On 28 April 2023, “The Plenary Session of the Academic Committee of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture 2023, the Academic Seminar on Folk Culture and Chinese Mainstream Culture” was successfully held by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture at the University of Macau. The seminar was attended by Director Li Yongxian of the Higher Education Department of the Education and Youth Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the S.A.R., Dr. Wu Zhiliang, Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation and Director of the Academic Committee of the CCHC, Prof. Xu Jingwen, Acting President of the University of Macao, Prof. Wu Qiantao, Director of the Academic Committee of the Centre for Moral Education in Higher Education of Tsinghua University, a key research base of humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, and Senior Professor of Arts of Tsinghua University, Prof. Wu Xiantao, Prof. Chen Yun, Professor of Philosophy, East China Normal University, Prof. Liu Jun, President of City University of Macau, Prof. Zhang Hongming, Dean of International Studies, Macau University of Science and Technology, and other professors from universities in the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau participated in the meeting online and offline. The meeting explored the future academic development of the CCHC, especially the research on folk culture and mainstream Chinese culture.
Dr. Wu Zhiliang, Director of the Academic Committee, thanked the support of various units at the meeting and said that the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau should provide experience, methodology, working procedures and effects for humanities and social sciences research in Macau and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, in order to play a greater role as a model. Prof. Hui King Man, Acting President of the University of Macau, also said that the Centre for Chinese History and Culture is a platform for research and academic exchange with exemplary meaning in Macau, Hong Kong, Macao and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and should make a greater contribution and play a more active role in academic construction.
Dr. Wu Chi Leung delivered a speech
Prof. Xu Jingwen delivered a speech
Prof. Wu Qiantao pointed out that the CCHC was established to strengthen the research of Chinese history and culture, to promote the propaganda and influence of Chinese history and culture in Portuguese-speaking countries, to raise Macao residents’ awareness of Chinese history and culture, to nurture young people who are patriotic, tolerant, pragmatic and enterprising, to tell the Chinese story and spread Chinese culture overseas, especially in Portuguese-speaking countries, to display the successful practice of “one country, two systems”, and to realise the advantages of blending Chinese and Western cultures.
Prof. Wu Qiantao delivered an online lecture
Prof. Chen Yun said that while researching Chinese history and culture, the CCHC has taken on the role of propaganda and education on Chinese history and culture, and is an important link between Macao and Chinese culture. He hoped that the Mainland and Macao, East China Normal University and the University of Macao could continue to maintain good communication and work together for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in this great period, and make greater contributions to the promotion of traditional Chinese virtues.
Prof. Chen Yun delivered an online lecture
Prof. Zhu Shoutong, Director of the CCHC, said in his concluding address that he would take seriously the valuable comments made by members and professors, and introduced the status and positioning of the CCHC. He cited the CCHC ‘s achievements during the period of “crossing the river by feeling the stones” and pointed out that the CCHC would “show its own character” by highlighting the relationship between folk culture and Chinese culture in its research in the past five years, and stepping into a gap in the field that other academic institutions had not covered. He also expressed his gratitude to all of the participants for their attention, guidance and support.
Prof. Zhu Shoutong delivered a speech
Online and offline guests took a group photo together