Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Shanghai Disney Resort rings in 'happiness tourism' for scores of visitors

China Daily 15 Jun 2024
The report, put together by the China Tourism Academy (Data Center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism), says Shanghai Disneyland welcomed over 13 million visitors in less than one year leading up to Dec 20, 2023 — an all-time high since its opening nearly eight years ago....
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Xinhua Headlines: Heatwaves scorch north China, igniting cooling economy

China.dot.org 14 Jun 2024
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Chinese cities speed up low-altitude economy, a new force driving development

People Daily 12 Jun 2024
Wang Peng, a research fellow at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Tuesday that the drone and low-altitude tourism industries are important areas for the development of the low-altitude economy....
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Xinhua Headlines: Burgeoning cross-border tourism shows China's vitality in opening-up

China.dot.org 11 Jun 2024
This optimism is fueled by the marked improvements in tourism infrastructure and supportive amenities now in place ... "Exploring ways of cross-border tourism cooperation in border areas not only contributes to the development of the economy but also sets an innovative example for China's tourism," said Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy....
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Burgeoning cross-border tourism shows China's vitality in opening-up

People Daily 11 Jun 2024
This optimism is fueled by the marked improvements in tourism infrastructure and supportive amenities now in place ... "Exploring ways of cross-border tourism cooperation in border areas not only contributes to the development of the economy but also sets an innovative example for China's tourism," said Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy....
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Fuzhou protects ancient architecture to boost local tourism

Xinhua 09 Jun 2024
For their parts, these sites also serve as tourist attractions and help boost local tourism sector ... For their parts, these sites also serve as tourist attractions and help boost local tourism sector ... For their parts, these sites also serve as tourist attractions and help boost local tourism sector....
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Experts discuss Great Wall protection at 2024 Badaling Cultural Forum

China.dot.org 09 Jun 2024
[Photo provided to China.org.cn] ... Over 150 experts, scholars, and officials from various institutions attended the forum, including the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, China Academy of Cultural Heritage, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Beijing Municipal Cultural Heritage Bureau, and the Yanqing government ... ....
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China’s travel surge continues as Dragon Boat Festival expected to further stimulate domestic consumption

People Daily 07 Jun 2024
"The improvement of people's living standards and the upgrading of their consumption habits have greatly propelled tourism growth," Li Chang'an, a professor from the Academy of China Open Economy Studies of the University of International Business and Economics, told the Global Times on Thursday....
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Over 270 trainees graduate in Guinness Ghana’s learning for life programme

Business Ghana 07 Jun 2024
Over 58% of the graduating class were women who joined the fully funded training programme organised in conjunction with the Youth Employment Agency, Ghana Tourism Authority, and the Diageo Bar Academy....
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Chinese outbound travel bookings surge as holiday nears, injecting strong confidence, momentum into world tourism market

People Daily 06 Jun 2024
... world tourism market ... What's more, these countries generally have friendly relations with China, creating a harmonious atmosphere for people-to-people exchanges," Zhang Lingyun, a member of the academic committee of the China Tourism Academy, told the Global Times on Wednesday....
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Happy campers helping stimulate economic growth

China Daily 05 Jun 2024
"The camping industry in China has entered a stage of rapid growth, which can help meet the increasingly personalized and diversified leisure needs of the public," said Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy ... of development for China's smart and green tourism, Dai added....
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