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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: EAST ASIAN CONFUCIANISM EXCHANGES AND CHALLENGES WITH WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN THE EARLY STAGE

Phòng QLKH & HTQT

Nguồn: Viện Triết học, Viện Hàn lâm KHXH Việt Nam

Time: 29/9 - 3/10/2019
Venue: Da Nang city
Organizers: Institute of Phylosophy, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; Tasan Cultural Foundation (Korea); International Confucian Association (China)
Sponsor: National Foundation for Sciences and Technology Development
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
With the explosion of East-West cultural and academic exchanges in the context of multi-polarity and current globalization, Confucianism, as a culture full of vitality, has existed and profoundly influenced in East Asia region for more than 2500 years, continues to be the center of concern for Vietnamese and international scholars around the world. In addition, the recent rise of China and the policy of bringing the America back to the trade war, once again leads to confrontation between the two representative cultures. This situation attracts more and more Confucian researchers interested in the relationship, the intersection between Confucianism and Western culture.
The contact and exchange of Asian and European culture took place very early in history with the pioneering role of trade and religion. However, the influence of this exchange in East Asia societies was powerful in the eighteenth century and exploded in the nineteenth century with the development of Western capitalism to stage of imperialism. The wave of conquering the Eastern market of the European-American imperialists has affected and changed the whole world in the period of modern history. For East Asian countries that share a Confucian worldview, typically China which is considered a center of human civilization, this was the first time facing a culural survival chanllenge.
How did the Confucian countries and intellectuals in East Asia react when faced with the wave of Western civilization and the threat of invasion by these empire countries? How did Confucian intellectuals percevive Western civilization? What role did Confucian knowledge play when facing Western scientific and technical knowledge? How did  Western culture affect Confucian culture? How does the survival of every East Asian nation depend on Confucian culture? How did the survival of each East Asian nation depend on Confucian culture? These are the major topics were discussed in the Confucian studies of East Asian countries for many years, but it seems that there are still many issues that have not yet ended such as: Is Confucianism regarded as a source of backwardness? Why a country influenced by Confucianism like Japan can develop as with any imperial nation? What are the similarities and differences between Confucianism and Western culture? What can we learn culturally for the region and every nation from recognizing the failure of East Asian Confucian countries in the struggle against European-American imperialists in the nineteenth century.
In addition, the expansion of international relations in the areas of scientific research and training is a policy that attracts special attention in the development orientation of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the Institute of Philosophy. Over the past years, the Institute of Philosophy has established cooperative research and academic exchange relationships with many international research organizations on Confucianism such as the Institute of Harvard - Yenching (USA), Institute of Philosophy (SINICA)(Taiwan), Confucian research center - Chungnam National University, Tasan Cultural Foundation (Korea), International Confucian Association (China). Many bilateral conferences on Confucianism have been successfully organized between the Institute of Philosophy and the above-mentioned organizations making the Vietnamese and international researchers become more deeply aware of  Confucianism in East Asia. The topics of international conferences held were the history of Confucianism in each country in East Asia, the role of Confucianism in the history of each nation’s thought, the influence of Confucianism on the modernization process, etc. The results of these international conferences have been published in research journals and conference proceedings, contributing to raising people’s awareness and understanding of Confucianism. Confucianism is regarded as a national and regional cultural basis contributing to the rich and distinctive development of modern cultural life.
For the above reasons, with its academic competence, prestige and successful experience in organizing international conferences, the Institute of Philosophy plans to cooperate with the Tasan Cultural Foundation (Korea) and International Confucian Association (China) to hold an international scientific conference in Vietnam in 2019 with the theme of "East Asian Confucianism exchanges and challenges with Western civilization in the early stage".
CONTENT OF THE CONFERENCE:
Conference will focus on the following issues:
            Firstly, the effects of Western culture - science on East Asian countries during the period of introduction. 
            Secondly, the reaction of Confucianism in East Asian countries in the process of contacting with Western culture - science and its consequences. 
            Thirdly, new Confucian ideological issues arise from the process of contacting with Western culture. 
            Fourthly, the ideological lessons and historical significance of the process in which Confucianism contacted with Western culture in East Asia in the early stage.
ORGANIZATION:
- In addition to the two opening and closing sessions, the plenary sessions, the tripartite discussion on scientific cooperation and exchange plans will be organized.
- Some typical scientific articles in each topic group will be presented at the plenary session. Some other articles will be presented and discussed at the discussion sessions.
- After the conference, all the research papers will be edited to be printed on Philosophy Magazine (Vietnamese and English) as well as other scientific magazines that belong to the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (Vietnam Social Sciences Review, Economics Review, etc..).
PAPER PRESENTATION:
-           Paper needs to be written in Vietnamese/Korean/Chinese, which should not exceed 15 A4 pages, plus a 1-page abstract in English. Paper must be attached with: i) an updated Curriculum Vitae; and ii) a copy of author’s passport.
-           Due date for paper submission: August 10th, 2019 (or as soon as possible)
 
