Forum V: Enlightenment and Cultures of Knowledge

Date: March 25th, 2012, 2 pm to 4:15 pm

The Enlightenment brought with it a change in the way knowledge was organized and classified, not only in Europe, but also in China, albeit at a later date. We want to explore the similarities and differences in analytical methods that are evident in the various cultures (of knowledge) of the past and of the future. The forum additionally offers an insight into how the collection and application of knowledge creates its own culture and how this culture reflects in turn the knowledge that precedes it.

Programme 

Panel discussion

Chair:

Chen Lusheng, Vice Director, National Museum of China

Michael Kahn-Ackermann, Former Regional Director Goethe-Institut China, Senior Advisor to the Confucius Institute

Panel discussion with:

Professor Yang Chen Ning, Honorary Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University

Professor Paul U. Unschuld, Director of the Horst-Goertz Endowment Institute for the Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences, Charité-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin

Professor Mareile Flitsch, Director of the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich

Professor Li Ling, Chinese Studies, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University

Professor Mei Jianjun, Director, Institute of Historical Metallurgy and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing  

Programme 
Panel discussion
Chair:
Chen Lusheng, Vice Director, National Museum of China
Michael Kahn-Ackermann, Former Regional Director Goethe-Institut China, Senior Advisor to the Confucius Institute
Panel discussion with:
Professor Paul U. Unschuld, Director of the Horst-Goertz Endowment Institute for the Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Professor emeritus Yang Zhenning, Center for Advanced Study (CASTU) New York and Honorary Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University 
Professor Mareile Flitsch, Director of the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich
Professor Li Ling, Chinese Studies, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University
Professor Mei Jianjun, Director, Institute of Historical Metallurgy and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing