The Yang Yi Academic Thoughts and Method International conference, co-organized by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH), the University of Macau (UM); Research Centre for Humanities in South China, the UM; and the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC), the UM, was held online (ZOOM) on September 28, 2021, due to the epidemic. The epidemic did not affect the enthusiasm of many well-known professors and scholars from home and also abroad to attend this event, and the conference was held successfully.
(Guests participate in the online conference)
The conference officially opened at 9:30 on September 28, and was presided over by Professor Xu Jie, dean of the School of Humanities (FAH) of UM. Professor SO Kee Long, vice rector (Student Affairs) of UM; and Professor Liu Yuejin, director of Institute of Literature in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences attended and delivered speeches for the opening ceremony. Professor Liu gave a wonderful introduction to Prof. Yang’s academic ideals and academic devotions. Later, scholars and writers from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia; as well as Wen Rumin, former dean of Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Peking University; and the president of China World Association for Chinese Literatures also addressed wonderful speeches to the opening ceremony and paid tribute to Prof. Yang for his great devotion to Chinese literature. Finally, Professor Zhu Shoutong, director of CCHC, head of Department of Chinese Language and Literature of UM, and director of Research Centre for Humanities in South China made a wonderful presentation and announced the end of the opening ceremony, and the academic seminar officially began.
(Upper left: Xu Jie, Dean of FAH of UM (host); Upper right: SO Kee Long, Vice Rector (Student Affairs) of the UM (speaker); Lower left: Liu Yuejin, Director of Institute of Literature in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (speaker); Lower right: Yang Yi, Emeritus Professor of UM)
(Left: Li Jikai, Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences of Shaanxi Normal University (speaker); Right: Mona, President of European Immigrant Chinese Writers´ Association (speaker))
(Left: Professor Zhang Fugui, President of China World Association for Chinese Literatures (speaker); Right: Wang Yingguo, a famous writer in Australia (speaker))
Mr. Tian Weiping, editor-in-chief of South China Quarterly of UM; Dr. Cheang Neng Ian, deputy director of CCHC; Professor Gong Gang, Professor Chen Zhong and Professor Wang Sihao from Department of Chinese Language and Literature, respectively presided over the next five lectures. Well-known scholars from home and abroad separately published academic essays in five sessions, and profoundly shared their research and insights on the academic ideas, academic methods, research approaches and academic achievements of Prof. Yang, as well as the Academic inspiration they had learned from him. Li Jikai, dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences of Shaanxi Normal University; Yang Jianlong, professor from Shanghai Normal University; Prof. Chang Bin, Dean of College of Humanities of Huaqiao University; and Huang Kean, professor of College of Chinese Language and Literature of Fujian Normal University, served as councilors of each session respectively. They made a wonderful comments on these excellent articles and shared their views at the same time.
(Yang Yi, Emeritus Professor of UM)
After the academic seminar, Professor Zhu Shoutong immediately presided over the closing ceremony of the conference. Professor Zhu affirmed the success of the conference and invited representatives such as Ms. Dora, a Malaysian Chinese writer; Park Jae woo, Korean Sinologist, to give conclusive speeches. The representatives affirmed the positive significance of this academic exchange conference and the great contribution made by Mr. Yang to the literature. Next, Mr. Yang, member of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, emeritus professor of Department of Chinese Language and Literature of FAH of UM, addressed a speech. Mr. Yang, who started with modern Chinese literature, had a good command of China and the West in ancient and modern times. His academic ideas and methods, his academic achievements and spirit were worthy of our research and inheritance. In the end, the conference ended in peace and love.
(Professor Zhu Shoutong, Director of CCHC of UM)