UA Graduate Yi Liu Winning Essay Competition Hosted by Maitreya Culture & Education Foundation in Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


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” from the aspect of humane emotions, social values and religious salvation.