CCHC participated in UM Language and Culture Day kicks off to promote linguistic and cultural diversity

The 3rd UM Language and Culture Day 2021, organized by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) of UM, featured the theme of “Value your own language; Embrace everyone’s cultures” with various cultural and folklore performances and the “International Language and Culture Fair”, as well as language workshops.

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of UM, this signature event of FAH aims at preserving the various mother tongues of the people in Macau, as well as raising students’ awareness about the importance of sustaining linguistic and cultural diversity in the city.

Prof. Billy So, Vice Rector of Student Affairs, Mr. Paul Pang, Dean of Students, Prof. Katrine Wong, Director of CTLE, together with Prof. Xu Jie, Interim Dean of FAH, were among the officiating guests. In his welcoming speech, Prof. Xu highlighted the special role that Macau plays in its transition to a world center of tourism and leisure, emphasizing that such a developmental goal cannot be achieved without linguistic and cultural diversity. Citing renowned Chinese anthropologist and sociologist Fei Hsiao-Tung, Prof. Xu suggested that our world is only beautiful when we treasure others’ values, languages, and cultures.

The event, co-organized by Prof. Joaquim Kuong, Ms. Lisa Lam, and various colleagues of FAH, attracted over 300 UM students and staff, who were impressed by the huge array of multilingual singing, dancing, musical and folklore performances. Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Portuguese, Japanese, and Filipino were among the languages showcased this year. The Centre for Chinese History and Culture has also participated in this event. Aside from the Bamboo Flute Art Performance by the Centre’s postgraduate students, the Centre has arranged a game booth. All the participants enjoyed the booth games, demonstrations of diverse traditional cultures, movie screening, and food stalls. In addition, students had the opportunity to improve their language skills by attending the English Movie Dubbing workshop, and to learn how to read and compose Chinese poetic couplets.  Many participants considered the Language and Culture Day to be a highly significant and meaningful event.

 

The 2021 Plan to Cultivate the Masters of Humanities&Social Science Education finished successfully

To strives to enhance the outstanding qualifications and abilities of school teachers in Macao, the Education and Youth Bureau , the Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the Macao Base for Primary&Second Education in Humanities& Social Science co-organized the “Plan to Cultivate the Masters of Humanities&Social Science Education” during January to February.The target students are school teachers in Macao.

The courses “Macao Drunken Dragon Festival” “Macao Cantonese pinyin system”  of Prof. TAM Mei Leng ,who is of Department of Chinese Language and Literature . “The reveal of Chinese characters at World Heritage Sites in Macao” of Prof. TANG Keng Pan, who is of Department of Chinese Language and Literature . “A  study of Contemporary Chinese Ink painting: The possibilities of The Digital age for Chinese ink art” of Prof.Lampo LEONG,who is of Centre for Arts and Design. “Dynamic vision in language teaching” of Prof.  Jose Fernando Lino Pascoal ,who is of Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre, “Chinese analysis in multi-layer context” of Prof. SIO Chio Ieong, who is of Department of Chinese Language and Literature are welcomed by school teachers in Macao. In total, there are about 30 students in each class and mora than 200 teachers participated in the 14 hours’ courses.

 

 

 

 

 

The Journal”Exploration and Free Views” published the introduction of the International Video Conference on (the cultural self-confidence of Chinese literature) held by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the release of the representative results

Cultural Confidence and Cultural Identity: Observation from the Perspective of Chinese Literature and Language

In 2020, when the domestic epidemic situation was still under tension, we  prepared for a large-scale international video academic seminar in the humanities and academic circles, and set the theme as “Cultural Confidence in Chinese Literature”. Colleagues in the academic circle have their own understanding of this subject, and many people think that the cultural confidence of Chinese literature is not based on speaking out. I agree with this view, but I still insist that there is still a need to say “cultural self-confidence”.

—-Prof. Zhu Shoutong ,The Host of Centre for Chinese History and Culture

For more details ,please refer to the Chinese version:

探索與爭鳴新刊速遞2021第二期(1)第16頁

Macau Chinese Cultural Friendship Association Youth Executives’ Committee visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (04/03/2021)