9th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
in Hangzhou, China, 13th-16th April 2007

Our conference had two parts:

1. Panel "Giving Voice to the Humiliated," on 14th April, as Part of the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses (13-15th April 2007), at the New Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, hosted by Professor Shi-Xu

2. Interactive Workshop on "Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect" on 16th April 2007, at the Department of Applied Psychology, Xixi Campus of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, 148, Tianmushan Rd., West Building 5th, hosted by Professor Jianhong Ma, Professor Hora Tjitra, and Doctoral Researcher Quan He

We thank Brian Lynch, M.D., Chicago, USA, for documenting our meeting on video and camera


Please see the links to his pictures and videos further down.
(Important note to our conference particants: During our conference, we asked for your permission to be posted here, however, if you have changed your mind since, either in total or for specific pictures, please let us know! Thank you! Since we wish to walk the talk of dignity, it is very important for us to do our utmost in respecting everybody's privacy. We refrain from gathering written permissions from you during our conferences, since we value the building of mutual trust in relationships, and we also would like to refrain from contributing to an ever more bureaucratic and legalistic society.)

Where you could stay and how you could get there!
Registration was at http://www.shixu.com/institute-conference/#fees
For travel, suggestions were made at http://www.shixu.com/institute-conference/#travel
Or, if you wished to prepare your journey yourself, Rui Di was suggested as an unexpensive place in the center of Hangzhou (Tel. +86 571 567 29000), or Dahua, west of the lake (Tel. +86 571 8718 1888).

Comment: HumanDHS has two annual meetings, one outside the U.S., and the other in New York, at Columbia University. The outside-of-the-U.S. meeting is usually rather informal and geared towards group-building, with a lot of Open Space sessions, while our NY meeting is more formal and academical. In our China meeting we wished to pursue a third objective, namely meeting like-minded people in China. The West has a relationship with China that is almost only played out in the economic sphere, while what seems to lag behind is an attempt to enter into a deeper dialogue both in academia and culturally in general. For example, famous Chinese philosophers and writers such as Lu Xun, who wrote about humiliation and its destructive effects, are rather unknown in the West. Particularly the Multicultural Discourses Conference, that aims at "giving voice to the voiceless," could give voice to such Chinese thinkers, and introduce them into a larger global dialogue.

 



 

•  Frame
•  List of Conveners
•  Programme Part One
•  Programme Part Two
•  List of Participants

•  Papers
•  Links
•  What happened in our previous meetings? Please see Newsletters!

•  Pictures

•  Videos by Brian Lynch:

•  Jacqueline Wasilewski: Part One of our Workshop / Part Two of our Workshop
•  Steve Kulich: Part One of our Workshop / Part Two of our Workshop
•  Reimon Bachika: Part One of our Workshop / Part Two of our Workshop
•  Evelin Lindner: Part One of our Workshop / Part Two of our Workshop
•  Brian Lynch: Part One of our Workshop / Part Two of our Workshop
•  Keitaro Morita: Part One of our Workshop / Part Two of our Workshop
•  Neil Ryan Walsh: Part One of our Workshop / Part Two of our Workshop



 

Frame

by Linda Hartling, 2004, Ph.D., Associate Director, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley College, Boston, USA

In our meetings we aim at creating a humiliation-free, collaborative learning environment characterized by mutual respect, mutual empathy, and openness to difference. The perspective of "appreciative enquiry" is a useful frame of our work. Our HumanDHS efforts are not just about the work we do together, but also about HOW WE WORK TOGETHER. At appropriate points during our meetings, for example at the end of each day, we take a moment to reflect on the practices observed that contributed to an appreciative/humiliation-free learning experience.

