On the morning of August 13, the Seventh Cross-strait History and Culture Camp kicked off at Wuhan University. CSCLF Standing Vice Chairman Hang Yuanxiang, Vice President of Wuhan University Li Fei and deputy executive director of Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Chan Chun-yi, attended the opening ceremony and made remarks. Some sixty doctoral students in literature and history from Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and the broader Asian-Pacific region participated in the 10-day camp centering on Jing Chu culture, which included lectures, literature study, field study and group discussions.
Hang Yuanxiang said in his speech that mainland and Taiwan people, sharing the same root, should enhance confidence in our culture and nation. He called up campers to make the most of this opportunity and make contributions to promoting excellent traditional Chinese culture. He said, “Young people should learn the enterprising and determined spirit of the Jing Chu culture and join hands to create a better future.”
Li Fei and Chan Chun-yi said the camp is of great significance to enhance friendship between young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and carry forward excellent Chinese culture. They expressed hopes to partner with relevant parties to push forward the development of history research across the Strait and inherit excellent cultures.
Jointly sponsored by Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, the Cross-strait History and Culture Camp has been held for six consecutive years. Over 400 young teachers and doctoral students in literature and history from Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and the broader Asian-Pacific region have taken part in the camp, which focuses on regional history and culture in the Chinese mainland. They have studied topics like Ba Shu culture, Hui culture, Jin culture, Jiangnan culture and Qi Lu culture. Institutions across the Straits jointly decided Jin Chu culture is the topic of this year.
(Source: Division for Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macao Affairs)