22nd International Culture Week Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, November 3 – The Opening Ceremony of Sias University's 22nd International Culture Week was held on the 2nd of November at Sias' Italian Square. The Founder and Chairman of the Board of Sias, Dr. Shawn Chen, Sias Party Secretary, Ma Jiansheng, Executive President, Wang Jialin, and Deputy Party Secretary, Li Huafeng, attended the ceremony. The Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), Yue Junliang, presided over the ceremony.

 

Wang Jialin welcomed the leaders and guests and thanked the teachers and students who were scheduled to participate in performances and cultural activities. He said that international cooperation was very important, particularly with the Coronavirus pandemic, to drive social progress. He said that Sias' tradition of the International Culture Week was a testament to the university's commitment to international cooperation and internationalization. He said that he hoped that students would learn about different cultures from around the world.

 

After this, Dr. Shawn Chen and Ma Jiansheng official opened Sias' 22nd International Culture Week.

 

Among the cultural activities on the first day, teachers and students were able to watch a variety of examples of Chinese folk culture and art, portrait painting, calligraphy, gourd pyrography, and a traditional raree show (la yang pian). Traditional snacks and handicrafts were also on sale at Sias' Italian Square.

 

The International Culture Week will be held for 6 days, from the 2nd to the 7th of November, and will include designated days for celebrating the cultures from different regions of the world - China Day, Asia Day, Latin America & Africa Day, North America & Australia Day, and Europe Day. During the International Culture Week, Sias will also host basketball matches, a non-native language singing competition, concerts, the finals of the English Reading Contest, and lectures by experts and scholars from across China.


The Opening Ceremony of Sias University's 22nd International Culture Week

Sias leaders at the Opening Ceremony

Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), Yue Junliang

Executive President, Wang Jialin

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Sias, Dr. Shawn Chen

Lion Dance

Lion Dance

Lion Dance

Coming-of-Age Ceremony

Coming-of-Age Ceremony

Chinese painting and calligraphy

Chinese painting and calligraphy

Tea Ceremony

Traditional Culture display

Students at the Chinese Folk Culture exhibition

Raree Show

China Day

China Day

China Day

China Day

China Day

Wushu performance

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