On June 10, 2018, it was cloudy in the early morning, and rained at eight fifteen, which made the weather cool, but it was also inconvenient for pedestrians to go out in the early morning. However, it still couldn’t stop the enthusiasm of the citizens to listen to the lecture. The theme was “what is the academic ideology of Zhejiang”? in this Wen Lan rostrum, the speaker was Professor He Shanmeng, a professor and doctorate teacher of the Humanities College of Zhejiang University, who is mainly engaged in teaching and research on academic ideology of Zhejiang and religion in China. On the basis of historical literature and according to the previous studies, “What are the characteristics of academic ideology of Zhejiang?” “What are the connotations in academic ideology of Zhejiang?” and “what is the spirit of academic ideology of Zhejiang?” and other problems were combed and discussed in this rostrum to highlight the unique historical connotation and spiritual value of academic ideology of Zhejiang.
At the beginning of the lecture, starting with the criticism of Wang Chong from Zhang Xue Cheng, Professor He briefly introduced some of Wang Chong’s comments through the story of Confucius and Mencius, to foreshadow the following content in the lecture.
Was Wang Chong the initiator of “Academic ideology of Zhejiang”? Professor He was also doubtful about this point of view. Wang Chong had no great influence in the times he lived in, his value standpoint is different from that of the academic ideology of Zhejiang. Furthermore, later scholars of academic ideology of Zhejiang have a limited acceptance of Wang Chong, and what Wang Chong has is the more of the reasonableness of the interpretation. Based on the above, it is not convincing to believe that Wang Chong is the initiator of academic ideology of Zhejiang.
Then, Professor He also introduced the culture of Zhejiang in the historical course and the cultural area, and told about Zhejiang culture centered on Yue Civilization, “Eastern and western areas of Zhejiang province” and “the culture of Eastern and western areas of Zhejiang province”. In the course of explaining, Professor He combined academic terms with folk colloquialism to make the content more accessible and understandable. Perhaps owing to the intimate connection between Zhejiang and academic ideology of Zhejiang, the audience was absorbed in listening.
The spirit is more important than the school, the vision is more important than the region, the transcendence is more important than the adherence, and the tolerance is more important than the conception. All of these are exactly the characteristics of academic ideology of Zhejiang that needs today. After the lecture, the audience interacted with Professor He for the above contents, accompanied by heated discussions among them with undiminished enthusiasm. Though the time of the two-hour lecture was limited, Professor He’s explanation was enough to arouse listeners’ enthusiasm for knowing and learning in academic ideology of Zhejiang. Everyone reaped tremendous benefits in their opinion.
Copywriter/Volunteer Chi Xinyu