1. Academic Style
In the late years of Confucius, he devoted himself to abridging and revising the Book of Odes, the Book of Records, formulating decorum and music, and editing the Book of Change. He gave lectures to his disciples in a place which was later developed into the Zhusi Academy. The ancient Chinese Academy was the location where the Confucian scholars pursued learning and improved themselves. The Nishan Danyu Academy or Nishan Academy, located in Nishan has a history of 670 years. The Nishan Shengyuan Academy, located to the east of mountain Ni, is initiated by renowned scholars and social elites from home and abroad and is a cultural entity which inherits the Chinese culture and engages in academic studies, exchange and training. The venue of Nishan Forum, Nishan Shengyuan academy, is both the historical continuity of ancient Chinese academy culture and the ideal platform for cultural exchanges between the East and the West.
2. Natural Charm and Rhythm
Nishan, the birthplace of Confucius, has not changed much over the past 2500 years in term of its landscape and natural ecological environment. As the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies and sessions, Nishan offers an ideal ecological environment that reflects harmony between man and nature.
3. Heritage Context and Setting
The cultural relics under the protection of the state, province or the municipality are scattered throughout Nishan. As a place with rich cultural heritage, Nishan offers both natural and cultural heritages, including ancient village communities, history legends, folk tales and sagas. To choose Nishan as the forum venue is to take advantage of its unique spiritual and cultural position and its rich cultural heritage, laying a solid cultural foundation for the forum on world civilizations.