ISCP Report

ISCP Executive Director JeeLoo Liu has shared the following report:

The 21st Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) concluded on July 5th. This conference was held in Bern, Switzerland, and we have had beautiful weather in addition to the scenery city sights. The theme of this conference was Reality, Argumentation, and Persuasion : Metaphysical Explorations and Epistemological Engagements in Chinese Philosophy. The three and a half day conference included 230 papers, 145 of which were uploaded for inside viewing by the time the conference started on July 2nd. A different format for this conference was that instead of giving individual talks, the five invited keynote speakers (Paul Unschuld, Karine Chemla, Guorong Yang, Karyn Lai, and Jenny Zhao) formed two panels for short presentations and extensive discussion. The conference contained fruitful exchanges among scholars from different countries, and also provided the opportunity for many scholars from afar to explore the Swiss Alps during their free time.

Our current President Professor Richard King will step down at the end of 2019, and the current Vice President Guorong Yang will succeed him to be the new President.

The ISCP conferences are held every two years, with locations switching among Asia, US and Europe. Our next conference will be held in Shanghai, China. The host will be East China Normal University, with our new President Yang leading his team to organize the conference. The tentative dates for our 22nd International Conference is early July of 2021. The theme for the next conference will be Chinese Thought from the Perspective of World Philosophy. Please watch out for our further information and call for abstracts next summer.

The ISCP Executive Board consists of four people, who perform various tasks for the society completely voluntarily. We hope that more scholars are willing to serve the society for the aim of expanding the intellectual exchanges on Chinese philosophy. If you are willing to contribute your time and effort, please contact me directly.

Sincerely submitted

JeeLoo Liu
Executive Director, International Society for Chinese Philosophy

Along with:
Weimin Sun, Secretary
Ann Pang-White, Deputy Director
Jinli He, Treasurer

JeeLoo Liu
Chair & Professor
Office: H-311G
Department of Philosophy
Cal State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834
Executive Director, International Society for Chinese Philosophy

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