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International Symposium on Ecological Civilization and the Second Enlightenment & Celebrating Dr. Cobb 96 Birthday
February 8 @ 5:00 pm - February 9 @ 12:30 am PST
Online Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 862 9536 3253
February 8 (Monday)5:00-8:00pm; 9:00pm-12:30am (Pacific Time)
February 9 (Tuesday) 9:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00-4:30pm (Beijing Time )
The global pandemic COVID-19 has not only led to a dramatic loss of many lives but also exposed the fatal drawbacks of modern industrial civilization. It also announced the failure of the first enlightenment that originated in Western Europe and the various theories based on it. Our current era calls for an ecological civilization, and a more ecological civilization calls for the second enlightenment. What are the limitations of the first enlightenment? What are the core theories of the second enlightenment? What is its relationship with the ecological civilization? From the perspective of the second enlightenment and the ecological civilization, how are we supposed to think about the pandemic and the disorder it caused? What useful suggestions can the second enlightenment provide for the reconstruction of the relationship between humans, communities, and countries? What is the role of post-human and ecological post-human in the current world? The symposium sponsored by Laotu, and the Institute for Postmodern Development of China(IPDC), and the China Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development, co-sponsored by the Center for Process Studies at Willimut University and the Cobb Institute, and supported by the Bosch Foundation in Germany, aims to address these issues. This event will be held in both Chinese and English.
Conference Program（Pacific Time）
Part 1：Opening ceremony VIP guest speech and keynote speech
Chairs: Meijun Fan, Ph.D
5:00-5:03 pm Carol S. Long, Provost and Senior Vice President at Willamette
5:03-5:08 pm Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General, China Biodiversity Conservation and
Green Development Foundation
5:08-5:11 pm Philip Clayton, President of the Institute for Postmodern
Development of China(IPDC)
5:11-5:14 pm John Fahey，President of the Cobb Institute
5:14-5:19 pm Luo Yi, Founder of Laotu
5:19-5:22pmWm. Andrew Schwartz, Executive Director of the Center for Process
Studies, Willamette University
5:22-5:28 pm Liu Xiaoting，A representative of Chinese scholars, Vice President of
Chinese Society for Philosophy of Nature, Philosophy Professor of Beijing Normal
5:28-5:33 pm Girls Chorus by Harbin Normal University: Happy Birthday (5 minutes)
5:33-5:36 pm Bai Ethnic Dance（Hu Rong, Amy Zhou，and Molly Zhou from Pu’er
5:36-6:15 pm John Cobb, Jr. (US) Founding President of the Institute for the
Postmodern Development of China, A member of the American Academy of Arts and
Topic: Ecological Civilization and the Second Enlightenment
Part 2：Plenary Speeches
6:15-6:30 pm Jay Jones (US), Professor of Biology & Biochemistry at the University
of La Verne.
Topic: The Power of Science and the Destiny of Biodiversity: Calling for the Second
6:30-6:45 pm Philip Clayton(US), President of the Institute for the Postmodern
Development of China(IPDC)
Topic: The New Possible: Visions of our World Beyond Crisis
6:45-7:00 pm John Becker (US), Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lyon
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and the Dialogue of Civilization
7:00-7:15 pm Attila Grandpierre (Hungary), Director of the Hungarian Center for
Ecological Civilization Researches
Topic: The Second Enlightenment Calls for a Comprehensive Worldview
7:15-7:30 pm Dariya Zikovich (Russia), Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow State
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and its Inspirations to Russia
7:30-7:45 pm Edoardo Monaco (Italy), Director & Associate Professor of
Globalization and Development Program, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong
Baptist University United International College.
Topic: New Paradigm and Indicators of Social-Ecological Transformation
7:45-8:00pmHan Yunjeong (South Korea), Director of Korean Ecological
Topic: Three-Layers of Ecological Transformation
The Second Half: Plenary Speeches & Summary and Discussion
Chairs: Yang Fubin & Wu Daoyuan
9:00-9:10 pm Wang Yin, Chairman of Chinese and Western Philosophy of Language
Research Association, Senior Professor of Sichuan International Studies University.
Topic: Second Enlightenment and Embodied Cognitive Linguistics
9:10-9:20 pm Lu Weidong, Founder of the Teal Planet–The Constructive Postmodern
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and the Awakening Business
9:20-9:30 pm Wang Feng, Professor of Department of Chinese Language and
Literature, East China Normal University, associate editor of Theoretical Studies of
Literature and Art.
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and Post-ecological Humanity
9:30-9:40 pm Hu Yuegao, Professor & Doctoral Supervisor of College of Agriculture,
China Agricultural University.
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and Global Organic Agriculture
9:40-9:55 Tang Daixing, Professor of Institute of Ethics Studies at the Sichuan
Topic: Enlightenment•Postmodern•Habitat Ethics: The Meaning of Second
9:55-10:05 pm Wang Xiaohua, Director of the Institute for Body Aesthetics at the Shenzhen University.
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and Body Aesthetics
10:05-10:15 pm Fan Meijun, Co-Director of China Project, Center for Process
Studies, President of Cobb Eco-Academy of Sunshine Valley.
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and Organic Education
10:15-10:25pmWang Kunyu, Ph.D. in Chinese Department of Peking University,
Postdoctoral in University of Vermont, Associate Professor of Chongqing Normal
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and Post-Human Aesthetics
10:25-10:35 pm Yang Fubini, Professor & Director of Ecological Civilization
Development Center, Honorary College of Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai.
Topic: Ecological Civilization from the Perspective of Constructive Postmodernism
10:35-10:45 pm Yang Li, Professor of School of Education, Harbin Normal
University.Director of Harbin Center for Process Education
Topic: Topic: Second Enlightenment and the Reform of University Education
10:45-10:55 pm Wen Hengfu, Dean of School of Education, Harbin Normal
University, Director of Harbin Center for Process Education.
Topic: The Second Enlightenment is a positive force in the modernization of Chinese
education and the awakening and rejuvenation of the nation
10:55-11:05 pm Luo Yi, Founder of Laotu.
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and the Prosperity of Rural Communities
11:05-11:15 pm Hu Kanping, Director of Research and Exchanges of China
Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association. ,)
Topic: To Be an Eco-person with Unity of Knowledge and Action
11:15-11:25 pm Tian Song, Professor of Humanities Center at School of Humanities
and Social Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology)
Topic: Ecological agriculture is the premise and foundation of ecological civilization
11:25-11:35 pm Wu Daoyuan, Director of Ecological Community Development Fund,
China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation.
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and Ecological Community Construction
11:35-11:45 pm Liu Xiaoting, Professor of philosophy of Beijing Normal University,
Vice President of Chinese Society for Philosophy of Nature.
Topic: The Last Enlightenment: The Last Men and New Men at the Turning Point
11:45-11:55 pm He Xiuying, Researcher Expert of the Academic Committee in
Natural Education at China National Green Development Council
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and Preschool Ecological Education
11:55-12:05 am Huang Yi (Teacher, School of Economics, Anhui University)
Topic: Second Enlightenment and the Paradigm shift in Economic
12：05-12：10am Wang Zhihe, Director of The Institute for Postmodern Development
Topic: The Second Enlightenment and Organic Linguistics
12:10-12:30 am Summary and Discussion