In the 21st century the enhanced understanding of China and its culture has become an increasingly significant pursuit for academics and key opinion leaders. Through its Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies, SDCF aims to further worldwide awareness and knowledge of Chinese culture and civilization and to enhance the role of Greater China as a major platform for the global promotion of Sinology.
Starting from summer 2016, SDCF has been running the Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies in multiple locations in Greater China, namely Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Beijing. In the past few years the Program has had an increasing number of participants from a wide range of countries and academic backgrounds.
The third edition of the Program (July-August 2018) was integrated into the 24th World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing. At the World Congress in Beijing, SDCF organized a panel on the theme of Confucian self-cultivation (“Confucian Self-Cultivation as a Path Towards Being Human”) consisting of past and present participants in the Program, as well as an international bilingual conference on Dunhuang (“Dunhuang: Meeting Point of Cultural Exchange Along the Silk Road”), organized jointly with the China Academy of Translation (CATL).