On October 11 and 12, the First International Symposium on Chinese Language Resources took place at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). The symposium was co-hosted by Kanazawa University and BLCU, and at the opening ceremony, Professor Rei Iwata read the congratulatory address by President Koetsu Yamazaki as his proxy, following the opening address by Professor Li Yuming, CPC Secretary of BLCU. The theme of the symposium included the philosophy, method, and technique of language resource survey and research, as well as protection and maintenance of the Chinese dialect culture. Following Professor Li’s keynote lecture, 40 papers on recording, protection and preservation of Chinese dialects were presented. Also, on October 10, prior to the symposium, Professor Iwata paid a courtesy visit to President Cui Xiliang of BLCU, and hand-delivered the letter from President Yamazaki.