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China Project

The China Project, a program of Center for Process Studies, was founded in 1998 to promote the study and application of process thought by Chinese scholars and to enhance mutual understanding between Chinese and Western cultures. The China Project believes that process thought opens the possibility of combining Chinese and Western cultures and integrating premodern, modern, and postmodern insights from both Western and Eastern thinkers. It is hoped that through this interaction process thought will play a vital role in contributing to the well-being of China and the global commu­nity. The China Project promotes and fosters this constructive interaction between East and West through the sponsoring of conferences, translation projects, publications, visiting scholar programs and establishing process centers in China.


Translation Project

The China Project has supported the translation of the following process books and articles from English to Chinese:

  • The Reenchantment of Science, ed. David Ray Griffin , 1995
  • Spirituality and Society, ed. David Ray Griffin , 1998
  • Process Theology, John B. Cobb, Jr. and David Ray Griffin , 1999
  • Founders of Constructive Postmodern Philosophy, David Ray Griffin et al. 2000.
  • Adventures of Ideas, Alfred North Whitehead, 2002.
  • God and Religion in the Postmodern World, David Ray Griffin , 2003.
  • Postmodernism and Public Policy, John B. Cobb, Jr. , 2003.
  • Process and Reality, Alfred North Whitehead, 2003.
  • Creative Synthesis and Philosophic Method, Charles Hartshorne
  • For the Common Good, John B Cobb, Jr.,
  • The Liberation of Life, Charles Birch & John B Cobb
  • Reenchantment without Supernaturalism, David Griffin
  • Religion and Scientific Naturalism, David Griffin
  • Aims of Education, Whitehead
  • Whitehead on Education, Harold Dunkel
  • Unsnarling the World Knot, David Griffin
  • Total Liberation: Spirituality for Green Politics,  John Quiring
  • Rethinking College Education, George Allan

Ten more books including For the Common GoodBeyond Dialogue, The Liberation of LifeReenchantment without Supernaturalism,  are currently being translated.

Centers in China

We believe multicultural cooperation is key to building a better world. That’s why we’ve worked with allies in China to establish more than 35 process centers at universities through China. More and more Chinese scholars are showing interest in process thought. Universities in Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xian, Shandong, Hangzhou, Soochow, Guilin, Heilongjiang, Yancheng, Zhanjiang, and Shenyang have established center for process-oriented research in philosophy, theology, psychology, education, science and values, sustainable urbanization, business ethics and ecology. These sister centers include:

  1. Beijing Center 1 (Philosophy, Beijing Normal University)
  2. Beijing Center 2 (Politics and Law, Beijing International Culture Studies University)
  3. Wuhan Center for Process (Philosophy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
  4. Xian Center (Process Philosophy, Xian Jiaotong University)
  5. Yancheng Center (Education, Yancheng Normal University)
  6. Suzhou Center (Sustainable Urbanization, Soochow University)
  7. Zhanjiang Center (Education, Zhanjiang Normal College)
  8. Hangzhou Center (Process Theology, Zhejiang University
  9. Shandong Center (Process Psychology, Shandong University)
  10. Tianjin Center (Process Education, Tianjin Normal University)
  11. Heilongjiang Center (Culture Philosophy, Heilongjiang University)
  12. Guilin Center (Constructive Postmodern Culture, Guangxi Normal University)
  13. Shenyang Center (Ecology, Shenyang University of Science and Technology)
  14. Tianjin Center for Social Responsibility in Business (Tianjin University of Commerce)
  15. Soochow Center for Social Responsibility in Business (Soochow University)
  16. Beijing Center for Science and Faith (Beijing Normal University)
  17. Wuhan Center for Science and Spirituality (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
  18. Shanghai Process Center (East China University of Science and Technology)
  19. Harbin Center for Process Education (Harbin Normal University)
  20. Shanxi Center for Postmodern Thinking and Social Development (Shanxi University)
  21. Center for Constructive Postmodern Studies (Harbin Institute of Technology)
  22. Hebei Center for Postmodern Philosophy (Hebei University of Industry)
  23. Xuzhou Center for Process Studies (Jiangsu Normal University)
  24. Nanjing Center for Constructive Postmodern Studies (Southeast University))
  25. Guangzhou Center for Center for Process Philosophy and System Management Studies (South China Normal University, Guangzhou)
  26. Guangdong Center for Process Moral Education, Guangdong Academy of National Basic Education Development and Research (Guangzhou)
  27. Hengshui Center for Constructive Postmodern Ecological Agriculture (Hengshui, Hebei Province)
  28. Center for Process Marxism and Practical Philosophy, China University of Law and Politics (Beijing)
  29. Anji Constructive Postmodern Eco-Village (Anji, Zhejiang Province)
  30. Hebei Center for Organic Marxism at Hebei Normal University
  31. Taiyan Center for Organic Marxism and Ethics of Science and Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi Province
  32. Neijiang Sino-US Postmodern Psychology Center, Neijiang Normal College (Neijiang, Sichuan)
  33. Guangdong Center for Constructive Postmodern Philosophy and Socially Responsible Business (Guangdong Finance University)
  34. Henan Center for Constructive Postmodern and Ecological Studies, Huanghe University of Science and Technology (Zhengzhou, Henan)
  35. Hong Kong Center for Postmodern Ecological Civilization, New Asia College (Hong Kong)
  36. Zhuhai Center for Promoting Ecological Development, Zhuhai College of Beijing Institute of Technology (Zhuhai, Guangdong)

The China Project has two major publications: Process Studies in China, an annually quarterly journal and Culture Communication, a bimonthly newspaper.


