The first session of Confucian text reading was hosted by Prof. Tu Weiming at the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University on Saturday, December 4th, 2010.
The first session of Confucian Classics Reading Group was held by Prof. Tu Weiming at the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University on Saturday, 4th of December.
The participants of this session of Classics Reading Group consist of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members, and leaders of various universities and academic departments. Among the participants, there were also many enthusiastic supporters in local community.
This reading session has two main agendas. First, guided by Prof. Tu Weiming, the participants carried out small group discussion after reading the first paragraph of Confucius’ “Great Learning”. Secondly, the participants exchanged ideas on the significance of such group reading and the form of future reading sessions.
The Classics Group Reading sessions will be held regularly in the future. Through continuous exploration and innovative study of Confucian classics, the participants hope to popularize the Chinese classics, to provide opportunities for people of various academic backgrounds to study the classics, and to ignite higher interests in the foundation of one’s own culture. It is also the ongoing effort of the Institute for Advanced Humanities Studies to achieve such a goal.