It is important to emphasize that an appreciative approach is not about expecting people to agree. In fact, differences of opinion enrich the conversation and deepen people's understanding of ideas. Perhaps, this could be conceptualized as "waging good conflict," which means practicing radical respect for differences and being open to a variety of perspectives and engaging others without contempt or rankism. As we have seen in many fields, contempt and rankism drains energy away from the important work that needs to be done. Most people only know "conflict" as a form of war within a win/lose frame. "Waging good conflict," on the other side, is about being empathic and respectful, making room for authenticity, creating clarity, and growth.

Please read An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, that Linda has written for us in 2005.

Please see also Appreciative Facilitation: Hints for Round Table Moderators, kindly written in February 2006 by Judith Thompson to support the moderators of our workshops.

Please see furthermore Buddhist Teachings on Right Speech, which relate to our quest for appreciative enquiry, caring and being.

•  Please kindly note that...
• There is no registration fee for our conferences. To cover our expenses, we always summarise the costs during the conference and invite participants to contribute according to their ability. This collaborative approach to financing allows us to keep the conference affordable for all.
• We like to get to know participants prior to our conferences and workshops, and prior to issuing an invitation.
• All our gatherings are by invitation only, please approach us so that we can include you and register you. Only our Public Events are open to everybody without registration.
• The Non-Public Parts of our gatherings have limited enrollment.
• Participants are encouraged to find their own sources of funding or economic support to participate in our conferences. We offer our nurturing work as our gift of love and care to you, ad we would like to lovingly invite everybody to contribute to this gift economy. If you need funding for your travels and housing, please inquire in your country and your university about possibilities. See, among others, for the US, www.supportcenter.org and www.foundationscenter.org. The Weinstein International Fellowship program, inaugurated in 2008, provides opportunities for individuals from outside the United States to visit the U.S. to learn more about dispute resolution processes and practices and to pursue a project of their own design that serves to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.
• Participants in our conferences are kindly asked to handle all of their travel arrangements and required documentation, including requests for visas, on their side. HumanDHS is a volunteer initiative and does not have the staff or resources to assist with visa requests.

•  Permissions
During our conferences, we always ask all participants for their permission to have their pictures or videos posted on our website, however, if you change your mind later, either in total or for specific pictures/videos, please let us know! Thank you! Since we wish to walk the talk of dignity, it is very important for us to do our utmost in respecting everybody's privacy. We refrain from gathering written permissions from you during our conferences, since we value the building of mutual trust in relationships, and we also would like to refrain from contributing to an ever more bureaucratic and legalistic society.

•  What happened in our previous conferences?
Please have a look at all our previous conferences and the newsletters written after these conferences.




List of Conveners

 

Evelin Gerda Lindner, Medical Doctor, Clinical and Social Psychologist, Ph.D. (Dr. med.), Ph.D. (Dr. psychol.), Organiser of the HumanDHS Conferences, Supporting the Local Conveners

Evelin G. Lindner is the Founding Director and President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS). She is a transdisciplinary social scientist, and recipient of the 2006 SBAP Award, affiliated with the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network, New York, the University of Oslo, Norway, Department of Psychology (folk.uio.no/evelinl/), and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris. Lindner is also an Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Department of Psychology, Norway, and teaches globally, including in South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Africa, and other places globally. [read more]

Professor Jianhong Ma

Professor Jianhong Ma is the Vice-Head of the School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, furthermore the Executive Director of the Center for Human Resources and Strategic Development Studies, and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Psychology at Zhejiang University. Professor Ma, together with Professor Tjitra, convened the Interactive Workshop on "Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect" at the Department of Applied Psychology on 17th April 2007.

Professor Hora Tjitra, Ph.D.

Professor Hora Tjitra is Professor of Psychology at the School of Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Professor Tjitra convened the Interactive Workshop on "Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect" at the Department of Applied Psychology on 17th April 2007.

Quan He, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology

Quan He is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Zhejiang University, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences in the Program 'Complex Problem Solving.' Quan He, together with Professor Tjitra, convened the Interactive Workshop on "Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect" at the Department of Applied Psychology on 17th April 2007.

