1, Conference site
The conference will be held in Zhengzhou University (New Campus).
Address: No.100, Science Avenue, High-tech District, Zhengzhou, China, 450001
Zhengzhou University (ZZU in short) is a national “211 Project” key university, supported by “The Midwest Universities Comprehensive Strength Promotion Project” and co-sponsored by the Henan Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education. It was established in 1956, and developed into a comprehensive university with efforts of generations, especially through the merger of three universities: Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou University of Technology and Henan Medical University in 2000.
ZZU now includes four campuses, namely, New Campus, South Campus, Technological Institute and Medical School, occupying an area of 1070 acres (6493 mu), of which the New Campus (located in New High-tech Zone) comprises 799 acres (4845 mu). The library has a storage of 5300 thousand books. Various research institutes are set up including 169 research centers. ZZU has rich teaching resources and scientific research conditions, active academic atmosphere, extensive exchanges with foreign countries. For more details, please visit at http://english.zzu.edu.cn/.
All participants will be recommended to live in Zhengzhou Glory Hotel (郑州光华大酒店)
Address: No.68, Ruida Road, High-tech District, Zhengzhou, China （高新区瑞达路68号）
|Xinzheng Airport||40.0 km|
|Zhengzhou Railway Station||13.7 km|
|Zhengzhou East Railway Station||23.5 km|
Note: Organization Committee of GCMM2016 will arrange shuttle bus for taking participants to conference site on conference day.
3, Introduction to Henan Province
Zhengzhou is the provincial capital of Henan province. There are many tourist attractions in Henan, such as Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes and Millennium City Park.
Shaolin Temple were built in 495 during the Northern Wei Dynasty. It is situated in the beautiful Songshan Mountain, southwest of Zhengzhou. According to the "History of Ancient China", published by People's Education Press in 2005, Shaolin Temple is probably the most famous temple in China because of its long history and its role in Chinese Buddhism, and it is known as “The home of Kongfu and the Holy land of Buddhism”.
Longmen Grottoes is located at the foot of Yique Mountain, 12km south of Luoyang City proper, where Yi River traverses northward between two mountain peaks which are just like a pair of Chinese gate towers. Indeed, Yique, the name of the mountain, actually means "gate of Yi River" in Chinese, and Emperor Yang of Sui Dynasty, when enjoying the beauty here, exclaimed with admiration, "Isn't this the Dragon Gate!" and that is the origin of the name: Longmen，the “dragon gate” in Chinese.
The rocks of the mountain are hard and tough, quite ideal for stone sculpture, and Longmen Grottoes are the third cluster of cave temples commissioned by the imperial court, after Dunhuang Grottoes in Gansu and Yungang Grottoes in Datong of Shanxi. The carving began in North Wei dynasty, and went on through East and West Wei Dynasties, then the dynasties of North, North Zhou, Sui, Tang, and the Five Dynasties Period, lasting for over 400 years. During this long period, the full scale and efficient carvings account to about 150 years.
Longmen Grottoes is truly a large museum of stone sculpture. Both an artistic expression of Buddhist culture and a reflection of the politics, economy, and social culture of the time, the caves have pre- served for today a huge wealth of physical data of religion, fine art, architecture, calligraphy, music, costume, and medicine.
Millennium City Park
Millennium City Park is a Song Dynasty historical and cultural theme park, located in Kaifeng City, one of the eight ancient capitals in China. It covers an area of 600 mu (about 98 acres), and the construction area is more than 30,000 square meters (about 7.4 acres). The built area consists of several architectural complexes which are reproduced in accordance with the proportion of 1:1 based on the famous twelfth century painting by Zhang Zeduan of “The Qingming Festival by the Riverside”.