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11th International Forum on Huang Di Culture
Thursday, March 30 – The 11th International Forum on Huang Di Culture opened on the 28th of March, 2017, at Sias International University. A large number of dignitaries visited Sias [see list below]. Sias was represented by the Party Secretary, Fei Hexiang; Sias President, Dr. Chen Sikun; Vice President, Liu Shuqin; Deputy Party Secretary, Li Huafeng; Assistant Principal, Sun Rujian; Proctor, Han Xiaoai; and Assistant Principal, Guo Xuede. University experts and scholars, department representatives, and more than 1,000 students were present. Over 30 reporters from various media outlets covered the event. The opening ceremony was presided over by Ma Zhifeng, Mayor of Xinzheng Municipal People's government.
The focus of this year's forum was to consolidate and improve the hometown of Huang Di as a global Chinese ancestral shrine, a spiritual home for the Chinese nation, both home and abroad, and to serve the Chinese nation by providing a solid cultural support to the next generation in China. This was the 9th time that Sias International University hosted the International Forum on Huang Di Culture.
The Mayor of Zhengzhou City, Cheng Zhimin, opened this year's Forum. This was followed by speeches by Executive Vice President of the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Research Association, Ren Dayuan; Vice President and Secretary General of Chinese Pre-Qin History Society, Gong Changwei; and Former Secretary of the Henan Provincial Committee, and Director of the Center of Marx Theory Research and Construction Advisory Committee, Xu Guangchun.
This was followed by lectures by other dignitaries, academics, and experts, on Han culture, the global impact of Han culture, and globalization and Chinese civilization.
The following is the list of senior dignitaries who attended the events on the 28th of March:
- Former Secretary of the Henan Provincial Committee, former member of the National People's Congress Financial and Economic Affairs Committee, and Director of the Center of Marx Theory Research and Construction Advisory Committee, Xu Guangchun;
- Consultant to the Counselor's Office of State Council News, Librarian of the Central Research Institute of Culture and History, and China Yanhuang Culture Research Association Special Adviser, Zhao Derun;
- Deputy Party Secretary of the Zhengzhou Municipal People's Government and Mayor of Zhengzhou City, Cheng Zhimin;
- Zhengzhou CPPCC Vice Chairman, Wu Xiaojun;
- Vice President and Secretary-General of the China Society of Yin-Shang Civilization, Researcher of the Institute of Chinese History at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Early Qin History Research Office, Professor of the School of Archeology and Museology at Peking University, and member of the National Committee of the CPPCC, Song Zhenhao;
- Honorary President of the China Ancient City Society, Zhu Shiguang
- President of the Promotion of Huang Di Hometown Association, Yue Wenhai;
- Director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Secretary General of the Chinese Archaeological Society, Executive Director of the China Numismatic Society, Director of the Association of Chinese Historians, Liu Qingzhu
- Executive Vice President of the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Research Association, and Professor at the Chinese Academy of Arts, Ren Dayuan;
- Vice President of the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Research Association, and retired PLA Major General, Du Rubo;
- Vice President of the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Research Association, and Guangming Daily Editor, Liang Qu;
- Vice President and Secretary General of Chinese Pre-Qin History Society, Gong Changwei;
- Chairman of the Federation of Chinese Rock Art Societies, and Executive Director of the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations (IFRAO), Wang Jianping,
- former Deputy Director of Henan Province Propaganda office, and President of the Henan Province Yan Culture Institute, Chang Yougong;
- former President of the Zhengzhou CPPCC, and Deputy President and Secretary General of the Henan Province Yan Culture Institute, Li Xiuqi
- member of the Henan Yanhuang Culture Research Association, and President of the Jiao Yulu Research Institute, Lu Xianqi;
- President of the Henan Province Huang Di Culture Institute, Gao Linhua;
- Vice President of the Henan Province Surname Culture Association, Lin Jian;
- Party Secretary of Xinzheng Municipality, Liu Jianwu;
- Chairman of the Xinzheng Municipal People's Congress, Wang Junjie;
- Chairman of the Xinzheng CPPCC, Li Zhiqiang;
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