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12th International Forum on Chinese Culture
Thursday, April 18 – From the 16th to the 17th of April, Sias International University hosted the 12th International Forum on Chinese Culture. The annual Forum was organized by the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Association, the Chinese Pre-Qin History Society, the Huang Di Hometown Construction Promotion Council, and the People's Government of Zhengzhou City. It was also sponsored by the Zhengzhou Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and the People's Government of Xinzheng. The opening ceremony of the 12th International Forum on Chinese Culture, also known as the International Forum on Huang Di (Yellow Emperor) Culture, began at Sias International University on the afternoon of the 16th of April.
A large number of dignitaries from across China visited Sias for the Forum [See full list below]. The Sias leadership was present, including the Chairman of the Board, Dr. Shawn Chen; Party Secretary, Ma Jiansheng; President, Chen Sikun; Executive Vice President, Dong Qiming; Vice President, Liu Shuqin; Deputy Party Secretary, Li Huafeng; Sias Proctor, Han Xiaoai; and Assistant Principals, Sun Rujian and Guo Xuede. Over 1,000 representatives from across China’s cities and provinces and over 40 journalists were present at the Opening Ceremony of the Forum. Sias Party Secretary, Ma Jiansheng, and the Mayor of Xinzheng,
The theme of the 12th International Forum on Chinese Culture was “Huang Di Culture and the New Era”. Using the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (in 2017) as a guide, the Forum was aimed at the inheritance, and carrying forward, of traditional Chinese Culture, centered on Huang Di Culture. The goal was to maintain a sustained consolidation and improvement of the hometown of Huang Di as a global Chinese ancestral shrine, a spiritual home for the Chinese nation, and to enhance and provide unity to Chinese people both at home and abroad. This was the 10th time that the International Forum on Chinese Culture has been hosted by Sias International University.
The opening speech was delivered by Xu Guangchun. There were also speeches by Liu Jianwu, Liu Dong, Zhang Xiqing, Song Zhenhao [See list below for designations]. The forum was hosted by the famous CCTV host, Liu Fangfei. At the forum there were presentations by Li Bo, Zhu Yian, and Du Wenlong, on Chinese poetry, history, strategic analysis and the security of China.
At the closing ceremony on the 17th, there were speeches and presentations by Li Bo, Zhu Yian, Du Wenlong, Zhang Qicheng, Wei Dongqing, Wang Yin, Fang Jinlong, and Xu Guangchun [See list below for designations].
The 12th International Forum on Chinese Culture brought together experts and leaders from different fields, with different perspectives on Chinese culture. The Forum managed to cover the length and breadth of Chinese culture, with a special emphasis on Huang Di, and his legendary hometown of Xinzheng.
The following is the list of senior dignitaries who attended the 12th International Forum on Chinese Culture at Sias International University:
Chief Adviser to the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Research Association, 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
Executive Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Research Association, and Director of the Institute of History and Culture at Peking University, Zhang Xiqing
Researcher of the Institute of Chinese History at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Pre-Qin History Research Society, Professor of the School of Archeology and Museology at Peking University, and member of the National Committee of the CPPCC, Song Zhenhao
former Party Secretary and Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the Henan Provincial People's Congress, Li Baishun
Consultant to the Counselor's Office of State Council News, Librarian of the Central Research Institute of Culture and History, and Special Adviser to the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Research Association, Zhao Derun
Honorary Vice President of the Chinese Yan Huang Culture Research Association, Tan Zemin
Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese Pre-Qin History Society, Gong Changwei
Deputy Mayor of the People's Government of Zhengzhou City, Liu Dong
Vice Chairman of the Zhengzhou Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Wang Shunsheng
former Deputy Director of the Law Enforcement Supervision Bureau at the Ministry of Land and Resources, Guo Baoping
Honorary President of the Chinese Ancient Cities Society, Zhu Shiguang
Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese Society for the History of the Ming Dynasty, Zhang Xianbo
Executive Vice President and Secretary General of the Henan Yan Huang Culture Research Association, and former Chairman of the Zhengzhou CPPCC, Li Xiuqi
President of the Henan Province Huang Di Culture Research Institute, Gao Linhua
President of the Henan Jiao Yulu Research Institute, and former Deputy Director of the Henan Civil Affairs Department, Lu Xianqi
President of the Yan Di Cultural Research Institute in Shanxi Province, Zhang Genfu
Vice President and Secretary General of the Hubei Yan Huang Culture Research Association, Li Zilin
Vice President and Secretary General of the Hebei Three Ancestors Cultural Research Association, Wang Kuan
Vice President of Anhui Yan Huang Culture Research Association, Chen Enhu
Secretary of the Xinzheng Municipal Party Committee, Liu Jianwu
Professor in the Faculty of Arts at Nanjing Normal University, Post-doctoral Fellow of Chinese Langage and Literature, Li Bo
Professor of Classical Literature and Head of Classical Philology in the School of Humanities at Shanghai Normal University, Zhu Yian
famous Military Expert, Senior Media Commentator, Director of the Network Research Center of the China Military Culture Research Association, part-time member of the Military Commission for Science and Technology, Du Wenlong
famous Sinology expert, health expert, calligrapher, member of the National Committee of the CPPCC, and Dean and Professor at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Zhang Qicheng
Deputy Party Secretary and CEO of the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao Bridge Authority, Wei Dongqing
renowned Director and Producer at CCTV, and President of the Huang Di (Yellow Emperor) Classical Culture Promotion Association, Wang Yin
Director of the National Orchestra Society, and Executive Director of the Chinese Pipa Society, Fang Jinlong
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