Professor Shi-xu, Ph.D.

Professor Shi-xu is the Director of the Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, Zhejiang University, in Hangzhou, China. He has been a Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam, Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, and Reader at the University of Ulster. He is the author of Cultural Representations: Analysing Discourses about the Other, of A Cultural Approach to Discourse (Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2004), and he co-edited Read the Cultural Other (Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2005).
Professor Shi-xu was the convener of the "Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses" on 13-15th April 2007.



 

Programme Part One, 13-15th April 2007

 

 

Panel "Giving Voice to the Humiliated," on 14th April, as Part of the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses (13-15th April 2007), at the New Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, hosted by Professor Shi-Xu

200 overseas scholars and 100 domestic scholars were taking part in the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses. Everybody was expected to participate actively (invitations and visas were extended to those whose papers had been accepted).

The HumanDHS network participated in the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses at the Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies on the New Campus of Zhejiang University (13-15th April 2007), with the panel "Giving Voice to the Humiliated" (on 14th April).
These pictures come from Evelin's camera.
Please click on the pictures above or here to see more photos.
These pictures of our panel "Giving Voice to the Humiliated" (on 14th April) come from Brian Lynch's camera.
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Please see these pictures also on Brian's site at http://share.shutterfly.com/.
Please see here the videos of the talks by Evelin Lindner, Reimon Bachika, and Jacqueline Wasilewski.
Please see here the videos of the entire meeting by Brian Lynch.

Yue Opera at the Shengli Theatre on 14th April.
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Please click on the picture on the right side above or here to see more photos of us posing with the artists at the end!
These picture come from Brian Lynch's camera. Please see these pictures also on his site at http://share.shutterfly.com/.

Keitaro, Neil, and Brian enjoyed Hangzhou's Westlake.
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Picture on the left side: Visit to the Silkmuseum of Hangzhou on Sunday, 15th April 2007.
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Picture on the right side: Visit to the Teamuseum of Hangzhou the same afternoon. Passers-by asked for photos while we waited for the bus...
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These pictures come from Brian Lynch's camera. Please see these pictures also on his site at http://share.shutterfly.com/.
The Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses ended with a grand banquet followed by dance!
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Please see here a list points explaining what the Multicultural Discourses Conference wished to focus on, and how these points could be linked to humiliation studies:

1. concepts and theories of language/communication/discourse outside the Western mainstream as well as the related research and teaching traditions: Humiliation is regarded in Western "Realpolitik" as "soft" factor, as opposed to "hard factors" that receive more weight; HumanDHS suggests that old concepts of Realpolitik need to be changed, since the phenomenon of humiliation can render violence that indeed represents a "hard factor"
2. intercultural dialogue, critique and cross-fertilisation in discourse/language/communication studies: HumanDHS hypothesizes that cultural differences often are not primary, but constructed as a response to humiliation; attention to the phenomenon of humiliation is therefore crucial for successful intercultural dialogue
3. globalisation of non-western intellectual traditions: The concept of equal dignity for all is enshrined in human rights, however, it is also at the core of many other discourses, see, for example, the concept of Ubuntu in Africa
4. discourses that reflect the realities, issues, concerns and aspirations of marginalised or otherwise troubled groups and communities: what connects marginalised or otherwise troubled groups and communities is the experience of feeling humiliated
5. new or alternative discourses of cultural cohesion and progress: The new discourse of dignity, as opposed to the old discourse of domination/submission, and promoting the transition to the first one, is at the core of HumanDHS' work
6. rules and needs for conducting intercultural and international communication: What is needed to optimise intercultural and international communication is more awareness of new norms and improved command of new skills, as well as the building of new institutions that promote a global knowledge society that is characterised by equal dignity for all

Please see in the following the abstracts/papers that were submitted from HumanDHS network members and affiliates for the HumanDHS Panel on Humiliation entitled "Giving Voice to the Humiliated," as part of the Multicultural Discourses Conference. (Unfortunately, not all participants are able to attend the conference, yet, all papers are listed here. See also the list of Abstracts of the entire Multicultural Discourses Conference.)

