At 2:00 pm on November 13th, the exciting Sino-Foreign Cultural Exchange Activity began in the North Canteen. The activities were divided into two parts: stage performance and booth exhibition of cultures. Audiences on spot can learn about the cultural characteristics of each country through watching the performance.
If you want to choose a gastronome among Southeast Asian countries, the top one should goes to Vietnam. Our Vietnam friends brought to us the Vietnamese rice rolls bred with their food culture. And a Vietnamese student Ruan said: “Vietnamese rice rolls contain many popular foods such as cucumbers、vermicelli, etc. Whatever we like can be put into rice rolls, so it is not only food that matters, but also the feelings of our Vietnamese.”
In this activity, South Korean students showed us an integrated unity of Korean old and new culture. When came to their traditional folk postcards with unique ethnic features, Han Xiuzhen said: "What these postcards depict is some people in traditional Korean costumes are lying on modern sofas, using modern electric lights, which combines ancient and modern Korea without any visual shock."
Do you still believe that you can only savor top spicy-flavor food in Chongqing? In fact, Lao food is even hotter than Chongqing food for they have their own spicy sauce hotter than Chongqing's peppers. The sauce is said to be made from local spices and special gravy matching excellently with eggs. A Lao student Kang Ping told us: "Lao people are avid fans for spicy food, so Chongqing food is exactly suitable for their taste."
Myanmar has a totally different tea culture compared with China. Therefore, two distinctive types of tea are exhibited: green tea which is to be soaked in oil, and milk tea which focuses more on tea leaves. In Myanmar, a dish named tea beans salad is a mix of tea marinated with oil, cabbage, tomatoes. Duan Yingling, a Muanmar student said, the taste can be reduced to two words "sour and spicy"! As for milk tea, it is often rich in tea flavor but the taste of milk is dim.
The Thai students show their pastry culture, where the various shapes of cakes made of mung bean powder can pass for a genuine after the process of coloring. Luo Taixiang made some cakes in a shape of chili and painted them red and people think they are real chilis! To outsiders’s surprise, the cakes taste sweet and soft, which makes people who mistakenly regard it as pepper often feel amazing!
British people pay particular attention to their life, and leisure is one of characteristics of their culture. We can know that from the board games and special snacks they brought for us.
Japanese civilization and Chinese culture linked in countless ways while it maintains their own unique traditions and customs. Yukata, brought by our Japanese friends is a symbol of Japanese style. Our students are so fond of them that everyone wants to try out the Yukata and take a beautiful photo under the cherry trees.
The Cambodian folk culture is so popular that they their handicrafts are full laden charm of their culture. The Cambodia’s students bring the postcards, traditional masks, ancient Musical Instruments, precious wood carvings, textiles. All of them are so full of cultural characteristics that people cannot take them all in.
As the host, China can not be left behind. Chinese culture is profound with a long history. Chinese knots, window paper-cuttings, and various special snacks have been put on the table in the exhibition area. Some students find the WeiLong, a typical spicy snack made of flour is on the table. It draws lots of students' eyes.
The romanticism of France paints a mysterious color to French exhibition area. Flowers make the exhibition booth unique. The specific marmalade for the French baguette excites the taste and smell of students. The decoration of Eiffel Tower model evokes students’s love and yearn for the romanticism of France.
The German exhibition area is clean and forthright with its profound Germanic culture combined with Nordic civilization and many other cultures. They brought their own snacks and German beer, and a well-dressed and soft-spoken German man is also a feature of the cultural show.
Students of many countries came to China to experience our culture and learn our knowledge. They brought their characteristics and wisdom to China and make them collided and integrated with Chinese civilization. Thanks to this, students from home and abroad in SWUPL can learn from each other and broaden horizons while promoting friendship, making these young souls richer and richer.