The emblem on our ex libris shows a belvedere of the Eastern Han period, as it figures on a stone relief of that same period. In the gate of the belvedere stands a scholar welcoming all visitors with a cup of wine.
     The text in the surrounding circle says:

                   The kings of yore
                   examined the regions
                   observed the peoples,
                   in order to establish their teaching.

This is a phrase from the The Book of Changes in the section concerning  hexagram 40:  guan,  meaning here not only  “belvedere,” but also: “to observe”. The idea is that, at this particular conjunction in history, we should take into account the situation of  the all different parts of the world and the traditions of all its peoples in order to establish an educational system that may benefit everybody.  


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