With the name "Chu Văn An - Upper Wall Son Dau", the show wants to pay homage to teacher Chu Văn An through comparison to Thai Son Mountain and the Greater Bear constellation of Quoc Tu Giam School.
Organised by the Centre for Cultural and Scientific Activities of Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature), the exhibition showcases typical documents, objects, pictures, and drawings, with two main contents: introducing the person, personality, and educational career of the cultural celebrity Chu Văn An; and introducing Quoc Tu Giam, activities to honour the teacher Chu Văn An and the study and promotion of teacher Chu Văn An’s spirit.
Coming to the show, visitors have an opportunity to more understand about Thanh Tri land - home of teacher Chu Văn An; Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature) - where he worked as a Tu nghiep (Rector); Chi Linh - a hidden residence; as well as the life and career of the cultural celebrity of Chu Văn An.
The exhibition will run until the end of 2020.
Chu Văn An (1292 - 1370) is considered a brilliant teacher of Vietnam, who devoted his life to the humanistic education philosophy of regardless of his students’ wealth, teaching that learning goes hand in hand with practice and lifelong learning contributes to society.
His thoughts not only affected many generations of Vietnamese but also contributed to the development of humanistic values in the region. His educational perspective has progressive values, close to the modern values that UNESCO summarised as “learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to be humans”.