The Imperial Edict Museum in Xuzhou, China last month designated a special room within their museum the ‘Tourism Confucius Institute Chinese Culture Centre.’
The Imperial Edict Museum is seated in the picturesque Jiulishan West-East Han Dynasty cultural and tourism district, neighboring the Tomb of King Chu of the West Han Dynasty, Liu Zhu (King Xiang). It is the only imperial edict dedicated museum in China.
The announcement comes after several meetings between the Tourism Confucius Institute at Griffith University (TCI) and the Imperial Edict Museum. The two TCI directors, Professors Leong Liew and Shaofang Liu, reached an agreement with the museum in 2014 and TCI sent its first batch of students led by Associate Professor Shan in early 2015.
A plaque informing visitors of the centre is hung on permanent display in the museum. Within the centre visitors can experience aspects of traditional Chinese culture such as stone rubbings, calligraphy, paintings, and displays.