Forging Red Memory Together: The Study Group of University of Macau learn the Historical and Cultural Heritage of Baise in Guangxi Province

From 30th September to 4th October 2023, the “Guangxi •Baise Red Culture Study exchange trip”, jointly organized by the University of Macau (UM), the Faculty of Arts and Humanities ( FAH) and the Centre for Chinese History and Culture ( CCHC), was carried out successfully. With the great support from the UM, the study group received  warm welcome from the people of Guangxi. There were 29 students and teachers from the postgraduate programme of Chinese History and Culture of the UM, Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities & Social Science Base and Macao Chinese Culture Promotion Ambassadors. The purpose of this study group is to allow Macao teachers and students to go close to the mainland of China, to experience the vastness of the country’s culture, and to strengthen the sense of national awareness and national pride. During the five days, the team toured Baise and Guilin successively, visited the Baise Uprising Memorial Park and Yue Dong Provincial Guild, as well as Elephant Trunk Hill, Longji Terraced Fields and Jingjiang Princes’ Palace, etc., to gain an in-depth understanding of the red culture of Guangxi as well as the characteristics of the local folk culture.

On the National Day, the study group visited the Yue Dong Provincial Guild, which was the command headquarters of the Baise Uprising. The brick and wood structure of the ancient building has the artistic tradition and style of the ancient architecture of the South. Later, they visited the large-scale Baise Uprising Memorial Park, which comprehensively displays the narratives of important figures and events related to the Baise Uprising, including the Baise Uprising Memorial Hall, the You River Ethnic Museum, the Baise Uprising Memorial Monument, the Red Army Bridge, the Nange Pavilion, and the Friendship Garden of the Youths of Guangdong and Guangxi, among other important revolutionary historical and cultural resources. The visit allowed many teachers and students from Macao to deeply understand the difficulty of exploring the revolutionary road with Chinese characteristics, and the excellent qualities of the revolutionary team, such as “Perseverance, seeking truth from facts, relying on the masses, and united struggle “, deeply moved the team and gave rise to a sense of national pride.

On 2nd  October, the team went to the banks of Guilin’s Li River to see the Elephant Trunk Hill spectacle, The Tabo Pagoda of the Pohyonsa Buddhist temple, the Sanhua Rice Aroma, and the Love Island. Later, they explored the historical and cultural landscape of the Song Dynasty Dong Zhen Gate and the Song Dynasty City Wall remains on the north side of Mulong Lake. From the Baise Uprising a hundred years ago to today’s celebration of the National Day in Guilin, through the mists of time and space of more than 90 years and the ancient and modern gap. We can still clearly see the Guangxi this piece of red land on the lasting charms magnificent picture: from becoming a brigade of the Central Red Army to hold on to the right side of the Youjiang for 20 years, the red flag will not fall, the fire will not go extinct, and are always vividly demonstrated the martyrs of the uprising and the heroism of the saints of the past and the spirit of struggle.

On 3rd  October, the team came to Longji in Guilin and visited the World’s Crown of Terraces Longji Terraces and Ping’an Village, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Ping’an Terraces, the Seven Stars Around the Moon, and the Nine Dragons and Five Tigers and so on. During the Golden Autumn Festival, we saw rice ears full of rice like bowing down in salute, just as the people of Guangxi are generally warm and hospitable.

On 4 October, the study group toured one river and four lakes in one day, taking a cruise on the inner section of Guilin’s Li River city, Rong Lake, Gui Lake, Shan Lake and Mulong Lake to see the green mountains and green waters of Guilin. Finally, the team made an in-depth inspection of Duxiu Peak, a 5A National Scenic Area, and the Jingjiang Princes’ Palace. This was the residence of King Zhu Shouqian of Jingjiang, a vassal king of the Ming Dynasty, and is surrounded by one of the best-preserved Ming Dynasty city walls outside the country. The group toured the area, experiencing the Fu and the imperial examinations, travelling through the Ming and Qing dynasties, and seeing the dilapidated walls after the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and restoration of the Ming dynasty and Anti-Japanese War periods. Only the Jingjiang Princes’ Palace under the Duxiu Peak has survived all the ups and downs of the past and has been preserved by the feng shui and Chinese culture trace of the people as the time goes by.

Through this Guangxi-Baise Red Culture Study Group, Macao teachers and students were able to visit the significant history of ancient and modern times, and gained an in-depth understanding and experience of the essence of Guangxi culture, further enhancing their understanding of Guangxi culture. At the same time, this activity also promoted academic exchanges and co-operation between Macao and Mainland cities, promoted Macao’s education and the inheritance and development of local culture, and expanded the influence of Chinese history and culture.

Culture: Nanchang’s Roots and Memories Red Study and Exchanges

From 16th December to 21st December 2023, the Roots – Memories Red Culture Study Activity Red Culture Study Tour commenced, jointly organised by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of the University of Macau (UM) and Nanchang University (NCU). This event is one of the series of activities of the 2nd Festival of Chinese Culture, which is actively supported by the UM and warmly welcomed by the teachers and students of NCU. A total of 11 students and teachers from the UM, including postgraduate students of Chinese History and Culture and Macao Chinese Culture Promotion Ambassadors, participated in the study tour.

