On October 13rd, the International Conference on the Early Formation and Evolution of Yi-ology was hosted by Center for Zhouyi & Ancient Chinese Philosophy of Shandong University and co-sponsored by the Institute for Humanities of Erlangen-Nürnberg University and Korean Society of Zhouyi at block A of Zhixin building of Shandong University (central campus). With the excavation of large quantities of bamboo slips and silk manuscripts of Zhouyi in the recent dozens of years, early Yi-ology study comes to be one of the hot research issues in the Yi learning circle. To deepen the research of early Yi-ology is the basis of the whole Yi study and also is an important subject on the original mode of Chinese civilization. More than 80 experts and scholars from about 40 institutes and universities such as Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Wuhan University, German Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Korean Yeungnam University, Japanese Miyazaki International College, Vietnam National University at Ho Chi Minh City, American DaMSi University, Sino-Brazilian Academic Exchange, Taiwan University, Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan I Ching Learning, University of Hong Kong and so on, attended the conference. SHAO Chong-ling president of Taiwan International I Ching Meeting and NI Shu-juan director-general of Taiwan Zhonghua I Ching Learning presented nice gifts to the conference.
Mr. ZHANG Yong-bing vice-president of Shandong University gave welcome speech and pointed that Zhouyi, as the Chinese culture heritage, is the oldest and systematic carrier of culture. At the same time, he said there is the tradition of researching Yi-ology all along at Shandong University, now Prof. LIU Da-jun, leading his research team, makes remarkable achievements through more than 20 years. It is a great event for Shandong University and for the international Yi study circle, to gather the experts and scholars at the International Conference on the Early Formation and Evolution of Yi-ology.
Prof. LIU Da-jun pointed that Center for Zhouyi & Ancient Chinese Philosophy is a specific academic institution, devoting to the research on Yi-ology and ancient Chinese philosophy, developing and expanding Zhouyi culture. The ZHOUYI YANJIU journal has been developed into Chinese key periodical, national humanities social sciences core journal, Chinese social science journal index. Today, it has an important academic significance for Center for Zhouyi & Ancient Chinese Philosophy to have the chance to co-sponsor the international conference with the Institute for Humanities of German Erlangen-Nürnberg University and Korean Society of Zhouyi. Research on the early Yi-ology is the focus of Yi study in all ages, so Prof. LIU hope scholars exchange their views freely and sincerely. At last, Prof. LIU declared the conference open.
The conference received 66 papers on the research on Lianshan and Guicang, the completion of the Text and commentaries of the Zhouyi, divination, the relationship between Confucius and Zhouyi, and so on.
The International Conference on the Early Formation and Evolution of Yi-ology is part of our 110th Anniversary Celebration of Shandong University.
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