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
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.