Youth Confucianism forum to kick off in July
Registration has opened for the 2013 East Asian Youth Confucianism Forum and Camp, set to run from July 29 to August 2. The event is being jointly hosted by the College of International Studies and Education for Overseas Chinese and the Research Center for East Asian Cultures and Sinology.
The forum and camp aim to bring together young scholars from across East Asia to discuss Confucianism. Students will attend lectures at NTNU as well as field trips to sites including the Taipei Confucius Temple (台北孔廟), the Zhu Family Shrine (朱氏宗祠) in Hsinchu, the Xiangshan Academy (香山書院) in Miaoli, and the Yingcai Academy (英才書院) in Taoyuan, among others.
Lectures will be given by Taiwan's top scholars of Confucianism, focusing on how the teachings of Confucius interact with popular religious practices, modern social values, and civic society. A sub-focus of the event will be the impact of Confucianism on the culture of the Hakka people.
Registration costs NT$1,000 and is open until May 24.
To find out more, follow the Research Center for East Asian Cultures and Sinology on Facebook: www.facebook.com/rceacs
or contact Mr. An Cheng-hsiu (安城秀) at 02-2365-4299.