On March 24, 2022, Chinese Bridge Online Camp－Experiencing Intangible Cultural Heritage in Western Yunnan organized by Dehong Teachers’ College (DTC) was officially launched. President Yang Minghong of DTC delivered an online speech.
President Yang Minghong extended his cordial greetings to over 150 learners from Myanmar and gave a brief introduction to DTC. The college, geographically adjacent to South Asia and Southeast Asia, has been committed to China-Myanmar Paukphaw Friendship for decades by cooperating with some Myanmar institutions to jointly promote the teacher training of China-Myanmar basic education, international student training and cultural exchange to boost the construction of the “Belt and Road”.
With the support of Center for Language Education and Cooperation of the Ministry of Education of China, the online camp will effectively cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international Chinese education to further maintain the enthusiasm of overseas young people to learn Chinese and meet their needs for understanding Chinese language and culture. Meanwhile, the beautiful natural scenery and colourful intangible cultural heritage of Dehong Prefecture are also introduced in the program.
The Online Camp is mainly composed of two modules: Learning Chinese and Cultural Experience, among which Cultural Experience covers tunes played with Hulusi, a cucurbit flute－a traditional musical instrument of the Dai ethnic group, Dai paper-cut, Chinese calligraphy and painting, Munao Zongge, an annual carnival of the Jingpo ethnic group, Dai opera, brocade of ethnic minorities in western Yunnan, online tour of Dehong Prefecture Museum and Dehong Prefecture Cultural Center.
The online camp provides video courses, online tours, experiencing and exchanging activities, etc., combining learning and entertainment, so as to deepen Myanmar learners’ understanding of traditional Chinese culture and improve their ability to apply Chinese.
By Gao Sheng Photo by Yang Shutao Ed.by Yu Shanshan Trans.by Li Dongzhu