A Discussion on Dao and Wu(Nonbeing) of Laozi

On the afternoon of July 24th, the 845th public lecture on the traditional culture of Confucius Academy was held at the Six Arts Hall of Dacheng Jingshe. During the lecture themed with “Dao Cannot Be Expressed in Words, nor Teachings Understood in Languages: A Discussion on ‘Dao’ of Laozi,” Professor Chen Xia from the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, elaborated on Daoism that is always considered abstruse by ordinary people from six perspectives of “the book of Laozi,” “Daoism among the various schools of thought,” “Daoism compared with Confucianism,” “the proposal of Dao,” “Dao and Wu (nonbeing),” and “Dao and Yan (talk).” Following the main clues of Tao Te Ching and thought of Laozi, she explained to more than 100 audiences the wisdom in the philosophical thought of Laozi and Daoism and its enlightenment to the thinking and life of people in the contemporary era in simple terms....more >

  • Professor Xu Qi Elaborated on the “Chinese Road”

    On December 27th, Professor Xu Qi, who is popular among the audience, delivered the 814th public lecture on culture themed with “To free the spirit from its cell: the twisty to open ‘Chinese road’” at Confucius Academy, attracting local citizens and college and university students to participate in....more >

  • Professor Xu Xinjian Delivered Two Lectures at Confucius Academy

    On the morning of September 5, 2020, the 782th Public Lecture on Traditional Culture organized by Confucius Academy was held in Minglun Hall. In the lecture themed with “Measure of History: Anthropology in the Anthropocene”, Professor Xu Xinjian, Doctoral Supervisor of the College of Literature and Journalism of Sichuan University, shared his insightful opinions with nearly two hundred audiences from perspectives of “temporal-spatial structure of all living things”, “anthropocentric chronology” and “anthropocene measured by the history of the earth”. Professor Xu said that both subjective time and objective time are a measure accepted and shared in an area enriched by multiple ethnic cultures. The measure of “history” will be gradually communicated and shared through cultural exchanges with human cognition, and finally seek harmony and unity in diversity and coexist with each other through comparison. This is the best position, viewpoint and attitude of anthropology in such methodology....more >