Eurasia University’s motto, Hé ér Bǜ Tóng or Pluralitas in unitatem (means harmony in diversity), comes from the spirit of compatibility. We accept and respect ‘being different’, seeking neutral on the basis of it. We value harmony without repeat and diversity without conflicts. We deem that harmony(Hé) means mutualism and diversity(Bù Tóng) means complement. The idea origins from The Analects of Confucius, in which it wrote ‘the gentleman aims at harmony, but not at uniformity. The mean man aims at uniformity, but not at harmony’. Guo Yu Zheng Yu developed the concepts of ‘harmony’ and distinguished it from ‘uniformity’. It said that harmony generates everything while uniformity would not last forever. In ancient China, ‘harmony in diversity’ is the vital principle dealing with different cultures and academic schools of thought. Meanwhile, it is also the power, approach and basic rule to advance the academics. Hé means unity and harmony, which is abstract and internal; Bù Tóng is concrete and external. Only if we allow diversity can we realize harmony.
Pluralitas in unitatem is the Latin version of ‘harmony in diversity’. In English, the word ‘university’ evolved from the Latin word ‘universitas’, sharing the same origin with ‘unitas’. The word ‘university’ contains the meaning of ‘whole’, ‘harmony’, ‘universe’, and ‘world’, etc.