The purpose of this study tour is to help the Chinese Culture Promotion Ambassadors establish a positive view of history, country and culture by participating in the red culture study activities, which is led by Prof. SIO Chio Ieong, Director of Academic Research Division of the CCHC. At the same time, the activity aims to build a platform for cultural exchanges between the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao, and to help students of the UM to gain a deeper understanding of the red culture and history of Jiangxi, and to appreciate the charm of the land of Gan Po (Jiangxi). Through exchanges and co-operation, students of Jiangxi and Macao  deepened their understanding of the Greater China region and their sense of responsibility, and built cross-regional friendships in which they jointly explore future development directions and co-operation opportunities.

The project adopted the mode of “6 online lectures + 6 days of on-site research”, leading the teachers and students of the UM to visit 11 places in Jiangxi both online and offline, and to deeply experience the unique charm of Jiangxi. The choice of ELEVEN for the activity is unique, representing the eleven municipalities in Jiangxi, and coinciding with the National Day, which also means Memories. Through the lectures to introduce the representative cultures of the eleven municipalities in Jiangxi, and then through the on-site research, the students were led to understand in-depth the red, green, earth tone and golden cultures of Jiangxi, which awakened the memories of the students and teachers of the Chinese nation and raised their Chinese national identity, and further stimulated their sense of national pride.

During the trip, Nanchang University organised Macao teachers and students to visit Nanchang and Ji’an in Jiangxi Province for field study and practice. These included the Flag Raising Ceremony at Bayi Square, Museum of August 1 Nanchang Uprising, Tengwang Pavilion, Nanchang University Museum of History, Nanchang Relic Museum for Haihun Principality of Han Dynasty and VR Theme Park, as well as on-site study of red culture in the old revolutionary areas such as Jinggangshan. Through practical exchanges, Hong Kong and Macao students gained a deep understanding of the red, green, earth tone and golden cultures of Jiangxi, further strengthened the Chinese cultural identity and Chinese national identity, consolidated  the sense of community for the Chinese nation, and cultivated a sense of nationalism and contemporary responsibility among Macao students.

Chinese spirit – Picture exhibition tour of red ribbon on earth

On December 6, 2021, the activity of ‘Chinese spirit – Picture exhibition tour of red ribbon on earth’ was carried out in Macao Kao Yip Middle School. The exhibition tour was jointly organized by the Macao Association of Chinese Traditional Culture, the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of University of Macau, the Macao Youth Federation, the Macao Confucian Association and the Macao Lotus Times. The activity aims to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the victory of the Long March of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army, to strengthen Macao compatriots, especially the young generation of Macao, to review and understand Chinese history, to carry forward and inherit the great spirit of the Long March, and to enhance Macao teenagers’ sense of belonging and pride of the country.


Recruitment: 1st Chinese History and Culture Promotion Ambassador

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To cultivate enthusiasm for Chinese history and culture and enhance the knowledge of excellent Chinese traditional culture, the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) at the University of Macau is launching the “Chinese History and Culture Promotion Ambassador” training program. This program includes share meetings, symposiums, lectures, seminars, and exchange programs, striving to make students become the backbone force committed to the dissemination of Chinese history and culture. The term of the Promotion Ambassador is two years and is renewable. The CCHC will also recruit new students at the beginning of each academic year to expand the team of promotion ambassadors.

Organizer: The Centre for Chinese History and Culture, University of Macau

※ 計劃目的 Program Purpose
● 提高對中國及澳門歷史的認識
Enhance awareness of the history of China and Macao;
● 提高學生的文化質素
Improve the cultural education of students;
● 傳承優秀中國傳統文化
Inherit Chinese excellent traditional culture;
● 透過成為“中國歷史文化推廣大使”,鞏固愛國愛澳意識
Strengthen patriotism and cultivate affection for Macao by becoming a Chinese History and Culture Promotion Ambassador.

※ 招募對象 Requirements
● 澳門大學的學生(包括本科及研究生)
Students at the University of Macau (including undergraduate and graduate students)
● 對中國歷史文化感興趣
Interested in Chinese history and culture;
● 具有責任感、積極參與、投入度高
Student who are responsible, actively participate, and have a high level of commitment.

※ 成功加入的你將有機會 After joining successfully, you could have the opportunities to:
● 獲得“中國歷史文化推廣大使”委任狀*
Obtain the certificate of ” Chinese History and Culture Promotion Ambassador”;
● 參與中國歷史文化中心舉辦的培訓計劃
Participate in the study organized by the CCHC;
● 參與中國歷史文化中心舉辦交流等活動
Join in exchange and other activities held by the CCHC

UM publishes trilingual comic books to promote Chinese history and culture

Two centres of the University of Macau (UM), namely the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC), and the Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre (CPC), have edited and published the Chinese History and Culture Comic Book Series, a series of books that present traditional Chinese myths, legends, and historical stories in Chinese, English, and Portuguese, with the aim of enhancing the understanding of Chinese culture among young people in Macao and Portuguese-speaking countries. In order to promote the comic books, the CPC visited Zheng Guanying Public School to organise activities, interacting with the students in the form of improvised comedy show, providing more students with the access to traditional Chinese culture, allowing them to know more about ancient myths and legends.

