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.

 

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.

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“Professional development activities for teaching staff – topics of Chinese, Portuguese and education” by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau and Centre for Chinese History and Culture

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the Macao Base for Primary & Second Education in Humanities & Social Science co-organized the “Professional development activities for teaching staff – topics of Chinese, Portuguese and education” .The target students are primary and secondary school teachers in Macao.

The courses “Training Method and Skills of the Sense of Mandarin” of  Prof. SIO Chio Ieong, who is of Department of Chinese Language and Literature are welcomed by school teachers in Macao.“ Appreciation and Creation of Couplets” of Prof. TANG Keng Pan, who of Department of Chinese Language and Literature. “PLE:O cultural na expressao linguistica e a lingua na expressao cultural” of Prof. AO Sio Heng,  who is of Department of Portuguese. “Definicao e fixacao de padroes e de instrumentos nnormativos na educacao em linguas” of Prof. Jose Fernando Lino Pascoal, who is of Department of Portuguese. In total, there are about 30 students in each class and more than 120 teachers participated in the 11 hours’ courses.

The courses “Training Method and Skills of the Sense of Mandarin” of  Prof. SIO Chio Ieong

“ Appreciation and Creation of Couplets” of Prof. TANG Keng Pan

“Professional development activities for teaching staff – topics of Social Science and Humanities” by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau and Centre for Chinese History and Culture

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the Macao Base for Primary & Second Education in Humanities & Social Science co-organized the “Professional development activities for teaching staff – topics of Social Science and Humanities” from November to December in 2020.The target students are primary and secondary school teachers in Macao.

The courses “Macao’s Native Literature” of Prof. TAM Mei Leng , who is of Department of Chinese Language and Literature .“From Eastern and Western cultural perspective—-the Era of Great Navigation and Food Culture of Macao” of Prof. PANG Hoi Ling, who is of Department of Chinese Language and Literature . “The talk of spirit of Lianfeng”, “Stone Inscribed Poems of Mazu: A Microcosm of Macao’s Modern History” of Prof. TANG Keng Pan, who is of Department of Chinese Language and Literature. “History and Material Culture: Using ‘Things’ as a Lens into the past” of Prof. Mario Cams, who is of Department of History. “Teaching the History of Globalization” of Prof. Joshua Ehrlich , who is of Department of History. In total, there are about 30 students in each class and more than 200 teachers participated in the 14 hours’ courses.

The courses “Macao’s Native Literature” of Prof. TAM Mei Leng

“From Eastern and Western cultural perspective—-the Era of Great Navigation and Food Culture of Macao” of Prof. PANG Hoi Ling

“The talk of spirit of Lianfeng” of Prof. TANG Keng Pan

“Stone Inscribed Poems of Mazu: A Microcosm of Macao’s Modern History” of Prof. TANG Keng Pan