In order to report on a timely basis the activities and studies of process thought by scholars from both china and the international process community, the China Project is publishing the first issue of  Process Studies in China mainly based on the Beijing conference papers. This journal is edited by Guihuan Huo, Yuehou Qu, Meijun Fan, and Zhihe Wang. It was published in February 2004.

The editorial committee consists of 34 prominent Chinese scholars. They include:

  • Junren Wan, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Tsinghua University;
  • Zhihe Wang, Director of China Project, Center for Process Studies, USA
  • Nanshi Wang, Prof. of Philosophy Department, Nankai University
  • Xiaomang Deng, Prof. of Philosophy Department, Wuhan University
  • Ping Feng, Vice-Chair of Philosophy Department, Fudan University
  • Ping Ren, Vice-provost of Soochow University, Soochow
  • Quanhua Liu, Prof. of Philosophy Department,  Gonzaga University, USA
  • Yuehou Qu, Prof. of Political Department, Tianjin Transportation College
  • Chris Zhu, Editor-in-chief of World Economy Forum, USA
  • Zhifang Zhu, Director of Institute for Philosophy of Science, Wuhan University
  • Baowei Zhu, Editor of Philosophy Studies, CASS
  • Zailin Zhang, Prof. of Xian Transportation University
  • Zhilin Zhang, Chair of Academic Committee of Philosophy Department, Zhongshang University
  • Xueguang Zhang, Chair of Social Sciences, Xian Posts and Telecommunications  College.
  • Guiquan Zhang, Vice-Chairperson of Sichuan Philosophy Association.
  • He Li, Editor-in-chief of Journal of World Philosophy, CASS.
  • Jierong Lu, Director of Research Department, Liaoning University
  • Fubin Yang, Dean of School of Political and Law, International Culture Studies University
  • Xuequan Pang, Vice-president of Zhejiang University
  • Kang Ouyang, Vice-Provost of Huazhong University of Science & Technology;
  • Jiachang Luo, Senior Researcher of Philosophy Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Wulun Jin, Senior Researcher of Philosophy Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Huimin Jin, Prof. of Literature Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Xuanmeng Yu, Senior Researcher of Philosophy Institute, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
  • Dunhua Zhao, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Peking University
  • Ching-Hua Tseng, Editor-in-chief of The Mountains, USA
  • Wenyu  Xie, Assistant Prof. of University of  Guam, USA.
  • Zhen Han, Dean of School of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University
  • Xiping Jin, Prof. of Philosophy Department, Peking University.
  • Zhong Cai, Vice-chair of Philosophy Department, Nanjing University
  • Meijun Fan, Editor-in-chief of Culture Communication, USA
  • Honglei Li, Chair of Philosophy Department, Zhongshang University
  • Guihuan Huo, Prof of Philosophy Institute at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
  • Shier Ju, Director of Logic and Cognition, Zhongshang University

Culture Communication

So far China Project has already published nine issues of its Chinese newspaper, Culture Communication, which publicizes and updates the events in the process community and publishes some summary or short articles on the process. One of its aims is to bridge process scholars and everyday people, process thinking and its application in ordinary life. Another aim is dedicated to the cultural communication between China and the West, especially the United States. Dr. Meijun Fan is the editor-in-chief this newspaper. Its readers include government officials, scholars, college students and Chinese people all over the world, including the ones in North American, Europe, Mainland China, and Taiwan. Thus far this newspaper has received some very positive responses. It was regarded as “the most thoughtful Chinese media abroad”.


The China Project has the following Co-Directors:
– Zhihe Wang, Co-Director, and Executive Director
– Meijun Fan, Co-Director Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The China Project has the following members serving as its advisory board: John Buchanan, Kevin Clark, Philip Clayton, John B. Cobb, Jr., Ken Dale, George Derfer, Roland Faber, Henry Goodspeed, Herman Greene, David  Ray Griffin, Jay McDaniel, Leslie  Muray, Pam Phipps,  Ronald P. Phipps, John Regan, David Schwerin, Marjorie Suchocki, Alice Tang, Lik Kuen Tong, Karen Torjesen, Tom Tseng, Franklin J. Woo,Yih-hsien Yu