Beijing Great Sinology Foundation

Time:2015-03-13 15:50:54
Word Size: Small middle large
The foundation has donated traditional Chinese classics, Buddhist books in particular, published by influential domestic presses, to the public on a large scale. In addition, the BGSF has developed digital libraries, and carried out domestic and international cultural exchanges.

On January 26th, 2010, Beijing Great Sinology Foundation (BGSF) was officially launched with government approval to promote traditional Chinese culture and build a common spiritual homeland for the whole of the Chinese nation. The foundation has donated traditional Chinese classics, Buddhist books in particular, published by influential domestic presses, to the public on a large scale. In addition, the BGSF has developed digital libraries, and carried out domestic and international cultural exchanges.

Over the recent years, BGSF has worked with leading publishing  agencies such as Zhonghua Book Company in publishing books, ranging from the series of the Thirteen Buddhist Classics, Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Rostrum Scriptures, Sukhavati Four Sutras, to Longquan Monastery publications as Stories of Ven. Master Xuecheng, The Journey of Going for Refuge, The Journey of Going for a Monk and The Course on Three Precept Platforms for Receiving the Complete Precepts. Till now, there have been over 1 million paper-books on traditional culture and classics have been rendered by BGSF to the public. More than 10,000 sorts of book and video resources of 200G are shared in the digital libraries for free, which were downloaded for over 10 million times, acceleratesing the promotion of traditional Chinese traditional culture. 

The notion of “Great Sinology”, gleaming with wisdom, was put forward by Professor Ji Xianlin, a renowned scholar of Chinese cultural studies. According as Ji interpreted, the Great Sinology Study is a harmonization of cultures of different ethnic groups and regions, which, in spite of the diversification of their characteristics and manifestations, together constitute and define the Chinese culture. He said that emancipating from the Chinese tradition of here and now, any indigenous study prevailing in our nation irrespective of the temporal and spatial distribution deserves the title of National Study. In brief, the nation here is undoubtedly China; the National Study, the study of China; and the traditional culture, the National Study. This concurrently proves that the erection of this foundation is in response to the call of times and in line with its historical mission.

It is the people of a nation that presuppose a state, and one’s spiritual world identifies one’s identity. Consequently, only when our culture commences seeking harmony will our minds get purified gradually. The resuscitation of our nation is in want of further development of our culture. BGSF, the foundation that is fully devoted to exploring and exploiting the resource of our national culture, building the brand of Chinese tradition, bridging the gap between China and the rest of the world, and enhancing its international influence, is sincerely looking forward to your heed and support. 

Editor:Catherine
Tags:beijing great sinology foundation

About Us | Desclaimer | Join us | Make This Your Homepage

Copyright@2009 longquanzs.org All Rights Reserved

Email:longquanen@126.com