On 8th October 2017, Kong Zi Institute University of Malaya in collaboration with Faculty of General Studies and Advanced Education of University Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza), organized the 3rd International Seminar on the Modernization of Islam in China in UniSZA, Kuala Terengganu. The theme of the seminar is about the modernization of thinking and philosophy that has taken place in modern China.
Mr. Chen Zhong, the Chinese Director of KongZi Institute UM summarized the development history of the Islamic Seminar and noted that true religious faith encourages people being virtuous and love each other, and against prejudice and parochialism.
Bukit Rakit State Legislative Assemblies of Malaysia, YB Haji Bazlan bin Haji Abd Rahman presented the key-note speech. He summarized the development history of China-Malaysia relations, believed that this seminar will enhance the mutual understanding between the two countries and strengthened the friendship between the peoples of the two countries.
The scholars and experts discussed the development of modernization of Islam in China from different perspectives, especially on the cultivation of religious talents, the theoretical construction of Islamic modernization, the impact of western modernization on the religion’s development in China and the enlightenment from Chinese ancient religion.