"Giving Voice to the Humiliated"
Panel brought together by the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network, on the afternoon of 14th April 2007, 16.00 to 17:30
Renowned Chinese philosopher and writer Lu Xun most vividly described the humiliation inflicted by feudalism

The following presentations were given:

Evelin G. Lindner
Founder of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS)
How Multicultural Discourses Can Help Construct New Meaning
Paper prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
See video.

Reimon Bachika
Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan
Human Dignity as a Universal Value: The Future of Multicultural Discourse
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
See video.

Reimon Bachika, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan.
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Please see here the video of his talk.

Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski
Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Division of International Studies at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan
The ICU-COE North East Asian Dialogue (NEAD) Project, 2005 & 2006
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
See video.

Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski, Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Division of International Studies at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan.
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Please see here the video of her talk.

Steve Kulich
Professor and Director of the Intercultural Program and IC Studies Center, The Graduate School, Shanghai International Studies University
Value Studies: Considering Diverse Human Values and Identities toward Human Development and Respect

Steve Kulich, Professor and Director of the Intercultural Program and IC Studies Center, The Graduate School, Shanghai International Studies University.
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Neil Ryan Walsh
Director and Coordinator of the HumanDHS Japan for Equal Dignity (JapanED) project, and working with the Kaminokawa-machi board of education as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program).
Yasukuni Shrine: Preventing Humiliation for East Asia, Preserving Dignity for Japan’s War Dead
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
(Neil Ryan Walsh has also proposed a panel on HIV/AIDS prevention across cultures, a panel to include also Judy Kuriansky, Sumon Chien)

Neil Ryan Walsh, Director and Coordinator of the HumanDHS Japan for Equal Dignity (JapanED) project, and working with the Kaminokawa-machi board of education as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program).
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Keitaro Morita
Doctor of Business Administration Student, Network and Social Organization, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, St. Paul's (Rikkyo) University in Tokyo, Japan
Giving Voices to the Environmentally Humiliated and Misrecognized: Nature and Women
Paper prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses,
13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of
Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Keitaro Morita, Doctor of Business Administration Student, Network and Social Organization, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, St. Paul's (Rikkyo) University in Tokyo, Japan.
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Discussants:

Lynn King, founder of SageVISION, dedicated to "growing green leaders who support innovation for the greater good." 

Lynn King, founder of SageVISION, dedicated to "growing green leaders who support innovation for the greater good." 
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Victor Garza, a Mexican interculturalist mostly working in the business sector. 

Brian Lynch (2006)
Silvan Tomkins' Conceptualization of Humiliation
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, as part of the 9th Annual Meeting of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.

They were unfortunately not able to participate, even though some had submitted papers which had been accepted:

Zheng Wei, doctoral student of Jacqueline Wasilewski at ICU, Japan, doing his doctorate on Chinese-Japanese interpersonal communication from the late Ching Dynasty to the mid 1930s.

Zahur Ahmed Choudhri (2007)
Former Director (Research), National Centre for Rural Development & Municipal Administration, Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development, Pakistan.

Seema Shekhawat
Working on the conflicts in Kashmir and Chechnya. Currently she is associated with University of Jammu in the Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies.
Conflict in Kashmir: The Gender Dimension
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D., international clinical psychologist and journalist, Adjunct faculty Columbia University Teachers College, Media advisor to Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and United Nations representative of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Judy is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
How Media Can Help Improve Global Cooperation

Grace Feuerverger (2006)
Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
Building Bridges to Peace and Social Justice: An Emancipatory Discourse in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Linda Hartling (2006)
Associate Director, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA
From Humiliation to Appreciation: Walking Toward Our Talk
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
Working on the conflicts in Kashmir and Chechnya. Currently he is associated with University of Jammu in the Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies.
Plight of Divided Families in Jammu and Kashmir
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Florina Benoit & Ashok Gladston Xavier (2006)
Florina Benoit, Doctoral Student in Social Work on the quality of life of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in camps in Tamil Nadu. Rev. Fr. Ashok Gladston Xavier, PhD., Former Principal, Loyola College, Chennai, India.
The Life of Sri Lankan Refugees A Paradigm Shift
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Maggie Y. Liao (2006)
MPhil Candidate, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Losing Face in Chinese and American Culture: Precursors and Consequences
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.



