On March 26, the inauguration ceremony of the Institute of Lu Xun and World Cultures of Beijing Language and Culture University and the first Lu Xun and World Culture Forum were held. More than 30 Chinese and foreign scholars and nearly 100 teachers and students participated in the event.
2021 is the 140th anniversary of Lu Xun's birth.
The establishment of Lu Xun at Beijing Language and Culture University and the Institute of World Cultures aims to take advantage of its own international resources and profound academic traditions to inherit and carry forward Lu Xun’s spirit together with people with lofty ideals at home and abroad, and create a research plateau and a dissemination center for Lu Xun’s cultural spirit in the new era. .
Lu Xun's eldest son Zhou Lingfei was hired as the dean of the institute.
At the first Lu Xun and World Culture Forum held thereafter, Chinese and foreign scholars focused on "Lu Xun's identity as a awakened person", "Lu Xun's international influence", "The importance of cultural exchanges and mutual learning in the post-epidemic era", "Lu Xun and world literature", "Lu Xun and Discussion on topics such as the construction of China’s national image.
Danish Sinologist Cao Boyi stated that Lu Xun was one of the most important writers in East Asia in the 20th century. Many of his works have been translated into many European languages and are loved by readers.
Shaoxing, the hometown of Lu Xun, and Odense, the birthplace of Danish writer Andersen, have become sister cities, which fully demonstrates that great writers are the bond of cultural exchanges between the two countries.
(Reporter Zhang Pengyu)