IPL UEH 2022

The International Conference on

Rethinking Life and Normative Order in a World of Conflicting Values:
Transdisciplinary Perspectives from Asia

December 14 & 15, 2022
Campus B1, UEH University, 279 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, District 10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Keynote Speeches

The IPL 2022 Conference on television channel


DAY 1 – December 14, 2022

* Welcome Address: 08:30 – 08:45

Su Dinh Thanh (President of UEH University) (video – click here)

* Plenary Session 1: 08:45 – 10:45

Chair: Dinh Cong Khai

  • Introduction paper: Do Kien Trung – Unity and Conflict in a World of Diverse Value Systems (video – click here)
  • Kazashi Nobuo (Japan) – On Technology and Governance: Social Contractarian Dilemmas in the Nuclear Age (video – click here)
  • Karen Connie Abalos Orendain (Philippines) – Beyond Language-Reassessing Deliberative Democracy Amid the Challenge of Immigration (video – click here)

Coffee break: 10:45 – 11:00 (video – click here)

* Parallel session 1: 11:00 – 12:00

1.1. Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Political Science

  • Wang Xiaomei (China) – The Possibility of ‘Evil’ and ‘Stupidity’ in Postwar Japan Democracy: Insight from Takaaki Yoshimoto’s Thought of ‘Mass’ (video – click here)
  • Doan Anh Tu & Nguyen Pham Hai Ha – Origin and Definition of Digital Neomercantilism

1.2. Economics, Environment, and Digitalization

  • Tran Tien Khai & Vo Thi Anh NguyetDisaster Assistance and Multidimensional Poverty: Evidence from Rural Vietnam
  • Pham Thi Thuy Diem & Nguyen Trong HoaiEffects of Trade Openness on Environmental Quality: Evidence from Developing Countries

1.3. International Relations & Public Policy

  • Phan Dinh Manh (Japan) & Le Tran Thi Huynh – Upgrading Strategies in the Global Value Chain for Developing Countries: The Perspective from the National Innovation System of Asian Newly Industrialized Economics (video – click here)
  • Nguyen Van Du & Nguyen Le Hoang LongThe Accessibility to Support Policy of Small & Medium Enterprises to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam

1.4. Law

  • Hai Doan (New Zealand) – Disinfection Chambers Systems, Principles of Science and Technology Policy Relating to Health, and Precautionary Principle: Some Reflections for the Future (video – click here)
  • Tran Van Nam, Tran Manh Hung, Do Tran Thanh & Truong Tan Dung –  Patent Valuation: The Legal Framework from a Comparative View in the United States and the People’s Republic of China and Lessons for Vietnam

Lunch (buffet): 12:00 – 13:30 (video – click here)

* Plenary Session 2: 08:45 – 10:45

Chair: Pham Khanh Nam

  • Lee Jong Kwan (Korea) – Envisioning the Future through the Ontological Architectural Phenomenology in Current Existential Crisis (video – click here)
  • Liu Zheng (China) – Re-evaluating the ‘Exception’ (Reigai) Thought of Japan’s Postwar Intellectual Shuichi Kato (video – click here)

* Parallel session 2: 13:30 – 15:30

2.1. Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Political Science

  • Do Kien Trung – Continuity and Discontinuity in Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity: The Phenomenology of the Self through the COVID-19 Pandemic’s fourth wave in Vietnam (video – click here)
  • Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung – Conceptualization and validation of “affective commitment to the public sector” scale
  • Pham Quoc Thanh & Phung Chi Kien – Great Power Competition in Southeast Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis from the Perspective of Vaccine Diplomacy and Implications for the Post-Pandemic Era

2.2. Economics, Environment, and Digitalization

  • Truong Anh Tuan – The Impact of a Health Insurance Program for the Elderly: Evidence from Rural Vietnam
  • Minh Thi Hong Le, Ly Thi Truc Pham, Tuan Le Ho & Quy Van Phan – Green Marketing: Authority rules and COVID-19 Impact

