CCS is aim to explore diverse perspectives of Chinese culture in the contemporary circumstances and attempt to integrate the research to reflect what the  essentials of being “Chinese” and being a “human being” in the global contexts are . CCS has four main research groups as below.

Research Group A – Modalities of Chinese Thinking

Research Group A is to explore the inseparable relationship between thinking and language, regarding characteristics of Chinese language and script in the context of linguistics, philosophy, and history. Owing to Chinese language and script serve as the most important medium to represent the essentials of Chinese culture, we expect to renovate its subjectivity and the imaginative community of border-crossing by focusing on various perspectives of interpreting Chinese culture since the May Fourth New Cultural Movement. Research group A has four sub-groups as following:

A1 – Studies of Chinese Language and Script

A2 – Trans-cultural Studies of East & West: Comparative Philosophy

A3 – Aesthetics Studies in Chinese Literature

A4 – Studies of Chinese Historical Consciousness

Research Group B – Studies of Chinese Religions

To face the phenomena of conflicts and crises caused by the rise of religious fundamentalism, certain issues concerning the religions drawn into public realm matter significantly at the moment. Research group B is to reconsider the implications of belief and the care for the worldly conditions in Chinese Religions and the phenomena of foreign-religion-reception in Chines communities. It is to investigate the way of Chinese religions operating their belief systems by text-analyzing, field studies, adopting new digital technologies, so as to construct the structure of comparative religion studies and to help establish dialogues among different religious communities. Research group B has three sub-groups as following:

B1 – Studies of Post-Secular Society

B2 – Comparative Studies of Religion

B3 – Field Studies of Contemporary Chinese Religions

Research Group C – Chinese Ethical Practice

Research Group C is to reconsider the basis of Daoism philosophy for offering new perspectives for sustaining natural ecosystem, to provide philosophical and Buddhism viewpoints of therapeutics for issues such as hospice care, aging society, etc, and to renovate the implications of Confucianism ethics in the contemporary civil society. Research group C has two sub-groups as following:  

C1 – Studies of Chinese Applied Ethics

C2 – Studies of Logostherapy in Chinese Communities

Research Group D – Chinese Digital Humanities

Research group D is to develop trans-disciplinary researches and their applications by applying digital technologies and methods of human science. Text-analyzing and data-mining are to apply for studying important Chinese conceptions in different tempo-spatial phases. It is also with the aid of geographic information system and data-visualization that new horizons and approaches of human sciences and collaboration of trans-disciplinary researches are revealed. Research group D has three sub-groups as following:  

D1 – Digital Platform and Archive Science

D2 – Social Networks and Culture-Mapping in Chinese Communities

D3 – Image/Text-Mining Concerning Chinese Conceptions

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