The forum on public memorial service of the Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation was held at Huangling County in Shaanxi Province on April 3rd. The event was hosted by Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, and organized by Northwest University in online and offline formats. The forum centers on themes including Yellow Emperor (the first ancestor of the Chinese nation) and the culture of the Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor, fostering a strong sense of national community, and the interpretation and the contemporary meaning of Chinese Classics, attracting over 50 scholars from Chinese mainland and China’s Taiwan region.
The opening ceremony of this academic forum was presided over by Gao Yang, vice-secretary of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government. Fang Guanghua, vice-governor of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government addressed the audience. Attendees who also delivered speeches include: Professor Zhang Qizhi, leading scholar of Chinese history and the honorary president of Northwest University, delivering a speech via video link; Chang Jiang, vice president of Northwest University. Representatives from local authorities in Shaanxi Province also attended the forum.
Fang Guanghua, Changjiang, Meng Zhonghua (Party Secretary of Huangling County), and Professor Li Hao from Centre for Chinese Culture Studies at Northwest University, released the new book, Yellow Emperor Funeral Orations Compilation and Commentaries. Professor Li Hao briefly introduced how he was inspired as the writer of the book, how the book was then compiled and what contributions could the book make to the academia.
The forum received more than 40 papers from attended scholars (online and offline), which explore different aspects of the culture of Yellow Emperor: the origin of and the essence of humanism in the culture of Yellow Emperor and memorial service of the Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor, the internal connection between the memorial service of the Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor and the sense of Chinese national community, and the impacts of the culture of Yellow Emperor on later generations.