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The 6th China-France Philosophy Annual Conference Held on Zhuhai Campus, Sun Yat-sen University

Last updated : 2016-11-03
Written by: Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai)
Translated by: Translated by: Yuxiang Dai

The 6th China-France Philosophy Annual Conference was hosted by the Committee on French Philosophy of China’s Modern Foreign Philosophy Association, and organized by the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) at the Wu Shunde Academic Exchange Center on Zhuhai campus from October 29 to 30. More than 50 Chinese, French, and German scholars from universities, scientific research institutions, periodicals and the press gathered together at this annual conference under the theme “Body and Mind-Journey to French Philosophy.”

The 6th China-France Philosophy Annual Conference held on Zhuhai Campus.Chen Chunsheng, Secretary of SYSU Party Committee, giving a speech.

Chen Chunsheng, Secretary of SYSU Party Committee, giving a speech. 

Professor Chen Chunsheng, Secretary of SYSU Party Committee attended the opening ceremony and gave a speech. As a historian, Professor Chen suggested that, French philosophy, as incredibly influential as the field of history, has shaped the world of thoughts in the past and at present. Also, he introduced the spiritual and cultural relations between Sun Yat-sen University and its campus site Zhuhai. He pointed out that the first generation of children studying in the United States were from Zhuhai and that the history of cultural
economic and trade exchange between Zhuhai and European countries was more than 400 years. He believed that, the strategy of vigorously developing Zhuhai campus, to some extent, corresponded to the local culture.

Director Feng Jun giving a speech.

 Prof. Feng Jun, deputy director of the Party’s History Research Center and chairman of the China’s Committee on French Philosophy, reviewed the development of French philosophy in Chinese academic field. On behalf of the association, he expressed gratitude to Sun Yat-sen University and the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai). He hoped that this conference could provide a platform for deeper conversations among Chinese scholars studying on French philosophy to stimulate innovation and promote the research.

 Professor Chen Jianhong, director of the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) welcomed scholars present on behalf of the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), and introduced the general situation and planning of Zhuhai Campus, including international faculty, academic seminars, lectures, undergraduate education and disciplines team building. He also wished the conference a full success and hoped the guests could support the development of Zhuhai Campus.
After the opening ceremony, Shang Jie, a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Professor Yang Dachun from Zhejiang University and Professor Qian Jie from the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) of Sun Yat-sen University addressed separately at the conference.

The conference had two sub-conferences at which about 40 scholars read out their papers, reported the latest research findings, and discussed with each other. These papers will be included in the French Philosophy (Vol.2) and then published by the Commercial Press funded by the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai).

It is reported that the China-France Philosophy Annual Conference has been working on promoting French philosophy research in China. The conference this year, not only provides a platform for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary academic exchanges, but also helps scholars at home and abroad better understand the recent development of both Zhuhai Campus and the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University.

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