1. Dascha Düring   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    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, Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Title: The Aesthetic Aspect of Confucian Practice in Li Zehou’s Psychological Construction

Session B4

Reexamining Early Confucianism

Chair:  Tao Jiang    Rutgers University, US

  1. Anders Sydskjør   University of Bern, Switzerland
    Title: The Contribution of Knowledge in the Xunzi ‘Undoing Blindness’
  2. Tao Jiang    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. 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
2:30-3:00 pm TEA BREAK


3:30-4:30 pm

Great Aula, Main Building, Hochsculstrassse 4

Memorial Session for Vincent Shen


Chair: Jeeloo Liu   California State University, Fullerton, US

Roger Ames     Peking University, China

Yolaine Escande     CNRS, EHESS, Paris, France

Chenyang Li      Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 4:30-4:40 pm Award Ceremony for Former President Chenyang Li
4:40-5:00 pm  SHORT BREAK

Group Photograph in front of the Main Building



 5:00-7:00 pm

Great Aula, Main Building, Hochsculstrassse 4

Plenary Panel #1: Rationality

Chair: Wolfgang Behr, Zurich, Switzerland

Anne Cheng   Collège de France, France:

The Argumentative Chinese

Karyn Lai   School of Humanities & Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia:

Thinking and Acting Skilfully: Mastery in the Zhuangzi

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

Humans as Rational Beings


Day 2 (Wednesday July 3rd 2019)

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

Charles FU Essay Awards

Chair: Sandra A. Wawrytko   San Diego State University, US

  1. 李雨鍾  台灣國立政治大學中文系
    题目:修養論與政治論的分岔口:《管子·內業》精氣宇宙論的考古學研究 [Charles Fu Essay Junior Award]
  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 [Charles Fu Essay Junior Award]
  3. Bongrae Seok   Alvernia University
    Title: Confucian Moral Psychology and Neuroscience of Embodied Empathy [Charles Fu Essay Senior Award]

Session C2

Metaphysics and Epistemology in Chinese Buddhism

Chair: Dennis Schilling   Renmin University of China, China

  1. Kai Shmushko    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Title: Exploration of the Epistemological Toolbox in the Buzhenkonglun《不真空論》
  2. Jakub Zamorski    Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Title: How to Believe in the Pure Land: The Criteria of “Correct Belief” according to Early Modern Chinese Buddhists
  3. Yuet Keung Lo    National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Title: From the Lion’s Roar to Heavenly Piping: Sound in Chinese Buddhism
  4. Dennis Schilling   Renmin University of China, China
    Title: Life and Consciousness in Early Chinese Mahāyāna Buddhism

Session C3

Deepening the Daoist-Stoic Comparative Project

Chair: Lauren Pfister     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 C4

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

Wolfgang Behr
   University of Zurich, Switzerland

  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

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. 陳志強   國立臺灣大學哲學系

Session C6


主持人: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

  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 C7

主持人:林明照    臺灣大學哲學系教授

  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

Session C8


主持人:Weimin Sun, California State University, Northridge

  1. 刘增光   中国人民大学哲学院
  2. 席玥桐   中国人民大学哲学学院
  3. 雷静   华南农业大学哲学系
11:00-11:20 am COFFEE BREAK
11:20-12:50 pm

(90 M)

Session D1

Comparative Philosophy of Mind

Chair: Xinzhong Yao   Renmin University of China, China

  1. Xinzhong Yao   Renmin University of China, China
    Title: The Embodied Mind and the Embodied Knowing_xin and zhi in the Book of Mencius
  2. Sandra A. Wawrytko   San Diego State University, US
    Title: Critical Thinking in Buddhist Philosophy: Provoking an Attentional Shift Through Cognitive Dissonance
  3. Tze-ki Hon   City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Coping with Contingency and Uncertainty: The Yijing Hexagrams on Decay and Discordance

