The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Wednesday opened the
Center for the Studies of Taoist Culture.
The center will focus on advancing academic research on Taoist
studies, promulgating knowledge of Taoist culture to the general
public, developing Taoist education in local secondary schools and
enhancing cultural and academic exchanges among Taoist
organizations in Hong Kong and on the mainland, Lai Chi Tim,
Professor of the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies and
director of the new center said at the inauguration ceremony.
Qi Xiaofei, Vice-Director of the State Administration for
Religious Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Master Ren
Farong, President of Chinese Taoist Association together with over
a hundred Taoist Masters and followers, government officials,
scholars and guests from China's mainland, Hong Kong and Macao
attended the inauguration ceremony.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is committed to the
promotion of Chinese culture. The Department of Cultural and
Religious Studies has launched various research projects and
offered a number of courses on Taoist culture at doctoral and
master's levels some years ago.
(Xinhua News Agency January 5, 2006)