(22 August 2015) Shandong University is working with some of the world’s leading universities and institutes to promote the study of Chinese history and culture.
The university is working on the establishment of a global Sinology alliance by cooperating with the world’s top universities and institutions.
“The alliance’s headquarters in our university is planned to be built in the second half of this year. One of its important works is to collect and study China’s ancient and rare writings, and discover their modern value,” said Zhang Rong, President of the university.
He said that the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University has confirmed its participation. Dozens of other world-class universities, including Oxford, the University of Tokyo, the University of Munich, the University of Vienna and Leiden University in the Netherlands, have also expressed their interest in joining in the alliance.
The project also has support from the National Social Sciences Foundation, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, the British Library, the French National Library and other libraries and institutions in Russia and Japan.
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