On March 16, Guo Chengyan, Party Secretory and Deputy Director of Nishan World Center for Confucian Studies (Secretariat of China Confucius Foundation) led a delegation to Guiyang Confucius Academy, and conducted discussions on in-depth cooperation between the two parties in the inheritance, development, and innovative promotion of Confucianism with Suo Xiaoxia, Party Secretory and Director of the Culture Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy, and the relevant responsible persons of Confucius Academy.
The delegation visited Yangming Auditorium, Library, Academic Building, Minglun Hall, and Yangming Museum, and asked in detail about functions of buildings of Confucius Academy in the research, popularization and promotion of fine traditional Chinese culture.
During the meeting, Suo Xiaoxia first extended a warm welcome to Guo Chengyan and his delegation and thanked the Secretariat of China Confucius Foundation and China Confucius Research Institute for their support and assistance to the construction and development of Confucius Academy. She also gave a detailed introduction of the practices and achievements of Guiyang Confucius Academy in facilitating the research of inheritance, promotion, popularization and application and innovative development of fine traditional Chinese culture since the Academy’s establishment and opening.
“Despite our similarities in the promotion and popularization of traditional culture, Nishan World Center for Confucian Studies and Guiyang Confucius Academy have different development models.” Guo Chengyan said, during the visit, the delegation witnessed the work done by Confucius Academy in in-depth research on the development of Confucianism, spread of fine traditional culture, and innovative inheritance of culture, which provided many beneficial explorative outcomes for the future promotion of the spread of Confucianism of Nishan World Center for Confucian Studies.
During the meeting, members of the visiting delegation, including Yang Chaoming, Deputy Director of Nishan World Center for Confucian Studies and Director of Confucius Research Institute, Guo Sike, Director of Confucius Museum, Zhang Hua, Head of Popularization Department, and Zhang Guoqiang, Head of Department of International Exchanges, conducted in-depth discussions on how to promote the popularization of traditional culture, strengthen cooperation, share resources, and carry out external publicity with the relevant responsible persons of Confucius Academy. Participants said, for the next step, the two sides will deepen cooperation and realize mutual complementarities to actively push forward the explorative and innovative promotion of traditional culture and Confucian culture, jointly facilitating the exchanges, cooperation and development of fine traditional Chinese culture.