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Hosted by:

The National Research Base for World Marxism and Thought Trends,

The School of Philosophy,

and The Center for Contemporary Marxism Abroad

of Fudan University

http://www.fudan.edu.cn/englishnew/

http://wmarxism.fudan.edu.cn/foreign_m/english/index.asp

Shanghai, July 17 2010

Room 2401, Guang Hua Tower (West Main Building)

During the last few years there has been a huge and widespread resurgence of interest in Karl Marx. The literature dealing with Marx, which had effectively disappeared 15 years ago, shows signs of revival in many countries. There has been an analogous growth in international conferences, university courses and seminars dedicated to this author.

Faced with the crisis of capitalist society and the deep contradictions within it, Marx, who was too hastily put aside after 1989, and whose thought still seems impossible to dismiss for purposes of comprehending and transforming the present, should now be interrogated again.

What remains of Marx today? How useful is his thought to the struggle for the freedom of humanity? What part of his work is most fertile for stimulating the critique of our times? The goal of the conference is to highlight the continuing explanatory power of Marxian categories for contemporary society and to establish a serious dialogue on Marx and Marxism between Asian and Western scholars.

8:30-8:45 Opening Speeches

Chair: Wang Xingfu

Chen Xue-ming

(Fudan University – Shanghai, Vice Director of the Center for Contemporary Marxism Abroad)

Marcello Musto

(York University – Canada, Toronto)

8:45-9:00 Photos

9:00-10:25 Session I

Marx and the Critique of Philosophy

 

Chair: Hiroshi Uchida

Norman Levine (Institute of International Policy – Phoenix, USA), The Doctrine of Essence in Hegel’s ‘Science of Logic’ and the Methodology of ‘Capital’

Liu Senlin (Sun Yat-sen University – Philosophy Department), Nihilism and Marx: a Rethinking

Wu Mong (Fudan University – School of Philosophy), The Philosophical Foundation of Communist Conception

Yang Haifeng (Peking University – Philosophy Department), Critique of Metaphysics, Capital Logic and Totality, and Social Critique Theory. The Three Critical Dimensions of Marx’s Philosophy

10:25-10:35 Coffee Break

 

10:35-11:50 Session II

Marx and a New Critical Theory of Contemporary Capitalism

 

Chair: Seongjin Jeong

Marcello Musto (York University – Toronto, Canada), History, Totality of Production and Scientific Method in the ‘1857 Introduction’

Wang Xingfu (Fudan University – Vice Director of the Center for Contemporary Marxism in Foreign Countries), The Meaning of Social Theory’s turn in the Marxist Tradition

George Comninel (York University – Toronto, Canada), The Limits of Exploitation and Potential for Emancipation: Capitalism as the Apex of Social Property Relations

11:50-12:20 Questions and Discussion

 

Chair: Zhang Shuang-li

 

12:30-13:30 Lunch at the Dining Hall for Faculty Members of Fudan University

14:00-15:10 Session III

Marx and the Globalization

 

Chair: Norman Levine

Seongjin Jeong (Gyeongsang National University, Seoul – South Korea), Marx’s Crisis Theory and Global Economic Crisis

Tong Shi-jun (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences – Director of Philosophy Institute),

Marx and the Possibility of Multiple Globalization—Writing in the Moment of Shanghai World Expo

Hiroshi Uchida (Senshu University, Tokyo – Japan), Marx’s Theory of Money as Potential for Globalization

15:10-15:20 Coffee Break

15:20-16:20 Session IV

Marxism(s) after Marx

 

Chair: Zhang Qing-xiong

Zhang Shuang-li (Fudan University – Vice Dean of Philosophy School Center for Contemporary Marxism in Foreign Countries), From Max Weber to Karl Marx – On George Lukacs’ Dual Critiques of the Capitalist Society

Li Wen-ge (Editorial board of the Journal Qiushi), The Basic problem Althusser’s Theory and its Relevances

Li Dian-lei (Wuhan University – Philosophy Department), Critical Social Theory and the Development of American Marxism

16:20-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Session V

Marx in China Today

 

Chair: Wang Feng-cai

Xu Chang-Fu (Sun Yat-sen University – Philosophy Department), The De-theorization and De-liberalization of Marxism in China

Zou Shi-peng (Fudan University – School of Philosophy), Reflections on Studies of MEGA2 in China

Lu Shaochen (Fudan University – Center for Contemporary Marxism Abroad), Reflection on Sinification of Marxism in the New Period

17:30-18:00 Questions and Discussion

Chair:Tong Shi-jun

18:00-18:15 Summary of the Conference

Chair: Yu Wen-xiu

 

Wang Xingfu (Fudan University)

18:30 Dinner

The Resumption of the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA²)

