Beijing Center for the Study of Science and Faith
Beijing Normal University
The Beijing Center for Science and Faith is associated with the Chinese Society on the Dialectics of Nature – the largest official Chinese academic research center on science and the humanities, with chapters throughout the country. Core members include scholars of philosophy, sociology, ethics, Far East science and technology, dialectics, and the natural sciences. The purpose of the Center lies in organizing and encouraging highly respected and talented scientists and humanities scholars across China to explore the complex and plural relationship between science and faith. The members encourage the scientific community and religious people to be open to diverse perspectives. Dialogic considerations and research in subjects such as evolutionary biology, quantum mechanics, and the relationship between modern and traditional medicine in China are pursued, and sociological analyses/surveys of modern opinions of science and faith are disseminated through scholarly networks and in public forums. Research, publication, and discussions also address science and Chinese philosophy, Confucian understanding of science and religion, the search for scientific element in Chinese traditional religious faith, the possibility that Chinese tradition can contribute to the development of modern science, cosmology and Chinese traditional religion and science, Huayan Buddhism and modern quantum theory, Chaos Theory and Yi Jing (The Book of Change), scientific elements of the Tao Te Ching, modern science and technology and Chinese ultimate concern.