‘Discourse on Confucian Entrepreneurs in 2015: “Conscience.Entrepreneurs.Value Remodeling” forum was held from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12 in Yingjie Exchange Center at Peking University. The forum was jointly organized by World Ethics Center of Peking University, Institute of Advanced Humanities Studies and the Cheung Kong School of Business.
It is the third time to held the forum, following the discussion of “Humanistic Spirit and Business Ethics in the Era of Globalization in 2013”, and discussion of “Confucian paradigm and wealth in 2014”. This time, the “Discourse on Confucian Entrepreneurs in 2015” is themed as “Conscience and Value remodeling” , and try to face the current complex value conflicts and reshape the the Chinese values, and think of how to establish the root of value remodeling based on the conscience and and nous.
After fully understanding of the “Creative destruction” from the market economy’s power, we hope that entrepreneurs can share their understandings of the significance and wealth, the relationship between economy and ethics, and discuss how entrepreneurs can use intuitive knowledge participate in the process of the value-remodeling in society so as to construct a harmonized and prosperous human community in the future. Professor Tu weiming (Dean, Institute of advanced human studies, Peking University) pointed out that the problem of value remodeling as a universal problem, the traditional human-centered thought is difficult to continue now.
When we enjoy the benefit brought by modernization, we have to face all kinds of difficulties because of instrumental rationality and conquered nature. In the background of diversification, we need to think about how to coordinate the ideology of advocating individual with the concept of “community with shared life “, not only for China, but also it is a way that the world can be universally accepted by all mankind. “Conscience and reason” is a kind of new spirit,and it is rooted into Chinese tradition, which stressed the historic significance, sense of awe and transcendence of mankind. In the course of the Chinese nation’s great rejuvenation, it is necessary to attach its importance to the development.
Xiang Bing (The dean of Cheung Kong School of Business), Professor Lesinger (Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Founder of the Global Alliance), delivered keynote speeches respectively, from the perspectives of Chinese enterprises’ growth and sustainable developments. After the keynote speeches, emceed by Qin Shuo（Director of the National Center for Business and Culture, former editor-in-chief of First Financial Daily), Professor Tu Weiming, Mr. Feng Lun (Chairman of the Cmi Holdings Ltd), Zhang Zhifeng (Chairman of the China Committee of the Asia Fashion Federation and founder of the Northeast Tiger brand Tiger & ne), and Zhu Rui (Vice President of Cheung Kong School of Business) had a brilliant conversation.
At the noon of Nov.11th, the forum held three summit dialogues, and the themes were: “as the the Value of the Cornerstone of the Conscience of the Nous”, “ Justice& Benefit &Value Remodeling Process” , and “Entrepreneurs’ Identity”. On Nov. 12th, around these themes, four round-table discussions on dialogues between entrepreneurs and scholars were going on. Through reviewing the process of reconstruction of modern social value and thinking of conscience, with those entrepreneurs’ personal experiences, we expect to explore more connotations in Chinese culture and spiritual traditions, so to enrich our resources at the level of morality, ethics, system etc., and also to cope with the common problems faced by mankind in the era of globalization.[:zh]
“儒商论域2015：良知·价值重塑·企业家”论坛 11日至12日在北京大学英杰交流中心举办。论坛由北京大学世界伦理中心、北京大学高等人文研究院和长江商学院联合主办。 本次论坛是该论域系列第三次举办，继2013年探讨“全球化时代人文精神与商业伦理”、2014年讨论“儒商典范与财富”之后，本次“儒商论域2015”以“良知和价值重塑”为中心议题，尝试把当今中国的价值冲突与价值重塑的复杂面向呈现出来，思考如何将价值重塑的根基建立在良知理性之上。在充分理解市场经济巨大的“创造性破坏”能量之后，希望企业家能够分享自己对于财富与意义、经济与伦理之间复杂联系的体会；探讨企业家如何运用良知理性参与社会的价值重塑进程，建设未来人类社群和谐且繁荣的人文经济生活。
11日下午，本次论坛还举行了三场高峰对话，主题分别是：作为价值重塑基石的良知理性 ，企业家的“义与利”观 和价值重塑过程中的企业家认同。12日全天，围绕这些主题，还会进行四场企业家和学者对话讨论的圆桌会议。通过对现代社会价值重塑过程的检讨和对良知理性的思考，结合当代企业家们的切身体会，我们可以期望在中国文化和精神传统中发掘更为丰富的内涵，充实我们在道德、伦理、制度等层面的资源，并以此来应对全球化时代人类所面临的共同问题。