China to host world philosophy congress in September 2009-08-24 20:56:23   Print

    BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- China will host the 24th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) in September.

    It will be the first time that China has hosted the IVR World Congress since it was established in 1909 in Germany.

    The biennial congress with the theme "Global harmony and rule of law" will be held in Beijing from Sept. 15 to 20, according to the China Law Society (CLS), which is hosting the event.

    "We hope the congress will not only give greater voice to traditions and contemporary thinking in eastern countries, but also suggest new dimensions of collaboration among eastern and western scholars," said CLS director Han Zhubin on Monday.

    Thousands of philosophers and legal experts from around the world are expected to gather in China to exchange ideas concerning relations among nations, and between cultures and legal systems, said Han.

    The last congress was held in Poland in 2007.

Editor: Lin Zhi
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