Graduation Ceremony of the First Chinese Classics Workshop of the Confucius Academy Advanced Study

2022-08-05

  On August 5, the graduation ceremony of the first Chinese Classics Workshop of the Confucius Academy Advanced Study was held at the Guiyang Confucius Academy.

  It is reported that a mode of “intensive reading + group discussion + free discussion” will be adopted by the workshop. The workshop will be divided into six thematic units, and each unit will be completed in two days. Every morning, intensive text reading will be presided over by the lead professor of the current unit. In the afternoon, the trainees will participate in group discussions along with the professors. In the evening, the trainees will review the course contents on a daily basis and engage in free discussions. It can be seen that learning and discussion will be the main contents of this workshop.

  Thirty-five young scholars, teachers and doctoral students from the field of cultural studies attended the 12-day workshop covering systematic study and discussion on excellent traditional cultural classics. The content of the study covers the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, and Book of Changes, as well as unearthed documents and early Confucianism and Taoism, Taoism and Laozi Zhuangzi, consciousness-only classics, modern neo-Confucianism, etc. There were dozens of reference books.

  “Many workshop participants are educators in related fields.” Professor Zhang Wenjiang from the School of Humanities of Tongji University, one of the workshop educators, believed that this workshop was a new mode of communication between learners and educators. Educators could also be learners in the changing trend of the times. Participants from different professional fields learned from each other and taught each other at the same time.

  At the ceremony, the educators issued certificates of completion to each participant, and they took a group photo together.

  It is reported that the establishment of the Chinese Classics Workshop aims to realize the revival of the excellent traditional Chinese culture, in-depth study of the core classics of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, and cultivate high-end talents who are proficient in Chinese academics. The workshop is academic, practical and promotional. It presents an opportunity for major domestic universities, scientific research institutions and other departments to understand the Guiyang Confucius Academy, enhance the Confucius Academy’s grasp and understanding of the research orientation and development direction of promoting the excellent traditional Chinese culture, promote the Confucius Academy to further play a high-end academic role, and push the innovative development and creative transformation of excellent traditional Chinese culture.