CEN: Study of national culture catches on in China

From China Economic Net:

Discussion as how to promote Guoxue, or the study of traditional Chinese philosophy, literature and history has become heated again in China, following the recent announcement by the Beijing- based Renmin University of the upcoming September opening of its College of National Culture Study, the first such college in China since the founding of the People’s Republic…

After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the study of national culture initially recovered to some degree, but it was soon pushed back to the bottom with the coming of the Cultural Revolution. National culture, and especially Confucianism, was once again criticized as the representative of feudalism and conservatism. As the most celebrated national culture experts passed away, so it became an undeniable fact that Guoxue was facing a crisis in modern China.

But after all had seemed lost, the humanities-centered China Renmin University decided to establish a college for the study of national culture, and subsequently caused a great stir in academic and educational circles.

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