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“2017 Mid-Autumn Get-Together” for International Students

  • 2017.10.11
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Over 50 international students joined local classmates to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with university management, including the President, Professor Xu Yangsheng, the Associate Vice-President for Global Affairs, Professor Jesús Seade, and the Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs, Professor Li Xia.

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This festival is one of the most important in Chinese culture. ?It occurs in late September or early October in accordance with the lunar calendar. ?Historically it was a celebration of the harvest timed to coincide with the full moon. ?Today the Festival tends to reunite friends and relatives and features the gift of mooncakes.

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Zheng Jiahao, a student buddy for foreign students, opened the event with an introduction to the Mid-Autumn Festival’s origin and the evolution. Accompanied by traditional Chinese ritual music and dressed in Han Chinese Clothing, students from the Han Society staged a time-honored moon dance ritual, vividly expressing the culture of mid-autumn.

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The Calligraphy Club, Jinhui Club and Han Society also organized several activities to help international students better understand traditional Chinese culture, including calligraphy, lantern making, and dressing in Hanfu.