Session D2

Name and Naming

  1. Haiming Wen   Renmin University of China
    Title: Interpreting the Confucian “Rectifying Names”: A New Perspective
  2. Dawid Rogacz    PhD Student, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
    Title: Operating Names—The Chinese Way of Defining Things
  3. Wu Yun    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    Gettysburg College, US
    Title: The Non-Subjective Agency of Fate (ming 命): Can Objects be Agents?
  3. Jing Hu   Concordia University, Canada
    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: Song Neo-Confucian Metaphysical Account on the 理一分殊 liyifenshu: Two Types of One-many Account
  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. 李维武   武汉大学哲学学院
  2. 沈庭   武汉大学国学院
  3. 张佳  东南大学人文学院

Session D6

Neo Zi-ism vs. Chinese Philosophy: Reflections and Development


主持人:Fang Da (方达) Pre-Qin Zhuzi Research Center, East China Normal University, China

  1. Fang Yong (方勇)    Pre-Qin Zhuzi Research Center, East China Normal University, China
    Title: On Neo Zi-ism
  2. Liu Bing (刘兵)   The Classical Study Institute of Northeast Normal University, China
    Title: Zi-ism or Chinese Philosophy?
  3. Fang Da (方达) Pre-Qin Zhuzi Research Center, East China Normal University, China
    Title: “Xinzixue (Neo Zi-ism)” and “Chinese Feature”: The Development Direction of Chinese Philosophy under Modernity and Postmodernity

Session D7


主持人:朱人求   厦门大学哲学系

  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

Session D8


  1. 郑济洲  中共福建省委党校
  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  LUNCH






Day 3 (Thursday, July 4th  2019)

9:00-11:00 am

(2 HR)

Session E1

Knowledge and Virtue in Early Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Xinzhong Yao   Renmin University, China

  1. Robin R Wang   Loyola Marymount University, 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, US
    Title: Knowledge, Virtue, and Akrasia in Early Confucian Ethics

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. 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. Yinghua Lu     Si-Mian Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, East China Normal University, China
    Title: How Does the Substance as Genuineness (誠) Act? —A Clarification of the Phenomenon of Genuineness Based on Zhong Yong
  2. Tsung-Hsing Ho, 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


Thomas Fröhlich Hamburg University, Germany

  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

Session E5


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

Session E6


  1. 江求流  陕西师范大学哲学系
  2. 毕梦曦  北京大学哲学系
  3. 张锦枝   上海社会科学院哲学研究所

Session E7


主持人:方朝晖   清华大学人文院历史系

  1. 方朝晖   清华大学人文院历史系
  2. 解启扬   中国政法大学
  3. 任蜜林   中国社会科学院哲学研究所
11:30-1:00 pm

(90 M)

Session F1

ISCP Founder’s Speech

Chair: Richard King, University of Berne, Switzerland

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

Session F2

Zhu Xi’s Moral Epistemology                                             

Chair: Jinli He   Trinity University, US

  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. Matthew Steggles    PhD Student, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Title: Yan Yuan’ Criticisms of Zhu Xi’s Moral Epistemology
  3. Yves Vende     Centre Sèvres, Paris, France
    Title: Zhu Xi’s General and Particular Reading Method

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

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

Session F5

Metaphysical Explorations of Reality in Post-Han Daoism

Chair: David Chai   Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  1. David Chai   Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Title: Metaphysical Ecology in the Huanglao Boshu
  2. Thomas Michael   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


  1. 张耀南    北京航空航天大学
  2. 杨武金   中国人民大学

Session F8


  1. 荆雨  东北师范大学哲学学院
  2. 金生亮  中山大学哲学系

1:00-2:00 pm  LUNCH BREAK
2:00-4:00 pm

(2 HR)

Session G1

Moral Constructivism and Moral Skepticism

Chair: JeeLoo Liu   California State University, Fullerton, US

  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

Rafael Suter   University of Zurich, Switzerland

  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

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. Kai Marchal (馬愷之)   Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
    Title: Once again on Nothingness in Wang Bi (226-249)
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

