Northwestern Polytechnical University has elaborately planned and organized the first phase of the Chinese culture immersion international studies program. Seventeen students from the University of Victoria in Canada participated in the 38-day study as a first-time student. During the study period from May 1 to June 8, students attended immersive projects such as Chinese language learning, Chinese culture lectures, art workshops, museum tours, and cultural experience of Chang'an
As the main thread implicated in the millennium culture, the ancient Chinese art context carries the essence of Chinese literati's self-cultivation personality model and literary and artistic creation. The Art Education Center of Northwestern Polytechnical University has elaborately planned and organized the first phase of the Chinese culture immersion international studies program closely links to the context of Chinese art and combines the historic sites and geographical features of the ancient city -- Xi'an to create the first Chinese cultural immersion international studies program for teachers and students of the University of Victoria in Canada. The entire course not only has Chinese language courses, but also emphasizes the immersive experiences. The courses cover the Chinese Four Arts including music, chess, calligraphy and painting, Shaanxi Opera, Beijing Opera, and watching Chinese traditional instruments. They visited the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Museum, the Hanyangling Museum, Shaanxi History Museum, and also Chinese paper cutting and other colorful immersive learning practices.
The program is specifically interspersed in museum studies with small classes about the Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tang dynasties and cultural and experimental activities of the Han and Tang dynasties. When carrying out the Han culture experience at the Hanyangling Museum, the student Lynelle said: “wearing Han makeup and clothes is like crossing into the Han Dynasty in China. This dress made me having a very magical feeling. I now seem to be a lady from Han Dynasty. This is a very interesting experience!
During the program, Canadian students are interviewed by news media such as Shaanxi TV Station and Shaanxi Media Network expressing their love of Chinese culture.
(Examined by: Sun Yu)
(Translated by: Zhao Chaoyue)