The Nishan Forum was initiated by Dr. Xu Jialu, Vice Chairman of the Ninth and Tenth NPC Standing Committee. In the three-year's preparation, the Forum received supports from both home and abroad.
Confucianism, founded by Confucius, disseminated and enhanced by Mencius and their followers, is considered as an important part of traditional Chinese culture and an essential force for the involvement in dialogues of world civilization. To conduct the world dialogues of civilizations in Nishan, birthplace of Confucius, is an important event to fulfill China's solemn commitment to dialogues of world civilizations initiated by the United Nations, leverage the Chinese culture represented by Confucianism in the development of world civilizations, enhance mutual understanding, exchanges and cooperation among world civilizations and promote peace and development of mankind.
Adhering to the idea of "creating your own beauty, discovering others’ merits, sharing with each other for a harmonious world", the Nishan Forum is facing the world and the future to carry out interactions and exchanges among civilizations, safeguard cultural diversity, promote mutual understanding, respect, harmony and development of culture among different peoples and make due contributions to build a harmonious society and world.