Overview of Guiyang Confucius Academy
Located at Ten Li Wetland national park, the south suburb of Guiyang city, Guiyang Confucius Academy covers an area of 1,300 mu and a construction area of 150,000 square meters. The Academy is divided into a “Public Education Section,” “International Research of Chinese Culture Section,” and “Cultural Product Industrial Section(to be constructed).” Up to now, established by some private enterprises with a donation of 1.5 billion yuan, the Academy is a top cultural and academic exchange platform and research base of Guizhou province.
Adhering to the principle of “creative transformation and innovative development,” Confucius Academy aims to carry forward splendid Chinese traditional culture and socialist core values. The Academy was officially opened to the public on January 1, 2013. Since then, it has offered about 100 public lectures annually on Chinese traditional culture by famous scholars, domestic and abroad. It has also provided lectures on Chinese leading cadres and history. In addition, the Academy has been holding a variety of traditional ceremonies (“first writing ceremony,” “coming-of-age ceremony,” and “Chinese wedding ceremony”) and activities for Spring Festival, Tomb-Sweeping Day, Dragon-Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Double Ninth Festival, and Twenty-four Lunar Terms. It also carried out a variety of cultural and art exchange activities such as the “Xi Shan Ta Ge” series of performances” and Xi Shan Han Ji" painting and calligraphy exhibition. Furthermore, the Academy has been offering training to the youth on “six traditional arts”: music, chess, calligraphy, painting, poetry, and rituals. It has been working closely with prestigious universities and institutions, domestic and abroad, to carry out important academic and research activities such as “Yangming dong” lectures and Confucius Academy debates.
Guiyang Confucius Academy will exhaust its efforts to build a platform for Guizhou foreign cultural exchanges, to develop itself into the spiritual pillar of Guizhou, and to revive the brilliant and gorgeous Chinese history and culture!