2013年2月27日,杜维明院长在联合国全球论坛上发表精彩演说

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发表时间:2013-02-27

2013年2月27日,杜维明教授参加了在奥地利维也纳举办的联合国文明联盟第五届全球论坛开幕式。在为期两天的时间里,2000多位政治领袖、国际和地区机构代表、学者、媒体人士将就如何促进全球不同文明间对话进行交流和讨论。杜维明教授同时被邀请参加了奥地利共和国欧洲和国际事务副总理兼联邦部长迈克尔·施平德勒格的VIP午宴。

 

2013年2月28日上午九点钟,杜维明教授在联合国文明联盟第五届全球论坛开幕式上做了主题为“跨文化对话在我们所处时代的意义”的演讲。

 

杜教授呼吁各国政府和各民间组织以务实态度共同创建一个更多元、更包容的世界。杜教授同时强调中国在创造多元对话的愿景,并建议中国应作为世界共同体中的一分子来学习自身的历史。中国不仅仅是对话的文明、学习的文明或者包容的文明,而是从一开始就是普世的文明。作为例子,他提出了“天下”这个远在儒家之前已经出现的普世概念。

 

杜教授指出没有责任、缺乏礼教和同情心的人权对于社会发展来说是不足取的。我们需要扩展我们的视野,从纸上的章句转成心中的感悟。故此,杜教授呼吁各方除了营造出启蒙价值如自由、理性、法治、人权、平等和个人的尊严以外,同时也要关注心中的感悟、精神传统下的正义、同情、关爱、还有和谐社会。

 

此次演讲赢得了与会者热烈的掌声,和平文化基金会创始人和董事长费德里科·马约尔教授对此进行了详细的评论并给予了高度的赞同。演讲地点为前霍夫堡帝宫正厅,即宴会大厅。官方日程及详细信息请参看:http://www.vienna5unaoc.org/program/thursday-2802/

 

On 28/Feb/2013, to begin the day of 5th Global Forum at United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Vienna, Austria, Prof. TU Weiming, the founding dean of Institute of Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University delivered a keynote speech.

Prof. TU Weiming has called for a more pragmatic approach by governments and civil society organizations in reaching out to build a more diverse and tolerant world. He highlighted China’s desire to create a dialogue based on diversity. He also suggested that China ought to learn to understand its own history with a view to the future as an integral part of the global community. China has been not only a dialogical civilization, a learning civilization, a tolerant civilization, but very ecumenical, very early on. As an example, he explained that before the time of Confucius existed the idea of tianxia ( 天下), which means "all under heaven."

Prof. Tu stated that human rights without responsibility, without a sense of decency, a sense of compassion, is not good enough for a society to flourish. We need to broaden our scope from the legalistic language to the language of the heart, as well. Therefore Prof. Tu called on all societies to cultivate not only the great Enlightenment values of liberty, rationality, due process of law, human rights, dignity of the individual, equality, but also the language of the heart, of the great spiritual traditions of justice, of compassion, of love, of care, and the idea of a harmonious society.

The speech was received with a great applause by the attendees.