Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

Confucius Institute at SF State Hosted Zhouyi and Chinese Culture Lectures

On November 10th, 2016, Confucius Institute at SF State offered Confucius Institute Lecture Series on “Zhouyi” at San Francisco State University and at Nam Kue School in downtown San Francisco. Two presenters, Dr. Zhen Liu from China University of Political Science and Law and Dr. Huiying Han from Renmin University, shared their expertise and research findings with participating students and faculty in order to enhance the research and interpretation of ancient Chinese classics in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The “Zhouyi” lectures on “How to Become a Human of Noble Character” and “The Confucius and the Analects of Confucius” have attracted over 100 people to attend from different backgrounds and ages who are interested in Chinese culture.

All the participants enjoyed the dramatic presentation on Chinese culture classic and gained a better understanding of both the Confucius, one of the greatest philosophers of ancient China, and the theory of “Zhouyi”.

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University has always put serving the local community as the first priority. We hope that more local students and teachers will have more opportunities to know details about the Chinese culture through Confucius Institute Lecture Series.




Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

旧金山州大孔院举办秋季国学讲座

2016年11月12日,旧金山州大孔院邀请周易研究专家刘震、韩慧英夫妇做了两场精彩的讲座。刘震、韩慧英老师分别来自中国政法大学与中国人民大学;刘震老师目前由中国国家汉办资助,作为威廉玛丽大学孔子学院访问学者,开展周易研究讲学。此前他们曾在美国的哈佛大学、塔夫茨大学等多所大学和孔子学院做过多场学术报告,让海外学子轻松愉快地走近中国经典文化。

第一场讲座安排在旧金山州大的人文楼,吸引了旧金山州大30多名师生与社会民众参加。刘老师以《<周易>中的君子之道》为题,围绕四个核心关键词“元”、“亨”、“利”、“贞”阐释了《周易》的重要文化思想内涵、君子之道。讲座引经据典,对孔子关于《周易》的重要言辞进行解释,在此基础上联系当今社会,指出《周易》思想对当今社会与为人之道的多种启示。如当今社会存在的环境污染问题、权力寻租现象等都与人未能正确处理义利关系所致。在问答环节,刘教授针对师生提出的中华文化如何融入当地文化、算卦与算命的区别、“君子”涵义在不同时代社会的变迁等问题进行了解答,引发了热烈的现场互动。本场讲座促进了听众对《周易》深奥哲理的理解,激发了大家对国学的浓厚兴趣。

图1:刘震老师在旧金山州立大学讲《周易》
图2:讲座结束后部分听众与主讲人的合影

刘教授夫妇当天下午在旧金山唐人街南侨学校做了第二场讲座,该校是当地有着96年建校历史的著名侨校。刘教授围绕“孔子与论语”这一主题,针对现场对象以小学生为主的特点,运用视频、讲故事、领读、现场问答等多种形式,使讲座生动形象、通俗易懂。小朋友们对中国文化巨人孔子的兴趣盎然,现场竞相抢答,气氛活跃,不时传来孩子们的欢声笑语。该校校长、师生共70多人参加了讲座。

图3:孔子与论语走进南侨学校

旧金山州大孔院坚持“融入当地,服务社区”的发展理念,通过举办内涵丰富的国学讲座,让美国当地师生真切感受到中华经典文化的魅力。