Claremont Lincoln enters agreements with Chinese Universities
Dr. Philip Clayton and Dr. Zhihe Wang, head of the Center for Process Studies China Project, celebrated agreements between Claremont Lincoln University and several Chinese universities this summer:
Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou
University President Ping Ren, former director of Soochow Process Center, and his administration threw a grand ceremony for the signing of three agreements: One for a “Sister School between Claremont Lincoln University & Jiangsu Normal University,” one to establish “Jiangsu Normal University Process Studies Center,” and one on “Joint Training of High-Level Talents and Organization of Short-Term Training Classes.” Clayton’s remarks were published on Jiangsu Normal’s website.
"International Conference on Constructive Postmodernism and Education Reform," Harbin Normal University
Dr. Clayton delivered one of the keynotes at this conference, which was also attended by local government officials, including Tong Mu, vice director of the Education Department of Heilongjiang Province. University President Xuanzhang Wang and Vice President Shuying Zang also spoke at the opening ceremony. Professors, teachers, and presidents from 85 colleges in Heilongjiang province attended, and China Education News covered the conference.
Harbin conference on Constructive Postmodernism and China, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
President Shuguo Wang; Xiang Zhang, an official from Heilongjiang government; and Prof. Shi An helped lead the conference. Dr. Clayton delivered a keynote on “How China Can Avoid the Mistakes of Modernity.” In the evening he spoke on “Constructive Postmodern Education” to 300 students and faculty. The events were reported on HIT’s website. They also cut the ribbon for the new Center for Constructive Postmodern Studies at HIT.
Shandong Normal University
Dr. Clayton lectured to 300 students and faculty at Shandong Normal University, which is affiliated with our Center for Process Psychology there. Then he visited the Center for a discussion with Dean Fengqiang Gao and the Center’s faculty. Their website covered the events.
That evening (June 12), Dr. Clayton delivered a lecture at Shandong University on “Science and Religion as Servants of Ecological Civilization.” Jie Liu, Dean of Humanities of Shandong University, led the post-lecture discussion. The events were reported on the University’s website.
The next day Dr. Clayton, Dr. Zhihe Wang, and others delivered plenary speeches for “Constructive Postmodernism and Ecological Aesthetics,” the first conference on this theme in China. It was co-sponsored by Shandong University, Claremont Lincoln University, Institute for Postmodern Development of China, and the Center for Process Studies. Fan Renzeng, former president of Shandong University, made the event happen. More than 70 participants from United States, Germany, France, Finland, Japan, Korea, and China attended, and China Academy of Social Science Review, a national publication, published a report. Other journals including Journal of Jiangsu University, Dialogue Transcultural, and Philosophical Trends, are planning to publish some of the conference papers.
Meeting Jun Feng, Provost of China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong
China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong is a national school that trains higher officials including ministers and governors. Dr. Clayton and Dr. Feng discussed future cooperation between Claremont Lincoln University and the Academy, including academic exchange and programs for the joint training of officials. Dr. Feng, who visited Claremont last May, spoke highly of Claremont as an ecological city. A report was published on their website as well as the China Academy of Social Science News.
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