 

Programme Part Two, 16th April 2007, 9.00-16.30

 

Interactive Workshop on "Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect" on 16th April 2007, at the Department of Applied Psychology, Xixi Campus of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, 148, Tianmushan Rd., West Building 5th

Conveners: Professor Hora Tjitra, Professor Jianhong Ma, and Quan He, together with Evelin Lindner

 


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Together with Professors Jianhong Ma and Hora Tjitra, at the Department of Applied Psychology on the Xixi Campus of Zheijiang University, we had the Interactive Workshop on "Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect" (on 16th April 2007).
Please click on the picture above or here to see more photos.
These pictures come from Evelin's camera.
Interactive Workshop on "Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect"
Please click on the pictures above or here to see more photos.
These pictures come from Brian Lynch's camera. Please see these pictures also on his site at http://share.shutterfly.com/.
Please see here the videos of the talks by Evelin Lindner, Jacqueline Wasilewski, Steve Kulick, Reimon Bachika, Brian Lynch, Neil Ryan Walsh, and Keitaro Morita.
Please see the videos of the entire meeting by Brian Lynch.

The idea for this workshop evolved after a guest lecture given by Lindner at a workshop for graduate students, organised by Professor Hora Tjitra on the occasion of Lindner's visit to the Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, School of Psychology, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, 13th April 2006. The title of her talk was: The Role of Dignity and Humiliation in a Globalising World: New Forms of Cooperative Approaches to Solve New Social Dilemma Situations as well as Succeed in Intercultural Encounters
•  Please see here Reflections on Feedback from the Audience by Lindner.
•  Please see also some pictures.

Programme

Moderators: Hora Tjitra and Quan He


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9.00

Hora Tjitra, Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Quan He, Ph.D. candidate in psychology, Zhejiang University, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (Program: Complex Problem Solving)
Welcoming the Participants and Introduction
30 minutes

9.30-11.00 Presentations I

Jianhong Ma, Vice-head, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Zhejiang University, Executive Director, Center for Human Resources and Strategic Development Studies, Deputy Director, Institute of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Introductory Talk: Social Responsibility, Trust, and Social Dilemma
15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions

Jianhong Ma, Vice-head, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Zhejiang University, Executive Director, Center for Human Resources and Strategic Development Studies, Deputy Director, Institute of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
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Evelin Lindner, Founding Manager of HumanDHS
The "Framing Power" of International Organizations, and the Cost of Humiliation
15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
See video

Jacqueline Wasilewski, Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Division of International Studies at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. Jackie is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
The Role of Respect and Dignity for Successful Cooperation
15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
See video

Jacqueline Wasilewski, Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Division of International Studies at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan.
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Please see here a video of Jackie's talk.

Steve Kulich, Professor and Director of the Intercultural Program and IC Studies Center, The Graduate School, Shanghai International Studies University
Value Studies: Considering Diverse Human Values and Identities toward Human Development and Respect
15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
See video

Steve Kulich, Professor and Director of the Intercultural Program and IC Studies Center, The Graduate School, Shanghai International Studies University.
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Please see here a video of Steve's talk.

 

11.00-11.15 Break

11.15-13.00 Presentations II

Reimon Bachika, Professor of Sociology, Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan
The Sociology and Psychology of Values of Dignity: How Cooperation Is Affected
15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
See video

Reimon Bachika, Professor of Sociology, Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan.
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Please see here a video of Reimon's talk.

