Prof. Zhu Shoutong and others advocate a study on Chang Chih-tung

Prof. Zhu Shoutong, director of Centre for Chinese History and Culture of University of Macau, paid a visit to Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region with Macao traditional culture associations to report on conducting a study on Chang Chih-tung and preparing for Chang Chih-tung Memorial Hall. Mr. Yin Rutao, deputy director of Propaganda and Culture Department, and others met them. Mr. Yin and others expressed their gratitude and support to the Macao academic circles for attaching importance to the study on the leader of Westernization movement — Chang Chih-tung. Prof. Zhu Shoutong pointed out that Macao was an important window and bridge for China’s modernization, and the most important statesmen promoting China’s modernization, such as Sun Yat-sen, Lin Zexu, and Chang Chih-tung, all had close relationships with Macao. There were already Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Lin Zexu Memorial Hall. But there was only one statue of Chang Chih-tung in Temple of City God. As a result, the Macao intellectual and cultural circles knew very little about the relationship between Chang Chih-tung and Macau. To this end, the Centre for Chinese History and Culture jointly put forward the above proposal with the traditional culture associations such as the Macao Chinese Culture and Art Exchange and Appreciation Association. During the meeting, Mr. Yin also fully affirmed the work of Centre for Chinese History and Culture.