Mainland and local scholars rethink and discuss universal values at HKBU forum
02 Dec 2015
HKBU Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology organised a Forum on Rethinking Universal Values last week aimed at rethinking the universality, feasibility and the practicality of universal values. The forum attracted an audience comprising academia, cultural organisations, the general public as well as the media.
The two-day forum focused on the values of Chinese nationality and future paths of Chinese culture, and 14 eminent scholars from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong contributed to the discussions on various topics, including the renaissance of Chinese culture, views on democracy in modern new Confucianism in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and the democratic theory of classical Chinese learning.
Keynote speakers included Professor Chow Kwok-ching, HKBU Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Professor Cheng Chung-yi, Department of Philosophy of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Professor Qin Hui, Department of History of Tsinghua University.