Invitation: Conference in civil society in China, FU Berlin, December 7-8, 2018


The Institute of China Studies (Prof. Dr. Katja Levy) and the Institute of Philosophy (PD Dr. Hans Feger, Prof. Dr. Stefan Gosepath) at Freie Universität Berlin warmly invite you to the
International Conference “Good Life, State and Society” at Freie Universität Berlin on December 7 and 8, 2018.
Against the backdrop of the current developments in China, the conference will investigate “Good Life, State and Society” and bring together Chinese and international, experienced and young scholars from the social sciences, philosophy and area studies to engage in a dialogue addressing the following topics in a two-day workshop at Freie Universität Berlin:

  1. Good life, third sector rules and regulations
  2. Good life, social governance and state-society co-operation
  3. Good life, state and society: comparison and co-operation
  4. Good life, state, society and foreign actors
  5. Good life, advocacy and spaces of action

For more information, please see the conference agenda:

Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:00-17:00
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00-18:15

Conference venue:
Seminarzentrum Rost-und Silberlaube
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin-Dahlem

The conference is part of the German-Chinese Alumni Network ( and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
For more information, please visit the conference homepage:

Please register by November 30 via email to Ms. Anja Ketels (
Please provide your full name, your institutional affiliation and the information whether you will participate at both conference days or only at one of the days.