objective of the Foundation is to move forward
the Chinese culture by promoting a harmonious
society, and to create a lifestyle based on righteousness,
truthfulness, and beauty.
Our foundation was founded in the 1980s with
the original name of "Hefeng Cultural and
Educational Foundation," which focused on
the promotion of 'Cooperative Culture' and 'Management
Culture'. We have subsidized the publication of
nearly one hundred kinds of books, which represented
our contribution to the building of cooperative
management culture in Taiwan.
The foundation was later renamed as the "New
Civilization Foundation of Culture and Education",
and under this name we have organized and co-hosted
various cultural exchange activities between both
sides of the Taiwan Straits. These included the
"Concert of Classic Music in 21st Century
in Chinese Society", "Calligraphy Exhibition
of Master Hong-Yi", and many more large scale
exhibitions and activities that generated great
public sensations. Furthermore, we have also endeavored
to contribute to the interaction between both
sides of the Taiwan Straits by taking part in
several relief actions for people in stricken
areas, and helping to build schools for children.
In order to facilitate efficient Government administration,
the Ministry of Education and the newly established
Ministry of Culture have requested all foundations
named with 'education and culture' to choose from
only one category. Consequently, our foundation
adopted the new name of 'Chinese Civilization
Education Foundation', and the Ministry of Education
now acts as our supervisor.
Our foundation has long supported the construction
of school buildings for elementary and junior
high schools all over Mainland China, while the
recent focus has been placed on the improvement
plans for the elementary schools in remote districts
in the Huang Shan area. The Chairman of our foundation
was also the honorary member of the ¡§Charity Construction
Plan" in the ¡§China Charity Committee¡¨. The
Chairman has assisted the committee by setting
up connections with Taiwan¡¦s ¡§Tzu Chi Foundation"
to initiate and conduct the construction of water
storages in northern China, which is an on-going
The foundation has also assisted the committee
by formulating education plans for children with
imprisoned parents in north-eastern China so as
to prevent discrimination against these children.
In fact, the main contributor, Mrs. Wu Ke-Liang
(wife of Minister Yan Ming-Fu) had fallen ill
from overwork on the project and is yet to return
to good health. The Chairman of our foundation
especially set up two elementary schools in her
name to honour her outstanding contribution.
The foundation is currently cooperating with
the National Art University to organize an international
seminar on Buddhism in Taiwan, which aims to protect
and promote orthodox teaching and to eradicate
cult heresies and their wrongful use of the name
Buddhism. We are also working with the Far Eastern
Culture Centre to safeguard Indian Buddhist monuments.