2.3. Economics, Environment, and Digitalization

  • Le Minh Triet, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga & Nguyen Nghiem Thai Minh – Banking – Fintech: The Power Couple in Digitalization Era
  • Tran Quoc Thanh & Vo Xuan Vinh – Banking Industry Volatility and Economic Growth: Evidence from Low-income and Middle-income Countries
  • Huynh Cong Minh – Uncertainty and Income Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Asian Countries

2.4. Law

  • Minh Thi Hong Le, Tran Minh Chau, Pham Ngoc Linh Chi, Pham Thi Minh Thu & Nguyen Phat Dien – AI-Powered Chatbots for Hospitality and Tourism Service: Anthropomorphism (video – click here)
  • Nguyen Thuy Dung – Protection Works from AI – A New Trend in Vietnam in the Technological Period
  • Lu Lam Uyen – Regulation of Unfair Contract Terms: A Comparison between Vietnam and Australia
  • Vo Phuoc Long – Application of the Theory of Property Rights in Vietnam Law

Dinner: 17:00 – 19:30

DAY 2 – December 15, 2022

* Plenary Session 3: 08:00 – 10:00

Chair: Nguyen Thi Anh

  • James Morley (USA) – Phenomenology, Mindfulness and Intercultural Understanding (video – click here)
  • Fotios Rodis (Greece) – The Ontological Status of Scientific Axioms in COVID-19 Pandemic Management – The Culture Clash between Greece and Japan as Comparative Working Hypothesis (video – click here)

Coffee break: 10:00 – 10:15

* Parallel session 3: 10:15 – 11:15

3.1. Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Political Science

  • Nguyen Thai Hoa & Phan Thi Ha – The Use of Digital Technology – Efficient Modern Equipment to Implement Philosophy Pattern of Liberal Education
  • Nguyen Thi To Vy & Luong Vinh Quoc Duy – The Disparities of Mental Wellbeing Among Female Cohorts

3.2. Law & Economics

  • Nguyen Thi Thu Uyen & Dinh Thi Phuong Thao – E-government in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Study of Korea and Vietnam (video – click here)
  • Vu Truc Hanh – “Kidfluencers” Under the Law: Nothing to Protect Them from Financial Exploitation
  • Tong Van Trung – Debt trading under the Vietnamese civil code 2015: challenges and risks
  • Tran Dieu My – An Analysis of Vietnam’s Legal Framework in the Combat against illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported Fishing

* Closing remarks: 11:30 – 12:00

Pham Khanh Nam (Vice Rector of CELG) (video – click here)

* Field Trip (Cu Chi Tunnels tour): 13:00 – 17:00 (video – click here)

Proceedings (ISBN: 978-604-346-138-1)

  • Wang Xiaomei (China) – The Possibility of ‘Evil’ and ‘Stupidity’ in Postwar Japan Democracy: Insight from Takaaki Yoshimoto’s Thought of ‘Mass’
  • Tran Van Nam, Tran Manh Hung, Do Tran Thanh & Truong Tan Dung (National Economics University, Hanoi) – Patent Valuation: The Legal Framework from a Comparative View in the United States and the People’s Republic of China and Lessons for Vietnam

Sponsoring Journals

  • Journal of Phenomenological Psychology (USA, SCOPUS, Brill);
  • Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies – JABES (Vietnam, SCOPUS, ESCI, Emerald Publishing); 
  • Sustainability (Switzerland, SCOPUS, MDPI AG Publisher);
  • Economies (Switzerland, SCOPUS, MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute);
  • International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management (United Kingdom, SCOPUS, Inderscience);
  • International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (United Kingdom, EBSCO, Inderscience);


  • Organizing Committee – IPL 2022: ipl@ueh.edu.vn
  • College of Economics, Law and Government: celg@ueh.edu.vn
  • Do Kien Trung, Ph.D. (Coordinator): dokientrung@ueh.edu.vn


  • The Conference on Innovative Philosophy and Law (IPL) is an annual academic event organized by the College of Economics, Law and Government (CELG), a member of University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH).
  • Our primary purpose is to form an annual series of conferences, under the IPL brand, in social sciences and humanities. In addition, we aim to establish and develop a research community in social sciences and humanities.

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