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Hold International Forum on Humanities and Social Sciences



To promote the world’s humanities exchanges and mutual learning, promote the world significance of Chinese culture, build a dialogue and exchange platform for experts and scholars in the humanities and social sciences of various countries, showcase the development achievements of the humanities and social sciences of Xiamen University, and promote "Chinese characteristics, Xiamen University style, world-class universities "Construction, April 4-7, Xiamen University held the International Forum on Humanities and Social Sciences. With the theme of "Humanities and Social Sciences in a Community of Human Destiny", the forum has 12 sub-forums, attracting more than 1,800 experts and scholars from 28 countries and regions including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, etc. through online and online Participate in the following two ways.


On the afternoon of April 6, the opening ceremony of the forum was held. President Zhang Rong delivered a welcome speech, and Vice President Yang Bin hosted it. Member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Vice Chairman of the Social Construction Committee, Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Department of Social Politics and Law Li Peilin, Secretary of the Party Committee of Sun Yat-sen University and alumnus Chen Chunsheng, Chair Professor of Peking University, Director of the Research Center for Chinese Political Science of Peking University, Institute of Urban Governance Dean and alumnus Yu Keping, Nobel Prize winner French writer Le Clezio and other domestic and foreign scholars and guests, as well as guests of 12 sub-forums, representatives of alumni, and representatives of teachers and students from the school attended online and offline.




Zhang Rong pointed out that the humanities and social sciences are an important manifestation of the country’s soft power and the level of development of national civilization. Xiamen University has a long tradition of humanities. Since the reform and opening up, the school has given full play to its geographical advantage of "Overseas Chinese and Taiwan Special Seas". It has been engaged in historical and anthropological studies, economic studies, accounting studies, Taiwan studies, Nanyang studies, Nanhai studies, higher education studies, and Chinese Overseas Chinese studies and other fields are unique, leaving behind a monumental monument of unremitting exploration by the "Xiamen University School". Today's world is undergoing major changes unseen in a century. Carrying out all-around and in-depth international exchanges and cooperation is a feasible way to enhance the well-being of the people of the world and realize the sustainable development of mankind. Facing a new era and new mission, the humanities, and social sciences should be at the forefront of the times, give the first thoughts, grasp the general trend of world development, and care about the future and destiny of mankind. As a century-old institution, the school will shoulder the sacred mission entrusted by the country and the times, accurately grasp the new situation, new tasks, and new characteristics in the field of humanities and social sciences, create an open, equal and inclusive academic exchange platform, and steadily promote the "China The construction of humanities and social sciences with unique characteristics, Xiamen University style and world-class" contributes to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.


Chen Chunsheng believes that under the current background of the construction of new liberal arts, the Internet and digital construction are in-depth development, and it is of great significance to discuss the humanities and social sciences in the community with a shared future for mankind. From the perspective of Chinese academic discourse, how to tell Chinese stories well, spread the voice of China, and increase the influence of Chinese humanities and social science research international exchanges are issues that require in-depth research and consideration. I believe that with this forum as an opportunity, Xiamen University will be able to carry out more in-depth dialogues and exchanges with the world's multiculturalism and build world-oriented humanities and social sciences.


Le Clézio, Yu Keping, and Li Peilin gave keynote speeches respectively.


Le Clézio's lecture was titled "Humanism and the University". He sorted out the exploration of humanistic values by literary sages from all over the world. He proposed that universities should uphold the values of humanism, take the initiative to carry out international cooperation and cultural and academic exchanges, and strive to build a better, more harmonious, and more balanced world. This is also an important dimension of Xiamen University’s mission and the international significance of the forum.


Yu Keping gave a keynote speech entitled "Global Civilization and Global Governance". He proposed that the progress of human society is embodied in the progress of civilization. Mankind has entered the era of globalization, and the era of globalization calls for global civilization. However, there is a huge gap between the ideal goals of global civilization and the current reality of mankind. To promote global civilization, it is necessary to actively promote profound changes in the global governance system, solve global problems facing mankind, prevent and control global risks, maintain a normal international political and economic order, enhance the common interests of all mankind, and transform civilization from regions and ethnic groups. And the country is pushed to a higher level of the world.


Li Peilin gave a keynote speech entitled "The World Impact of China's Modernization". He believes that modernization is a huge process of historical change in the history of human development, and it is also the dream of people with lofty ideals in our country and generations of the Chinese people in modern times. China's modernization is a major event in the history of world modernization. China is a model of peaceful development, reducing poverty on a large scale in the modernization process, providing a "Chinese experience" for the modernization of late-developing countries. However, the fact that China is moving towards modernization has still caused misunderstanding and anxiety in some Western countries. To this end, China should insist on deepening international exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations and work with the people of the world to make the world a better place.


After the opening ceremony, 12 sub-forums were launched one after another. Hundreds of experts and scholars from Xiamen University work with colleagues at home and abroad to focus on global humanistic spirit, cross-cultural communication, comparative literature and cross-cultural research, frontiers and education of economic sciences, climate and energy finance, theory and practice of international rule of law, and a community of shared future for mankind With 21st century Marxism, public governance challenges and responses in a global risk society, China and Southeast Asia relations, universities promoting the development of a community with a shared future for mankind, recognition and construction of a community with a shared future on both sides of the Strait, multicultural and social issues in the context of globalization, etc, Jointly discuss the construction of humanities and social sciences in a community with a shared future for mankind, and strive to seize the historical opportunities in the process of change, and seek ways of academic exchanges, win-win cooperation, and mutual learning among civilizations from multiple angles and fields.


The academic achievements of this international forum are remarkable, including more than 500 conference papers. Recently, Xiamen University is in close contact with Springer and other overseas publishing companies and plans to publish a collection of selected papers from the International Forum to tell Chinese stories and make a Chinese voice. The International Forum on Humanities and Social Sciences will be held every two years to build an internationally influential academic brand and high-end exchange platform.

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