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  Introduction Details List of Participants Programme

The year 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Conference of P.E.A.CE—Phenomenology for East-Asian CirclE—inaugurated in 2004 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). After landed on the soils of the other four cultural and geographical constituents of this East-Asian academic circle—Japan (Tokyo), South Korea (Seoul), Taiwan (Kaohsiung) and China (Beijing), the organization of the 6th International Conference of P.E.A.CE will come back to Hong Kong again in 2014.

The year 2014 will also be the 8th anniversary of SPASymposia Phaenomenologica Asiatica, Master Class in Phenomenology for East-Asian Scholars—organized by the Edwin Cheng Foundation Asian Centre for Phenomenology, CUHK, as an event in coordination with PEACE to promote teaching and research in phenomenological philosophy in East Asia.

We are thus extremely delighted to announce the organization of the 6th International Conference of P.E.A.CE. cum the 8th SPA on May 20–23, 2014 on the campus of CUHK to continue this decade-long fruitful cooperative relationship among East-Asian phenomenologists from Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with the support of their American and European colleagues. Other than conference presentation, SPA lectures and round tables will be organized. Phenomenologists of different generations will be invited to take part in this cross-cultural intellectual gathering around the theme “Kairos and Topos: Phenomenology and the Celebration of Thinking”. About 40 overseas specialists and 10 local scholars in phenomenological philosophy will participate in this cross-cultural intellectual event.

Keynote speakers:
Jeff Malpas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tasmania and Distinguished Visiting Professor at La Trobe University, Australia. He has an international reputation for his work on the philosophy of place and space, hermeneutics and the philosophy of language, and the history of philosophy. His work spans Anglo-American “analytic” as well as “European” thought, and is also strongly oriented towards interdisciplinary engagement in fields such as art, architecture, and geography. His recent publications include Heidegger’s Topology (2006), Heidegger and the thinking of place (2012), as well as edited works such as Consequences of Hermeneutics (2010), and Dialogues with Davidson (2011)

László Tengelyi is Full Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Phenomenology at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. Specialist of German and French phenomenology, he was the president of the German Society of Phenomenology (1993-95). He was guest professor in Poitiers, in Nizza, at the Sorbonne (University Paris I), in Memphis, USA,and in Quebec, Canada. Besides four books in Hungarian, he published Der Zwitterbegriff Lebensgeschichte (English version: The Wild Region in Life-History, 2004, French version: L’histoire d’une vie et sa région sauvage, 2005), Expérience retrouvée (L’Harmattan, Paris 2006), Erfahrung und Ausdruck, 2007 and, Neue Phänomenologie in Frankreich (with H. D. Gondek, 2011).

Edward Casey is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University. New York. He is the immediate past president of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division), and recent past chairman of the Philosophy Department at Stony Brook University, He is specialist of phenomenological aesthetics, philosophy of space and time, ethics, perception, and psychoanalytic theory. His authored books include: Imagining; A Phenomenological Study (1976/2000); Remembering: A Phenomenological Study (1987/ 2000): Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World (1993/2009); The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History (1997); Spirit and Soul: Essays in Philosophical Psychology (1991/ 2004); Representing Place: Landscape Painting and Maps (2002); Earth-Mapping: Artists Reshaping Landscape (2005); The World at a Glance (2007).


As an eco-friendly conference, the 6th P.E.A.CE is not going to distribute hardcopies of conference papers to participants. Soft copies, once received, will be uploaded to this website.


Edwin Cheng Foundation Asian Centre for Phenomenology, RIH, The Chinese University of Hong Kong