Neil Ryan Walsh, Director and Coordinator of the HumanDHS Japan for Equal Dignity (JapanED) project, and working with the Kaminokawa-machi board of education as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program)
He will be giving a talk that has been prepared by Judy Kuriansky:
How the Media Can Contribute to Global Understanding
10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
See video

Neil Ryan Walsh, Director and Coordinator of the HumanDHS Japan for Equal Dignity (JapanED) project, and working with the Kaminokawa-machi board of education as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program).
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Please see here a video of Neil's talk.

Brian Lynch, M.D., Expert on Silvan S. Tomkins' work on emotions.
Brian is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Core Team.
How Research on Emotions Can Help Us to Improve Global Cooperation
10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
See video

Brian Lynch, M.D., Chicago, USA, expert on Silvan S. Tomkins' work on emotions.
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Please see here the video of Brian's talk.

Keitaro Morita, Doctor of Business Administration Student, Network and Social Organization, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, St. Paul's (Rikkyo) University in Tokyo, Japan
Keitaro is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Core Team.
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Successful Cooperation
10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
See video

Keitaro Morita, Doctor of Business Administration Student, Network and Social Organization, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, St. Paul's (Rikkyo) University in Tokyo, Japan.
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Please see here a video of Keitaro's talk.



13.00-14.15 Lunch

14.15-15.00 Two Working Groups

The following key learning points (or key questions, key issues) were first collected and then discussed in two groups (points 1., 4., 7., and 9. where selected for these discussions):

1. Can non-Chinese understand Chinese concepts like Chinese?
2. English as universal language???
3. How to reveal my personal story (including potentially shameful aspects) to others successfully?
4. What are the advantages of the subsidiarity principle?
5. Is empowerment a good thing?
6. What are the characteristics of a planet earth citizens?
7. With the existing diversity of emotional values, how would we hold to universal principles?
8. Will every culture have different meanings of humiliation and dignity?
9. How can we produce a new model of civilization that will give humans a future direction?
10. What factors influence the success of group dialogues?

16.00-16.15 Group Presentations and Discussion

16.15-16.30 Conclusions and Farewell!

Discussants:

Lynn King, founder of SageVISION, dedicated to "growing green leaders who support innovation for the greater good."  

Lynn King, founder of SageVISION, dedicated to "growing green leaders who support innovation for the greater good."  
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Victor Garza, a Mexican interculturalist mostly working in the business sector. 

Hana Panggabean, Director of Graduate Studies, Atma Jaya University, Indonesia.

Zhang Xuan (Aggie), Graduate Student at the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing. Aggie is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Core Team.
Mental Health and Successful Cooperation

They could unfortunately not participate:

Zheng Wei, doctoral student of Jacqueline Wasilewski at ICU, Japan, doing his doctorate on Chinese-Japanese interpersonal communication from the late Ching Dynasty to the mid 1930s.

Zahur Ahmed Choudhri
Former Director (Research), National Centre for Rural Development & Municipal Administration, Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development, Pakistan.
Which Organizational Structures Optimize Cooperation?

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D., international clinical psychologist and journalist, Adjunct faculty Columbia University Teachers College, Media advisor to Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and United Nations representative of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Judy is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
How Media Can Help Improve Global Cooperation

Seema Shekhawat
Working on the conflicts in Kashmir and Chechnya. Currently she is associated with University of Jammu in the Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies.
From Conflict to Cooperation

Linda Hartling, Associate Director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMTI) at the Stone Center, Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. Linda is a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors and a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect

• Victoria C. Fontan, Director of Academic Development, and Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica. Victoria is a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors and a Member or the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
The Role of Respect and Dignity for Successful Cooperation

• Yuan Liao (Maggie), graduated from Nankai University in Mainland of China, now working on her Mphil research inHong Kong under Prof. Michael Harris Bond's supervision.
Cooperation and the Role of Humiliation