List of International Keynote speakers:
  Name Country Work unit
1 GS.TS. Kim Young Woo Korea Inje University
2 GS.TS. Ham Young Dae Korea SungKuynKwan University
3 GS.TS. Jeon Sung Kun Korea Andong National University
4 GS.TS. Beak Min Jung Korea Catholic University
5 GS.TS. Han Do Huyn Korea The Academy of Korean Studies
6 GS. Liu Xuezhi China Shaanxi Normal University
7 GS. He Chengxuan China Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
8 GS.TS. Zeng Zhenyu China Institute of Advanced Studies of Confucianism, Shandong University
9 GS.TS. Shu Dagang China International Confucian Institute, Sichuan University
10 TS. Huang Tianyuan China Hainan Tropical Ocean University
 
Conference Agenda (expected):
29/09/2019
  Pickup International participants in the Da Nang International airport
Arrival of participants in Da Nang city
30/09/2019
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome Remarks and Orientation
  Introduction Institute of Philosophy
  Openning speech VASS
  Welcome speech Tasan Cultural Foundation
  Welcome speech International Confucian Association
  Orientation speech Director of the Institute of Philosophy
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speeches I: (30 minutes/reports)
  Paper 1: Speaker from Vietnam
  Report 2: Speaker from Vietnam
10:00 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break and group photo
10:45 – 11:30 Keynote Speeches I: (continued)
  Paper 3: Speaker from Vietnam
  Paper 4: Speaker from Vietnam
11:30 – 12:00 Discussion
12:00 – 14:00 Nghỉ trưa
14:00 – 15:30 Keynote Speeches II: (30 minutes/reports)
  Paper 5: Speaker from Korea
  Paper 6: Speaker from Korea
  Paper 7: Speaker from Korea
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:45 Keynote Speeches II: (continued)
  Paper 8: Speaker from Korea
  Paper 9: Speaker from Korea
16:45 – 17:30 Discussion
01/10/2019
08:30 – 10:00 Keynote Speeches III (30 minutes/reports)
  Paper 10: Speaker from China
  Paper 11: Speaker from China
  Paper 12: Speaker from China
10:00 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 Keynote Speeches III: (continued)
  Paper 13: Speaker from China
  Paper 14: Speaker from China
11:45 – 12:15 Discussion
12:15 – 14:00 Nghỉ trưa
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote Speeches IV (30 minutes/reports)
  Paper 15: Speaker from Vietnam
  Paper 16: Speaker from China
  Paper 17: Speaker from Korea
15:00 – 15:30 Discussion
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:45 Keynote Speeches IV (continued)
  Paper 18: Speaker from Vietnam
  Paper 19 Speaker from Vietnam
16:45 – 17:30 Discussion
17:30 Closing Ceremony
02/10/2019
The Tripartite discussion between the Institute of Philosophy, the Tasan Cultural Foundation (Korea) and International Confucian Association (China) on the publication contents of the Conference and scientific cooperation plans.
09:30 - 11:30 Report on the need for cooperation and multilateral research on ideological history of Vietnam, Korea and China
1. Report on basic research directions on Vietnam's ideological history in Korea and China
2. Research of Korean and Chinese ideology in Vietnam: achievements and limitations
3. Orientation to promote the research into history of ideology in Vietnam, Korea and China.
 
14:00 - 16:00 Discuss issues of publishing conference proceeding and cooperation in the field of publishing and exchange of scholars in the future:
1. Report on the ability to expand research and support the publication of articles in the Conference as well as research works on history of ideology in Vietnam, Korea and China.
2. Approve the number of articles will be translated and published into books in Vietnam, Korea and China.
3. Discussing the principle of bilateral cooperation to promote research into the history of ideology in Vietnam, Korea and China.
4. Approve the bilateral assistance in publishing books, research works in research review and publishers that the three organizations have cooperative relations.
03/10/2019
  Departure of participants
 
CONTACT
The Department of Scientific Management and International Co-operation,
Institute of Philosphy, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences
Address: R.109, 59 Lang Ha Str., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam.
Tel: (+84) 24. 3514.0529/24.3514.0528

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