How do knowledge and experience inform our lives? By what inner rules of life do they transform it into a form of flourishing and come to be revised? REVIVAL asks these questions of us. An initiative of non-profit, government-affiliated, and academic institutions, as well as individuals, REVIVAL is dedicated to the renewal of the ecology of community and cultural and spiritual revitalization of the people.
REVIVAL is also an artistic and cultural return to Hongmeng, our origin. We return by way of time and space, narratives, and language, attentive to these means, and, launched from an expectant and open desire, arrive once more at a meeting of the minds. We return, crossing disciplines and professions, to that which is impossible to return. We return to practice an art and a literature that motivate, suited to our locales and perplexing our logic.
Four Academic Values：
Fate of History, Demands from Nature, Response of Humanity, Logic of Knowledge
Empathic and Voluntary, Symbiotic and Autonomous, Harmonious and Diverse
REVIVAL is an initiative based on fellow feeling—built by those with common interests who chose to come together, doing so in deep sympathy—which intimates, as light that radiates and dust that diffuses to permeate a field of space in time, the spirit of the times of a community.
REVIVAL is an initiative to live and let live. It asks us to see our shared needs as the foundation for flourishing and to connect, so as to break down unnecessary barriers. It invites us to reassess whether established patterns of thought and reasoning still benefit people.
REVIVAL is an initiative to be together freely. If as children who mass sand to mold towers, diverse people associate, all intent on valuing life, they will be mindful to harmonize their deliberations so as to harmonize their practices.
To sense empathy in ourselves is to witness our common human yearnings. To build a life together, yet do so as autonomous, self-determining beings, is to understand that common yearnings lead to a common vision. To be together in each other‘s presence, and free, is to be reminded that those who share a common vision may yet flourish together.