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Our Mission

Mission
The Institute for the Postmodern Development of China weds the best Chinese and Western resources to identify global pathways toward ecological civilization.

Vision
We aim to create and promote new modes of development in China and the West. Using ideas that integrate classical Chinese philosophy with constructive postmodern thought, we develop new solutions to practical problems associated with economic growth, social change, globalization, and the environmental crisis.

Impact
The ideas and principles derived from this interactive process will not only assist China in its development process but also provide Western scholars with new approaches to old policy enigmas. IPDC is uniquely poised to promote the two-way exchange of ideas that is necessary for us to solve concrete problems across cultures.

Core Strategies:

  • Research: Think tanks, academic research centers, consultations
  • Communication: books, newspapers, journals, international conferences, visiting scholars and lecture programs
  • Transformative Action: Model projects, for example in postmodern education and ecological agriculture

History of the Institute
In 2005 the Institute for Postmodern Development in China (IPDC) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization to create and promote new modes of development in China and the West. By integrating classical Chinese philosophy with constructive forms of postmodern thought, the Institute addresses urgent global issues associated with economic growth, social change and globalization.

Based in Claremont, California, IPDC has hosted numerous international conferences in both China and the United States. Through our conferences and publications, we have made significant contributions to the study and practice of ecological civilization, green development, higher education reform, postmodern agriculture, social responsibility in business, and the evolving dialogue between science and spirituality.

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