In 2018, the CCHC published two comic books in Portuguese, including Chang’e Flying to the Moon and Nu Wa Mending the Sky. In 2021, the CCHC and the CPC edited and published the Chinese History and Culture Comic Book Series, including Chang’e Flying to the Moon, Nu Wa Mending the Sky, and Jing Wei Filling the Sea, allowing youth from Macao and Portuguese-speaking countries to get to know the fun, wisdom and culture of Chinese ancient myths, to learn about Chinese history and culture, as well as allowing students in Macao to learn Portuguese through these easy to understand comic books.

In addition, the CPC organised a series of activities at Zheng Guanying Public School to promote the comic books. Apart from improvised comedy show, the CPC also invited the third grade students to improvise and illustrate the story of Chang’e Flying to the Moon. The CPC also organised a bilingual contest that revolved around Chinese and foreign myths and legends, traditional Chinese culture, and translation between Chinese and Portuguese words. Participating students say they enjoyed the event thoroughly and could not get enough of it. The principal of Zheng Guanying Public School, Chan Ka Man, pointed out that this activity fits the reading task currently arranged by the school for third grade students. It not only allows students to learn more about ancient myths and stories, but also stimulates students’ interest in reading and cultivates good reading habits.

Both centres are part of the Macao Base for Primary and Secondary Education in Humanities and Social Sciences, which aims to promote the development of humanities and social sciences education in Macao and to nurture young talent through a series of teaching and training programmes, in collaboration with educational institutions and primary and secondary schools in Macao.

The CCHC aims to strengthen the study of Chinese history and culture, to cultivate local talent dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Chinese history and culture, to establish a high-level mechanism for the exchange of Chinese history and culture, to promote Chinese history and culture to the Macao community, especially the youth, and to promote the dissemination and influence of Chinese history and culture in Portuguese-speaking countries and regions, so as to enhance the awareness and understanding of Chinese history and culture in Macao and the international community.

Since its establishment in 2017, the CPC has been committed to developing long-and short-term partnerships with institutions in mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries, establishing links in teacher training, focusing on the training of bilingual talent, conducting research in the areas of Portuguese teaching and Chinese and Portuguese culture, and promoting cross-cultural exchanges between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

Chinese History and Culture Comic Book Series

Improvised comedy show and bilingual quiz conducted in Chinese and Portuguese

Teachers and students of UM and Zheng Guanying Public School

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UM publishes trilingual comic books to promote Chinese history and culture [Communications Office, University of Macau]2021-07-09

Prof. Zhu Shoutong participated in the 2021 Macao HualiHuafu Culture International Forum and delivered a keynote speech

On April 11, 2021, the 2021 Macao HualiHuafu Culture International Forum was held at the Macau Tower. Prof. Zhu Shoutong, the director of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau, participated in it and delivered a keynote speech. Prof.  Zhu spoke highly of the academic planning that combines Chinese clothing with Chinese rituals. He believes that the basic feature of Chinese clothing culture is etiquette ,  and aesthetics is the most important. And the function of keeping warm and cold is not dominant. Therefore, the culture of Chinese clothing is the exquisite epitome of Chinese culture. Brilliantly presented, the tradition of Chinese clothes can see through the elegance of the state of Chinese etiquette.

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 centre 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 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:


CCHC Lecture Series-Sacred Heart Canossian College recently invited Prof. TANG Keng Pan to give a lecture on “Rhythm and Recitation of Metrical Poems” for the students

Through the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the UM, The Sacred Heart Canossian College recently invited Prof. TANG Keng Pan, an emeritus professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of the University of Macau to give a lecture on “Rhythm and Recitation of Metrical Poems” for the students of the school.

For more details ,please refer to the Chinese version:澳門日報鄧景濱進聖心講授格律詩

UM holds “Legend of Paper and Ink: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Celebrities of Calligraphy”

“Legend of Paper and Ink: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Celebrities of Calligraphy” has been recently held by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau, which lasted for six days from 17th to 22nd January 2021. The exhibition is also one of the exhibition series of “Mr. Fu Tianhong’s New Poetry Collection”. There are more than fifty pieces of works displayed in the exhibition, all of which are works from outstanding calligraphers, artists and litterateurs, including Guo Moruo, Lin Sanzhi, Sha Menghai, Fei Xinwo, Zhao Piaochu, Ouyang Zhongshi, Wu Guanzhong, Fan Zeng, Shen Peng, Ya Ming, Ai Qing, Jin Yong, Zang Kejia, Yu Guangzhong, Luo Fu, Mo Yan, Jia Pingwa, etc. The opening ceremony was held in the afternoon on 17th January, and many distinguished guests attended the ceremony and visited the exhibition afterwards. From these great works, viewers have better understood and memorized the lives of the celebrities.