The Practice of Traditional Etiquette in Modern China: A Case Study of the First Writing Ceremony


Ruxue  Jin (Wuhan University)

In recent years, the revival of traditional etiquette has become more and more popular in China. The first writing ceremony derives from traditional culture and contains the innovation of modern people. The first writing ceremony is a traditional ritual through which children can establish a connection with studying. It is usually held in September for first-graders at school. The revival of the ceremony is a response to the traditional cultural crisis. The inner motivation of the ceremony’s revival is the inner vitality of traditional etiquette. The external motivation is the country to revive Chinese traditional culture and give children moral education.

Part of 21-04 Intersections of Knowledge and Belief, Speaking and Writing, Tuesday, October 19, 9:30 am–11:00 am