Hosted by:

Chinese Academy of Social Science

http://www.cass.net.cn/

http://bic.cass.cn/english/InfoShow/Arcitle_Show_Cass.asp?BigClassID=1&Title=CASS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Academy_of_Social_Sciences

Beijing, July 22 2010

During the last few years there has been a widespread resurgence of interest in Karl Marx, even though with the end of the century its disappearance had been unanimously declared. One of the most significant examples of this rediscovery is the continuation of the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA2), the historico-critical edition of his complete works. From new philological discoveries there emerges a different author. The dogmatic thinker represented by Marxism-Leninism must be supplanted by the image of a scholar who left a major part of his writings incomplete, in order to carry on researching and verifying the validity of his claims. Faced with the crisis of capitalist society and the deep contradictions within it, this seminal author, who has been too hastily put aside after 1989, and whose thought still seems impossible to dismiss for the comprehension and transformation of the present, should now be interrogated once again.

http://myy.cass.cn/file/2010062836204.html

9:00-11:30 Session I

Chair: Cheng Enfu (Director of the Academy of Marxism of CASS)

Marcello Musto (York University – Toronto, Canada), The resumption of the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA²). Recent philological acquisitions and new critical interpretations of Marx’s oeuvre

George Comninel (York University – Toronto, Canada), Alienation, Emancipation, and the Critique of Political Economy in Marx’s 1844 Manuscripts

Norman Levine (Institute of International Policy – Phoenix, USA), Marx’s Discovery of the Proper Method of Criticism in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

12:00: Lunch

14:00-16:30 Session II

Chair: Feng Yanli (Director of the Department of International Marxism Research within the Academy of Marxism Research – CASS)

Terrell Carver (University of Bristol – England), The German Ideology Did Not Take Place

Kenji Mori (Sendai University – Japan), Never-before-published original reproduction schemata of Marx: philological findings in Manuscript II of Volume II of Capital

Karl Marx’s Grundrisse

Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later

Hosted by:

Central Compilation & Translation Bureau

of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

http://www.cctb.net/

Beijing, July 24-25 2010

Written between 1857 and 1858, the Grundrisse is the first draft of Marx’s critique of political economy and, thus, also the initial preparatory work on Capital. Despite its editorial vicissitudes and late publication, the Grundrisse contains numerous reflections on matters that Marx did not develop elsewhere in his oeuvre and is therefore extremely important for an overall interpretation of his thought.

Analysing the collection Karl Marx’s Grundrisse. Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later (recently published into Chinese by China Renmin University Press), in this conference various international experts in the field present a Marx in many ways radically different from the one who figures in the dominant currents of twentieth-century Marxism and demonstrate the relevance of the Grundrisse to an understanding of Capital and of Marx’s theoretical project as a whole, which, as is well known, remained uncompleted.

July 24

9:00-12:00 Session I

Marx’s Grundrisse, then and now

Chair: YANG Jinhai (Central Compilation & Translation Bureau)

Marcello Musto (York University – Toronto, Canada), The Grundrisse’s Global Dissemination and Reception

ZHANG Shuguang (Beijing Normal University), Marx’s modern thought in the Grundrisse

Kenji Mori (Sendai University – Japan), The Grundrisse and the Birth of Multisectoral Analysis of Marx

WANG Dong (Peking University), The great achievement of economics, philosophy, world history: theoretical significance and contemporary value of the Grundrisse

12:00-13:00 lunch

14:00-17:30 Session II

Human Freedom and Social Production. The Contours of Marx’s Socialism in the Grundrisse

Chair: YANG Jinhai (Central Compilation & Translation Bureau)

Terrell Carver (University of Bristol – England), Marx’s Conception of Alienation in the Grundrisse

GU Hailiang (Wuhan University), Three forms of human development and the full development of individuals: an investigation in Marx’s most valuable thought in the Grundrisse

Norman Levine (Institute of International Policy – Phoenix, USA), Althusser’s Mis-Interpretation of the Grundrisse

LI Huibin (Central Compilation & Translation Bureau), Marx on the relation between production and distribution in the Grundrisse

18:00 dinner

July 25

9:00-12:00 Session III

Materialist Conception of History in the Grundrisse and Beyond

Chair: YANG Jinhai

George Comninel (York University – Toronto, Canada), Historical Materialism and Pre-capitalist Modes of Production in the Grundrisse

AN Qinian (Renmin University, Marx’s materialist conception of history in the Grundrisse

HAN Lixin (Tsinghua University), Chinese Germanic developmental road: an investigation in Marx’s Pre-capitalist modes of production

LU Kejian (Central Compilation & Translation Bureau), Is there any contradiction in materialist conception of history between the Grundrisse and Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy?

