“The 1st National Philosophy Forum & The 31st Philosophy Conference of National Social Science Circle” Held at Guiyang Confucius Academy

2021-02-19

  On October 31, “The 1st National Philosophy Forum & The 31st Philosophy Conference of National Social Science Circle”, sponsored by Institute of Philosophy of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy and Academy of Social Sciences of Guizhou Province, was held at Guiyang Confucius Academy. Themed with “Building the Disciplinary Academic and Discourse System of Philosophy with Chinese Characteristics”, the event attracted nearly 100 experts, scholars and leaders from nationwide institutes of philosophy of academies of social sciences, universities and colleges to participate in.

  At the opening ceremony, Wang Zihao, Deputy Director of CASS Bureau of Scientific Research, pointed out in his speech that to build the disciplinary academic, and discourse system of philosophy, we should adhere to the integration of development of philosophy and the changes of the times, importance of Marxism as a guiding theory, principal status of the public, as well as proper handling of relationship between inheritance and innovation.

  Wang Lisheng, Research Fellow and Party Secretary of CASS Institute of Philosophy, elaborated on hot topics that needed to be attached importance to in current researches on philosophy from three aspects, namely the establishment of Chinese knowledge system of philosophy, researches on Marxist philosophy in China, and researches on creative transformation and innovative development of philosophy.

  Professor Qi Si, Deputy Director of the Education Department of Guizhou Province, noted that researchers in philosophy, as an important force in promoting the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, should draw on the philosophical wisdom of governing the country since the founding of the Communist Party of China one century ago, and respond to the changes of the times with new ideas of development of philosophy.

  Suo Xiaoxia, Research Fellow, Director of Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy said that philosophy is the living soul of culture. Understanding philosophy from the perspective of the dialectical relationship between philosophy and culture was a response of the trend of the times to the construction of the three major systems of philosophy with Chinese characteristics.

  In his speech, Professor Zhang Xueli, President of Academy of Social Sciences of Guizhou Province, introduced the history of Institute of Culture of Academy of Social Sciences of Guizhou Province, and summarized the positive role of philosophy in humanities, governance, value pursuit, serving the country strategy, and facing reality.

  This event further promoted the academic exchanges of scholars between Confucius Academy and national social sciences circle, collected wisdom from history and contemporary reality in dialogues and discussions, and inspired new ideas and provided new momentum for the development of philosophy.