Written by Zhang Haonan, GaoShiyao& Wang Hui
On the afternoon of September 28, a series of activities entitled “Korean Cultural Celebration Day in2018” co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chengdu, Sejong School of Sichuan Normal University and Korean School of Speech Research and Education of Yonsei University were held in Shizishan Campus of our university. Zhang Tihe, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Chengdu, Wang Mingyi, President of Sichuan Normal University, and Kim Cheng-lian, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Chengdu attended relevant activities. This event is composed of the 27th Foreign Korean Writing Competition and the Korean Cultural Experience Show.
Prior to the start of the activity, President Wang Mingyi met with Consul General Zhang Tihe and his delegation in the meeting room on the fifth floor of District A of the Seventh Teaching Building. Zhang Haidong, Vice-President; Tang Wenzhong, Directorof UniversityOffice; Huang Guiping,Deputy-Director of Foreign Affairs, Yang Yingyu, Dean of the College of International Education, and others attended the meeting. Wang Mingyi first welcomed Zhang Tihe and his delegation, and briefly introduced the basic situation of Sichuan Normal University. He said that South Korea and Sichuan Normal University have a good cooperative relationship. With the help of Confucius Institute and Sejong School, teachers and students in our university have a comprehensive understanding of South Korea’s politics, economy and culture. Not long ago, Sichuan Normal University, Yonsei University of Korea and Karachi University of Pakistan jointly held the celebration of the fifth anniversary of Confucius Institute, and exchanged well on the topic of “University Mission and Responsibility in Building a Community of Human Destiny”. Through the Korean Culture Day, he hoped to enhance the understanding of Korean culture between teachers and students in our university. China and Korea could strengthen cooperation and make contributions in teacher training and academic research.
President Wang Mingyi (left) and Consul General Zhang Tihe(right)
Zhang Tiheaffirmed the importance of organizing the Korean Cultural Day and thanked Sichuan Normal University for its help. He believed that the educational model of South Korea and Sichuan Province was similar, and hoped to strengthen mutual learning through this activity. He also hoped to continue to promote exchanges between universities and local enterprises in South Korea and Sichuan Province. Finally, he sincerely invited our university to visit and exchange with the consulate, and hoped to have more opportunities to participate in similar cultural activities in our university.
Subsequently, guests and hosts came to 105 conference room of the Seventh Teaching Building to participate in theKorean Writing Competitionof Korean Culture Day in 2018. The competition opened with Korean traditional peace dance. In the elegant and graceful dancing of the actors, the guests deeply felt the charm of Korean traditional culture.
Opening Address by Consul General Zhang Tiqi
Zhang Tihe delivered an opening speech. He said that Sichuan Normal University has made great contributions to this work since it established and operated Sejong School with Yonsei University in 2016. He said that as Consul General, he was gratified to see the attention paid to South Korean and Korean in Sichuan Province. He pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1992, the two countries have exchanged and cooperated in political, economic, social and cultural fields. At present, more than 700 Korean enterprises have been established in the southwest of Sichuan and Chongqing. He hoped to further deepen the exchanges between the two countries by co-hosting the Korean Cultural Day and provide more opportunities for teachers and students who are learning Korean. He hoped that the students would feel Korea closely in the process of participation, strengthen their Korean learning ability, and become excellent talents who contribute to the development of the relationship between China and Korea. Finally, he wished all the students to exert their accumulated Korean ability and achieve good results. He also hoped that today's activities would become a happy festival feast.
Wang Mingyi came to the stage to unveil the title of poetry and prose in the Korean Writing Contest, and expressed his encouragement and hope to the students participating in the contest.
Address by President Wang Mingyi
After the opening ceremony, Wang Mingyi and Zhang Tiehe visited the “Korean Cultural Experience Exhibition” site built in the Eco-Plaza. The scene atmosphere was relaxed and lively.And various Korean cultural experience activities attracted the eyes of teachers and students, and Korean cuisine conquered everyone's taste buds.
It is reported that this event is co-sponsored by Korea Tourism Development Bureau, Korea Agricultural and Aquatic Food Circulation Commune and Sichuan Sanliji Import and Export Trading Co., Ltd.
Korean Cultural Experience Exhibition