Chair: Ralph Weber    University of Basel, Switzerland

  1. Kai Vogelsang   Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: The Smart, the Stupid, and the Enlightened: On the Origins of Political Consultation in Ancient China
  2. Thomas Fröhlich    Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: Ruler and Counsellor – Reflections on Governance in Ming yi dai fang lu and San guo yanyi
  3. Stefan Christ    Hamburg University, Germany
    Title: The Weight of the Present: Politics and Morals in the Huangchao jingshi wenbian
  4. Ralph Weber    University of Basel, Switzerland
    Title: Huang Zongxi’s Critique of Fellow Confucians as Failed Advisors

Session G5


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

Session G6


主持人:杨本华 南京大学哲学系

  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. 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 G7


主持人:Jinli He   Trinity University, US

  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. 黄宁园  武汉大学哲学学院

Session G8


  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

4:00-4:30 pm TEA BREAK

[MOVE TO Great Aula, Hochschulstrasse 4 ]


5:00-7:00 pm

Plenary Panel 2 Science

Chair: Richard King, Berne

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

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

Chinese Medicine and Philosophy

Yang Guorong 楊國榮   Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University, China:

The Idea of lixing (Reason and Rationality) in Chinese Philosophy

Day 4 (Friday, July 5th 2019)

9:00-11:00 am

(2 HR)

Session H1

Philosophy of Life in the Zhuangzi

Chair: James D. Sellmann    The University of Guam, US

  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 H2

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 H3


主持人:李兰芬  广州中山大学哲学系教授

  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 H4


主持人:JeeLoo Liu   California State University, Fullerton, US

  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. 王博  中国人民大学哲学院
  3. 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 H5


主持人:陈少明 中山大学哲学系

  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 H6


  1. 王博  空军军医大学基础医学院
  2. 高毅  武汉大学哲学学院

Session H7


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

Session H8


  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

11:00-11:20 am COFFEE  BREAK

(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. 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

Session I3

Chinese Philosophy and the Future

  1. Liang Cai   Department of History, University of Notre Dame, US
    Title: Technical Merit, Moral Virtue and Bureaucratic Hierarchy
  2. Margaret Goralski & Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska     Quinnipiac University & Southern Connecticut State University, US
    Title: Happiness of the Fish in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
  3. Lincoln Rathnam   Duke Kunshan University, China
    Title: Classical Confucianism and The Limits of Persuasion

Session I4

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

Session I5


  1. 文碧方  武漢大學哲學學院
  2. 丁为祥   陕西师范大学哲学系
  3. 陈立胜  中山大学哲学系

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
1:00-2:00 pm  LUNCH BREAK
2:00-4:00 pm

(2 HR)

Session J1

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

Chair: Elisabeth Hsu    School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, UK

  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. 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»
  3. 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?

Session J2

Knowledge and Reality in Early Daoism 

Chair:  Ann A. Pang-White   The University of Scranton, US

  1. CHEN Yun   East China Normal University, China
    Title: The Subjective Condition of Truth: On the Zhuangzi’s Proposition “there are Sincere People and then there is True Knowledge”
  2. 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
  3. Wai Wai Chiu    Lingnan University, Hong Kong
    Title: Zhuangzi’s Knowledge and Its Evaluation of qing
  4. I Xuan Chong   University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    Title: Skepticism in the Zhuangzi and “Life-form”

Session J3

Emotion and Cognition in Confucianism

Chair: Liu Liangjian    East China Normal University, China

  1. Liu Liangjian    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
  2. Kai Wang    School of philosophy, Beijing Normal University
    Title: Xuncian Concept of daoxin 道心
  3. Qingjie James Wang    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Title: Moral Dilemma, Justice and the Confucius’s “Kin Concealment of Offences”

Session J4


  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. 王振钰  华东师范大学哲学系
  4. 賴柯助   國立中正大學中國文學系

Session J5 


  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院
  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

Session J6


  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
4:00-4:30 PM MOVE TO AUDITORIUM Great Aula

Main Building, Hochschulstrasse 4


Transferring the ISCP flag to President Yang Guorong

Closing Remarks: President Richard King


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