On July 14, the “International Academic Symposium 2019: The 70th Anniversary of Founding of the People’s Republic of China and Building a Community with Shared Future for Mankind”, sponsored by School of Marxism of Beihang University, was successfully held at the Conference Center of New Main Building.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Professor Zhao Yiliang, Vice Dean of School of Marxism. Over 50 experts and scholars from well-known universities and research institutes in China, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Cuba, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Finland, etc, as well as authoritative media such as People's Daily and Guangming Daily were present at the event.
In his address, Li Deyu, Director of International Division, extended his warm welcome to all the participants. He stated that the strategy of building a community with shared future for mankind is a concept and approach put forward under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and with a view to boost human’s future development, which is in line with the developing rules of world history and has received wide attention from the international community. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China, this symposium is of great importance to further enhance the internationalization level of Beihang and promote the development of humanities and social sciences.
Professor Yin Hong from Renmin University of China gave a keynote speech titled “China in the Era of Deng Xiaoping: A Crucial Decade”. Following that, Professor Xun Qingzhi from Peking University, Professor A. M. Smith from Michigan State University, Professor Hua Shiping from the University of Louisville and Professor G. T. Crane from Williams College delivered speeches on topics like socialist ecological civilization, the international development and evolution of Mao Zedong Thought, changes in American democracy, and transfer forms of Confucianism, respectively. Associate Professor Xie Huiyuan from Beihang University analyzed the identity and heterogeneity in contemporary multi-culture and social justice on the basis of feminism and other contemporary political philosophical issues.
During the symposium, excellent speeches were also given by scholars from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beihang University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Columbia University, Northern Illinois University, Sussex University, the University of Melbourne, Griffith University and other universities and research institutes. Gao Ning, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of School of Marxism, made the final summary of this symposium.
The symposium this year, featuring a wide range of participants, rich topics and diverse perspectives, is an academic feast with a close combination of theory and practice and a highlight of thought and professionalism. The experts highly recognized the great achievements made over the past 70 years, made in-depth discussions on the economic, political and diplomatic issues in today's world, and analyzed China's international influence and contribution to the world at the symposium. This symposium provides a favorable platform to spread China's voice and boost the in-depth exchange of academic circles at home and abroad.
Reported by Wang Jiangwei
Reviewed by Zhao Yiliang
Edited by Gao Minjiang
Translated by Lyu Xingyun