On May 31, 37 Chinese teachers from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, France and South Korea went to Guiyang Confucius Academy to experience traditional culture, in order to learn more about the excellent traditional Chinese culture and promote the development of local Chinese education.
The activity is one of the training courses of the 12thChina-ASEAN Education Exchange Week 2019 program for native Chinese teachers from ASEAN countries to study in China. The program will provide a one-week training course on “Chinese Traditional Culture” with the theme of “Perceiving China and Knowing Guizhou” for Chinese teachers in primary and secondary schools in ASEAN and other countries from May 26 to June 2.
At the activity site, 37 Chinese teachers visited the Confucius Academy buildings with the style of Han and Tang Dynasties, walked into Yangming Hall, Confucius Exhibition Hall, Confucianism Hall and other exhibition halls, attended lectures on Chinese traditional etiquette, and experienced the elegance and fun of Han Chinese Clothing culture. Chen Yingxian, a Chinese teacher from Thailand, said: “My first experience of Han Chinese Clothing left a beautiful memory. I will bring what I have seen, heard and learned back to Thailand and bring it to my Chinese class so that more Thai students can feel the charm of traditional Chinese culture.”
In recent years, Guiyang Confucius Academy has launched traditional cultural experience activities with the themes of “tea, ritual, food, festival, clothing, books” for foreign students in colleges and universities. In cooperation with Peking University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Guizhou University, Guizhou Normal University, Guizhou Minzu University and other colleges and universities, Guiyang Confucius Academy has provided rich and colorful Chinese cultural experiential activities for more than 600 foreign students and teachers from over 20 countries, including the United States, Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Bangladesh, promoting cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries.