To promote research on Chinese Intellectual History of China’s Pre-Qin Period, and in memory of the late Professor and great historian Liu Baocai, Institute of Chinese Thoughts and Culture at Northwest University (NWU) and China Pre-Qin History Society (CHS) jointly held the Symposium on Intellectual History of Pre-Qin Period from August 20 to 22 . Fang Guanghua, vice governor of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, Wang Yajie, Party Secretary of NWU Party Committee, and Wu Zhenlei, vice president of NWU and member of Standing Committee of NWU Party Committee, attended the symposium. The event was held both online and offline, attracting over 100 experts, scholars, teachers and students. Professor Xie Yangju in Institute of Chinese Thoughts and Culture at NWU presided over the opening ceremony.
The Symposium, themed Intellectual History of China’s Pre-Qin Period (2,100 B.C.-221 B.C.), offered several discussion sessions, including Remembrance and Reflections, and Thoughts and Academics. During the event, Gong Changwei, president of CHS and also a research fellow in Institute of History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zhao Shikuan, vice president of CHS and also the former president of Shaanxi Normal University, and Zhao Fujie, senior professor at Northwest University of Political Science and Law and also honorary president of Shaanxi Social Sciences Association, all delivered their keynote speeches to remember and pay homage to Professor Liu Baocai. 184 experts from universities nationwide and all walks of life attended the meeting and exchanges their ideas online. Over 40 papers have been received.