Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Philosophies of Co-Becoming and the Sino-Island: An International Conference (July 8-9, National Sun Yat-sen University)

Philosophies of Co-Becoming and the Sino-Island is an international conference that will take place on July 8-9, 2022. It will bring scholars together from half a dozen countries to discuss the notion of a philosophy of co-becoming (共生哲學) in our contemporary world. Many of the conference organizers work and teach on the island of Taiwan, which we call the Sino-island, to denote the island's long history as a center of immigration for Sinitic speaking peoples, as well as its rich Sinological institutions and scholarly traditions. In a contemporary world riven by nationalist rivalry, economic inequality, the ravages of climate change, and a global pandemic whose effects are disproportionally borne across diverse populations up to the present day, the notion of how to co-exist- with the natural world, with our own bodies, and with each other- has never been a more urgent one for contemporary thought.

Each panel of the conference will be live-streamed through Webex online software. To register to view the conference online, please fill out the following form:

The conference website can be found here:

The conference program can be found here:

This conference is co-sponsored by The Global Sinology Forum at National Sun Yat-Sen University, the National Library (ROC)'s Center for Chinese Studies, and the East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts at The University of Tokyo.

Any inquiries regarding the conference can be directed to: The conference will be conducted in Chinese and English. The conference program below reflects local Taiwan time and dates. 

Conference Program

Date: July 8-9, 2022 (local Taiwan time)

July 8th  (Friday)

08:50  Opening Ceremony

Cheng Ying-Yao, President, National Sun Yet-sen University

Tseng Shu-Haien, Director General, National Central Library

Lai Shi-San, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, NSYSU

Mark McConaghy, Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, NSYSU

Panel 1 09:05-11:10

Moderator: Lin Chen-Kuo, National Cheng Chi University


1. Liu Chi-Hui, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

從「一分為二」出發,重新思考中國古典思想中的共生思維: 再論方以智的唯物辯證與一分為二

2. Yang Rur-Bin, National Tsing Hua University


3. Brook A. Ziporyn, The University of Chicago


4. Peng Hsiao-Yen, Academia Sinica


Panel 2 13:10- 14:45

Moderator: Peng Hsiao-Yen, Academia Sinica


1. Chung Chen-Yu, Academia Sinica


2. Lin Chen-Kuo, National Chengchi University


3. Chan Wing-Cheuk, Ministry of Science and Technology/ Academia Sinica


Panel 3 15:50-17:25

Moderator: Lai Shi-San, National Sun Yet-sen University


1. Norman Y. Teng, Academia Sinica


2. Sato Masayuki, National Taiwan University


3. Chen Yun, East China Normal University


July 9th  (Saturday)

Panel 4 09:05-11:10

Moderator: Yang Rur-bin, National Tsing Hua University


1. Lin Ming-Chao, National Taiwan University


2. Fabian Heubel, Academia Sinica


3. Lai Shi-San, National Sun Yet-sen University


4. Feng Cao, Renmin University of China


Panel 5 13:10- 14:45

Moderator: Liu Chi-Hui, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


1. Jana S. Rošker, University of Ljubljana

Methodological problems in transcultural philosophy: (post) comparative approaches and the method of sublation

2. ISHII Tsuyoshi, University of Tokyo


3. Hans-Rudolf Kantor, Huafan University


Panel 6 15:50-17:25


Norman Y. Teng Academia Sinca


1. Mark McConaghy, National Sun Yat-sen University


2. Jean-Yves Heurtebise, Fu Jen Catholic University

Transcultural Studies, Transcendental Philosophy & The Taiwanese Question

3. Lai Yi-Peng, National Sun Yet-sen University

Community and Co-Becoming in Contemporary Northern Irish/TaiwaneseFictional Writings

18:00 Closing Ceremony