Narentheren Kaliappen_gaitubao_com_80x104.jpg

Dr. Narentheren Kaliappen, School of International Studies, College of Law, Government & International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

Narentheren Kaliappen博士 马来西亚北方大学

Research Area: Strategic Management, International Business, Cross Cultural Management, Hospitality performance, Competitiveness, Sustainability Development in Social Science


Title: Role of Social Science Research in Global Economic and Sustainable Development



In fourth industrial revolution (4IR), everyone is giving emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) research disciplines. However, the social sciences also offer significant fields of research that could strengthen global economic and sustainable development. In this speech, we will address six important questions. The first question is “What exactly is social science?”; the second question is “What is global economic and sustainable development?’; the third question is “What is the role of social science research in global economic and sustainable development?; the fourth question is “What exactly industry practitioners anticipating from social science research?’; the fifth question is “How can social science become more solution oriented?” and the sixth question is “ How to nurture collaboration between universities and industry in social science research agenda?”. This speech will provide valuable insights for both academics and practitioners based on solid empirical scientific evidence. Certainly, this speech will stimulate research and developmental activities in social sciences and economic development research along with supports scientific information interchange between academics, researchers and industrial experts. 


Dr.Mahmoud Alshawabkeh,National Defence University of Malaysia,Jordan

Mahmoud Alshawabkeh博士,马来西亚国防大学,约旦

Research Area: Cyber Security and Management


Title: Project Management in IT Security 



The field of Project Management in IT Security is highly associated with improving organization’s performance. The field is designed to integrate Information Technology Security Professionals with the real time implementation of project management practices and IT security planning. It comprehensively corporate security project plan components, costs involved in security, basis for a successful project, limitations of a Project, corporate strategy and IT security and the influence of corporate culture and policies on IT security. This keynote speak identifies different issues arising during an organization-wide security planning and how to avoid and eliminate them.


A.Prof. Jing Wang, Colgate University, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, China


Research Area: Comparative culture


Title: Western-Centrism as a Limited Way of Knowing and Some Consequences



The mention of the West assumes the the East. Western-centrism revolves around understanding of the East and the Western in their special historical relationship. What Western-centrism means to us depends on one’s field of vision as well as viewpoint. Edward Said called Western-centrism “Orientalism”, i.e., Western projection or imagination of the Orient, from an external viewpoint, based on the West’s self-interest, and for the purpose of domination. This is an eminently political perspective. Jon Jobsen exposed the hushed fact that Western modernization would have been impossible without borrowing ancient advancements from the Eastern world such as economic models, technological inventions, intellectual (non religious) resources including effective forms of secular government. More importantly, Hobson made a great contribution to the understanding of Western-centrism: the thinking that the West automatically represents reason, progress, justice, democracy, and freedom; that by the same logic the East automatically represents unreason, backwardness, injustice, totalitarianism, and unfreedom. Both Said and Hobson alerts us to the tendency to unthinkingly and unquestioningly binarize the West and the East, the West as positive and the East as negative. As a result of this tendency, the West finally became the default and the universal, and the East became relegated as the West’s opposite. In academia,Western discourse dominates, to such an extent that the non-West (this word itself is an example) is either cast in terms of negativity or completely obliterated. Leading to predetermined conclusions without sufficient investigation, Western-centrism, or the exclusive prevalence of Western discourse, makes it extremely difficult to ask new questions and create new knowledge. This paper highlights ways in which Western-centered assumptions gave rise to narrow and limited understanding of the following: (1) Francis Bacon’s idea of knowledge as power, (2) Adam Smith’s idea of wealth as power, (3) Max Weber’s observation that Confucian and Taoist traditions prohibited modern capitalism in China, and (4) the famous “Needham question” concerning China’s lack of science. Hopefully, reconsideration of these issues from Chinese perspectives will help broaden our intellectual horizon.


Prof. Zhengcheng Zheng, National Central University, Taiwan


Research Area: Colonialism, Taiwan Education History


Title: Two Types in One Road: Colonial Education in Taiwan under Japanese Occupation



When Japanese control Taiwan in 1895, for disseminating Japanese language quickly and developing industries, it was necessary to bring up the Taiwanese as laborers of modern industries, minor officials, and backbone technicians for flourishing Japan, Taiwan Governor Office start to fully invest in education.

Disliking Japanese domestic, Taiwan Governor Office set lots of education policies, but actually they don’t want to educate Taiwanese by heart, you can see the different treatment between Taiwanese and Japanese, and the caution that “education is a sword of multi-sided blades’ had been taken by Taiwan Governor Office.

The speech I want to introduce what Japanese Empire take and draw in education policy on Taiwan, and what is the key-point for policy change, above all, what is the Taiwanese response and thinking. Hope we can re-examine the original and result in colony education.


Prof.Yingfeng Long, Law School, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance, China


Research Area: International Tax ,Global Climate Change,International Law


TitleCarbon BTA Is Legal And Consistent With The Principle Of CBDR



Global climate change is impacting the world from natural environment to political society, sweeping almost the all human society. To counter climate change, the Kyoto Protocol created Cap-And-Trade mechanism. Another counterpart marketing Carbon Emission Reduction mechanism is carbon tax which regarded by scholars as a more effective, simple way to reduce emission. Carbon Tax Border Adjustments (carbon BTA) is the best measure to solve the problems of industry competitiveness degradation and carbon leakage arose from carbon reduction. However,the implementation of carbon BTA under the background of global climate change is a topic full of controversies. Two main academic controversies are:Firstly,it is the legitimacy of carbon BTA, i.e. Whether carbon taxes on physically incorporated inputs and non physically incorporated inputs are adjustable? Secondly, it is the relationship between carbon BTA and the principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR). This author has used the method of Historical Analysis, method of Comparison, method of Economical Analysis and method of Normative Analysis to do the research on the legitimacy of carbon BTA and the relationship between carbon BTA and CBDR, put forward the points of views that carbon taxes are taxes on energies which are non physically inputs used in production are not only suitable for export border adjustment but also suitable for import border adjustment. The spirit of CBDR should be understood under the background of the purposes of Kyoto Protocol.The purposes of Kyoto Protocol is to restrain the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air to a certain level, whereas Carbon BTA is exactly a measure to control the carbon dioxide emission, so this kind of measure is coincide with the purposes of Kyoto Protocol.