Conference Purpose
It is no secret that both China and the world are facing many disturbing problems today. We are heading toward ecological catastrophes. Finding an alternative to the current form of modernization has become an urgent issue. What are the root causes of the current crisis? What are the philosophical, political, economic, and cultural foundations of this crisis? How do we step out of this predicament and avoid the destruction of the earth? Are there alternatives to modern Western civilization that underlies the modern period? Is a new civilization—an ecological civilization—possible? What is “ecological civilization”? What is its philosophical foundation? What are its social, political, and economic implications? How can we create an ecological civilization? Which kinds of practical models of ecological civilization are emerging in the world? What kind of role can China in creating an ecological civilization? The 11th International Forum on Ecological Civilization will contribute to fresh reflections on these questions from an organic, relational, non-dualistic perspective that is far more congenial to classical Chinese thinking.

Cosponsors:
This Conference will be hosted by the Institute for Postmodern Development of China, EcoCiv, Center for Process Studies, and others.

Keynote speakers:

Sharon Snowiss, Professor of Political StudiesJohn B. Cobb, Jr.jpgPhoto of Mary Evelyn Tucker李远Image result for Philip Claytonphoto

Sharon Snowiss, John B. Cobb, Ping Wang, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Eugene C. Hargrove,  Yuan Li, Philip Clayton, Cliff  Cobb, and others will keynote this conference.

Theme: Ecological Civilization and Community of Shared Destiny

Main Topics:
Basic Theoretical Issue about Ecological Civilization
What is “ecological civilization”?
What is its philosophical foundation?
What are its social, political, and economic implications?
Ecological Civilization and Community of Shared Destiny
Ecological Civilization and Organic Thinking
Marxist Ecological Thoughts
Constructive Postmodernism and Ecological Marxism
Organic Marxism and Ecological Marxism
Process Philosophy and Ecological Civilization
Chinese Traditional Culture and Ecological Civilization
Ecological Civilization Constitution
How can we create an ecological civilization?
Ecological Civilization and Green Development
Ecological Civilization and Eco-city
Ecological Civilization and Ecological Agriculture
Ecological Civilization and Ecological economy
Ecological Civilization and Green Community
Ecological Civilization Constitution in China
Ecological Civilization Constitution in the World
Ecological Civilization and Education
Ecological Civilization and Education Reform
Ecological Civilization and Innovation Education
Ecological Civilization and Ecological Education
Ecological Civilization and Education with Roots.

Call for Papers
If you have interest in creating an ecological civilization and have interested in the above topics, You are very welcome to contribute a paper for the conference. Please submit a 2000 word abstract of your paper to the conference. The deadline to submit your abstract is March 31, 2017.

Contact Info:
Institute for Postmodern Development of China, USA
Tel:909-450-1658
Fax: 909-621-2760
Email: eco-conference@postmodernchinaorg.org

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Pasadena: Huntington Library, Norton Simon Museum
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Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
Ontario Mills outlet mall

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