- Important Dates
- Submission:Apr. 10, 2018
(Extended to Jun. 25, 2018)
- Conference:Jul. 25-27, 2018
- 20-40 days after the submission
- 30-60 days after the final edition
- Contact Information
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- Cell Phone: 0086-18917211967
- Telephone: 021-51098086
- QQ: 2934920393
- WeChat: 18101720867
2018 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ARTSHUM2018) will be held in Chengdu, China during Jul. 25-27, 2018. The hotel information will be updated online around Jun. 25, 2018.
Chengdu, the capital of China's southwest Sichuan Province, is famed for being the home of cute giant pandas. Located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the center of Chengdu Plain, the city covers a total area of 12.3 thousand square kilometres (4,749 square miles) with a population of over 11 million. Consisting of abundant mineral resources, the land is extremely fertile. It was the capital of Liu Bei's Shu during the Three Kingdoms Era, as well as several other local kingdoms during the Middle Ages. It is now one of the most important economic, financial, commercial, cultural, transportation, and communication centers in Western China.
Wuhou Temple (Memorial Temple of Marquis Wu) (Figure 1) is dedicated to Zhuge Liang, the Marquis Wu (Wuhou) of Kingdom of Shu in the Three Kingdoms Period (220 - 280). Located in the south suburb of Chengdu, the temple covers 37,000 square meters (398,277 square feet). The date of its establishment is unclear, only that it was built next to the temple of Liu Bei, the emperor of Shu. It was combined with the Temple of Liu Bei at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty; consequently, the entrance plaque reads 'Zhaolie Temple of Han Dynasty' (Zhaolie is the posthumous title of Liu Bei). The current temple was rebuilt in 1672. Surrounded by old cypresses and classical red walls, it evokes nostalgia.
Du Fu Thatched Cottage (Figure 2) is the former residence of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu adjacent to the Blossom-Bathing Brook (also called Huanhua Brook) in Chengdu, where the poet sage lived for almost 4 years and wrote over 240 poems. The Cottage was restored by the poet Wei Zhuang in the late Tang, and then extensively renovated and expanded throughout the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. With its simple and elegant buildings, tranquil and graceful gardens, it has been well-known as a shrine to Chinese Literature. The Cottage is the biggest, best preserved, best known, and most distinctive relic pertaining to Du Fu in China, with annual visitors surpassing one million.
The giant panda is a rare and beloved animal, with a population of less than 2000, the species is included on the endangered list by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and is protected by China’s Wildlife Protective Law as the special-class protected animal. Because of its prominent scientific research value, endangered status, and delightful viewing value, the giant panda is considered a national treasure of China. Though small in number, giant pandas have visited many countries and served as envoys of friendship from China to the world.
The Kuanzhai Alley (Figure 4) is often praised as the name card of Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province. Composed of three ancient streets of Qing Dynasty (1636-1912), Kuanzhai Alley showcases the original local lifestyle. It has been one of the most popular tourist sites in Chengdu. Consisting of Wide Alley (Kuan Xiangzi), Narrow Alley (Zhai Xiangzi), Well Alley (Jing Xiangzi) three parallel ancient city alleys and 45 courtyards along them, Kuanzhai Ancient Street is one of Chengdu’s historical and cultural reserves, together with Daci Temple reserve and Wenshu Monastery reserve. It is a microcosm of the city’s history as well as a deep mark in local people’s memory.