UM will hold the Forum on Chinese History and Culture and the Celebration of Confucius’ Birthday next Thursday

The University of Macau (UM) will hold a series of activities from 19 September to 30 September, including a forum, cultural activities, and exhibitions, to let the public experience traditional Confucian culture and enhance their cultural confidence. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about Confucian thought, its status in traditional Chinese culture, as well as its evolution in the contemporary society. The opening ceremony for the Forum on Chinese History and Culture and Celebration of Confucius’ Birthday will start at 10:00am, on Thursday 19 September, in the UM Cultural Building (E34).

The event will start with a ceremony to celebrate Confucius’ birthday, where members of the Confucius Institute’s Cultural Ambassador programme will exhibit the results of their etiquette training and their understanding of UM’s motto: humanity, integrity, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity. During the Forum on Confucian Culture, experts and scholars will have in-depth discussions on the development of Confucianism, Chinese history and culture, as well as their evolution in contemporary China. The event will also include various exhibitions and performances, including an exhibition of Confucius culture, an exhibition of the landscape paintings of Zhang Zhimin, an exhibition of the works of Mao Hongwei, Zhang Qinzhi and Dong Gang; an exhibition of intangible cultural heritage from Suzhou, an exhibition of Guqin Art from Changshu, and a bamboo flute performance.

The activities are co-organised by UM’s Centre for Chinese History and Culture as well as Confucius Institute. All are welcome. For more information, please visit For enquiries, please call 8822 4028/8822 4500 or email to or

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