Prof. REN Jiyu's Farewell Service was held in Beijing yesterday morning. Prime Minister WEN Jiabao and other government officials attended the service.
There were about 3000 participants, including 600 staff of National Library of China.
REN Jiyu was Director of National Library of China (1987-2005) and Honorary Director of National Library of China (2005-2009). He is a notable scholar in Chinese philosophy, especially in Buddhist research.