Intl Confucianism Forum kicks off in Quzhou

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated :2023-09-06


The Temple of Southern Confucianism in Quzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/qz123.com]

The 2023 International Confucianism Forum and Southern Confucianism Cultural Season kicked off in Quzhou, Zhejiang province on Sept 6.

Quzhou has a reputation as the holy land of Southern Confucianism and is an important source of Confucian culture in Zhejiang.

On Sept 28, 2006, the first International Confucianism Forum opened in the city. For 20 years, the city has focused on promoting excellent traditional culture and exploring the modern significance of Confucian culture.

A group of experts and scholars from around the country attended the event and will take the forum as an opportunity to strengthen research on Confucian culture. They are expected to explore the modern significance of Confucian culture and play an active role in promoting the development of traditional Chinese culture and its spread around the world.

In addition, the 2023 Southern Confucianism Cultural Season will last until October, with activities such as the Beijing tour of Nan Kong (a music drama), an Analects competition in Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, and Jiangxi provinces, and a commemoration ceremony for Confucius' 2,574th birthday.