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11th International Forum on Ecological Civilization
It is no secret that both China and the world are facing many disturbing problems today. We are heading toward the ecological catastrophes. Finding an alternative to the current form of modernization has become an urgent issue. What is the root causes of the current crisis? What are the philosophical, political, economic, and cultural foundations of this crisis? How do we step out of this predicament and avoid the destruction of the earth? Are there alternatives to modern Western civilization that underlies the modern period? Is a new civilization—an ecological civilization possible? What is “ecological civilization”? What is its philosophical foundation? What are its social, political, and economic implications? How can we create an ecological civilization? Which kinds of practical models of ecological civilization are emerging in the world? What kind of role can China in creating an ecological civilization? The 11th International Forum on Ecological Civilization will contribute to fresh reflections on these questions from an organic, relational, non-dualistic perspective that is far more congenial to classical Chinese thinking.