Zhuhai Historical and Cultural Study Group: Love the Country, Love Macao·Pass the Flame
On December 8, 2023, the second Festival of Chinese Culture series “Love the Country, Love Macao · Pass the Flame” Zhuhai Historical and Cultural Study Tour was successfully launched. The event was hosted by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC), UM. The group consisted of 15 undergraduates, postgraduates and Chinese cultural promotion ambassadors from the UM, led by Prof. YEUNG Siu Kwai, Director of Editorial and Publication Division and Dr. LAO Keng Chong, Master’s Program Instructor of CCHC. The tour aims to better enable Macao teachers and students to enter the mainland China, experience the profound national culture, and enhance national consciousness and national identity.
In the morning, the group visited the ancient Jiexia Villages of Zhuhai, Fang Yi Temple, as well as architectural clusters which are located in Doumen Town, Nanmen Village with rich overseas Chinese culture, a long history of overseas Chinese houses, abundant resources, unique Southern Song Dynasty royal family heritage and Lingnan style as a whole. This place is an important base for learning and inheriting the culture of overseas Chinese and carrying forward the spirit of overseas Chinese. Teachers and students of the group were immersed in the strong cultural atmosphere and cultivated patriotism as well as enterprising spirit.
In the afternoon, the group went to the Yang Paoan Museum. In the Museum, the group listened carefully and read the life story of Yang Paoan, and deeply felt the revolutionary spirit of the martyrs of the labor movement who were loyal to the Party and had strong faith in the revolution. The group also recollected the red stories of the martyr Yang Paoan who protected faith with his life and actively participated in the revolutionary struggles with courage and dedication, and felt the patriotism and spirit of the revolutionary predecessors who sacrificed themselves in order to pursue the truth and justice and dedicate to the revolutionary cause.
During this study tour of Zhuhai’s history and culture, Macao teachers and students were able to study the famous history and culture of Zhuhai, to understand and experience the essence of the overseas Chinese culture and the red culture, to further deepen their understanding and knowledge of Chinese culture, which expands the influence of China’s history and culture.