Following the visit of the international students to these rooms, the beautiful folk music performance was quietly prepared and ready to start. The melodious tune of Er Hu, a Chinese traditional musical instrument or referred as Chinese two-sting fiddle, played by student Jie Cao, was first heard and followed by the tune of Gu Zheng played by student Yutong Chen, and then tune of Pipa played by student Shushen Shen. Yu Zhang, Jie Cao, Yudan Chen, and Shushen Shen then started the Instrumental ensemble entitled “A Laughter at Sea”, sending out different notes for different tunes from different musical instruments, converging to form the perfect fascinating music movement.
After the appreciation of the Chinese musical instrument performance, the international students, under the guidance of their follow Chinese students, started to experience PiPa playing, Chinese calligraphy and painting, Paper Cutting and others. They played the Pipa for the melody of “Little Stars”, and made beautiful paper cutting for windows. They also tried to write out their own names in Chinese with Chinese ink brush. An international student had a special liking for Chinese Ink Brush the national treasure and drew with it a painting of a lovely panda.
In the Tea Art Room, two participating Chinese students in Chinese traditional costumes started to serve the international students. Their graceful ceremonial movements and gestures attracted a lot of attention of international students who quietly imitated these two students with great interest.Outside the room, some international students played a Chinese traditional game of Iron Ring Rolling.Everyone was deeply indulged in the activity and the entire campus was brimming with their laughers.
The teachers from Office of International Exchange & Cooperation indicated that Chinese traditional cultural experience activity had always been welcomed by international students, and this year is even more so.They believe that the experience of musical instrument, folk art and game could be more ornamental and practical.The Sanda students from Jiashan Guangbiao College also made a lot of new international friends through this cultural activity.