Only if China and India (as well as America) soon start to make the postmodern turn does our planet have hope. —David Ray Griffin
The Institute for the Postmodern Development of China weds the best Chinese and Western resources to identify global pathways toward ecological civilization.
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.
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.
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.