A non-governmental and non-profit endeavor aiming at staging international dialogues, International Forum on World Civilizations has spent over 12 years in linking the East to the West, so that world civilizations can receive its due attention against the background of globalization, multipolarization, climate change, and technological breakthroughs in the 21st century.

Center for Comparative studies of World Civilizations, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Nanjing Normal University

Macau Foundation

Dialogue among Civilizations

November 6-8,2003,Nanjing Normal University

The first International Forum on World Civilizations was held on the campus of Nanjing Normal University from November 6th to 8th. Over 60 scholars from U.S., Canada, Russia, Germany, Italy, India, ROK, Iran, Macau SAR (China) and China participated.
Theme of the Forum: "Dialogue among Civilizations"
Focus of the Discussions:

New Trends in Contemporary World and Civilization Studies

September 25-28,2005,Macao

The second International Forum on World Civilizations was held at Macao Polytechnic Institute from September 25th to 28th. The Forum took “New Trends in Contemporary World and Civilization Studies” as its theme, attracting over 60 scholars exchanging ideas in a variety of topics covering new tendencies of world civilization, cultural pluralism, cross-regional civilization studies, and the history of Sino-foreign communication.

Civilizations, Axial Times, Humanisms

September 8-11, 2007,Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut

“Civilizations, Axial Times, Humanisms” The Third International Conference of the International Forum on World Civilizations (September 8-11, 2007) was organized by Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities) in Essen, Center for Comparative Studies of World Civilizations (Chinese Academy of the Social Sciences), Macao Foundation, School of Foreign Languages (Nanjing Normal University, Institute of Cultural Studies (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences).

New Characteristics of Contemporary World Civilizations and New Progress in Civilization Studies

April 22–24, 2010, Beijing

The fourth International Forum on World Civilizations (April 22nd – 24th, 2010) was held in Beijing, with the theme of “New Characteristics of Contemporary World Civilizations and New Progress in Civilization Studies”

Communicating Civilisation and Global Order

September 5-7, 2011, London

The History Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, in collaboration with the Centre for Comparative Studies of World Civilisations of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), and the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures of Nanjing Normal University co-organized the 5th International Forum on World Civilizations in London, September 5-7, 2011.
Panel 1. The Environment: Climate, pollution, resources, migration, conflict
Panel 2. Beliefs: Shared ground or source of conflict?
Panel 3. Spectacle: Media, national ceremonies, and displays
Panel 4. Globalizing the local: Visualizing new hierarchies

China and the World: Diversity of Civilization and Cross-cultural Communication

October 26, 2013, North Carolina

The 6th International Forum on World Civilizations was staged at the National Humanities Center of the United States in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The forum was sponsored by Confucius Institute at North Carolina State University, National Humanities Center, Nanjing Normal University, and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Panel I: CHINA STUDY AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Panel II: SPACE AND CIVILIZATION
Panel III: CHINESE LITERATURE, POPULAR CULTURE AND GLOBALIZATION

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