11th International Conference on Daoist Studies

22 Mai 2017

11th International Conference on Daoist Studies – Creativity and Diversity

Nanterre University, Paris, France. May 17-20, 2017


For the last thirteen years, the international conference on Daoist Studies has been instrumental in enhancing the study, application, and awareness of Daoism throughout the world. The only major Daoist conference series, it follows a tradition that began in Boston (2003) and continued through Mt. Qingcheng (2004), Fraueninsel in Bavaria (2006), Hong Kong (2007), Mt. Wudang (2009), Los Angeles (2010), Mt. Nanyue (2011), Ammersee Lake near Munich (2012), Boston University (2014), and Miaoli, Taiwan (2016). Thanks to the generous hosting of the University of Paris at Nanterre, the

This year’s theme is “Creativity and Diversity.” The focus is on the artistic and specific expressions of Daoist worldview and practice, both in history and today. Panels and presentations focus particularly on anthropological studies and interactions between Daoism and art, music, ritual, theater, literature, martial arts, medicine, and various skills.


  • Adeline Herrou, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (LESC)
  • Georges Favraud, Toulouse Jean Jaurès University (LISST-CAS)
  • Livia Kohn, Boston University

Steering Committee (alphabetical):

Friederike Assandri, Joshua Capitanio, Eric Caulier, Chen Xia, Elliott Cohen, Catherine Despeux, Vincent Durand-Dastès, Fan Guangchun, Elisabeth Friedrichs, Jia Jinhua, Paul R. Katz, Li Guoqiang, Gabriele Libera, Tong Miin Liou, Liu Xun, Pierre Marsone, Karine Martin, Thomas Michael, Andreas Noll, Scott Park Phillips,Wang Xiaoyang, Michael Winn.

Keynote Speakers

  • Brigitte Baptandier: tba
  • Vincent Goossaert: tba
  • Christine Mollier: tba

Intervention Véronique Cheynet-Cluzel. 2 panels:

·       Institution: Association Ricci pour le grand dictionnaire de la langue chinoise

Film presentation (French audio + Chinese subtitles, 17mn): The history of the Ricci dictionary

·       Institution: Accomplitude

Paper title: Mindfulness and Dao. A state of spirit for life and management

Lieu : Université Paris Nanterre