12:00-13:00 lunch

Discussants:

 

Robert Ware (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

DUAN Zhongqiao (Renmin University)

NIE Jinfang (Peking University)

YANG Xuegong (Peking University)

YUAN Jifu (Beijing Administrative College)

ZHANG Xiuqin (China University of Political Science and Law)

ZHENG Jiwei (Renmin University)

Reading Marx’s Grundrisse Today

Hosted by:

Centre for the Study of Marxist Social Theory

Nanjing University

http://www.ptext.cn/english/index.php

Nanjing, July 28-29 2010

Written between 1857 and 1858, the Grundrisse is the first draft of Marx’s critique of political economy and, thus, also the initial preparatory work on Capital. Despite its editorial vicissitudes and late publication, the Grundrisse contains numerous reflections on matters that Marx did not develop elsewhere in his oeuvre and is therefore extremely important for an overall interpretation of his thought.

Analysing the Grundrisse and the collection Karl Marx’s Grundrisse. Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later (recently published into Chinese by China Renmin University Press), in this conference various international experts in the field present a Marx in many ways radically different from the one who figures in the dominant currents of twentieth-century Marxism and demonstrate the relevance of the Grundrisse to an understanding of Capital and of Marx’s theoretical project as a whole, which, as is well known, remained uncompleted. The goal of the conference is also to highlight the continuing explanatory power of Marxian categories for contemporary society and its present contradictions.

July 28

8:30-8:50 Opening Speeches

Chair: HU Daping

(Vice Director of the Institute for Marxism Studies, Nanjing University)

TBA: Official from office of Education of JiangSu Province

Zhang Yibing

(Vice President of Nanjing University)

XU Jun

(Vice Dean of the Postgraduate Institute, Nanjing University)

Marcello Musto

(York University – Canada, Toronto)

8:50-10:00 Session I

Chair: Tang Zhengdong (Nanjing University)

Zhang Yibing (Vice President of Nanjing University),The Grundrisse and Marx’s Critique of Capitalism

Marcello Musto (York University – Canada, Toronto), Alienation Redux. The Contours of Marx’s Socialism in the Grundrisse

Questions and Discussion 15 minutes

 

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break and Group Photo

10:15-12:00 Session II.

Chair: Marcello Musto (York University – Canada, Toronto)

Terrell Carver (University of Bristol – England), Re-reading Marx’s 1857 Introduction to the Grundrisse

Liu Senlin (Sun Yat-sen University), Thing, Reification and Versachlichung

Tang Zhengdong (Nanjing University), The dialectical characteristic and its modern significance of Karl Marx’s cirtique of fetishism

Questions and Discussion 15 minutes

12:00-13:00 Lunch

14:00-15:45 Session III

Chair: Liu Senling (Nanjing University)

Norman Levine(Institute of International Policy – Phoenix, USA),The 1857 Introduction to the Grundrisse and the Organic Image in Kant, Hegel and Marx

Yao Shunliang (Centre for the Study of Marxist Social Theory. Nanjing University), Material Production and Free Activities: the significant breakthroughs from German Ideology to the Grundrisse

Yang Haifeng (Peking University), Historical Materialism in the Critique of Political Economy

Questions and Discussion 15 minutes

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00- 17:45 Session IV

Chair: Yang Haifeng (Nanjing University)

George Comninel (York University – Toronto, Canada), Historical Materialism and the Specificity of Capitalism: Recognizing the Anatomy of the Ape

Liu Huaiyu (Centre for the Study of Marxist Social Theory, Nanjing University), Two Modern Social Theories based on the Critical view of Political Economy

Chen Zhong (Soochow University), The logic of collective action and the basic innovation of social development theory

Questions and Discussion 15 minutes

18:00 dinner

July 28

 

8:30-10:30 Session V

Chair:Yuan Jiuhong (Southeast University)

Lang Jiang, (Wuhan University of Technology), The critique of Capitalism by Contemporary French Radical Theorists

 

Zhou Jiaxin, (Centre for the Study of Marxist Social Theory, Nanjing University), From Grundrisse to Capital: the modifications of Marx’s Critique of Political Economy

SUN Leqiang (Institute for Marxism Studies, Nanjing University), Grundrisse and the Breakthroughs of Marx’s Economic and Philosophical Thoughts

HU Daping (Nanjing University), The Discursive Formation and Quality of Marx’s Critique of Political Economy

Questions and Discussion 15 minutes

 

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:45 Session VI: Graduate Students Panel

Chair: Hu Daping

Discussants: Yuan Jiuhong , Liu Huaiyu, Chen Zhong, and Lang Jiang

11:45- 12:00 closing address Summary of the Conference

Chair : Tang Zhengdong (Nanjing University)

 

12:30 Lunch

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