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Africa-China Cultural Exchange Week
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-11-15

    On the morning of November 11, the 2019 Jinhua China-Africa Cultural Cooperation and Exchange Week Forum on China-Africa Economic and Trade Relations opened. This activity was co-sponsored by the Jinhua Municipal Government and Zhejiang Normal University (ZNU).

    Nearly 1000 people from 25 African countries, Canada, and China—including government officials, ambassadors to China, representatives of businesses and business associations, procurement officials of UN agencies, and domestic experts on African studies—gathered together in ...


China-Africa Night Carnival takes place in Jinhua
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-11-11

2019 Jinhua China-Africa Cultural Cooperation and Exchange Week & Forum on China-Africa Economic and Trade Relations

    On the evening of November 10th, the large event, “China-Africa Night Carnival”, took place in the downtown of Jinhua City. The Carnival introduced African culture through music, dancing, food, and art. On the stage, there were songs and dances, including “China-Africa forever friendship”, “Studying in Jinhua”, and “Voice of Africa”. ...


Global Vision and Dialogue on Chinese Literature
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-10-27

Chinese literature has been becoming an essential part of world literature. Within the complexity of the multicultural world society, Chinese literature has resolutely developed itself. How are the renowned masters of Chinese literature, such as Ba Jin, Shen Congwen, Mo Yan, Yu Hua, and Jia Pingwa, different from the past when seen from a global perspective?

On the occasion of the 26th session of the Shanghai Observer's Reading Conference and the release of a new book in the series Reading Companion to Chinese Literature (全球视野下的中国文学 Quanqiu Shiyexia de Zhongguo Wenxue), published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, invitees ...


Wong Tai Sin: From Shepherd to a Cultural Ambassador
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-09-13

The legend of Wong Tai Sin (aka Huang Daxian in Mandarin) has been circulated since Jin Dynasty (266-420) and has a history of more than 1,600 years. The folk literature, poetry and calligraphy, and local customs about Wong, all these intangible cultural heritages, are collectively referred to as the “Wong Tai Sin culture.”

In June 2007, Jinhua’s “Huang Daxian Legend” was listed in Zhejiang Intangible Cultural Heritage. In June 2008, it was also listed in the second batch of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The earliest biography of Wong was from Ge Hong (284-364) in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Ge, from Danyang Jurong (now Zhenjiang in Jiangsu ...


Bright Future for Jinhua Homestay
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-09-09

From August 10-24, the 8th session of the Jinhua Homestay project was held at Jinhua Mountain, attracting 38 international students from 13 countries to experience traditional Chinese culture.

The 15-day event built a platform for communication between Chinese and international youth. The program allows Jinhua to display its contributions to the world, while also enabling international students to experience the charm of Jinhua and deepen their understanding of Jinhua's economy and culture.

On the morning of August 23, a special exhibition was held in Lutian Village, featuring documentaries and photographs taken by participants to show ...