On April 8th, the launchand presentation ceremony of CentennialAcademic Books Series by Collegeof Chinese Languagesand Literature of FNU (V)and the 5thCross-StraitsSymposium on Chinese Literature, co-hosted by the College of Chinese Languagesand Literature of Fujian Normal University, Kaiming Charity Foundation, and the Department of Chinese of Taiwan Normal University, and organized by Taiwan Wan Juanlou Books Co., Ltd.,was held in Taiwan Normal University. More than 100 scholars and representatives were invited. They were from different universities, academic institutions and the publishing industry,including Taiwan Normal University, Chengchi University, Taiwan Central University, Chung Cheng University, Chung Hsing University, University of Taipei, Kaohsiung Normal University, Pingtung University, Taitung university, Chiayi University, Donghua University, Taiwan Ocean University, Quemoy University, Shihhsin University, Tamkang University, Tzu Chi University, Huafan University, Fo Guang University, Aletheia University, Mingdao University, the Taiwan Examination Yuan, Taiwan Academia Sinica, Taiwan Publishing Association, Huamulan Culture Press, Quemoy Art Museum. Professor Wang Wending, former vice president of FNU, headsof College of Chinese Languagesand Literature and the author representatives of the booksseriesalso attended the activity.
Thebooks series comprise A Comprehensive Studyof Chinese War Novelsby Professor Chen Ying, On the Rhetoric in Novelsby Professor Guo Honglei, OnEssays ofModern Chinaby Professor Huang Ke’an, On Wen Yiduo's Poeticsby Professor Chen Wei, Contemporary Drama Studiesby Professor Lin Ting, On the criticismsof Literature of Beijing Schoolby Professor Huang Jian, On the History of Taiwan Modern Literature by Professor Li Quanlin, From Folk to classic: On the Formation and Evolution of Guan Yu’s Image and Guan Yu Worshipby Professor Liu Haiyan, Co-Entertainment of God and Man:Western Religious Culture & Religious Discoursesin Western Literatureby Professor Gao Weiguang, and Integrated Research in Rhyme Books and Phonology of Ming Dynastyby Prof. Wang Jin’an.
At the fifth Cross-Straits symposium on Chinese literature, the experts present conducted exchanges and discussions in the following five fields: linguistics and philology, literature and art, modern and contemporary literature, comparative literature and literature, and drama and opera.Professors from FNU, such as Wang Jin’an, Li Quanlin, Gao Weiguang, Chen Wei, Chen Ying, Huang Ke’an, Huang Jian, Liu Haiyan, Lin Ting, conducted in-depth exchanges overthe books with Taiwan scholars, such as Prof. Ye Jiande, Prof. Xu Junya, Prof. Dai Weiyang, Prof. Jian Guangming, Prof. Zhuang Yazhou, Prof. Xu Guoneng, Prof. Pan Lizhu, Prof. Ma Guoliang, Prof. Ma Baolian, and extensive discussions aboutrelevantacademic issueswith the participating scholars.
Prof. Wang Wending said in an interview, The continuinglaunch of the books series has been highly evaluated and recognized by the academia and educational circles on both sides of the Taiwan straits. The recognition is an encouragement to fosterour academic progress and also animpetus to promote cross-straits academic exchanges. The exchanges between Fujian scholars and Taiwan scholars are veryfrequent and convenient. Culturesin Fujian and Taiwan are naturally linked, and we have the sincerity and obligation topromote cross-straits academic and cultural exchanges and cooperationand jointly carry forwardthe spiritual traditions ofChinese culture. We will continue to conduct cross-straits exchanges and cooperation in such fields as cultural education, academic research, editing and publishing, and spare no efforts to enhance cross-straits cultural identity and spiritual integration.” Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, People's Daily and other media reported the event.
(Translated by Zheng Lizhen, Reviewed by Xie Xiujuan)