BNU Philosophy Summer School 2017

The BNU Philosophy Summer School 2017 from July 9th to 23rd is themed “A Journey into Chinese Thought and Modern Civilization”. The program was financially supported by the Young Leaders Fellowship Subprogram of Confucius China Studies Program of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Beijing Normal University. The 2017 summer program enrolled 36 overseas participants from 31 universities of 14 countries, including Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Switzerland, UK, USA, etc., and 8 Chinese students who were keen on Chinese culture and issues.

The two-week summer school invited renowned scholars from 6 universities of 5 countries to share their insights with the participants. The summer school has organized diversified activities, such as academic lectures, group discussion, trips to places of interests, to enable the participants to compare Chinese traditions with the West from different perspectives. Through those activities, the philosophic essence of traditional Chinese culture and the current situation of Chinese culture has been fully presented. 

 

Participants’ Home Universities

Europe

America

Asia&Oceania

King's College of London

(UK)

University of Notre Dame (US)

Beijing Normal University (CHN)

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (IT)

University of Toronto (CA)

Nanyang Technology University (SG)

University of Macerata (IT)

Tufts University (US)

Korea University (KSA)

Aalborg University (DE)

University of Alberta (CA)

National University of Singapore (SG)

Free University of Berlin (GER)

Harvard University (US)

Huadong Normal University (CHN)

Humboldt University, Berlin (CH)

University of Oklahoma (US)

The Chinese University
of Hong Kong (HK)

Sofia University (BUL)

Emory University (US)

Shanxi University (CHN)

Jagiellonian University (PT)

University of Hawaii, Manoa (US)

Renmin University of China (CHN)

University of Veliko Tarnovo (BUL)

University of Colorado, Boulder (US)

 

 

Yale University (US)

 

Lectures& Dynamic Activities

July 9th  Sunday

9:00-22:00

Registration

报到

                   July 10th  Monday

Speaker

8:30-9:30

Opening Ceremony & Group Photo

开幕式合影

9:45-12:15

Daoism and Ecology

道家与生态学

Chen Xia

13:30-16:00

Traditions of Reading the Daodejing

《道德经》的阅读传统

Thomas Michael

16:15-17:30

Campus Tour

校园参访

July 11th Tuesday

9:00-11:30

Cultural Experience (1-1):

A visit to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

文化体验:参访北京中医药大学

14:00-16:30

Zhuangzi on Freedom and the Self

《庄子》中的自由和自我

Li Jinglin

18:30-20:00

Cultural Experience (1-2): Daoism and Chinese Medicine

文化体验:道家和中医

Li Yafei

   July 12th  Wednesday

9:00-11:30

Methodology and Value: The Interpretations of “Ziran” in Modern China

方法论和价值论:“自然”在现代中国的翻译

Jiang Limei

14:00-16:30

The Mysterious Nature of the Early Daoist Sage

早期道家圣人的神秘性

Thomas Michael

July 13th  Thursday

9:00-11:30

The Natural Philosophy of Daodejing

《道德经》的自然哲学

Zhang Weiwen

14:00-16:30

How to Fight Demons: Sacrifice, Exorcisms, and Protective Talismans

如何斗鬼:祭祀、驱邪和护身符

Mark Csikszentmihalyi

17:00-19:00

Cultural Experience (2): Making Chinese Dumplings

文化体验(2):包饺子

July 14th  Friday

9:00-11:30

The European Reception of Daoism and the Category of “Religion”

道家在欧洲的接受和“宗教”的范畴

Mark Csikszentmihalyi

14:00-16:30

Free Time

自由活动

July 15th  Saturday

8:30-11:00

A Visit to Baiyun Guan    参访白云观

11:30-15:00

Hutong Tour (Wudaoying)   胡同参访(五道营

15:00-18:00

A Visit to The Imperial College   参访国子监

July 16th  Sunday

8:30-14:00

A Visit to the Forbidden City    参访紫禁城

14:00-18:00

Free Time

自由活动

July 17th  Monday

9:00-11:30

Body and Mind in the Zhuangzi

庄子的

Livia Kohn

14:00-16:30

Facing Death: The Existential Philosophy of Zhuangzi

面对死亡:庄子存在哲学

Dennis Schilling

July 18th  Tuesday

9:00-11:30

Forms of Daoist Meditation

道家冥想的形式

Livia Kohn

14:00-16:30

A Visit to the Confucius Institute Headquarters

参访孔子学院总部

18:30-20:00

Cultural Experience (3): Learning Chinese Calligraphy

文化体验3:学习中国书法

 July 19th  Wednesday

9:00-11:30

The Organization of Life in Ancient China

中国古代生活组织

Dennis Schilling

14:00-16:30

Daoist Twofold Mystery Philosophy

道家的重玄哲学

Friederike Assandri

July 20th  Thursday

9:00-11:30

All Embracing: A Laozian Version of

Toleration

拥抱万有:老子的宽容

Liu Xiaogan

14:00-16:30

On Practice: The Issue of Unity in Early Daoism

关于实践:早期道家的统一问题

Qiang Yu

18:00-20:00

Optional Discussion in a Café

咖啡馆开放讨论

July 21st  Friday

9:00-11:30

Buddhist Concepts in Daoist Scriptures

道家经典文本中的佛教观念

Friederike Assandri

14:00-16:30

Presentations by Representative Participants & Closing Ceremony

学员代表展示和闭幕式

 July 22nd Saturday

08:00-14:00

A Visit to The Great Wall

参观长城

July 23rd Sunday

9:00-12:00

A Visit to 798 Art District and the Bird’s Nest

参观798艺术区和鸟巢

13:00-18:00

Free Time

自由活动

July 24th Monday

8:00-22:00

Departure

离开