September 27th is global “Confucius Institute Day”. SCUN organized a series of activities, including essay writing competition on the theme of “Confucius Institutes on Silk Road” and a week-long broadcast exhibition of Chinese films, to celebrate it. On September 27th, the closing ceremony of Chinese films broadcast exhibition week was held at the conference room of International Education College.
Professor Yang Haijian, vice dean of International Education College of SCUN, made an opening speech and introduced to the students of the life of Confucius, the development of Confucius Institute and the meaning of celebrating Confucius Institute Day. Then, the international students and members of SCUN’s Study Abroad Association put on stage a wonderful performance of dances and songs.
“A Hero Never Dies” sang by Sudan student Abdoallah, “If Life's Going Without You” sang by Kazakhstan student Diliya, and “In Spring” sang by Ukraine student Nastia and her Chinese friends cheered up the audience. A classic Chinese song “The Moon Represents My Heart” sang by Kazakhstan student Ainu aroused a singing-together. The Study Abroad Association members also presented great programs. A Kazakhstan dance named “Harajorha” performed by Kazakhstan student Munira immediately drew the attention of the audience. Other Kazakhstan students couldn’t hold back their excitement and joined the dance.
Later, International Education College broadcast the epic film “Confucius”. After the film, the international students, Chinese teachers, and Chinese students sat together and shared their impressions of the film with each other. They thought that the Chinese film broadcast exhibition week has been a very meaningful event to them. And they hoped that International Education College could organize more activities of this kind and offer them a platform to know more about China’s history and culture.
It is learned that 6 Chinese films, including “A Bite of China”, “Born in China”, “Go Away, Mr. Tumor”, “Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy”, “Monster Hunt”, “Confucius”, were broadcast by International Education College from September 22nd to 27th. The theme of those films covered Chinese food, Chinese fantasy, Chinese nature, Chinese history and Chinese spirit. The special choice of broadcasting films fully took into consideration of their cultural connotation and the acceptance level of international students.