Prof. Pan Weimin of SUEP Lectures at Confucius Institutes in Africa

    At the invitation of University of Cape Coast and University of Liberia, Professor Pan Weimin, dean of the College of Foreign Languages of SUEP, gave lectures at the Confucius Institute of the two universities on February 13 and 16 local time, respectively.

    Professor Pan delivered a lecture entitled “The Enlightenment of Confucian Culture in the Contemporary World” at the Confucius Institute of University of Cape Coast. More than 800 people participated in the event, including Amuquandoh, the representative of president of University of Cape Coast and the provost of College of Human and Legal Studies, Ishmael Mensah, foreign director of the Confucius Institute, Hu Liangcai, Chinese director of the Confucius Institute and some heads of functional departments of the University, as well as students from University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast University of Science and Technology, and Mfantspim Senior High School.

    Professor Pan introduced in detail the contents of Confucianism and the influence of Confucian culture. He also elucidated the idea of community of human destiny, demonstrating China's determination in tackling global warming, participating in UN peacekeeping operations, and assisting the construction of world medical care. During the questioning session, Professor Pan responded positively to the expectations of the Ghanaian people for Sino-Ghanaian relations.

    Professor Pan gave a lecture entitled “The Essence of Chinese Culture and the Community of Human Destiny” at the University of Liberia. Nearly 100 people attended the lecture. He explained the philosophical thoughts of Confucianism and compared it with that of Taoism and Buddhism. He believed that traditional Chinese culture was rooted in its own land, and since the reform and opening up, China had complied with the trend of the times to widely absorb the essence of world culture.

   Professor Pan devotes himself to the school’s cooperation and exchanges with foreign parties during the 13th Five-Year Plan period by his personal experience, broad academic vision and profound traditional Chinese cultural background. He actively provides public cultural products for African society, and contributes to the development and prosperity of Confucius institutes.