Australia’s first international Mazu culture seminar

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On August 12, 2018, Peng Spark, Executive Chairman of the Australian Association of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Culture and Art Exchange, represented the Association and attended the first international Mazu culture seminar in Australia as an intangible cultural expert of the Royal Australian Institute of Technology meeting.

The main members of the conference include Chen Yang Guosheng, Australian Institute of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Melbourne; President Su Junxi, Victoria Chinese Association; President Zeng Yaorong, Tin Hau Temple, Melbourne; President Cui Xin, Tianjin Multimedia Education Technology Research Association Producer of “Yangqi Mazu”; Professor Paul.Battersby, Australian Institute of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Melbourne; Dr. Chen Yubin, LATROBE University; Professor Chen Zufen, Putian College; Dr. Lou Xiaocui, Victoria University; Dr. Qin Can, Melbourne University; Dr. Jing Jing, Australian Institute of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Melbourne; Dr. Lin Wei, Australian Mazu Cultural Association; Dr. Ke Bixia, Australian Mazu Cultural Association; Secretary-General Weng Wenwei, Australian Mazu Cultural Association; Tang Shuxia, Lin Weijing, Guan Zhaohong, Australian Mazu Cultural association.

The main topics of the conference centered on the latest development of the global Mazu culture research; the historical status of Mazu culture in Australia; the history, current situation and future development direction of the Tin Hau Temple in Melbourne and the overview of the Australian-Chinese cooperation Mazu study.

During the meeting, Chairman Chen Yang Guosheng of the Royal Australian Institute of Technology, Melbourne Institute of Technology, conducted a wonderful and profound discussion on the research status and value of Mazu culture overseas, and presided over and advocated the scholars on the “Australia-China cooperation Mazu research future development strategy” Discussed.

The meeting lasted four hours and was detailed and talkative. The Mazu beliefs were listed by the World UNESCO in 2009 as a directory of human intangible cultural heritage. Mazu culture is the spiritual treasure of the Chinese nation and the common cultural wealth of mankind. The Chinese Mazu faith practice goes to the world with a spiritual culture of love and peace, integrates into the mainstream society, and finds a common language.

We look forward to the Mazu standing on this multicultural land in Australia, with a spiritual culture of love and peace, making the future more harmonious and beautiful.


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