Congratulations to our graduate student in Buddhist Studies, Yi Liu, from the Department of East Asian Studies at UA! Yi has been awarded Second Prize in Graduate and Teacher/Staff Group in an essay competition “Ci - Chinese character of Compassion” hosted by Maitreya Culture & Education Foundation in Hong Kong. The foundation is established by Prof. Andrew Wong, who is a senior fellow of the Center for Buddhist Studies at UA.
Maitreya Culture & Education Foundation Ltd. will hold the Awarded Articles Presentation of “Ci-Chinese character of Compassion” for Celebration of 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China & 100th Anniversary of May 4th Movement & 10th Anniversary of Maitreya Culture & Education Foundation Ltd. on May 4, 2019 at the Hong Kong Youth Association Building, North Point, Hong Kong.
The information of Yi’s essay is listed as follows:
Title: The Essence of Human Nature: Exploring the Meaning of “Ci” from the Analysis of Duzichun
Abstract: Duzichun 杜子春, a chuanqi 傳奇 tale prevalent in the Tang dynasty, has been adapted into different genres of literary works and circulated within East Asian countries. Similar to a legend written in Xuan Zang’s玄奘 Datang xiyu ji大唐西域記 (The Great Tang Dynasty Record of the Western Regions), Duzichun is about a man’s fantastic encounter with a Taoist who practices for immortality. By interpreting the content of Duzichun, this essay discusses the meaning of “ci” 慈 from the aspect of humane emotions, social values and religious salvation.