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The Fifteenth “Lushan Cup” Debate Competition Was Held Successfully

2017-09-15 15:08:49

At 7:00 pm on May 26, the final of the fifteenth “Lushan Cup” Debate Competition with the theme of “Excellent, Diligence and Civilization” was held in the moot court of Teaching Building 3. The debate teams from School of Mathematics and Statistics and School of Foreign Languages engaged in a heated debate on the topic that “In the modern society, whether the construction of civilization should be focused on regularizing behaviors or on raising awareness”. Finally, School of Mathematics and Statistics won the champion; over 200 teachers and students watched this exciting final.

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Liu Yizheng, a member of Speech and Eloquence Association of Hunan Province, a member of Youth League Committee of Hunan University and a instructor of the debate team of Hunan University, was invited as an external judge of the final. The internal judges were Liu Niansheng, director of Education Committee of Concerning about the Younger Generation of our university, executive deputy director of the campus environment inspectorate and the former chairman of the Labor Union of our university, Jiang Zhengfu, executive deputy director of Education Committee of Concerning about the Younger Generation of our university, executive deputy director of the campus environment inspectorate and former secretary of the Party General Branch of the Beijin College, Gao Yixing, a member of the campus environment inspectorate and the former secretary of Committee for Discipline Inspection of our university, Zeng Jing, deputy Secretary of Youth League Committee of our university.

The competition was divided into four parts, argument, debate for double, free debate and the conclusion debate, which were linked with one another; every part was vigorous and intense and the whole competition lasted one hour. Debaters of both sides were confident and had high aspirations; they had a verbal battle with each other, which was intense but with grace, serious but with humor; the passionate debate brought the audience a fantastic audio-visual feast. Debaters of both sides, respectively from the perspective of self-awareness and behavior deeply analyzed their impacts on the construction of civilization; the reasoned argument and refutation brought the audience a brainstorm. Eventually, School of Mathematics and Statistics won the champion with the total average score of 85. 4 while School of Foreign Languages won the second place; the debater Wang Jia from School of Foreign Languages won the honorary title of Best Debater.

After the final, Mr. Liu Yizheng commented on it and made a summary; he pointed out that the debate should focus on argument rather than dispute. He thought that the most important thing of the debate was to bring the audience profound thoughts and to find the key problem from the debate so as to find the solution to the problem. The construction of civilization was inseparable from the improvement of cognition and the norms of behavior. We should combine them with each other, and truly achieve the unity of knowledge and practice.

The Fifteenth “Lushan Cup” Debate Competition opened on April 16; the debate topics were “whether civilized etiquette focuses on internal cultivation or external constrain”, “whether the improvement of civilization accomplishment mainly depends on nice education or on the rule of law”, “whether the construction of civilized campus focuses on collective guidance or personal involvement”, “whether study should take the achievement of social values or the achievement of self-values as the first purpose” and so on; the preliminary contest, repechage, intermediary contest, semi-finals and final between 13 schools of our university with a total 17 contests were held successively. The debate competition not only improved the debating skills and teamwork ability of debaters, promoted contacts and exchanges between schools in our university, reveals the spirits of various schools but also stirs a trend of civilization and a trend of debate in our university. The civilized journey begins with the practice; let the civilization become our habit and encourage the students in Hunan University of Commerce to make their own contributions to the construction of civilization.

The elegance and talent have been on the move for 15 years and the spirit has been inherited for 15 years. The successive students on the stage debated with ease and fluency; the thirteen schools participated in the competition widely; the battle of ideas and the collision of wisdom made the trees of thoughts and flowers of civilization burst into boom at the foot of the Yuelu Mountain. (Zhong Xiaokang & Zhongyi)


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