The Confucius Academy of Guiyang is an institute engaged in promoting Confucian culture. It is located in the south of Guiyang and was opened to the public on Jan 1, 2013.
Occupying an area of 88 hectares, the school comprises of three parts. The public education area is used to hold public classes. Experts from both home and abroad have so far given more than 400 lectures on traditional culture during each weekend, and the lectures have been enjoyed by more than 130,000 people.
The Chinese culture study area is set up for scholars from colleges and universities. Professors and their students can use the area to throw themselves into the study of traditional culture.
The culture innovation industrial park is still under construction, but when it is completed, products related to culture will be put on sale here.
The school has also opened courses for children in subjects such as traditional music, calligraphy, painting, poetry, etiquette and board games.
Ceremonies are also held at the school to celebrate traditional festivals, such as Tomb-Sweeping Day and Mid-Autumn Day, along with the 24 solar terms.
A statue of Confucius at the entrance of the Confucius Academy of Guiyang. [Photo by Zhuo Junhao]