Florina Benoit, Doctoral Student in Social Work on the quality of life of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in camps in Tamil Nadu. She is a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
•  Rev. Fr. Ashok Gladston Xavier, PhD., Former Principal, Loyola College, Chennai, India. He is a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Refugee Identity and its Potential for Global Cooperation

Heidi von Weltzien Høivik, Executive Vice-President and Dean of Faculty (Prorektor) of the Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway. Heidi is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
The Role of Humiliation for Global Business Ethics

Judith Thompson, Ph.D., Frontiers of Social Healing Dialogue, USA. Judith is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
Compassion, Dignity and Successful Cooperation

• Rika Kanayama, Ph.D., COE Research Fellow, Japan.
Identity and Cooperation

Evelin, Reimon, and Brian stayed at the Friendship Hotel in Hangzhou, overlooking the Westlake. The breakfast restaurant at the 18th floor offered a great view!
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Brian Lynch traveled from Shanghai to Hangzhou on 12th April 2007.
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Brian Lynch returned to the USA via Shanghai and then Tokyo.
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Brian Lynch proceeded from Shanghai to Tokyo on his way to the USA. Inspired by Neil Ryan Walsh's presentation on the dynamics of humiliation connected with Yasukuni Shrine, he visited it.
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On 17th April 2007, together with Zhang Xuan (Aggie) and her boy-friend Maji, Evelin visited the hotel where she had stayed when she was in Hangzhou for the first time, in 1983. At that time there was only one hotel of significance in Hangzhou, and it was called Hangzhou Hotel. Evelin had stayed in the inexpensive dormitory that was part of Hangzhou Hotel at that time, alongside single and double rooms. Today, former Hangzhou Hotel has transformed into luxurious Shangri-la Hotel!
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On 18th April 2007, Aggie, Ma Ji, and Evelin visited wonderful Lingyin Temple, the famous Buddhist caves and rock carvings near it, and the mountain behind.
Lingyin temple is one of the largest and wealthiest temples in China, originally founded in 326 AD. Despite some damage inflicted, the temple and grounds escaped destruction during the Cultural Revolution because of the protection of Premier Zhou Enlai. Today the temple is a thriving tourist attraction.
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From Lingyin Temple, we wandered off to neighbouring temples.
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At the end, we walked up the mountain behind Lingyin Temple, overlooking Hangzhou!
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These are Evelin's pictures of the visit to Shangri-La Hotel on 17th April.
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These are Evelin's pictures of the visit to wonderful Lingyin Temple and its vicinity on 18th April.
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List of Participants


Jacqueline Wasilewski

Reimon Bachika, Professor of Sociology, Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan

Steve Kulich, Professor and Director of the Intercultural Program and IC Studies Center
The Graduate School, Shanghai International Studies University

Keitaro Morita

Neil Ryan Walsh

Brian Lynch

Zhang Xuan (Aggie)

Zheng Wei is a doctoral student of Jacqueline Wasilewski at ICU and doing his doctorate on Chinese-Japanese interpersonal communication from the late Ching Dynasty to the mid 1930s.  He is a Shanghai native, and one line of his family is from the Shikumen district of Shanghai 

Lynn King (aka Rui-ling King) is the founder of SageVISION, dedicated to "growing green leaders who support innovation for the greater good." She is an intercultural consultant both in the business and NGO sectors, and she is particularly interested in youth leadership development and the development of "healing leader". 
The name of her company is Walker International. Her family is originally from Shanghai but she was raised in Hong Kong and New York

Victor Garza is a Mexican interculturalist and works mostly in the business sector.  He and Lynn have worked on a group of materials about China called The Cultural Detective.  He lives in Hangzhou. He has been living in China for 10-15 years

Hana Panggabean, Director of Graduate Studies, Atma Jaya University, Indonesia

They could unfortunately not come:

Linda Hartling

Richard Slaven

Donald C. Klein

Alan Klein

Rebecca A. Klein

• Victoria C. Fontan

Hizkias Assefa

Florina Benoit

Judy Kuriansky

Seema Shekhawat & Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, working on the conflicts in Kashmir and Chechnya, associated with the University of Jammu in the Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies

Zahur Ahmed Choudhri
Former Director (Research), National Centre for Rural Development & Municipal Administration, Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development, Pakistan

Kazuyoshi Kawasaka, a Graduate Student, Division of Comparative Culture, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

Vivian Lun

Sowan Wong

Yuan Liao (Maggie), graduated from Nankai University in Mainland of China, now working on her Mphil research inHong Kong under Prof. Michael Harris Bond's supervision

Anne-Katrine Hagelund

Heidi von Weltzien Høivik

Judith Thompson

• Rika Kanayama, ICU Ph.D., COE Research Fellow


 

Papers

All participants are warmly invited to send in papers.
Please notify us, if you wish to submit any of your papers also as a book chapter or as a journal article.

Please see earlier submitted papers here:
• List of All Publications
• Papers and Notes for the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers and Notes for the 2005 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers and Notes for the 2006 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict

Please ask the authors for their authorization if you wish to quote them!

Martin, Nicholas Carl (2006)
Exploring Possibilities for UPEACE in China: Peace Education, Project Development Report
Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Peace Education.

Evelin G. Lindner (2006)
How Multicultural Discourses Can Help Construct New Meaning
Paper prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Reimon Bachika (2006)
Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan
Human Dignity as a Universal Value: The Future of Multicultural Discourse
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski
Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Division of International Studies at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan
The ICU-COE North East Asian Dialogue (NEAD) Project, 2005 & 2006
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Neil Ryan Walsh (2006)
Neil Ryan Walsh is the director and Coordinator of the HumanDHS Japan for Equal Dignity (JapanED) project, and working with the Kaminokawa-machi board of education as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program).
Yasukuni Shrine: Preventing Humiliation for East Asia, Preserving Dignity for Japan’s War Dead
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
(Neil Ryan Walsh has also proposed a panel on HIV/AIDS prevention across cultures, a panel to include also Judy Kuriansky, Sumon Chien)

Keitaro Morita (2006)
Doctor of Business Administration Student, Network and Social Organization, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, St. Paul's (Rikkyo) University in Tokyo, Japan
Giving Voices to the Environmentally Humiliated and Misrecognized: Nature and Women
Paper prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses,
13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of
Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Brian Lynch (2006)
Silvan Tomkins' Conceptualization of Humiliation
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, as part of the 9th Annual Meeting of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D., international clinical psychologist and journalist, Adjunct faculty Columbia University Teachers College, Media advisor to Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and United Nations representative of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Judy is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
How Media Can Help Improve Global Cooperation

Grace Feuerverger (2006)
Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
Building Bridges to Peace and Social Justice: An Emancipatory Discourse in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Linda Hartling (2006)
Associate Director, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA
From Humiliation to Appreciation: Walking Toward Our Talk
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
Working on the conflicts in Kashmir and Chechnya. Currently he is associated with University of Jammu in the Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies.
Plight of Divided Families in Jammu and Kashmir
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Florina Benoit & Ashok Gladston Xavier (2006)
Florina Benoit, Doctoral Student in Social Work on the quality of life of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in camps in Tamil Nadu. Rev. Fr. Ashok Gladston Xavier, PhD., Former Principal, Loyola College, Chennai, India.
The Life of Sri Lankan Refugees A Paradigm Shift
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Maggie Y. Liao (2006)
MPhil Candidate, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Losing Face in Chinese and American Culture: Precursors and Consequences
Abstract prepared for the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, 13-15th April 2007, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, & Department of Applied Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

 


 

 

Links


The United States and the Rise of China and India: Release of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2006 Global Views Survey