Gongsheng/Kyōsei and Convivialism: Forging a Planetary Philosophy and Ethics?

March 7, 2024


Type University members only
Intended for Enrolled students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) March 29, 2024 09:00 — March 30, 2024 17:00
Location Komaba Area Campus
Venue Komaba Campus Bldg. 18 Hall
Capacity 100 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
To register, please log in to your ECCS Cloud Mail and complete the registration form provided on the Google Form.
Registration Period March 4, 2024 — March 15, 2024
Contact EAA (East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts)

On Friday, March 29th, and Saturday, March 30th, 2024, a two-day symposium titled “Gongsheng/Kyōsei and Convivialism: Forging a Planetary Philosophy and Ethics?” will be held by the Berggruen China Center and co-organized by EAA at the Komaba Campus.

The symposium will be held in English, Chinese, Japanese, with simultaneous interpretation provided.

Organized by Berggruen Research Center at Peking University
Co-organized by East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts at the University of Tokyo (EAA)

List of Speakers

– Roger AMES, Humanities Chair Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Peking University
– Frank ADLOFF, Professor of Sociology, University of Hamburg
– BAIK Youngseo, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, Yonsei University
– Nicolas BERGGRUEN, Chairman and Founder, Berggruen Institute
– Alain CAILLÉ, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Paris-Ouest-Nanterre University
– Markus GABRIEL, Chair in Epistemology, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy and Director of Center for Science and Thought, University of Bonn
– GONG Jun, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University
– HOSHINO Futoshi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
– ISHII Kosei, Emeritus Professor, Komazawa University
– ISHII Tsuyoshi, Professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Director of East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts, University of Tokyo
– KOBAYASHI Yasuo, Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
– LAI Shi-San, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University
– MAFUNE Fumitaka, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences & Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
– Mark MCCONAGHY, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University
– NAKAJIMA Takahiro, Professor and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
– REN Xiao, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
– SONG Bing, Senior Vice President and Director of Berggruen China Center, Berggruen Institute
– TIAN Xinyuan, Senior Program Coordinator, Berggruen Institute China Center
– ZHAN Yiwen, Lecturer, School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University

Workshop Schedule

Day 1: Friday March 29

9:00-9:20 Opening Remarks
MAFUNE Fumitaka, Nicolas BERGGRUEN

9:20–9:30 Project Background

9:30–10:50 Keynote Speech I: Our Kyōsei: What the Personal Works

10:50–12:30 Panel Discussion I: Exploring the Philosophical Foundations of Gongsheng/Kyōsei and Convivialism
Moderator: ISHII Tsuyoshi
Understanding the Limits of the Symbiosis: MIYAZAWA Kenji’s Theory of Symbiosis as a Clue, ISHII Kosei
The Concept of Gongsheng in Daoist Philosophy: Examples from Laozi and Zhuangzi, GONG Jun
Overcoming Naturalism: Conviviality and Symbiosis, Frank ADLOFF

13:30–14:50 Keynote Speech II: Convivialism (and Symbiosis) in the Face of Struggles for Recognition

14:50–17:00 Panel Discussion II: Disasters and Revivals
Moderator: GONG Jun
Daoist Technological Critique and Gongsheng Transformation: From “Dominating Over Things by the Self” (以我宰物) to “Matching Tian with Tian” (以天合天), LAI Shi-San
Co-Becoming Humanities on the Way to Alternative Civilization(s): Navigating the Age of the Great Transition through Knowledge Restructuring, BAIK Youngseo
The Logos for Human Co-Becoming—Toward the “Post-2050” Era, ISHII Tsuyoshi
The Parasitic: Co-Existence/Para-Existence, HOSHINO Futoshi

Day 2: Saturday March 30

09:00–10:20 Keynote Speech III: Human Co-Becoming, Anthropological Diversity, and the Age of a New Enlightenment, Markus GABRIEL

10:20–12:30 Panel Discussion III: Gongsheng/Kyōsei and Convivialism: A Philosophy Shared by Mankind in the Planetary Era?
Moderator: TIAN Xinyuan
The Confucian Values of Relational Equity and an Achieved Diversity: From Convivialism to Conviviality, Roger T. AMES
LIANG Shuming’s Planetary Philosophy: From Capital to the Unselfish Heart, Mark MCCONAGHY
Reality in Co-Becoming: On the Metaphysics of Interperspectivality, ZHAN Yiwen
The Gongsheng Theory of International Relations, REN Xiao

14:00–17:00 Past to Future: Reflecting and Envisioning Together
Moderator: ISHII Tsuyoshi, SONG Bing
One Singular Moment over the North-Pole Area: My Hope for Philosophia, Like a Very Far Star, KOBAYASHI Yasuo
Further Discussion and Future Plans: All Participants

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