Date: Nov. 30, 2021
Source: College of Liberal Arts
Author: Jia Huiling, Zhu Xiao
JNU's College of Liberal Arts held its first National Culture Festival on Nov. 26. Co-sponsored by the Collaborative Innovation Center for Inheritance and Communication of Chinese Culture in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Overseas, the event aimed to promote interaction, exchange and integration among students of various ethnic groups; enhance their cultural confidence; and better pass on and promote the Chinese traditional culture.
(Uyghur dance performance)
(Overseas Chinese students reciting poetry)
With the theme Showing Ethnicity and Promoting Chinese Culture, more than 100 students from various ethnic groups, including Han, Uyghur, Tibetan, Dai, Yi, Mongolian, Hui and Miao, participated. After the preliminary screening, 12 teams entered the final.
The first highlight of the event was the knowledge quiz. Questions included ethnic literature, art, language, policy, customs and intangible cultural heritage. The questions were divided into two types of questions: required and quick-answer.
Based on their research, students introduced audiences to Miao totem worship; the Zhuang Song Festival(also known as San Yue San (Third Month's Third), celebrated on the third day of the third lunar month in the traditional Chinese calendar; the history of Tibetan costume development; Alpine folk songs; Mongolian Khoomei or Hooliin Chor, a singing style of throat singing; Uyghur wedding customs, and other folklore. Dressed in ethnic costumes, the students performed singing, dancing, recitation and drama from various cultural traditions..
The College of Liberal Arts has 100 minority students, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Mongolians, Buyi, Koreans, Daur, Dai, Dongxiang, Dong, Kazak, Hui, Manchu, Gelao, Naxi, She, Yi, Zhuang, Shui, Miao, Li, Tujia, Yao and Jingpo.
Wei Xia, secretary of the college's Party Committees, said this activity had set up a platform for students of different grades, majors and nationalities to communicate, effectively promoting the understanding and integration of all ethnic groups.
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