2023 7th International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities

May 25, 2023, Online Conference

Keynote Speakers

The information about the Keynote Speakers of ICSSH2023 is as follows, which will be updated regularly.

Dr. Zigang Yao, Associate Professor

Dr. Zigang Yao, Associate Professor

School of Art Design and Media, East China University of Technology, Shanghai, China

Biography:  Dr. Zigang Yao is an associate professor, master's supervisor, and national registered urban and rural planner in the School of Art Design and Media of East China University of Science and Technology. He is the director of the Institute of Tourism Planning of East China University of Science and Technology and a researcher at the National Research Center for Historic Cities of Tongji University. He is an AIA American Institute of Architects Conference and a RIBA Chartered Architect. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and a Review Professor at the University of Catalonia, Spain, in the Ph.D. program.

Topic: From Spatial Perception to Spatial Identity: The Conservation and Renewal of the Grand Canal Historical and Cultural District

Abstract: Historical and cultural district is one of the important carriers of urban cultural heritage, which carries the cultural memory of a region's traditional history, and is an important area of the city with great historical connotation and cultural value. Find the problem through the evaluation of the public's perception of the space of historical and cultural district containing the characteristics of the Grand Canal. Analyze the process experience and emotional reaction of people in the districts, and find that the main impression of historical and cultural districts is the sense of history, canal culture, traditional buildings and so on, and the format and cultural characteristics of districts are important factors affecting users' evaluation. Explore the different spatial identity tendencies of space users due to the differences in spatial perception, and put forward the corresponding protection and renewal strategies. It is suggested that the power logic should be taken as the leading factor, the sustainable development of districts should be strengthened, and the composite industrial system should be formed to enhance people's spatial identity of historical and cultural districts.

Dr. Naigen Zhang, Professor

Dr. Naigen Zhang, Professor

Law School, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Biography:  Dr. Naigen Zhang is a professor of Fudan University Law School. He is the Vice President of the China Society of International Law. His academic visits abroad include Fulbright Research Scholar at Law School of the University of Michigan (USA, 1996-1997) and Georgetown Law Center (USA, 2005-2006), Visiting Professor of Max-Planck Institute of Public Law and International Law (Germany, March-April of 2000).

Topic: International Law and Ideology

Abstract: At present, the Western scholars put forward a theory of international law based on a division of “democracy” and “authoritarian”. We must pay attention to it. An American law professor, Tom Ginsburg’s recent publications on democracy and international law could be taken as an example. Historical Materialism created by Marx and Engles is primarily applied for a domestic society, and also likely for an international society. The international law was originated from Europe as the capitalism rose with a non-theological ideology. The ideology of “civilized nations” was developed in international law as it expanded globally with the West’s capitalism and colonies. It is the contemporary international law under the Charter of United Nations that all sovereign states are equal. It requires removing any discriminative ideology with a character of exclusiveness dividing the states into two blocks. However, the West’s democratic theory of international law tells us that the Cold War relics still remain. It must be criticized by clarifying the principles and rules of contemporary international law under the Charter of United Nations. Meanwhile, we must introduce a new ideology from the Chinese triple perspectives, i.e., the inclusiveness in accordance with the Charter of United Nations, the universality of rule of law at national and international levels under the United Nations’ relevant documents, and the compatibleness of China’s idea to build a Human Community with a Shared Future, and the two initiatives of global security and development.

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