会议名称(英文)： 33rd International Geographical Congress
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会议背景介绍： On behalf of the Geographical Society of China and the Local Organizing Committee, we most cordially invite you to participate in the 33rd International Geographical Congress, to be held in
, P. R. China on August 21-25, 2016.
The theme of the 2016 Congress is Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds, which highlights today’s common pursuit for harmony between humankind and nature, between environment and society, and for harmonious approaches to the world’s hazards and conflicts. Under this theme, five Congress key topics will be focused, parallel to the quadrennial meeting of the IGU commissions and task forces. In addition, a rich variety of field excursions will be organized so as to provide participants a chance to appreciate some of the unique natural features and cultural traditions of this ancient and modern country.
The Geographical Society of China and the Local Organizing Committee will make every effort to offer an attractive environment for communication and networking among geographers all over the world. We hope you will join the 33rd International Geographical Congress and look forward to welcoming you here in
征文范围及要求： Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds
We live on one earth, yet in diversified worlds of natural, economic, social and cultural variety. These diversified worlds are being transformed by globalization, while at the same time they face global climate change and are undergoing profound environmental, economic, social and cultural changes. Our worlds are also roiled with conflicts between humankind and nature, between nations, between regions, between city and countryside, and between social classes; challenges that are made worse by the mismatch of scales between global problems and the necessity to address them on national scales in ways that respect differences among the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities, and between scientific thinking and policy making.
In response to these related challenges, we need to devise harmonious approaches. We cannot reach sustainability if our diverse worlds are not harmonious. The goals of harmony, long advocated in Chinese culture, rest on a cosmic view of nature and humankind, a state in which all nations live together peacefully, based on ‘harmony but not sameness’, and moral principles of kindness and gentleness. We believe that the Chinese culture of harmony can make contributions to shaping harmonious worlds.
Geography aims not only to describe and explain but also to understand and coordinate our worlds. Characterized by integration and spatio-temporal differentiation studies, geography provides a unique perspective for shaping harmonious worlds. The 2016 International Geographical Congress in Beijing, China will be a forum for geographers from all over the world and from all geographic specialties to convene in the land that advocates ‘harmony, but not sameness’, and to communicate their advanced knowledge, insights, viewpoints, techniques, and research results to better understand and respond to changes, coordinate conflicts, and bridge gaps in order to shape a sustainable Earth.